Virgin Megastore

★★★★☆
  • 52 E 14th Street

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-674-6185

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I love going to this store because theyhave such a huge selection of music and I am always captivated at the size of the store. I always go here to get the latest CD or video.

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I love going to this store because theyhave such a huge selection of music and I am always captivated at the size of the store. I always go here to get the latest CD or video.

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I really enjoyed going here when I was visiting New York City. My friends and I had a blast just looking around. The prices are high, but we went more for the atmosphere. I guess if you live in the city, you wouldn't really want to go that much, but if you're a tourist, it's a fun place to stop by. We really enjoyed it!

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I really enjoyed going here when I was visiting New York City. My friends and I had a blast just looking around. The prices are high, but we went more for the atmosphere. I guess if you live in the city, you wouldn't really want to go that much, but if you're a tourist, it's a fun place to stop by. We really enjoyed it!

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If you are ever meeting someone in Union Square tell them you'll meet them in the Virgin Megastore. If one perosn is running late, it is a great place to peruse the shelves and shelves of interstin books, cds, and dvds whiole you wait. An added bonus is that they are well air-conditioned and play great music!

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If you are ever meeting someone in Union Square tell them you'll meet them in the Virgin Megastore. If one perosn is running late, it is a great place to peruse the shelves and shelves of interstin books, cds, and dvds whiole you wait. An added bonus is that they are well air-conditioned and play great music!

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and even then you can probably find it online for less. They really do know how to markup a cd, especially since they closed all their sister HMV stores in Manhattan (HMV and Virgin are both owned by Thorn-EMI) They do have a good selection, but with average list prices of new single album CD's at 18.99... although I will give this credit to them, when they have a sale, they can be quite good, like their 'Global Underground' label sale with everything normally 21.99 at $10 (not bad)

PROS: Large selection, Good Dance/Electronica/House selection
CONS: HIGH list Prices, Employees are WAY overworked (give them a break!)

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★★★☆☆

and even then you can probably find it online for less. They really do know how to markup a cd, especially since they closed all their sister HMV stores in Manhattan (HMV and Virgin are both owned by Thorn-EMI) They do have a good selection, but with average list prices of new single album CD's at 18.99... although I will give this credit to them, when they have a sale, they can be quite good, like their 'Global Underground' label sale with everything normally 21.99 at $10 (not bad)

PROS: Large selection, Good Dance/Electronica/House selection
CONS: HIGH list Prices, Employees are WAY overworked (give them a break!)

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Virgin Megastore has a great marketing engine behind it. It has a great location, right on the corner of Broadway - one of the most famous streets in New York, and Union Square - one of the largest public transportation hubs in the city. It's huge, well staffed with polite and knowledgeable employees, combines music, movies and books under the same roof, and has a gigantic selection that can put to shame any other store. But what good does all this do if the prices are ridiculous?

The bookstore part of the store is great - and in fact, that's the only section that I even use anymore. New books cost the same almost anywhere, and this place does have a superior selection. There's also a big magazine rack that offers many of the magazines that are hard to find in other bookstores.

But the music and movie sections of the store are completely overpriced. A CD that you can find in other places for around $15 will cost $18 here, or sometimes even more. The only time the store with its high prices seems tempting is when the CD is hard to find - but even then, 9 times out of 10 you can find it much cheaper on the internet. If you can't wait to get the thing in the mail, I guess going to Virgin is justified. But in all other cases, you'll be better off almost anywhere else.

PROS: Huge selection, has books, movies and music under the same roof
CONS: Music and movies are grossly overpriced

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★★☆☆☆

Virgin Megastore has a great marketing engine behind it. It has a great location, right on the corner of Broadway - one of the most famous streets in New York, and Union Square - one of the largest public transportation hubs in the city. It's huge, well staffed with polite and knowledgeable employees, combines music, movies and books under the same roof, and has a gigantic selection that can put to shame any other store. But what good does all this do if the prices are ridiculous?

The bookstore part of the store is great - and in fact, that's the only section that I even use anymore. New books cost the same almost anywhere, and this place does have a superior selection. There's also a big magazine rack that offers many of the magazines that are hard to find in other bookstores.

But the music and movie sections of the store are completely overpriced. A CD that you can find in other places for around $15 will cost $18 here, or sometimes even more. The only time the store with its high prices seems tempting is when the CD is hard to find - but even then, 9 times out of 10 you can find it much cheaper on the internet. If you can't wait to get the thing in the mail, I guess going to Virgin is justified. But in all other cases, you'll be better off almost anywhere else.

PROS: Huge selection, has books, movies and music under the same roof
CONS: Music and movies are grossly overpriced

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