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Shopping for Music

Music is a great present to get someone for Christmas which has many forms that it can be given to include CD’s , instruments, MP3 players, and music lessons to name a few. My better half, Lizzie does a lot of shopping online and so far this year she has purchased more than one music related Christmas present. Just last week she was shopping on the Skymall.com site and bought an Ion USB turntable for one of her sons. Ion USB Turntable BoxThis is a record player that can be used to turn your old records into computer music files. He is always bringing home albums that he finds at yard sales or flea markets. This in itself can be a used to make presents by converting peoples old records for them into CD’s. I would love it if I got some of my old records converted. I am sure I will be able to use it as well.

In addition to this item, Lizzie is always going onto Half.com for CD’s for the kids. Her son who got the turntable is a big one for this type of music gift. Half is great because it has a huge selection of music, but as its name states, everything is half off. And since it is an off shoot of Ebay, everything can be paid for via Paypal or one of their other payment options.

Another type of gift that Lizzie has gotten in the past is music lessons, in particular string instrument lessons. Now this strikes me as being a good gift, however, the lessons were given in the form of a gift certificate for lessons at a local music shop. The gift certificates to the best of my knowledge have yet to be used. The lessons have not been learned.

I had been channel surfing the night before last, and I come across a infomercial for the Esteban Master Class Guitar package. Previously I had reviewed the Esteban Guitar package from Seenontvexpress.com, in the Holiday Shopping post. I realized that this package not only has the Master Class Esteban Guitar, but it also has 5 instructional DVDs and a lot of other guitar accessories. This is pretty cool because it would give a person a basic understanding of playing guitar, lessons that never expire and can be watched and practiced over and over.

Music is an important part of the holidays, from the Christmas Carols, to the hymns at church. So if you have someone that is hard to shop for, think about a gift of music which can range from CD’s or gift certificates from local music shops. Giving the gift of music is a gift that shows you care and wish the recipient good fortune and happiness in the new year.

Below in the previous post, are some Music shopping resources that may be useful when shopping for Music. If you know of a resource that should be included in this list, please let me know by making a comment and I will add the shopping resource if appropriate.

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Holiday Shopping

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Christmas unfortuneatley is a time of year that many merchants look forward to due to increased consumer spending. Budgets are gone over to find that perfect present. I myself hate shopping at malls and would prefer to do all my shopping online. But I do venture out occasionally, I even made it out on Black Friday which was a horendous shopping experience that resulted in several Christmas presents being bought, but not the intended gift of a computer for my kids. That will be done at later time when my sanity is not influenced by a commercially induced shopping spree.

Below are some holiday shopping resources that might prove useful if you should choose not to venture out into the mass hysteria know as the mall.

  • Half.com is always a great resource that we frequently use for such things as half priced music and Dvd’s.
  • For all your pets please visit Pettags.com for a new Pet Collar or a any of their other designer pet items. I just love their Looney Toones pet tags.
  • As much as it pains me to say, I also shop at Wallmart, but have found some real bargains on Walmart.com. A friend had been shopping on line for a printer, and saw one on the site, but went to the store were the price was different. He told them about the price and they told him he should have made a copy of it, and brought it in for credit. Since he was shopping for a printer he did not have, the manager gave him credit.

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