Remember the good old days of strolling into Best Buy, running to the different aisles and just searching for the latest DVD or CD that had come out because you wanted to physically get your hands on the newest and hottest release!

Those were the days, and now it seems that they may be a thing of the past. *Cries in Spanish*

In a move that's sending shockwaves through the entertainment world (not me being dramatic) Best Buy is reportedly pulling the plug on physical media which means no more browsing through aisles filled with DVDs and Blu-rays.

It's a bittersweet farewell to an era that many of us hold dear and for many of us the question we need answered is, WHY?!

Well, it seems the rise of digital streaming services has dealt a crushing blow to the once-thriving physical media market. With people flocking to online platforms for their entertainment fix, Best Buy is simply adapting to the changing times.

And let's not forget the unsung heroes of Best Buy's media department – those dedicated souls who helped us navigate the maze of movie titles and gaming gems. Where else can you find such personalized assistance in today's retail landscape?

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Sure, there are other options out there – Walmart with its bargain bin offerings and Amazon with its endless virtual aisles. But let's face it, nothing beats the experience of searching through physical discs and begging your parents to buy you the latest Michael Jackson CD because you need to see what cool poster is inside of it!

So, what does this mean for the future of movie ownership? With Disney also scaling back on physical media, it seems we're hurtling towards an all-digital world. Sadness.

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