Appetite to buy CDs and DVDs on High Street remains

Despite HMV's financial woes, a straw poll of Twitter users appears there is still an appetite for a place where customers can physically browse CDs and DVDs.

Responding to ITV News Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg's question if people still shopped in HMV rather than bought online, people replied:

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@itvlaurak Sometimes it's just nice to browse in a real place. Instant gratification (no waiting on the post).

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@itvlaurak combination of convenience and price - would rather buy digital copy, but HMV's DVDs are cheaper!

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@itvlaurak occasionally when home as i have an old car with a CD player. Nice to have new songs. Otherwise it's all iTunes.

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