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i_ate_cats
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Thu May 29, 2014 9:11 am

Has anyone here experience of getting rid of their CD collection?

I'm going through a massive clear out of unwanted stuff and the CD collection is not being used. It just takes up space.

Problem is I've invested so much into pieces of crap, not just money but time etc. I'm finding it hard to let go.

Is there a market for secondhand CDs out there?

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Thu May 29, 2014 9:15 am

I would never dream of selling my CDs but a good few mates have done it recently and they used a service called music magpie

I think you just put them all in boxes (which they send you), they come and pick them up and then they put the money into your account. very handy.

you'd only get a few quid for them but you'd get a fair price I'm sure.

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i_ate_cats
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Thu May 29, 2014 9:19 am

Interesting. Will check if that works for ROI.

I'm having serious problems parting with them but I reckon it would be cathartic.

Once you start with this stuff it's difficult to know where to stop.

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Thu May 29, 2014 9:24 am

how many CDs do you think you have?

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Thu May 29, 2014 9:25 am

mates of mine thought it would be hard but are now quite enjoying the experience.

their priorities have changed somewhat though. one has just bought a house, another is just about to have his first kid etc.

I desperately need a clear-out myself but I'd never get rid of the CDs. I'd sooner pay to get them put into storage.

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Thu May 29, 2014 9:33 am

I priced my entire CD and DVD collection on Music Magpie once, there's an app for your phone and you use the camera to scan the bar codes, and for the 200 or whatever CDs and 100 or so DVDs they offered me about £110

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Thu May 29, 2014 9:36 am

it hardly seems worth it to me. but I suppose it's not really about the money.

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Thu May 29, 2014 9:37 am

I have them all in a box ready to go, but when I closed the app it lost all the data and i couldnt be ringed to scan them all again. So they're living in that box in the garage for the foreseaable future

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mojo
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Thu May 29, 2014 9:40 am

I think you might as well turn them into money as have them gathering dust

maybe for sentimental reasons you might want them in years to come...like how records seem all twee and nostalgic now

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Thu May 29, 2014 9:50 am

I've a load of Radiohead special editions, the Amnesiac library book and Hail to the Thief map cover and stuff like that so I'd keep those. But that's about it.

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i_ate_cats
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Thu May 29, 2014 10:05 am

mojo wrote:how many CDs do you think you have?
I'd say there's 200 or so.

Maybe more.

The only CD player I own is in the car. Even there I find them really fiddly and annoying to use.

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Thu May 29, 2014 3:25 pm

I buy the odd CD to play in the car because iPhone radio signal yokes always seem to break for me.
Mostly buying vinyls now, which is disgustingly hipster of me. Only thing I collect really.

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Thu May 29, 2014 5:00 pm

I buy records for new stuff these days but if I see something second-hand on CD for cheap I'll buy it. They always get played. I must have well over a thousand CDs now I'd say.
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Thu May 29, 2014 5:09 pm

You could keep the stuff that has the most sentimental value Cats. Get rid of anything you're not too pushed on.

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Thu May 29, 2014 5:46 pm

I've got 2,000 or so and a few hundred vinyl. It takes up huge space in my small apartment and I don't listen to albums via CD nearly as often as I do via my laptop or mp3 player but there is no way I could get rid of them, looking to move to a bigger place in the next 6 months and I will probably dedicate a room to them.
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Thu May 29, 2014 6:48 pm

I've toyed with this idea before. Have about 300-400 CDs and even more records I'd say.
At least 50 of the CDs are in still their shrinkwrap (if I've ordered them online I'd get impatient and just torrent them) and the records are nearly all in my parents' attic in Dublin. Some are here where I don't even have a record player.

But I don't think I'd every be able to bring myself to sell them though. Even the "what was I thinking" purchases. Don't know why.

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Thu May 29, 2014 8:02 pm

give them to a charity shop

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i_ate_cats
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Thu May 29, 2014 8:29 pm

Been sorting through them this evening.... more difficult task than I'd thought.

Made the mistake of listening to them, more evocative than photos. Balls.

Also, worried if I follow through on this then what's next? The comics, the records? The ALF memorabilia?

That said, I've done well with my paperback clearance, 1/2 will go to charity. I've gone from over a dozen cookbooks to 3 or 4 essentials.

Think I might be a hoarder.

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Fri May 30, 2014 8:08 am

ALF memorabilia :lol:
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Fri May 30, 2014 8:51 am

I'm wondering if he is serious and he actually has any ALF memorabilia.

and if so then what has he got.

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