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Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on January 04, 2019, 10:25:16 AM
£5 each for Sam Sweeney's The Unfinished Violin and The Band of Love's Folk Fever in the HMV sale yesterday.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 04, 2019, 11:09:52 AM

£5 each for Sam Sweeney's The Unfinished Violin and The Band of Love's Folk Fever in the HMV sale yesterday.
Result!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on January 04, 2019, 11:13:15 AM
£3.99 for the Stills & Collins cd Everybody Knows at HMV yesterday. Picked up Karine Polwart's latest album too. And a Queen dvd.

I had a look through their vinyl section but I can't bring myself to buy LPs any more. Feels like I've been there, done that. Last year I bought a new turntable and although I always thought I'd taken good care of my records over the years, this new turntable is showing just how worn out many of them now are. Quite depressing really.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on January 04, 2019, 11:42:16 AM


£5 each for Sam Sweeney's The Unfinished Violin and The Band of Love's Folk Fever in the HMV sale yesterday.
Result!


I wasn't quite sure about the whole concept of the Band of Love album, but was prepared to give it a punt at that price, and after one listening I have to say it isn't half bad!  It probably helps that, apart from some of the real standards on there, I don't know the songs really well.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 04, 2019, 12:05:39 PM

£3.99 for the Stills & Collins cd Everybody Knows at HMV yesterday. Picked up Karine Polwart's latest album too. And a Queen dvd.

I had a look through their vinyl section but I can't bring myself to buy LPs any more. Feels like I've been there, done that. Last year I bought a new turntable and although I always thought I'd taken good care of my records over the years, this new turntable is showing just how worn out many of them now are. Quite depressing really.



Ooh, I'd like that. Must have a look.

My experience with vinyl has been the opposite. I was playing some Elton John albums before Christmas that I had not played in many years (admittedly not the better ones. It was the run of albums from A Single Man to Reg Strikes Back, with the exception of Too Low For Zero which I have on CD) and was surprised to find how well they played. One album jumped on one track and I think that was just a bit of dirt in the groove. My problem with new vinyl is the cost of it. I would like to buy more, especially if it comes with a download code. I have bought the latest album by Savoy and the reconfigured double album version of ELO's Secret Messages during 2018 but mostly I can get 3 CDs for the cost of a single vinyl album so the pricing is prohibitive.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Albie on January 04, 2019, 05:26:35 PM
From my local Red Cross shop today;

Live Licks - Stones
Thanksgiving - Boo Hewerdine
Neon Bible and Funeral - Arcade Fire
Nineteeneighties and Ladies Love Oracle - Grant-Lee Phillips
Tank and Enemy of the Enemy - Asian Dub Foundation
Gorky 5 - Gorkys Zygotic Mynci
In Concert - The Beach Boys
Together - SE/TVZ/GC
Road Rock - Neil Young
The Devils Right Hand - Steve Earle (only bought for the one track I didn't have)
The Chase - Wolfstone
Boomslang - Johnny Marr and the Healers
At War With The Mystics - Flaming Lips

16 CDs in all, some doubles, for the total of £4.


And from the doggy and moggy helpers round the corner, The Best Pub Jukebox....Ever, and also The Best One Hit Wonders In The World.....Ever, both doubles for 30p each. And last week from the same place, Old No.1 and Texas Cookin' both by Guy Clark for 30p each.

Charity shops are great  8)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 04, 2019, 06:15:20 PM

From my local Red Cross shop today;




That is officially a good haul!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: blagden on January 04, 2019, 08:58:25 PM
Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on January 04, 2019, 10:12:24 PM
All I ever seem to see in charity shops round here are One Direction and Enrique Iglesias!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 04, 2019, 10:16:57 PM

Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



That's a debate for the charity, not for the buyer.  Imho.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Albie on January 05, 2019, 01:05:48 AM

Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



It's the market rate in town. A couple of shops try selling them for a quid for a while, but have to have sales at 50p in order to clear some of them. DVDs are between 20p and 50p. Books similar, although one shop has them at a quid.
If the CDs had been, say, a quid, I would have bought the Steve Earle/TVZ/Guy Clark one, and perhaps an Arcade Fire one, the rest would have stayed there. As it is the Wolfstone CD had been there since October or maybe September trying to tempt me and I finally succumbed.

I've given loads of stuff to charity shops and it's as much about wanting it to be used again as expecting much money to be made.

Oakengates is a smallish market town and there are seven charity shops and another one opening soon. Prices have to be competitive.

I think in the next year or two some charity shops will stop donations of DVDs and CDs because there isn't enough demand, except at very cheap prices (and not always then).


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Albie on January 05, 2019, 01:14:08 AM

All I ever seem to see in charity shops round here are One Direction and Enrique Iglesias!


They have obviously had a donation from a "proper" music fan, or maybe more than one. As well as those I bought I left some by Steve Earle, the Coral, Bruce, and Tom Waits because I already had them, and also several by The Fall, Morrisey, The The, Manu Chao, Arab Strap, William Orbit to name a few. It's normally boy bands and pan pipes.  :D


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on January 09, 2019, 03:46:53 PM
Having given Roger Daltery's "As Long As I Have You" album a listen on Spotify I found they were selling it half price in HMV on vinyl so I thought I'd treat myself. I know I said elsewhere on here recently that I couldn't bring myself to buy any more vinyl but old habits die hard.

It's almost a Who album as Pete plays guitar on most of the tracks and Roger credits him as being the reason why the album got finished, interrupted as it was by Daltrey's health problems. And Andy Cutting plays melodion on the final track.

The guy who served me assured me that no store closures or redundancies have been announced and not to believe what the press are saying about HMV's imminent demise. I hope he's right.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Mark Donmall on January 14, 2019, 12:12:35 PM


Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



It's the market rate in town. A couple of shops try selling them for a quid for a while, but have to have sales at 50p in order to clear some of them. DVDs are between 20p and 50p. Books similar, although one shop has them at a quid.



As a regular frequenter of charity shops in different towns I think the pricing is pretty consistent across the country. My home town has around 15 charity shops at present. Most sell CDs, DVDs, books for between 50p and £1.00, some do 3 for 2 offers as well.

The exceptions tend to be those charities which run specialist book/music shops. I need to declare an interest here as I am a volunteer in my local Oxfam bookshop, specifically looking after donations of vinyl. Our prices tend to be higher, typically £1.99 for a CD vinyl LP or paperback book but can be significantly higher if item is of value. Donated items are researched and prices on sites such as eBay, Amazon and more specialist sites (e.g. Discogs for vinyl/CDs) are checked to gain an idea of market value and a fair sale price set to maximise income. Obviously this is largely a question of time and resource that a particular shop has when it comes to evaluating donations. For many it is no doubt easier to adopt a standard price across the board, which can be great news for those who have picked up the kind of bargains posted here over the years, myself included.

Interestingly, with the increased 'hipness' of vinyl, I am seeing some charity shops selling old LPs at significantly higher prices than I would consider they are actually worth.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 14, 2019, 06:13:20 PM



Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



It's the market rate in town. A couple of shops try selling them for a quid for a while, but have to have sales at 50p in order to clear some of them. DVDs are between 20p and 50p. Books similar, although one shop has them at a quid.



As a regular frequenter of charity shops in different towns I think the pricing is pretty consistent across the country. My home town has around 15 charity shops at present. Most sell CDs, DVDs, books for between 50p and £1.00, some do 3 for 2 offers as well.

The exceptions tend to be those charities which run specialist book/music shops. I need to declare an interest here as I am a volunteer in my local Oxfam bookshop, specifically looking after donations of vinyl. Our prices tend to be higher, typically £1.99 for a CD vinyl LP or paperback book but can be significantly higher if item is of value. Donated items are researched and prices on sites such as eBay, Amazon and more specialist sites (e.g. Discogs for vinyl/CDs) are checked to gain an idea of market value and a fair sale price set to maximise income. Obviously this is largely a question of time and resource that a particular shop has when it comes to evaluating donations. For many it is no doubt easier to adopt a standard price across the board, which can be great news for those who have picked up the kind of bargains posted here over the years, myself included.

Interestingly, with the increased 'hipness' of vinyl, I am seeing some charity shops selling old LPs at significantly higher prices than I would consider they are actually worth.


