FYI: A thread – from a while back - that some might find contains interesting observations, advice and so on. Certainly worth dipping in and out of if you have only a few minutes to spare.
Neil / editor in chief
“I hesitated using the title of the thread in case i became responsible for killing a AOS member after they laugh so hard they have a heart attack. If the title doesnt induce cardiac infraction maybe the content will, but here goes.I work as a retail manager for a London store and things are bad at the moment. The store has only been open 9 months but i think i need a back up plan and im wondering if there is any such thing as Hi Fi retail left in the country.
My own observations are as follows. Sevenoaks hi fi . These poor guys dont look very happy and the fact the Croyden branch, which i used many times, is now a Tesco express may have something to do with it. Richer sounds. Ok, not much Hi Fi but these guys seem to never leave and always look very chipper. Local independents. Do you have experience in the trade sir? Erm no.
Any insights into the trade from those members in the know would be very welcome and if i have inadvertently offended anyone i humbly ask them for forgiveness.”
As you'd expect, opinions vary. Hardly Mensa quality of debate, but interesting in parts.