Took the rather nice wooden airer I got in Dunelm Mill back for an exchange yesterday as one of the wooden parts had spontaneously snapped out of the blue.
While in that retail park I decided to nip to a charity shop.
Maybe 200-300 vinyl LPs there - looked through and apart from a solitary Mica Paris album there was nothing apart from 60s/70s easy listening stuff including ones I’d forgotten about (Adams Singers?) and classical/popular classical compilations. Oh, and a solitary nice country compilation which unfortunately had a bad scratch crossing my favourite tracks.
I maybe pulled 20 classical LPs out to ‘filter’, mostly things I was unfamiliar with and would be gambling on. Whittled that down to 8 or so which were visibly relatively unscathed.
I then realised no prices listed for CDs or LPs.
Wandered over to the till once it was free.
‘Excuse me, how much are the records/LPs over there?’ I asked.
‘A record? What’s that? What’s an LP?’, replied the young sales assitant politely. ‘Ah, do you mean the media counter? All 5 for £1, unless they have a price sticker on them which says differently.’
The DVDs were all on a few shelves with a ‘Media’ banner overhead saying ‘5 for £1’ - I probably have more DVDs than they had on display, but now utterly worthless. That said, if you are happy to watch DVD, wanted to ditch streaming, there were a heck of a lot of movies you could ‘buy’ for 20p each. Far fewer BluRays on offer though Avatar for £2 seemed a bargain if I didn’t already have it.
In the end I bought nothing as a group of slightly burly mixed generations arrived circling the CD/LP section, unsettling me a little. Looks were deceiving, and one of the younger lads said ‘Hey dad, look, there’s a Norman Wisdom boxset here for £1’. The father and I then struck up a conversation about old movies, he’d have bought the set but one of the items was missing, apparently the best movie of the lot.