Volume 96, Issue 55
Monday January 6, 2003

 
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Best residence to party, sleep, and study
Least worst student politician

Best used CD store:
Dr. Disc Remastered

Dave Picard/Gazette

Out 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 painless.
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-Brian Wong

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