Dixons has decided to consign analogue radios to the gadget graveyard – a fate already suffered by VCRs, CRT TVs and analogue film cameras – and will stop selling the tuners in its shops, with all stock expected to be removed quicker than you can say DAB.
The high street store has also issued a hit list of products to be snuffed out in the not too distant future, which includes the trusty old personal CD player and portable stereo system.
The shop says DAB radios outsell analogue by a massive 30 to one and blames new digital tech for the on-going cull. With the market flooded by digital music jukeboxes and iPod compatible hi-fis, old analogue kit has been trampled into the ground by eager digital buyers.
Much like the way you can only buy cassettes in motorway service stations, airport duty-free branches will be one of only two stockists to continue to sell the good ol’ wireless – along with all stores in Ireland.
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