Do you buy compact discs anymore or do you digitally shop for your music?

United States
January 7, 2009 11:07pm CST
I'll have to admit, I don't buy CD's anymore. I used to buy two a week when it was the only media available, now I just download and go on my merry way. I know that some people still collect LP's but vinyl is final. I sold a bunch of my CD's and I don't miss them at all. Are you still buying the jewel case or are you just buying the digital card?
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@deelin (18)
8 Jan 09
I buy CDs regularly. I have very few downloads and only bother with them when that's the only way to get something I like. I have noticed some downloads are cheaper than the CDs though so I might get more music that way. Free downloads should be stopped. The performer deserves to be paid for his work.
• United States
8 Jan 09
I pay for my downloads, now the library is a different story.
@deelin (18)
9 Jan 09
Have you noticed if any of the CDs that you have borrowed from the library were Copy Controlled? If they were, did it make any difference?
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• United States
9 Jan 09
No, none of them have been.
@savak03 (6693)
• United States
8 Jan 09
As much as I love new technological gadgets I am usually the last to acquire them. I am perpetually financially challenged. So I haven't had a chance to use the digital card. I do maintain the displays for them at two stores I service.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Which stores? I used to work for a music company, Western Merchandisers, they serviced Wal-Mart.
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@savak03 (6693)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I do merchandising in several different stores for a few clients. The ones I was referring to though are Fred's where I service the DVD's primarily but this includes the music pass display.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
I have not seen you around lately. I have you are fine. I have iTunes and have bought and downloaded music from there. I have not burned any of the music yet because my old computer CD drawer did not open. My son told me he would get me a new drawer and send it to me. WEll he die more than that he bought me a new computer for Christmas so I can now burn CDs and DVD's but I do not have any blank ones. My husband buys CD's I think I will start buying them from iTunes and burn them for him so we both can have the music.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Oh I've been here and there. Sounds like you've got it all planned out on the music front. Rock on!
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Thanks
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@taface412 (3175)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I still buy CDs when I find something I like. I don't know about any of all that download stuff...LOL I guess I am old school. I still have some old Police albums...he little ones...aren't they called 45s????? Anyways I got 'em...
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Jan 09
We still buy our CD's. We may not buy them real often but for our music we do buy the CD's. I do have a few songs on my computer that I like to hear but they are not downloaded, they are on a site that has music.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
I quit buying CD's, I can burn what I have and still never listen to all of it. I have 169 days of music on iTunes.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
8 Jan 09
Vinyl is back. more and more albums come as Lps, Cds, and downloads. I like to buy CDS a lot. That way I get so much more. I get the full package of all the songs the way the artist intended. I also get extra material that only come with the cd. If I download I will usually get the one song, or a few. There are hidden gems on an album that never gets played. I know I could download th whole albun. But I like to keep it on a CD anyways. So music I really really like still get bought on CDS.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Cool, if it works for you then go for it.
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• India
9 Jan 09
The trouble with digitally downloading music is that you have to store it on your computer and the day the computer crashes, it all vanishes. A Cd will stay a lot longer. I get teh CD and transfer a few selected songs to my computer for ease of listening.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
My external hard drive solves that problem.
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
I used to buy CDs but when those round things started piling up in the house, I stopped. Now, I download music on the internet. This way, I can reduce the clutter in the house and help protect the environment. CDs are made of non-biodegradable stuff so when you throw these things into the garbage bin, they go straight to the landfill and stay there for like 500 years before they finally start to decompose.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
But if the music is crap then it goes straight to the soil to help things grow.
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@Wizzywig (7858)
8 Jan 09
I'm still with CDs if I'm buying ... which is not very often. I mainly listen to music in the car so CDs suit me better for that.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
I still have CD's in the car, its the music I burn from my digital library.
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
8 Jan 09
I dun buy CDS anymore.. I rarely listen to them nowadays.. ANd if i really want all those songs, i will ask my frenz to download it for me, b4 sending it to me.. hehe ^_^ Other than that, the other alternative will be going to youtube for those songs, and at least i can be guranteed that it will always be playing and it wont be spoiled like when it's being played repeated using a CD.. hehe
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• United States
8 Jan 09
That's true, I bought CD's before and kept them nice but used CD's always have a scratch on them, it makes me wonder what people do with them.
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@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I buy CD-Rs. lol. I download too. I download to cd so I can pass them out to my girls with their favorite music on them. For myself..it's the digital card. My girls also have ipods. That reduces the need for cds too.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
My kids have iPods too, they are always crooning to some song.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
I shop digitally, cds are space eaters and dust gatherers.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
They are, it was so liberating to dump a bunch of them. One less box I have to carry when we move.
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@kaleegirl45 (1515)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Hi git, I have a collection of Glenn Miller LPS along with Nat king cole and a couple of others, I would still liketo collect 45rpms. But of course noone has them andif they do, they don't have the one I like. I know listen to all my oldies on my computer or my ipod.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Good music! Some stuff just doesn't transfer as well to digital, keep those baby's dusted off and spinning.
@irishmist (3819)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I have not bought a CD in over a year. I download music and burn it onto a CD, that way I get all the music that I really like, plus I can just listen to it on my laptop.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
I'm with you on that.
• United States
8 Jan 09
I don't really buy music all that much anymore, but the last few times I did it was through download. I would go back to CDs if I didn't have a computer anymore, though.
• United States
8 Jan 09
Good point.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I still occasionally buy CDs. I have a CD player so I may as well use it. Besides, I can't always listen to stuff on the computer, Shelly and the kid want a computer turn too
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Now serving number 3, number 3.
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I don't buy CD's anymore either.. i haven't bought one in a over a year.. i think the last one was 3 doors down or staind... i only bought it to support the band... but i'm pretty much done with CD's... i don't ever use cd's anymore so it would be pointless to buy them. i always use my ipod or something... the only time i still have use for CD's is in the car but even then i don't have a car to drive so lol
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Oh we still buy CD's specially the ones we considered rare collection now. My hubby really likes to collect old movies and songs. Yes, we also download some. We don't buy digital card yet. Lol
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I never really did buy a lot of CD's. The CD's I have now were mostly Christmas presents from years past, I did get the David Cook CD for Christmas this year, which I love. I am usually pretty satisfied with what is on the radio, and lately I have been listening to a lot of audio books. I have never bought any music digitally, at least not yet.
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Hi gitfiddleplayer. I haven't bought a CD since, I don't know when. It's more fun to shop at iTunes and select the individual tunes I want. But I haven't done that in awhile either. Guess I need to go music shopping! Take care.