Returning the Favor and other Slices of Life

Returning the Favor
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Spring Cleaning

No really. Those of you that have been to my house regularly know that to call me relaxed in my attitudes toward clutter would be a serious understatement. More like "if there's a moderately navigable path from room to room we're good." Well, as time goes on, those paths become less navigable.

If you're anything like me, and God help you, some of you are, you've got more CDs than you know what to do with. And since some of you are gadget hounds like me, I bet I'm not the only one who has music stored on enough portable devices to obviate the need to ever actually play a CD again. In fact, I was looking last night at the CDs on the floor of the office (somewhere around 200) and in the rack in the office (somewhere around 700) and thinking "boy I need to get rid of some of this." Then I thought, "why not just get rid of ALL of this?"

With the exception of Suzy's car and when she's working in a costume shop someplace, we don't ever play CDs. I have a iPod jack in my car, and my choice of several iPods to jack into it. I have an iPod adaptor to play music in the stereo in the office, and the TV in the den. And a set of Portable iPod speakers if I need those, too. So I haven't actually played a CD in my house in well over two years. And now that I have all the iPod accoutrements for the car, I don't ever play them in the car, either.

So I'm dumping all my CDs. Almost all. Anything that Suzy likes to keep in her car, we'll keep. Obviously anything I've burned we'll keep. But everything else is going away. And a year or so ago (when I purged the first 500 CDs) I found an option that's way better than driving all over town to the four used CD joints and getting rid of things piece by piece. I sell all the shit online at They buy CDs, DVDs and Video Games, and they'll either give me store credit for more used stuff or they'll send me cash money via PayPal or check.

Full disclosure - if you click the link and buy something or sell them something, I get 5%. It doesn't come off your order, it's just a kickback for sending them traffic. But I really do use the site, I just sent off my second box of CDs this week to them today. I've been very happy with the service.

Now you'll get more cash if you've got the time and gas to drive around town to different music stores, but I doubt you'll walk out with it all. 'Cause remember, it's liking music a little too much that got us here in the first place. So if you've got a bunch of DVDs, CDs or video games that you want to dump, I'd certainly recommend This was not a sponsored post, per se, although I do get the aforementioned kickback if you click through to them using my link. I just think it's a good service and have been quite happy with them.

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