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I agree. But that store does several things in odd ways. One is they used to allow you to trade in 4 used cd's for one new cd. The only thing was, it didn't matter what 4 cd's you were trading in, as long as they scanned into the computer they would give you credit. So what I would do is go to their 50 cent bin, buy a bunch of cd's, turn around and bring in $2.00 worth of cd's for a brand new $16.00 cd!

 

Now that's what I call beatin' the system! Nice one. I wish Hastings had a store in my area so I could go there and try that trick myself. :P

 

Another thing they do screwy is they have a ton of cutout or hole-punched brand new/sealed cd's they keep in a discount bin (usually 99 cents to $4.99). But the stupid thing is they put a new barcode sticker over the top of the old barcode that simply says "generic cd". Now the problem with that is they had a TON of great 80's hard rock that was still brand new/sealed but you couldn't look the album up in the computer because it was listed as "generic cd" in the computer, not Blue Tears, Tattoo Rodeo, Dirty Looks, etc. So they probably still have a bunch of cd's that people would be willing to buy in a heartbeat if only they could be found in the database!

 

That is indeed weird. On the other hand, look at it this way... if those discs aren't in the database, then you don't have any online-shopper competition for'em, they're all sitting in the "generic" bins in their stores waiting for you (and anyone else who's hip enough to know what to look for)!!

When I lived in AZ I had 3 Hastings I used to go to, and all would have such a different selection that I would be like a kid in a candy store every time I'd stop at one. I miss my Hastings trips! I think the closest one to me now is about a 3 hr drive.

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The other two discs I ordered arrived in today's mail (in the same envelope no less!)... once again, the CDs are nice clean copies, inserts were mint, I am totally satisfied and will definitely be shopping at their site again in the future.

 

...hopefully they'll have that f*ckin Motorhead CD I wanted in stock by then. :banana:

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Been awhile since I browsed GoHastings.com but on a whim I visited today, browsed a while and ended up placing an order for some used/cheap stuff... nothing earth shattering, just a few things I've been lookin' for to plug some outstanding collection holes. (I'm not gonna list what I ordered cuz the last time I did that, one of'em ended up being out of stock so I don't wanna jinx it! Haha)

 

...hot tip, they take 30% off the price of used CDs if you use the promo code SPRINGBREAK when you order @ their site. I ordered five discs and after using the promo, none of'em cost me more than three bucks. Woohoo! Go cyber-dumpster diving y'all!

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Been awhile since I browsed GoHastings.com but on a whim I visited today, browsed a while and ended up placing an order for some used/cheap stuff... nothing earth shattering, just a few things I've been lookin' for to plug some outstanding collection holes. (I'm not gonna list what I ordered cuz the last time I did that, one of'em ended up being out of stock so I don't wanna jinx it! Haha)

 

...hot tip, they take 30% off the price of used CDs if you use the promo code SPRINGBREAK when you order @ their site. I ordered five discs and after using the promo, none of'em cost me more than three bucks. Woohoo! Go cyber-dumpster diving y'all!

The last time I went to their website I ended up spending all afternoon shopping and had over $100 in cd's in my cart. I realized I wasn't going to spend that much so I just closed my web browser without placing an order. That place is so evil in a good way if you want to pick up some cheap used cd's.

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The last time I went to their website I ended up spending all afternoon shopping and had over $100 in cd's in my cart. I realized I wasn't going to spend that much so I just closed my web browser without placing an order. That place is so evil in a good way if you want to pick up some cheap used cd's.

 

Hahaha, I did the same thing over the past couple of days... I had a gigantic order in my cart at first but realized that if I pulled the trigger on it, my wife was gonna pull the trigger on ME (If you catch my drift...) so I kept revising my order and re-revising it till I had a stack of a half dozen or so that came to just about twenty bucks total (including shipping!)...

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Got a bunch of e-mails from Hastings today telling me that everything I've ordered has now shipped. Woohoo! :banana: I think that's the first time that's ever happened. In the past, usually at least one item winds up being "out of stock"...

