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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:53 pm 

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I have started buying more cds due to the prohibitive nature of the cost of vinyl when you add postage etcc. Buying habits in the last few years looks like this:
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
LPs 41 102 100 241 146 175
Cds 50 56 51 31 25 36

As you can see Cds are making a comeback


How do you afford the electricity to play them after that?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:06 pm 

I keep a spreadsheet it only has that level of detail after 2006.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:45 pm 

Mad? Terrifying..


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:58 pm 

Havent bought a CD in years, but could never bring myself to sell my CD collection, too much time and money spent building it over the years.

Would rather keep them for nostalgia sake, than to give those music magpie cnuts 30p each for them...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:44 pm 

I only buy cds these days. The odd vinyl if its something I really want and its a vinyl only release.
Been buying cds from about 1992/93 . Buy quite a few from ebay etc and have picked up some real bargains and rare ones there. Its about price for me and with a decent hifi setup sound is good enough for me.
All sorted in alphabeticial order just recently too !!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:34 pm 

Been buying cds for years, I think that it would take bands to stop releasing on CD to see the end of them.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:35 pm 

Been buying cds for years, I think that it would take bands to stop releasing on CD to see the end of them.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:16 pm 

stevie-0 wrote:
I only buy cds these days. The odd vinyl if its something I really want and its a vinyl only release.
Been buying cds from about 1992/93 . Buy quite a few from ebay etc and have picked up some real bargains and rare ones there. Its about price for me and with a decent hifi setup sound is good enough for me.
All sorted in alphabeticial order just recently too !!


Thanks for all the responses! This above is it for me too, are we fucking mad or wha? I also have some rare CD's in my collection...but as time moves on I feel like 'get the fuck rid of them'...no one cares, no one wants them!....what to do?.......by the sounds of it probably nothing so.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:44 am 

I don't think they will go out of fashion at all! I still regularly by cds and really enjoy them as a platform to listen to music. I tend to save my vinyl purchases for rare/special or loved albums.

I've noticed a massive amount of cds being released on these new 'digi pack booklet' style. I really like these and they seem to be an attempt to merge the vinyl experience into cd format.

Why I will always buy new music on cd is I enjoy loading 5 cds into my stereo, pressing play and not having to worry about it for the next 3/4hrs (particularly when doing uni work etc)
This way I also get to give new albums a proper regular spin to get to know the albums.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:59 am 

GOATLORD wrote:
I have started buying more cds due to the prohibitive nature of the cost of vinyl when you add postage etcc. Buying habits in the last few years looks like this:
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
LPs 41 102 100 241 146 175
Cds 50 56 51 31 25 36

As you can see Cds are making a comeback


spot the bean counter! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:16 am 

CDs are going nowhere anytime soon, they're still the best option for the physical format. I only buy CDs, can't fathom why vinyl and tapes are still produced at all.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:21 am 

Fuck, I have a great player but apart from the car its all I have and if anything happened to it I would be fucked. Didn't realise it was now difficult to get them.

I remember reading threads before on guys getting rid of their collections in favour of digital. I had a brilliant classic ipod 180 GB rammed with stuff that I had to keep prioritising as I had enough to fill 3 of them, until one night I forgot to hit disconnect before unplugging it and fucked it up. Lucky enough I still had all my cd's and will not part with them.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:24 am 

On the bit about the ipod, does anyone know what I can do to resurrect it as it still shows that it is full of music memory-wise but I can't access it?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:25 am 

It's impossible to get a CD player, even as an optional extra, on a lot of new cars.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:26 am 

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On the bit about the ipod, does anyone know what I can do to resurrect it as it still shows that it is full of music memory-wise but I can't access it?

You can't access it through the ipod itself or you can't access it if you connect it to itunes? Do you not have the music saved on your laptop/PC?


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