Tough times for our high streets

Bournemouth Echo: Tough times for our high streets Tough times for our high streets

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”.

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10:56am Wed 16 Jan 13

mmmmmmm says...

Tough times for our vulnerable road users too.

No pearls of wisdom from the echo team about how to avoid that.
Tough times for our vulnerable road users too. No pearls of wisdom from the echo team about how to avoid that. mmmmmmm

12:12pm Wed 16 Jan 13

FNS-man says...

Indeed: people dying on the roads each day, but apparently the important thing is that a few shops are closing.
Indeed: people dying on the roads each day, but apparently the important thing is that a few shops are closing. FNS-man

12:34pm Wed 16 Jan 13

jeebuscripes says...

Why would anyone want to keep the shopping centres as they are?

Have you seen them?

McDonalds wrappers, chuggers, boarded up premises, tramps, teenagers pushing prams smoking cigarettes, uninformed and unmotivated staff, poor product selections, the general public....
Why would anyone want to keep the shopping centres as they are? Have you seen them? McDonalds wrappers, chuggers, boarded up premises, tramps, teenagers pushing prams smoking cigarettes, uninformed and unmotivated staff, poor product selections, the general public.... jeebuscripes

4:11pm Wed 16 Jan 13

rusty james says...

'But can you remember the last time you actually bought something there? '

Yes. I got two cd's yesterday, 'The Colour of Spring', and 'Spirit of Eden' by Talk Talk. Last week I bought White Denim's debut album for £3, and a few days before I got series 5&6 of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'.
All of these, though in the sale, could've been bought cheaper from the online tax dodger store if I'd known I wanted them, but I didn't. I was browsing the racks and came across them. I'll miss that.
'But can you remember the last time you actually bought something there? ' Yes. I got two cd's yesterday, 'The Colour of Spring', and 'Spirit of Eden' by Talk Talk. Last week I bought White Denim's debut album for £3, and a few days before I got series 5&6 of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. All of these, though in the sale, could've been bought cheaper from the online tax dodger store if I'd known I wanted them, but I didn't. I was browsing the racks and came across them. I'll miss that. rusty james

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