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Jon,

CDs are a tough sell here as well. The main market for them is online now and very few record shops sell them anymore. There are a few that do, but the stock is generally small. There is only one shop out of several within a 1 hour drive that has a large selection of both new and used CDs in my area.

Some of the thrift shops here will just offload stock to flippers and record stores, so anything worthwhile is picked over if they do have records at all. And no one wants all those Streisand, Mantovani, etc. albums so they just collect dust. I pretty much stopped going to thrift stores for vinyl here years ago as it's usually a waste of time.

The last time I got any CDs from a thrift shop was at least a year or more ago now.
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Originally posted by lfc jon lfc jon wrote:

Just over a week ago I had a few records I didn't want and the charity I gave them to (British Heat Foundation) have five specialized vinyl record shops in the UK and all I had to do was go on their website and download a Free post label and take the parcel to a local pick up point, ALL DONE
The second hand shop were going to give me next to nothing for them so I thought I'd rather give them away to charity, which is what I did.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lfc jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2021 at 8:50pm
What you call thrift shops in this country too, A lot don't want CDs anymore they just can't sell them. I had a look Saturday night just from the window into  one next door to the pub I went to and they had loads of Box's of CDs covered in dust I bet they have been there for mouths maybe a year or so. There was that much dust on them. In the end I can see them just going to land fill.
I had a look about recycling them and the answer is YES. They have aluminium,  polycarbonate, Gold in them and if they are put into land fill they will stick around for hundreds of years before they start disintegrating. In addition, they can also release Bisphenol A, which causes various heath complications. Well that's something I didn't know NOT GOOD
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I have just converted a ripped CD (FLAC) to mp3 and put it on a USB stick so I can play it in the car, so easy with dBpoweramp, I can recommend this software really easy to use and not too expensive (one off fee) I'm so glad I got it. Now to see how I get on with ripping vinyl!!!
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