Former HMV worker opens up 'HVM'

17 July 2013

HVM Tony Cregan used to run Derry's HMV store for more than a decade. These days, he's running a rival record shop called... and he's called it 'HVM'.

Seeing as all HMV stores across Ireland and the UK were shut down earlier in the year, Cregan says that his store was doing a roaring trade. And so, getting 15,000 signatures on a petition to save the shop, he realised that he could fulfill the gap in the market all by himself and set up a replacement shop.

Cregan said: "We thought what is the point calling the new show Local CDs, or whatever, we'll just call it HVM. HMV is gone."

Naturally, HMV bosses weren't impressed and the company is now trading again. They sent a letter from their company's legal team and said that the HVM name was causing confusion and that the "continued presence in the market of your business operating under the name HVM has caused and will continue to cause substantial damage to our client's reputation and goodwill. "

With that, Cregan had an answer. "We just turned the sign upside down, now it's called WAH."

Naturally, this kind of smartarsery has gone down very well with the locals and WAH has found huge support. "People are saying the vibe here is great, it's really friendly", explained Cregan. "I'd love to say that was our intention all along and we're really smart, but that wasn't the plan at all."

21 comments

  • So T.
    "Seeing as all the HMV stores were shut down earlier this year..." Except, they weren't. You fucking Tennant's drinking retard.
  • badger
    Good luck to him, hope it all works out.
  • Yog S.
    'he’s called it ‘HVM’.' although the accompanying photo says WΛ H. So what is it called?
  • chewbaccas d.
    @ yos s read the article u cunt
  • Celebrity S.
    @ chewbaccas dead dad It`s Yog S NOT yos s but seeing as you`re dead it`s all good .
  • Hello S.
    “I’d love to say that was our intention all along and we’re really smart, but that wasn’t the plan at all.” To be sure. To be sure.
  • So T.
    Chewbacca's dad isn't dead though you doss cunt.
  • fibbingarchie
    Once the fuss dies down, this store will be quieter than a nun's fud and Tony Smart Arse will be out of business and appearing at his bankruptcy hearing in no time. Sorry, but the internet is killing physical stores for this kind of stuff.
  • Spencer
    I'm with fibbingarchie here... I give it 18months tops...
  • shiftynifty
    I love this give it to the man story.... fibbingarchie /Spencer...I give your shit postings 18 days...fuckwits
  • I m.
    ^how's that going to work? Are their posts going to explode or something? Away and drink your Tennant's you retard.
  • shiftynifty
    Ah...I see ..... I can't spell Tennants because I'm a fucking moron....oh the irony....carry on with your tennants...fuckwit
  • what?
    Carry on with your tennants....? A flatshare based 80's comedy movie starring Sid James, Barbara Windsor and Robin Askwith? What a bawdy romp!
  • shiftynifty
    carry on with your tennants fuckwits...... would be good
  • spyro
    Wicked. Flex wit da 'erb.
  • fibbingarchie
    @ shiftynifty Giving it to the man, as you call it, doesn't necessarily pay the bills. You probably work there, and you'll be out of a job soon enough boyo. Best start looking for something else, and here's a tip; avoid high street retailers!
  • So T.
    @shaftytafty You don't get it, do you? I'm a moron because I can't spell Tennant's. If I said that I was a moron because I couldn't spell Tennent's then that would be ridiculous, as I obviously could. You fucking retarded Tennant's drinking moron you.
  • Big M.
    Why does everyone have to be so negative? Why can't the man make a go of it and earn loads of money? Oh hang on, yeah, now I've remembered why. 18 months tops. Absolute tops.
  • shiftynifty
    Carry on with your tennants fuckwits ...fibbingarchie oh is the clothes folding getting you down in primark...tsk
  • Spencer
    Sometimes I despair at this website.... It's like a massive dysfunctional family of pikeys arguing over who set fire to Mary's wig while in primark,
  • TeddyEdward
    Hail to the Mighty Wah!

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