Music Gets Affordable

Kudos to Circuit City for offering the 40 currently popular CD releases for $9.99 (each, that is)!

The 7 to 10 dollar range is where the price for mainstream music CDs should have been for at least the past 10 years. This kind of move by a major chain should help bring prices down elsewhere, though such reactionary online discount shops as DeepDiscountCD are lagging behind the trend so far. I hope Circuit City continues this offer permanently to prod the music CD market in a positive direction.

So will this help curb illegal downloading? Unlikely, since the bulk of the swappers are young folks with a minimal cash flow. But the record industry suits shouldn’t worry–as CD prices drop they’ll easily recover their profits as the rest of us start buying again.

Just beware of those copy-protected discshesitation.


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