Dinosaur shops

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While it is very sad for employees of Jessops and HMV to lose their jobs at this time of year, the loss of these retail outlets really needs to be put into perspective.

If internet traders can 
supply goods cheaper and more conveniently than town centre shops (with all their parking problems 
deliberately engineered by local councils), then these 
dinosaur enterprises will 
inevitably become extinct.

Perhaps if HMV had not 
alienated customers like myself by stopping stocking its traditional 78s, I might have been persuaded to continue shopping there.

As it is, my needs are now more than adequately catered for online.

John Eoin Douglas