My mum and sister went into the city centre yesterday with plans to do some shopping and get their hair done. What they didn’t expect was to have to deal with a burglary!

Having parked in a multi-story car park, you’d think that the security would be enough to deter would-be thieves from committing a crime. But no…. not these thieves.

When my mum and sister arrived back to the car, they were welcomed by the sight of an empty space where the stereo used to be. The locking system on both the driver and passenger doors had been picked (don’t ask me how!) and the front loading cd player was gone.

When my sister went to the security hut to report the problem, two of the three culprits had been caught. The Guards (Police) were called but it turned out that the one that got away was the one that had the goods. Apparently, the theives were only kids… no more than about twelve years old.

The stereo was designed to allow the face to clip off, so you can bring it with you or hide it elsewhere in the car, but my sister forgot to take advantage of this feature. I hate to say I told you so, but I previously mentioned it to my sister on many occasions to clip the face off.

I feel bad for her, because I’m planning to get a new cd player myself :)

Car Audio Players

The cd player in my car has packed it in. At least I think it has considering it down right refuses to play any cd’s :(

Although I don’t really blame it. It’s been playing cd’s all the time for the past 5 years or so. It first began to signal it’s intent to pack in it by skipping every time the car hit a bump in the road. Then it began skipping on every crack in the road. Then it kept spitting the cd’s out with the error “CD ERROR”.

Anyway, my birthday is coming up pretty soon and mother dearest has agreed to buy me a brand spanking new cd player :D So I’ve spent the last few days researching cd players on the net, but I’m still undecided. If anyone knows of a really good one, I’d appreciate an email or a link. Bare in mind the budget is set at €250.

It’s got to be able to play MP3 and WMA files. And a detachable face would be nice too :)