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Poll: still buying cds?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Noel Patterson, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Noel Patterson

    Noel Patterson Six pack of stout, and a stick of sensi Thread Starter

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Am I alone in this universe buying cds regularly? New and used, still the majority of my music buying.
     
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  2. Brudr

    Brudr Forum Resident

    Location:
    West Virginia
    Very few new, but many used from the late 80’s / early 90’s.
     
  3. MARTHY

    MARTHY Forum Resident

    I buy both vinyl and CDs. Often the album I want is released on CD only. Or, I will buy a vinyl album, and then force myself to purchase the CD because the CD comes with bonus tracks. I buy the occasional used CD, but most of the CDs I purchase are new (though they still might be old, if that makes sense).
     
  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  5. beat_truck

    beat_truck Forum Resident

    Location:
    SW PA
    Not me.
    I sometimes look at CDs at the thrifts, but pretty much never see anything I want. And around here, they want way too much for used CDs. They seem to think they are still the latest and greatest tech, and somehow desirable.:crazy: I have been considering dumping all my CD players because they never get used. I use my 8 track players more, and have more tapes than CDs.:uhhuh:

    Give my vinyl or digital files, and I'm happy.
     
  6. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Yes, but very, very few. I have Tidal streaming 96/24 & it makes me very, very happy.
     
  7. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    I'm sure you already know you are not alone.

    Who you kiddin
     
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  8. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Location:
    Westfield, IN USA
    Yep, and I don't even have a cdp in my system.
     
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  9. iggyd

    iggyd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wilmington, NC
    Yep. I still have lots of love in my heart for the humble cd.
     
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  10. Arclight73

    Arclight73 Forum Resident

    Yes. Just bought 20 used CD's and have 20 more on the way. :pineapple:
     
  11. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    I still buy them, and like you they are the majority of my music purchases.

    This is a great time to buy them, as 80-90% of the titles out there are available very inexpensively.
     
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  12. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    Voted "yes" solely because "hell yes!!!" wasn't an option...
     
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  13. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC USA
    CDs mostly these days, then vinyl and SACDs.
     
  14. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    See avatar. :targettiphat:
     
  15. Glfrancis2

    Glfrancis2 Overworked and underpaid state employee

    Location:
    Birmingham al
    Only if the album I want is not available on vinyl
     
  16. IRG

    IRG Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    Yes, once in a while.
     
  17. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    And because "Hell yes :wantsome::wantsome::wantsome:!!!" wasn't an option either. :)
     
  18. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southeast PA
    Just bought several more today!
     
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  19. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Oh, the boxing emoji is always an option for Colin. :cool:
     
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  20. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    Still doing my part to keep CDs safe from extinction.
     
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  21. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cypress, Texas
    Yeppers. Purchased two today as a matter of fact. :)
     
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  22. Rolltide

    Rolltide Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vallejo, CA
    Same. I feel like I’m somehow misrepresenting in my yes answer because while I buy cds, I don’t play cds - it’s just the plastic wrapper digital files come in.
     
  23. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Location:
    Tryon, NC, USA
    Rarely. I did buy all three SRC albums on a two disc set. That's the first new CD's I'd bought in over a year. $1 things at the thrifts or $4 discs used? Sure.
     
  24. Scratcha

    Scratcha Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Greenacres, FL
    Yes, still buying them
     
  25. murphywmm

    murphywmm Forum Resident

    Yes. I've gone back to buying CD's for many releases now as I am tired of crappy vinyl pressings. Plus, the CD is often half the price of the vinyl.
     
    Speedmaster, Giobacco, Xabby and 12 others like this.

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