Is Best Buy Now Removing DVDs, Blu Rays From Its Stores In Minnesota?
Best Buy said it was going to stop selling DVDs and Blu-rays at the end of the holiday season, so are they no longer selling them here in Minnesota?
It's the end of an era. All good things must come to an end. And any other cliches you can think of about things coming to an end. Because it may already be the end of the line for DVDs and Blu-rays at Minnesota-based Best Buy.
In case you missed it, Best Buy let the word slip last October that it was going to stop selling those ubiquitous DVDs and Blu-rays at its stores here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and across the country once the 2023 holiday season was over.
This Digital Bits story confirmed that Best Buy said it was set to phase out all physical media here in 2024. And now comes word that it may already be too late if you want to grab a physical copy of your favorite movie, show, or series in formats including Blu-rays, DVDs, and 4K Ultra HD DVDs.
According to this Reddit feed, some Best Buy stores stopped selling those old stand-bys earlier this week. I haven't been to any Minnesota Best Buy locations yet this year to confirm if the DVDs and Blu-rays are gone. Back in October, this CBS News story quoted a Best Buy statement which explained the reasoning behind their decision:
'To state the obvious, the way we watch movies and TV shows is much different today than it was decades ago,' a Best Buy spokesman said in a statement in the story. 'Making this change gives us more space and opportunity to bring customers new and innovative tech for them to explore, discover and enjoy,' CBS News noted.
And, okay, be honest here: Did you even know that you could still BUY a DVD or Blu-Ray? I have to say I didn't. About the only time we used to watch a DVD or Blu-Ray anymore was during the holidays.
However, within the last few years, since we bought a new TV and moved our only remaining DVD player downstairs, we've been able to find just about ANY holiday favorite we had on DVD or Blu-Ray online on some streaming service.
I'm not really surprised, seeing as we'd also heard last fall that Netflix announced it had mailed out its last DVDs, as well. This Best Buy news is just the latest in an ever-evolving society, I guess. Speaking of things that aren't around anymore, keep scrolling to check out some of the biggest brand names that have also gone away as well as some of the hottest toys that got their start at the same time as the Blu-Rays and DVDs did.
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