Let's hope you didn't let your significant other talk you into getting rid of your old CDs after you ripped them. If so, he or she owes you an iPad. There's a company, iPodMeister, that will take your old CDs, DVDs, and even Blu-rays discs, digitize them (or not) for you, and in return, you can choose from a variety of iPods, iPhones, and even an iPad.
iPodMeister will take any and all genres of music, but will not accept scratched discs, porn, promotional discs, compilations, bootlegs or home-made discs. Discs must have album art, and track lists. iPodMeister can rip the discs you submit and send you a DVD with all the MP3 files, but more discs be required to get your freebie iPod. Blu-ray discs get double credit, and each disc in a multi-disc collection counts. Just 220 DVDs or CDs will get you an iPhone or iPod Nano, and 600 discs gets you a 16GB iPad. How can it be? Supposedly they'll sell your used discs in other countries. They'll even send you a prepaid shipping label to send off your discs.
Sound too good to be true? I think so too, but I'm willing to try them out — if I get ripped off, you'll be the first to know. Let us know if you've tried them out and how it worked for you.