Friday, December 2, 2022


  Regular readers know that I have a favorite place to look for bargains...our downstairs trash area!  Our building has trash chutes on every floor and they feed into a separate room, but for boxes and other things that people can't put in the chute, there is an area (indoor) near the loading dock where people can put the things they don't want.  I've found quite a few cool items over the last few years.

Here's another of the latest (and might seem familiar):

So I went downstairs to check on things and found not one, not two but THREE ADDITIONAL binders full of CD's.  If this sounds familiar, no, the bottom one is not the same one that I had already found a few weeks back (read about that HERE)...

Here is that one!
This was another one, the same size.  Plus two more.

The large one is FULL of CD's again.  Another 256.  Then a medium sized one filled with 64 CD's.  And finally, a smaller one holding 32 CD's.

SERIOUSLY?  I mean, we understand people don't use them as often as they used to but WOW.  Between all four, we now have well over 600 new cd's for our use.

Another nice variety of artists, Pentatonix albums, Luther Vandross, Beach Boys, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Maroon 5, Jimmy Buffet, Prince, a little classical, some bluegrass...I could go on and on.  A lot of "Greatest Hits" by various artists and those are always nice because you get the best of the best and songs you are more familiar with.

The weird thing is the second large binder matches the first one I found (same brand).  Too coincidental.  Maybe they threw the first one away and didn't find these until they unpacked more stuff.  We'll never know.

All we DO know is that their trash is definitely our treasure.  I told 2nd Man that whatever we do at the farm, we need to make sure we have a stereo system that will allow these to be played, either physically or from the cloud.



  1. AWESOME! What a great collection of CD'S that you now have.
    Besides a nice stereo system, you will need a nice book shelf unit to display them all on. Just too bad that none of them have the original cases they came in.
    Having a drizzle rain here. More like a real fine mist actually.
    Take care and you guys have a wonderful weekend.

    1. The stereo unit that I have had for years, Eye can put in 1 cd or up to 6 cd's at once, I click the random button and it will go through the cycle and pick a song. Getting a variety of listening music through the day and not listening to same artist all at one time.
      At the moment I have 6 Christmas cd's in my stereo unit.

  2. Maybe since new cars do not have cd players in them now people are getting rid of the CDs.

  3. A few years back I took the time to download all my CD's onto my laptop. Admittedly the CD's still sit in my shed but I haven't looked at them in many years. It freed up space and gave me immediate access to my entire collection. I wonder if that could be what happened here?

  4. It's wonderful that you found the rest of that collection. Wow, the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, etc. - some really great artists. Yes, a sound system to enjoy all these CD's is a must.


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