Oh, Monseur le Fopp, you are really spoiling us...

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It's usually not worth it.

this.

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

three weeks pass...

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

two months pass...

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 (two 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 (two 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 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

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

one year passes...

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

five months pass...

End of a landmark

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47130390

the article don, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:23 (six months ago) link

Anyone clocked if the Oxford branch is open/has been saved?

djh, Monday, 11 February 2019 19:43 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

(Oh, it's still closed).

djh, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:02 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

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 (four months ago) link

Yes

steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 30 March 2019 17:17 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four months ago) link

I walked past the Oxford Street HMV yesterday, no stock in the shop.

Mark G, Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:46 (four months ago) link

HMV Westfield has reopened as of today.

Jeff W, Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:05 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

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