My main gripe with these specialist charity shops (especially Oxfam, I'm afraid) is that they take very little (both books and records) account of condition, and when they do, they generally get it wrong.  A Fine copy of the first Fairport album is not worth the same amount of money as a Good copy.  But they consistently (and frustratingly) seem to think it is.  I'm sure your shop is the exception to my rule!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on January 15, 2019, 10:53:34 AM




Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



It's the market rate in town. A couple of shops try selling them for a quid for a while, but have to have sales at 50p in order to clear some of them. DVDs are between 20p and 50p. Books similar, although one shop has them at a quid.



As a regular frequenter of charity shops in different towns I think the pricing is pretty consistent across the country. My home town has around 15 charity shops at present. Most sell CDs, DVDs, books for between 50p and £1.00, some do 3 for 2 offers as well.

The exceptions tend to be those charities which run specialist book/music shops. I need to declare an interest here as I am a volunteer in my local Oxfam bookshop, specifically looking after donations of vinyl. Our prices tend to be higher, typically £1.99 for a CD vinyl LP or paperback book but can be significantly higher if item is of value. Donated items are researched and prices on sites such as eBay, Amazon and more specialist sites (e.g. Discogs for vinyl/CDs) are checked to gain an idea of market value and a fair sale price set to maximise income. Obviously this is largely a question of time and resource that a particular shop has when it comes to evaluating donations. For many it is no doubt easier to adopt a standard price across the board, which can be great news for those who have picked up the kind of bargains posted here over the years, myself included.

Interestingly, with the increased 'hipness' of vinyl, I am seeing some charity shops selling old LPs at significantly higher prices than I would consider they are actually worth.


My main gripe with these specialist charity shops (especially Oxfam, I'm afraid) is that they take very little (both books and records) account of condition, and when they do, they generally get it wrong.  A Fine copy of the first Fairport album is not worth the same amount of money as a Good copy.  But they consistently (and frustratingly) seem to think it is.  I'm sure your shop is the exception to my rule!


Amen to that. A trashed coy of a rare or rareish record is not worth the 'book price'.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on January 23, 2019, 05:16:00 PM
If anyone happens to visit Badlands in Chelt, there's a copy of the CD release of RTs Strict Tempo in their sale section. 50% off £12.99. I'd have bought it, but I already have a copy.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 24, 2019, 07:37:46 PM

Anyone with a passing interest in up-tempo, feelgood, bluegrass flavoured jam band music could do worse than downloading "Travelogue 2018" a monster Nugs.net freebie (mp3) from the fab String Cheese Incident. Four CDs worth culled from last year's shows, coming in at 4.5+ hours. An 'andsome bargain indeed.  :)


http://nugs.net/browse/music/20917/The-String-Cheese-Incident-mp3-flac-download-Travelogue-2018


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 24, 2019, 08:26:02 PM


Anyone with a passing interest in up-tempo, feelgood, bluegrass flavoured jam band music could do worse than downloading "Travelogue 2018" a monster Nugs.net freebie (mp3) from the fab String Cheese Incident. Four CDs worth culled from last year's shows, coming in at 4.5+ hours. An 'andsome bargain indeed.  :)


http://nugs.net/browse/music/20917/The-String-Cheese-Incident-mp3-flac-download-Travelogue-2018



I used to really enjoy SCI.  Did you see them when they came over?  They can be a bit one dimensional but that is hard to resist!  Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 24, 2019, 09:59:30 PM



Anyone with a passing interest in up-tempo, feelgood, bluegrass flavoured jam band music could do worse than downloading "Travelogue 2018" a monster Nugs.net freebie (mp3) from the fab String Cheese Incident. Four CDs worth culled from last year's shows, coming in at 4.5+ hours. An 'andsome bargain indeed.  :)


http://nugs.net/browse/music/20917/The-String-Cheese-Incident-mp3-flac-download-Travelogue-2018



I used to really enjoy SCI.  Did you see them when they came over?  They can be a bit one dimensional but that is hard to resist!  Thanks for the heads up.


Yeah, saw a great show at the Union Chapel & again in Oxford on their next visit, before succumbing to my all consuming Dead addiction. Not heard any SCI for a few years, but was very impessed with this.  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 28, 2019, 05:38:01 PM
Doesn't get much more of a bargain than this.  Free Teardrop Explodes download from '79 from the man himself:

https://www.headheritage.co.uk/the-teardrop-explodes-bristol-1979/?fbclid=IwAR2c7rqdgGDFuPGUub4lYxHVPolmcV3dD04OOX3X7gW8UkV2dTjrUKpZbQE



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on January 28, 2019, 08:03:00 PM



Anyone with a passing interest in up-tempo, feelgood, bluegrass flavoured jam band music could do worse than downloading "Travelogue 2018" a monster Nugs.net freebie (mp3) from the fab String Cheese Incident. Four CDs worth culled from last year's shows, coming in at 4.5+ hours. An 'andsome bargain indeed.  :)


http://nugs.net/browse/music/20917/The-String-Cheese-Incident-mp3-flac-download-Travelogue-2018




Thanks for the tip Ian. I'd not heard any SCI before, but I have to agreed with DMJS - it's a bit one-dimensional for my tastes, but fine to stick on a USB stick for long car journeys, like this weekend just gone...

I used to really enjoy SCI.  Did you see them when they came over?  They can be a bit one dimensional but that is hard to resist!  Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Jim on January 28, 2019, 10:54:56 PM

Doesn't get much more of a bargain than this.  Free Teardrop Explodes download from '79 from the man himself:

https://www.headheritage.co.uk/the-teardrop-explodes-bristol-1979/?fbclid=IwAR2c7rqdgGDFuPGUub4lYxHVPolmcV3dD04OOX3X7gW8UkV2dTjrUKpZbQE




Thanks for that David😍👽


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: AdrianW on February 08, 2019, 01:04:14 AM
This may be old news, but Sainsburys have what looks to be an attractive two for £25 offer on a range of vinyl records, including some double albums. Pity I no longer have a working record deck.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on February 08, 2019, 06:35:48 AM

This may be old news, but Sainsburys have what looks to be an attractive two for £25 offer on a range of vinyl records, including some double albums. Pity I no longer have a working record deck.


Buy them for when you do!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on February 13, 2019, 07:29:42 PM
Not really a bargain, but still RELATIVELY cheap for what it is, I just bought a copy of this (SF Sorrow autographed vinyl set) for the (in lieu of) pension fund.  My God, it's beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhL9NCYSF6w


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on March 19, 2019, 09:12:03 AM
For £3 each yesterday - from Quicksilver Music, Market St, Southport - a cracking little shop! - the Ric Sanders Group at Lincoln cathedral (standard CD and binaural/DTS/mpeg video CD) and Johnny Cash "Ain't No Grave).


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PL (Peter) on March 20, 2019, 07:25:29 AM
Well bought - Ric Sanders Group at Lincoln Cathedral - a beautiful album.
Enjoy


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on April 04, 2019, 06:57:29 AM
Another charity shop bargain - an "industry-only", ie not for commercial sale, double CD of trad, Gaelic and Scots music. Breabach, AfroCelts, Skipinnish, Julie Fowlis, Blue Rose Code, Kris Drever and many more... 34 tracks of fine tunes, songs, arrangements and playing. All for £1.50!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on April 05, 2019, 04:46:33 PM
Signed Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge?  Fifteen quid?  Er, ok, then...

https://burningshed.com/store/ape/artists-ape/peter-blegvad-andy-partridge/peterblegvad_gonward_boxset



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on April 11, 2019, 04:52:07 PM
If you've be tempted to exchange (admittedly for a relative pittance) any of your unwanted CDs or DVDs via the "recyclabox" units to be found in a number of supermarkets... it's too late - as I just discovered. Disks are no longer accepted, just electronic (media) devices, phones etc. Bah! >:(


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on April 14, 2019, 10:36:19 PM
£2 from a charity shop in Middlesbrough today: Jerry Donahue's Telecasting Recast cd.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on May 01, 2019, 02:31:15 PM
4 items for £20 at HMV today

Sarah Jarosz's Undercurrent and Rhiannon Giddens' Freedom Highway for 7 and 8 quid respectively and they're doing 2 books for a fiver so I picked up Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell and Billy Bragg's Still Suitable for Miners.

