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    Who has the too many CDs problem?

    I must admit I've collected 500+ CDs over the years and don't get time to listen to even a fraction of them but selling any is difficult as they aren't worth a lot and what if you want to play it again? lol

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    I opened a spotify account, all my CD's are on there.

    Binned all my CD's

    Edited by: "cullies" 12th Feb

    Literally just popped a stack in the bin yesterday.
    Don't think I will want to listen to now 1999 in the near future! oO

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    chuckiedoll

    Literally just popped a stack in the bin yesterday. Don't think I will … Literally just popped a stack in the bin yesterday. Don't think I will want to listen to now 1999 in the near future! oO



    ​I still like to listen to old music like Pink Floyd and Metallica etc but not old pop.

    Ripped all mine to my hard drive years ago and they are in boxes in the loft. Problem is most of them are not worth jack so not worth the effort selling but I have some that are worth quite a bit to the right collector....

    In 20 years time all those worthless things will be worth something as everyone else will think the same and chuck em

    I love having all my cds on display. I was a punk and it's taken me years to collect all my music on cd after getting rid of the vinyl I had (mug)

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    Error440

    In 20 years time all those worthless things will be worth something as … In 20 years time all those worthless things will be worth something as everyone else will think the same and chuck em



    ​Yeah, I wonder that myself, especially certain artists. I've got Jean Michel Jarre's Geometry Of Love CD which is worth a bit even now.

    Put the good ones in a file on your pc and in everything you don't want... it's hoarding really if you've got no intention for them

    v1lla1966

    I love having all my cds on display. I was a punk and it's taken me years … I love having all my cds on display. I was a punk and it's taken me years to collect all my music on cd after getting rid of the vinyl I had (mug)



    I miss old school cover art, things were worth keeping for that, my sister is a hoarder she's got at least 700 bloody CDs mainly singles and vinyl too, shes never had a turntable and turned down offers of one for a present, she was only buying the vinyl when it was special editions. I expect she has a few things worth money but probably not much. Now she's got no money she's still just sitting in the middle of all that junk occasionally she asks me to check how much things are worth online she has things worth 3x what she paid but still just keeps hold of it all unfortunately 1 thing worth something encourages her to part with nothing

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    ItsFrazer

    Put the good ones in a file on your pc and in everything you don't … Put the good ones in a file on your pc and in everything you don't want... it's hoarding really if you've got no intention for them



    ​Yes, I totally agree it's hoarding. The process of sorting them out is a nightmare though. Some have value, some don't.. some I listen to others never. It drives my wife nuts all the space they use up.

    I ditched all of mine about 4 years ago, spent two weekends ripping them all and then sold them on eBay and offloaded the ones that wouldn't sell on there to music magpie.

    Best thing I ever did for making space and now we don't even have a CD player in the house other than the Xbox

    make yourself a pot of tea, put CDs beside sofa, get music magpie app, spend a few hours scanning them but putting the ones you might listen to in a (small) stack, be ruthless! don't bother with eBay, life's too short to think any are worth selling for a few quid instead... they're not

    I don't have a single piece of kit that plays a disc of any sort now, bluray, CD, nowt.. optical media is over - my pal still has videos on display though! :-/

    Edited by: "TwistedNerve" 12th Feb

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    ​For me personally collecting CDs is part of my life. I've always been a fan of music and got one of the first CD players on my 18th or 21st birthday. The first album was A-HA Hunting High And Low. I remember as a school kid banging my head to Metallica and then getting into the 80's electronics like Erasure and Pet Shop Boys. I then had a few depressing jobs that caused me to buy CDs for the sake of it to cheer me up. As I got older I then appreciated Jean Michel Jarre, Yello and Mike Oldfield. Selling the CDs feels like loosing parts of your life.. strange but true.

    Charity shops are always grateful for them.

    Pjcity

    Ripped all mine to my hard drive years ago and they are in boxes in the … Ripped all mine to my hard drive years ago and they are in boxes in the loft. Problem is most of them are not worth jack so not worth the effort selling but I have some that are worth quite a bit to the right collector....



    ​+1 did the same, plastic stacker boxes in loft.

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    I think Music Magpie is the quickest way to sell them but they give you virtually nothing. I'd like to try eBay again but the ones I tried took ages to sell. Unless you have something rare its going to take ages to sell.

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    TwistedNerve

    make yourself a pot of tea, put CDs beside sofa, get music magpie app, … make yourself a pot of tea, put CDs beside sofa, get music magpie app, spend a few hours scanning them but putting the ones you might listen to in a (small) stack, be ruthless! don't bother with eBay, life's too short to think any are worth selling for a few quid instead... they're notI don't have a single piece of kit that plays a disc of any sort now, bluray, CD, nowt.. optical media is over - my pal still has videos on display though! :-/



    ​Great advice!!

