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#286183 - 2019-07-03 18:49 CD’s Increasing in Price
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Lately, when trawling through Amazon, I’ve noticed that the price of CD’s is escalating.

I suspect with high street competition being stifled, and the proliferation of streaming services, this is the likely cause.

I noted that many of my existing albums (that were once readily available in-store) that typically cost around £10 are now around the £60 mark.


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#286184 - 2019-07-03 19:41 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: spinaltap]
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I made exactly that point in the recent thread about HMV's recent close call. Amazon did the same thing about 6 years ago when HMV last went into administration. And for all their choice and bargain prices, I believe they will do exactly the same in every other field when the high street finally gasps it's last. Time honoured business practices: buy out the competition, or undercut until they go under.

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#286186 - 2019-07-03 22:15 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: Mr Meridian]
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The price of horse shoes is much higher than it was a hundred years ago, and it's really hard to to find a good farrier. Is this a grand conspiracy on the part of car manufacturers? Horse population in the US dropped from 20 million in 1915 to 4 million in 1960. Were the car manufacturers slitting horses throats? What is the media not telling us?!

Is there a conspiracy, or is it just the CD sales have returned to 1987 levels and will soon be a rare and pricey thing, only for discerning (and monied) audiophiles?


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#286220 - 2019-07-05 10:38 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: JamieB]
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An excellent post.


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#286221 - 2019-07-05 11:11 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: spinaltap]
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Originally Posted By spinaltap
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I noted that many of my existing albums (that were once readily available in-store) that typically cost around £10 are now around the £60 mark.
A quick check on some of my random albums and still £10 or less! Vinyl does seem to be expensive though.


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#286225 - 2019-07-05 13:51 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: GMT]
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Most of my now expensive CD’s are by American performers.


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#286228 - 2019-07-05 15:25 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: spinaltap]
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Well Beyonce hasn't gone up in price unless your looking at:

Lifesize Beyonce - which is still a bargain in my eyes!


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#286237 - 2019-07-06 03:37 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: GMT]
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I've just looked up a dozen of my regularly-played CDs on Amazon & none were as much as £10.


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#286241 - 2019-07-06 08:33 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: Not'arf]
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I will qualify my previous comment, in that my American Jazz performers' CD's have substantively increased in price.


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#286320 - 2019-07-12 20:00 Re: CD’s Increasing in Price [Re: spinaltap]
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Are you certain this is a general trend? I watch various blu rays and their prices fluctuate wildly, for reasons that are clear only to Amazon.


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