Music for the Working Huwhyte

Endymion

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#82
Now I need to find a good source of casettes. I never bothered building up my collection after the player in my LS400 stopped working.
 

Winbot

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#83
Flea market here is packed with them but it's 50% Christmas+Neil Diamond. I used to leave AM/FM on all the time but it's a total wasteland now. Back in the 90's Nuge himself hosted the morning show on 102.7!
 

Son of Odin

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#85
I have some old cassettes my dad made me when I was a kid with awesome stuff like Clapton, Bob Sieger, etc but I'm afraid to listen to them and wear them out since they're one of the few things of his I have!
 

Winbot

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#86
What are you trying to say about Neill Diamond
You forgot the parentheses!

I have some old cassettes my dad made me when I was a kid with awesome stuff like Clapton, Bob Sieger, etc but I'm afraid to listen to them and wear them out since they're one of the few things of his I have!
The obvious solution is to get a ghetto blaster with a dual cassette deck, listen once while dubbing them!
 
#87
Ah I remember in college there was a chick selling VHS movies for like 25 cents a pop (maybe the best movies were a dollar). In hindsight I bet that chick worked for blockbuster back in the day and just snatched all the shit in the chaos.

My mom still had a VCR (actually still does but it's one of those VCR/DVD combo boxes) at that point so I was able to score a massive haul taking care of her Christmas and birthday for not that much money (selection was very much to her taste as well, marginally successful 80s and 90s movies about serial killers, thrillers, crime, disaster movies, aliens, etc). I even nabbed the CGI final fantasy cartoon movie for myself (wasn't bad tbh). Scoring mountains of physical media for cheap is always great.

Sometimes I wish I was more vigilant about deals like that. I bet there were people selling entire CD collections for a couple bucks. I remember people had entire trapper keepers of CDs that they bought, probably cost hundreds new.
 

S&Wshooter

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#88
When blockbuster closed here, I went and bought every single one of the movies I rented with any regularity, besides Dog Soldiers, because someone got to it first
 

Winbot

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#89
The Blockbuster sellout made me a few thousand dollars, they were liquidating SNES/N64 games that I could immediately flip on ebay for 4-5x the price. Went to every location in two counties about once a week and snatched all the good stuff.

You could run all kinds of schemes with Blockbuster because they had very aggressive trade-in policies. For instance trade two games in and the second game they offer 50% more for. Simultaneously they'd run buy 2 get 1 free. If you bought the right games (with trade-in value very close to new value because they were new but not very popular) you could spend $100 at location A and make $130~ back at location B. Doesn't sound like a lot but you could do reasonably big quantities at once and make a few hundred bucks a day, more than any jobs in the area were paying! The problem was it was store credit so what you'd do is build up enough to buy say, a new PS2, which you could sell NIB for about $5 less than store price on ebay at the time.
 

Winbot

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#90
Typical estate sale prices:

Cassettes: 25 cents
CD's: $1
VHS: 25-50 cents
DVD's: $2-3
Vinyl: big variances based on what it is and condition
Boomboxes: $5-20 unless the people know how much they're worth then $75+
VCR or DVD player or combo: $10

It's very rare for music collections to get picked over hard since normieshits all use iTunes or subscription services so you can wait until half off Sundays without worry. Or ask them if you bundle a bunch together will they give quantity discount, the answer is always yes.
 

Servo

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#92
Not sure if this is specifically working-class. Seems class-neutral. I like the Urge Overkill version better than the Neil Diamond one.


The music of the 70s is one of the few things I don't find objectionable (that and early 70s sportscars).
 
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