UK Charity (Thrift) Shop CD Hunting

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

  1. JQW

    JQW Forum Resident

    Not scored anything at the charity shops in the past few months. All of our 9 shops do have CDs, but it's the usual worthless tat, or something I'm not at all interested in. A few also stock records, but again it's mostly junk.

    One shop also stocks electrical items, and I may pick up a cheap pair of speakers there later this week if they're still around. They had a professional USB audio interface in there a few months ago for about £10 which I thought about picking up - but having checked support sites it seems that there's no drivers available that will run on current operating systems.
  2. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Lancaster UK
    Someone's donated several French/Italian/Spanish LPs to Barnardos, Lancaster.

    Hugues Aufray's "live" 1969 LP, Récital Musicorama à L'Olympia. Not in particularly good condition, but interesting to listen to. 50p

    A 1970 Italian compilation LP, Il Disco Dell' Anno. A few schmaltzy tracks, but there's an Italian-language song by Sandie Shaw (Papà Dupont), The Four Kents' version of Lily The Pink (La Sbornia), and one each by The Rokes, Patty Pravo, Nada, Mal Dei Primitives, and Sylvie Vartan, none of which I'd ever heard before. Excellent condition, great compilation. 50p
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  3. mark e

    mark e Forum Resident

    the last weeks been better than I have had in a while.

    £8.20 has got me :

    INXS - Kick
    Electronic - s/t
    Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist
    The Human League - The Very Best Of (2 cd edition with extra remixes)
    Chilled Electronic 80s - 3cd compilation
    Ashes To Ashes - Soundtrack compilation
    Yazoo - Upstairs at Erics (original Mute edition, not remastered reissue)
    Lamb - Lamb
    Crocodiles - Sleep Forever
    Bedouin Soundclash - Street Gospels

    Most chuffed about Electronic, Yazoo, and Lamb, as they are hitting the spot.
    Biggest surprise = Crocodiles.
    Excellent J&MC styled guitars and lazy vocals, love it.
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  4. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    Picked up a nice Wilson Picket's Greatest Hits CD today, it's not my usual field but I was looking through the notes and tracks were recorded in Memphis and Muscle Schoals and guys like Steve Cropper and Duane Allman are listed in the players. The disc is on Atlantic from 1987 and was remastered by Stephen Innocenzi, sounds pretty good to me.

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  5. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes that was one for you Mark. I'll give it a try one weekend soonish I imagine.
  6. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Which one DM? I've got a hundred or so CDs to get rid of cheap I might need to book myself a stall one day.
  7. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Bristol, UK
    PM sent, though I think you need more than 100 CDs for a stall, time to clear out the loft and garage.
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  8. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I few pages ago I posted a few images of scores I had in Cornwall. One of them was Sonny Stitt and His West Coast Friends Groovin' High, the original Japanese CD. Not really my bag, but I recognised it as a very early CD. Well, it has just sold on discogs for 65 Euro. I'm astonished and tempted to put my copy up for sale. Never mind the Miles Davis 35DP, the mint Led Zeppelin IV target, the Eagles Greatest Hits Vol. 2 target, the Ry Cooder Borderline PDO target, the OOP at the time Japan for US Herb Alpert Blow Your Own Horn, the early Psychedic Furs Japan for Europe Talk Talk Talk that I don't even see listed on discogs, and Abba Greatest Hits Vol. 1 that I didn't have pictured. I left a black face Getz/Gilberto because it was trashed. There was also a Freddie Hubbard Sweet Return target that was scratchy and a couple of Grover Washington Jr. targets. Just an average week really.;)
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  9. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    South West, UK.
    Obviously so they can carry on hiring prostitutes without the UK govt intervening? Am I being too cynical? Countries like Kenya and Uganda have endemic corruption so how can we have any confidence in donating to this lot?
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  10. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    York, UK
    There are some fairly strong opinions in both directions here, but I'd really rather we stuck to music hunting and didn't periodically disappear down charity ethics rabbit holes. There are other forums for that.
  11. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

    South Shields
    I always check charity shops for CDs as I'm passing, but these days maybe only one visit in ten will turn up anything worth getting. Last decent CD I found was Show Your Bones by Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the oddly specific price of 45p.

