Thesedays, if I happen to be in London I usually drop in but I end up having to force myself to buy a couple of £5 CDs or books, mainly because I won't be in for the forseeable. It's usually not worth it.
― Mark G, Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:00 (three years ago) link
It's usually not worth it.
its just standard catalogue stuff now, nothing of interest i.e. i miss the randomness of their offers before.
― mark e, Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:40 (three years ago) link
The downstairs at Fopp in Glasgow Union St has removed a lot of DVD/blu racks to make way for the vinyls - I guess that's where the money is. They still occasionally have a cheap DVD label sale - Arrow, Artificial Eye, BFI, Masters of Cinema etc - and I enjoyed some of those jazz/soul/funk Japanese import CDs they were punting out at £3 a pop.
Their remainder books are the best and cheapest in Glasgow (as opposed to The Works, admittedly) and still throw up the odd bargain.
― Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 21 July 2016 19:15 (three years ago) link
same in bristol .. lots more space dedicated to £20+ represses of generic catalogue stuff.
― mark e, Thursday, 21 July 2016 19:37 (three years ago) link
I thought it was still ok at Xmas, even wished I'd had more money on me and had more time to spend in there.So is this a development since then?That'd be the Cambridge Circus branch so are they all bad?
― Stevolende, Thursday, 21 July 2016 20:38 (three years ago) link
Glasgow Union St Fopp - Decca/DG 20th Century composer CD series at £3 a pop (£4 for doubles) - I picked up Xenakis, Cage (played by John Tilbury), Carter and Reich - they didn't have the Stockhausen one, but might go back for some of the others
― Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:59 (three years ago) link
Thanks for the tip, I've just cleaned out the Covent Garden branch.
― Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 August 2016 15:32 (three years ago) link
Is the Covent Garden shop otherwise naff now?JUst was surprised to hear it had gone downhill by last month.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:28 (three years ago) link
Are any of them any good?
― Mark G, Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:34 (three years ago) link
I only get to visit about once a year and have found a lot of decent stuff over the years.Still had a lot of things i would have picked up had i had the money back in january.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:48 (three years ago) link
Lots of Shameless and Arrow DVDs for £3 and a few of the excellent Arrow Blu-Rays for £6 in the Halloween sale.
― Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Monday, 31 October 2016 20:55 (three years ago) link
Also lots of BFI DVDs and Blu-Rays cheaper than on Amazon
― Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 11:51 (three years ago) link
oh cool - those arrow blu-ray packages are great, i'll need to nip down to fopp and see if i can pick up a few i haven't already snagged
― yokohama fuckdolphin (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 11:56 (three years ago) link
Back to the original statement..
I have to say, that "Close to the noise floor" looks like an excellent compilation, and eBay has it for £22 or thereabouts, but I have one massive backlog, so if I saw it in fopp for a tenner, then yeah. Otherwise, I can wait..
― Mark G, Monday, 17 April 2017 12:34 (two years ago) link
Was gonna say (well, I did but it didn't save)
I did make it to Fopp in Covgrdn last week, drove right in and parked nearby (just to show I still got it)..
I got the bfi remaster of Psychomania, you may have seen the thread revive recently (UNDEAD THREAD!! .. ahem)
Anyhow, the price ticket was "£12, or two for £25". How does that work?
― Mark G, Monday, 17 April 2017 20:23 (two years ago) link
Shin Godzilla (2016 Japanese reboot) on DVD for a fiver (2 DVDs, Japanese and English versions, not sure how different they are beyond the audio)
Lady Snowblood for £6, 2 films in both DVD and Blu-ray formats.
(Saved me about 4 quid over Amazon prices)
― koogs, Friday, 17 August 2018 21:20 (one year ago) link
End of a landmark
― the article don, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:23 (eleven months ago) link
― Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 11 February 2019 19:23 (eleven months ago) link
Anyone clocked if the Oxford branch is open/has been saved?
― djh, Monday, 11 February 2019 19:43 (eleven months ago) link
(Oh, it's still closed).
― djh, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:02 (ten months ago) link
Is something happening to Fopp/HMV? I've been in recently twice and there was like 5 new releases they didn't have which are definitely out now. Like Arrow, Second Run, 88 Films stuff that they usually get. Have some labels said theyre not really benefitting from stores anymore. Feels ominous to me.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 30 March 2019 12:54 (nine months ago) link
― steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 30 March 2019 17:17 (nine months ago) link
I should have mentioned I've heard about the many store closures but it seems like there might be extra troubles when they seem to not be getting some new releases you could normally rely on.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 30 March 2019 17:55 (nine months ago) link
The store closures are due to massive financial troubles. Lack of money, credit and staff can affect a shop's ability to order new stock.
― steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 30 March 2019 18:20 (nine months ago) link
They weren't getting any new stock while they were between owners. And now I think their new owner is generally more invested in vinyl than blu-ray or DVD or CD. Shame they never seem to have sales on Indicator product, or Eureka/MOC.
― Ward Fowler, Saturday, 30 March 2019 22:30 (nine months ago) link
Westfield branch of HMV has been left exactly as it was when it closed the day before HMV went into administration. All the stock is still sitting there on the shop floor and there are screens still on at the back, some playing videos. So weird. It’s possible the new owners are negotiating with the landlord so they can reopen the branch at some point, but dudes: mind that electricity bill.
― Jeff W, Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:46 (nine months ago) link
I walked past the Oxford Street HMV yesterday, no stock in the shop.
― Mark G, Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:46 (nine months ago) link
HMV Westfield has reopened as of today.
― Jeff W, Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:05 (nine months ago) link
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:53 (six months ago) link
Shame they never seem to have sales on Indicator product, or Eureka/MOC.
― Ward Fowler, Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:30 PM
There's still a wall of Indicator but they seem to be completely finished with Eureka. Which is a shame because I think Eureka are doing all the best stuff these days.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 25 October 2019 13:34 (two months ago) link