[LINK] Damn! That fake "CD sales fell by" number again...
marty at supine.com
Fri Feb 13 14:13:13 EST 2004
$quoted_author = "Deus Ex Machina" ;
> the reality as far as I see it is that CD sales will fall because
> of the low cost of dvds. most dvds I am buying average around $20,
> when I pick up a cd for $30 I think you got to be joking. cd singles
> are even more disproportionately priced. its inevitable that sales
> for an overpiced item are going to fall.
Most singles are now coming out in the sub $5 range and the likes of Big W /
Kmart / JB HiFi are pushing them in that direction whether the record
companies like it or not.
New release albums are around $21 at these same places and stores like JB
HiFi, who seem to price all other full length albums (not just top 40 and
new release) around $25, with the range to match specialist stores are doing
a lot of business.
Personally, the only thing slowing my purchasing down is the copy control
"technology" being used by EMI (and possibly others). I can't bring myself
to buy deliberately "damaged" silver discs (they aren't CDs as far as I, and
Phillips, are concerned) and then have to worry about compatibility problems
with future hardware (CD, DVD and car audio) purchases.
"Ocean racing is like standing under a cold shower tearing up 5 pound notes."
- Edward Heath (ex British Prime Minister and Sydney-Hobart competitor)
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