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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:12 PM
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Damn Wal-Mart!
I went to Wal-Mart today to get Neil Young's cd. Tuesday's is when Wal-Mart gets all of their new cd's. Well guess what, they didn't have it! I was really pissed cause I'm going on a trip tomorrow and I really wanted to listen to it. (Yes, I know it's on his website, but i can't bring that with me.) It also sucks because Wal-Mart is the only place that sells CDs within 10 minute ride from my house.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:13 PM
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1. they're the closest for me too
order it on line, then you won't have to go there.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:13 PM
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2. Why Not Just Download It And Burn It To CD?
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:17 PM
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6. From where and how?
I don't download music, so I don't know how to do it or where to get it.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:14 PM
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3. And Which Walmart, The One In Mt. Olive?
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:15 PM
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4. No, in Newton.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:16 PM
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5. When Did You Want It By? (tonight? Tomorrow?)
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:19 PM
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7. Tonight
I leave at 6 AM tommorrow.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:20 PM
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9. If You're Willing To Drive To The Trade Zone In Mt. Olive, I'll Bring It
to ya. It doesn't seem that far from you. Are you familiar with the area? (46 in budd lake)
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:21 PM
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10. It would help if I had a license
I'm too young to drive.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:24 PM
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11. LOL My Bad. Do You Have A CD Burner Then?
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:25 PM
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12. Yeah.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:27 PM
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14. Easiest Way Then May Be Incognito's Post Below. Do You Feel
comfortable with that? Have you ever burned cd's before and know the process a bit? If not we can always help ya out more.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:25 PM
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13. That's so kind of you.
:hug: What a nice thing to do. I love DUers. :hug:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:29 PM
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15. I Was Still Debating Driving To Andover, But I Think My Wife Would Kill Me
LOL

That would be a bit too far for tonight, but if the poster isn't able to successfully do it through itunes etc, I'd still consider it.
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:38 PM
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16. I'm trying through I Tunes
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:47 PM
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17. If It Doesn't Work Out For Ya Let Me Know
I know what it's like to really want something and only have a small window of time to attain it. Itunes should be pretty easy though, so hopefully it works out for ya. Just make sure it burns them as .wav files and not .mp3 files, or it won't play on a standard cd player. (and my apologies if that was a duh, no shit comment LOL)
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:03 PM
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24. The Network COnnection timed out 2 times?
What's up? Does anyone know?
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:32 PM
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25. Do You Have Broadband Or Dialup?
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:39 PM
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26. Dialup
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:42 PM
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27. Do You Have Any Programs That Convert MP3's To Wav Files?
Do you know how to do it?
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:42 PM
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28. No idea
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:47 PM
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29. How Long Do Ya Think It Would Take You To Download A 5 MB File With Dialup
I could download it from itunes for ya, then send them to you as mp3's, but each song would be about 5 mb long, so though it would be quick for me to send, might take you a while to download each email on your end. Then I could easily tell you how to convert them back to wav files and burn them onto cd. Let me know if that's worth it to ya. I don't mind shellin out 10 bucks for a good cause :)
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:49 PM
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31. I'll try it
Thanks a lot for all the help!
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:56 PM
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33. PM me your email address n/t
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 09:23 PM
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38. Pmed it
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 09:31 PM
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39. Just PM'd Ya Back.
I'm in the process now. It'll probably take ya a while so get started! LOL
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 09:41 PM
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41. Good Luck Bro. Let Me Know How It Works Out.
Make sure you test the cd in a real cd player, not the computer, to make sure it converted correctly.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:19 PM
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8. Go to itunes.com and download it for $9.90 and burn your own CD.
Edited on Tue May-09-06 06:24 PM by in_cog_ni_to
That's what I did this morning. It's easy if you have the computer to burn a disk.

