Heard of Riptopia? It’s a CD-to-mp3 conversion service – just what every iPod junkie needs.

Good news: I’ve tried it, and it works. Here’s how:

You buy it on Amazon, and they send you some CD spindles. You fill the spindles with CDs and leave the box with pre-paid postage at your nearest UPS drop-off. Two weeks later, you get a box back with your original CDs, plus a couple DVDs stuffed with mp3 files. The cost is $20 + $.99/CD. If your time’s worth more than $10/hour, it’s a good deal.