Gold folks’ home for old cas­settes

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

ARE THOSE boxes of dusty old cas­sette tapes tak­ing up too much room in your at­tic? Wish there was some way of up­dat­ing your mu­sic col­lec­tion while clear­ing out old junk? Well, thanks to mu­sic chain Golden Discs, you’ll be able to do both via its new ex­change scheme. The Golden Discs Clas­sic Tape Swap has been launched to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of the com­pany, which opened its first store on Dublin’s Tara Street in July 1962. Cus­tomers are in­vited to bring their old (func­tion­ing) cas­sette tapes into any Golden Discs store (orig­i­nal copies only, mind – no bootlegs, home mixes or any­thing taped off the ra­dio) in ex­change for 20 per cent off any CD or CD boxset in the store. Cus­tomers can ex­change up to five old cas­settes for the dis­count in any one trans­ac­tion – a nifty way to mod­ernise your old Shakin’ Stevens and Back­street Boys back cat­a­logues. Just us, then?

“We’re cel­e­brat­ing 50 years be­cause we think any­thing in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try that makes it to 50 is worth ac­knowl­edg­ing,” said Golden Discs MD Stephen Fitzger­ald. “This pro­mo­tion came about as a way to get peo­ple more en­gaged with their lo­cal store.” gold­­sic­tapeswap

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