Best Buy Has Stopped Selling CDs
If you’re one of the declining number of people who still prefer to consume music via the CD format, doing so just got a little more difficult: Saturday, June 30th, marked the final day that big box electronics retailer Best Buy stocked them on its shelves.
The move was announced back in February so it wasn’t unexpected especially given the format’s continued decline: CD sales in the U.S. dropped 18.5% from 2016 to 2017, and revenue from streaming now dwarfs them all. Best Buy will continue selling vinyl, and of course there are plenty of places you can still buy CDs (the internet, for example).
Still, for anyone that grew up in the CD era and cherished the weekly ritual of heading to the nearest big box store on new release day and perusing the latest new albums, the news that yet another big retailer has dropped CDs likely comes as something of a sadness. It is what it is, I guess; our robot overlords are going to replace us all soon, so nothing matters anyway.
[via The PRP]