Starbucks not selling CDs anymore

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  1. jpervin

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    It's too bad because I got some nice blues, jazz and rockabilly compilation CDs from them. Not enough profit margin in selling CDs, I guess.

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    CDs don't fit in iPhones.
     
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    No, but they still fit in my car's CD player.
     
  4. Johnny Moondog

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    Funny - I just noticed the same thing yesterday - now there is chewing gum in the space where the cd's used to be.

    I bought a cd there at least once a month, I always had a flick through the little display while my coffee was being prepared.

    "Best Buy" here stopped carrying cd's in January.

    I was going to post a thread about it here - but I figured I would get a lot of "no one buys cd's anymore - so who cares " comments.

    I still buy cd's and vinyl - it's my fav fun/cheap indulgence :)
     
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    I have one of those too. It's right above the aux input I plug my phone or iPad into.

    But, seriously, fewer and fewer people buy CDs these days so it makes sense to put items that sell well in the valuable counter space.
     
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    I was wondering who (if anyone) bought those CDs! The times, they are a-changin'.


    Now THAT is sort of surprising. I just saw a sign at the Barnes & Noble up the street from my place saying they now carry vinyl. Old is the new new.
     
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    The compact disc format is being phased out 2017.
     
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    The CD format was sentenced to death with the advent of mp3s many years ago and it lost its last appeal when Apple removed the optical drive from macs a while back.
     
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    Last year I changed out the receiver in my truck, went total bluetooth. No CD, no moving parts.
     
  10. Johnny Moondog

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    Yeah, i am guessing that new vehicles don't even have cd players anymore.
     
  11. Craig Allen

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    Yeah, many do not. They are going the way of the eight track. I just bought a new head unit for an older car that I have and I was annoyed that the place I bought it from didn't have one with built in Sirius-XM that didn't have a CD player built in. So I had to take one with a CD player even though I will likely never use it.
     
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    I thought those things at Starbucks were just fancy expensive coasters.
     
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    I was shocked when the car we bought in the fall of 2014 came standard with a cd player. It was a pleasant surprise.
     
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    I still buy CDs and vinyl as well. I like having something tangible. The idea of paying money for digital download is the equivalent of flushing money down the toilet IMO.
     
  15. Johnny Moondog

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    Yeah - I get that - especially when the price to download an album is basically the same as buying the actual cd.
    I would rather have the real thing.

    I enjoy the album covers, looking at the liner notes/booklets - arranging my albums on a shelf....

    I know - I'm a dinosaur - but it makes me happy :)
     
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    CD's take up too much room and are clunky in today's world
     

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