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Tough times for our high streets
10:42am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in Opinion
YET another big High Street name has called in the administrators.
Last week camera chain Jessops took the steps, this week it’s HMV, complete with its iconic logo.
Most shoppers will be saddened by the news. They will remember buying their first vinyl disc, CD or DVD there.
The staff – just like those at Jessops – are knowledgeable about their products and extremely helpful.
But can you remember the last time you actually bought something there?
More and more people are shopping online and looking for bargains.
In Bournemouth town centre it’s been reported that footfall figures were down last month.
Town centre manager Roger Parker told a meeting of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce that “December was something of a disappointment.”
If we want to keep the shopping centres as they are, we should all consider our buying habits before we “click our mouse”.