Thrift Shop finds

I haven't had much luck with charity shops recently. A couple of days ago I went into a charity shop with a friend - he bought three Mary Chapin Carpenter albums and a Sleeper single for £1 and I bought nothing.
I’ve been the same - last CDs I bought were for me to cannibalise the cases. Been a while since spotting a gem to rush home with
I've been the same. I feel like a lot of people got rid of stuff during the pandemic and now that things are somewhat back to normal, there isn't as much to find as more people are back in the shops and they've gone through their stuff. I think people have also wised up more to thrift shops and the possible gems they can find. I find a lot more people looking at CDs than before. Mostly the vinyl bins were busy, but I find the CD racks are just as busy. Maybe CDs are making a comeback after all?
Having said all that, I had a rush of 1987 yesterday when I found the soundtracks for Innerspace and Planes, Trains and Automobiles on cassette (I forgot that the version of Every Time You Go Away which plays at the end of Planes was not on the soundtrack).
Our city centre shops are usually a poor hunting ground (£2 CDs, high footfall so the good stuff is never there) but we have about three other local high streets that I try and alternate my visits to so that the stock might have chance to refresh. That said, this ploy hasn’t gotten me much lately, I might have to consider a dedicated trip elsewhere for chance of something worthwhile.

My wants list of those CDs I thought I’d find in the shops hasn’t reduced at all like I thought it may!
Was in the shop today and someone donated their Spice Girls CD singles, some Steps CDs (plus single of Deeper Shade of Blue), some Geri CD singles (Bag It Up). I am trying to be tighter with money so opted out but did pick up Say You’ll Be There CD single and the cassette version of Bananarama’s WOW! Girl groups forever…
Popped into some of the local charity shops this morning and bought these....

CDs that were 20p each....
Sixties Power Ballads (3 CD set)
Elvis Presley-50 Greatest Hits (2 CD set)
Elvis Presley-50 Greatest Love Songs (2 CD set)
Ready Steady Go! The Number One Sixties Albums Vols 1 & 2 (2 separate 2 CD sets)
The Best Sixties Album In The World Ever (2 CD set)
Driving Rock Ballads (3 CD set)
Ike & Tina Turner-River Deep Mountain High
The Hollies-Best of the 60s
Walker Brothers-The Collection

CDs that were 25p each....
101 Dinner Party Anthems (5 CD set)
Elton John-Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy (''Classic Years'' edition)
Great Ladies Of Song (Reader's Digest two CD set)
This Is Not A Love Collection-20 Songs of Punk & Affection

CDs that were 10p each....
Eagles-Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Eagles-Very Best Of
Hall & Oates-Looking Back:Best Of
Air Supply-Making Love....Very Best Of
Dusty Springfield-The Look Of Love (2 CD set)
Chas & Dave-The Best Of Live
Britney Spears-Femme Fatale
Fine Young Cannibals-The Finest
Sade-The Best Of
Luther Vandross-The Essential (2 CD set)
Kraftwerk-Trans-Europe Express
Paul Heaton/Jacqui Abbott-Wisdom,Laughter and Lines
Christmas Party (1997 CD compilation including Christmas hits by Wizzard,Mud,Kate Bush & Gary Glitter-this CD was only available to buy in British Home Stores shops)
I hit up a few different ones last week whilst had a day off. Not much I wanted, but they were v cheap so a copy of The Ravonettes’ ‘Pretty in Black’, U2 ‘Vertigo’ and a-ha’s ‘Headlines..’ greatest hits as my copy has an annoying jump (whilst looking perfect!).

nothing too exciting tho - still craving another ‘ wow’ moment!
After a few weeks of very little success in charity shops I finally had a very successful time in Oxfam today. They'd got some relatively unique CDs in their racks - a lot I'd never expect to see in a charity shop, for either 99p or £1.99 - and I ended up spending just under £20. CDs I bought include:

Belinda Carlisle's 1986 debut album, Belinda
Pandora's Box - Original Sin (1989 Jim Steinman project)
Three *other* Sam Brown albums - April Moon, 43 Minutes, Box
Thompson Twins - Here's to Future Days
Sheila E - Sex Cymbal
Vixen - 1988 album
Lisa Lisa - LL77
The Very Best of Tracey Ullman
The Power Station - The Power Station
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much (appears to be factory sealed)
Zoe - Scarlet Red and Blue
Meat Loaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Bonnie Tyler - Free Spirit (1995 album)

There were a few *gasp* moments and it was almost like every other CD I flicked through was something I wanted or was surprised to see!
Today's haul from one of my local charity shops-these CDs were 10p each....

Guns N Roses-Greatest Hits
Johnny Cash-Ring of Fire:The Legend Of Johnny Cash
Herman's Hermits-Very Best Of
The Searchers-The Complete Collection
The Animals-The Most Of
Gloria Gaynor-The Collection
The Smooth Album (2006 EMI/Sony BMG Music Entertainment two disc compilation)
Summer BBQ (2009 Warner Platinum compilation)
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Popped in a charity shop they were just putting the CDs out, I said how much they've always been 2 for £1 but today they're 5 for a £1.

Picked up the following.
Joshua Kaddison - Jessie.
Randy Crawford - Hits.
Hazel Dean - Greatest Hits.
Go West - Best.
Martine Mccutcheon - The Collection 2cd
Prefab Sprout - 38 Carat Collection 2cd
Led Zeppelin - How the West was won 3cd
70s Dancefloor 5cd
Now that's what I call driving rock 3cd
Chairmen of the board the complete invictus recordings 9cd
Philadelphia international classics Tom Moulton remixes 4cd
Philly regrooved 3 Tom Moulton remixes 2cd
Casablanca records greatest hits
Atlantic soul definitive 2cd
Disco 96 2cd
Jackie Wilson double Goldie's 2cd
Beastie Boys - Anthology 2cd
Virgin Radio the album 2cd
Essential tracks 2cd
Frankie Valli - Music of 3cd 1 dvd.
101 party hits 5cd
Roy Orbison- platinum collection 3cd
100 hits drive time 5cd
Dusty Springfield - Essential 3cd
Stevie Wonder - Musiquarium 2cd
Linda Lewis - reach for the truth.
Indie 3cd
Stax 50th Anniversary Collection 2cd
Chart Show Rock.
Travelling wilburys - Collection 3cd
Philly regrooved 1 Tom Moulton remixes
UB40 labour of love 3cd
Nile Rodgers Disco Inferno 3cd
George Michael - listen without prej 2cd
International hits 94 2cd
Name collection 3cd
Rock the night 2
101 Northern soul anthems 4cd
Frankie Valli - 25th anniversary 3cd
Twisted wheel
I feel love 2 cd.
Kylie - Step back in time 3cd

1shop visited heading to the next one's.