Providing they have it in stock -or on order - and not twice the price online, HMV (yes, we still have one!)
People can moan and groan they killed the independents (probably true), but I love my little HMV and I support it when I can:. I just love the physicality of browsing rather than "clicking" for my pleasure.
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I use zoverstocks, but via amazon.
I was (reliably) informed that 'Zoverstocks' was 'Music Magpie'....
Also the same as e-overstocks on ebay.
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Since no one else has mentioned them, I use mdt.co.uk for 'classical' music. They have a good website, with much more chance of showing the actual contents of a box than amazon seem to manage. Plenty of bargains and deletions too.
Have also used zoverstocks a few times, but don't miss HMV I'm afraid.
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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.
CDs are commodities, it doesn't matter where you buy them from they still sound the same.
PS Your musical tastes seem to be rather specialist.
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
Never heard of any of those, and while I don't even pretend to be any kind of music expert, I'd humbly suggest it's no surprise that mass-market stores don't sell them. And as for buying a car from Argos...well if they can give me a good deal and offer the same service and warranty as a garage or dealer, pass me the Spring/Summer catalogue please...
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I've used dvd.co.uk
That seemed to work.
Buy your music where you like, but please get your facts straight. As the links above show, all of the artists you claim are not stocked by Amazon (Nils Frahm, Field Rotation, Epic45, Fabio Orsi ) actually are. One of the primary reasons I use Amazon is that they almost always have what I am looking for.
You are incorrect Nils Frahm is on Amazon and reasonable price. Epic45 is also on there to at about £10. So is Fabio Orsi, Field Rotation only 1 album listed.
As I said Asda has nothing for me, what they call jazz and folk is a joke.
In my place (Philippines), I buy from Odyssey, SM (for new CD's), and for 2nd hand, I go to Quiapo. Sometimes, I find new ones there, too.
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I think what MajorFubar was alluding to, is a high street shop, & not an online store like Amazon.
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Sorry it was directed at plc not MajorFubar.
Correct yes I meant Asda and supermarkets. I'm a big fan of New Wave electronic music from Kraftwerk, Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre, but it's no surprise to me that I can't browse their complete back-catalogues in Asda. I don't expect Asda to provide shelf-space to minority-interest genres and artists. Though I expected the likes of HMV to offer a comprehensive selection from those artists, which it did.
I check the price on iTunes first then somewhere like
I buy a mixture of mainstream & obscure from Frank Martin to Lady Ga Ga. One advantage of iTunes is being able to buy a single song from an album - I save a fortune.
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