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    Do you still buy CDs?

    I think the last time I bought a CD was in 2007. I ended up getting an iPod in 2005 and just didn't see the point in buying CDs anymore. As time went on, my music taste changed and now most of what I enjoy is considering copyright free music so I can just download it online for free anyways. I don't know a single person who buys CDs anymore. I am curious if anyone here still does.

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    I got a couple a few years back. It was because I couldn't find it anywhere digitally. I also got a CD from one of my favourite artists on Bandcamp. Otherwise I don't feel any need to do so. They're just inconvenient and even hipsters continue to refuse CDs. Both vinyls and CDs are going the way of the dinosaurs. Vinyls always gradually degrade and CDs do rot.

    Eventually we'll get to the point where the only way to listen to a lot of music that isn't particularly popular will be through piracy. We'll have pirates to thank for the preservation of it. I think it'll become like abandonware. Legally grey but nobody gets chased for it.

    tl;dr: Physical music is rapidly on its way out. That will be true of video games soon enough. Not saying that's a good thing in any way, but it's just the way it is.

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    Whenever I think of CD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmanmark08 View Post
    Whenever I think of CD's

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    My ex had a HUGE binder filled with cd's he kept in his truck. That was back in 2006. That was the last I had seen one of those. I think my niece might have a binder with some in them in her car but she likes the idea of having physical copies of music. I never saw it though, never been in her car. lol

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    I have 6 or 7 CDs in my car right now.
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    I've known people with several binders full of pirate copies of DVDs. One of whom still keeps these giant binders around. I don't understand the logic behind it. He has a 4K TV, the means to pirate and watch nearly all of these videos in full HD and in some cases 4K. Yet a large space of one of his rooms is occupied by these binders. He hasn't opened most of these binders in several years.

    I guess that's just called being a pack rat. But if you're going to hoard an abundance of something, at least make it genuine versions. But like I said in the other post, even the genuine CDs/DVDs are going to die off eventually so I just see it as pointless. I only give a damn about physical media when it's something that cannot be replicated digitally. In terms of video games, most retro game platforms have emulators available that are indistinguishable to almost everyone. You can use adapters to play the games using the original controllers too. An arcade machine is whole different story. I'd love to own a few of those if I lived in a large house and had the money for it. As for music, we've got jukeboxes. If I had one of those (which are really awesome) I'd see real justification for owning physical discs.

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    I can understand holding onto things you can't find online for whatever reasoon in terms of movies, music, or TV shows. Not everything gets upgraded or makes its way online. But generally, most music can be heard online be it on YouTube or through a place like Apple i-Tunes.

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    I never actually owned any music CDs growing up. By the time I started seriously getting into music in my mid to late teens I was already in an era of widely shared digital music and iPod nanos, so they already seemed largely outdated.

    In hindsight I can appreciate the collectability aspect of owning an out of print CD, but I think vinyl would scratch that itch far better for collectors.
    I know that if I were to ever start investing money in physical music, it would definitely be vinyl and not CD.

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