Good luck finding a CRT in-store, period!
They pretty much cleared all those out of my area around 3 years ago when Circuit City was going under.
Nobody, and I repeat, nobody, sells CRT’s locally (my area) in stores now. It’s all about thin sets since they’re far less bulky and much lighter than same screen-sized, thicker CRT’s.
CRT’s are still technically better in certain areas than thin sets and WILL last longer than any thin set on the market now. CRT technology has basically become obsolete due to stricter appliance energy consumption laws and the convenience most people want.
If you have a decent computer store, they’ll carry some reasonably priced monitors like the ASUS. Myh local Micro Center had difficulty keeping the ASUS 27" monitor in stock during December. There was a $30 mail-in rebate that lowered the set to $269 before tax. Of course, you still had to pay $300 + tax in-store before you could walk out with that set! :lol: