UK Charity (Thrift) Shop CD Hunting

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  1. Gavman

    Gavman Forum Resident

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    Grimsby. UK
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    Beatles #1 dvd.

    No outer slipcase, but at 50p for the 2015 remixes with visuals, won’t complain. I’m sure the pcm stereo sounds the same as the cd equivalent.
     
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  2. Gavman

    Gavman Forum Resident

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    I thought this was exclusively the 2015 remixes set to a montage of images. Nope; the early songs sound like a hybrid of the original mono mixes and live audience noise and don’t sound good, whilst ‘Yesterday’ is a weird live with overdubbed strings affair?
    The 2015 remixes elsewhere do sound good though. Well worth the 50p, but glad I didn’t buy this at full price on blu ray or dvd upon release.
     
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  3. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    No, no problem, I was passing through Twickenham anyway on the bus from Teddington to Mortlake to see a friend.
     
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  4. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV The poster formerly known as AlmostHeavenWI

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    Did you get to go in the Eel Pie Island Museum?
     
  5. Fawltykog

    Fawltykog "Nothing Is Real"

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    I will not go Hulk green with envy... i will not go... Ad Infinitum...
     
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  6. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Unfortunately not as I left midday Thursday. I'll try and visit the next time I'm back.
     
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  7. Gavman

    Gavman Forum Resident

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    This looking in charity shops is becoming too much of a ‘thing’. I’ve done it everyday during my week off. Covering at least 4 miles on foot each day. Nothing of note today. Perhaps this can turn into a ‘keeping fit and getting some sun, whilst hoping to find an early AC/DC cd’ type of discussion
     
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  8. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

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    Suffolk, UK
    Just the one weekend find. Nothing at the car boot, but this from my local chazza.

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  9. Gavman

    Gavman Forum Resident

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    The last of the charity shops. Two compilations from artists I quite like, but a hits collection will suffice.
     
  10. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    What I like about the Cyndi comp is you found one with the original red hype sticker still intact, and in the exact clear-spined tray (with the visible supports) which it had on release in 1994. So many of them you see in shops and online have neither.

    EG.
     
  11. saw119

    saw119 Forum Resident

    I've been on holiday in North Wales this past week and it was a bit of a desert for good CDs. Picked these three up for a pound each on the first four days.
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    Then on the final day, killing time before the train home, went in a Bangor charity shop. It was home to the fabled 20p cd I often hear about in here but have never found in Sheffield.
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    So it was a pound for all five. I have the original Smiths ST but this is the remaster and TQID is a '93 reissue of the original cd. I'm not actually much of a fan of Hawley but at 20p each they were worth a punt.
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    The last three were bought back at home in some of my locals. A higher class of cd all round. The Blue Note comp is brilliant for a quid. Was most pleased with the Marsalis double at £1.99. Ravi was a quid as well. I love buying CDs from charity shops but I fear it's becoming a bit of an obsession.
     
  12. saw119

    saw119 Forum Resident

    I need some new storage solutions, that's what my wife says anyway, for my CDs. I was so poor in the 2000's that I'm now buying all the CDs I couldn't during those years. I've built up a huge pile of 'to listen' CDs. That's before I even factor in the new CDs I buy.
     
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  13. Gavman

    Gavman Forum Resident

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    [​IMG] Now, this is controversial, but I use CD wallets bought 2nd hand from eBay. Inlay cards and back covers stored in the drawers units of my bed. Some on these forums shudder at the thought of wallets, Yet I’ve had no issues with the ‘Case Logic’ brand. There’s about 500 cds here.
     
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  14. saw119

    saw119 Forum Resident

    If it works for you then that's all that matters. Those wallets aren't for me though. It doesn't help that I'm one of the world's least practical men. :D
     
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  15. Gavman

    Gavman Forum Resident

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    Financial means, no savings and rising criminal activity in my previous locale have led to me no longer have my own ‘reasonably sized’ flat,
    (Perhaps I should stop buying music then?)

