About Buy Cds Where
Where is the best place to buy CDs these days? It depends on the kind of music you're most interested in. Both online and brick-and-mortar vendors will specialize in particular forms of music, and some will cater more to the serious collector, offering special CDs such as rare imports or bootlegs. One big distinction when it comes to CD stores is between those who sell only new CDs and those who sell both new and used compact discs. Used CD stores can offer a wealth of hard-to-find CDs that might be rare or out of print. They can be especially good sources for small 'indie' label CDs (Rhino and early Sub Pop offerings, for example) and collector's item CDs. Used CD stores and online CD vendors are also a great source for finding affordable box sets that would otherwise be quite expensive to buy new, e.g., the ever popular Led Zeppelin box set. One caveat with buying used box sets is with regard to any printed material that comes with the set--you may want to inquire with your vendor as to whether all that material is still included. Sometimes people will sell back box sets but hold onto a souvenir booklet or lyric sheet; it never hurts to verify the contents of the box set you're thinking of buying against a brand new one.Though compact disks are extremely durable, they can in fact become unplayable. Deep scratches on the underside of a CD are the ones to be concerned with. The 'top' of a CD is unimportant when it comes to sound quality, and marks (or even scratches) on the top should not affect playability. Most of the more reputable vendors will allow you to return the CD if it is unplayable, or they will have some version of a 'playability guarantee' in place.