There have always been audiophiles that worship vinyl. But you can't get those records in just any store. However, they are around if you know where to look. More people are catching the vinyl bug and some mainstream retailers, including Fred Meyer and Best Buy have started stocking vinyl once again. In this era of mp3s and iPods where it's just as easy to buy CDs online as to go to the mall, there's still something about vinyl records that's more tactile. People want to hold them and touch them when buying. Moreover, they're fragile, so shipping them can be problematic. So in a lot of ways it makes sense for vinyl records to return to brick-and-mortar locations. Now, if only companies would start carrying record players too.