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« Reply #220 on: June 28, 2022, 06:44:53 PM »

Where are the charity shops that you guys find this quality

Mine are still trying to move on the Will Young , Steps , S Club , Robbie Williams CD's , no cassettes
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« Reply #221 on: June 28, 2022, 11:56:50 PM »


Where are the charity shops that you guys find this quality

Mine are still trying to move on the Will Young , Steps , S Club , Robbie Williams CD's , no cassettes


I'm lucky to have a couple of good ones locally. They stock all the performers you mention (along with things like Dodgy's Free Peace Suite and The Thrills' So Much For The City, which seem to be compulsory for charity shops, in my neck of the woods) but they also often have gems at reasonable prices, happily.

Interestingly, cassettes are starting to overtake CDs, price-wise, in a few of them.
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« Reply #222 on: June 29, 2022, 05:21:47 AM »



Where are the charity shops that you guys find this quality

Mine are still trying to move on the Will Young , Steps , S Club , Robbie Williams CD's , no cassettes


I'm lucky to have a couple of good ones locally. They stock all the performers you mention (along with things like Dodgy's Free Peace Suite and The Thrills' So Much For The City, which seem to be compulsory for charity shops, in my neck of the woods) but they also often have gems at reasonable prices, happily.

Interestingly, cassettes are starting to overtake CDs, price-wise, in a few of them.


I'm interested in this development, which I've certainly not noted around Cheshire/Liverpool/Manchester.  Where are you?  What sorts of charity shops?
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« Reply #223 on: June 29, 2022, 09:27:50 AM »

The Al Stewart boxed set is £500 on amazon, but only  £325 at Burning Shed. In relative terms, I think the latter sounds like a bargain. 🙂
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« Reply #224 on: June 29, 2022, 09:28:47 AM »




Where are the charity shops that you guys find this quality

Mine are still trying to move on the Will Young , Steps , S Club , Robbie Williams CD's , no cassettes


I'm lucky to have a couple of good ones locally. They stock all the performers you mention (along with things like Dodgy's Free Peace Suite and The Thrills' So Much For The City, which seem to be compulsory for charity shops, in my neck of the woods) but they also often have gems at reasonable prices, happily.

Interestingly, cassettes are starting to overtake CDs, price-wise, in a few of them.


I'm interested in this development, which I've certainly not noted around Cheshire/Liverpool/Manchester.  Where are you?  What sorts of charity shops?


Based in West Yorkshire but I spend a lot of time in Cumbria and South Wales. It's mostly been in Oxfam (especially the specialist shops) that I've noticed the price of cassettes overtaking CDs but there are a couple of places in the Lake District and Swansea where I've spotted a similar trend.




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« Reply #225 on: June 29, 2022, 09:49:13 AM »

Just adding an observation to the charity shop discussion : I certainly find the odd gem on my occasional trawls, but I find it alarming that the majority of cd's on offer (apart from the obvious landfill) are albums made in the last 25 years. No "classics" to be found.

Potential old f**t remark : does this mean that modern music is rubbish, that popular music's best years are behind it ? Has pop eaten itself ? Or is this an indication of how people buy music these days : purchase cd, rip the best tracks, donate to chazza ?
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« Reply #226 on: June 29, 2022, 10:05:40 AM »

I've got hundreds of CDs stacked up at home from the early 1980s to today. Love to sell them off but

a) 200 or so are from the USA so their barcodes don't work for the "we buy your CDs" sites

b) Even when they do recognise the barcodes, they offer me pennies.

