CD’s have been going extinct for over a decade already. Any of these stores that are trying to juice out whatever they can from the CD business is only going to hurt their reputation. Time for these Judaica stores to refocus, and time for the Jewish music stores to face the reality that the Jewish music monopoly will not last forever.
I, personally have decided a cuople years ago to not buy any song or album that is not available digitally online. If everyone else would join in with me, I think we would see rapid change.