I always thought it was the beginning of the end for Dick Smith Electronics when they stopped selling… well, electronics, and got into consumer goods like kettles and fridges.
Now JB Hifi might be going the same way, with their JB Hifi Home operation, which has moved into some of their stores, and sells stuff online.
I suppose they see the writing on the wall around digital media such as movies and music, moving away from discs and to online. Still, it may not bode well for their future.
Personally, I still buy CDs and Blu-ray discs. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but to me there’s something a little more trustworthy about physical media — I have more confidence that my purchase will still be usable, say, in a couple of decades from now.
In fact my oldest CDs are about 25 years old — I’m not sure I have much digital-only media that old, other than plain old text files.