THe problem is part HMV's (i.e. in-store prices are higher than even HMV's online price) and part the fact that physical sales are falling. The HMV's near us (Sheffield city centre and Meadowhell) were both packed at Christmas. Why? Firstly, some people didn't trust the online sellers to actually get orders out in time for Christmas! Secondly. some people will always want a physical copy that they can buy there and then. How many bricks and mortar stores those people can support is obviously less than we have at the moment, but I doubt it will lead to the eradication of all brick and mortar stores.