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Old 10-16-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
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Tower Records going out of business

That is so sad that TR is going out of buisness..There is a huge store 5 minutes away from me...now where am I going to get my imports and magazine..I mean I have to travel a lot farther

Well I guess I need to hit those going out of buisness sales !!
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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I read about this a couple of days ago in the paper. I too willl have to travel a lot farther to buy my magazines too.
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:11 PM   #4
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I know it sucks So badly. I went yesterday and bought. Bruce Springsteens latest Album, 2pac (All Eyez on Me Collectors Edition) and the Halo 2 Soundtrack. I plan to go back and buy more. Good Bye Tower. We'll miss you. What about there website, I wonder if that will be shut down too or will they continue to sell online?
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^^^ I was thinking about that too!!! I am going to take advantage of as many sales that I can!! i get paid Friday so I hope to get me lots of stuff...Ehat sucks too is that I no longer have my local Ticket Master
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I thought TW was gone for a long long time...Me and my friend use to go there a lot but it like went out of business...

like 4 years ago...

And it was a huge one too..
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Many of the stores had closed years ago. I guess this is the final nail in the coffin, so to speak
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K-Mart is dead.
Tower Records is dead.
Why won't Wal-Mart die?
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Many of the stores had closed years ago. I guess this is the final nail in the coffin, so to speak
That was when they first declared Bankruptcy. They attributed the loss of business to, yup you guessed it, online downloading of music.
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Why won't Wal-Mart die?
Because they are the ones causing a lot of other businesses to go belly-up. At least that's what places like Toys R Us are saying.
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That was when they first declared Bankruptcy. They attributed the loss of business to, yup you guessed it, online downloading of music.
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That was when they first declared Bankruptcy. They attributed the loss of business to, yup you guessed it, online downloading of music.
I attribute the loss of business to them thinking that people are retarded enough to spend twenty fucking dollars on an album. This is easily the best news in history. Fuck Tower Records.

Just use Amazon, people.

And, you know, save like $15.
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I attribute the loss of business to them thinking that people are retarded enough to spend twenty fucking dollars on an album. This is easily the best news in history. Fuck Tower Records.

Just use Amazon, people.

And, you know, save like $15.
That's a bit harsh...coming from the city where Tower Records was conceived I found Tower to be the ultimate store for all your music needs in the 80's and 90's. Stores like Best Buy, Circuit City and Walmart, which can sell CD's and music for a loss due to profits in their other inventory, killed all the music specialty stores.

Tower Records doesn't sell CD for $17 - $20 because they can, but because that is what the Industry sets the price at and in order to make a profit that's what the company has to sell them at that price. The other stores have come in and undercut them. Don't get me wrong I buy most of my music at Best Buy ( ) so I'm as guilty as anyone for putting Tower out of business.

I will miss the book store (where in 1990 - 91 I spent every weekend looking at import music magazines for information on the new U2 album) and the Import section in Records. I will miss my occasional visits to L.A. and seeing the Tower Records on Sunset (where I bought a copy of U2-3 in 1984!!). I will miss queuing up in line to buy my tickets for various shows. I will just miss this store period.

So go ahead and castigate Tower for trying to stay alive and selling their CDs at $20 or whatever offends you, but understand there is a lot of history behind this store than just that.
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