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UK Charity (Thrift) Shop CD Hunting

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MC Rag, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    Who are you to say that?
     
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  2. serendipitydawg

    serendipitydawg Dag nabit!

    Location:
    Berkshire UK
    UK Charity (Thrift) Shop CD Hunting.

    Not SPAIN
     
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  3. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    I've no objection to non-UK people visiting the thread. But the forum has a "no thread-crapping" rule for a reason.
     
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  4. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    OP Here! Basically we chat about all Charity Shop, Boot Fair & 'Free on your neighbour's wall' finds on this thread whether they be valuable or not.

    Remember one person's garbage is another man's treasure!

    If you have such shops in Spain we would be happy to hear about your finds.
     
  5. AveryKG

    AveryKG a keen gardener no more

    Location:
    west London
    As these things do, I think the discussion has also evolved to include pretty much all sources of cheap music. Acquisitions from Poundland and MusicMagpie have been declared here, and I don't think anyone objects, despite those organisations' notable lack of charitable status.
     
  6. Mist3rCe

    Mist3rCe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
    Understood! I don't pretend to be a troll. Apologies if anyone has been offended. And thanks @alexloti

    These days, at least here, is difficult to find bargains. The only 'valuable' item I recently found in a trash shop is this, 6€.

    The Beatles - Revolver (CD, Europe, 0) For Sale | Discogs
     
  7. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just to explain UK Charity Shops a bit more, you can find them in most towns in the United Kingdom. My town has a population of about 15,000 people and there are 8 charity shops all within about 5 minutes walking distance.

    Charity shops sell used clothes, household items, kitchenware, books, CDs, LPs, DVDs which have been donated. They are usually staffed by volunteers, and money raised goes to the charity - maybe for brain cancer, or deprived children, or heart disease research, or animal welfare, etc.
     
  8. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    I bought a Sir Winston and The Commons EP on TodoColeccion for a very good price.

    *TodoColeccion is a Spanish version of eBay. Don't remember how I found it, but I've made a couple of purchases there.
     
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  9. Mist3rCe

    Mist3rCe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
    As far as I know, this does not exist here, at least not on a large scale. I was wrong thinking this was just a normal second hand store! Now it is clear. Thank you
     
  10. Mist3rCe

    Mist3rCe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
    Yes, but I never found something interesting to buy there, sometimes it's a matter of luck.
     
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  11. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    3 for £1 in a Garstang shop this morning, could only find 2.

    Ray Charles - The Collection (early stuff, quite bluesy, nice)
    Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
     
  12. JonW

    JonW That's just the name of the shop, love!

    Location:
    UK
    "The joy is in simply not having a clue what you will find inside." That's it in a nutshell!
     
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  13. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Exactly, I think most of us are old music addicts who happily paid full price for CDs back in the 90s and now we still can't quite believe what can be found for tuppence!

    Except for young Billy that is, you never had it so good! :)
     
  14. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    Personally, I'd love to find those Lizzy & Jam CDs here in the US!
     
  15. AveryKG

    AveryKG a keen gardener no more

    Location:
    west London
    I'm an old music addict who steadfastly refused to pay full price for CDs back in the 90s. Not that I had any disposable income in the 90s (poorly paid job, new mortgage, child to clothe and feed), but I like to think that even if I'd won the lottery I would have still declined to shell out £15.99 0r whatever it was for a CD.
     
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  16. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
  17. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Location:
    Plymouth, UK
    don't be like that man
     
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  18. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    We both had our second jab today, then went on a long walk that took in a few charity shops as well as the grounds of the local stately home.

    I picked up these two factory-sealed country CDs for 75p each. The Reader’s Digest one is three discs, so excellent value for money:

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  19. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    No worries :righton:
     
  20. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    Curve - Clipped EP on 12" for £1

    I had this back in 1991 when it came out and know I loved it. I can't remember anything thing at all about what it went like. I haven't played it yet.
     
  21. biilyedwards

    biilyedwards Todd Browning's freak

    Location:
    UK
    You sound just like my mum! :laugh:
     
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  22. mark e

    mark e Forum Resident


    ooh, Curve.
    that's a cracking ep.
    whenever i come across anything by them on cd in a charity i feel like jumping and hollering with joy.
    such a brilliantly visceral sound.
     
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  23. mark e

    mark e Forum Resident

    this to the power of many tens.

    hence when i set up ireallylovemusic over 20 years ago i wrote a little 'mission statement' about why i had set the site up, (was a thing back then), that said the following :

    "
    over the years i have scoured the second hand racks and built up a substantial collection of odds and sods. amongst the collection is a variety of styles the likes of which amazes even me. i refuse to pay the extortionate prices that the high street insist on charging and whole-heartedly recommend the little hidden away back street shops. personally i would prefer to spend £15 on 6-7 cd's of all sorts of stuff as opposed to the latest major-label hype. amongst the collection i have recently come to realise that many of the releases are absolute classic albums which don’t deserve to get forgotten.
    "


    and i think its fair to say given my posts in this thread, very little has changed for me in such regards.
     
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  24. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    I remember and loved Coast Is Clear, Fait Accompli and Missing Link. I also remember being disappointed in the album though it probably sounds great now! Looking forward to playing this because it will come back to me almost immediately.
     
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  25. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    Today's foraging.

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    Already had the Herbie Hancock one on (50p), and it's excellent.
     

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