    Best chazzer shop find for me was a mint condition Monty Python Instant CD Collection 6-disc box set. Can't remember what I paid for it but it would only have been a couple of pounds.
  12. BurntOutBassment

    BurntOutBassment Active Member

    I check all my local charity shops for vinyl but usually leave with cds. The last week got me screaming trees, mogwai, bonny Prince Billy, pj Harvey, monster magnet, 2x John martyn, 2x sub pop samplers, and another 20 or so of similar quality never paying more than £1 a disk. Also scored my first collectable that I'm tempted to sell, 3" rolling stones mixed emotions in lilac sleeve. Also picked up a Sony cd player for £8 from a shop that also had 3 twin cassette decks on the shelf. A good week.
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  13. hamicle

    hamicle Forum Resident

    Dundee, Scotland
    I’ve tended to find such interesting finds a bit thin on the ground in Dundee’s charity shops.
  14. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    My 8 month old had her first 2hr settle at the nursery she's due to start at, which meant I had time to kill. So my visit to the 3 charity shops at West Malling yielded for £9...
    Sibelius - Symphonies 2 & 5 Finnish Radio Orchestra & Jukka-Pekka Saraste (Apex)
    Rossini - Overtures Zagreb Festival Orchestra & Michael Halász (Naxos)
    Eva Cassidy- Songbird
    Bryan Adams- Reckless
    Keane - Hopes and Fears
    The Lemonheads - Come on Feel The Lemonheads
    Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (RVG Edition)
    Travis - The Man Who
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  15. BurntOutBassment

    BurntOutBassment Active Member

    Do most of my hunting Glasgow Southside, went to about 8 charity shops in Falkirk yesterday, only interesting cd I saw was Megadeth best of. One shop wanted 25£ for Queen The Works LP, condition somewhere between poor and laughable.
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  16. hamicle

    hamicle Forum Resident

    Dundee, Scotland
    Yes, I see the odd eyebrow raising price in our Oxfam.
  17. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    York, UK
    Love that Lemonheads album. Good find!
  18. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    What are charity thrifts? Just out of curiosity
  19. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    York, UK
    UK - charity shops
    US - thrift stores
    NZ - op shops

    Shops run by charities selling second hand goods that people have donated to them. Prices are usually low, and it’s a real random selection.
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  20. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    It was hidden among all the 'Hearsay/Will Young and Dido albums and more dross. And it is practically mint, I doubt it was ever played.
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  21. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    UK Charity shops as mentioned sell second hand, donated items to raise money for charity. Typical items you will find in all charity shops include clothes, books, DVDs, CDs, glassware, tableware, jewelry, sports equipment, etc. The town where I live has around 13,000 people and 7 charity shops.
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  22. Overthehillsandfaraway

    Overthehillsandfaraway Forum Resident

    Going thru a Britpop nostalgia phase. Managed these last weekend at a car boot sale:

    Seahorses - Do it Yourself
    Pulp - This is Hardcore (got this on release, gave it to a mate cos I hated it for not being Different Class. Much better than I remembered)
    Paul Weller - Heavy Soul
    Manics - Everything Must Go
    Geneva - Further (criminally underrated indie band, singer had an amazing voice)

    Total spend £1.50. Bargain!
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  23. Beatlened

    Beatlened Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    Poundworld is a great place to pick up brit pop albums. A quid each. All the top bands can be found easy enough in among the Didos and Kylies
  24. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Plymouth, UK
    got a nice haul today from Oxfam Plymouth - fill a bag for £ I did!

    all cd

    Doves - Lost Souls
    Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    Kanye West - Late Registration/The College Dropout
    White Stripes - Icky Thump
    Compay Segundo - Yo Vengo Aqui
    Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era
    Otis Redding - The Definitive Collection
    Bob Dylan - Modern Times/Blood on the Tracks

  25. Harry Hotspur

    Harry Hotspur Forum Resident

    London England
    Nice finds in charity shop in Egham, Surrey, this sunny afternoon - The Eagles Complete Greatest Hits double album with booklet, The Essential Neil Diamond double album, Billy Joel's River Of Dreams, Looking Back The Best Of Daryl Hall + John Oates and Linda Ronstadt The Platinum Collection, all in top condition and just ten crisp English pounds for the lot.

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