I couldn't remember exactly where I'd heard Sarah Jarosz before but I'm glad I bought her cd as it's a fine collection of songs. Her voice reminds me of someone like Alison Krauss or Gillian Welch. That sort of sound anyway.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on May 01, 2019, 02:54:33 PM


I couldn't remember exactly where I'd heard Sarah Jarosz before but I'm glad I bought her cd as it's a fine collection of songs. Her voice reminds me of someone like Alison Krauss or Gillian Welch. That sort of sound anyway.



She was on the main stage at Shrewsbury FF a couple of years ago, if you were there or watched the live feed.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on May 01, 2019, 03:39:02 PM


I couldn't remember exactly where I'd heard Sarah Jarosz before but I'm glad I bought her cd as it's a fine collection of songs. Her voice reminds me of someone like Alison Krauss or Gillian Welch. That sort of sound anyway.



She was on the main stage at Shrewsbury FF a couple of years ago, if you were there or watched the live feed.


Nope I wasn't there and don't think I saw the live feed. I think it was a video or two I saw last year of the band she's in called I'm With Her. Again, I saw their cd in HMV but just knew I'd seen the name somewhere. I wasn't having a good time remembering things as I knew I'd heard a track by Rhiannon Giddens on the latest Songlines cd but couldn't remember the name of the group she's in and couldn't get online on my phone to google her. That group is called Her Native Daughters which also features Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago.



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 07, 2019, 06:19:54 PM
Quite an expensive bargain, but arguably a bargain nonetheless.  From Richard Morton Jack (on Facebook) via his closed Psychedelic Supermarket FB site:

"Last year an Apple acetate surfaced containing music put together in London and Dublin in 1974 by Chris Thompson, as a possible follow-up release to his classic 1973 Village Thing LP. Thankfully, it was bought by Donald McLeod, a fellow New Zealander, with the intention of working with Chris to share it with fellow music lovers.

Donald has specially pressed 40 copies on heavy lilac vinyl, exclusively for sale through me to collectors in the UK / Europe, on a first-come, first-served basis.

They come in a thick printed board (350gsm) sleeve, containing an insert (with background notes and images) and a poster.

In addition, Chris will sign / dedicate them if you wish.
The cost is 35 GBP (+ P&P from the UK). If you would like one, please PM me. As ever, when they’re gone, they’re gone!"


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on May 07, 2019, 10:15:54 PM
Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 08, 2019, 06:37:18 AM

Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many



This is the (so far, I think) unreleased follow up, Alan  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on May 08, 2019, 06:45:08 AM
Yesterday... a Taraf de Haidouks live cd "Band of Gypsies", The Necks "Silverwater", and the 2005 deluxe reissue of Talking Heads' "Remain in Light", which includes a dvda with a 5.1 surroundsound mix. All for £4.99.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on May 08, 2019, 01:23:12 PM


Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many



This is the (so far, I think) unreleased follow up, Alan  :)


So I've discovered since posting David - I joined the Fbk page and looked at the advert. Sold out already, so.i wont be tempted, but thanks for flagging it up.  ::)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 08, 2019, 06:17:14 PM



Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many



This is the (so far, I think) unreleased follow up, Alan  :)


So I've discovered since posting David - I joined the Fbk page and looked at the advert. Sold out already, so.i wont be tempted, but thanks for flagging it up.  ::)


Bad luck.  Not arriving til June/July I don't think, but I'll be happy to let you have a listen once I have it  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on May 09, 2019, 12:20:54 PM




Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many



This is the (so far, I think) unreleased follow up, Alan  :)


So I've discovered since posting David - I joined the Fbk page and looked at the advert. Sold out already, so.i wont be tempted, but thanks for flagging it up.  ::)


Bad luck.  Not arriving til June/July I don't think, but I'll be happy to let you have a listen once I have it  :)


Cheers David.  Who knows, it may get a wider release sometime.  8)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on May 28, 2019, 11:59:32 AM
Nick Drake's box set Tuck Box for £20 from a flea market, still shrinkwrapped. Currently £120 on Amazon. Not bad I got £300 for my vinyl copy of Five Leaves Left a few years ago.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 28, 2019, 06:51:22 PM

Nick Drake's box set Tuck Box for £20 from a flea market, still shrinkwrapped. Currently £120 on Amazon. Not bad I got £300 for my vinyl copy of Five Leaves Left a few years ago.


Nice one!  I was pleased to pick up an 'as new' copy for about twice that a few months back.  


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 17, 2019, 01:09:44 PM
Picked up a clutch of pre-loved Kate Rusby cd's for uder a tenner, "Awkward Annie", "Little Lights", "Underneath The Stars"  & "The Girl Who Couldn't Fly". Nestled under the tray of the former was Ian Anderson's "The Secret Language of Birds". Something I would not have gone out of my way for, but "one man gathers what another man spills".  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Peter Allen on June 17, 2019, 02:12:57 PM

Picked up a clutch of pre-loved Kate Rusby cd's for uder a tenner, "Awkward Annie", "Little Lights", "Underneath The Stars"  & "The Girl Who Couldn't Fly". Nestled under the tray of the former was Ian Anderson's "The Secret Language of Birds". Something I would not have gone out of my way for, but "one man gathers what another man spills".  :)


Great set of albums , and I probably paid upwards  of £8 each for mine , but I don't regret a penny
She did a great duet with Ronan Keating which got her on TOTP "All Over Again" which should have helped grow her audience
I always thought she was destined for bigger things , maybe she still is ! Or maybe mainstream success  would have came at too high a price , the compromises required etc




Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on June 20, 2019, 04:23:49 PM
At last, after months of being jealous of other people's charity shop finds, I've finally found a bargain in a local charity shop. Not earth shattering, but finding Bellowhead's 'Matachin' for 99p amongst the Michael Buble, One Direction and Spice Girl's stuff that usually fills our local shops has made my day. (I'm easily pleased)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on June 21, 2019, 03:18:44 PM
Jazz trumpeter Mark Isham's "Miles project" for £1.99 and Public Service Broadcasting's "Every Valley" for £4 the other day.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on June 24, 2019, 02:23:52 PM
James/Eno "Wah Wah" and (since they're on at Cropredy this year and I thought I'd better get to know at least some of their stuff!) the Waterboys' "Fisherman's Blues". £1.50 each.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 18, 2019, 11:26:03 AM
I offered them £30, but I haven't heard anything, sadly...  :-\ ;D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dave-Pegg-Box-of-Peggs-Mint-brand-new-condition/183919068383?hash=item2ad26e44df:g:NfIAAOSw1J1dUuTO



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on August 18, 2019, 11:57:43 AM

I offered them £30, but I haven't heard anything, sadly...  :-\ ;D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dave-Pegg-Box-of-Peggs-Mint-brand-new-condition/183919068383?hash=item2ad26e44df:g:NfIAAOSw1J1dUuTO




Heck is it worth that much?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 18, 2019, 01:27:18 PM
Just catching up with the booty snaffled at the cricket pitch last week including

"The Portugese Handshake" - Meet on the Ledge - staright ahead folk rock with some nice original "trad" type songs

"More Love Songs"  - RT's all over thus making it one of my favourite LWII albums

"Moodance" - Van Morrison two disc edition.

"Real Sharp" - Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers 3lps+ on two cds - suddenly its Sunday afternoon at the Roundhouse again. What a good guitarist Martin Stone was.

Six cd set of Jefferson Starship radio shows from '74, '75 & '75, before it all went terribly wrong. The first show has a neat extract from "Blows Against The Empire"

Very happy.  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 18, 2019, 02:28:17 PM


I offered them £30, but I haven't heard anything, sadly...  :-\ ;D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dave-Pegg-Box-of-Peggs-Mint-brand-new-condition/183919068383?hash=item2ad26e44df:g:NfIAAOSw1J1dUuTO




Heck is it worth that much?


No.  Look at discogs...none up there at present (so it is fairly uncommon) but generally sells around the £35-50 mark.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 18, 2019, 02:29:17 PM

Six cd set of Jefferson Starship radio shows from '74, '75 & '75, before it all went terribly wrong. The first show has a neat extract from "Blows Against The Empire"


More details please, Ian...


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 18, 2019, 02:56:20 PM


Six cd set of Jefferson Starship radio shows from '74, '75 & '75, before it all went terribly wrong. The first show has a neat extract from "Blows Against The Empire"


More details please, Ian...


