The Wall RIP

Random thought of the day: I came across a CD today that had a sticker that was once a common sighting–the blue and white lifetime guarantee sticker from The Wall. Whatever happened to The Wall music stores? Is that now FYE? And more importantly, what do I do if my CD goes kaput? The translation of the guarantee provided on those once ubiquitous stickers probably is something like, “The Wall provides a lifetime guarantee for this CD. The guarantee is for the lifetime of the CD or this establishment, whichever is shorter.”

3 Comments so far

  1. Cory (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

    A stupid, convoluted google search for the wall warranty cd fye gave me this:

    “FYE is a music store in many malls. They used to be known as THE WALL, but stopped that due to the inability to make good on their lifetime warranty on CDs. The name is an acronym meaning ‘for your entertainment'”

  2. Brandyn (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 6:54 am

    Ah, the mystery is solved. That is so funny that it is the guarantee that forced them to change! Well, it was a nice idea while it lasted.

  3. Chris (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

    I bet some of the reason behind that was people buying their used CDs, putting a sticker on the case (saved over from an earlier purchase) and then returning it to the store.

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