I’m curious what people have done as they have put their music collections onto iPods or computers. There are certain CDs I will keep no matter what, and I would want to get a backup harddrive to have second copies of everything, but I’m thinking of selling a virtually all of my CDs. I could use the money to get another that hard drive and perhaps an iPod, too. But I don’t really know what I could get for my CDs if I sold, say, 300 of them. $500? I would gladly take that kind of money for the likes of Alice In Chains’ Dirt or the Beastie Boys’ Hello Nasty. Like those, I have lots of albums I enjoy or used to enjoy and might even listen to once a year, but a digital copy is probably just fine for the family now.
I’d love to hear from people who have dealt with this. I have always been somewhat staunch in the belief that a music collection should not be parted with no matter the circumstances, but now I have those dollar signs in my head (which translate to that external drive and iPod), and I am suddenly taken with the idea of going completely digital and parting ways with a large number of CDs.