How to Find CDs on Amazon – The Online Marketplace

What is Amazon?

Amazon is a lovely place online where you can buy things from. The company started off with books as their main selling purpose, but have now developed to support a variety of categories. Amazon is basically like an online store in that if you see something you like, you can buy it. Unlike eBay which also holds auctions. 

How the Listings Work

There are a few things to keep in mind when buying from Amazon.

1. Title and Pictures – make sure both the title and the pictures of the product match what you’re actually wanting

2. The Buy Box – the buy box is the box that has the add to cart and buy now buttons. If you are wanting the product to be new, then the buy box is fine. If you want what’s cheapest though, you may be able to find an offer that’s for the same product, just used.

3. Ships From and Sold By – another thing to keep in mind is who is selling and shipping the product. Lots of the time it will actually be a user, instead of Amazon. You can check out the reviews the user has received by clicking on their name.

4. Product Details – these are also good to look over to ensure you’re buying what you actually want. You can find the product details by scrolling down on the listing.

5. Reviews – if you scroll even further, past the product details, you can find the product reviews. Sometimes these can give you insight into the quality of the product and how other people are liking it.

Here’s an example listing. See how the buy box offer is $65.56 + $3.99 shipping. That’s the cheapest offer for new. If you don’t mind buying this CD used though, then you could press on the blue text that reads “8 Used” and it will show you all of the used offers, starting from only $11.48.

Amazon Prime

One of the advantages to Amazon is their shipping plan. If you become a member of Prime, you can choose to receive almost any product within two days. Which comes in handy if you need a last minute gift for someone, or you’re just impatient haha.

Another couple of benefits to prime is you get a subscription to prime video and prime music. Prime video is basically like their version of Netflix, while prime music is like their Spotify. I find both to be decent, but honestly prefer the latters.

Hey, I’m On Amazon!

If you’d like somewhere to start looking, I have an account on amazon. On your preferred search engine, you could search up “thecdqueen amazon” (my username) and it should pop up with my profile as a search result. If you click on it, it will show you all the listings I currently have, and most of them will be prime. I sell lots of CDs, but I also sell other things from time to time. 

Have you ever bought CDs from Amazon? Are you a member of Prime?

Would love to hear what you got to say!

The CD Queen

10 thoughts on “How to Find CDs on Amazon – The Online Marketplace”

  1. This is a great overview of how to use Amazon.  When I shop on Amazon, I like to use the reviews to see what my best choice is, while watching out for fake reviews.  Amazon is my favorite online store and the are constantly improving their services.

    I don’t like their return ‘game’ though.  I have bought a number of items that I wanted to return immediately that had a charge to do so – sometimes the charge was more than the item I bought.

    1. Thank you! That’s great you use the reviews.

      Oh that’s unfortunate to hear. I don’t have personal experience with returning amazon products, but I think it can differ depending on the seller. Too bad about that, but good to hear they’re still your favourite online store.

  2. Hello, I really appreciate your time and effort on writing about finding CDs on Amazon.

    From your post it’s obvious that Amazon is a great place to buy CDs due to ease of accessibility and available selections. I have tried Amazon Prime free trial for 30 days and it was pretty amazing, I really enjoyed the speedy deliveries, but unfortunately I don’t shop on Amazon often enough for the membership to be worth it.

    I never knew about Prime video, is it 100% included with the Amazon Prime membership? If so then it might be worth joining once again. Thanks for the article.

    1. Exactly, ya Amazon makes the search very easy and convenient. That’s completely understandable, not everyone shops online enough for it to make sense. Oh yes! Prime video is 100% included with a Prime membership at no additional cost. Same goes for Prime music. I suggest thinking on it 🙂

  3. Nice article there on how to find CDs on Amazon. I must commend you for taking your time to explain the process of buying CDs on Amazon. I’m sure many people are going to find it useful. As an Amazon Prime subscriber, you have access to Prime Music for no additional fee. Prime Music offers over two million songs you can stream without any advertisements. It’s a bit like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music All Access, and similar services. It’s just less expensive and has a much smaller catalog.

  4. I shop on Amazon, but not on Amazon prime. Amazon over the years has built a name for itself as the preferred retail king when sourcing for consumers’ product. I prefer buying from Amazon for many reasons. The reviews and the ability to ask for a refund without stress, I especially like. I have heard of Amazon prime, but have not taken the time to understand, what it is about. I have the understanding now with this post. I would sign up for the Amazon prime. I will check for your products next time I’m buying on Amazon. 

    1. I definitely agree with you there, that Amazon has built a name for themselves. I’m glad I could help enlighten you on what Amazon Prime is. Thank you for your time.

  5. Hello and thank you for explaining this. I rarely buy things from Amazon, so when I used to search for my favorite CDs on there, I was a bit confused. Amazon also likes to offer ‘bundles’ below the item that I want to buy (like the suggestion: “people usually buy this and that along with this item”). Is it just pure suggestion or is there discount applied? I’ll also check your listings on Amazon. What type of CDs do you usually list on Amazon, if I may know? Thanks

    1. I’m glad I could help explain things for you. Oh yes, Amazon does often show “Frequently bought together” type bundles. As far as I know, those aren’t discounted. It’s just a way of showing you what you also might like. I have all kinds of CDs listed on my Amazon. To be honest though, I haven’t been listing any new ones lately. We’ll see if I get back into it.

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