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  • Is buying CD's second hand as bad as downloading?

    Please note that this for those who argue against downloading and class it as stealing from the artist, or just with a moral conscience.

    I just went to a market the other day, with classic hip hop CD's, such as P.E.'s It Takes A Nation..., Mobb Deep's The Infamous, selling for about 2 ($4). But, is buying these CD's as morally bad as downloading? I mean, the artists aren't getting any extra cash from my buying it (as opposed to if I buy it from a retail store), it's as if I was just downloading them. If everyone just traded CD's in the second hand market, the number of CD's sold was never increase besides those who bought them in the first place.

    So is it OK to buy second hand?

    (If you're just gonna say, "Yeah buy that shit, who cares", please refrain from posting)
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    Yes
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    No
    60.87%
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  • #2
    Morally, I would say it's just as bad, and since collecting CD's are as hard as it is, what's the point in buying them second hand if the artists aren't going to profit anyway? You're just wasting money for yourself. That's why I usually download as it is my only option. If I had enough money, I probably would buy all the albums I need from a retail store to support the artists...
    P!

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    • #3
      Nah, your still coughin up
      Originally posted by JustP1ayin
      If you aren't using a clancey beat, you aren't doing it right
      SOUNDCLICK

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      • #4
        I'd say there's not really any difference between the two, but obviously it doesn't get any publicity so is less frowned upon/complained about by the industry. Personally, if I download an album and like it I will normally go out and buy it as soon as I can afford it. I like having the actual product, i.e. the CD.
        Harry Redknapp; he's got a twitch. How he got it we don't know, how he got it we don't care. All we know is he has got a twitch. He's got a twitch...

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        • #5
          Good point. I wouldn't know though.

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          • #6
            the only reason id buy an album is to support the artist and i dont even do that often, so buying second hand is pretty pointless to me
            Originally posted by 7Eleven7
            A NICE BIG BLACK COCK IS WHATS UP

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            • #7
              no.

              yes.



              you shouldnt put yourself in such moral dilemas...

              send the artists 10% of what you payed, and go to sleep.
              "Step into my dojo, mofo..."

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              • #8
                No, it's not as bad.







                Don't make sense
                Goin' to Heaven with the goodie-goodies
                Dressed in white
                I like black Timbs and black hoodies

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                • #9
                  Yeah buy that shit, who cares


                  And fuck you, I can do what ever I want.
                  change must come from within

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                  • #10
                    I usually buy second hand CDs if I lost an original one before. Like if an album is a real classic to me but I scratched the disc or lost my copy, I'll buy a second hand one to have it back because I feel I already supported to artist when I first purchased it.
                    Montreal Canadiens

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                    • #11
                      Technically it is,morally it isnt LOL.

                      http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=T4E5Ka...e=channel_page
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6hG7...e=channel_page

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                      • #12
                        its like saying you shouldnt buy 2nd hand dvds, games etc and FUCK THAT, its a industry wide thing to do this. buy 2nd hand

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                        • #13
                          How is it just as bad? originally the artist and record company had already made money off the first person to buy it. If you download, nobody does

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                          • #14
                            are you stupid?
                            ima do me.

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                            • #15
                              i don't think it is. like pat said, if you by 2nd hand, then SOMEBODY has paid for the cd the first time round, so some money has gone to the record company/artist. if you download it, nobody has paid.
                              aka cryptorchild

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