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vert1 Jul 2, 2018 (edited Jul 2, 2018)

It's the end of an era as Best Buy is phasing out CDs.

According to a report from Billboard, the chain has pulled compact discs from its shelves nationwide.

Best Buy saw a more than 18-percent drop in CD sales last year amid the rise in online music streaming.

However, the electronics giant will continue to sell vinyl records for the next two years.


Rrolack Jul 2, 2018

The biggest surprise for me is that this is only just now happening.

TerraEpon Jul 3, 2018

I don't think I've even stepped into Best Buy's CD section in years, much less browsed it...

jb Jul 3, 2018

This is really unfortunate. I still buy CDs all the time but they're getting harder and harder to find. To be perfectly honest I'm not satisfied ordering online and having to wait up to a week after retail to get it in the mail just to listen to it.  If I'm interested enough in a band or artist to want to purchase their music physically, I want to listen to it as soon as it's out, not wait. Thankfully NJ still has a few independent record stores that satisfy me but this trend is a scourge. Streaming is fine if you're into that kind of thing, and I do use it for new music discovery, but from a collection / archival perspective, it's terrible. People are going to really regret this in 30 years when they want to listen to something they used to have on iTunes or Spotify but no longer have because the service is shut down and they no longer have access to things they purchased. I spend way too much money on music yearly to not want to have a copy of it that I'll have forever. Streaming is not forever.

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