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Old 11-12-2010, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where are the record stores?

All across America record stores are closing its doors. Who is to blame? There are a number a factors. One, the economy has hit everyone hard. No one is spending like they used to. Two, downloads. It seems that the younger generation would rather download than visit the local record store. Three, the internet. Before the internet, no one had much of a choice but to visit their local record store. Napster and iTunes are the primary reason of the downloading insurgent, along with recordable cd devices. I'm missing the aura
of the record store. All but memories now. I can recollect the days of purchasing three or four LPs on a weekly bases. A hangout to keep out of trouble. I lived for the record store. Now, I have to resolve in purchasing my music either over the internet or downloading. The record stores are becoming the thing of the past. And in the process, has forced record store owners to seek a new line of employment. This younger generation has no idea what they're missing. What lies in the future for music? No one knows for certain. But this could well be the end of the way we purchase to music.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used to love going to record stores I'm not sorry to see them go.

I can buy stuff online cheaper AND have more choice than I could ever have in any shop.

I don't really see what i'm missing out on here.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm only sixteen, so I can't remember a time when there were record stores. Because around here there is literally zero that sell lesser known albums. I mean FYE sells the more well known stuff, but no independently owned record stores are still kicking in this area, sadly. I absolutely hate ordering online honestly. I download WAY more than I'd like to avoid ordering online. Its just a hassle for me because I don't have a credit card or anything like that. So, I have to rely on someone to help me out normally. Plus I would just enjoy going to the record store and looking around and possibly meeting people with similar interest in music.

I'd say a large part of record stores closing shop is because people aren't purchasing music like they have in the past. Largely due to people downloading. Its also safe to assume people don't have the money to due music like they have in the past. Also for most people iTunes is way more convenient.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The FYE in my area gets a pretty decent selection of stuff, actually. They sell video games, music, and DVDs, along with random assorted other things, and they sell a lot of used CDs, which is where the gold really is. I got a nifty promo only copy of Rufus Wainwright's first album on CD for $1 there, because the case was cracked.
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