Twitter users have been urging famous entrepreneurs to save the fading entertainment goliath HMV as it sinks into administration.
One user, @AdeleSaif, called on the Lord Sugar to buy the chain. Another, @leeb3206, called on the Apprentice star to “buy HMV and turn it around”.
Others tried to get the Dragons’ help, with @AnnoraSims tweeting Theo Paphitis, Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden – “anyone want to save HMV? Save the high street? #highhopes”.
@fittoswan @theopaphitis @duncanbannatyne @dragonjones @deborahmeaden anyone want to save HMV? Save the high street? #highhopes
— Annora Sims (@AnnoraSims) January 14, 2013
However, Theo Paphitis cut down the idea of buying HMV, saying: “No HMV not for me, sadly has no reason to exist any more!”
Meanwhile, other users, like @SnorkyO messaged billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates to ask him to donate to save the entertainment chain.
@lord_sugar why not buy hmv and turn it around, small shops that you can download from and still buy dvd’s and stuff
— lee (@leeb3206) January 15, 2013
HMV, which started in 1921 and struggled against the rise of online retailing, will be managed by administrators Deloitte as it attempts to find a buyer for HMV stores.
If everyone on Twitter paid a pound, I wonder if we could save HMV.?? #SaveTheHighstreet
—Tina Ann Smith (@TinaAnnSmith5) January 15, 2013
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