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 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I don't see myself parting with my CD collection any time soon, but I am ready to give up actually buying more CDs. Except they then release stuff like TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA and THE DON IS DEAD. Sheesh... I should at least get rid of all those I have doubled up on along the years.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Stovepipe46   (Member)

Looks like I'm going to have trash a lot of my collection soon. I'm 74 now and have been collecting over 50 years vinyl and CDs but I haven't played a lot for years. Add this to the fact that I've got health issues and my wife and I have to move to a smaller place soon (after 40 years in this house). Factor in Covid19 stir the mix and you get a real shitty year!

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Nedmerrill   (Member)

Looks like I'm going to have trash a lot of my collection soon. I'm 74 now and have been collecting over 50 years vinyl and CDs but I haven't played a lot for years. Add this to the fact that I've got health issues and my wife and I have to move to a smaller place soon (after 40 years in this house). Factor in Covid19 stir the mix and you get a real shitty year!

Sounds like you've had to deal with a number of major issues recently, hopefully you will be able to get everything sorted out soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Looks like I'm going to have trash a lot of my collection soon. I'm 74 now and have been collecting over 50 years vinyl and CDs but I haven't played a lot for years. Add this to the fact that I've got health issues and my wife and I have to move to a smaller place soon (after 40 years in this house). Factor in Covid19 stir the mix and you get a real shitty year!

Sorry to hear about all the problems, it really is a totally crap year, I'll be 70 in a few months. In the last few days I've been going through my CDs & putting them in a large CD wallet, I bought two & they each hold 350 discs. I've put a booklet with each CD, although I've had to trim the edge to fit it in (& lose a few pages from the thick booklets). I haven't touched the soundtracks yet, just the pop/rock & classical so far. I have two large & heavy bin bags full of discarded cases to take to the tip & took two big bags of unwanted CDs to a charity shop. I'm keeping my favourite CDs in their original cases (the least I can do for all the pleasure they've given me). I don't feel like it today, I'll start again tomorrow, & make a start on the soundtracks next week.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Hello friends!
Great comments & great reading.
First this is no advert for selling CDs in trade section.
Last Child that was not nice thing to write.smile

I am enjoying soundtracks & collecting them for more than 20 years with first ones owned on cassette tape.
But somehow lost the fun of collecting and even the massive buying of great soundtracks was not anymore fun.
It was like with more possibilities to own CDs (music), I somehow appreciate them (music) less.

I must get rid of my completist nature and enjoy quality over quantity.
Probably the main issue of my problems.
Golden rule: Everything in moderation.


Your last paragraph applies to me all too well. I am over doing that but it's a bit too late.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2020 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

MD, can you contact me via email, please (in my profile)
Thanks

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2020 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

Hello friends,
Don´t know if it good reason for starting thread but I did it.smile

There is the time when I finally decided to say goodbye to majority of my physical CD collection and put in in better hands.

It was not easy decision but finally most important is actual music not that format in which is presented.

It is not like I would not buy CDs anymore but I selected few really important composers to collect and that´s all.

I found that I am buying lot of soundtracks but not enjoying actual music.

P.S. Friends be ready, some of great titles will be offered for sale and not for massive overestimated prices.
Will be glad if someone will enjoy music in CD format.

All the best
MD


Hi Friend,

I'm looking for some titles, how I do to know if you have any of them avalaible to sell, any contact or for here
Thanks

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2020 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I hope you've transferred as many as you want to your computer to listen for years to come.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2020 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I bought a couple of CD storage plastic cases, each holding 350 discs, only £5.50 each (eBay), & I've started filling the first one up with pop/rock. I put the disc & the booklet in, the booklet is a bit of a tight fit, so I've been trimming a bit off the edge & rounding the corner so it'll fit in. I already have a pile of discarded CD cases up to my knees, but CDs that I've had for a long time & where I really love the music will stay in their cases...& I've come across tons of CDs that I didn't know I had, & can't think why I bought them, they'll be off to the charity shop.

