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Community Level 6mikeydred

mikeydred

Virgin on the Ridiculous

AdvantagesBig

DisadvantagesNot Clever or Good Value

"...in the above publications for Virgin Mail Order, so it was possible to get decent imported music , cheaply. Branson seemed to have a love of music, and helped the fans get decent new music at reasonable prices. Then came the shops and record label, I can't remember which came first. The record label caused a commotion because the initial adverts carried a photograph of a pregnant naked girl. Also to coincide with the initial releases they said ..." Read review
30.04.2001

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Community Level 3jessiespano

jessiespano

Not so virginal in the consumer market

Advantagesfriendly atmosphere, great selection

Disadvantagessome over-priced goods

"...not sing the praises of Virgin Records enough, yes it is certainly possible to find CDs at much cheaper prices in smaller and more independent records, this is a dictum which is certainly hard to challenge, however these independent stores do not often have what you are looking for, as opposed to Virgin who will simply search their extensive and expanding database in order to find and obtain the album or single that you are looking for. Not only are ..." Read review
15.10.2001

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Community Level 3hugon

hugon

Brilliant for browsing

AdvantagesPlenty of stock, great in store radio

DisadvantagesToo expensive

"...have on offer. All the Virgin stores I have been in to date have been very spacious and clean, and it is very relaxing to simply dander around at your leisure. All the stores I have been in have a "futurist" look to them, with metal fittings and panels all over the place, and huge plate glass windows at the front of the store. The local Virgin Megastore to me (Belfast) was recently revamped to make it even more spacious. I don't quite know how ..." Read review
08.05.2001

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Community Level 4headgardener

headgardener

Virgin mega friendly

AdvantagesExcellent service

DisadvantagesBit pricey

"A large retail chain store for music and video. Also selling computer and console games, they stock a large variety to suit all tastes. Owned by the entrepreneur Richard Branson, this chain of popular store is popping up in many large towns and cities. As a consumer that very rarely ventures into Plymouth city centre, today I did the impossible, I not only went to town, I took my toddler with me. Imagine the sight, a frazzled mum with an ..." Read review
06.03.2001

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ZAVVI!! Does that mean 'Insultingly Expensive'?

AdvantagesIt's not called Virgin Megastores anymore.

DisadvantagesEverything; people will write country music about how bad this shop is.

"There are a lot of things that can be said about a store that sells items 'above' the recommended retail price. Many of them being unsuitable for young ears and would probably warrant a washing my mouth out with copious amounts of soap; but for the purposes of this review I shall try to keep things both clean and objective. -Shop- The first thing I noticed as I entered the store is that it is quite dark and most of its theme is based on black ..." Read review
11.07.2008

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Community Level 6emu128

emu128

GREAT SELECTION BUT NOT SO GOOD PRICES

AdvantagesGood large stores with great variety

DisadvantagesVery expensive

"Virgin stores are reaally good and useful for music of ALL kinds. The stores also sell video's, DVD's, game consoles and games for PC's and game consoles. They also sell their own makes of mobile phones. The store which has many many branches spread across the whole of our country are all very interesting to visit. Unlike many music stores you visit, VIRGIN sells lots of different styles of music, as well as the hip hop dance, garage and R&B chart ..." Read review
20.03.2001

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Community Level 2Christoph666

Christoph666

Virgin Megastore

AdvantagesGood Location

DisadvantagesSpending Money

"Watford Virgin Megastore Situated within the architectural brilliance of the Harlequin shopping centre, the Virgin megastore stands out as a well known, quality music store amongst Watford shoppers. From the outside this store looks very compact but, upon entering, it becomes clearly apparent how big the store actually is. The megastore has three levels. Each level concentrates on a specific form of product. For instance on the ground floor the ..." Read review
22.07.2001

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Community Level 6Manx

Manx

Virgin on the best

AdvantagesBig, nice, cosy and often well laid out.

DisadvantagesMore costly than the small, local retailers.