Amazon's price slightly more than the £7 charged at Cropredy.  ;D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/70-Broadcast-Collection-box-set/dp/B07SR84KWD/ref=sr_1_5?qid=1566136330&refinements=p_32%3AStarship&s=music&sr=1-5


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on August 19, 2019, 07:25:25 AM
From Cropredy…

Car boot sale: the reissued Bakerloo album (£4)

The stall by the garage: Fiddlers' Bid "All Dressed in Yellow" (£2.50)

CD tent in The Field: LAU [remixed] (£7), and - an unmarked/untitled CD on the Venture label for £1 that had an interesting and slightly familiar sleeve design... I later Googled the catalogue no (DSRM1) to discover it's "Ember Glance - The Permanence of Memory" by David Sylvian & Russell Mills.  Now wonder it looked familiar - I already have a copy (the full 96-page photobook + CD edition), which was also a bargain buy from a record shop in St. Helier, Jersey many years ago.

And from discogs: £2.50 for Sarathy Korwar's "My West is your East" 2CD set of live interpretations of pieces by Alice Coltrane, Shakti etc.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on August 19, 2019, 09:39:16 AM
Eliza Carthy's Red Rice picked up from the Reading Oxfam music shop for £3.99.  Nearly bought the David Gilmour Live from Gdansk double CD + DVD set for the same price too, but the cover was pretty duffed in and when I took it to the desk the discs were as well, so passed on it.  Shame.  Would have been a real bargain otherwise!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 19, 2019, 06:04:54 PM



Six cd set of Jefferson Starship radio shows from '74, '75 & '75, before it all went terribly wrong. The first show has a neat extract from "Blows Against The Empire"


More details please, Ian...


Amazon's price slightly more than the £7 charged at Cropredy.  ;D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/70-Broadcast-Collection-box-set/dp/B07SR84KWD/ref=sr_1_5?qid=1566136330&refinements=p_32%3AStarship&s=music&sr=1-5


You did well there!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 01, 2019, 11:24:14 AM
New Mighty Baby box set due shortly on Cherry Red...6CD set at the preposterous price of £24.99

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mighty-baby-at-a-point-between-fate-and-destiny-the-complete-recordings-6cd-boxset/

I'm lucky enough to be in possession of a preview (digital) copy of this, and if you're remotely interested in the band, you do definitely want it.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 01, 2019, 01:41:10 PM

New Mighty Baby box set due shortly on Cherry Red...6CD set at the preposterous price of £24.99

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mighty-baby-at-a-point-between-fate-and-destiny-the-complete-recordings-6cd-boxset/

I'm lucky enough to be in possession of a preview (digital) copy of this, and if you're remotely interested in the band, you do definitely want it.


Yep. That's a bargain.  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: MarkV on September 03, 2019, 02:13:13 PM
Visit yesterday to the BHF shop in town..  Frank Turner - Sleep is for the week 99p.  
Bought it based on comments here.  One listen through so far, not sure i am convinced, but will give it another few listens.  Sounded to me a bit like a sweary  Billy Bragg, which may not be a bad thing.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 03, 2019, 08:07:19 PM
Some of you who enjoy the 'wyrd' side of folk will know of this...but a 4LP boxed version of it delivered to the UK for a fraction over £18?

https://www.burningworldrecords.com/products/va-john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-4lp-box-vinyl-pre-order?variant=4465634082857&fbclid=IwAR1UY2FFPtUgVfyNTrk_XVLzFy7eDvq5hUpgX80cP1riaIM9eQhkxTe9r-0



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Brian Green on September 04, 2019, 12:54:33 AM
Thanks for the heads up David
Have this in my Spotify library but will be great to own the vinyl box set.
Looks like a bargain to me. :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Dad Volt on September 04, 2019, 06:39:23 AM

Some of you who enjoy the 'wyrd' side of folk will know of this...but a 4LP boxed version of it delivered to the UK for a fraction over £18?

https://www.burningworldrecords.com/products/va-john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-4lp-box-vinyl-pre-order?variant=4465634082857&fbclid=IwAR1UY2FFPtUgVfyNTrk_XVLzFy7eDvq5hUpgX80cP1riaIM9eQhkxTe9r-0



Ordered,cheers.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JeremyRS on September 04, 2019, 12:01:15 PM
Thanks very much David.  Much of it is unknown to me but has to be worth a go at that price.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 04, 2019, 01:52:46 PM
Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Dad Volt on September 04, 2019, 07:01:55 PM

Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)

Actually it appears I have Volume 2 on CD,can't say I recall listening to it though. 😀


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 04, 2019, 07:12:20 PM


Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)

Actually it appears I have Volume 2 on CD,can't say I recall listening to it though. 😀


I think there's 4 in total, all of which I have (on CD).  A fifth was mentioned, but not sure if it ever got released.  Sadly, there was all sorts of bad vibes about the series because one or two of the artists (and I do mean one or two) have rather challenging political opinions....


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: trewin on September 05, 2019, 11:06:26 AM
Bought Sting's Mercury Falling for £1 in local cex shop


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on September 05, 2019, 11:54:40 AM

Bought Sting's Mercury Falling for £1 in local cex shop


Theres a reply to that. Perhaps someone braver than me.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 05, 2019, 01:44:10 PM


Bought Sting's Mercury Falling for £1 in local cex shop


Theres a reply to that. Perhaps someone braver than me.


 ;) ;D


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on September 05, 2019, 04:03:33 PM



Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)

Actually it appears I have Volume 2 on CD,can't say I recall listening to it though. 😀


I think there's 4 in total, all of which I have (on CD).  A fifth was mentioned, but not sure if it ever got released.  Sadly, there was all sorts of bad vibes about the series because one or two of the artists (and I do mean one or two) have rather challenging political opinions....


Challenging meaning what DAvid? For me it would mean racist etc.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 05, 2019, 05:10:51 PM




Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)

Actually it appears I have Volume 2 on CD,can't say I recall listening to it though. 😀


I think there's 4 in total, all of which I have (on CD).  A fifth was mentioned, but not sure if it ever got released.  Sadly, there was all sorts of bad vibes about the series because one or two of the artists (and I do mean one or two) have rather challenging political opinions....


Challenging meaning what DAvid? For me it would mean racist etc.


Yep, Far Right stuff...there's a weird crossover point with some of the very furthest reaches of the Wyrd Folk people.  It's a tiny minority, of course... e.g. Tony Wakeford of Sol Invictus was a member of the BNP in the 80's...and has never really renounced such views.  I was going to say it's not black and white (hmmm) but, really, it is.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JeremyRS on September 05, 2019, 05:45:39 PM
Hmm, a quick google of Mr Wakeford doesn't make for particularly pleasant reading does it.  Still, as you say, a minority, and it shouldn't be allowed to invalidate, or whatever a better word would be, the remainder of the music.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Adam on September 06, 2019, 07:21:17 PM

Visit yesterday to the BHF shop in town..  Frank Turner - Sleep is for the week 99p.  
Bought it based on comments here.  One listen through so far, not sure i am convinced, but will give it another few listens.  Sounded to me a bit like a sweary  Billy Bragg, which may not be a bad thing.


Quite different to his later records, but the foundations are there...


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Dad Volt on September 16, 2019, 08:02:00 PM

Some of you who enjoy the 'wyrd' side of folk will know of this...but a 4LP boxed version of it delivered to the UK for a fraction over £18?

https://www.burningworldrecords.com/products/va-john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-4lp-box-vinyl-pre-order?variant=4465634082857&fbclid=IwAR1UY2FFPtUgVfyNTrk_XVLzFy7eDvq5hUpgX80cP1riaIM9eQhkxTe9r-0



Mine arrived today,have been sent the gold vinyl version even though it was marked as sold iut on the website and I ordered the black version. Handsome box.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 16, 2019, 08:39:17 PM


Some of you who enjoy the 'wyrd' side of folk will know of this...but a 4LP boxed version of it delivered to the UK for a fraction over £18?

https://www.burningworldrecords.com/products/va-john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-4lp-box-vinyl-pre-order?variant=4465634082857&fbclid=IwAR1UY2FFPtUgVfyNTrk_XVLzFy7eDvq5hUpgX80cP1riaIM9eQhkxTe9r-0



Mine arrived today,have been sent the gold vinyl version even though it was marked as sold iut on the website and I ordered the black version. Handsome box.


Ditto  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Jules Gray on September 17, 2019, 10:23:17 AM
I told a friend of mine about that box and she's going to get a copy too.

