Best Buy pulling CDs

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  1. uofmtiger

    uofmtiger Super Member

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    I haven't been inside one in a long time. However, we were going out to eat the other night and passed by the parking lot of a BB and it was packed. Not sure what people are doing there, but it probably helps to see TVs rather than ordering them...though, I ordered my last 2 TVs.

    I do remember a time when I would spend hours in there picking out CDs for my collection, but streaming eliminated that process.
     
  2. Bob in WI

    Bob in WI AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Agree that you need to see a TV before ordering. I also think you need to give the store where you saw it a shot at the sale.
    Don't need a Best Buy to do that tho.

    All this being said, I hope they recover & are successful. Brick & mortar serves a purpose whether I chose to shop there or not.
     
  3. Alobar

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    This may sound odd as hell but I have never been inside a Best Buy or a Circuit City for that matter. Am I missing anything?
     
  4. uofmtiger

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    I just read reviews and knew which TV I wanted. Never saw it in a store...though, I understand why people would want to see it first.
     
  5. motorstereo

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    For the most part no. Some Best Buys have Magnolia sections that sell Mcintosh products and I believe that would be worth wading past the cellphone and computer stuff to see.. Sadly out local BB doesn't have a Magnolia section so no it's not worth the trip to me either.
     
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  6. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

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    Nobody under 30 buys or plays CDs.

    9 years when we took my daughter off to college, no one had CD players or even decent stereos except for her; it was all laptops, phones, headphones and gaming system speakers. And that was 9 years ago.
    She's since given me back her turntable and sold her records and streams via bluetooth to a vintage Technics receiver and the EPI 100s I restored for her.

    It's a digital age out there for media these days.
     
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  7. mgosdin

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    It's all good fun until someone cuts the wires.

    A construction site and a backhoe, somebody wearing a mask and giggling to themselves, an isp flunky with orders from the boss or a government bureaucrat with national security on their mind.

    No internet, no music, if you don't have physical media.

    Mark Gosdin
     
  8. Condorsat

    Condorsat Audio Enthusiast

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    That's a good point ... but IMHO ... the Rubicon has been crossed years ago. Quick story: back in the very early
    1990's ... was living on a Military base in Japan. Off work ... so went to rent a VHS at the local store. The clerks looked at
    me as I walked in and said "sorry, we can't rent VHS's today ... the computer is down" o_O Good grief ... epiphany ... I thought to myself ...
    are we becoming that reliant on automated technology.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Condorsat

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    When the tech is no longer there ... reminds me of this scene from Lost.
    Survivors of a plane crash on a deserted island ... no place to buy batteries.

    I've never looked at powering up my stereo ... the same way since.
    Kind of brings things in perspective.
     
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  10. Ditto. ^^^^ ...my music purchasing habits since 2004.
     
  11. This ^^^^ since 2001.
     
  12. Yep. Eighteen-year-old high school senior and a 19-year-old college sophomore daughters listen to music in this exact fashion. Even though it's their generation's "thing," the sight of their phones with Spotify or a self-created playlist of .mp3s transmitted to a nearby bluetooth speaker still strike me as rather detached/sterile. I. at 44, admittedly do the same while during yardwork in the sping/summer/fall, but when I venture indoors music via my preamp/amp/floorstanding loudspeakers is a must. If the wireless tech is used as background distraction while engaged in a more immediate task, I get it. Using such a method as the primary way to listen to music - no way.
     
  13. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

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    Meh, same scenario if it's a power line.
    I guess we all need to get harmonicas or acoustic geetars... :D
     
  14. judsonw

    judsonw Well-Known Member

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    Nah. My dad has an early 1900s Edison phonograph that is requires no electricity. Just crank it up, play a side, crank it up again, and so on.
     
  15. eljr

    eljr Koyaanisqatsi

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    I bought a little over a cd a day in 2017

    Figured I'd stick to downloads this year.

    First new release I wanted, not available as a download. :confused:
     
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  16. KrisM

    KrisM Addicted Member

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    Speak for yourself.
    If I have to learn to play harp, a green bullet and an old Fender is going to be involved.:smoke:
     
  17. Condorsat

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    Wow! Can't even imagine buying that many. Vinyl is what I buy mostly ... my entire collection only consists of around 1500 (including some overstock or culls).

    Thing is ... Iv'e got most of what I want to own on Vinyl ... Classic Rock wise anyway. I have a hard time coming up w/ want lists.

    CDs? Not sure how many I own ... have not entered it into Discog's. I'm guessing maybe 500'ish (purchased in years past)... might be more. :idea: I've traded some in over the years and it's all stored in the basement boxes.

    Sub Streaming (since 2012) is what I listen too mostly these days. Not trying to convince anybody ... just saying.
     
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  18. Andyman

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    Well, casting Bluetooth is one option, but you might be surprised at what you can stream via a laptop and a DAC. I have several friends who find Tidal HiFi at $19.99/month suits them well; I'm actually pretty happy myself with Spotify Premium @ $9.99/month and am liquidating much of my lesser played commons to finance the streaming.

    If nothing else, it is EXTREMELY cost effective way to audition pieces and performance w/o buying; at the indicated prices, not buying a couple clunkers pays the bill.
     
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  19. bigstereo

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    I agree with ^ Andy man.
    Plugged my Galaxy S7 into the old stereo system Sunday night and rocked Spotify for hours. Pretty galdarned convenient.
     

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