What to do with a large collection

I have thousands of CDs and records and am looking to get rid of most of them. i can’t possibly listen to them in my remaining years and my wife doesn’t need them. CDs, it turns out, are not very viable these days, and if you want to sell them to a dealer you can only get store credit!! And, if as in my case, the collection is 90% classical, it seems they will be impossible to unload. Since CDs are antiques these days, I can’t imagine ANYONE who would want them. The only alternative I can see is the garbage. When you consider just how much of an investment they were it’s indeed a sobering realization.
Records are indeed “in,” but how desirable are classical LP’s?

Any suggestions?


@rvpiano   Private message me.  I could be interested in a discussion about buying your CD collection.  Despite what others say, I don't stream and love my CD collection.  Always looking to expand it.  And classical is lacking in my current collection.  Cheers.

I donated my Dad’s vinyl (78 and 33) to a local symphony orchestra. They hold auctions to raise money. Vinyl is popular. People buy, listen then donate back. And the circle goes on.

Perhaps you could find an organization that would take CDs?

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