Jules


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Brian Green on September 17, 2019, 01:39:08 PM
My pressing is black vinyl.
It is a lovely looking box with a great booklet too.
I wonder if the rest of the CD sets will have vinyl pressings too.
A great bargain, Thanks for the tip off David.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 17, 2019, 01:43:39 PM

My pressing is black vinyl.
It is a lovely looking box with a great booklet too.
I wonder if the rest of the CD sets will have vinyl pressings too.
A great bargain, Thanks for the tip off David.


I'd be amazed if they did.  Sales were not that great.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on September 23, 2019, 09:24:07 PM
Last week, in USA... Hendrix @ Woodstock for $5 (new) in a Walmart (!), and 2 CDs @ 50c each (!!) from a thrift store in Moab: Herbie Hancock "Dis is da drum" and Dubtribe Soundsystem "Bryant Street". Only managed to listen to the first few tracks of Herbie so far, fair to say a bit of a curate's egg - some nice jazz/funk but a couple of iffy raps - by guests, not Herbie!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 07, 2019, 08:44:09 AM
Anyone fancy some Fleetwood Mac at a bargain price?
http://bit.ly/30MZ0mo


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JohnP69 on October 17, 2019, 08:08:42 PM

Judee Sills' debut lp, Ronnie Lane/Pete Townshend "Rough Mix" and Ian Matthews autobiography

Both lps original vinyl pressings in excellent condition

All £1 each from Scope charity shop in Sheffield


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on October 17, 2019, 09:16:21 PM


Judee Sills' debut lp, Ronnie Lane/Pete Townshend "Rough Mix" and Ian Matthews autobiography

Both lps original vinyl pressings in excellent condition

All £1 each from Scope charity shop in Sheffield


Good haul, that!  Is Iain's book one of the rarer unsigned versions?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JohnP69 on October 18, 2019, 08:12:42 PM



Judee Sills' debut lp, Ronnie Lane/Pete Townshend "Rough Mix" and Ian Matthews autobiography

Both lps original vinyl pressings in excellent condition

All £1 each from Scope charity shop in Sheffield


Good haul, that!  Is Iain's book one of the rarer unsigned versions?


Indeed it is David!!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Peter Allen on October 29, 2019, 01:24:52 PM
My local HMV in Hull  reduced their last pink vinyl "Unhalfbricking" to £9.99 late last week , certainly a better price than their £22.99
Worth checking the stores as they seem to have quite a few reductions on , presumably to clear space for big sellers in the run up to Christmas.
Or are they in trouble again , hope not


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JohnP69 on October 29, 2019, 05:14:01 PM

My local HMV in Hull  reduced their last pink vinyl "Unhalfbricking" to £9.99 late last week , certainly a better price than their £22.99
Worth checking the stores as they seem to have quite a few reductions on , presumably to clear space for big sellers in the run up to Christmas.
Or are they in trouble again , hope not


Most of the HMV stores have a few copies of "Unhalfbricking" on pink vinyl for that price. I was off work last week and it could be picked up in Leeds (which I did!),Lincoln,Doncaster or York.

It's not a bad sale as I also got the Rolling Stones "Rock And Roll Circus" triple vinyl,reduced from £57.99 to £24.99!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on October 29, 2019, 06:26:42 PM
A couple of purchases from my local HMV though neither of them bargains as they're new releases -

The Steve How Trio - New Frontier (with 3 tracks written by Steve and Bill Bruford)

Kathryn Tickell and the Darkening - Hollowbone

As it says at the end of this review https://frootsmag.com/hollowbone-kathryn-tickell-the-darkening

Whatever you might have expected from a new Tickell album, this probably isn’t it. It may even turn off some longstanding fans… but it deserves to attract a lot of new ones too.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on October 30, 2019, 09:14:30 AM

My local HMV in Hull  reduced their last pink vinyl "Unhalfbricking" to £9.99 late last week , certainly a better price than their £22.99
Worth checking the stores as they seem to have quite a few reductions on , presumably to clear space for big sellers in the run up to Christmas.
Or are they in trouble again , hope not


I noticed they had copies in my local HMV too. I think it might be a sign of the failure of World Album Day as much as of the store. I have a nice black reissue from a year or 2 back so the pink LP didnt tempt me.  8)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JohnP69 on November 03, 2019, 02:43:19 PM

Ashley Hutchings - The Guv'nor And The Rise Of Folk Rock book by Brian Hinton and Geoff Wall

£1 from the local hospice shop


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on November 03, 2019, 02:47:42 PM


Ashley Hutchings - The Guv'nor And The Rise Of Folk Rock book by Brian Hinton and Geoff Wall

£1 from the local hospice shop


Hard to find for under £20, that...you did well :)  Sadly the hospice shop didn't!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on November 04, 2019, 09:09:21 AM
Sealed copy of Peter Knight and John Spiers' Well Met for £2.50 in my local Oxfam.  Result!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 04, 2019, 09:45:23 AM

Sealed copy of Peter Knight and John Spiers' Well Met for £2.50 in my local Oxfam.  Result!
Who on earth put that there?  :o If it's sealed it's not like they got home, listened to it and didn't enjoy it so passed it on! Unless they had two copies, of course....


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on November 04, 2019, 10:46:10 AM


Sealed copy of Peter Knight and John Spiers' Well Met for £2.50 in my local Oxfam.  Result!
Who on earth put that there?  :o If it's sealed it's not like they got home, listened to it and didn't enjoy it so passed it on! Unless they had two copies, of course....


I suppose they might have bought it on Amazon, got an Autorip version, and never opened the actual CD?  But yes, I did wonder!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on November 04, 2019, 11:23:13 AM
Nah...I suspect they'll be review copies that never got reviewed.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2019, 07:00:37 AM
No idea what this has previously cost, but this is a bargain, surely?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forever-Changes-50th-Anniversary-Love/dp/B079JPP1QC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1J25YTEMYZSGW&keywords=love+forever+changes+50th+anniversary+edition&qid=1573541986&s=music&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&sprefix=love+for%2Cpopular%2C148&sr=1-1


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 12, 2019, 08:41:53 AM


Seven discs for £7.40? That's a bargain. Includes Sons of Champlin & NRPS sets. Lots of cheap copies on Ebay too.  :)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winterland-New-Years-Eve-1972/dp/B06XWYCGYT


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 04, 2020, 03:23:29 PM
Nice little charity shop/market haul in Bridport this morning... Camel - Snow Goose (+extras), Fleetwood Mac - 50 Year's Don't stop 3 CD comp (sealed), Penguin Cafe Orchestra Concert Programme 2 CD (£3 in total); Yes Speak 35 2 DVD comp (£1.50); Patrick Humphries Richard Thompson Strange Affair (£4)...oh, and a rather more expensive (but still well under half it's actual value) New Naturalist.  Plus more coffee and GF cake than any man can truly want.  I do like Bridport.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 04, 2020, 06:40:01 PM

Nice little charity shop/market haul in Bridport this morning... Camel - Snow Goose (+extras), Fleetwood Mac - 50 Year's Don't stop 3 CD comp (sealed), Penguin Cafe Orchestra Concert Programme 2 CD (£3 in total); Yes Speak 35 2 DVD comp (£1.50); Patrick Humphries Richard Thompson Strange Affair (£4)...oh, and a rather more expensive (but still well under half it's actual value) New Naturalist.  Plus more coffee and GF cake than any man can truly want.  I do like Bridport.


Strangely, I had that Camel CD delivered today too. I bought it on vinyl a while ago, but following recommendations from this here bunch of folk, I've bought that, Mirage and Moonmadness on CD.
My bargain was buying a second hand copy of Dylan's 'Albert Hall' gig online for £2 and getting a nice sealed un-played one.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on January 05, 2020, 07:03:15 AM


Nice little charity shop/market haul in Bridport this morning... Camel - Snow Goose (+extras), Fleetwood Mac - 50 Year's Don't stop 3 CD comp (sealed), Penguin Cafe Orchestra Concert Programme 2 CD (£3 in total); Yes Speak 35 2 DVD comp (£1.50); Patrick Humphries Richard Thompson Strange Affair (£4)...oh, and a rather more expensive (but still well under half it's actual value) New Naturalist.  Plus more coffee and GF cake than any man can truly want.  I do like Bridport.


Strangely, I had that Camel CD delivered today too. I bought it on vinyl a while ago, but following recommendations from this here bunch of folk, I've bought that, Mirage and Moonmadness on CD.
My bargain was buying a second hand copy of Dylan's 'Albert Hall' gig online for £2 and getting a nice sealed un-played one.


