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Thread started 02/07/18 5:04pm

TD3

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Best Buy Says Bye to CD

RIP CD

Source: https://eblnews.com/video...ext-321186

The future of physical music isn't looking good. According to Billboard, consumer electronics company Best Buy will no longer carry physical CDs and Target may be following suit in the near future.

Best Buy notified music suppliers that they will cease selling CDs at stores beginning July 1. The move is sure to hurt the already declining sales of CDs as consumers are switching to streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal in large numbers. CD sales have already dropped by a sizable 18.5 percent in the past year, Billboard reports.

There has been reports Target is next in line to stop selliing CD's. Who would have thought it end like this?


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Reply #1 posted 02/07/18 5:13pm

PennyPurple

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Yeah it suxs, Target pisses me off too. sad

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Reply #2 posted 02/07/18 5:24pm

TrivialPursuit

I'm not sure about Target. Macy Gray told me Target acts like a record company, which is why so many artists have special editions of their albums at Target. They ask for extra tracks or special covers, etc to make it exclusive to them. I have purposely gone to Target to get a Target-only edition of an album (most recently the CD & vinyl of Man of the Woods by the Org favorite Justin Timberlake). The earliest I remember is an EP from Tina Turner (which included a "Baby I'm A Star" cover).

All that said, I'm curious to see if they really get rid of CDs totally. It does seem odd to buy a CD sometimes, but I still love a box set or a special edition (eg: Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 by GM). But - they could.

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Reply #3 posted 02/07/18 5:27pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I'm not sure about Target. Macy Gray told me Target acts like a record company, which is why so many artists have special editions of their albums at Target. They ask for extra tracks or special covers, etc to make it exclusive to them. I have purposely gone to Target to get a Target-only edition of an album (most recently the CD & vinyl of Man of the Woods by the Org favorite Justin Timberlake). The earliest I remember is an EP from Tina Turner (which included a "Baby I'm A Star" cover).

All that said, I'm curious to see if they really get rid of CDs totally. It does seem odd to buy a CD sometimes, but I still love a box set or a special edition (eg: Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 by GM). But - they could.

I read today where Target was wanting to only pay for the CD when the CD was bought...pay as you kinda thing.

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Reply #4 posted 02/07/18 5:38pm

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PennyPurple said:

I read today where Target was wanting to only pay for the CD when the CD was bought...pay as you kinda thing.


These days, I would not be surprised if that was a thing. It makes me wonder if that was a rule in 2009 if/how Prince got paid. Because I constantly saw a lot of Lotusflow3r CDs piled up for a couple of years.

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Reply #5 posted 02/07/18 5:43pm

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Sorry, that should've been, pay as you go sort of thing.

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Reply #6 posted 02/07/18 5:54pm

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Sign-O-The-Times confused

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Reply #7 posted 02/07/18 5:55pm

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Memba the wrecka stow? confused

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Reply #8 posted 02/07/18 6:03pm

SoulAlive

I buy all of my CDs online anyway.Stores like Best Buy and Target never have a huge selection of CDs...mostly just new titles and ‘best of’ compilations.
[Edited 2/7/18 18:04pm]
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Reply #9 posted 02/07/18 6:13pm

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SoulAlive said:

I buy all of my CDs online anyway.Stores like Best Buy and Target never have a huge selection of CDs...mostly just new titles and ‘best of’ compilations. [Edited 2/7/18 18:04pm]

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I feel bad because I got rid of most of my CD collection, which was huge. Everything is going digital now. I guess I'm kinda old-fashioned.

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #10 posted 02/07/18 6:21pm

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cloveringold85 said:

SoulAlive said:

I buy all of my CDs online anyway.Stores like Best Buy and Target never have a huge selection of CDs...mostly just new titles and ‘best of’ compilations. [Edited 2/7/18 18:04pm]

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I feel bad because I got rid of most of my CD collection, which was huge. Everything is going digital now. I guess I'm kinda old-fashioned.

Heck I've still got cassettes by the 100's, albums buy the 100's and at least 20 8-track tapes. lol

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Reply #11 posted 02/07/18 6:24pm

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PennyPurple said:

cloveringold85 said:

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I feel bad because I got rid of most of my CD collection, which was huge. Everything is going digital now. I guess I'm kinda old-fashioned.

