"It’s a slowly dying market," said Curtis Blondin, who works at the HMV store at the Bayshore Shopping Centre.
"CD sales are going down, hardcore. Everyone is downloading now and we’re selling video games and we’re pushing movies," Mr. Blondin said yesterday, after spending most of the day reducing CDs that had been $19.99 to $14.99
They seem to reducing the list price on the CD, as opposed to the sale price. After all, when was the last time you actually paid anything close to $20 for a regular CD. And they are competing with deep discounting companies like Wal-Mart and Future Shop (a division of Best Buy), where we buy our CDs.
I still enjoy getting the physical CD, but the truth is, it just gets ripped right into iTunes and then stored away. The day of physical media is nearly gone. I still miss the cover real estate and liner notes that came with records though. I still remember The Runaways first album (Joan Jett’s first band). Laid flat, the cover depicted a head to toe picture of five very attractive teenage girls, just the kind of thing a teenage boy might enjoy. And their music wasn’t bad either.
I’m sorry that my grandchildren will never know that pleasure.
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