dchris wrote:I just spent $45 at the local Spec's - came home with Castaways and Cutouts, The Forbidden Love EP, The Proximity Effect and Emergency and I. They're having a clearance sale. I think they're going out of business? That makes me sad. Corporate or not, it's still the first place I heard Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?
Borders is an awful weakness of mine, too. Still, more often than not I try and order directly from the label.
I think specs is going out of business.
I work at a corporate music store. NOT the goody, like the original heather, but still. sometimes I special order things and buy them there, but I realize what an evil, evil thing I'm giving in to. 30% discount or not, I need to stop.
occasionally, I'll shop at the virgin megastore at downtown disney. they have some decent deals and the "buy 10, get 1 free" thing is nice. I prefer their book selection, truthfully.
I've only bought 1 cd from borders. it was the wrens meadowlands because the record store was out (that good, y'know) and I HAD to have it. I paid $15.99 for it, which sort of breaks my little heart when something comes out to be $17.11 after tax. goodness.
orlando's best record store is park avenue cd's. sometimes their selection is weak, sometimes; generally, the vinyl is better, but it depends what you want. they'll special order anything you want and the staff is incredibly nice, unlike a lot of record stores.
the only times I order online is a) when I want to get mail, b) can't find it in stores, c) get a discount at insound or some sort of package deal on whatever label (barsuk always has the best package deals, as well as hush records) -- I like getting mail, but I hate waiting.
I download things before I buy them, unless I am pretty sure I'm going to like it. I always buy it if I like it, but I hate being disappointed. I'm really bad about waiting for release dates and stuff.
I fell in love with cd alley in chapel hill, even though their was some sort of leakage and there was basically (no lie) a mini-flood in the store. they had an awesome used section.
what's everyone thoughts on used cd's? I know a lot of people who hate buying them because they say it takes away so much--you know, not taking the plastic off and opening it for the first time. personally, if I see something used that I've been "thinking about" buying, I get it, but I normally go in, get what I want, and leave.