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  1. Are CDs Still Worth Selling Online?

    People seem to be missing how much of a pain in the ass it is to pack up and ship 100's of CDs. Gotta have all those shipping envelopes/mailers - they ain't free. Getting them all addressed - I've accidentally shipped people the wrong CD (more than once). Fight with the PO/UPS when a package fails to arrive. Crazy long shipping times. People that insist on First Class when only paying for Media Mail. Then there's grading... I grade visually. I have had a few people find faint scratches that I missed. I've actually had to refund a few people for this. Honestly, shipping large quantities of CDs is really a pain in the ass and is one of the main reasons I'm hesitant to do this.
  2. Are CDs Still Worth Selling Online?

    BTW - I think what has finally pushed over the line is that when I got in a bunch of Black Saint/Soul Note boxes and I added them to the "to listen to pile", I realized that I not only had well over a hundred CDs in it, I had been building that pile for almost 3 years. Nothing has come off that pile in 3 years!
  3. Are CDs Still Worth Selling Online?

    I've felt that my hearing was going for some time now. I'm certainly not going deaf but I am having a lot more trouble hearing the nuances I used to hear when comparing audio. I have had tinnitus for years and that doesn't help. I am at the point now where I don't like to engage in the many listening tests that happen here and (more often) over at the Hoffman forums. I'm just not confident that I can hear what others are hearing. Glaring differences - I can hear those fine. But subtle changes are beyond my ability these days. I hear you on that! My wife won't even let me set up a turntable in our new living room. I even looked into one of those Pro-Ject wall mounted ones. Nope.
  4. Are CDs Still Worth Selling Online?

    I don't think I'll regret it since there's nothing to regret - I just don't listen to them. I seem to only spin LPs at home these days and even that's becoming more & more of a rarity. I find that I have a lot more to do than listening to music - gasp! Also, a lot of my listening is done on my back porch in the summer and that's almost exclusively XM radio or mp3s via BluTooth. Even worse is that I'm convinced that my hearing is failing and that my days as an audiophile are behind me. Weird time for sure. Oh, and what are you still doing here? Get off my lawn.
  5. I am considering a rather large purge of my CD collection as I just don't have the room in my small house, I mainly listen to LPs at home and since my two cars don't have CD players, I rarely find time to listen to them much these days. I'm looking at all of them, thousands really, and the sales process for such a large number of discs is daunting. Typing up all the info. Grading them. Deciding on prices. Listing them. Updating the list. Packing them up. Trips to the PO. Shipping snafus. Dealing with PayPal. On & on. All for a couple of bucks per disc. Maybe I should just pack them up and bring them to Stereo Jack's and take the hit? Or just suck it up and keep them? Just venting really. Oh yeah, and get off my lawn.
  6. I have these SACDs and I think they sound great. I have no need to re-buy this material for some alternates.
  7. Billy West does an incredible Larry Fine. He also did several voices on Futurama and several of the voices for the Ren & Stimpy cartoons.
  8. Don't eat the brown acid!!
  9. Beatles Abbey Road 50th anniversary reissues

    I still haven't bought the deluxe White Album, even though I am a fan. I got a bit burned by the deluxe John Lennon "Imagine" box set, which wasn't as good as I expected. I was also a little miffed at the exorbitant price of that White Album box. I hope that this Abbey Road box isn't up that high.
  10. He was only pretty good on that Nick Brignola date. He's pretty awesome most other times.
  11. Beatles Abbey Road 50th anniversary reissues

    I'm going to have to get the Super Deluxe box. This is one of my favorite records and I will want to hear it all.
  12. My friend Bob put up a few photos from this years festival on his website: (yes, he has a typo on the date). Some nice ones. Candace Springs: Christian McBride: Herbie:
  13. Aren't those Trip LPs just needle drops? That's about what they sounded like to me. Needle drops can sound OK, but not if they're poorly done.
  14. I've never had any luck buying Trip records. They have almost all sounded terrible to the point where I stopped buying them.
  15. If this limited edition goes off like the Rendell-Carr vinyl box, get your order in early as it will likely sell out quickly - unless they learned from that Rendell-Carr box.