The end of the record store

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  1. Xenophon
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    I was looking at products today that are predicted to disapear, and the one that caught my eye first was the CD.

    Can any of you remmeber the last time you actually went to a record store and bought a CD?

    I believe the last time I did so was in the 1990s.

    Because of the ease of which the net brings music, many of the old music chains are going chapter 11. Tower records is gone and virgin megastore is also nearly gone.

    In some ways its a shame, one of my best kid memories was going to the TSS record store and playing 45s while searching for new music.

    Sometimes technology can be a downer.
     
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    I'm still an avid buyer of music in the record store(s). I find downloading music bland & boring. I still enjoy the aesthetics of an album too, for it gives more depth to the record. Maybe it's due to music being such a huge passion of mine, but I still enjoy supporting the artist, buying the c.d., opening it up, reading the liner notes, collecting & I love the process of buying too! Skimming through all of the c.d.'s, narrowing your choices down, etc. I find it sad this process has almost been eliminated. So long as record stores are still standing & c.d.'s are being made/sold, I'll still be there, in line, giving them my due.

    Thank you.
     
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    Audiophiles will probably keep CDs and vinyl around forever.
     
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    I haven't purchased a CD since '94.
     
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    I felt the same way about collecting LPs, but I forgot about it after I got my first CD player - which I won from a radio station on a be-the-9th-caller-and-name-the-last-6-songs deal.

    Last CD I bought? The last I remember is the soundtrack to Broken Flowers. Then I started downloading. I like the click to play ease and paying only for songs Iknow I like, tho I probably miss the deep tracks that would appeal to me if I heard them.
     
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    I'll still buy them because my experience with music over the interwebs one of a lot of seriously overcompressed files.
     
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    It's been years. I have a vast MP3 library.

    I usually move to the latest technology. I used to have lots of vinyl records, then converted them all to CDs and sold the vinyl. Then I had a bunch of CDs, converted them to MP3s and sold the CDs. Now I've got one hard drive with tens of thousands of MP3s.
     
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    You are right about that. Last CD I purchased in a store was about 2 years ago. But Xeno is right, the store is now closed and was a fixture in my city for 40 plus years, and is no more. That is kind of sad
     
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    Sounds like me.

    But I cheated :lol::lol:
     
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    My friends/family still think I'm crazy that I continue to purchase C.D.'s. As of late, I'm also finding LP's are a lot easier to come by via record stores now & this makes me very happy.
     

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