Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Boomy, Oct 18, 2017.
nice. I wonder what "generation" he thought you were.
It was obvious... the "old generation"
Anyone else smelling this new Vinyl stocking resurgence with a connection to Amazon and possibly a future eBay of killing used media sellers and their market? Old mans wisdom tells me if it smells like Tuna, it most likely is.
eBay has never killed off an entire segment. Yes, people have been VERO'd on certain brands in other segments. But rarely in music (exception might something like the AT40 radio shows that one guy claims exclusivity on).
The Target website has a lot of vinyl on it. Looks like prices are competitive with Amazon too. Anyone have experience ordering vinyl from them? I wonder how they are with returns.
Yeah, just checked that. I have one Target with records. Might check it out tomorrow.
weird the targets near me dont even have cd's anymore apart from the new releases. no vinyl either.
30-40% margins for an operation involved with clothing and other imported keyyyrap where even at 75% off retail they still have profit margins-it is a joke. What do you think is the bottom line cost for a pair of jeans at Target? Vinyl is just to show how diverse they are while sinking DVD and book sales,with similar dismal profit returns, take up less space. It's that old shuffling chairs on the Titanic story. Current ad campaign shows lots of toys(margins here flucuate)and trying to tie the house & family together for Target to be the place to buy,while Amazon eats away with less advertising and lower overhead(why hire a seasonal temp to show up looking spiffy and bright while you can get a schlub temp working 10-12 hour days in a centralized warehouse for a couple of bucks less per hour. No bennies for either and a layoff just weeks away.This is America-2017.
Our local Costco just pulled all the DVD's and CD's as well. Only conclusion to me is clearly they just aren't selling. Sad.
Costco probably works on bulk buying and selling a smaller inventory than comparable sized stores. Seriously, if you want to find media, then to go a local record store.
Absolutely...Costco was more impulse purchase items. Which may have been the problem for them...you didn't go there to shop for music and dvd's. But, I mentioned it because it probably underscores the fact that fewer and fewer are buying physical media, even if it is a huge hit movie or cd, which is what they focused on.
Their prices at that shop are out to lunch! They seem to be just seeing what sticks with their vinyl inventory
I saw the vinyl at Target. I also noticed that the BEATLES were the most expensive (At least in the store I was in)
Already saw some selections in the clearance end cap earlier today: The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, The Lumineers, Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, Panic at the Disco were some that came to mind.
Sounds like this is a criticism of Target and B&N selling vinyl.
Or just the prices they're selling for?
B&N have a pretty good selection of ELO, Bowie and Pink Floyd in Stamford, CT at not outrageous prices compared to online.
It's more of an observation of how advantageous Target is with vinyl. They had it several years ago and a lot of the product went on clearance.
With a few years not selling it, last year they decided it was a good idea to bring it back. And like I said earlier in the thread--jokingly--I couldn't wait for it to clear....and some of it already is.
This is the stack I saw. Uh, buyer beware due to storage
Looks like Physical Graffiti is in there--I noticed on the clearance sticker that these are starting off at 30% off.
I think it is neat that places like Barnes and Noble carry lots of new vinyl, but I never buy there because their prices are not competitive to the local record shop and online.
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