Can't be arsed.
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« Reply #227 on: June 29, 2022, 10:20:20 AM »

Found a selection in various charity shops yesterday, for a couple of quid each on average:

JS Bach Complete Orchestral Suites - Boston Baroque
Crossing the Stone - Catrin Finch
Mapa - Uakti (Brazilian ethnic/avant-garde percussion)
Ezza - Alkher (N.African blues/rock)
Ken Burns' "Best of" Louis Armstrong
Uniko - Kronos Quartet & Kimmo Pohjonen
Clown - Markus & Simon Stockhausen
Trios - Rob Wasserman

and, for the princely sum of 20p, a CD of classical pieces composed by Sir Anthony Hopkins - sadly, not on the "Hannibal" label.  Wink

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« Reply #228 on: June 29, 2022, 10:55:00 AM »


The Al Stewart boxed set is £500 on amazon, but only  £325 at Burning Shed. In relative terms, I think the latter sounds like a bargain. 🙂
I bought from Burning Shed and the service was excellent. You do have to pay delivery but it's only £8. Amazon , when it's in stock!,was £590 when I looked. My best mate has also bought it. Believe me it's great.
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« Reply #229 on: June 29, 2022, 10:59:28 AM »


I've got hundreds of CDs stacked up at home from the early 1980s to today. Love to sell them off but

a) 200 or so are from the USA so their barcodes don't work for the "we buy your CDs" sites

b) Even when they do recognise the barcodes, they offer me pennies.

Can't be arsed.
I tried to sell some books on Music Magpie , I'd filled  large box and was only up to £1.50 offered. Wasn't worth the strain on my back!
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« Reply #230 on: June 29, 2022, 11:03:02 AM »





Where are the charity shops that you guys find this quality

Mine are still trying to move on the Will Young , Steps , S Club , Robbie Williams CD's , no cassettes


I'm lucky to have a couple of good ones locally. They stock all the performers you mention (along with things like Dodgy's Free Peace Suite and The Thrills' So Much For The City, which seem to be compulsory for charity shops, in my neck of the woods) but they also often have gems at reasonable prices, happily.

Interestingly, cassettes are starting to overtake CDs, price-wise, in a few of them.


I'm interested in this development, which I've certainly not noted around Cheshire/Liverpool/Manchester.  Where are you?  What sorts of charity shops?


Based in West Yorkshire but I spend a lot of time in Cumbria and South Wales. It's mostly been in Oxfam (especially the specialist shops) that I've noticed the price of cassettes overtaking CDs but there are a couple of places in the Lake District and Swansea where I've spotted a similar trend.





Oxfam are by far the most expensive of the Charity Shops. You'll never buy anything from there that qualifies for this thread.
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« Reply #231 on: June 29, 2022, 11:10:54 AM »


Just adding an observation to the charity shop discussion : I certainly find the odd gem on my occasional trawls, but I find it alarming that the majority of cd's on offer (apart from the obvious landfill) are albums made in the last 25 years. No "classics" to be found.

Potential old f**t remark : does this mean that modern music is rubbish, that popular music's best years are behind it ? Has pop eaten itself ? Or is this an indication of how people buy music these days : purchase cd, rip the best tracks, donate to chazza ?


I find that I'm more likely to find something of interest in our Oxfam book and cd shop whereas other charity shops tend to mainly display pop cds from the last 20 years or so, I suppose partly because they have less space to display cds.

I volunteered at a BHF shop several years back and discovered some real gems - it looked like someone had left their cd collection to the shop. So there were albums by Dylan and all sorts of other 60s/70s artists. I don't know what happened to them all. The shop manager wanted me to concentrate on the books and dvds as presumably they sold more of those.
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« Reply #232 on: June 29, 2022, 11:34:26 AM »






Where are the charity shops that you guys find this quality

Mine are still trying to move on the Will Young , Steps , S Club , Robbie Williams CD's , no cassettes


I'm lucky to have a couple of good ones locally. They stock all the performers you mention (along with things like Dodgy's Free Peace Suite and The Thrills' So Much For The City, which seem to be compulsory for charity shops, in my neck of the woods) but they also often have gems at reasonable prices, happily.

Interestingly, cassettes are starting to overtake CDs, price-wise, in a few of them.


I'm interested in this development, which I've certainly not noted around Cheshire/Liverpool/Manchester.  Where are you?  What sorts of charity shops?


