Best Buy to Stop Selling CDs

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  1. LibidoLoca

    LibidoLoca Sensually Delicious

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    https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16973538/bestbuy-target-cd-sales-vinyl-cassette

     
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  2. Sithborg

    Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    Wait, cassettes are making a comeback?
     
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  3. MessiahDecoy123

    MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Gotta get rid of all the formats that are easy to resell or pass down.
     
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  4. Tacit Ronin

    Tacit Ronin Well-Known Member

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    The end of a ******* era.
     
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  5. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    In much the same sense that vinyl has. It's a niche market that has its followers who insist music sounds better on it but are otherwise a small minority.
     
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  6. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014 Champion

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    When are DVDs/Blu Rays next? :csad:
     
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  7. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs

    DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs Well-Known Member

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    They still sold CDs? Everyone is digital now for music. I don't even bother enabling downloads on mixes for Soundcloud anymore because folks just stream.
     
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  8. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Yeah, I was really surprised to see some cassette players advertised a little while back. Think I might just wipe the dust off my old tape boxes :yay:
     
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  9. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Cassettes? It's reel-to-reel spool tapes you want. :o

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  10. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I remember my dad having one of those!
     
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  11. psylockolussus

    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    Sad but its expected.
     
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  12. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I'm old enough to remember 8 track tapes. :p
     
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  13. Enriquespy

    Enriquespy Well-Known Member

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    Solid media for audio and video has always standed on shaky grounds.
     
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  14. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    It's what they used in the Mission Impossible TV series in the 60s. Whenever it says "this tape will self destruct in 5 seconds", that's what it's referring to.
     
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  15. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    Who has space to keep storing solid media anyhow?
     
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  16. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    That's right, I remember. Then it would start smoking.
     
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  17. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    [YT]4y9NtHlJvbY[/YT]

    I always wondered: what if he missed some of the details and it self destructed?

    Or what if someone else broke in and found that tape before he did? :oldrazz:
     
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  18. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    They're working on it. Went into my local BEST BUY last week (first time in months)....the DVD section was down to around a 12 foot section on the back wall. The same goes for TARGET. Their DVD section has gone down to next to nothing. In my area, the places with the biggest selection of DVDs is WalMart and FYE.
     
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  19. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    My Best Buy has similarly scaled back their Blu-Ray/DVD section although not nearly as much as that. It went from roughly 12 shelves to 8.
     
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  20. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    Same with me, though my Wal-Mart doesn't stock much. The fact is most people stream or buy hard copies online now.
     
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  21. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Yeah, I imagine him frantically pouring a glass of water on it, crying "No! No, No!" :yay:
     
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  22. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I remember when my boombox used to munch my cassette tapes and we tried to fix them with tape. Fun times. :(
     
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  23. Immortalfire

    Immortalfire The Iron Mod

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    I bought this stereo in 2001, it had to be one of the last systems ever made with a cassette deck.

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  24. Aximili86

    Aximili86 Well-Known Member

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    I still buy albums on CD.

    **** MP3 compression. These vinyl hipsters are also lame, considering the vast majority of the albums they buy were recorded digitally anyway and therefore sound no "warmer" on a record.
     
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  25. DJ Kornphlake

    DJ Kornphlake Well-Known Member

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    Can't say I'm surprised they're stopping, considering how small the CD section is at their stores now. It's still weird to think how CDs went from being by far the largest floor space of the media department 10-15 years ago to now just like 2-3 racks.
     
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