I don't buy many physical CDs these days, but when I do I tend to find the bands website and get it from there if possible (I listen to much independant and not so mainstream stuff). I have also used Amazon market for both used and new.
For downloads I use Boomkat mostly, who offer FLAC versions for a small amount extra over the 320 Kbps MP3 version.
I've also used Bleep/Warprecords and Linn.
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Recently, I have purchased my CD's from Amazon - nearly always "Used as New" - some for as little as 1p (yes! 1p) plus £1.20 for Jiffy bag and postage..
As long a they rip ok - which they all have - happy days!!
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Great description Joe,but please warn Not to add sugar to the disk...your much loved cd player will not thankyou for it.Type two diabetes in a cdp is not a pretty sight.
I use Amazon,waiting on some disks at the mo... pp takes the average up to £2.50 per album.
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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.
We're quite well off for used CD stores in Edinburgh; I use Hogs Head, Vinyl Villains and Oxfam's dedicated (and excellent) music shop down in Stockbridge. Shelter, just along the road also has a good CD selection. One or two others too. Fopp has survived - thankfully - but HMV shutting all five of its Edinburgh stores is a joke.
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I have kept all of my CD's - may have to rip them all again to ALAC one day - but as such a daunting task I have been putting it off.....
Amazon (with 'free' Prime delivery). Or, if feeling extravagant, might have a sniff around CD Japan or MoFi for SACD treats
EDIT: Ooo, "Blu-spec CD2" - wussat?? Google!
amazon.co.uk or .com, CDUniverse or CDJapan
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