On Saturday, we got up and moving early to get flu shots and early voting out the way. Neither activity took very long and we drove by a new local antique store on the way home and decided to stop in for a little shopping.
I quickly noticed this Onkyo CD player with a price sticker that said $15 (includes remote). I looked it up online and noticed it was selling $100+ so I decided to buy it to flip.
After I got it home and read some information online, I noticed the unit was a newer model with a lot of great reviews. When I plugged it up to test playback and that green light appeared on the front, I decided I should keep it and insert in to my system instead. You might notice the Harman Kardon 430 receiver I’m using in the background that has the same green and black color scheme. I thought these units would look great together.
I love a good deal like paying $15 for a CD player. I immediately started pulling out old CDs to play and so far everything is working as it should.
I also bought a stack of cassettes for 50 cents each at the store. Mostly just jazz stuff but I didn’t want to pass up the great deal.
This reminded me of buying music at early age when CDs were $18.99 or more and too expensive for me to buy. Whenever I could, I would try to find a deal on the music whether it was buying it used or a cassette copy instead. I loved buying music in bulk (still do) so if I could buy three cassettes for the price of one CD, I would.
Today new vinyl prices are going for $30+ and as much as I love my records, I still like buying a lot of music at once, so having a CD player on hand is great since people are practically giving CDs away.
So for me, it’s not about the format as much as it is about the price.