Why is Walmart not selling vinyl yet?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by honestabe316, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Tjazz

    Tjazz Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Since you asked about Walmart and vinyl, when was the last time Walmart sold vinyl? Can anybody remember?
     
  2. John1026

    John1026 Member

    Location:
    Valencia
    There is no Vinyl or cassette tape revival, that's why they are not sold at Walmart. Until Vinyl and cassettes reach the same number of sales they had back in the 80s, they are not coming back. It's mostly a collectors and seller market. The number of sellers and collectors for vinyl and cassette tapes far outnumbers the actual users.
     
  3. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    No...but my strongest memory of a dept store selling vinyl is when I was a teen and the wall came out and Bradlees set up a display of the records that resembled a large wall....that was rather cool
     
  4. Deaf_in_ LA_1974

    Deaf_in_ LA_1974 Well-Known Member

    That's a buyers market, where the buyer has the power. If there was only one seller and ten buyers, that would be a sellers market because the seller could set a higher price
     
  5. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    There were no Wal-Mart's in my area until after vinyl crashed
     
    parman likes this.
  6. John1026

    John1026 Member

    Location:
    Valencia
    The buyers are mostly collectors and hipsters. They outnumber the actual users.
     
  7. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    At least the resurgence gave the actual users another round of reissues..this format still has some good years left.....
     
    GMcGilli likes this.
  8. John1026

    John1026 Member

    Location:
    Valencia
    I am sure it does and I'm not bashing vinyl. But it is not making a comeback and it reached its peak back in the 80s.
     
  9. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Their return department is busy enough as it is.
     
    Planbee likes this.
  10. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It is making a comeback....it's not like it was when it was the predominant media but used record stores are popping up everywhere or at least the existing used record stores have increased thier stock immensely.....new turntables are being pumped out at every price level......there are large increases in vinyl sales on amazon, ebay, discogs, elusive, soundstage direct, music direct......many people I work with are buying turntables and buying vinyl........it's not coming back as the primary media but it is viable and making people money......
     
    parman likes this.
  11. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    That sounds like the title of a web site or something.
     
  12. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

    Location:
    Northeast USA
  13. John1026

    John1026 Member

    Location:
    Valencia
    The fact that vinyl is not portable and can only be played at home, it will never get as popular as digital music players which is what dominates the music industry today. For many, vinyl is too "clunky" to deal with and will use other formats that are more practical or portable. This does not mean that the other formats sound better, but eventually people will realize that vinyl is not portable and you can't play it in your car.
     
    Tjazz likes this.
  14. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle Area
    yeah, it is making a comeback. when I can get practically any new release on vinyl, that's called a comeback. that simply was NOT true 10 years ago.
     
    Jrr and eddiel like this.
  15. John1026

    John1026 Member

    Location:
    Valencia
    I still don't think they are making a comeback. At work, no one plays vinyl or cassette tapes. Everyone is into streaming or digital music players.
     
    Tjazz likes this.
  16. LitHum05

    LitHum05 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    The funny thing is back in the day Woolworth and other such places carried vinyl because there were no other options. (I've got a few records with $2.95 stamped on them still.) But now vinyl is too much of a specialty item for mass market.
     
    Tjazz likes this.
  17. 32XD Japan1

    32XD Japan1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pennsylvania USA
    The great unwashed dare not partake of vinyl, lest they are even aware of its continued existance. :laugh:
     
  18. Tjazz

    Tjazz Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Do any libraries stock new vinyl releases?
     
  19. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Eventually people will realise vinyl is not portable? How long does it take for someone to realise that? A day, a week, a month? Are there people who at the point of sale are thinking "Can't wait to play this in my car on the way home" and not realising they cannot play it their car?

    Please, for the love of this forum, let's not have this stupid argument again.
     
    parman likes this.
  20. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Maybe they have one of these:



    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
    Jimi Bat likes this.
  21. Muzyck

    Muzyck Just another anonymous canine Beatle fan

    Maybe a concern about returns? They could leverage them as frisbees.
     
  22. leeroy jenkins

    leeroy jenkins Forum Resident

    Location:
    The United States
    I guess they are not using those turntables they are buying either. That's quite a commitment to the hipster cause.
     
  23. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

    Location:
    ohio
    because no one who goes to wal-mart is into vinyl, especially at full price.

    and, vinyl is NOT outselling CD's, hasn't for years and never will again.

    every new release, every week comes out wither as a CD or a download, i'm guessing, and i cannot confirm nor do i know where to find out, that about 1/4 of the new releases come out on vinyl.
     
  24. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

    Location:
    ohio
    you can buy a turntable at FYE for $50.

    go down the street to goodwill and buy 20 vinyl albums for $5........that is who is buying vinyl.

    buying new vinyl are the audiophiles, who have big bucks, and believe it sounds better than digital.

    whether you agree or disagree, that is the real world.
     
  25. leeroy jenkins

    leeroy jenkins Forum Resident

    Location:
    The United States
    I couldn't disagree more. Who is buying all of those Jack White albums? Audiophiles?

    Go to record store. See what's going on.
     

Share This Page