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All the talk about record stores got me thinkin.....
Down here in Austin, TX we have two or three used CD stores that go
the name of CD Wharehouse. I'm prettey sure they're a chain, cus when
I was in Colorado last summer I remember seeing one. I don't know
about their return policy, but you can listen to any CD (ecept for
real rare ones and imports) before you buy it. And their prices are
pretty good too. Buying used CDs has allowed my collection to grow a
lot more than if I had spent $15.00 on new ones all the time.
You might think that they only have rather mainstream discs, but
they have some pretty obscure stuff sometimes. I think people read
about the CDs in magazines and stuff, so they buy em and then they
have a listen, and they really think the CDs suck. So they trade em
in. Ive gottten some Fripp soundscapes , some modern classical stuff,
and seen some Torn and other "ambient?" or "experimental" discs. I
also bought some great used cassetes, LPs, and CDs at Half Price
BUt when I want to get DMG, CMP, or other strange CDs I am forced
to go to a really expensive store (like Waterloo Records, Book
Antones Records) where I can't afford anything. I paid $20.00 for my
"Polytown" CD at Barnes and Nobels. It was worth it
but..............just too much. Also bands like Chavez, Man...or
Astroman? and lots of "experimental" discs I want to check out are
only at these stores. So I end up not making the purchase. That sucks.
I'm sure you all cared, but I just felt like writin some email.
Jay or Boris