I love those classic Camel albums. Bought Moonmadness on clear vinyl a while ago.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on January 06, 2020, 09:03:21 AM

Nice little charity shop/market haul in Bridport this morning... Camel - Snow Goose (+extras), Fleetwood Mac - 50 Year's Don't stop 3 CD comp (sealed), Penguin Cafe Orchestra Concert Programme 2 CD (£3 in total); Yes Speak 35 2 DVD comp (£1.50); Patrick Humphries Richard Thompson Strange Affair (£4)...oh, and a rather more expensive (but still well under half it's actual value) New Naturalist.  Plus more coffee and GF cake than any man can truly want.  I do like Bridport.


Sounds great - now I need to think of a good excuse to go to Bridport!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 06, 2020, 09:45:37 AM


Nice little charity shop/market haul in Bridport this morning... Camel - Snow Goose (+extras), Fleetwood Mac - 50 Year's Don't stop 3 CD comp (sealed), Penguin Cafe Orchestra Concert Programme 2 CD (£3 in total); Yes Speak 35 2 DVD comp (£1.50); Patrick Humphries Richard Thompson Strange Affair (£4)...oh, and a rather more expensive (but still well under half it's actual value) New Naturalist.  Plus more coffee and GF cake than any man can truly want.  I do like Bridport.


Sounds great - now I need to think of a good excuse to go to Bridport!


Bridport's just, well, very nice.  No excuse required!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Paul B on January 17, 2020, 10:21:21 AM
Just thought I'd mention this site

https://www.luckydice.nl/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?command=listitems&pos=0&type=group&group=newsale

Which has a permanent sale of stuff which might interest TAW readers -my pick of the current items are Three Hat Trio, Nathan Bell, Robert Ellis, Rita Hosking and Diana Jones.
Shipping is 6 euros for a shipment (any size/weight) so pays to order a few.

BTW -no personal interest in the site just use it.

Also if you are possibly interested in an archive live Elton John release,(legit 2 CD), Base.com seem to have mis-priced it.(!); might be canceled as"unavailable" but worth the punt  8)
https://www.base.com/buy/product/elton-john-ray-cooper-live-from-moscow/dgc-7788942.htm


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on January 17, 2020, 11:13:49 AM
Just picked up a signed Albert Lee CD for £1... "Heartbreak Hill"


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Paul B on January 17, 2020, 07:37:50 PM
Update -just had an email from Base refunding me as "stock unavailable" -oh well  :-\


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: blagden on January 25, 2020, 05:51:39 PM
I'm 59 this year and bought my first ever Beatles album today.

I was in a charity shop when a bloke brought his entire Beatles / Lennon / Harrison etc CD collection in ... I'll have them £1 a piece £22.

He then goes out and brings in Hendrix / Zeppelin and Pink Floyd collections ... all in £54 result!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Andy on January 25, 2020, 07:41:23 PM

I'm 59 this year and bought my first ever Beatles album today.

I was in a charity shop when a bloke brought his entire Beatles / Lennon / Harrison etc CD collection in ... I'll have them £1 a piece £22.

He then goes out and brings in Hendrix / Zeppelin and Pink Floyd collections ... all in £54 result!


A bargain indeed!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on February 13, 2020, 03:58:04 PM
From a stall on the local flea Market

25 years of Rough trade shops 4 cd set
Iggy Pop Anthology 2 cds
Harvey Andrews Snaps
World Of Mann (1 cd of Manfred Mann and another of Earth Band)
Mike Oldfield The Collection 2 cds

£1 each or 6 for a fiver . Nothing else I wanted so for the free one I had an 8 cd set by one who shall remain nameless - to be passed on at the earliest opportunity.

19 discs (or 11 and a set of coasters) for a fiver. Not bad. The 2 big sets looked unopened.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: bassline (Mike) on February 13, 2020, 04:28:06 PM
An 8 CD B*ll*wh**d set ? Surprised you ain't keeping it.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on February 13, 2020, 04:31:26 PM

An 8 CD B*ll*wh**d set ? Surprised you ain't keeping it.


Now that is something to be feared. ;D


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on February 13, 2020, 06:01:48 PM
Struggling to think of an 8 disk set. Phil Collins perhaps, or Andre Rieu?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 13, 2020, 08:52:37 PM
Simply Red?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 22, 2020, 12:32:39 PM
A rare case of being in the right place at the right time. I happened to be browsing Ebay when a a brand new sealed copy of the Deluxe edition of Bob Dylan's More Blood More Tracks appeared for under £50 from a UK based seller. This was massively over priced on release but patience has been rewarded.

By contrast I have also picked up a copy of Triplicate for under a fiver, which may still be considerably more than it is worth, We shall see. It fills a gap in my collection.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Jules Gray on February 23, 2020, 03:36:29 PM

A rare case of being in the right place at the right time. I happened to be browsing Ebay when a a brand new sealed copy of the Deluxe edition of Bob Dylan's More Blood More Tracks appeared for under £50 from a UK based seller. This was massively over priced on release but patience has been rewarded.


I ordered one too.  Came into enough money the other day to justify it, but I still felt guilty.

Jules


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on March 26, 2020, 04:29:39 PM
16 CDs of Bert Jansch for £80 (or albums for £130)?  One day only, I think... https://bertjansch.bandcamp.com/album/a-man-id-rather-be-part-1?fbclid=IwAR3gTJvY27PtmZBC3AJAD5hREDpAEieFm2efyBDEwaFiM7fuqhuZeq2m88M


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on March 26, 2020, 05:05:59 PM

16 CDs of Bert Jansch for £80 (or albums for £130)?  One day only, I think... https://bertjansch.bandcamp.com/album/a-man-id-rather-be-part-1?fbclid=IwAR3gTJvY27PtmZBC3AJAD5hREDpAEieFm2efyBDEwaFiM7fuqhuZeq2m88M


I think they're keeping it going.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Brian Green on March 26, 2020, 08:14:05 PM
Thanks for the heads-up David.
Another great tip.
I have some other Lps on the Earth label.
They are always beautifully presented.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on May 27, 2020, 10:46:19 AM
Talking Elephant are doing an offer on a bunch of Ashley Hutchings and related bands (Albions, Rainbow Chasers, etc) albums, so if anyone wants to get hold of some of his back catalogue, there's some decent albums in there for only a fiver.  I picked up the Dylancentric album, My Land Is Your Land and his Beginnings of FC show.



Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 27, 2020, 11:17:02 AM

Talking Elephant are doing an offer on a bunch of Ashley Hutchings and related bands (Albions, Rainbow Chasers, etc) albums, so if anyone wants to get hold of some of his back catalogue, there's some decent albums in there for only a fiver.  I picked up the Dylancentric album, My Land Is Your Land and his Beginnings of FC show.




And if anyone can actually work out how to order the bloody things from the steam driven website, do let me know...  :) ;D


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on May 27, 2020, 11:56:04 AM
Steam driven?! It's not as fast as that, Dave.

I've given up on it - virtually unusable search, it's so lethargic.  Sorry, TE, but you really need to get your website sorted...


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: DawnG on May 27, 2020, 12:06:22 PM
if you go to their website click on Ashley Hutchings where it says featured artists and it comes up with all the cds hope that helps


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on May 27, 2020, 12:17:39 PM

Steam driven?! It's not as fast as that, Dave.

I've given up on it - virtually unusable search, it's so lethargic.  Sorry, TE, but you really need to get your website sorted...


I know it isn't great, but it wasn't that bad when I ordered the albums from them the other day.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on May 27, 2020, 02:01:46 PM


Steam driven?! It's not as fast as that, Dave.

I've given up on it - virtually unusable search, it's so lethargic.  Sorry, TE, but you really need to get your website sorted...


I know it isn't great, but it wasn't that bad when I ordered the albums from them the other day.
 

I'm sure it's worse than it used to be - I bought a fair few CDs from the site a few years back, and it was definitely smoother to use.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 27, 2020, 04:36:59 PM



Steam driven?! It's not as fast as that, Dave.

I've given up on it - virtually unusable search, it's so lethargic.  Sorry, TE, but you really need to get your website sorted...


I know it isn't great, but it wasn't that bad when I ordered the albums from them the other day.
 

I'm sure it's worse than it used to be - I bought a fair few CDs from the site a few years back, and it was definitely smoother to use.



