That's how much I paid for a chart CD from Virgin back in 1997. Flicking through some CDs today I noticed one that still had the price sticker (I usually take them off to avoid reminding myself how much I spend...).
Now, obviously £13.99 was a lot more 11 years ago than it is now, and these days I wouldn't pay more than 9 quid for a CD, and there are racks and racks of recent releases at a fiver.
Why have they come down so much in price? I doubt it's just because the manufacturers / retailers are really nice guys...