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Where do you buy CDs?

I've had a couple of people ask me, quite genuinely, where they can buy CDs? Post-HMV etc. If you still buy CDs, where do you buy them? Hard to look past Amazon, Play, supermarkets etc.

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

Amazon from the comfort of my chair.:)

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

Amazon or eBay usually.

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

Mostly on Amazon Market place usually used but some new if price is right. 

 

I never bought any in HMV, I did go in there a few weeks ago and seemed to have mostly dvds, the music section was quite small.

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Always through Amazon market place... as I feared Amazon own prices are creeping up.

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Macspur wrote:

Always through Amazon market place... as I feared Amazon own prices are creeping up.

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As are the used prices.

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Secondhand off Amazon.

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

Tesco & Asda usually offer the best deals for Music CDs.

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

bigboss wrote:

Tesco & Asda usually offer the best deals for Music CDs.

 

I doubt that.

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

However a big thank you to HMV, i kept hearing this song on the radio i had no idea of the name of the song or artist but HMV informed me it was "it's over now" by big Ang.

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

BigH wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Tesco & Asda usually offer the best deals for Music CDs.

 

I doubt that.

Well, that's my experience. Tesco often gives away 250 Clubcard points on pre-orders, which is worth £2.50. Whenever I buy a Music CD or a blu ray, I always check all popular online places including Amazon, Play, Zavvi / The Hut, Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda, Wow HD & Hive. In the past 12 months, more than 90% of my CD purchases have been from Tesco or Asda, and the remaining 10% from Sainsburys. None from Amazon.

For example, look for the best deals for Now 84 currently available. Amazon: £11.99, Asda £11, Tesco £11.99 with bonus 200 Clubcard points. Can you find it cheaper?

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£9.99 in Sainsburys (again a supermarket):

http://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/en/Music/CD/Now-84/product.html?product=E11191714

This is equivalent to Tesco price, when you consider that 200 points is worth £2.

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eBay and  Amazon  mostly second hand  , and sometimes at a live gig at the end so I can get the Cd signed by the performer  Smile

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I looked on Asda site and they have a very limited range, most were around £9.97, checked on Amazon and they were £9 or less, these were new albums (2013), for older ones Amazon was far cheaper. I often pick up new ones for £5 or used, nearly mint for less than £2 inc. postage, plus they have about x100 the range. New cds in the USA are often cheaper, can just order those, postage is £1.26 the same as UK ones.

 

I will check out Tesco. 

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The advantage of Amazon is that they have a massive range, & you will more than likely find the CD you want. Supermarkets hold a limited range, mostly new ones. It pays to shop around, and knowing the fact that better deals than Amazon can be had.

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

HMV mostly (we still have one and it's good).

BBC online shop for all my BBC drama/docu/comedy CDs & DVDs and sets.

Direct from the company for classical (wherever they have an online shop).

Ebay for hard to find/out of production.

Amazon UK/DE/FR. Very seldom used since I first heard of them paying no UK company taxes. (And only if there is no other way to obtain it ).

Supermarkets. Never.

 

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