Heck I've still got cassettes by the 100's, albums buy the 100's and at least 20 8-track tapes. lol

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OMG!! Serious?? eek

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I have a few cassettes around and records because they are rare, but no 8-tracks, LOL lol

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I only kept a few of my CDs. sad

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #12 posted 02/07/18 6:33pm

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SoulAlive said:

I buy all of my CDs online anyway.Stores like Best Buy and Target never have a huge selection of CDs...mostly just new titles and ‘best of’ compilations.

I thought about you for a mintue... I recall every CD or complitation set Soul' has ever mentioned was via the Internet.

Hey Best Buy surplus may end up at Big Lots, Dollar Store, or eBay. lol

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Reply #13 posted 02/07/18 6:35pm

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cloveringold85 said:

PennyPurple said:

Heck I've still got cassettes by the 100's, albums buy the 100's and at least 20 8-track tapes. lol

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OMG!! Serious?? eek

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I have a few cassettes around and records because they are rare, but no 8-tracks, LOL lol

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I only kept a few of my CDs. sad

Yep, serious. Hubby and I combined our collections when we got married, I was a George Michael, Prince, Baby's, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna kinda girl, 38 Special, REO, Kansas, he was ZZ Top, Lynard Skynard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Plant, kinda guy. lol When we were 1st married one of our 1st purchases was a stereo system that played, albums, cassettes and 8 tracks. lol Now we have about 100 CD's probably more, with all the CD's our kids left behind when they moved (anybody need a Hansen CD?) lol

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Reply #14 posted 02/08/18 8:18am

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I hardly ever buy CD's from Best Buy. On the rare occassion I do buy new releases, it's always nice to check Target for the bonus tracks. I hope the bonus tracks don't go away.

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Reply #15 posted 02/08/18 9:31am

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The last time I went to Best Buy, I could literally count the CD's there. I wouldn't so much say that it's a sign of the times but on the cool... I see more and more people buying vinyl.

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Reply #16 posted 02/08/18 9:58am

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thesoulbrother said:

The last time I went to Best Buy, I could literally count the CD's there. I wouldn't so much say that it's a sign of the times but on the cool... I see more and more people buying vinyl.



Best Buy drastically reduced their CD sections. Just 5 years ago most stores in New York would have a huge selection. But people can't buy something if it isn't there.

As for vinyl, it seems most of the buyers are "hipsters " who are into it now because it's considered cool. And $20-30 for an LP ??? Insanity!!
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Reply #17 posted 02/08/18 10:48am

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cloveringold85 said:



SoulAlive said:


I buy all of my CDs online anyway.Stores like Best Buy and Target never have a huge selection of CDs...mostly just new titles and ‘best of’ compilations. [Edited 2/7/18 18:04pm]

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I feel bad because I got rid of most of my CD collection, which was huge. Everything is going digital now. I guess I'm kinda old-fashioned.



Nothing wrong with that.
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Reply #18 posted 02/08/18 10:53am

EmmaMcG

I'd say it's a shame to see CDs go the way of the dodo but the last CD I bought was the Purple Rain Remaster and I don't see any new music on the horizon that's worth buying anyway. I'll continue to get Prince, Springsteen and Michael Jackson albums in a physical format but other than those 3, it's not worth it. Besides, I'm running out of shelf space.
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Reply #19 posted 02/08/18 11:19am

TrivialPursuit

cloveringold85 said:

I feel bad because I got rid of most of my CD collection, which was huge. Everything is going digital now. I guess I'm kinda old-fashioned.


Yeah, nothing wrong with that. I still buy vinyl (or CD, depending on the edition, etc). I have a little setup to record my vinyl to lossless audio. I store it on a cloud drive in my house, sync the music I want to my phone to have on-the-go, and I'm good. It's not so different from the old days where you would buy an LP, then immediately record it to cassette to have in the car or on your walkman and boom box.

