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 Posted:   May 24, 2020 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   VeronicaMars   (Member)

Rich, a memory stick, flash drive, thumb drive, are names for the same thing. They are solid state memory types (no moving parts), usually with a USB plug. Just google the names and you'd find that out.

Your blu-ray or TV manuals will indicate if they play music thru your USB port, and which formats. The blu-ray player is probably compatible with many formats. The manuals might also indicate if they display folders. Or you could buy a cheap thumb drive and test it with some music - assuming you have a way (eg computer) to transfer music to it. And you still need to decide what format you ultimately want to save the music in.

Given your desire to keep things simple and low-tech, I strongly suggest cdr duplicates. It's also pragmatic: if a memory device stops working, you've lost everything. If one cdr craps out, it won't effect the other 199 cdrs. Quality blank cdrs are cheap, and you can store them in three 80-cd wallets that fit on a bookshelf like a fat book.


That's some great work you did, but for me, CDrs are not the way I want to go. I would simply prefer hundreds of hours on a media device that I could plug in and play. Perhaps even use a "random play" function. wink

Regardless, the main thing is selling my CDs. Having back-ups is a bonus to me.

I get the feeling that no one will bite unless I post what titles I have available? That, in and of itself, will be time consuming, as I've never written/typed them out before. I simply need to stop procrastinating!

Richard G.


Nothing wrong with procastinating. It's a very important decision and it is hard to give up somethings you like. I know I've had to do it in the past and luckily reacquired them over the years.

A word of advice. CDR's are the way to go and not just a USB. You should have a hard copy of something just in case like you do your CD's in case of anything. So I would not dismiss that. unless you're planning to get a second hard drive or USB to back up what you have already.

Having a list helps and set plan for prices that way you can get a gauge of who would buy the CDs you're listing for that particular price. The other option, if you someone has a want list of titles, have them send it via email to you and if you have the CD, then negotiate a price that's acceptable for both parties and go from there. I know I have a small want list personally like most on this site do so that helps your case. It's the only approaches you have at this point.

Just do your best and you'll see some good results.

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2020 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I get the feeling that no one will bite unless I post what titles I have available? That, in and of itself, will be time consuming, as I've never written/typed them out before. I simply need to stop procrastinating!

Richard G.


Easier than typing (unless you have voice-recognition software) is make stacks of CDs and take sharp photos of the spines. Organizing the stacks would help, either by asking price, composer, label, or genre. Examples on ebay can be found searching for "music cd lot":

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Music-CDs-Lot-Various-CDs-Discount-for-multiple-orders/202998732220?hash=item2f43aad5bc:m:mjSuGeh01J4FFyguDiC-xnw

 
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