How do you find the best price on CDs?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by audiorocks, Feb 3, 2023.

  1. audiorocks

    audiorocks Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    California
    I used to use dealoz.com for this but they stopped supporting music a while ago. Is there an easy way or do you have to manually check Discogs, eBay, Amazon, etc?
     
  2. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mt. Kisco, NY
    For used I go to Discogs and just sort by lowest price.
     
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  3. audiorocks

    audiorocks Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  4. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

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  5. audiorocks

    audiorocks Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    California
    Ok it sounds like checking each website separately is the way to go these days.
     
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  6. MrJerry1876

    MrJerry1876 Short Distance Voyager

    Yeah, that's what I do. I search up the item on the usual websites and then just buy the cheapest version I can find.
     
  7. audiorocks

    audiorocks Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    California
    Anything I should always check besides Amazon, eBay, and Discogs?
     
  8. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Back and forth to ebay and sometimes discogs..
     
  9. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Senior Member

    Location:
    Carbondale, IL USA
    I have a terrible habit of checking Discogs, then Ebay, then going with the lowest only to find out it was much cheaper on the label's actual site! I should have a giant dent in my head due to how many times I've hit it going 'doh.'
     
  10. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    discogs is just so touch and go, you find a nice CD at a nice price and the shipping will be outrageous, or you find an affordable one and it is not in good shape or is not available when you go to buy it.

    ebay is OK, but you got to watch condition.

    amazon, only as a last resort and only if you have $25 in your cart to get free shipping.

    i think all 3 charge taxes.
     
  11. Ken Dryden

    Ken Dryden Forum Resident

    Dusty Groove is worth checking out, especially for recent Japanese imports
     
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  12. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Check out completeds at eBay for Japanese albums from Japanese dealers......really cheap. Too bad the postage stinks. Imagine all those $3-$10 in the USPS delivery to stores in the U.S. with no postage.
     
  13. Humbuster

    Humbuster Staff Emeritus


    Have not purchased from them before. are they good (ie. reliable, packaging, etc)?
     
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  14. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

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    Niagara Falls
    Sometimes, there are lower prices in eBay.
     
  15. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mt. Kisco, NY
    True, but that requires more work.
     
  16. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    B.C.
    This is not the fault of the sellers, but due to increased costs implemented by the postal systems. Before the tracking/insurance paranoia started I used to be able to send a CD to the USA untracked for $3.50. Now this same service costs US buyers $9.00 and nearly double this for tracking and insurance to satisfy Paypal's coverage. :sigh:
     
  17. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Syracuse, New York
    They are great to do business with. Used items are generally in better condition than described.
    Packaging is first rate and shipping is quick.
     
  18. Shane K.

    Shane K. Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Yes! If it's a somewhat recent release (and I mean that loosely) it always pays to check the label's site and the artist's Bandcamp page if they have one. Over the years I've found dozens of examples of discs selling for $40-$50 on Ebay & Discogs, yet the label has them still available at regular price. And artists themselves are often sitting on copies long after they're sold out from the label & distributors. I recently grabbed a Japanese import direct from the artist in America for $10 when the only other place I could find it was Discogs for $25+. Not a bad deal ;)
     
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  19. eddiel

    eddiel Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Nice recommendation. I'll bookmark that site. Just had a look and their rates to Canada are pretty good.
     
  20. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Ebay still
     
  21. FramboGND

    FramboGND Chameleon, chameleon

    Location:
    England / Japan
    How do people cope, with no pictures of the item on Discogs? Sorry, but much of that website seems stuck in like 2005.
     
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