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Even More on CD Price Competition

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 18, 2004 @ 11:08 am In Finance,Music | Comments Disabled

On Saturday, I swung by Best Buy to see what was on sale. Call it market research.

The post Xmas sales continue, with a surprising number of new CDs priced at $9.99. I picked up Coldplay’s “Rush of Blood to the Head [1]” (a 2002 release) for that price — I had never seen it on sale before. I had downloaded several songs, liked ‘em, and went out and bought the disc — consistent with my belief that the crappy sounding MP3s work best as a modern equivalent of radio airplay.

I also grabbed a few DVDs — John Cusack’s “Hi-Fidelity [2],” and a James Taylor [3] concert (119 minutes) . . . for the same $9.99!

Lastly, someone has been paying attention: Warp Records just put their entire catalogue up on their site as a fully downloadable collection of MP3s. Way cool, and very smart.

Warp Records
Best Buy [4]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Rush of Blood to the Head: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=222078&skuId=4740132&type=product

[2] Hi-Fidelity: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=31548&skuId=3984772&type=product

[3] James Taylor: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=40765&skuId=4882586&type=product

[4] Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com

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