I've just used the site without any difficulty, prompted by this conversation. So that is money I did not intend to spend  ;D

Paradise & Thorns
Gone Missing

The reissue of The Guvnor's Big Birthday Bash for a fiver
and
Dylancentric for £8 which I didn't even realise had been released. It is a recording of some of Ashley's Dylan tribute show on the Isle of Wight last August.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 28, 2020, 08:27:02 AM


Talking Elephant are doing an offer on a bunch of Ashley Hutchings and related bands (Albions, Rainbow Chasers, etc) albums, so if anyone wants to get hold of some of his back catalogue, there's some decent albums in there for only a fiver.  I picked up the Dylancentric album, My Land Is Your Land and his Beginnings of FC show.




And if anyone can actually work out how to order the bloody things from the steam driven website, do let me know...  :) ;D


Click on the album of choice and it should give you a track listing and a basket. I think it might be better to go via Ashley's own site. The link I Googled seemed to be from Christmas time.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 28, 2020, 09:09:58 AM



Talking Elephant are doing an offer on a bunch of Ashley Hutchings and related bands (Albions, Rainbow Chasers, etc) albums, so if anyone wants to get hold of some of his back catalogue, there's some decent albums in there for only a fiver.  I picked up the Dylancentric album, My Land Is Your Land and his Beginnings of FC show.




And if anyone can actually work out how to order the bloody things from the steam driven website, do let me know...  :) ;D


Click on the album of choice and it should give you a track listing and a basket. I think it might be better to go via Ashley's own site. The link I Googled seemed to be from Christmas time.


Just to clarify - are the CDs still signed?


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on May 28, 2020, 09:22:15 AM




Talking Elephant are doing an offer on a bunch of Ashley Hutchings and related bands (Albions, Rainbow Chasers, etc) albums, so if anyone wants to get hold of some of his back catalogue, there's some decent albums in there for only a fiver.  I picked up the Dylancentric album, My Land Is Your Land and his Beginnings of FC show.




And if anyone can actually work out how to order the bloody things from the steam driven website, do let me know...  :) ;D


Click on the album of choice and it should give you a track listing and a basket. I think it might be better to go via Ashley's own site. The link I Googled seemed to be from Christmas time.


Just to clarify - are the CDs still signed?


Of the three I bought, only one was.  And seemed to be signed 'to Adrei', so I assume that had been left over from a previous signing session when someone didn't collect their CD?!  The other two were just in cardboard sleeves, wrapped in plastic, so couldn't have been signed easily anyway.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on July 21, 2020, 12:34:19 PM
Tony Banks' 4 CD compilation A Chord Too Far is available on Google Play for £5.99 (https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Tony_Banks_A_Chord_Too_Far?id=B74m756lhnfmqtpwnfhmc46er6m).  Actually there are 4 tracks missing compared to the physical version, all from his two more 'classical' albums on a different label, so I assume it is a rights/permissions issue.  Since I have one of those anyway, it didn't bother me too much.

Listening now and enjoying it on the whole.  There are a couple of tracks on there with Fish on vocals.  Was this a nod to those who said that early Marillion were Genesis clones?!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on July 24, 2020, 05:02:33 PM
The Police, in a box, all the studio albums plus a CD of versions, etc. £4.99 in HMV Cheltenham. I was slightly tempted by the Hot Rats box at a little over half price... but £75 for 6 CDs is still, I think, over the top. It's rumoured HMV is again in trouble, and may well be selling off a lot from its overstocked warehouses... worth keeping an eye on??


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on July 24, 2020, 05:06:49 PM

The Police, in a box, all the studio albums plus a CD of versions, etc. £4.99 in HMV Cheltenham. I was slightly tempted by the Hot Rats box at a little over half price... but £75 for 6 CDs is still, I think, over the top. It's rumoured HMV is again in trouble, and may well be selling off a lot from its overstocked warehouses... worth keeping an eye on??



Thanks for the heads up.  I think the Chester one is still open...when I'm back up in the NW the week after next I'll pop along and have a look.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on July 24, 2020, 06:01:34 PM
Cream Farewell Tour box is £26.

Revisiting the Police, I'd forgotten just how good Andy Summers is...


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on July 24, 2020, 06:05:28 PM

Cream Farewell Tour box is £26.

Revisiting the Police, I'd forgotten just how good Andy Summers is...


I prefer his pre- and post-Police work if I'm honest, but he is a great one.  He's nearer 78 than 77 as well now.  Gulp.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: blagden on July 25, 2020, 05:12:27 PM

The Police, in a box, all the studio albums plus a CD of versions, etc. £4.99 in HMV Cheltenham. I was slightly tempted by the Hot Rats box at a little over half price... but £75 for 6 CDs is still, I think, over the top. It's rumoured HMV is again in trouble, and may well be selling off a lot from its overstocked warehouses... worth keeping an eye on??



Got myself a fistful today there are mostly £2.99 with a nice range to choose from including Richard & Linda, Mister Marley, John Martyn, Traffic etc.
My haul included Rosanne Cash, Lee Perry, Courtney Pine and the two Mark Knopler CDs I didn't possess.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on July 31, 2020, 12:00:18 PM
We went to town in search of a large plastic box thinking of going to Wilko or similar. However passing by a charity shop we were tempted to go in. Of course we found a large plastic box of the type we wanted. It was priced at £15 but contained nearly 50 X-Files DVDs containing 4 episodes each. How long is social distancing going to last?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on July 31, 2020, 01:52:02 PM

We went to town in search of a large plastic box thinking of going to Wilko or similar. However passing by a charity shop we were tempted to go in. Of course we found a large plastic box of the type we wanted. It was priced at £15 but contained nearly 50 X-Files DVDs containing 4 episodes each. How long is social distancing going to last?


The truth is out there


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on July 31, 2020, 02:00:38 PM

How long is social distancing going to last?


Until early June 2020, in my experience.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 01, 2020, 01:04:42 AM


We went to town in search of a large plastic box thinking of going to Wilko or similar. However passing by a charity shop we were tempted to go in. Of course we found a large plastic box of the type we wanted. It was priced at £15 but contained nearly 50 X-Files DVDs containing 4 episodes each. How long is social distancing going to last?


The truth is out there
Excellent!  :D


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 22, 2020, 10:04:57 AM
The Complete Columbia Albums Collection by The Byrd's. 13 CDs. £28.99 from Amazon this morning.  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 22, 2020, 11:28:38 AM

The Complete Columbia Albums Collection by The Byrd's. 13 CDs. £28.99 from Amazon this morning.  :)


Well played, Al. That's plugged a couple of gaps. Thanks.  ;D


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Brian Green on August 22, 2020, 12:05:47 PM
Thanks for the tip . Byrds box looks to be a real bargain with all the additional tracks.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Jules Gray on August 22, 2020, 04:49:20 PM

The Complete Columbia Albums Collection by The Byrd's. 13 CDs. £28.99 from Amazon this morning.  :)


Now that's a proper bargain!

Jules


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on August 22, 2020, 05:58:15 PM
A few bargains today, from Carnival in Gt Malvern...

Miles Davis Rubber Band £6, Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman - Songs from the Victorious City £3, and 3 for a quid each: Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis Summer Dancing, False Lights - Salvor, and Ashley Hutchings Twangin n Traddin Revisited.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 22, 2020, 07:18:33 PM


The Complete Columbia Albums Collection by The Byrd's. 13 CDs. £28.99 from Amazon this morning.  :)


Now that's a proper bargain!

Jules


Apologies for the apostrophe abuse. Autocorrect strikes again.  ::)


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on August 22, 2020, 07:34:48 PM
I have had the Byrds set for a few years now and I visit it regularly.
The only problem I have with it are some of the bonus tracks added on.
Sometimes it is obvious why certain tracks never made it to the original albums.
Less can indeed be more!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on August 23, 2020, 12:34:21 PM

A few bargains today, from Carnival in Gt Malvern...

Miles Davis Rubber Band £6, Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman - Songs from the Victorious City £3, and 3 for a quid each: Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis Summer Dancing, False Lights - Salvor, and Ashley Hutchings Twangin n Traddin Revisited.


Those two are definite bargains - haven't got the Jude one, but I bet that's a good one too.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Jules Gray on August 23, 2020, 04:00:35 PM

I have had the Byrds set for a few years now and I visit it regularly.
The only problem I have with it are some of the bonus tracks added on.
Sometimes it is obvious why certain tracks never made it to the original albums.
Less can indeed be more!


