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Old 05-14-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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just thought i'd share this with eveyone...

i went to best buy last week with the intent of picking up a new discman for my flight to the uk this week. i browsed the cd player aisle carefully and made my selection. when i approached a saleman (or rather salesboy...the kid was like 15) and told him i wanted a discman, he and his other prepubescent coworker started laughing at me. long story short, i ended up leaving the store with a new ipod nano and a small shred of dignity.
i'm only 21 yet these kids made me feel like i was ancient for still listening to cd's. am i the only one whose built up a cd collection and is too lazy/stubborn (until now)to switch to mp3s?
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ahhh if they started laughing at me I would have been tempted to deck him in the face.... but I deffinitly would not have given hime a sale.


Yes I have a extensive CD collection.... but I have ripped them all into MP3s nowso I use my MP3 player
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one abbreviation suitable - lmfao

you got owned,oh how funny,i have a fairly big cd collection...which is ripped to me pc XD
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hahaha. i also have too many cds, but i noticed, that by carrying them around with me/extensive listening tends to ruin them. i need to replace several ...that's when i switched to the ipod. what sucks is putting all your music on the computer to update your ipod, then watching your hardrive crash, along with a subsequent dying of the ipod. luckily both computer and ipod were under warranty...but i still have to re-upload all my music. c'est
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heck I still listen to tapes in my walkman!
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heck I still listen to tapes in my walkman!
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old school ownage,i have tapes and vinyl (old vinyl) but nothin to listen to em with
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Okay, I'm so sorry, but upon hearing you saying you were looking for a discman, my thought process went something like this. It's cool though. My girlfriend just bought her very first digital camera.

We converted all of our cds (lots of them) to mp3, so we now have the option of which to listen to. Jake will sometimes make an mp3 cd to listen to in the car when he doesn't feel like dealing with his mp3 player, but that's pretty much all I use now.
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I have a record player, cassette and cd....got no use for an mp3 player.
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I had a similar experience w/ a digital camera.

I never thought I would make the jump to mp3/ipod. I bought one of those 300disc cd changers and thought I was pretty slick.A few days later my friend brings over his new "Ipod." I'm like wtf is an ipod? Needless to say he plugged it in to my cd changer and I fell in love.

Anybody wannna buy a 300disc cd changer?

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I had a similar experience w/ a digital camera.

I never thought I would make the jump to mp3/ipod. I bought one of those 300disc cd changers and thought I was pretty slick.A few days later my friend brings over his new "Ipod." I'm like wtf is an ipod? Needless to say he plugged it in to my cd changer and I fell in love.

Anybody wannna buy a 300disc cd changer?
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Haha. That's too funny.

It's a total bitch to load all your music onto your computer, it can take forever....but, once all is said and done.....oh the joy you will have.

The next annoying task...organizing all the music. Creating playlists, etc. I still haven't gotten around to doing that. 7500+ songs...can be a little overwhelming.
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heck I still listen to tapes in my walkman!
I thought they stoped selling tapes??

Sorry Noke but that's just funny, I have a friend like that (well he's proably worse he's only lately getting to grips with these new mobile phone thingamagigs) He has around 600 cd's. I've used MP3s since they came out because I never really buy music anyway I've always borrowed and copied from friends.
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i would think that by now there are alot of bands that you can't get a hold of in tape form...unless you have one of those nifty ancient cd to tape things. hehe
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Yeah they stopped making tapes but I have not converted my taps to CDs so I use my walkman still. I do also have CDs but no MP3 player as it got lost in China.
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I have somewhere around 1500 CDs and 300 vinyls. Will I ever give them up? HELL NO.

But other than for DJ purposes, they rarely ever get played. As soon as I get a CD now, I rip them to my hard drive and put them on my iPod. Unfortunately, I'm running out of hard drive space. Probably time to go out and buy a 4-bay RAID enclosure and a handful of 260GB hard drives. Just for music.
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Pretty much everything i get now is in digital form. I may buy a vinyl every once in a while but thats only because the album cover art is worth paying for. I have an alright record player but i also have 5.1 surround on my computer so....
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anthon and i still have all our old CD's, but we rarely buy new ones. we usually just rip CD's from the library onto our ipod. although it was nice to buy a new CD of one of your favorite bands with all the album art and lyrics...and they make nice decoration in the living room. ahh, everything just keeps getting smaller and simplier...soon i'll have no reason to ever leave the house. kind of sad really...
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How rude of the kiddies.

I just recently made the switch to MP3 player myself. I know exactly how you feel. I've always felt bad because my parents aren't really ones to keep up with the latest technology. My dad doesn't even know how to use a computer. I looked on while my peers could do things on the computer and I had never used one in my life. I pestered my parents and we finally got one. Then a few years later I felt behind again because it seemed like everyone had a CD burner so I convinced my parents to put one in our computer. If it wasn't for me we'd still be using cassette players, type writers, and watching 13 channels and VCR tapes on a television set older than me. But now I am making and saving money so I can acquire new gadgets at a pace I feel comfortable with.

Now that I've got an MP3 player I just burn the songs I've put on my MP3 player to CD that way there is still a copy and you don't use up so much hardrive space.
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Still have to use CDs in the car unfortunately. The quality of the transfer devices for mp3 players is just too poor.
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Still have to use CDs in the car unfortunately. The quality of the transfer devices for mp3 players is just too poor.
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ditto...i tried mine once and it was horrible...i was sad ...the only CD i have is a scratched up burnt buffett CD i made like 5 years ago...only like 6 songs still play
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