Archive for May, 2011
Some recent late-night scrounging on eBay has me really interested in the value of purchasing mp3s versus physical media. I rarely buy music digitally—I desire the physical object, whether it’s a cassette, vinyl, or otherwise. Lately, I’ve been filling in the gaps in my music collection, and have (re)bought albums I previously had scattered over several types of dead or dying or lost and borrowed media. It’s led me to the conclusion that it’s not economical to buy older music digitally; instead, it’s much cheaper to buy a used version already in circulation.