Best Buy will stop selling CDs in stores this year.
The consumer electronics store recently announced it will pull CDs from its stores by July due to a major drop in sales, Billboard reported. Target could also make a similar move as consumers gravitate toward music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.
More than 800 million CDs were sold in the United States in 2001, but that number has decreased to about 89 million, according to Consequence of Sound.
Here’s what consumers had to say about the news:
Kinda sucks.... I get it I'm old, but I must have over 500 CD'$. End of an era...— Brian D (@briantdeluca) February 5, 2018
Since Best Buy pulling CDs, I bet they cheap asf right now. I actually listen to them, so I’m buying out the whole store.— D⚡ (@NotSoSaucyD) February 6, 2018
Why are people upset about best buy not selling CDs in their stores anymore? Personally i can't think of a time in the last decade where i got a CD at a best buy/walmart/target/etc and it wasn't an afterthought or impulse buy.— Uncle Tarby (@UncleTarby) February 6, 2018
Best Buy is gonna stop selling CDs in their stores. What's next?! Cassette tapes?! 8-tracks? Where will I buy my VHS? My floppy disks????? Am I old?— Emily Kacsandi (@EmilyKacsandi) February 6, 2018
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