    TwistedNerve

    make yourself a pot of tea, put CDs beside sofa, get music magpie app, … make yourself a pot of tea, put CDs beside sofa, get music magpie app, spend a few hours scanning them but putting the ones you might listen to in a (small) stack, be ruthless! don't bother with eBay, life's too short to think any are worth selling for a few quid instead... they're notI don't have a single piece of kit that plays a disc of any sort now, bluray, CD, nowt.. optical media is over - my pal still has videos on display though! :-/



    I could never be without physical things it will dawn on you that you have nothing when your internet doesn't work, you have a powercut, a shelf of things you love be it music, games, films or books is a expression of your personality on show for others to see, it makes a building a home.

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    Error440

    I could never be without physical things it will dawn on you that you … I could never be without physical things it will dawn on you that you have nothing when your internet doesn't work, you have a powercut, a shelf of things you love be it music, games, films or books is a expression of your personality on show for others to see, it makes a building a home.



    ​I agree with that but sometimes I wonder if 500+ CDs gathering dust is a good idea also. My fear is when I pass to the other side my wife will just bin them anyway

    i gave loads to the charity shops but kept the ones that i really like and maybe worth a bob or two in the future.sooner just stream now,saves time and i have loads of room on my shelves

    LOVE all of the comments on here about the CD's....... I too have or had that problem, in my younger days I was a Hospital Radio presenter and local DJ and through from the birth of the CD from vinyl to todays MP3/AAC.... I too, have throughout the years collected a collection of ... ... ... WAIT FOR IT.. ... ... ..

    ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY FIVE GB (165GB) of MUSIC! I THINK...... That is approximately just over 57 THOUSAND records!

    I have often thought about "Sharing" my Music folder but I have been told that when you do that it can slow down your PC hugely as people just take the .......

    Clearly there is NO WAY on this earth that I will ever have the time to listen to most of them, and my IPod has got various mixes added to it with just the main ones..... But.... I have backed up my files as I know that if this goes pear shaped.....

    I too have sold a lot of the CD's and have hundreds of them stored in boxes somewhere at my parents I think?

    But...... I used to LOVE music through the 60's to the beginning of the norties..... Then rather than being like Smashey & Nicey, I gave up DJ'ing and burnt them all on to the pc and .. ... Occassionally I am asked to do a Birthday Party or similar by my friends and family, but God its sooooo cheesy that I hate doing it! LOL!!!

    Incidentally, those of you who are thinking of selling them and have mentioned music magpie and so on..... If you know your stuff or have done your research, then selling the ones that are "popular" but not worth a lot...... IF you go down the road of a Car boot sale, you will often yield more than if you were to use other methods...... You would be surprised how much a lot of collectors will pay for CD's at car boots etc..... Just in case....
    Edited by: "cloudthecat" 12th Feb

    I like to have some physical media, I binned a load of CDs a while a go, did a car boot and sold most of my DVDs...

    I've mostly gone digital with xbox games, due to game sharing.. I do miss my Call of duty cases though, last physical COD was ghosts

    The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they will have read errors.
    Edited by: "splender" 12th Feb

    Decoded

    I must admit I've collected 500+ CDs over the years...



    Amateur!

    It's only a problem for me if I move house (again).

    The last time (over 17 years ago) was bad enough, & I have acquired many more CDs since then!

    ...plus the multitude of 50 capacity 12" vinyl boxes, 25 capacity 7" vinyl boxes, odd-shaped picture discs, flexi-discs, audio cassettes, DATs, DCCs, & a whole heap of associated paraphernalia.

    ...VHS cassettes, 12-inch/5.25-inch/3.5-inch floppy disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, &...

    ...I don't want to consider how many items I have for all the previous, & current, video game generations.

    splender

    The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they … The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they will have read errors.


    I have CDs best part of 30 years old that haven't degraded in any way. Still buy all my music on CD, can't bring myself to pay for something that doesn't physically exist.

    splender

    The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they … The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they will have read errors.



    With access to the net you can download and burn em, i think the collectors value isn't actually in the listening, playing, watching or reading anymore its the owning of the item with all the trimmings, the original sleeve, inlays, instructions etc.

    fanpages

    Amateur!It's only a problem for me if I move house (again).The last time … Amateur!It's only a problem for me if I move house (again).The last time (over 17 years ago) was bad enough, & I have acquired many more CDs since then!...plus the multitude of 50 capacity 12" vinyl boxes, 25 capacity 7" vinyl boxes, odd-shaped picture discs, flexi-discs, audio cassettes, DATs, DCCs, & a whole heap of associated paraphernalia....VHS cassettes, 12-inch/5.25-inch/3.5-inch floppy disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, &......I don't want to consider how many items I have for all the previous, & current, video game generations.



