Best Buy To Stop Selling CDs, Target To Follow
Former retail giant Best Buy, is planning to pull all of its CDs from shelves by July 1, 2018. The reason is cited as, you guessed it, demand! Just 87 million CDs were sold in the U.S. in 2017 compared to 800 million back in 2001.
The Berkshire Mall's Best Buy location shuttered its doors back in October of 2015. Target, which currently sells CDs, is expected to follow in Best Buy's footsteps, according to an article written on businessinsider.com.
I don't know about you, but I STILL browse the CD section when shopping at Target; I haven't purchased one recently, but I still like to look.
I remember biking to the local Strawberries to buy music on CD with my paper route money. Unlike most kids today, I really enjoyed flipping through the insert, learning the writing credits and perusing the artwork. I even enjoyed the smell of a new CD!
I am, however, in hindsight, ashamed to admit my first CD ever purchased was 1992's The Bodyguard Soundtrack. My second? 1993's Bryan Adams Greatest Hits. A little cooler, right?