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Old 14-07-2013, 19:11
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A companion thread to the CDs you are always guaranteed to see in charity shops thread ....

Whose CDs have you never found in a charity shop? To start it off, I've never seen anything by Bruce Springsteen.
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Old 14-07-2013, 19:16
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Never seen any Aretha Franklin
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Old 14-07-2013, 20:04
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Siobhan Doughty's Ghosts. I've lost the CD and have been looking for ages for it to pop up in a local charity shop. Not seen one yet.

Never seen a Girls Aloud CD or a Duran Duran one locally (I was looking for both)
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Old 14-07-2013, 20:46
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Siobhan Doughty's Ghosts. I've lost the CD and have been looking for ages for it to pop up in a local charity shop. Not seen one yet.

Never seen a Girls Aloud CD or a Duran Duran one locally (I was looking for both)
Really? I've seen their second album quite a few times.
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Old 14-07-2013, 21:34
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Old 14-07-2013, 22:23
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Dead or Alive.
Boy George.
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Old 14-07-2013, 22:28
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'Now That's What I Call Music' before Volume 29.
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Old 14-07-2013, 22:59
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I always see Kate Bush Vinyl but never any Cd's not even The Red Shoes.
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Old 15-07-2013, 16:55
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Really? I've seen their second album quite a few times.
Maybe no one in my home town bought it originally and that's why it hasn't shown up in a charity shop
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Old 15-07-2013, 16:57
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Never seen any Aretha Franklin
Same

I've never seen any other legendary artists like Billie Holiday and all that.
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Old 15-07-2013, 17:06
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Cds by every artist i like.
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Old 15-07-2013, 18:24
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Old 15-07-2013, 21:44
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Remembering that I volunteer in one of my local shops and look after cd's/dvd's, in order............

Whose CDs have you never found in a charity shop? To start it off, I've never seen anything by Bruce Springsteen.
Not a bad one to start actually, think the only ones I can remember coming in are Born To Run and The Essential Bruce, both once each, pretty sure I've never had the others. Our records man has the odd copy of the Live 75-85 vinyl box come in and a few weeks ago the cassette version came in, as a rule we don't generally put music cassettes out for sale anymore, only talking books, but I decided to put it out and sold it for 3.

Never seen any Aretha Franklin
The odd one of hers does come in occasionally

Siobhan Doughty's Ghosts. I've lost the CD and have been looking for ages for it to pop up in a local charity shop. Not seen one yet.

Never seen a Girls Aloud CD or a Duran Duran one locally (I was looking for both)
Dead or Alive.
Boy George.
Girls Aloud stuff is coming in regularly now but you're right, not seen any of these others in my shop.

'Now That's What I Call Music' before Volume 29.
Again you're right here, the later ones come in more often but we did have a copy of Vol 4 which we sent to Ebay.......

I always see Kate Bush Vinyl but never any Cd's not even The Red Shoes.
Yep, can't recall any KB coming in


I've never seen any other legendary artists like Billie Holiday and all that.
As with Aretha, Billie Holiday cds will come in occasionally.

Yep, never seen any Devo come in that I can recall.

Heavy metal and hard rock doesn't seem to come in much either, had one copy of Metallica's black album and one of Iron Maiden Dance Of Death but bands like Rush, Judas Priest, Rainbow, etc, very rare to see their stuff coming in. Have had one Gary Moore and one Deep Purple recently.
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Old 15-07-2013, 22:26
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That's all interesting, Phil. Do you make any effort to sort them for display? I find most shops just display CDs unsorted and I'm sure sales must suffer as a result. If I'm looking for a particular artist or album, I want to see straight away if it's there. I'll then probably have a quick glance through the rest, but if the CDs are just piled in a random manner, it's too daunting or time-consuming to look through them all and I won't bother.
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Old 15-07-2013, 22:38
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Old 15-07-2013, 22:41
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A companion thread to the CDs you are always guaranteed to see in charity shops thread ....

