01 August 2006

Legal CD Trading

A compact disc (CD) utilizing chalcogenide gla...I Hey, do any of you upstanding SoundRoots readers have any experience with la la, or perhaps a similar CD trading service? It sounds promising, particularly the promise of trading CDs you don't want for other (better) CDs, for just $1.75 a pop (that's $1 for la la, and $.75 for shipping). Kind of like Netflix for your old CDs.

I browsed through la la's site, and saw lots of world music there. But since each album includes a "have" and "want" button, I'd guess that their large catalog covers not what la la members actually are offering, but rather everything they could think of to include in their database. Wonder what they really have available (you apparently can't find out until you sign up).

I sometimes clear out less-enjoyed CDs from my collection on eBay, and I wonder if this or another such service might give a better return on those old albums. Anyone?
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Anonymous said...

I checked out LaLa a while ago. I don't know if it's changed or not, but just like NetFlix, you only get the CD--no liner notes, no jcard, and maybe no second cd in a two cd set (you ask for it separately, I think). It's possible that the person who sends you the CD will send you the other stuff, but as I recall, LaLa states that it would cause the mailer to go overweight requiring more postage, so it's entirely up to them.

By the way, comments don't work on firefox ( on windows for me either. I can't see the verification word. Turning off adblocker doesn't help. But a while ago, I could see the word but still couldn't post.


Anonymous said...

Ver cool Sounds !

Anonymous said...

Just a random quick note here to let you know your blog is much appreciated. There's not enough info available on World Music and this is awesome!

SpinTheGlobe said...

Thanks for the comments and appreciations. Great fuel for our fire.

I don't know what to say about the Firefox problem... I've been thinking of a blog overhaul, and this is prodding me in that direction. So when I have the time...

Anonymous said...

Another neat alternative is using free GigaTribe software (http://www.gigatribe.com). You select a folder containing the music you want to share and invite a friend to access the folder(s) on your computer. It saves time and money (no more stamps, envelopes, waiting,...)