Based in West Yorkshire but I spend a lot of time in Cumbria and South Wales. It's mostly been in Oxfam (especially the specialist shops) that I've noticed the price of cassettes overtaking CDs but there are a couple of places in the Lake District and Swansea where I've spotted a similar trend.





Oxfam are by far the most expensive of the Charity Shops. You'll never buy anything from there that qualifies for this thread.


Records are expensive, locally. CDs & cassettes, much less so.
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« Reply #233 on: June 29, 2022, 12:53:39 PM »



The Al Stewart boxed set is £500 on amazon, but only  £325 at Burning Shed. In relative terms, I think the latter sounds like a bargain. 🙂
I bought from Burning Shed and the service was excellent. You do have to pay delivery but it's only £8. Amazon , when it's in stock!,was £590 when I looked. My best mate has also bought it. Believe me it's great.


Mine is as yet unopened, but I look forward to it, Nick.
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« Reply #234 on: July 13, 2022, 11:33:19 AM »

This message from Henry Parker today:

Hey folks

Perhaps join me in a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday for my debut album Silent Spring - 3 years old today!!

I've decided to make the downloads and CD's "Pay as You Feel" on here - not sure how long this will last...

Please consider picking up a CD if you fancy it boxes and boxes of them are useless to me but will look KILLER on your CD racks and rattling around in your car!

This was my "big in Japan" record and I'm still super proud of it, it has that naïve kind of debut album charm which is impossible to re-create.

Grab a copy here: http://henryparker.bandcamp.com/album/silent-spring

Hope you're well, let me know what you're up to!

Have a great summer,

Henry xx


It's a brilliant album and Henry is a lovely bloke.
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« Reply #235 on: July 13, 2022, 02:07:16 PM »



I've got hundreds of CDs stacked up at home from the early 1980s to today. Love to sell them off but

a) 200 or so are from the USA so their barcodes don't work for the "we buy your CDs" sites

b) Even when they do recognise the barcodes, they offer me pennies.

Can't be arsed.
I tried to sell some books on Music Magpie , I'd filled  large box and was only up to £1.50 offered. Wasn't worth the strain on my back!


When we moved, we sold a fair number of books (and a few CDs and DVDs) through Ziffit.  Didn't get great prices for most of them, but better than nought, and usually £20-30 for a boxful.
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« Reply #236 on: August 03, 2022, 04:10:17 PM »

The concept of a bargain is a sliding scale, but if anyone didn't get around to the boxed set of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and still fancies it, Amazon are selling it for £48...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B096TRSQJQ?coliid=I25GO7UNRG78PJ&colid=3078WHB3G5HO1&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=superdeluxeed-21&linkId=87ec891f7fc0d767e3a8e1cadba9ada1&language=en_GB&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

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« Reply #237 on: August 07, 2022, 09:01:51 PM »

50p yesterday for "10" by The Mad Capsule Markets. A right old mashup of rock, rap, electronics and allsorts from a Japanese trio (plus friends).  Imagine - if you will/can/dare - Prodigy and Sigue Sigue Sputnik with added metal and hardcore.  Shocked
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« Reply #238 on: August 07, 2022, 09:04:58 PM »


50p yesterday for "10" by The Mad Capsule Markets. A right old mashup of rock, rap, electronics and allsorts from a Japanese trio (plus friends).  Imagine - if you will/can/dare - Prodigy and Sigue Sigue Sputnik with added metal and hardcore.  Shocked


Makes you feel a nostalgic pull for that 50p coin, eh?

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« Reply #239 on: August 08, 2022, 08:10:29 AM »


The concept of a bargain is a sliding scale, but if anyone didn't get around to the boxed set of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and still fancies it, Amazon are selling it for £48...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B096TRSQJQ?coliid=I25GO7UNRG78PJ&colid=3078WHB3G5HO1&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=superdeluxeed-21&linkId=87ec891f7fc0d767e3a8e1cadba9ada1&language=en_GB&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

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Blink and you miss it...£103.64 now.
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