closetchild to discontinue sale of visual CDs in 3 of its stores

second hand lolita and visual kei shop closetchild has announced that they are currently holding a special sale of visual CDs at 3 of its stores - Ikebukuro, Yokohama, and Osaka - until August 15. CDs will be marked 80% off its original price, and this doesn’t include the online store. Afterwards, the store will discontinue visual CD sales altogether in mid-September at the aforementioned locations.

However, the Shinjuku shop will still continue selling visual CDs, and presumably the online store as well :pray:

~2021年8月15日まで!
closetchild池袋店&横浜店&大阪店店頭限定!
CD&GOODS売り尽くしSALE第一弾!
全品80%OFF!!!
日頃ご利用頂きまして誠にありがとうございます。
この度closetchild池袋店&横浜店&大阪店にて行っておりました
VISUAL CD販売を9月中旬で取り扱いを中止する事となりました。
(closetchild新宿店では通常通りVISUAL CDの取り扱いを継続いたします。)
今まで沢山のお客様にご愛顧を頂きまして誠にありがとうございました。
8月15日まで全品80%OFFとなりますので、
この機会に是非ともご利用をお願い致します。
※対象店舗ヴィジュアル系CD/GOODS店頭アイテムが全品80%オフとなります。
※オンラインショップ対象外となります。

https://www.closet-child.com/event/80offsale-3/

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getting more concerned for the scene with each passing day tbh

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dang, i was hoping the offer would be on their online shop as well…

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80% off and then out of the game my word, that must be some IMMOVABLE product…

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Does that mean that they will start selling only non-visual kei stuff?

Hits the lottery Sooo ima buy this and this and this lol. :sob:

just a sign of more things moving out online. I’m glad they lasted this long tbh.

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News feels real bad man. I wonder what the rationale is. Vk must not bringing in the money?

To be fair some of their second hand goods are higher than the original price brand new which doesn’t really make sense. Guess other websites like Mercari where people sell stuff second hand way cheaper are probably getting the lions share of buyers. I do personally still use closetchild on occasion so aslong as the online store is still good to go I’m happy. Haha.

Compare the scene to 2015, since then many major band (Mejibray, Girugamesh, Screw etc) disbanded and we arent even getting new bands like we used to. Now max 1 or 2 pops up every month, back then that was the weekly number.

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This is unfortunate but I can’t say I’m surprised. If I had to guess, they’re sitting on a lot of CDs from an older era of vkei and jrock. With these older bands fading away to time more and more each year, there are probably less and less people buying their stock. It’s good to hear they’re not getting rid of visual CDs completely. I’ve found some amazing things on their webstore.

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Found out about this awhile back,
Ikebukuro stores cd section was always really bad in variety besides live dvds and sometimes books. I mean who wants to buy type a b c d of some newer idol band thats been disbanded for 5 years now. Lots of junk and the shop is pretty crammed so good move overall.
Puresound shinjuku is now half used dvds and porn.
Gotta think business wise with mercari and the vk of now not going to be worth squat in the future for used cd shops.

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Popped into the Ikebukuro and Yokohama stores today to check out the sale but there wasn’t a great deal to pick up that I either don’t have already or am not interested in. 80% is a huge discount though so can’t complain at getting 6 CDs for about 1700 yen.

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Definitely worth a few gambles at those prices.