Guide to the best places to buy CDs online
Looking to buy CDs online in the UK? We have listed your favourite high street chains, as well as some very reputable Internet shops - all great places for buying CDs online.
Amazon are just as good at selling music cds and cd singles online as they are at selling books. Their online experience pays off, and the customer service is excellent, with fast delivery and an easy to use site, which includes customer reviews.
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Argos Entertainment also offers a good selection of CDs online. The choice is probably not as extensive as with some of the specialist shops on this page, though prices are very competitive (e.g. Chart CDs from £4.97) with free delivery. The site also features special offers with music CDs and CD compilations start from as low as £2.97.
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With Top Chart CDs starting at £7.93, free delivery and a range of CD offers such as 'Best Of' albums from £2.93, Asda is a good value for money too.
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At Base's CD department you can buy all the latest top 50 chart albums, new and upcoming releases for £7.95 to £8.80 with free UK delivery. They also have a bargain basement with cheaper discounted music under £5. They stock a large selection of CD box sets as well.
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At the BBC Shop you can find over 4,000 BBC products online. The unique range of jazz, classical, folk, pop, musicals and children's BBC music titles does cater for every single taste. At the BBC Shop you can also buy spoken word CDs (e.g. the radio full-cast dramatisation of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy).
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At HMV.co.uk you'll find an excellent range of music CD albums and singles, with prices on chart CDs starting from £8,99 delivered. What's cool is that you can listen to some tracks before you buy ... and there're some good 'Linksave Deals' too, saving you extra when you're buying a few products together.
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Please note that the HMV.co.uk website is currently suspended while the company is in administration, though their high street stores remain open.
991.co.uk is the world's largest on line store for rare, collectable, limited edition and import CDs, as well as rare vinyl records, music DVDs and artists' gold discs. They've got over 500,000 items in stock and their buyers team will help you to hunt down any CD they don't have.
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Play.com have become one of the biggest and most popular online brands, mainly because their prices are some of the cheapest on the net. Delivery is free and service has been excellent so far for us. They also sell MP3 downloads.
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The Rhino record label brings you exclusive, deluxe and rare CDs and boxsets from the full genre spanning the Warner Music CD catalogue. They're probably one of the cheapest places to buy cds on line from featured artisits like Led Zeppelin, Madonna and Joy Division.
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Tesco's wide range of online products also includes Music CD's. The range is probably not as extensive as some of the specialist sites on this page, though the prices are competitive - Tesco advertises a price check with HMV.co.uk on their top 50 chart CDs.
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The Hut is an exciting new entertainment site bringing you chart CDs from £8.89 with FREE delivery. They have a value chart too with CDs discount up to 90% OFF.
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At Woolworths' internet entertainment & music shop you'll find all the latest chart and 'coming soon' CD releases at 30% off. They also stock some cheaper multi-buy offers (e.g. buying 3 CDs for £10) and cheap bargain basement CDs covering a diverse range of genres (from Pop, Rock and Hip Hop to Country, Classical and Gospel).
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You'll find lots of choice at Zavvi, which took over and is the new name of Virgin Megastore, as they cover a large number of music genres. The site always features a variety of attractive campaigns and offers such as their famous '5 CDs for £30' and the competitively priced MegaDeals, which change each week. As well as CDs there is reviews, competitions, previews and details of forthcoming in-store star appearances. Prices may be different from in-store.
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Additional Music Services
If you want to download legal digital music, than Napster is the place to be. As a Napster subscriber you get access to unlimited streaming of over 8 million full-length tracks and download 5 MP3's per month to keep. You can also burn these tracks to CD and transfer music to portable digital music players. They currently offer their subscription for £5/month.
Click here to visit the Napster web site
LAUNCH is Yahoo!'s music site and has rapidly become the most popular online music channel in the UK. It brings you over 3,000 free music videos, 60 free radio stations, breaking music news, reviews, the latest CD charts, video artist interviews and some exclusive performances.
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Click here to visit the LAUNCH web site
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