GoodWill not so good anymore

I had very few bucks in my pocket ,some gas and I paid a visit to my 2 GW stores that are around me. The store in Aberdeen RT 35nt is absolutely devoid of anything resembling anything that is electronic. This included cable boxes, vhs, portable cdp and the like just nothing adding to that was that the LP shelf was just about a gone as all the electronics. I then go to my other GW store in East Brunswick on RT 18s. Here at least they had all kinds of gear that would interest no of you guys but the redeaming factor here was that some one had just dropped off a milk crate full of classic rock LPs. Most had scratches and were way over priced so I picked up 2 Traffic albumscjqvvlb4924.jpg
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s John Barleycorn Must Die and Dave Mason Head Keeper.Both LPs were $2.99 I think a bit steep but are in pristine playing condition as for the covers not so much.
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  • pristine or not, I don't think I'd sleep with them.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,677
    My Goodwill's are stocked usually. Found an H/K AVR130 for $25, i'm very picky with what I do and do not buy from there. It seems like if I stay away for a little then go I find something good. I feel like the second hand audio Gods are trying to suck me in.

    When I go I only look for center speakers, subs and components. Wouldn't pass up a good deal though!
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  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 191
    ^^^ I wouldn't put them in my bed... you don't know where those albums have been!
  • Well,
    at least laserdiscs used elephant condoms. :|
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    I don't know what you dudes are getting at but even the squirrels in the park are goofing on me. That's pretty bad.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,768
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    Thems some rough squirrels, Lew!
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    Is that Jesus playing a guitar?
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,502
    That's not the first time I've seen the corners of an outer record sleeve cut like that, the copy of Peggy Lee's Greatest Hits I bought on eBay has one cut too. What's the deal with that?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    edited August 2016
    Cut outs, discontinued albums sold off at a lower price at a record store etc.
    That is how they identify them, the corner is cut or a small round hole punched or a small notch.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut-out_(recording_industry)


    I worked at a NRM (national record mart) and they came in by the box full and were put into bins labeled oddly enough "Cut outs".
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  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,903
    D'prived wrote: »
    ^^^ I wouldn't put them in my bed... you don't know where those albums have been!

    I think I just threw up in my mouth thinking about that!
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  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    K M is spot on about the cut outs. Back in the 70's Record Town in the mall used to have a full display full of them. :)
  • warrenwarren Posts: 774
    Half Price Books opened a store in Decatur, Ga. small but good selection of vinyl .
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • Truth be told it was a precursor to the CD green magic marker trick.
  • warrenwarren Posts: 774
    Good Will? Their CEO gets his produce free, pays minimum wage, and rakes in the money, maybe people are catching on ....
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 8,123
    warren wrote: »
    Good Will? Their CEO gets his produce free, pays minimum wage, and rakes in the money, maybe people are catching on ....

    Agreed. I've found other recipients of my donations.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,737
    Once I found out many years ago that I was funding someones national flea market, I too quit funding them. There are plenty of shelters,churches, etc to take items.
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  • machonemachone Posts: 1,305
    ^^^Yes
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  • warren wrote: »
    Good Will? Their CEO gets his produce free, pays minimum wage, and rakes in the money, maybe people are catching on ....

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  • ^^^^ this info was probably wrong in 2005.
    I don't care what people do with their money for the record.
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