hmm im not so sure, i think what killed CD shops in that they largely only stocked the sort of crap that was in the charts, and all those actually buying and demandnig a real CD's had little option but to buy online. high street CD prices were stupidly expensive in the UK so it took little prodding to make buyers of chart rubbish move on line too. high prices and very very limited choice, that is what i think really killed them off. hell i regularly used to pay about £15 for a CD in the UK!!!