If you haven’t completely given up on audio CDs, MMISoftware’s free Tunes Menu can help you find the best price on CDs from such services as CD WOW!, CDUniverse, SecondSpin, and Amazon.com.
The UK-based company states it this way:
“Tunes Menu is an easy to use menu-based CD search program for Mac OS X. The program adds a menu to the system menubar which allows rapid on-line searching for the best prices on CDs at selected local, country-specific, stores. To use Tunes Menu you simply select a song in iTunes, go to Tunes Menu and click ‘Copy and Find’. Tunes Menu will then search local suppliers for the best price and report any findings via the menu. To purchase the CD you simply click on the store name in the menu and the store website will open in your default browser.”
“At present Tunes Menu will search stores in the United States (Amazon US, CDUniverse, CD WOW! and SecondSpin); United Kingdom (101cd, Amazon UK, CD WOW!, Kelkoo and WHSmiths); Australia (CD WOW!, dStore, ozcdshop and TopShop); Germany (Amazon and CD WOW!); Ireland (CD WOW!); Netherlands (CD WOW!); Norway (CD WOW!), Sweden (CD WOW!); and Hong Kong (CD WOW!). For European countries not listed above Tunes Menu will default to Amazon (Germany) and CD WOW! (Europe), and if no local stores are available the program will default to Amazon (US).”
Tunes Menu runs under Mac OS X 10.2 and greater.