    I live in a shared house where your bedroom is your living room, entertainment room etc. So those wallets are an essential for me. I do have to occasionally rearrange to make space for digipaks and box sets;)
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  16. Gavman

    Gavman Forum Resident

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    [​IMG] Space is such an issue that I had to sell my Sony Separates, this is now my ‘Amp and Speakers’

    I miss my old two bedroom with 20’ by 15’ living room flat, but when the cost of rent is half your income, bills on top and the worst letting agency who won’t replace windows that have been smashed by local chavs (claiming that building insurance wont cover it), burglary, further criminal damage and anti-social behavior :realmad:

    I had to leave quickly and couldn’t get my deposit back due to fire damage caused by a friend I put up (going through hard times) who lit up a cigarette whilst falling asleep. Sorry for ranting, its inappropriate on this thread.
     
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  17. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    If you do need to go the "wallet" route (and I use the Case Logic/Hama ones for recordable CDs and DVDs), then get the sleeves which allow you to keep the rear inlay as well as the book. Nothing gets folded or squashed. You just lose the jewelcases.

    A 9L XL Really Useful box, which can only store 25 jewelboxed CDs at most, can get about 170 of those sleeves in them.

    EG.
     
  18. newelectricmuse

    newelectricmuse charm, strangeness and quark

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    London
    It's OK, you're among friends here!
     
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  19. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

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    York, UK
    I occasionally ponder the savings vs the value of my time, but at the end of the day, I have to admit that I just enjoy rifling through toot to find treasure, and I end up listening to wonderful things it would never occur to me to buy in other circumstances. The Car Boot Sale is invariably a nice walk too.

    Regarding storage, I took a photo of my new shelves the other day, in response to questions on another forum:

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    This is the one from Shelving Systems | CD Shelves, CD Shelving , which I've added to my tiny office to hold my classical and (tiny) jazz collection. This was previously in a load of Amazon boxes, and all over my desk and ever flat surface, making my office impossible. The new shelves swallowed it with ease, with space for another 2.5 times the amount. Note that the height is perfect for the weird pitched roof, 183cm shelf in a 186cm room.

    I went for the 18cm shelf depth, in-fills and the back panel, in the hope of keeping dust out, which seems to work well. Close up here:

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    General thoughts on the shelves, pasted from the other forum:

    Price-wise, they were about £300, which isn't cheap, but given how little I spent on the CDs, it seems reasonable. I think I'm going to get another one for my (larger) main music collection downstairs.
     
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  20. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV The poster formerly known as AlmostHeavenWI

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    Lancashire
    Watch out for all those Roger Whittaker CDs and LPs going up in price in charity shops.

    "Folk singer Roger Whittaker, famous for his 1969 hit song Durham Town and expert whistling, has died at the age of 87. His other hits included The Last Farewell and New World in the Morning, and he sold nearly 50 million records around the world, his website said."

    Roger Whittaker: Durham Town folk singer dies at 87 - BBC News
     
  21. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    Berkshire
    I literally saw a few Roger Whittaker CDs in the shop on Saturday.

    The name is obviously familiar, and I remember a Top 20 hit in the 80s in tandem with Des O'Connor, but other than that I am totally ignorant. He was featured as a character in the modern-day scenes of Outlander, that's what I remember most!

    EG.
     
  22. newelectricmuse

    newelectricmuse charm, strangeness and quark

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    London
    They'll be going into the glass cases before you can whistle "I've got to leave old Durham Town".
     
  23. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV The poster formerly known as AlmostHeavenWI

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    His folk background probably helped to give his pop hits in the early 70s some credibility, as compared to other singers around then - who could forget Neil Reid and Lena Zavaroni?
     
  24. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    The Travelling Wilburys 2CD + DVD £1.50

    I've been looking for one in good condition. The last one I saw was scruffy.
     
  25. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    The child prodigy from Rothesay. Kind of sad how things turned out for her.
     
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