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    Posted: October 13 2006 at 22:26
The Tower Records near me is going out of business. I am wondering if this is true of the whole chain or just the one in my location? While I still had to go online if I wanted something obscure, Tower records definatly had a good selection from almost all the well and fairly well known Prog and Metal bands. Sad to see them go, at least I was able to pick up a Hawkwind - Stonehenge Free Festival  1984 and Ozric Tentacles Pongmasters Ball dvd for cheap in their going out of business sale.

Edited by Minimalist777 - October 13 2006 at 22:26
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2006 at 22:30
That *would* be too bad-- good for DVDs, too, and just browsing. It's possible that Borders, Virgin,etc. are pushing them out. Haven't noticed my local ones disappearing luckily...
    
    

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2006 at 22:33
They all are closing as far as I know. We don't have any of them here, but I read about it on RYM.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2006 at 04:50
They disappeared in the UK a few years ago. To me, they seemed to take their eye off the ball, and forgot to move with the times.
 
Pity, when they arrived they were a breath of fresh air.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2006 at 08:47
The entire chain is done for.
 
 
BRUTAL.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2006 at 17:09
I visited one of the locations that was closing last week, the CD's and DVD's were 10% off. I worked for a record store chain that went bankrupt and closed almost all of their stores a few years ago. During the liquidation we went all they way to 90% off, we even sold the fixtures, TV's and Stereo equipment.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2006 at 18:08
ShockedCry
I thought that was just one...CryCryCryCry
 
We had two locations here and they were so convinientCryCry
 
What happpened?Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2006 at 18:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 05:07
here in sSngapore Tower opened w a big bang in 1993 and even had a second store by late 90s.........they were the first international record megastore in Singapore, followed by HMV and Borders.
 
They were really imot in making available lotsa new exciting musicks to us but as time went by i think they just lost the plot and were stocking really bad rubbish.....
 
v sad......they're all gone now......the ones in Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan are all gone too!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 22:26
Havn't seen any down in NZ for years.



  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2006 at 23:05
although i'm sad to see the one in my area closing, i was still a little disappointed to see their 'going out of business sale' was only 10% off cds and dvds.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2006 at 23:18
who cares?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2006 at 23:19
Originally posted by king of Siam king of Siam wrote:

who cares?
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Market wins, and it takes no prisoners


W00t. Big smile

They did have a good selection, but the prices are too high. I'm glad to see them go.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2006 at 23:23
amoeba is where it's at.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2006 at 23:31
^never been
and I know exctly where its at(the store, not the state of mind)


Edited by king of Siam - October 16 2006 at 23:54
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2006 at 23:38
Originally posted by mina mina wrote:

amoeba is where it's at.

This is true.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2006 at 01:26
Originally posted by Cygnus X-2 Cygnus X-2 wrote:


Originally posted by mina mina wrote:

amoeba is where it's at.
This is true.

    

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2006 at 01:39

Oh yeah. Oldish news. Finally did get my Cream Live II though...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2006 at 01:48

    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2006 at 03:25
I won't miss it, I went by the local one and after their "sale" price most of their stuff was at least twice what I would normally pay.
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