Whose CDs have you never found in a charity shop? To start it off, I've never seen anything by Bruce Springsteen.
I used to work in a charity shop, and one day we had some donations of some really cool stuff like Bob Dylan and Springsteen and among them was Springsteen's Magic album which had only been out for a few weeks, I couldn't believe it.
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Old 16-07-2013, 02:42
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A few I don't seem to notice being sold in any charity shops:

Madonna - American Life, Erotica and Bedtime Stories.
Britney Spears - Blackout.
Christina Aguilera - Bionic and Lotus.
Mariah Carey - Glitter, Rainbow and Charmbracelet.
Kylie Minogue - Impossible Princess.
Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape.

This is based on my experiences though, which may be a bit different since I don't live in the UK.
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Old 16-07-2013, 03:04
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The Saturdays
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That's because they're in the bin.
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Old 16-07-2013, 03:25
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What's a charity shop? Like a thrift shop?
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Old 16-07-2013, 07:32
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You see Manowar albums quite often.

Picked up Kings of Metal in one a while ago

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Old 16-07-2013, 07:41
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The Saturdays
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See i don't see Britney's older albums. I've seen FF & Circus.
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Old 16-07-2013, 10:43
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They're always out of Cradle of Filth whenever I go in.
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Old 16-07-2013, 11:42
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What's a charity shop? Like a thrift shop?
A charity shop is a shop selling donated unwanted goods, the proceeds from which go to a specific charity. eg Oxfam, Save The Children, Cancer Research or a local hospice.

I'm not familiar with the term 'thrift shop', is that the same sort of thing?
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Old 16-07-2013, 14:41
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Muggsy Spanier, Lee Wiley, or Bunny Berigan.

Be nice if I did find some of their CDs in a charity shop, mind, especially Lee's stuff.
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Old 16-07-2013, 19:01
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That's all interesting, Phil. Do you make any effort to sort them for display? I find most shops just display CDs unsorted and I'm sure sales must suffer as a result. If I'm looking for a particular artist or album, I want to see straight away if it's there. I'll then probably have a quick glance through the rest, but if the CDs are just piled in a random manner, it's too daunting or time-consuming to look through them all and I won't bother.
I know what you mean, I look in some of the other shops and just see a line of cds on a shelf in no particular order. The branch I work in is one of the larger stores so we have a big gondola display. One side is pop cd's and the other is subdivided into Compilations, Nostalgia, World And Easy, Soundtracks, Childrens Audio, Religion and Classical & Opera. Half the fun is deciding which category to put a particulat cd under, most of the time it's fairly straightforward but sometimes it's a judement call as to whether to put something under nostalgia or world and easy when, in fairness, it would sit equally well in either section. One regular customer remarked that he was surprised to find a Trivium album under pop! When I asked which category he'd have me put it under he said none of them as he was buying it. We get occasional big batches of cds by the same artist in, had a hugh pile of Hanson stuff come in once and Ive currently got about 80% of REM's back catalogue sitting in the stockroom waiting to be priced and put out.

One problem of course is that of theft, the majority of the time the boxes are put out with the discs in them since, given the number of cd's we have on display at any one time, we have neither the time nor the storage space to have them in numbered sleeves at the counter, plus it would take too long to find each individual disc if a customer was buying a fair number of them, and we'd probably end up with loads of discs with lost boxes through customers stealing the empty box (more on that in a mo). Having said that, I will mark anything rarer or unusual as a box set and have the discs at the counter and I've recently started adding multi-disc boxes (three or more) to that section as well. We've had several occasions where someone has come to the till with a three or four-disc box that should be 2.99 or 3.49, etc, with a 99p label on it that they've taken off of a single album, and sometimes I'll go to tidy up the display and find an empty box left behind where the disc has been stolen or otherwise gone missing-today I found an empty box for a Des O'Connor cd, someone must have been really desperate to nick that rather than pay 99p for it Plus I'll get the occasional special edition version of a cd+dvd where a customer has nicked the dvd disc.
As to theft of empty boxes that I mentioned, with dvd's we do have the discs in paper sleeves at the counter but we still end up with discs that have lost the box, if we did the same for cd's the problem would probably be worse as people would just nick the empty box to put their home-burnt copy in.
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