Best Buy store locations are planning to stop selling CDs starting July 2018 and people are not happy about the retailer’s decision.
First, my coworker (who is only 2 years younger than me) asks what AOL is, and then I find out that Best Buy is going to stop selling CD’s. I feel like I’ve aged 40 years in just a matter of minutes. pic.twitter.com/sv6e94AxCQ
— Katie Willard (@flight2themoon) February 6, 2018
Best Buy gonna stop selling cd's… 😫🤦🏻♂️
— Dan Kenny (@DanKenny) February 4, 2018
I just saw a report that Best Buy will stop selling CDs in July. Now I haven't bought a CD in quite some time but this still makes me very sad. #RIPCompactDiscs
— Becca Marie 🎅🏻 (@BexiBooWho) February 6, 2018
Best Buy discontinuing CD sales by July. Wow, I’m getting closer to being on an island. 🤟🏻
— Ellis White (@ew_cumberland) February 6, 2018
According to Billboard Best Buy recently told music suppliers it would be pulling CD’s from its stores by July 1 and the magazine is expecting Target to follow suit.
So, Best Buy and Target are going to stop selling CDs in store soon. That means the stores like Walmart won't be far behind. Are we at the death of the CD? The better question may be: Am I the only one who still enjoys popping a CD into the car stereo?
— Chris Culwell (@BeardedTVGuy) February 6, 2018
BestBuy to pull music CDs off shelves by July. Sad. Eight-thousand-million human beings and no room for any product diversity? It's a bland world after all. Victoria pro mediocritate
— Jim Eckberg (@advwks) February 6, 2018
#ImAfraidThat this is the day the music dies, because you can't buy CD's at Best Buy anymore!
— Evan Van (@MadAnter) February 6, 2018
Digital Trends reports sales of CD’s dropped more than 18% last year, whereas paid subscription services like Apple Music and Spotify increased by more than 60% last year.
Best Buy is pulling all cds by July 1st, what’s a girl to do who still only has a CD player in her car with 1000 cds
— 💀🖤 (@denazombie) February 6, 2018
— thomas w. (@thomasoutriding) February 6, 2018
Still people have taken to social media to express their unhappiness, calling the move “sad” and “depressing” and the “end of an era.”