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Price crash CD sale - From £2.99 Each at HMV (instore only Reading)
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Price crash CD sale - From £2.99 Each at HMV (instore only Reading)

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Price crash CD sale - From £2.99 Each at HMV (instore only Reading)
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Just as I thought that HMV deals were over, today in HMV Reading, they were putting out lots of reduced CD's. There were plenty to choose from. Studio albums, best of's, Disney soundtracks and CD box sets. Some new, some old for very good prices. Staff member said it should be nationwide but stock may vary depending on the store. An added bonus was, that I purchased some and they went through cheaper at the till. I couldn't list all of them, but have taken pictures of some highlights. This deal won't appeal to everyone, but hopefully physical media fans can find something. What's a CD? and who buy's CD'S these days? I still do
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If you had said to me back in the day that CDs one day would be £3, I never would have believed you.

Throughout the 90s, £13 was about the going rate.
d3n225/07/2020 08:53

What's a CD? Seriously though... I'm intrigued. What's the genuine reason …What's a CD? Seriously though... I'm intrigued. What's the genuine reason people still buy these?


I still buy them as I have a big collection from past 30 years and I can now fill in gaps in this collection or try new artists by getting CDs from local charity shops for 30-50p. I like to still have something physical to put on a shelf, read the inlays and play in a decent CD player/Amp/Speaker setup I have as it's generally better quality sound than ripped stuff. I also rip the CDs so I can have them on my phone/car too. I don't mind paying to odd full price for rarer albums or gaps in collections i.e. the re-released early NOW! albums they've been issuing lately.

Guess I'm old school - like to have something I can see for my money LOL. I also prefer to buy disc copies of Playstation games for same reason, plus you can always sell them on...
Any cassettes?
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Wow, who’s buying CDs??
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How long until
They go under ? Only a matter of time
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Any cassettes?
Jmorgan9224/07/2020 22:16

Any cassettes?


Ha ha. Nope, although they are making a bit of a comeback. I think the Streets new album/mixtape is on cassette. They did have some VHS though.
If you had said to me back in the day that CDs one day would be £3, I never would have believed you.

Throughout the 90s, £13 was about the going rate.
Probably another 'transitional period' coming up when a new investor needs to be found
Awesome although I'm annoyed about that Police set as I bought that at HMV a fortnight ago for £9.99. I thought that was a great price as it was!
Calaisjar24/07/2020 22:23

If you had said to me back in the day that CDs one day would be £3, I …If you had said to me back in the day that CDs one day would be £3, I never would have believed you.Throughout the 90s, £13 was about the going rate.


And adjusted for inflation that's £26 today!

£26 to listen to a dozen songs! Mindblowing now.
ashmac24/07/2020 22:11

How long untilThey go under ? Only a matter of time


AGAIN you mean?
ashmac24/07/2020 22:11

How long untilThey go under ? Only a matter of time


Tricky one. They have been warned once or twice and have been under last year. They launched the huge HMV vault in Birmingham recently and seemed to be getting local bands into store to perform to try and improve things. Think the new owner said he wanted to focus on Vinyl. Trouble is the vinyl in there is expensive. £43 for Jeff Lynne's ELO latest album which is a ridiculous price. The prices instore can be expensive on some items. Which could be there downfall.
David_Brook24/07/2020 22:30

Awesome although I'm annoyed about that Police set as I bought that at HMV …Awesome although I'm annoyed about that Police set as I bought that at HMV a fortnight ago for £9.99. I thought that was a great price as it was!


Yep I remember that. Bit suprised because at £10 it's a steal. There were 7 or 8 copies today.
MadStad187124/07/2020 22:23

Ha ha. Nope, although they are making a bit of a comeback. I think the …Ha ha. Nope, although they are making a bit of a comeback. I think the Streets new album/mixtape is on cassette. They did have some VHS though.


Really? Cassettes making a comeback? Vinyl I get, the sound is 'warm' ... But cassettes? When you wanted to skip to a certain song it was a nightmare as well. The only redeeming feature I can think of is that the cassette boxes were a satisfying size (CDs were too thin).
thermomonkey24/07/2020 23:18

Really? Cassettes making a comeback? Vinyl I get, the sound is 'warm' …Really? Cassettes making a comeback? Vinyl I get, the sound is 'warm' ... But cassettes? When you wanted to skip to a certain song it was a nightmare as well. The only redeeming feature I can think of is that the cassette boxes were a satisfying size (CDs were too thin).


Cassettes is hipsters being all cool
sheldococo24/07/2020 23:43

Cassettes is hipsters being all cool


Only the cool kids had a rewind function. Us peasants had to turn the tape and fast forward. The shame
I picked up that Police box set yesterday, went through at £4.99!
Love the price of CDs these days. And everyone getting rid of their collections. Musicmagpie is my regular, stocking up on missed sets from the past 30 years at 2 for £3. Good stuff.
I bowed out in 2016, but heat for the jewel case crew still going strong.
Frankie7725/07/2020 00:49

Love the price of CDs these days. And everyone getting rid of their …Love the price of CDs these days. And everyone getting rid of their collections. Musicmagpie is my regular, stocking up on missed sets from the past 30 years at 2 for £3. Good stuff.


