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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 12:40 PM
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I found this CD store that I must share with you
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I accidentally stumbled onto this great place to buy CDs on line and just had to share.
Disclaimer: I dont know these folks from Adam and have no financial interest in them, but I do appreciate excellent customer service. That said;

I was searching online for a particularly obscure piece of music and stumbled upon this site, . Not only did they have a performance of the piece I was looking for, the referrals they provided turned me on to a bunch of performers I would never have heard of from the typical sources. They seem to have a particular affinity for lesser known artists who dont have the big record label companies behind them. The samples that were available were plentiful and long enough to give you a real feel for the music, but what really knocked my socks off was their search function. I cant describe it, simply amazing is the best I can do.

They also have a feature that allows you to contact the artist. I did, and received a reply the next day. That is kinda cool. I may have an e-mail from the next Paul McCartney!

The prices, at least on the music I was looking at were more than fair, like about what similar sources charge and the shipping charge was obviously not their main source of income.

I dont know how they stack up on top 40 kind of stuff cause I dont listen to it but they are probably worth a try.

I dont usually pimp for commercial enterprises but this place was exceptional enough for me to take time to pass this on. Check em out.

To give you a feel for their business model, here is the reply I received after ordering an album from them,

Qty Description Price Total
=== =========== ===== =====
1 DUARTE: diamante $10.95 $10.95

Sub Total $10.95
Shipping $2.25
Grand Total $13.20

Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with
sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure
it was in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over
the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money
can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party
marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of
Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!' to your package, on its way to you, in
our private CD Baby jet on this day, Friday, July 8th.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did.
Your picture is on our wall as 'Customer of the Year'. We're all
exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you once again,

Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby
the little CD store with the best new independent music
phone: 1-800-448-6369 email:

Im impressed. You may be too. This is the kind of business I want to support. Now if they only sold books.
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