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New Cool Collection: Staff Picks

Happy Monday, Murfieland!

We’re starting this week off on a sweet note by announcing our newest Cool Collection in the marketplace…Staff Picks!

A little birdie told us the Cool Collections are a big hit. So far, we’ve launched the Top 100 albums of all time and the Top 100 debut albums. We wanted to include our favorite recommendations into the mix, hand-picked by the entire staff at Murfie.

You can find our newest Cool Collection anytime by checking the left sidebar of our marketplace—and you can expect fresh Staff Picks every week, of course!

Happy browsing :-)

Shopkeep of the Week

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In early 2011, JP’s CD collection took a journey from the warm climes of New Mexico to the waning winter of Wisconsin. Since then he has sold hundreds of his pre-loved CDs on Murfie and has over 200 more listed for sale.

JP’s musical tastes run in quite a few directions, and his CD collection numbered about 1,200 discs at its peak! He’s a big Motown guy. He’s also an avid fan of numerous singer-songwriters like Van Morrison, Dylan, Tom Waits, and Jim Croce. You’ll also find The Beatles, Wilco, Mumford and Sons, and The Allman Brothers Band sprinkled throughout his musical sundae—along with a few scoops of Kanye West, Miles Davis, and Oasis —all topped off with a Sinatra cherry! With that said, he admits that there are some stinkers in the collection too, but hey, we all make mistakes sometimes! :-)

MURFIE: When did you purchase your first CD? What was it?
JP: I think about 1986 —Peter Gabriel’s “So.”

M: What do you plan to do with the millions of dollars you’re making from your Murfie shop?
J: Buy an electric toothbrush.

M: Favorite Beatle?
J: Lennon —natch.

Check out JP’s collection on Murfie and find yourself a deal!

Shopkeep of the Week is a weekly feature that focuses on our most interesting Murfie shopkeepers. These are music lovers like you who have sold hundreds of pre-loved CDs on Murfie and have hundreds more at the ready to please your ears! If you’d like your Murfie Shop to be featured, or if you’d like to nominate a shop to be featured, please e-mail us at info@murfie.com and let us know.

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Your Wish is Our Command: Murfie Wishlists!

Dearest Murfieans,

You asked, and we delivered:  we are very pleased to announce the launch of our Wishlist feature on Murfie!

When you come across an album that intrigues you, just click “Add to Wishlist.” An album that’s not in stock or not available for sale? Just click “Add to Wishlist.” An album that you’re not entirely sure you want to buy yet? Just click “Add to Wishlist!” Gettin’ the picture?

The album will be added to your Wishlist, which you can then see in the “My Collection” tab. If an album is not available on Murfe, our expert music-finders will get to work trying to source a copy for you—no extra charge. We love music as much as you do and want you to have every disc your heart desires!

If you had any outstanding trade requests in your account, those are also now Wishlist items in your account too:  we figured you wish you had those!

When a disc in your Wishlist becomes available, you’ll be notified via e-mail. Nice, right?

We hope you’ve noticed that we’ve been on a ROLL lately with new features (it IS March madness, after all)! Bam! Boom!! Bang!!! Hope you’re all digging that Unpurchase button too: http://blog.murfie.com/2013/03/05/introducing-the-unpurchase-button-your-new-bff/

Wait ’til you see what’s next! :-)

Xoxo,
The crew at Murfie

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Introducing: The “Unpurchase” Button (Your New BFF)

Murfie, meet the Unpurchase Button. Unpurchase Button, meet Murfie!

This new lil’ button does wonders. Only at Murfie, you can buy any album, stream it, and “Unpurchase” within 24 hours if you decide it’s not for you! We’ll credit the amount back to your account—no problem whatsoever.

Now, you’ll never have to hesitate to give any album a try! No more worrying about spending money on something you don’t completely and totally lurrrrve.

Almost like relationship insurance, right? ;-)

Kudos to the 2013 Grammy Winners!

If you haven’t had a chance to explore the fantastic music that won honors and accolades at the 2013 Grammy Awards, fear not! Below is a list of winners and their award winning albums— all ready to stream and download in our Murfie Top Hits shop. Have an earful!

Album of the Year:
Babel – Mumford and Sons

 

 

Best Alternative Music Album:
Making Mirrors – Gotye

 

Best Rap Album:
Take Care – Drake

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

 

Best Country Album:
Uncaged – Zac Brown Band

 

Best Blues Album:
Locked Down – Dr. John