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JJZolx
2006-07-02, 10:29
The thread over in General got me thinking (and searching) again. A couple months ago AllDirect.com closed down their online music and book store. This was where I bought probably 80-90% of my CDs, as their prices were unbeatable and their service passable.

Now I'm searching for someone that even comes close in terms of price. My first love is jazz and I'm always looking to fill in the back catalogs of many artists, as well as pick up some of the superior sounding remasters being issued. Someone with attractive pricing on newly issued CDs is also a big plus, as I cringe at paying $14-18 for any CD. And, of course, reasonable shipping costs are a must.

To give an idea of AllDirect's pricing, this was a recent order:


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Bela Fleck & The Flecktones ~ Fleck, Bela
1 CD Music 075992612425 | Price: 6.65 | Ext: 6.65
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Tales From The Acoustic Planet ~ Fleck, Bela
1 CD Music 093624585428 | Price: 6.65 | Ext: 6.65
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Ufo Tofu ~ Fleck, Bela
1 CD Music 093624501626 | Price: 6.65 | Ext: 6.65
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Buena Vista Social Club ~ Cooder, Ry
1 CD Music 075597947823 | Price: 12.79 | Ext: 12.79
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Creek Drank The Cradle ~ Iron & Wine
1 CD Music 098787060027 | Price: 9.34 | Ext: 9.34
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Good The Bad & The Chubby ~ Popa Chubby
1 CD Music 019148507524 | Price: 11.35 | Ext: 11.35
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Latin American Suite ~ Ellington, Duke
1 CD Music 025218646925 | Price: 7.99 | Ext: 7.99
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New Orleans Suite ~ Ellington, Duke
1 CD Music 075678137624 | Price: 6.65 | Ext: 6.65
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Our Endless Numbered Days ~ Iron & Wine
1 CD Music 098787063028 | Price: 9.99 | Ext: 9.99
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Pres & Teddy ~ Young, Lester / Wilson, Teddy
1 CD Music 042283127029 | Price: 7.99 | Ext: 7.99

nelamvr6
2006-07-02, 14:04
I use cduniverse.com a lot, and you can get great deals at yourmusic.com.

Jez
2006-07-02, 20:07
you might want to check out Tabula Rasa by Bela Fleck/ Jie Bing Chen/ V.M. Bhatt on Water Lily Acoustics

JJZolx
2006-07-02, 20:30
you might want to check out Tabula Rasa by Bela Fleck/ Jie Bing Chen/ V.M. Bhatt on Water Lily Acoustics
Thanks. I've been meaning to pick that up. The Ry Cooder, V.M. Bhatt collaboration 'A Meeting by the River' is wonderful.

JJZolx
2006-07-03, 15:51
After poking around a bit in a dozen or so online music stores over the last couple of days, it looks like Overstock.com may have the best prices. It's not across the board cheaper than the rest, but the difference on many CDs is significant.

Any comments on Overstock.com? I'm about to place a small order to try them out. I thought that when Overstock.com was originally launched they bought (literally) overstock inventory from other vendors and manufacturers. From the looks of their selection I can't see how that could still be true.

funkstar
2006-07-04, 03:12
For something a bit different there is also CDBaby.com. Idipendant artists selling their own music for a decent price and getting a fair return.

I've only bought one CD from ther and shiping to the UK made it quite expensive, but it was the only way to get it, so i didn't mind.