I just got a sealed copy of the new The Best of Miles Davis CD for $4.99 on eBay. The CD looks exactly like the copies you would find in stores, except that there is a hole punched through the barcode. I assume this means the disc was not intended for sale in stores. Who punches the holes and why is it done? Do the record labels wholesale excess inventory and punch holes to distinguish wholesale discs as such? Are discs with holes punched defective in any way? There seems to be nothing wrong with my Miles Davis disc. I know that some discs become "cut-outs" when they are out of print, but the Miles Davis CD I bought is obviously in print. Anyone know what the deal is with holes punched through barcodes? Thanks in advance.