This is the way to do it. Just FYI I have found people online who want my old CD cases when I have a stack ready to give away. They will gladly come and pick them up from me.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2020 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

MD: Have you managed to purge a significant amount of your collection as yet?

A tip of the hat to you and everyone else who realizes they need not wallow among their accumulated possessions. .

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2020 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

MD: Have you managed to purge a significant amount of your collection as yet?

A tip of the hat to you and everyone else who realizes they heed not wallow among their accumulated possessions. .


Hello Jim!
No, it's a long road.smile
Thank you for asking and to all posters for great comments in this thread.

It's weird to see to see big part of my collection going away, but I am glad that the CD will go to people who will enjoy them lot more.
As I have already written, a small part "the heart" of my collection will remain with me until the last breath. smile
Already last year, I reduced my collection of Japanese soundtracks from about 1,000 CDs to an acceptable 250-260 CDs.
I still have compulsion to buy new CDs, but now it's much more civil and controlled, no shopping sprees.smile

STATISTICS
Start of purge (1st package sent): 07 August 2020

Number of packages sent: 78

Number of sold CDs: 253

Ongoing auction (CDs): 87 (see trading post)

Ended (unsold CDs): 75

Planned for sale: more

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2020 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

These are all EU/US soundtrack CDs which for while (relative termsmile) will stay in my collection.
There are also mixed some classical music CDs and box-sets.




And all these CDs are are kept for purge purposes only.





 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2020 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I still have three shelves of CDs (& a cupboard full of box sets), but it all looks so much neater now. I filled up a 350 CD bag & have three large & heavy bin bags full of cases to go to the tip.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Number of sold CDs: 253

Well done! Don't let yourself get bogged down with things you don't want.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

From my observation this is a sign of dementia. As years go by they lose interest in their collection, no longer like the majority of their music, don't like anything new and only listen to the same titles over and over again.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

From my observation this is a sign of dementia. As years go by they lose interest in their collection, no longer like the majority of their music, don't like anything new and only listen to the same titles over and over again.

He says he still has the compulsion maybe he's taking medication for it Dr. Solium

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

From my observation this is a sign of dementia. As years go by they lose interest in their collection, no longer like the majority of their music, don't like anything new and only listen to the same titles over and over again.

He says he still has the compulsion maybe he's taking medication for it Dr. Solium


I play a doctor at work too!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

From my observation this is a sign of dementia. As years go by they lose interest in their collection, no longer like the majority of their music, don't like anything new and only listen to the same titles over and over again.

These are the kind of posts that make the FSM Board worth visiting.

P.S. I can relate to 75% of "Dr." solium's "diagnosis."

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

My CD collection was never as large as many have here, because mostly I did not collect film scores. I collect music, and so I like certain composers. I have a collection of CDs I have amassed over the years, which contains mostly classical and film music, but also jazz or pop or ambient stuff.

But I have always only bought the stuff I am interested in, so I never had the compulsion to pick up something just because it was released. I don't own all the FSM, Intrada, Varèse Sarabane, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Hyperion, BIS, LaLaLand, etc. titles, just the few that I really like. Of course, over the years I have still accumulated quite a few CDs, but from the first CD I bought (Jerry Goldsmith's rerecording to ISLANDS IN THE STREAM), or even the first OST LPs I ever bought (John Williams' JAWS 2 and John Barry's THE BLACK HOLE), I still like all that stuff.

Still, I got a big box of stuff that I doubled up on for various reasons over the years, so I should get rid of that at least. I got double copies of RUDY or ALIEN3 etc... that is unnecessary ballast. Should make a list and sell or donate or give it away.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

From my observation this is a sign of dementia. As years go by they lose interest in their collection, no longer like the majority of their music, don't like anything new and only listen to the same titles over and over again.

Good golly, that's me!

I'm happily stuck in the sixties & seventies for rock/pop, I mostly like films of the fifties & sixties & I've started re-reading books that I enjoyed way back. I wish I could get excited about new soundtracks & new films, but nearly all of it leaves me cold. I've started to lose my marbles smile

 
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