just spent the last two days on my knees in the back of a record shop sorting through shitloads of dnb n chatting to the owner about running record shops (since it's something i've always wanted to do). his is a second hand shop and he reckons that's your best bet because you don't have to stay on top of new releases, i.e. if you do badly one month, you don't have to fork out for new stock just stick with the stuff you've got. he also sells loads online. then on my way home last night i bumped into the guy who runs my favourite shop here and he's actually closed it for good because he couldn't afford to run it and keep buying in new stock. so now he's just selling stuff online. so my question is if a lot of shops are doing so badly(we've had loads close down here since 2006), and struggling to stay on top of new releases because they can't afford to buy them in, then what happens to vinyl? does this mean eventually (as in maybe 15yrs or so) artists will stop releasing their tracks on vinyl because there'll be less shops to buy it? then what happens to the djs that still spin vinyl? still, whatever happens,there'll ALWAYS be second hand record shops. and even though the net is great for finding and buying vinyl it's still a shame what's happening to the 'real world' shops.