Originally Posted by Domc76
Thank you for your suggestions, but I simply do not have the extra money to buy all of my music considering I am a high school student and don't have time for a job. I am from Illinois. And I also know that there are ways of getting good quality music for free but I just don't know how it's done. I figured since you are all so knowledgeable about the subject of music quality, you could shed some light on me in getting quality music for free.
By the way, I am also a photographer so I thought that was a very interesting analogy
Check out if you have a thrift shop in your area (kind of like the ones that buy stuff on Storage Wars), maybe within your county, you can probably get older CDs for about $1 to $2 each. No need to buy everything you like new, listen to YouTube uploads of more recent albums, then decide which are worth spending $13 on (plus shipping if you're getting it from Amazon if you can borrow your parents' credit card/PayPal, or those prepaid Visa cards available in chain stores). That's also how I narrow down what I spend money on - nothing like buying an album only to realize it's not the sort I can listen to from start to finish.
That's a lot better than what I did when I was in High School, which is skip dessert with my lunch, and I only buy the P35.00 (at the time, about $0.85) bowl of fried rice topped with pork dumplings or the slider burgers for $0.15 each, and no juice or soda* while saving up for CDs and shoes. That last part is no joke - we had uniforms in Catholic school,** so annually parents would give us anywhere between $50 to $100 and we have to save up to get all three shoes we needed - black or dark brown leather for class (and make sure you don't spill anything on them in the chem lab), basketball/cross trainers for most phys ed classes, then there's the occasional football spikes.
*we had concessionaires, more like a food court, so the menu doesn't change by the day, diners' choices should...but I was eating like Scrooge
**heck all schools here have uniforms so everyone looks alike, but of course some kids still end up in gym class not wearing the popular Jordans (envy is much, much less of a problem than people think)
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 8/29/13 at 8:35pm