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CD Warehouse Partners With Half.com

Pre-owned music retailer CD Warehouse Inc. signed a deal with person-to-person e-commerce site Half.com Inc. to become an exclusive third-party online selling partner.

CD Warehouse (CDWI), through its Internet sales system, will begin making its extensive inventory of more than one million used CDs available to online shoppers through Half.com's site.

Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

During the second quarter, all CD Warehouse's company-owned stores and warehouses will have their inventory listed on Half.com. Over the coming months, CD Warehouse franchisees will also have the option to upload their inventory to Half.com's site. The link between Half.com and CD Warehouse's e-commerce inventory management system will automatically fulfill the order from the nearest participating CD Warehouse store that has the desired CD in stock.

Half.com connects buyers and sellers of previously owned books, music, movies and video games. Every item is available immediately for at least half off list price, with no bidding or competition.

"Half.com will introduce our extensive inventory to a large and growing online audience who appreciates the ability to purchase previously owned CDs at great prices," said Jerry Grizzle, chairman and chief executive officer of CD Warehouse, which franchises and operates retail music stores in 40 states, the District of Columbia, England, France, Guatemala, Canada and Venezuela under the names CD Warehouse, Disc Go Round, CD Exchange and Music Trader.