Physical media

How decide what physical media is worth owning? (records, CDs, cassettes, etc.).
Do you only keep rare items or specialties or you just pick up anything you find?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    certainly regret not picking up that fucking houstson tx afx record that sells for 600 dollars to tards

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If I like an album I buy the record
    If it never released on vinyl I buy the CD
    If it never had a physical release, or the record is prohibitively expensive, I record it on reel-to-reel tape
    I don't buy cassettes because they suck ass and the only reason to use them is if you're a faggy reddit hipster who wants to relive their childhood nostalgia

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      t. has a shitty tape deck

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If it’s not a stone cold classic, or rarity, or something extraordinarily special to me. I don’t tend to keep it. I blind buy very rarely so not too much is going back on discogs or being traded for credit at my local.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Oh and. Most albums I do CD and rip the FLAC.
      Albums or EP’s that I really love and want to play on vinyl for novelty sake, or crate digging pickups, are to be single disc. No 2xLP or more just for space and convenience.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i want to collect vinyl but i live somewhere that gets really hot in the summer with more frequent heat waves that cause power outages and i just feel like all my records are going to warp making the whole thing pointless.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Do you not have air conditioning?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yes but like i said the recent heat waves have caused power outages, some which last several hours.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Your government wants you dead and you're worried about your plastic spinny discs. You prove them right.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            what are you even on about? god, /misc/ has turned this entire site into a fucking shitshow.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Read back your reply thread and see if it doesn't make you go hmmmmm

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                say what you mean, you dumb bitch.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I have no words for the descendents of retards who thought they could dig wealth out of the ground

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >I got nothing
                obviously

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              If you haven’t started record collecting yet your concerns are sort of valid I mean in the event California goes back to the dark ages 6000 lbs of records turning into goo would be a concern and trust me when I say moving records SUCKS.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >in the event California goes back to the dark ages

                Or Texas
                or Arizona
                or wherever

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                i pick up anything i find; blind buys are like 90% of my purchases, and i'll take a chance on anything as long as it's cheap. the mistakes that are worth less than 5 bucks I normally blow out for a dollar at record fairs, otherwise i'll put it on discogs if i think it sucks and is worth money
                i've accumulated about 5k records this way, with some real crazy keepers

                people have been storing records in un-airconditioned barns and warehouses in these states, especially texas for decades without them melting
                i think anon's fears are overstated, as long as the records are kept out

                i go to thrift stores abs pick up almost everything as long as cheap.
                especially rock (all sorts) from the 60s (instant buy).
                so far I own 6 rarities (2 worth more than a thousand, the others couple of hundreds) by doing it this way.
                i also plan on ripping some very obscure shit and upload these but i am too lazy right now.

                >2 worth more than a thousand
                what are they, might i ask?
                i find stuff worth hundreds quite regularly (several times a year), but have never found anything that expensive. interesting how much of a gulf there is between the middle ground and really expensive stuff

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >what are they, might i ask?
                One is one of the sought after psych rock albums out there, ridiculously rare for what it is. Best part of it, the music is damn good. Another small hint: UK and related in some distant way with Pink Floyd. But without the success.
                Another is some obscure funk/soul. I don’t even care about funk/soul, I just found it for peanuts in a very small pile of LPs. I took it so I don’t return home with nothing.
                Granted, I do crate digging almost every day, sometimes starting at 4am in morning yard sales. It’s an obsession.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Get the fuck out of here Gollum no one wants to hear your riddles, we just want to know what expensive records you found

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                could you give a more obtuse answer to the question you autistic retard?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            My plastic spinny discs are the last thing that make me happy. That and my cat. So fuck off.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have a basement? I'd store them there if so.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        well la-di-dah Mr. Homeowner

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I am a rentoid lmao. But I don't have the same weather problems so my vinyl is safe.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        no. basements aren't really a thing in southern california.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Keep them in a dark closet with the door shut all the time. That's probably the best you can do.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    doesnt vinyl have that outgassing problem

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Only rarities or music of bands that are extremely personal for me. Because of this I only own like, 20 records and the discography of 2 bands on CD along with some misc stuff that's nonexistent online.
    I'm not going to going to pick up a CD or record from some grocery store lol. Reissues and colored vinyl from the past 10 years are memes too.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Get into CDs. Vinyl is a rabbit hole you don't want to go down. It's too late for me unfortunately.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      As a dumbass vinyl guy, this anon is right OP. My girlfriend collects CDs and she has much larger collection for a fraction of the price

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i go to thrift stores abs pick up almost everything as long as cheap.
    especially rock (all sorts) from the 60s (instant buy).
    so far I own 6 rarities (2 worth more than a thousand, the others couple of hundreds) by doing it this way.
    i also plan on ripping some very obscure shit and upload these but i am too lazy right now.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I still buy vinyls for things I like if I have a bit of spending money. I also have hundreds of CDs too built up from my teens and 20s that I keep in storage now. There’s just no reason to buy CDs anymore and the collection is so large that it takes up too much space. I love crate diving though. Records will always be worth it in my opinion. You can’t replace the feeling of going into a record store and searching for something or the little exchanges with someone working at the store who knows their shit.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    All of them are worth owning. Physical is better than owning stuff on someone else's "cloud"

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i haven't bought a CD since diskmans became useless and mp3 players became a thing. Maybe 12 years i guess...

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >How decide what physical media is worth owning?
    If you want to own physical media, then buy it. If you don't, then don't. Know that it's a big financial investment if you do though. Vinyl isn't cheap.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I buy CDs cause they're easy to store (compact discs are compact, wow!)
    Anything that makes me go "ooo!" like a fag I'll grab, that or something that I already listened to and really enjoyed. Last thing I grabbed was The Warriors soundtrack.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I collect CDs because my car is too new to have a cassette player but too old to have bluetooth or an aux cord, so CDs are kinda the only way I can listen to my own music while driving. It's nice, honestly. Owning the physical CDs even indulges my music autism a little bit.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I only buy the records I really like. unfortunately some of them have gotten pretty pricey. drukqs from afx and vsnares releases are basically premium items from what I've seen.
    we used to have an annual event where i live in which the local boomers would meet up and sell their records for cheap. I always picked the ones with the coolest overs. That's how I discovered can.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I just buy physically media from bands in tasmania

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    CDs are completely outmoded by digital and I only buy them as merch and if no record is available or if it's something stupid like 2xLP for a 60 minute album

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