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Most of my collection i've bought in bulk from friends emigrating or folk selling their Hi-Fi kit. I used to get a few bits from CD Wow but tbh fround their website hard to use and was annoyed at endless CD's turning up in broken cases.


Last few CD's i've bought have been from the Lamb's CD store in York. Specialise in Classics and Jazz, great little independant shop. Well worth calling in if you're nearby.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Mostly in or around Edinburgh these days, with the occasional foray into Ebay when it's something I'm keen to get I can't ordinarily land otherwise.


Record shops are still my preferred option, but you can't fail to check out the charity shops too - picked up a copy of Sting's Sacred Love SACD disc for £3 the other day and it's in fine condition.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?
Black Knight:

Most of my collection i've bought in bulk from friends emigrating or folk selling their Hi-Fi kit. I used to get a few bits from CD Wow but tbh fround their website hard to use and was annoyed at endless CD's turning up in broken cases.


Last few CD's i've bought have been from the Lamb's CD store in York. Specialise in Classics and Jazz, great little independant shop. Well worth calling in if you're nearby.



In order

Independant online dealers for bands I find on Myspace.
Amazon.co.uk
CDWOW (rare as they dont have 1% of what I want to buy these days)


..but 100% online.
(I love the new package in the mail feeling)

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

amazon used and new mostly. we havent really got a music shop here, unless you count woolies. we have one that sells second hand stuff and i like to trade with them a bit.

recently ordered a copy of the new bumblefoot album direct fom the label tho. signed, dontcha know.and only about 13£. so, good for ebay if nowt else.

i've made all of 2 purchases from itunes i think, but might have to get the new itunes exclusive rem live in london.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

On Amazon or at Zavvi as it's on my way home from work

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

i tend to use bangcd or asda if im doing weekly shop

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Sister Ray, Selectadisc, Reckless records (Berwick street, London)- Wonderful selection of everything old and new)

Eukatech records (covent garden _ Techno, electonica, Dub)

Fopp ( Covent Garden, Tottenham Cour Road)- cheaper than HMV and good selection

Picadilly Records (Manchester) Best record shop in Manchester!!

Bleep.com ( link from Warprecords.com)- all things electronica

Amazon.co.uk ( for bits and bobs)

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

CD WOW, Play or bargains in shops - for example I found a great CD shop in Cheltenham whilst on holiday for a few days there recently - everything £5.00!!

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Play or Amazon mostly for me. Sometimes Tesco Jersey.


Only time I really buy stuff in the shops is when I'm in Jersey, either from HMV, Woolies or one of the indie shops. Usually some bargains to be had.


I don't like CD-Wow as much as I used to, though they're still good for Far East special editions. Bought a couple of Feeder albums (I know, I know...) from them for £9 or so, which HMV are selling for £30-odds.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Play.com for me.

Never had an issue with them in years.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Graham_Thomas - i used to use one in cheltenham...badlands...? they had a big hmv and virgin there too, which was handy.

chalkies in banbury and bicester...record savings in banbury...those were the days.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Lately pretty much all ebay.

Vinyl is really cheap and so are cd's, especially as all I am currently buying is older stuff.

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Ah yes, Fopp, you can't go wrong there - brilliant shop, currently doing a stack of good CDs for £3 in the Edinburgh store - tons of real finds!


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Fopp in Glasgow for me. When having a bad day, a trip at lunchtime makes the afternoon not seem so bad.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Mainly Play for me, with the odd Tesco's purchase.

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Loads from Amazon, then mostly Borders and HMV. Love the Manchester HMV for its classical and jazz department. I've also started using the Chandos website for downloading lossless audio files from their superb catalogue.

For vinyl, a little record shop called 'Saddle Records' on a backstreet in Blackpool. Not been for ages - must pay them a visit.

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