AFTER news of HMV calling in the administrators today we asked for your reactions.

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You responded on social media sites Facebook and Twitter and here are your reactions.

On Twitter GlassBox Media told us: “A difficult one. Is it the rise of online shopping or iTunes. It’s sad to see close but are we to fault with shopping online?”

Dave Love told us: “#HMV collapse predictable - shops can’t compete with online sales & downloads. HMV online is often more expensive than competitors.”

Dom Castle asked “Maybe an opportunity for the niche independents to get a toe-hold back in the High Street?”

On Facebook Tony Strowger jewellers said: “So so sad. It is tough out there.”

Steffan Janzen told us: “Jesus christ HMV, COMET, COOP, CLINTON CARDS gone in ipswich town centre and many small businesses like me too are almost finished.”

Sharon Hawes said: “Bury is looking bare already :-((((”

FolkEast Ltd added: “Such a shame. Lovely to browse in a shop! We must try to keep using our local shops etc. Once they’re gone, they’re gone :(”

There are HMV stores in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester. Tell us how you feel about this news in the comments below.

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