UK Charity (Thrift) Shop CD Hunting

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

  1. nytechy

    nytechy Forum Resident

    I just acquired the singles cheaply following their stints in a jukebox.
     
  2. Rossman

    Rossman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Teesside
    First, a few CDs that I picked up between my last post and today. Hopefully I haven’t pictured any that I’ve posted before. Mostly Film and TV soundtracks.
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    A bumper crop today. I’ve been looking for Love Deluxe for a while. From a town centre stall the top 3 cost £6 after asking for his best price for the 3. The Mirror Conspiracy is another that I’ve been after for a while, condition isn’t great but hopefully will play well after a clean of the disc.
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    This next lot were all in one shop. Early issues of the Wings albums, they also had BOTR but I already have that issue. Top 3 are on BGO, which I always pick up as many of the are now out of print. Some other interesting looking stuff to try out as well. £6 for this lot. I also picked up the Tymes LP below at this same shop for £4. It’s destined for Man at C&A, hopefully as an upgrade of the sleeve of his current copy.
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    £6 seemed to be the price of the day as all of these soul albums cost me that in another shop. Really pleased with Modern Soul Connoisseurs. The Soul Supply comps are out of print I think. More Maze and Wind Down Zone to add to my collection, I just need volume 4 now. Ron Cartier seems to be a real rarity.
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    Finally a few LPs and the remaining CD. I have had the Swing Out Sister on CD before but the LP seems like one that is perfectly formed without the bonus tracks.
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  3. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Location:
    Berkshire
    Wow, what a haul. Spotted some brilliant albums in there.

    EG.
     
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  4. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    Wow!
     
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  5. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV The poster formerly known as AlmostHeavenWV

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Fantastic!

    I bought that Three Man Army album 49 years ago when Charisma Records had a sale. LP, not CD.
     
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  6. Theadmans

    Theadmans Forum Resident

    Good times!
     
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  7. Great Face For Radio

    Great Face For Radio Sing Hosanna, the jazz snobs are all going home.

    Location:
    London N13
    It's as good a start as any, featuring a chronological and thoughtfully curated near career-spanning collection. I'd be interested to know what you think. They're a difficult band to crack but once you do the rewards are enormous.
     
  8. serendipitydawg

    serendipitydawg Dag nabbit!

    Location:
    Berkshire UK
    I'd buy almost anything for 20p ! I'm sorting out the piles of CDs in my music room & found 3 Edmundo Ross CDs that I bought in March for 20p each!


    If this doesn't do the trick, I don't know what will !
     
  9. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

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  10. Ste_S

    Ste_S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    I think, probably, everyone posting in this thread is somewhere on a spectrum/neuro-divergent, and I include myself in that. Otherwise, we'd all be
    content with streaming, like 99% of the rest of the population.

    I often see people with their carers shopping in HMV Vault in Brum. My carer/wife refuses to go in with me :laugh:
     
  11. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    Even in the photo that sleeve is a lot better tham mine. Thanks, it's much appreciated. I really like the album. Charming stuff. :righton:
     
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  12. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV The poster formerly known as AlmostHeavenWV

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    I certainly am. Went in one charity shop last year and spent half an hour sorting out a couple of hundred CDs because they were all over the place, higgledy-piggledy. Was told I could have a job there if I wanted. Getting worse as I get older.
     
  13. Flannel

    Flannel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    I'm a little obsessive about straightening the messes other people leave.

    I guess it's normal to tear through records and CDs and leave it that way so the next person has a worse time.
     
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  14. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    A whopping 90 pence spent at the boot this morning. I'm not a fan of Richard Thompson's voice, but I couldn't leave it for 20p and it already has a taker on Twitter, as I knew it would.

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  15. Dubmart

    Dubmart Senior Member

    Location:
    Bristol, England
    Nice find on the Pigbag, we actually put an album of theirs out.
     
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  16. Pete Norman

    Pete Norman Forum Resident

    back in the day you used to get pretty good stuff cheap in charity shops, old books, old scratched up Beatle albums for 50 pence,cd's nowadays are old budget titles

    that no one really wanted in the first place...at one point thrift shops fancied themselves as record stores and marked some stuff up 1000%...

    nothin' lasts for ever or even very long in the 21st century....
     
  17. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Is there much buying and selling of CDs on Twitter? I don't use it.
     
  18. Fawltykog

    Fawltykog "Nothing Is Real"

    Location:
    Sunny England
    Having more luck finding books and the odd decent blu ray movie than CD's recently in the local Chazza's. :(

    Rosebud indeed.
     
  19. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV The poster formerly known as AlmostHeavenWV

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Barnardo's this morning. The 'buy 2 CDs, get the cheapest one free' offer is still going, and still the same CDs linger on. Time to bin most of them, guys.

    Argent
    - God Gave Rock And Roll To You. £1, which I thought was a bit steep, but I don't like Argent enough to want to buy a compilation, but do like their singles.
    ABC - All Of My Heart. 50p, but no postcard inside.
    The Keith Newton Sound - Never Ending Song Of Love, a 1971 release on N.D.S. The Northern Dance Services record label operated out of Shipley, Yorkshire (betwixt Leeds and Bradford). As Discogs puts it "They specialized in Strict Tempo releases for the Sequence and Ballroom Dancing scene." I got this one because I'd never seen a pre-punk independent record label from Yorkshire before. 50p

    A Ngaio Marsh 3-disc audio book for £2

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  20. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    I don't know, I just offered it for free to anyone I know who wanted it. I know there are a few fans of his. This happens a lot between crate diggers in my circle; helping each other fill gaps, picking up stuff you know that someone would like etc. Bit like this thread!
     
  21. Dubmart

    Dubmart Senior Member

    Location:
    Bristol, England
    So here is today's "I'm moving and giving all my CDs away" haul all for free, you really need to let everybody know you like vinyl and CDs, because people are dumping them like crazy here, and they aren't going to charity shops.

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  22. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Some good stuff there.
     
  23. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I got Amnesia from a charity shop, probably my local Air Ambulance.
     
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  24. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    It baffles me why there's never been a Prince Buster anthology type 2CD or box set.
     
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  25. Dubmart

    Dubmart Senior Member

    Location:
    Bristol, England
    Buster was a nightmare to deal with and at least two deals that would have likely led to a comprehensive reissue campaign collapsed, I guess the family/heirs aren't much easier, or they've left it too long and nobody wants to spend money on it, the two Japanese Rockashaka compilations are well worth getting though not cheap and if you ever see the Sony CD of the RCA album it's the best sounding Buster material there is, if only they hadn't extended copyright to 70 years we'd have everything available.
     

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