Okay, I am guilty as charged.
I played a part in the demise of HMV.
Oh and Blockbuster too.
There, I confess.
I am wracked with guilt but that won’t help the people who face being unemployed.
But I have to admit, I turn to the internet if I want to buy a CD or DVD, it’sjust to easy to become part of the click and buy society.
We should all be hanging our heads in shame.
I feel particularly guilty as I used to work in a record shop, I should have done my best to support it.
I worked in Our Price in Kilmarnock for five years and have to admit it was one of the best jobs I ever had.
We got paid to listen to music and I loved it, such happy days.
Sadly, that chain folded too and that broke my heart at the time.
It was then I started ordering CDs on-line.
It amazed me that I could order an import CD and it would arrive at my door – what chance did the record shops stand against a service like that.
I have to say the same is about book shops.
Look at Borders in Glasgow, I could literally spend a day in that shop looking at the books and magazines, the stationery and the CDs.
But it closed its doors too.
Again, it must be the rise in on-line shopping hitting the High Street again.
I have to say I miss picking up a CD, examining the sleeve before I buy it.
The other Saturday I was in HMV in Glasgow and was amazed at how cheap the CDs and DVDs were, I began to think they were in trouble.