I don't buy CDs or LPs much, though. Nothing thrills me in music these days, at least not as much as say 20 years ago, or even a decade ago. But I do support the artists that I love and want to collect. The same sorta goes for DVDs. I think the only DVDs I've purchased in the last two years have been Family Guy seasons or a Star Wars bluray. And maybe a concert DVD from folks like Madonna or George Michael (further back). Maybe it comes with age that I just don't need a bunch of stuff to be happy. But vinyl does a body good.

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Reply #20 posted 02/08/18 11:24am

Identity

What's a compact disc? I went completely digital last year, lock, stock and barrel for previously released and new music.

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Reply #21 posted 02/08/18 12:15pm

SoulAlive

I still have all of my CDs,viny records (8 milkcrates full of records),and I even have a few 8-track tapes lol I don't plan to get rid of anything.I'm completely "old school",lol

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Reply #22 posted 02/08/18 3:46pm

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I'm stocking up on as many CDs as possible, just in case they get rid of them completely
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Reply #23 posted 02/08/18 3:53pm

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PennyPurple said:

cloveringold85 said:

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OMG!! Serious?? eek

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I have a few cassettes around and records because they are rare, but no 8-tracks, LOL lol

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I only kept a few of my CDs. sad

Yep, serious. Hubby and I combined our collections when we got married, I was a George Michael, Prince, Baby's, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna kinda girl, 38 Special, REO, Kansas, he was ZZ Top, Lynard Skynard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Plant, kinda guy. lol When we were 1st married one of our 1st purchases was a stereo system that played, albums, cassettes and 8 tracks. lol Now we have about 100 CD's probably more, with all the CD's our kids left behind when they moved (anybody need a Hansen CD?) lol

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OMG, Penny!! eek

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My husband used to have an extensive CD collection. It just got to the point where it was just taking up space and nowhere to put anything. We gave our CDs away to charity/thrift stores, so someone is listening to some real good music! lol

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I remember the days where you could walk into record shops and they would buy/trade your music--that seems to be a thing of the past now.

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Hansen!! Mmmm, Bop!! lol lol

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Identity said:

What's a compact disc? I went completely digital last year, lock, stock and barrel for previously released and new music.

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Image result for compact disc gif

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LOL lol

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Reply #25 posted 02/08/18 5:06pm

TD3

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cloveringold85 said:

Identity said:

What's a compact disc? I went completely digital last year, lock, stock and barrel for previously released and new music.

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Image result for compact disc gif

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LOL lol

Fool! lol lol lol You have a lot of puns. lol I got one of those thangs somewhere in my junk box, now I gotta go find it. lol That was the shit back in the day. cool

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Reply #26 posted 02/08/18 5:22pm

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SoulAlive said:

I still have all of my CDs,viny records (8 milkcrates full of records),and I even have a few 8-track tapes lol I don't plan to get rid of anything.I'm completely "old school",lol


OK, your new name is going to be the gripper. lol In other words you are holding on, they'll have to cut your cold hands off your stuff, uh lol

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Reply #27 posted 02/08/18 5:26pm

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TD3 said:



SoulAlive said:


I still have all of my CDs,viny records (8 milkcrates full of records),and I even have a few 8-track tapes lol I don't plan to get rid of anything.I'm completely "old school",lol





OK, your new name is going to be the gripper. lol In other words you are holding on, they'll have to cut your cold hands off your stuff, uh lol




lol
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Reply #28 posted 02/08/18 5:26pm

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TD3 said:

cloveringold85 said:

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Image result for compact disc gif

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LOL lol

Fool! lol lol lol You have a lot of puns. lol I got one of those thangs somewhere in my junk box, now I gotta go find it. lol That was the shit back in the day. cool

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I had one just like it. I actually hooked it up to my stereo at the time, because it wasn't the latest and greatest -- I had to make do! lol

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Memba when we had our CD changers in the trunk of our cars? Ahhh, those were the days! lol

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Reply #29 posted 02/08/18 5:27pm

SoulAlive

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Identity said:


What's a compact disc? I went completely digital last year, lock, stock and barrel for previously released and new music.



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Image result for compact disc gif


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LOL lol





I still have my CD Walkman that I bought in the mid-90s
lol
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