View Full Version : What do you pay for CDs?

09-01-2002, 23:02:18
Well how about it? Provided you aren't copying or downloading stuff for free.

I was in the record store the other day. Two tourists with English accents came in and had a loud conversation. They converted the prices from pounds to CAN$ and then started going nuts. Seems prices are much higher over there.

Prices in the States seem similar to here, but you have to pay in US$. So they are more expensive there too.

I typically pay sticker price of CAN$15 to CAN$20, less if there is a big sale or it is a delete bin item. More for imports or some of the more exotic and low volume Worldbeat stuff. Add in 14% for taxes.

Best deals I have heard of are in SE Asia, but at the prices over there, you just know some illegal copying is going on.

09-01-2002, 23:04:21
Yeah, I've noticed CD prices here are oddly low. I usually pay $13.99 or so for my CDs (from Future Shop) Canadian. Older CDs are about $18.99.

$13.99CDN is like $8.45US. We're getting a steal! I have no idea why.

There's also the value CDs here (60s and 70s music) that are about $6.99CDN ($4.20 US).

Vincent Fandango
10-01-2002, 09:04:57
Brand new stuff: 13-17 EUR
Older Stuff: 7-15 EUR
Second hand: 5-10 EUR

10-01-2002, 09:26:33
CDs are like 11 - 15

10-01-2002, 09:27:00
So in Canada they are like half price.

10-01-2002, 09:32:07
I bought quite a few CD's and videos when I went to New York a couple of years ago cos they were so much cheaper than they are here

11-01-2002, 11:01:38
I tend to buy stuff from cdnow even with postage from the US it's cheaper than in the UK.

11-01-2002, 16:02:34
High street prices are as MikeH says, between 11 and 17 quid for an album, unless you can find them on some "deal".

I've started buying cds from www.play247.com they can deliver for 9 quid.

11-01-2002, 16:06:34
I've not bought a CD in at least a year. Maybe 2.

11-01-2002, 16:56:32
Originally posted by MikeH
So in Canada they are like half price.

what's all this 'like' stuff? You auditioning for Clueless 2? :D

11-01-2002, 17:01:37
The internet is really bad for my grammar.

11-01-2002, 17:04:19
oh, and your new signature line isn't funny

11-01-2002, 17:07:44
Oh yes it is. :lol: :lol: :lol:

12-01-2002, 21:20:05
I know it’s late, but I bought 3 CDs last week.

The Pixies’s Surfer Rosa/Come on Pilgrim (1 CD) and Trompe le Monde (1 CD) were 6 each, and Mogwai’s My Father My King was 4. This all in a shop that’s usually more expensive than another, which has a large ‘CDs for a fiver’ promotion going permanently.

14-01-2002, 21:28:46
If that was new then you are doing fine.

For used cds that would not be too much higher than over here. A lot of our used CD places are pretty shady. I think they get a lot of stolen CDs.

The classic stolen CD tale I have to tell is about my former co-worker. A guy broke into his place and only took his CD cases. He had just bought one of those CD players that store all your CDs inside the machine.

Provost Harrison
17-01-2002, 11:11:13
Originally posted by PosterBoy
I tend to buy stuff from cdnow even with postage from the US it's cheaper than in the UK.

Yeah, I do this quite often, especially if you can source the records from the label. I have been able to do this lately so I have been able to buy a lot of the albums I have been after at $10 each and have them shipped. I also look out for sales. I have been able to buy quite a few cheaply at Amazon lately as a lot of them have been at 7.99, but it is very rare I see my stuff cheap in this country. The robbing bastards at high store music chains generally charge 15 for the albums I am after (yeah, the same ones I can buy for $10 from their label). F**king ridiculous.

18-01-2002, 23:00:05
Possibly because they think you, as a demographic, is (are?) easily exploitable?

Provost Harrison
18-01-2002, 23:35:02
Nah, because I never actually buy it from them. They really have the selection of my type of music so I end up buying it via the internet. They never seem to reduce it in sales either. It is ridiculous.

18-01-2002, 23:45:13
Like I said, more exploitable demographic, not individual.

Still, it’s nice buying CDs for 5.

Provost Harrison
19-01-2002, 00:30:30
Capitalist pigs :shoot: