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and the insert's got the used CD place's stamp on it, as well as their penciled-in numbers that can't be erased because it starts taking the color off the insert, too.
Not quite sure what you mean by the used CD place's stamp on it? None of my RCA CDs have this mark.
Sorry to read your treasure is in such a state, but at least you have it and it costs a lot of money to buy now If one is lucky enuff to see it for sale.
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