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« Reply #1560 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.
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« Reply #1561 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.
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« Reply #1562 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.
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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.
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« Reply #1563 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.
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« Reply #1564 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.

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« Reply #1565 on: January 04, 2019, 06:15:20 PM »


From my local Red Cross shop today;




That is officially a good haul!
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« Reply #1566 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?
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« Reply #1567 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!
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« Reply #1568 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.
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« Reply #1569 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).
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« Reply #1570 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.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1571 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.
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« Reply #1572 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.
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« Reply #1573 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!
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« Reply #1574 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'.
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« Reply #1575 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.
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« Reply #1576 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.  Smiley


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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.  Smiley


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.
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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.  Smiley


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.  Smiley
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« Reply #1579 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

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