To me, the big news isn’t that Best Buy will stop selling CDs in June, it’s that they still sell $40 million worth a year. Over the 1026 still-operating Best Buy stores, that’s an average of less than $39,000 per store per year and if we take an average CD selling price of $10, that’s an annual total of 3900 units per year per store or 75 discs per week. That’s a LOT of floor space being taken up for netting out $100 a day.
I want to know who those 75 people are. And how many Best of The Eagles classic hits does any one household really need.
As a marker of just how much has changed over the last 15 years, don’t forget that Best Buy was once the most prominent music retailer in the United States.