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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by halibut, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm pretty sure there are still people who would prefer a 'hard' format like CDs/DVDs. I know because I'm one.
     
  2. Jedi General Gelderd

    Jedi General Gelderd Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm not huge on music, but lots of what I like is 80s stuff and lesser known genres like country and western (Johnny Cash, Howard Keel, Jerry Reed etc) and I love my film soundtracks.

    I've got all the CDs, mostly as a collection that I can store away and be geeky about but haven't bought an online MP3 album yet from Amazon or anywhere. I know I will once I have to, but it doesn't bother me at the moment.

    DVDs/Blu-Ray however, I do buy most online due to price but if HMV had good prices I'd still buy hard-copies in hand as I love the feeling of browsing the titles, checking out the covers etc. Even the deals like 3 for £20 etc are great, but lack decent titles.
     
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  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    A lot of what I like music-wise is classical or film scores. I like browsing as well and I also like having the item in hand instead of waiting for a delivery.
     
  4. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd rather buy a physical album and rip it myself. I very rarely play CDs but it's nice to look at them!
     
  5. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    I know my dad will still buy physical CDs, because he likes stuff such as Opera and needs a libretto which a digital copy on an MP3 player can't provide.
     
  6. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Jul 18, 2003
    I just get my music on iTunes.
     
  7. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Or from the Antiques Roadshow
     
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  8. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Oct 3, 2003
    I rip mine from youtube, because I am cool
     
  9. Yoshee

    Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I purchased The Hobbit and X-Men boxset on Blue-Ray today from my local HMV. Keeping it real!
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Spent money in Waterstones yesterday but not as much as I wanted. Was looking for a few books that they didn't have. Guess my £10 gift card will wait til next time. I'm waiting for Hilary Mantel's latest to be out in paperback. I think it comes out mid-May.
     
  11. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    I tend to buy books on the Kindle, now. Unless it's a book I want on my bookshelf... which is an élite group. What I do think Waterstones is good for is greetings cards. I like their selection and often purchase cards I like the look of the use when the occasion arises.
     
  12. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Such as a friend's birthday?