There was a time in my life when it seemed like I was buying at least one CD a week. That was also a time in my life when I still lived at home, wasn't married, and didn't have 2 kids to take care of. Outside of a vehicle payment, gas to make it go, and insurance, I had money to burn and I chose to burn that money on fast food, video games, and CD's.
At one point I had somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-225 compact discs on my CD rack organized in alphabetical order. Yes, I said alphabetical order. You could say that's a symptom of mild O.C.D., but I say it made finding the disc I wanted quick and convenient. Six of one, half dozen of the other I guess you could say. Anywho, back to the point. Most of my CD's were purchased, but as you might expect a good portion of them I had received for free through working at the station. I was pretty proud of my collection and as the years went on, I went from taking a carrying case that held 10 CD's with me everywhere I went to eventually lugging around a Case Logic (TM) carrier that held 200 discs which gave me the opportunity to bring nearly my entire CD collection with me everywhere I went. Then, back in 2001 a new device was born that would eventually end my need to collect CD's...the iPod.