96, Issue 55
Best of Arts
of Arts & Leisure
of the Rest
used CD store:
of money? Already pawned your computer and Mom's wedding ring? Sadly,
you may have to give up your ultra-cool CD collection, but perhaps someone
will benefit from buying the music that made you the grooviest cat on
campus. And what better place to sell your stash to than Dr. Disc, a store
which has been a London fixture for more than 20 years. Although several
other Dr. Disc stores spawned in southern Ontario in the past decade,
only the Windsor, Hamilton and London locations remain. The "Remastered"
was added after manager Christopher Guard took over the business. Dr.
Disc not only carries used CDs, but also new CDs, vinyl records, videos
and DVDs. But if you're looking to buy, sell or trade used discs, you
won't have too much trouble getting rid of your more obscure selections.
"We don't limit ourselves to current pop trends - we cover the whole
spectrum," explains Guard, who says the store pays the highest price
for used discs. "We buy most of the stuff that comes across the counter."
In addition to a basement with on-staff DJs spinning a mixture of dance,
hip-hop and jungle, Dr. Disc is also the top shop for local music. "We
will continue to carry and support local artists," Guard says. And
if your discs are in any need of medical attention, the people at Dr.
Disc have their prescription pads out. The staff is comprised of London's
top audiophiles who have built their musical expertise on countless years
of working in the music biz, says Guard. For a small fee, they can remove
scratches from your CDs, clean records or even transfer your records and
cassettes onto compact discs. Going to the doctor has never been more
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