To be honest, I am surprised that HMV is still around. I honestly thought it would have lost out to Amazon and Play months, if not, years ago. But, still, it is standing. For some reason, I really don't like this HMV store. Maybe it is because it is hard to find things in the identical rows of DVDs and CDs. Or, maybe, it is because my boyfriend always drags me to the DVD section. Where he spends hours debating between one obscure DVD and another; or pricing up the box set collections. I think maybe HMV would benefit from a nice seating area for trailing girlfriends, spouses etc. So, we are not stuck in a row of DVDs. Bored and listless, staring out the whole outdated decor and layout of the place. While, secretly hoping that no one asks you to move out of the way.
HMV Oxford Circus
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Beating off stiff competition from the now defunct Zavvi and the troubled Fopp, HMV has survived (since 1921) to sell another CD. Diversifying has helped, the store now offering a typical array of CDs, vinyl, DVDs, computer games, gadgets and memorabilia. The 50,000 square foot flagship shop at 150 Oxford Street is the best bet for entertainment fans willing to get lost for a few hours, while a more manageable outlet can be found down the road at 360 Oxford Street.