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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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!
I feel the need for a back-to-back comparison...
And starting to feel mighty peeved that Blu-spec CD2 hasn't been adopted as standard
I bet everyone does really.
Formerly known as al7478...
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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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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
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Did HMV pay any tax?
You need to make money to pay tax.
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
Who the hell are 'italics'?
Never heard of 'em. In Tescos at least.
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!
Discogs is a good shout for CDs and vinyl. Lots of rare stuff, though mainly electronic/dance.
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I think I used it for just that - a hard to get album. Possibly mixed it up with overstocks.com
I use zoverstocks, but via amazon.
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.
I was (reliably) informed that 'Zoverstocks' was 'Music Magpie'....
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