Rip it all to MP3 and use Plex as your own free version of Spotify
MadStad187124/07/2020 22:07

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Frank Turner - no mans land is an absolute steal at £2.99!!!
Wish ours was still open with these prices as still have a CD player in the car some bargains to be had
What's a CD? Seriously though... I'm intrigued. What's the genuine reason people still buy these?
d3n225/07/2020 08:53

What's a CD? Seriously though... I'm intrigued. What's the genuine reason …What's a CD? Seriously though... I'm intrigued. What's the genuine reason people still buy these?


I still buy them as I have a big collection from past 30 years and I can now fill in gaps in this collection or try new artists by getting CDs from local charity shops for 30-50p. I like to still have something physical to put on a shelf, read the inlays and play in a decent CD player/Amp/Speaker setup I have as it's generally better quality sound than ripped stuff. I also rip the CDs so I can have them on my phone/car too. I don't mind paying to odd full price for rarer albums or gaps in collections i.e. the re-released early NOW! albums they've been issuing lately.

Guess I'm old school - like to have something I can see for my money LOL. I also prefer to buy disc copies of Playstation games for same reason, plus you can always sell them on...
David_Brook24/07/2020 22:30

Awesome although I'm annoyed about that Police set as I bought that at HMV …Awesome although I'm annoyed about that Police set as I bought that at HMV a fortnight ago for £9.99. I thought that was a great price as it was!


It's a corking box set. Nicely presented, all the albums sound great. Total steal at a tenner.
Joshimitsu9125/07/2020 05:11

Rip it all to MP3 and use Plex as your own free version of Spotify


Please rip them to lossless. ALAC, FLAC, whatever, but not Mp3!
Or if you can't help yourself, at least 320kbps!
MadStad187124/07/2020 22:32

Tricky one. They have been warned once or twice and have been under last …Tricky one. They have been warned once or twice and have been under last year. They launched the huge HMV vault in Birmingham recently and seemed to be getting local bands into store to perform to try and improve things. Think the new owner said he wanted to focus on Vinyl. Trouble is the vinyl in there is expensive. £43 for Jeff Lynne's ELO latest album which is a ridiculous price. The prices instore can be expensive on some items. Which could be there downfall.


Their vinyl prices are outrageous.. Neil Young Harvest was £55 last year!
Exconnaught25/07/2020 11:45

Please rip them to lossless. ALAC, FLAC, whatever, but not Mp3!Or if you … Please rip them to lossless. ALAC, FLAC, whatever, but not Mp3!Or if you can't help yourself, at least 320kbps!



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d3n225/07/2020 08:53

What's a CD? Seriously though... I'm intrigued. What's the genuine reason …What's a CD? Seriously though... I'm intrigued. What's the genuine reason people still buy these?


Convenience. Audio quality.
bornagainst25/07/2020 14:02

Convenience. Audio quality.


How is a CD convenient over mp3 or music streaming?
d3n225/07/2020 14:12

How is a CD convenient over mp3 or music streaming?


Artwork, the thrill of putting it onto player and pressing play, knowing it will always be available rather than finding the streaming service you choose has lost its exclusive and audio quality better. And yes I own mp3's and stream but neither is a replacement for the physical item x
Nothing better than setting nights aside, no internet, no media, quality headphones, going through CDs and reading the sleeve notes. How many people know who produced and engineered albums these days? Don't get me wrong I'm on Spotify every night but it's more a study resource for me.
d3n225/07/2020 14:12

How is a CD convenient over mp3 or music streaming?


Requires no internet, no subscription, no phone or laptop. Almost zero configuration, and never needs updating or expires.

Put CD in. Press play.

And pure uncompressed quality.
I don't have anything in my entire house that plays a CD anymore...
tmb25/07/2020 14:43

Artwork, the thrill of putting it onto player and pressing play, knowing …Artwork, the thrill of putting it onto player and pressing play, knowing it will always be available rather than finding the streaming service you choose has lost its exclusive and audio quality better. And yes I own mp3's and stream but neither is a replacement for the physical item x


Each to their own, I get the audio quality part but I don't see how that justifies convenience though.

I guess it must partly be a generational / nostalgic thing. I literally own no physical media (DVD, BluRay, CD, etc.) yet feel all my needs are met without the inconvenience of having to physically store media or have an appropriate physical media player to hand.
d3n225/07/2020 16:07

Each to their own, I get the audio quality part but I don't see how that …Each to their own, I get the audio quality part but I don't see how that justifies convenience though. I guess it must partly be a generational / nostalgic thing. I literally own no physical media (DVD, BluRay, CD, etc.) yet feel all my needs are met without the inconvenience of having to physically store media or have an appropriate physical media player to hand.


I understand your perspective, I feel the same way with PS4 games. I don't own any physical copies as I don't see the point in having them around when I can download and play. But I see them as play and throw material, the next game will be around the corner. Replaced by the next generation console. However, my attitude towards an album holds more meaning for me. I understand the process of recording, writing, producing and the concept of an album. I may have also seen the band/artist performing live and have an emotional attachment to that experience. Having the physical copy around is my way of being part of that, which will always be there.
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