Why are CD's decling in quality?

When CD came out in the 80's , they were marketed as 'indestructible'. They were built in such a way that they were almost impervious to any scratches and other damage.
As time went on, they declined in quality to the point that you could buy a cd and find it skipped on the first playing. Now many CD's I buy in the 21st Century seem to be incredibly vulnerable to damage. This is very frustrating.
.Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on this topic?
Or knowledge of why this has come about

Showing 3 responses by tomcy6

No I don't Lowrider, but there has been discussion of them here in the past.
There is cdJapan:


for the widest selection. They are in Japan and I've never ordered from them so I can't comment on their service, delivery time, etc.

To the op's question, I borrow cds from the library from time to time and unless I'm one of the first borrowers they are beat to crap but they usually still play just fine.

Click on the "Popular Formats" link on the left side of cdJapan's home page and it will take you to a list of "High Fidelity Formats" where there are explanations of and links to various premium quality discs.