    Have you got that star wars vinyl Techmoan showed on his YouTube channel that projects a holographic ship just above the record if you shine a laser on it?

    Error440

    With access to the net you can download and burn em, i think the … With access to the net you can download and burn em, i think the collectors value isn't actually in the listening, playing, watching or reading anymore its the owning of the item with all the trimmings, the original sleeve, inlays, instructions etc.


    I agree.
    By the way the social networking analogy is the same:
    With access to the internet you can have all the chats, funs, share on the internet. The "collectors' value" is the physical people around you in your collection.

    2500+ and they are taking up space but after the way vinyl is coming back into fashion I am hanging on to them as they might be worth some money one day.

    Error440

    Have you got that star wars vinyl Techmoan showed on his YouTube channel … Have you got that star wars vinyl Techmoan showed on his YouTube channel that projects a holographic ship just above the record if you shine a laser on it?



    Funny you should ask.

    No.

    splender

    The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they … The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they will have read errors.

    Error440

    With access to the net you can download and burn em, i think the … With access to the net you can download and burn em, i think the collectors value isn't actually in the listening, playing, watching or reading anymore its the owning of the item with all the trimmings, the original sleeve, inlays, instructions etc.

    splender

    I agree.By the way the social networking analogy is the same:With access … I agree.By the way the social networking analogy is the same:With access to the internet you can have all the chats, funs, share on the internet. The "collectors' value" is the physical people around you in your collection.



    You are more of a one-hit wonder, splender.

    I wonder if you've been hit more than once.

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    splender

    The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they … The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they will have read errors.



    ​I must admit out of all the CDs I own only two of them oxidised and got these strange swirly shapes on them. I'm sure in the box it states the CD will last a lifetime if you look after it but maybe I dreamt that.
    Edited by: "Decoded" 12th Feb

    splender

    The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they … The CDs oxidise in time and the bits get corrupted so ultimately they will have read errors.

    Error440

    With access to the net you can download and burn em, i think the … With access to the net you can download and burn em, i think the collectors value isn't actually in the listening, playing, watching or reading anymore its the owning of the item with all the trimmings, the original sleeve, inlays, instructions etc.

    splender

    I agree.By the way the social networking analogy is the same:With access … I agree.By the way the social networking analogy is the same:With access to the internet you can have all the chats, funs, share on the internet. The "collectors' value" is the physical people around you in your collection.


    I am glad you are a fan

    Decoded

    and what if you want to play it again? lol



    That isn't really a consideration because everything is so readily available if you get the urge.

    Of all the things you could do a tissue box really, they come in boxes anyway

    Error440

    Of all the things you could do a tissue box really, they come in boxes … Of all the things you could do a tissue box really, they come in boxes anyway



    Is doing a tissue box like Jim Levenstein did with an American Pie?

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    thewongwing101

    http://www.boredpanda.com/recycled-cd-diy/



    ​Ha Ha, that's excellent if I had the time.

    I still buy early german and jap presses of CD albums when I see something nice and rip them to FLAC with EAC. Most of my music is now on FLAC, same with my DVDA, DTS, SACD, DSD etc. Not a vinyl fan as they take a lot of care and attention.

    cloudthecat

    LOVE all of the comments on here about the CD's....... I too have or had … LOVE all of the comments on here about the CD's....... I too have or had that problem, in my younger days I was a Hospital Radio presenter and local DJ and through from the birth of the CD from vinyl to todays MP3/AAC.... I too, have throughout the years collected a collection of ... ... ... WAIT FOR IT.. ... ... .. ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY FIVE GB (165GB) of MUSIC! I THINK...... That is approximately just over 57 THOUSAND records!I have often thought about "Sharing" my Music folder but I have been told that when you do that it can slow down your PC hugely as people just take the .......Clearly there is NO WAY on this earth that I will ever have the time to listen to most of them, and my IPod has got various mixes added to it with just the main ones..... But.... I have backed up my files as I know that if this goes pear shaped.....I too have sold a lot of the CD's and have hundreds of them stored in boxes somewhere at my parents I think?But...... I used to LOVE music through the 60's to the beginning of the norties..... Then rather than being like Smashey & Nicey, I gave up DJ'ing and burnt them all on to the pc and .. ... Occassionally I am asked to do a Birthday Party or similar by my friends and family, but God its sooooo cheesy that I hate doing it! LOL!!!Incidentally, those of you who are thinking of selling them and have mentioned music magpie and so on..... If you know your stuff or have done your research, then selling the ones that are "popular" but not worth a lot...... IF you go down the road of a Car boot sale, you will often yield more than if you were to use other methods...... You would be surprised how much a lot of collectors will pay for CD's at car boots etc..... Just in case....


    Have you got any electronica in your collection?
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