I was clearing out some CD's to sell to an online retailer the other day, to be honest I never thought I would see the day when I would do this despite constant remonstrations from my good wife. But after coming across a box of cd's in the loft I had forgotten all about, even I realised the time had come to move some stuff on.
I know all the arguments about it's part of my life, growing up...etc but in spite of my reservations it wasn't as bad as I thought. I've always compiled CD's, I've never been one to listen to a whole album unless I'm doing something and can't reach the skip button so lifting my favourite tracks (and in some cases whole albums) and storing them as WAV files was the perfect solution. No to mentuion how easy it is by the time you've loaded the CD it's already found the track details, artist, genre and album cover.
I sold my vinyl back in the 80's and although I missed the odd few I would say on balance I've never looked back.
But the point of this post was to comment on second hand prices I found for DCC and MOFI Gold CD's on Amazon.com, all of which I've kept by the way. The prices have rocketed over the last few years.
Elvis 24 Karat hits $377
Elvis is Back $80
Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien $228
Heart - Dreamboat Annie $199
Stan Getz - Jazz Samba $125
Most DCC average $80+ and MOFI's about $90+
I must have bought about 25 over the years when they averaged about $25 at most only about twice the price of a normal CD and I used to use a company called CDNow who uploaded $15 and $20 online coupons so I got free shipping to the UK. All in all they have been a cracking investment. I realise the asking price and selling price are two entirely different things but it impressed my wife.