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Direckshun
08-02-2008, 06:01 PM
I'm a CD collector, but I'm pretty poor at it because I unfortunately don't have loads of expendable cash after my paycheck pays off things. As of now, I have upwards of 700 CDs.

That's impressive only by layman standards. I'm sure many ChiefsPlanet collectors here have a collection that puts mine to shame.

How big are your CD collections? Do we have any massive 20,000, radio DJs here or something? Put the rest of us to shame.

Also, I'm looking online for shelves to stock CDs in. It should stock upwards of 1,000 CDs. This goes without saying, but I can't break the bank on this, either.

I'm having an IMPOSSIBLE time finding any. Help would be appreciated.

Buehler445
08-02-2008, 06:04 PM
If you want to expand yours, see if you can buy some collections on Ebay. That helped my DVD collection out tons.

As for a stand, it sucks trying to find one. I'm in the market for a DVD one.

Fish
08-02-2008, 06:05 PM
I haven't purchased a CD in almost 4 years......

Fairplay
08-02-2008, 06:08 PM
I have around 250, but they are going extinct. Slowly but surely.

I quit buying any 2 years ago.

KCUnited
08-02-2008, 06:10 PM
I collect too. My collection is approaching 500, it doesn't sound like that many but my collection is specific to one style of music, metal. I don't have a bunch of everything, I don't keep cds I don't like, all my cds get a regular rotation. I store all my cds in books that hold 100, I put the booklet in a slot and the cd in the slot behind it. I store the actual casings in a box.

ChiefsCountry
08-02-2008, 06:11 PM
I have around 500 or so, but recently my collection has slowed way down. I only now buy a)greatest hits albums b) artists that are my favorites and ones that I buy everything of or c) given to me. Downloading music has elimnating me buying alot of cds that are basically useless bc I got them for one song.

KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 06:14 PM
I'm more of a DVD collector. I have a bad habit of buying DVD's because I'm bored.

I'll even scour the cheap bin for old 80's movies I liked... not because I'll watch them anytime soon, but because, "Hey! It's only 7 bucks!"

Sometimes I'll download a movie, and buy it because I liked it, only to let it sit in the rack.

If I had no expendable income today, I could probably go for months watching DVD's I've bought, and never watched.

Baby Lee
08-02-2008, 06:14 PM
I have about 1300-1350, but since I got Sirius, SACD and DVR, I've cut way back on my CD purchases, <100 new in the past couple of years.

DenverDanChiefsFan
08-02-2008, 06:18 PM
I have around 500 or so, but recently my collection has slowed way down. I only now buy a)greatest hits albums b) artists that are my favorites and ones that I buy everything of or c) given to me. Downloading music has elimnating me buying alot of cds that are basically useless bc I got them for one song.My only problem with downloading is I can't use the music in other programs. I am the team photographer for both of my girls soccer and softball teams and put all the pictures on a cd to music for the kids - I can't get any of the downloaded music to work.

That said I have about 900 cds. Quite a few are cutouts or box sets as I used to run a video and music store in Las Vegas.

JuicesFlowing
08-02-2008, 07:37 PM
I probably have between 600-700. After narrowing my taste in music, I eventually became more picky. Also, I don't believe there's a lot of good new music being made really, so after collecting the catalogues of my fav. bands, there's not a lot else that intrigues me. If you ever fly there is a catalogue called SkyMall that has some pretty massive CD racks ... massive, the size of walls ...

gblowfish
08-02-2008, 08:09 PM
I spent three years getting all my vinyl and cassettes to MP3.
And have ripped most the CDs to M4A for better quality.

I have 250GB of music files, and have had an internet radio station for about 5 years now:

http://www.live365.com/stations/307567

This week I'm featuring music from the 1960s.

Peace Love Dope!

ChiefsCountry
08-02-2008, 08:15 PM
My only problem with downloading is I can't use the music in other programs. I am the team photographer for both of my girls soccer and softball teams and put all the pictures on a cd to music for the kids - I can't get any of the downloaded music to work.

That said I have about 900 cds. Quite a few are cutouts or box sets as I used to run a video and music store in Las Vegas.

Use Limewire, it just downloads mp3s.

jidar
08-02-2008, 08:57 PM
I stopped collecting physical media. Digital downloads are the future and I'm getting on the bandwagon early.

Of course I also stopped using paper when Egon said "print is dead" and I'm still waiting for that...

thurman merman
08-03-2008, 12:25 AM
I'm a CD collector, but I'm pretty poor at it because I unfortunately don't have loads of expendable cash after my paycheck pays off things. As of now, I have upwards of 700 CDs.

That's impressive only by layman standards. I'm sure many ChiefsPlanet collectors here have a collection that puts mine to shame.

How big are your CD collections? Do we have any massive 20,000, radio DJs here or something? Put the rest of us to shame.

Also, I'm looking online for shelves to stock CDs in. It should stock upwards of 1,000 CDs. This goes without saying, but I can't break the bank on this, either.

I'm having an IMPOSSIBLE time finding any. Help would be appreciated.

do you realize you just said "upwards of" twice in a span of just a few sentences?

i wonder if that has ever happened before.

Ari Chi3fs
08-03-2008, 12:27 AM
I have a Terabyte. Nuff said.