I'm the opposite - I think The Byrds had more gems hidden away in the vaults than most other bands.

Jules


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: blagden on August 24, 2020, 06:30:38 PM
Not sure how useful this will be for people here but the first Fairport 5 Classic Albums and the Sandy Denny 5 Classic Albums box sets are £2.99 at HMV.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: wayne stote on August 25, 2020, 09:32:28 AM

Not sure how useful this will be for people here but the first Fairport 5 Classic Albums and the Sandy Denny 5 Classic Albums box sets are £2.99 at HMV.


Thanks for the heads-up. The Sandy set is a tempter.

 I found her albums a bit "easy listening" in my younger days and haven't heard them since I took them back to the record library circa 1990. Be nice to reassess them. In any event, regardless of whether or not I like everything, I'm certain that, these days, I will find three quid's worth of enjoyment within them!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: iandiddams on August 25, 2020, 03:00:56 PM
Not sure how useful this will be for people here but the first Fairport 5 Classic Albums and the Sandy Denny 5 Classic Albums box sets are £2.99 at HMV.

do you have a link ?  ive looked online but the only box sets I find are films etc ?

i've also searched for sandy denny, and fairport convention, but i cant find anything at anything like £2.99 ?

cheers

didds


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 25, 2020, 03:07:34 PM


Not sure how useful this will be for people here but the first Fairport 5 Classic Albums and the Sandy Denny 5 Classic Albums box sets are £2.99 at HMV.


do you have a link ?  ive looked online but the only box sets I find are films etc ?

i've also searched for sandy denny, and fairport convention, but i cant find anything at anything like £2.99 ?

cheers

didds


I think they're showing at £11.99 online?  Maybe this is instore only?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: blagden on August 25, 2020, 06:19:15 PM



Not sure how useful this will be for people here but the first Fairport 5 Classic Albums and the Sandy Denny 5 Classic Albums box sets are £2.99 at HMV.


do you have a link ?  ive looked online but the only box sets I find are films etc ?

i've also searched for sandy denny, and fairport convention, but i cant find anything at anything like £2.99 ?

cheers

didds


I think they're showing at £11.99 online?  Maybe this is instore only?


They had them both yesterday in their Meadowhall Store, they weren't in the genre section but some shelves which said "Crazy Deals" or something?
There was loads of Island stuff for some reason, I posted previously that at the time they had all the Richard & Linda Island stuff for £2.99 and all the Bob Marley back catalogue for the same price.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: iandiddams on August 25, 2020, 07:43:34 PM


I think they're showing at £11.99 online?  Maybe this is instore only?


that must be it!

Im presuming that is CD rather than vinyl (either is acceptable though!)

didds


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: iandiddams on August 25, 2020, 10:05:25 PM
Now got daughter, young friend and a chum on the case in Hammersmith, Portsmouth and Bath spread out over the next two weeks when they visit!  Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: blagden on August 31, 2020, 06:56:32 PM
This, not sure if it will be bargain or not? - https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/best-of-jazz-starter-kit-all-time-classics-albums-set-of-10-mystery-vinyl-lp-3533324


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: David V B on September 01, 2020, 08:31:19 AM
Not in Reading on Saturday as far as I could see, though did pick up five Robert Palmer albums for £2.95.




Not sure how useful this will be for people here but the first Fairport 5 Classic Albums and the Sandy Denny 5 Classic Albums box sets are £2.99 at HMV.


do you have a link ?  ive looked online but the only box sets I find are films etc ?

i've also searched for sandy denny, and fairport convention, but i cant find anything at anything like £2.99 ?

cheers

didds


I think they're showing at £11.99 online?  Maybe this is instore only?


They had them both yesterday in their Meadowhall Store, they weren't in the genre section but some shelves which said "Crazy Deals" or something?
There was loads of Island stuff for some reason, I posted previously that at the time they had all the Richard & Linda Island stuff for £2.99 and all the Bob Marley back catalogue for the same price.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on November 28, 2020, 02:59:06 PM
Clannad's new 2 CD anthology In A Lifetime for a fiver in ASDA this morning.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on November 29, 2020, 08:04:18 PM
Whiskey Priests Bloody Well Everything 12 CD box set £19.99 on Bandcamp. Last few. Recommended.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on November 30, 2020, 08:48:25 AM

Whiskey Priests Bloody Well Everything 12 CD box set £19.99 on Bandcamp. Last few. Recommended.


Bejesus, that's giving it away :o  Not really my thing, but I saw them at Cambridge in '90 (I think) and thoroughly enjoyed them...


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on December 04, 2020, 07:50:23 PM


Whiskey Priests Bloody Well Everything 12 CD box set £19.99 on Bandcamp. Last few. Recommended.


Bejesus, that's giving it away :o  Not really my thing, but I saw them at Cambridge in '90 (I think) and thoroughly enjoyed them...
For today only £14.99.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on December 15, 2020, 04:50:06 PM
Chris Rea's "Blue Guitars" 11CD (+ 1 DVD) boxed set for £15, used but seemingly in good condition from a stall in Gloucester market. All disks appear OK to the naked eye.  I've been thinking of getting this for some time - but not at the inflated prices I've seen on various sites.  I nearly missed it - I was browsing the CD shelves and overheard a conversation between 2 young ladies and the chap looking after the stall - they were asking him whether "Driving Home for Christmas" was on the album; I assumed they were looking at an LP, but as I turned, I realised what they were holding. The chap didn't know, and as there's no track listing on the cover, they put it back. Cue swoop...  ;)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 02, 2021, 04:13:34 PM
Prog Magazine has a 3 issues for £3 (followed by a quarterly - aka 2 issues - for £13.50 or something) offer all over Facebook.  I can't see how this makes any business sense whatsoever, but I felt duty bound whilst there are still a few music mags left around to enjoy.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Jules Gray on January 02, 2021, 04:19:34 PM

Prog Magazine has a 3 issues for £3 (followed by a quarterly - aka 2 issues - for £13.50 or something) offer all over Facebook.  I can't see how this makes any business sense whatsoever, but I felt duty bound whilst there are still a few music mags left around to enjoy.


Desperate measures, methinks.  Last hope of netting a wider readership.

Jules


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on January 30, 2021, 04:58:47 PM
A Mott The Hoople/Ian Hunter 3CD set for £5 from a local supermarket. Split approx 50/50 twist MTH and IH solo.

(nothing from the Island years, but all the "hits"!)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on February 01, 2021, 10:09:09 AM


Prog Magazine has a 3 issues for £3 (followed by a quarterly - aka 2 issues - for £13.50 or something) offer all over Facebook.  I can't see how this makes any business sense whatsoever, but I felt duty bound whilst there are still a few music mags left around to enjoy.


Desperate measures, methinks.  Last hope of netting a wider readership.

Jules


I used this same offer years (Maybe 5 or so) ago to subscribe, so it's not particularly new.

Well worth subscribing, as it costs a fortune to buy from a physical shop.





Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 01, 2021, 12:59:16 PM

Prog Magazine has a 3 issues for £3 (followed by a quarterly - aka 2 issues - for £13.50 or something) offer all over Facebook.  I can't see how this makes any business sense whatsoever, but I felt duty bound whilst there are still a few music mags left around to enjoy.
Do you have a link for that pls?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on February 06, 2021, 01:33:03 PM
Just had a subscription renewal notice from Uncut offering half price subs if you pay by 6 monthly standing order.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on February 06, 2021, 01:42:34 PM

Just had a subscription renewal notice from Uncut offering half price subs if you pay by 6 monthly standing order.


This is where I wonder how those 6 issues for £6 offers actually help them.  The vast majority won't renew at a reasonable rate.  Too many people are too used to buying heavily discounted mags.  I can't imagine they'll last much longer...


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on February 22, 2021, 10:15:01 AM
On junodownload.com - a number of old releases from the Osmosys/Plant Life roster - including Dougie Maclean, Tannahill Weavers, Blowzabella, Alex Campbell, Celtech, etc etc - in mp3, WAV etc formats

Might go for the Blowzabella & Celtech downloads (but I've a backlog of 50s-60s Miles and Coltrane to listen to first!)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on February 22, 2021, 10:31:11 AM
Apologies for double posting - but I've just spotted the Celtech album (their first) available as a free download on their bandcamp page!