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You have had better luck than me with condition. Hopefully the ones you receive this time are in as good of condition as your last batch.

Me personally I wont order from them. Anytime I am on Amazon placing a order i will skip right over them to go to a higher price if need be

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You have had better luck than me with condition. Hopefully the ones you receive this time are in as good of condition as your last batch.

 

Got two of the CDs I ordered in the mail yesterday and they're in fine shape. Hopefully the rest will be as well. :banana:

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You have had better luck than me with condition. Hopefully the ones you receive this time are in as good of condition as your last batch.

 

Got two of the CDs I ordered in the mail yesterday and they're in fine shape. Hopefully the rest will be as well. :banana:

 

Got all my chizz from GoHastings now, all of'em play fine, one of 'em had an effed up jewelcase but that was easily remedied.

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You have had better luck than me with condition. Hopefully the ones you receive this time are in as good of condition as your last batch.

 

Got two of the CDs I ordered in the mail yesterday and they're in fine shape. Hopefully the rest will be as well. :banana:

 

Got all my chizz from GoHastings now, all of'em play fine, one of 'em had an effed up jewelcase but that was easily remedied.

I just ordered one from there 2 days ago but have yet to get any type of confirmation as to whether it's in stock or not.

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Ordered another bunch from GoHastings this past week and finally got a bunk one - Alice Cooper's HEY STOOPID. I had a feeling I was in for it as soon as I saw how banged up the cover/booklet was, and the disc has a number of scuffs on the playing surface. As I sort of expected, the disc skipped like a motha on its first spin, so I called Hastings' customer service # and asked about getting a replacement copy. The customer service lady sez that her computer didn't show anymore copies in stock (not sure if I believe that, but whatever...) but she cut me a refund for the bum disc and told me I don't even have to send it back. Nice.

 

...of course, now that the CD is mine free and clear I'm wondering if I can salvage it with one of those CD cleaning/repair kits I see at Walgreens. Might be worth a shot. Haha!!! :devil:

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Ordered another bunch from GoHastings this past week and finally got a bunk one - Alice Cooper's HEY STOOPID. I had a feeling I was in for it as soon as I saw how banged up the cover/booklet was, and the disc has a number of scuffs on the playing surface. As I sort of expected, the disc skipped like a motha on its first spin, so I called Hastings' customer service # and asked about getting a replacement copy. The customer service lady sez that her computer didn't show anymore copies in stock (not sure if I believe that, but whatever...) but she cut me a refund for the bum disc and told me I don't even have to send it back. Nice.

 

...of course, now that the CD is mine free and clear I'm wondering if I can salvage it with one of those CD cleaning/repair kits I see at Walgreens. Might be worth a shot. Haha!!! :devil:

Similar thing just happened with me and Hastings. I ordered Nevada Beach - S/T ep and they sent me Nevada Beach - Zero Day instead. So I notified them and they refunded my money and told me to keep the disc.

 

As for getting the disc cleaned, don't waste your money on the kit, I've never had luck with them. There is a place in town here with a $1500 monster cd cleaning machine that will clean/remove scratches from the disc for $1.50 and the thing looks brand new then they get done with it. They have worked wonders on some nasty cd's I have taken in. Maybe see if there is a place in your area that does that.

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Yeah, most of the game stores have a cleaning system that will fix almost any scratch unless it is a canyon. they use it to clean up used games, used cd and used movies here. got a dvd fixed by them and worked like new.

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So, I've done some searching on gohastings and I've noticed they're not completely clueless. Anything even remotely hard to find is priced high. What I'm gathering is that it's a great site to pick up all your common albums at around $1.49-$2.49, but how bad is shipping? Did I read correctly that, because they're coming from different locations, you pay shipping on each indivdual item?

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So, I've done some searching on gohastings and I've noticed they're not completely clueless. Anything even remotely hard to find is priced high. What I'm gathering is that it's a great site to pick up all your common albums at around $1.49-$2.49, but how bad is shipping? Did I read correctly that, because they're coming from different locations, you pay shipping on each indivdual item?

