Do you think retailers are trying to kill physical CDs?

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Do you think retailers are trying to kill physical CDs?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
MzGreenEyedLady's thread about physical CDs put the idea in my head, and then I purchased a CD from that website named after a river in South America, and I realize that everytime I've done that lately, they've given me a promotional credit to use toward an mp3. Obviously, they want me to go digital. It's less overhead, less insurance, no need to ship and bigger profit for them… so do you think retailers are trying to kill physical music media or are they just following the trend?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
They're just doing what makes the most economic sense, CDs will die anyway.
El-Jaro , Marie Hanna , Terri69 , closed account , SaiDiscordia , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Incendiaire , kitty1949 , solitudinarian , MnK , travelnurse , Supervixen , Stinkytofu10 , Shadoria , Missmarc , meitman , yw2 , GONE! , ksparkles16 , LoooveMonkey , JennSenn , KrissyNovacaine , darthkitt3n , Howells , KyotoAngel , Feisty , Zakkie , thesquaredeific , Rod Ronald , Geogeo , Allstars316 , cburger , wetone123
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They're speeding the process because it's in their monetary interest to kill the format.
closed account , married with children , deltalima , Shadoria , Trysexual , Zakkie
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The Llama likes his vinyl.
edeneve , Gone (LD29) , sexfairy , brevado , Checkmate
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Total votes: 44 (41 voters)
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10/10/2012
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edeneve edeneve
retailers like to follow trends & I believe they don't care, as a whole, what gets hurt as long as it's not their profits.
10/10/2012
js250 js250
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Originally posted by edeneve
retailers like to follow trends & I believe they don't care, as a whole, what gets hurt as long as it's not their profits.
I agree.

Also as a seller on amazon, I realize they are trying to lean more towards the larger volume of sellers/purchasers than us little guys that are sick of our collections.
10/10/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It's the trend in music and tv shows. The more interest and subscribers there are, the faster the compact disc dies. I wouldn't hold it against the companies selling discs; it's just where things are heading...movies/tv shows too.

When there are programs like iTunes and Netflix, there just isn't a demand to own things if you can just watch them whenever you want, no need for a separate player.
10/10/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
MzGreenEyedLady's thread about physical CDs put the idea in my head, and then I purchased a CD from that website named after a river in South America, and I realize that everytime I've done that lately, they've given me a promotional ...
Yep, they are killing them.
10/10/2012
Gdom Gdom
I don't think they're actively trying to kill physical media. On the contrary, physical media is dying rapidly and most retailers are just trying to hang on for dear life. With respect to the movie rental industry, we've already seen what happens to businesses that refuse to move to digital media; Blockbuster was absolutely destroyed by Netflix after the former patently refused to go digital.
10/10/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I think online retailers are supporting the death of CDs but brck and mortar stores are just getting rid of them because people don't buy them anymore
10/10/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
Everything gets outdated. It's sad, but I think it's just a matter of time.
10/10/2012
MnK MnK
I doubt they're trying to "kill off" physical CDs, they're just trying to convert people to buying MP3s. I feel like they might just be trying to promote their digital downloads, they want to get onto the same market level and iTunes.
10/10/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
We have to move on with the technology!
10/10/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
I think it's just the natural way that things are going. Just like 8-tracks and cassette tapes, technology that gets outdated is replaced gradually by the newer, more popular one. It's inevitable.
10/10/2012
sexfairy sexfairy
The Llama likes his vinyl. I like this option.
10/10/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
MzGreenEyedLady's thread about physical CDs put the idea in my head, and then I purchased a CD from that website named after a river in South America, and I realize that everytime I've done that lately, they've given me a promotional ...
They're just doing what makes the most economic sense, CDs will die anyway.
10/10/2012
married with children married with children
they are doing what they can make the most profit on. If you dont have to carry stock, like cds; and only have to have a server with MP3's, you can cut the overhead of business. The problem I have with MP3's is the sound quality, it sucks compared to CD's.
10/10/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
MzGreenEyedLady's thread about physical CDs put the idea in my head, and then I purchased a CD from that website named after a river in South America, and I realize that everytime I've done that lately, they've given me a promotional ...
I can't remember what's the last CD I bought. It's part of evolving I think. First vinyls then cassettes, just got to keep moving forward.
10/10/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
MzGreenEyedLady's thread about physical CDs put the idea in my head, and then I purchased a CD from that website named after a river in South America, and I realize that everytime I've done that lately, they've given me a promotional ...
They're just doing what makes the most economic sense, CDs will die anyway.
10/10/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I think they are just following the trend
10/11/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
XD!! "that website named after a river in South America". This made me laugh. Wait, are we not allowed to say these things? I think they just want to introduce you to their online music store. If you're familiar with it, you'll be more likely to think of them when you're wanting a song and not just go directly to a store owned by a company named after a fruit.
10/11/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
It's just the way the world's going.
10/11/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
they are doing what they can make the most profit on. If you dont have to carry stock, like cds; and only have to have a server with MP3's, you can cut the overhead of business. The problem I have with MP3's is the sound quality, it sucks ...
Actually, the sound quality of an mp3 can be about the same or better than a CD. It all depends on the quality they were ripped/recorded at.
10/11/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I think CD's are going to go the way of cassettes and vinyl soon anyway, all but dead with a small circle of people that keep their CD collections and listen to them.
Maybe they'll make a short lived comeback once CD's are the new "retro" thing, it seems nostalgia (and the new generation's curiosity) can revive old trends.
After all, Nickelodeon is airing 90's programs now, some pieces of 80's fashion are creeping back into popularity, it just happens.
10/11/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
I still like CD's. If the digital cost significantly less, I might be convinced.
10/11/2012
Feisty Feisty
I think that they are just following the trend.
10/11/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
CD's will quickly become a thing of the past in 5 years, and soon maybe dvd's and blurays. It will all become downloadable content.
10/12/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
MzGreenEyedLady's thread about physical CDs put the idea in my head, and then I purchased a CD from that website named after a river in South America, and I realize that everytime I've done that lately, they've given me a promotional ...
theyre doing what they have to
10/12/2012
brevado brevado
CDs will be around another decade, at least.
10/12/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I'm sure CD's will be gone at some point. But not in the near future.
10/13/2012
Total posts: 27
Unique posters: 26