Woolworths to stop selling Cd singles

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  1. thecritix macrumors 6502

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Only 8 million CD singles sold in 2007, pathetic, no wonder they're not bothering. How many do you have to shift to get a #1 here these days? It can't be many.

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  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I wonder why record labels bother releasing physical singles. Surely they produce many more discs than actually get bought. You only need to sell about 10,000 to get into the top ten.

    They could save a ton of money.
     
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    Waiting for a single to load, you could have played half the song on a 45 rmp single.

    Not practical, just a money grabber.

    iTunes, or similar, is the place for singles now.
     
  5. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    I don't usually buy singles but I did pick up The Cure's new single on CD. I prefer the sound quality and enjoy having something physical.

    Although that was the first single I have bought in years- I prefer to buy albums (again on CD).

    But I would never consider buying them from Woolworths... or even HMV. Why bother when online stores are so much cheaper.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Who goes to Woolworths for music anyway, let alone buys singles.
     
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    Poor Woolworths. They really are a bit of a nondescript shop. I think I did buy some music there about 10 years ago... Woolworths are good for sweeties and that's about it. Once you grow up (and before you have kids) what are they for?
     
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    The original US Woolworth's chain closed down about ten years ago, but their British arm spun off as an independent company several decades ago and still exists.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I never knew that Foot Locker was a spin off of Woolworth.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    not surprising, but some artists are rather creative with their 'singles' such as NIN and Tool, but for the most part you won't find singles in most places here and it really isn't worth the effort imo.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I have never bought a single. They are a waste of money.
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    depends on what you value. i do buy NIN's and Tool's (well Tool's were DVD singles with the video and other goodies included, and released years after the songs... but still....)

    if it has some cool tracks or bsides i'll consider it depending on band etc.
     
  15. DAC47 macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised its taken them so long to stop
    singles have been a total pain for music retail for ages
    poor margins and a high turnover in the charts means you always get stock left over, that you have to send back or put in the 25p sale bin

    digital download is obviously the way to go with this
     

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