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Please buy with confidence. I sell original CDs, basically new and out-of-print CD singles, plus rare collector's items and special editions. European CD singles are typically housed in slim jewel cases. Most new European CDs don't come factory sealed - they are in mint condition nevertheless - never been touched. You will receive the best quality available. I set great value upon quality and perfect condition of all items.

Items are stored in smoke-free, cool and dry environment, they will be packaged in protective padded cardboard-stiffened envelopes or boxes and sent by airmail usually from Monday to Saturday promptly after payment is received. I will send you a message to confirm shipping - usually in bulk a while after shipping. Rest assured your package is on its way. On an average, delivery time within Europe is 2-5 business days, outside Europe 4-9 business days, from my experience it sometimes may take slightly longer to Australia, South America and exotic countries.

When commercial CD singles were introduced to the music market in the mid 80's, they found a warm welcome among fans and collectors. Bonus and non-album tracks, special versions and mixes - exclusively available on CD singles - made singles desirable and collectible. In contrast to the majority of albums, singles always get deleted (= they are no longer manufactured) within a short period of time after their release or occasionally withdrawn to push album sales. Nowadays, many singles are hard to find and sought-after items, especially in satisfying condition. Prices earned often exceed those of albums. Whereas maxi CD single sales soon became an important factor in the music industry in Europe (particularly Germany & UK) and Japan, the format never attracted notable interest in the US.

Due to the recent struggling music market that is causing massive changes in the music industry and to single charts, the format's future remains in doubt. CD single sales are on an enormous downfall, record companies gradually turn their back on maxi editions, replace them with / or add 2-tracks, release only limited quantities or don't even bother with releases anymore. Media chains and music stores reduce their supply, eventually increase their prices. It's getting harder and harder to get hold of CD singles. The end of this physical format seems to be inevitable.
Last Updated: 8 Mar 2009 03:01:02 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
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