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Alec wrote:

bigboss wrote:

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

I like italics.

Of course you do

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God, eil.com Atticus?  Have they changed their pricing policy?  They're best reserved for that genuinely unobtainable item you don't mind coughing up the hard-earned for.  And you will cough it up - vastly overpriced for a lot of stuff you can get for way less elsewhere.  

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6th.replicant wrote:

Amazon (with 'free' Prime delivery). Or, if feeling extravagant, might have a sniff around CD Japan or MoFi for SACD treats :grin:   

EDIT: Ooo, "Blu-spec CD2" - wussat?? Google!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-spec_CD

I feel the need for a back-to-back comparison...  :shifty:

And starting to feel mighty peeved that Blu-spec CD2 hasn't been adopted as standard  |(

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RE: Where do you buy..

busb wrote:

Alec wrote:

bigboss wrote:

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

I like italics.

Of course you do

 

I bet everyone does really.

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RE: Where do you buy..

Alec wrote:

busb wrote:

Alec wrote:

bigboss wrote:

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

I like italics.

Of course you do

 

I bet everyone does really.

I don't.  :shame:

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Burning Shed - run by artists for artists, being their slogan. Lots of progressive stuff there. A small hi-res section for FLAC downloads. Delivery is brilliant. Never had a seconds trouble. Apart from that Amazon and Ebay.

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RE: Where do you buy CDs?

Alec wrote:

Amazon or eBay usually.

yep,sounds about right...ideally don't wanna buy from Amazon as they were expossed as serial tax dodgers..but no real alternative really :shame:

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BigH wrote:

Did HMV pay any tax?

You need to make money to pay tax. Wink

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bigboss wrote:

Alec wrote:

busb wrote:

Alec wrote:

bigboss wrote:

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

I like italics.

Of course you do

 

I bet everyone does really.

I don't.  :shame:

Who the hell are 'italics'?

Never heard of 'em. In Tescos at least. :shifty:

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k77stan wrote:

Alec wrote:

Amazon or eBay usually.

yep,sounds about right...ideally don't wanna buy from Amazon as they were expossed as serial tax dodgers..but no real alternative really :shame:

There's a difference between tax dodging that's illegal & tax avoidance that's the duty of any CFO worth his or her salt to maximise. Most profit seeking organisations don't consider moral issues until it pays to do so. I blame the government for allowing companies to get away with paying only token taxes!

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Discogs is a good shout for CDs and vinyl. Lots of rare stuff, though mainly electronic/dance.

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the record spot wrote:

God, eil.com Atticus?  Have they changed their pricing policy?  They're best reserved for that genuinely unobtainable item you don't mind coughing up the hard-earned for.  And you will cough it up - vastly overpriced for a lot of stuff you can get for way less elsewhere.  

I think I used it for just that - a hard to get album. Possibly mixed it up with overstocks.com

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I use zoverstocks, but via amazon.

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I'm amazed.

There are four pages of posts here and yet people in the main appear to buy their CDs from Amazon, HMV, Tesco and Asda.  ASDA???!!!!  That's like buying a car from Argos.

The last time I visited the music section of Asda, I don't recall seeing any Nils Frahm, Field Rotation, Epic45, Fabio Orsi etc.  In fact, none of the above stores (including Amazon) stock any of these items - or the majority of records which I tend to purchase on a regular basis.

Asda might be OK for an Adele CD but "specialist" it is not!

As for decent independents, there are several good ones which provide an excellent mail-order service.  A big thumbs-up to normanrecords.com in Leeds; Avalanche Records in Edinburgh; Action Records in Preston; Banquet Records; Boomkat; Rough Trade and Piccadilly Records.

There is also a growing number of specialist labels such as TRS (Time Released Sound), Fluid Audio, Club AC30, Erased Tapes, Sonic Pieces, Somehow Recordings and Death Waltz Recordings - all of which provide a decent mail-order service and tend to sell limited-edition variants of releases available only via their websites, particularly with regards to vinyl.

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Alec wrote:

I use zoverstocks, but via amazon.

I was (reliably) informed that 'Zoverstocks' was 'Music Magpie'....

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