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Where do i buy CD's nowdays

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Steve Austin, 27 Aug 2007.

  1. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    HMV and Virgin seem to only stock mainstream rubbish, and i've not joined the ipod generation.

    so where can i buy Cd's without paying £15 each
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Play or Amazon - but better still if you can swallow your pride get them out from the library (most libraries in the country can order any CDs that are released). Hire charges will probably only be between 50p and £1...
     
  3. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    You're not Insecure, Pressursed, Over-taxed and Debt-riden? Good for you!

    I'd recommend Play too.
     
  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Bangkok!
    10 CDs for a fiver (cheaper if you're a good hagler) - and good quality too!
     
  5. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Location:
    UK
    Amazon.co.uk, Play.com or CD-WOW.com are ridiculously cheap and free delivery on everything.
     
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Melvil is spot on about the library. For a fiver a week I can own 5 cd's temporarily. They have to wait a couple of months for new releases but I've had some corkers out of there recently - things I wouldn't have thought about getting if paying top whack.
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I wouldn't dream of buying a CD now. Just download what you want from itunes and make your own, no duff tracks that you don't want and cheaper too.
     
  8. dmoan

    dmoan Über Member

    If you are trying to avoid 'mainstream rubbish', you could shop with Rough Trade.

    If you really, really want to avoid 'mainstream rubbish', I recommend CD-Baby. I love their ethos - [In•de•pen•dent: (adj.) Not having sold one's life, career, and creative works over to a corporation.]!
     
  9. Ashtrayhead

    Ashtrayhead Über Member

    Location:
    Belvedere, Kent.
  10. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    I'll second CDBaby. Many of the bands I podcast have albums for sale there. (Robin Tymm, Phideaux, Hungry Lucy, Freddy, Papermoon to name but a few).
     
  11. starseven

    starseven Guest

    I see people buying from play.com.
    Personally I use I tunes , just about anything you could want and non of the clutter of of cds. I know people have problems with the protection applied to their stuff but I honestly never notice, I buy it, it goes on the Ipod , I listen, seem ok to me. ;):biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  12. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I kind of have a 'principle' about online stores like itunes...they supply only information that is restricted. They don't sell a 'product' with a case, a booklet etc...something you can hold in your hands. It seems a bit rubbish and they must be making money hand over fist...
     
  13. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Location:
    UK
    Think I read about 75p of the 79p track price goes to the record companies or something stupid like that. ;)
     
  14. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    I haven't got an Ipod so little point in buying from itunes ;)


    i want CD's!
     
  15. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Their despatch email amused me when I first ordered from them:

    "Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with
    sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

    A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure
    it was in the best possible condition before mailing.

    Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over
    the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money
    can buy.

    We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party
    marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of
    Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!' to your package, on its way to you, in
    our private CD Baby jet on this day, Monday, July 3rd."