I had a voucher for HMV on my birthday, so went into town at lunch time to purchase a CD. I'm amazed they do any business !!
In terms of music, the selection was absolutely woeful. I decided on a couple of fairly mainstream albums before going, one of which they didn't have in stock. The other was for sale at about twice the price I can get it from Amazon.
The only time i go into record shops now is to spend any vouchers I receive, and I don't see the situation improving.
What's it like where you are ??