Best Buy to stop selling CDs in-store this year

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

  1. DorothyV

    DorothyV Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Cleveland, Ohio
  2. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    No surprise
  3. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Top 5 Reviewer

    British Columbia
    The Best Buys in Vancouver stopped selling them ages ago (I think).
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  4. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

    Astoria, NY USA
    The last CD I bought at a Best Buy was the Beatles Hollywood Bowl disc almost a year and a half ago. Big whoop.
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  5. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    While I was at Best Buy the other day, looking for the 4K Blu-ray of "Planet Earth II", I walked through the very small and surely embarrassing selection of CD's that they now have. It seems just like a few years ago that it was two long rows of CD's and a great selection of these wacky discs that no one ever looked at, except me, called DVD-A and SACD's. Oh ..., the GOOD OLD DAYS!
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  6. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    Southern IL
    Their selection shrunk so much I haven't looked in a long time. But I have fond memories of ten and more years ago. I used to work down the street from a Best Buy and would spend a whole lunch hour looking at CDs.
  7. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Younger people (with exception of those who like vinyl) are just not doing physical media. If it doesn't fit in the phone, they don't want it, and the mobility is prized more than security or any special things that might come with a physical edition. I'm not sure this is either good or bad. It's just different prioritization. In a couple of generations, there will be 150 years of recorded music to parse through and own if one wants a deep collection. When I started, the album era was still only about 30-40 years old. I'm not sure it's going to be possible to stay physical in coming years unless you want a very narrow collection.
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  8. Deaf_in_ LA_1974

    Deaf_in_ LA_1974 Forum Resident

    does best buy even sell anything other than tvs and phones, they could close the stores and sell em out of a bookmobile. 40.50.60 inch on that side, other side heres our phones.
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  9. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    From the size of the CD section at my local Best Buy it would appear they stopped selling years ago.
  10. live evil

    live evil Forum Resident

    I literally could not name the last cd I purchased at Best Buy. It’s probably been at least a couple of years.

    Twenty years ago I was amazed at how good of a selection they had for a big box store.
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  11. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
    Well said - agree completely.
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  12. Gaslight

    Gaslight Q8 Listener

    Northeast USA
    Not just Best Buy, as per that article. Target is starting to play hard ball also.
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  13. PsychedelicMike

    PsychedelicMike Well-Known Member

    They will sell them again in 10 or 20 years again during the cd revival.

    My local store recently started selling vinyl.

    Each generation or two rebels against the prior. I predict the next one after this tech savy one will be anti-tech. So instead of whatever file format is popular then they will return to physical form as a novelty. Same as now with vinyl (sans audiophile reasons.)
  14. Deaf_in_ LA_1974

    Deaf_in_ LA_1974 Forum Resident

    tapes man, its tapes day in the sun
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  15. klockwerk

    klockwerk Forum Resident

    Ohio USA
    Older people aren't buying a lot of Kanye West or Pink, so no big deal. Maybe CDs can still get cheaper, hope-a hope-a.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
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  16. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Vienna, Austria
    Best Buy's in Canada stopped selling cd's years ago, they barely have and dvd's or blurays now either.
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    par for the course...
  18. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

  19. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Very sad. Both had pretty slim pickings for CDs over the past few years, but they were the only major brick & mortar places left. Now it looks like even that is on its way out.
  20. Chew

    Chew Casual Stalker

    I go to both stores often, and their music selection has dwindled to the point of being pathetic.
  21. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    One thing that gets me is that I have a local mom and pop store about 20 minutes from where I live that used to be full to the rafters with CDs, new and used. I knew they carried vinyl and I went a few weeks ago when I started buying vinyl again and, after not being there f R awhile, I was shocked to see that the inventory is probably 65% records / 35% cds. Overall they probably do have more CDs just because of the size but definitely mor floor space and square footage for records now — all new vinyl, they go not sell anything used anymore.
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  22. DeRosa

    DeRosa Forum Resident

    Support your local independent retailers.
  23. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

    Well, that means I have to go to Reckless Records more often.
  24. Rock66

    Rock66 Forum Resident

    It's sad when Wal-Mart is the best place to go in town for music. At least Wal-Mart has music.
  25. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
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