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How do you find out if a CD is out-of-print?

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September 13, 2011 1:41AM

A CD is "out-of-print" ("OOP") when the record company that issued the disc no longer keeps it in stock.

Generally, you can tell a CD is OOP when you are no longer able to find copies of it in stores or at major on-line retailers, although some OOP titles are still around in great quantity. (Jennifer Trynin, anyone?)

The most definitive way to check that a CD is OOP would be to contact the record company that issued the title. Sometimes, titles are re-issued with bonus material, and the new version may be widely available.

Sellers on eBay often list titles currently IN print as OOP to artificially raise the price of their auction.