"Virgin Megastores are, I feel, unquestionably the best store for the average man, woman or teenager who might walk in off the street. Is any one of us really “ average ” though? No, probably not. This does not rule out a visit to Virgin though and therein lies the strength of the Megastores. Virgin is just about able to cater to the more obscure tastes we are likely to have while being more than able to push out pop to the money-bag teenyboppers ..." Read review
28.11.2000

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

Best of a bad bunch

AdvantagesRELATIVELY wide choice

DisadvantagesStill not good enough

"...the crowd and that's the Virgin Megastore. It still mimics the bland stereotyping of the rest rather too much for my liking but at least in general they've got some variety and choice to their bow. It just makes me feel so much more like spending my dosh than the totally twee and naff HMV chain. Lawdy, lawdy, it's a pain having to narrow your tastes and compromise your ideals. There are some indie shops in Preston, near where I live, so it's not ..." Read review
17.04.2001

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Community Level 6teacherofh...

teacherofhooch

Still a virgin in the sales department.

Advantagespoor service

DisadvantagesRude managers.

"...details and went to a Virgin Mega store where she promptly ordered it and paid the £11. She knew this present would be a very welcoming present for me and one which would give me endless hours of pleasure. We all know what teenagers are like and when she came home she put the receipt on top of the book case. Unfortunately my husband is in the habit of burning everything with writing on – (So that Big Brother cannot learn about our lives! – That ..." Read review
17.02.2005

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Community Level 6BJEEE

BJEEE

Virgins

AdvantagesBiggest selection you'll find

DisadvantagesOverpriced imports

"When walking in to any Virgin Megastore for the first time, I don't think there's any way in which you won't be blown away by the shear size of it. My (fairly) local store has 2 huge floors. The top floor really is HUGE (shame the text doesn't go bigger). It seriously is probably not far off being 100m long (and 20 wide). Downsatirs is also very large when compared to any similar type shops. They sell everything you'd want here. Their big seller ..." Read review
22.12.2000

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Community Level 1PAULC29

PAULC29

Virgin on extortion

AdvantagesGood radio, wide range of stock

DisadvantagesOverpriced, staff generally un helpful.

"...HMV? To be honest, i think virgin as a store is vastly overrated. Whilst it does have a very good range in Books, Videos, DVDs, Computer games and CDs, it seems that every item is overpriced. Take CD albums for instance, the standard price for a new release is around £12.99 in stores such as HMV, but in Virgin i can guarantee that it is at least one pound more. I know, a pound is petty, but why should you have to pay more and if you save a ..." Read review
08.05.2001

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Community Level 7jonwhite

jonwhite

No Value for money

AdvantagesGood range of titles

DisadvantagesPricey, long waits

"My experience of the Virgin Megastores is that they don't provide very good value for money. I always shop around when buying things and have always found items cheaper elsewhere. On the plus side they do stock a vast range of audio and video products and computer games and you will usually find what you are looking for. If you don't find what you want they will order it for you but the wait can often be several weeks. From time to time they ..." Read review
10.11.2000

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Community Level 7tabyorky

tabyorky

Virgin Megastores

Advantageswide range of choice

Disadvantagesquite expensive

"Virgin megastores sell music, video's, dvd's, games, mobile phones, accesories and many more things as well. Virgin sells all types of music including pop, chart, rock, dance, indie, garage, r n b and more. There is a wide choice of type of music to choose from. They also sell their own brand name of mobile phones, which are very popular as i've seen quite a few people buy them. You can get to listen to music in the store on headphones, ..." Read review
28.08.2001

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Community Level 2cl_appleton

cl_appleton

Mega price

Advantagesgood customer service

Disadvantagesexpensive

"...still shop at stores like Virgin Megastores. Yes, the offer a 10% student Discount, but the prices are so much cheaper on the internet. I like dance music, particularly the Global Underground series, and Virgin do not tend to cater for dance music well at all, unless it is in the charts. I understand that they have to cater for the majority, but there are plenty of CDs that I do not think are considered to be popular by a long shot. The last time ..." Read review
13.01.2001

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