 

Yeah, you do pay shipping on each individual item, but if you keep a close eye on their site or on their Facebook page, every so often they'll offer a promotional code for discounts on shipping, or even free shipping. Needless to say, every time they do the 'free shipping' thing their site gets overloaded with orders and by the time you get thru whatever you wanted to snag ends up being out of stock.

 

As for getting the disc cleaned, don't waste your money on the kit, I've never had luck with them. There is a place in town here with a $1500 monster cd cleaning machine that will clean/remove scratches from the disc for $1.50 and the thing looks brand new then they get done with it. They have worked wonders on some nasty cd's I have taken in. Maybe see if there is a place in your area that does that.

 

Meh, I don't have a game store or video store close by where I could look into that, and I'm not going to drive off on some long quest to find a place to fix a CD that I paid three bucks for. I've had about 50/50 success over the years with those cheapy "CD Repair Kits" that you find at Walgreens' and the like so I may give one of those a shot. What have I got to lose? They already refunded me for this disc so if it still skips after a 'treatment' then I'll just shit can it.

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GoHastings.com had a special on shipping this week (96 cents per item, as opposed to the two-bucks-and-change they generally charge per item on CDs) so I placed another order the other night... got e-mails today telling me that three out of the five discs have already shipped. Yay!

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There are 3 Hastings in town. Used to be 4 until recent. They have a lot of used cds. Although I dont like being able to open the cds to look at the condition (I am pretty picky). When you turn in used cds they seal them up and put them out on their racks. The pricing in the stores are all messed up to. You can find a new cd marked $4.99 and the used counterpart for $6.99. Go figure.

 

If you go into a store you could probably see why. Most of the employees are teenage or young adult age.

 

I have unearthed a quite a few gems from them in the past. They used to not take cds without bar codes or if they didnt come up in their database. Now they do. So its a good place to find a rarity from time to time.

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I've ordered off of their Amazon listing before and have had good luck with the CDs I got, but I have gotten some video games that were in crap condition from them.

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Just ordered a new batch from GoHastings. I recently finished reading the book "Heavier Than Heaven" about Kurt Cobain and Nirvana (go ahead and sneer, I don't give a sh*t) and that gave me a jones to hear some of their stuff again. Unfortunately, aside from Nevermind, I traded off all of my other Nirvana discs in a frenzy of shelf clearing some years ago. So I got me some dirt cheap used copies of their Bleach, Incesticide, and Unplugged in New York discs, all of which I've owned previously (struck out on their In Utero though). I also threw in a cheap used copy of Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger cuz I'd never gotten around to upgrading that one from cassette.

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I just picked up The Cult - Sonic Temple cd for $1.99 + 96 cents shipping. :)

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I just picked up The Cult - Sonic Temple cd for $1.99 + 96 cents shipping. :)

 

Great album! My intro to the Cult and still my fav.

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I just picked up The Cult - Sonic Temple cd for $1.99 + 96 cents shipping. :)

 

Great album! My intro to the Cult and still my fav.

My wife had the cassette when we were dating, I don't know why I never picked up the cd until now. Mistake corrected.

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I just picked up 8 used cd's for $20. Loaded up on BOC and 38 Special. They have a special buy one used cd get one for 1/2 price with coupon code thedoctor at checkout, plus the 96 cent shipping per disc deal is still on.

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It's Tax Refund time, which means I can blow a few bucks on cheap-ass used CDs @ Hastings' web site. :D Placed an order last night (first time in a while) for 8 CDs, and the whole kit 'n' kaboodle only cost me $22 and change including shipping. Woot!

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Hot tip: Used CDs are Buy 1, Get 1 for $1.00 on GoHastings.com right now if you use the promo code "MUTTCUTTS." Of course, not every CD "qualifies" for the offer but I just ordered a batch o' goodies and it knocked the price down on several of them.

 

The promo code will work till Feb. 22nd so go nuts y'all.

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