on edit...I read your post about not knowing how to burn CDs. Go to www.itunes.com, sign up/register (easy to do), go to the itunes store and you will see the Neil Young CD on the Homepage of the store. Click on the Neil Young CD and it will take you to a page where you can buy the whole CD. Click on the link for "Buy Whole CD". Put a CD in your hard drive, click on the icon at the upper right of the page that will check for the disk and start the download and burn.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:48 PM
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18. Did they say why they didn't have it?
:shrug:
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:50 PM
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19. No
The guy had no idea if they had it or not, he just went and looked where I had just looked.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 06:53 PM
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20. Do you think
they intentionally didn't have it? :shrug:
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 07:12 PM
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21. That's what i was thinking at first.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 07:46 PM
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22. You should go back tommorrow
and see if they have it.
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 07:49 PM
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23. I can't
I'm leaving at 6 AM tommorrow for a trip.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:48 PM
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30. Maybe they're censoring it, so they can offer their "GOP friendly" version
?
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:50 PM
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32. "Let's Give a Peach to the President" n/t
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 09:01 PM
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34. you have a computer. and likely a mailbox. no excuse to go to Wal-Mart.
Edited on Tue May-09-06 09:18 PM by NuttyFluffers
unless you have NO money and only have a Wal-Mart gift card...

Check, Money Order, Paypal, Credit Card, etc. all methods to get dirt cheap deals on music -- oftentimes directly from the source (meaning more profit to the artist, depending how indie they are). and there's oodles of places that wave shipping, or have such dirt cheap prices that it becomes a wash. that and there's iTunes and other download services.

i simply cannot fathom why you need to get this product from Wal-Mart, even if there's no indie record store within 20+ miles of you.

but do as you like, it's your money. :toast:

edit: k, apparently i replied too fast, but i also have little information to work with. my impression is you seem to be young, possibly a teenager, otherwise there's another complication why you can't drive your own car or take a laptop with you on a trip. you have mere hours to get this done, so your options are limited, and i have no idea how long your trip is or whether they'll have 'net access. assuming you are young you most likely don't have a credit card, or possibly a PayPal account. also you don't have the time to get a money order to purchase this or wait for it to ship -- but FYI, anyone can buy just about anything online, or by mail, via money orders. so whenever i hear the excuse "i don't have CC, or bank account, etc. i can't buy stuff online/by mail" i laugh. a wino with just plain hard cash can get lots of stuff from online/mail: rent a PO Box (really not hard at all), get a money order, use the free internet access at the library = done.

k, solutions. use the phone and call all the record stores in your phone book asking whether they have a copy in stock or not. i can't tell you the countless times i wished i called ahead instead of wasting a trip. one of them will most likely have it. specialty CDs that i've purchased are wholly unrepresented in mainstream retailers, and often the goods are out-of-print and not regularly in circulation on online auctions/whatever, so i've had to make trips of 30-40 min or more, and this in SF Bay Area metro, to get what i want. so don't let a little longer trip get in the way. i know what it's like to stalk down something like this and the hurdles to get it. but do your 'homework' first to save you time. if you can just download it via iTunes/whatever and just need your folks to ante up a CC or whatever just mention how much it'll save time to get ready for the trip, and how much it'll keep you occupied as well. a little online purchasing will seem quite convenient over 30+ min trip, including current gas prices.
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 09:22 PM
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37. Ok
I am young the trip is early tommorrow and it is a school trip. I tried I tunes but it didn't work.
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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 09:20 PM
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35. Same Thing Happened to Me...
...at Target today. They said that they only stock brand-new CDs that are sure to sell (meaning all the usual junk that appeals to American Idol fans). They said they may get the Young CD in stock in a couple of weeks. At first I really thought that the decision not to sell it was political, but it may not be. Target only has limited space for CDs. You would probably be better off going to a large bookstore chain that also sells CDs like Borders or Barnes & Noble. They have a much larger selection. I didn't have time, so I didn't go today.

Tammy
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 09:40 PM
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40. I saw it at the Target in Richmond on Saturday
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Ioo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 09:22 PM
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36. I have found Walmart gets them in on Tues, stocks tues night...
It is in the store, it is not on the shelf.
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