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Fopp closes all its stores
mixtape
nmg

Nooooooooo!

Where will I get my impulse-buying-of-cheap-CDs fix now?


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I KNOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!

Hey we really need to meet up. Not around or Friday drinks today. How about lunch next week, Mon or Tues?

Monday would be good. What time?

12.30?
How about the Stile for a change??

That explains why they weren't able to take my credit card and why they were just randomly price-reducing things while I took them off shelves on Saturday. I think I bought four CDs and two DVDs for about £30.

If the company really can't pay its employees is there some statutory cover for that? Or do they just lose out on a month's pay. Seems like the sort of thing you'd know.

Reasonably Sound
Condescending link to the first hit from google.

Since they aren't four months behind on pay they won't even be preferred creditors. This puts me in mind of when Claims Direct Realised its Karma closed down, and the employees simply turned up and looted the offices.

But they can apply to the DTI for statutory redundancy pay, which is a far better deal than a lot of pension contributors got.

As for impulse buying of CDs? Well the market in SUSU will reopen this autumn... and I hate to say it but I found a lot of discs cheaper at HMV.

post mortem conducted elsewhere

As for impulse buying of CDs? Well the market in SUSU will reopen this autumn... and I hate to say it but I found a lot of discs cheaper at HMV.

The market in SUSU is pretty poor, both that for CDs and that for books (especially that for books).

Oh, that explains all the weird opening and closing this last week. That's a disaster, though. I liked succumbing to that particular lunchtime temptation...

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The Bath Fopp was one of the better ones. Southampton has two branches of Fopp, neither of which are very good.

I'll miss the odd stuff that the Bath Fopp stocked; the sort of stuff that you don't know you need until you see it (like a CD of songs about nuclear war from the 1950s-1960s, for example).

A very sad day. We have been donating money to them (for shiny disks) since they opened their first southern store (about ten years ago?), a tiny shop in Leamington which you soon could not get into on a Saturday afternoon due to the number of people. Will be very much missed as nothing is comparable.

Indeed, dammit. I was going to pop in on Monday and see if they had the Indelicates' latest single, too. I didn't know about this until I walked up Park Street and noticed they were closed this afternoon (with suspicious "cash only" signs in the window) and then accidentally tripped over the story while browsing later.

Arse. They were good, they were.

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