Best Buy to stop selling CDs in-store this year

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by DorothyV, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

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    San Jose, CA
    That's true - my local B&N has quire a section.
     
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  2. slop101

    slop101 Forum Resident

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    So. Cal.
    But, except for some new releases, B&N charges full retail for most of it's music.
     
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  3. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    yeah - prices have never been good there.
     
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  4. crookedbill

    crookedbill Member

    After twenty years, the Barnes & Noble near me just closed last month. They always had a pretty big music section and I bought a few albums there over the years (as recently as a couple years ago), but they priced CDs way too high. Between $15-$20 'til the day they closed. As soon as digital started gaining market-share CDs at retail everywhere should've dropped to $10, or below - yet they really didn't.

    Actually, that's one of the things that kept me shopping for CDs on Amazon up until very recently - you could (and still can) get brand new CDs on Amazon for under $10. Less than a legit album download on iTunes.

    In the last year I've just about switched entirely to downloading new albums from 7digital.
     
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  5. pseudopod

    pseudopod Well-Known Member

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    Winnipeg, Canada
    Best Buy stopped selling CD's here in Canada years ago. It has never once stopped me from continuing to buy the ones I want, although I buy mostly records these days.
     
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  6. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Best Buy is like tomb dead in there.. and boring..
    Not the same.. as they were years ago no more best buy exclusives...
     
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  7. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

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    Chattanooga, TN
    I guess the upcoming Myles Kennedy release might be the final Best Buy exclusive.
     
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  8. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

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    Chattanooga, TN
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  9. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Tryon, NC, USA
    They're in the appliance business, which will probably pick up as soon as Sears finally snuffs it. Computers and printers as well.
     
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  10. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    Tryon, NC, USA
    Best Buy tried carrying vinyl about ten years ago. It didn't work out well for them. I think Barnes and Nobel has a better selection than BB ever did. The only record I remember buying from them was the Police reunion album.
     
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