HMV has become the latest casualty on the high street after appointing administrators today, putting 4,350 jobs at risk.
Deloitte is now looking for potential buyers for the music and DVD chain, which has a store in Festival Place, Basingstoke – one of 239 in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Trading in HMV shares has been suspended and shops are no longer accepting gift vouchers or issuing any more. The news comes just a few days after camera chain Jessops went into administration last week, closing all of its stores, including one in The Malls, Basingstoke.
Andy Brown, 33, from Brookvale has vouchers left over from returning an unwanted Christmas present at HMV. He said: “From what I’ve heard, HMV knew this was going to happen for a while, so why didn’t they give their customers some sort of warning to spend their vouchers? Thankfully, mine are not worth too much, but there must be others out there who were given larger quantities at Christmas, which are now going to waste.
"They still have products for sale in store, so why can’t I use my voucher to pay for them?”
Do you work for HMV in Basingstoke or do you have vouchers which can no longer be used?
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