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43 Stores That Have Closed & You Will Never Be Able To Shop At Again

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Media Play

Adam Lautenbach for WikiMedia

The first Media Play store opened in 1992, and more locations soon followed as owners Musicland sought to expand. Media Play carried a wide variety of products: movies, music, books, even video games. It was a teenager’s dream, and the chain was quite popular. At first. Unfortunately, Media Play just couldn’t keep up with their competition. Between big box stores like Best Buy and online stores like Amazon, Media Play just didn’t have what it took to keep customers coming in. The chain was purchased by Best Buy itself in 2001, which sold it again soon after. With disappointing sales and mounting debts, Media Play went under, and all locations were closed by 2006.

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