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Where does everyone purchase their CD's/Vinyl from?

I generally try to support my local businesses, but the "local" store has a very limited selection, and the next options are big name chains (FYE, Walmart etc.) If Im going to spend my money at a place like FYE or Walmart, Id rather order online and not have to deal with the hassle.

Are there any "clubs" left? Or any groups sites with decent benefits for return/high volume customers?

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CDs I often get from Walmart, Target etc. For vinyl it is Grimey's in Nashville or The Disc Exchange in Knoxville.

Online it is Ebay, Amazon or Soundstage Direct.

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For CD's I usually try to find them used on Amazon. Great deals that way.
Vinyl, there are a number of great places on the net, or check out auctions at Audiogon.
You can find bargains at the local Goodwill or Thrift Store, but they are often in poor condition.
Google "Adams used records"
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for vinyl it's usually...

musicdirect.com
soundstagedirect.com
interpunk.com
local stores

no specific preference, just depends on who has what and who can get it

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have to support the local record shop. If you don't, they won't be there tomorrow

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have to support the local record shop. If you don't, they won't be there tomorrow

As I said, I like to support the local businesses but when I cant buy 50% or more of what Im looking to purchase there, it makes it a bit more difficult.

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have to support the local record shop. If you don't, they won't be there tomorrow

As I said, I like to support the local businesses but when I cant buy 50% or more of what Im looking to purchase there, it makes it a bit more difficult.

I have purchased a large amount of used CDs from sellers on Amazon. Haven't received a bad one yet. Most are from owners that purchased the CD, ripped it to disk, then sold the CD as used.
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I buy most of my CDs locally unless they're hard to find. It's sad but there aren't many "mom&pop" record stores around these days.

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Most have come from Amazon... I buy new and used.
There used to be a used media store I liked to shop at, but it went out of business.
On occasion I will buy a CD from Best Buy and Walmart too.

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I buy from all over, but mostly local shops. Eastside Records in Tempe has by far the best selection of used LP's I've ever seen. Zia Records has four locations in Phoenix (as well as two each in Tucson and Las Vegas). The relocated and expanded store in Phoenix had some great used vinyl put out for the re-opening. While still technically independent, Zia seems to be growing into a chain, at least locally. I also buy new and used stuff from Amazon, sometimes ebay. If I can't find it anywhere else, I'll pay the list prices that Acoustic Sounds, Music Direct and Elusive Disc charge.
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