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Old 09-10-2012, 23:14   #1
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Best place to sell DVDs?

The girlfriend and I are moving and plan to sell the bulk of our DVD collection which is now gathering dust (we're only keep the Special editions & hard-to-finds). I'm aware that Music Magpie accept DVDs but have also seen complaints about poor value. Is there a better place/way to sell a few hundred DVDs without selling them 1 by 1 on the forum/eBay?


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Old 10-10-2012, 06:26   #2
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Yeah I wish I knew that too. I have loads of Region 1 ones to get rid off. HAve stuck them on Ebay, put them on here. Not one bite. Some of this were hard to find when they came out. Makes a mockery of 'Collectors' items. I wont be doing that again. They are truly valueless and will be putting them in the bin ! Sickening.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:33   #3
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Keep them? If space is an issue chuck themin a folder. They're really not worth any money but I'd hate to bin them
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:47   #4
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I've listed many R1s on eBay for 99p (plus £1.20 for postage) and most got no bids.

These are your options:
  1. Music Magpie - usually 30p a title, some get more (an old White Christmas got me £3!)
  2. eBay - lucky to earn a quid
  3. Charity shop - feel good about yourself!
  4. Keep 'em!

It's amazing how DVD values have plummeted... Time was you could import an R1, watch it and then flog it at a profit!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:49   #5
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The girlfriend and I are moving and plan to sell the bulk of our DVD collection which is now gathering dust (we're only keep the Special editions & hard-to-finds). I'm aware that Music Magpie accept DVDs but have also seen complaints about poor value. Is there a better place/way to sell a few hundred DVDs without selling them 1 by 1 on the forum/eBay?
I would use Music Magpie. Yeah, they pay a massive 30 p for some dvd's but sometimes you may get £1 - £2 for the occasional one and for the time / effort it will be to list them on ebay (and with paypal / ebay fees at the end) it can be worthwhile. Like you, i had a load in the cupboard just gathering dust but i kept the Special Editions.

However, when i entered the bar code into Music Magpie, if they offered a few quid, I would check out the completed items on Ebay.

For example, they offered me about £14 for a Space 1999 box set (Season 2). Looked on ebay and they were going for £40 - £50. I think I got nearly £60 on ebay in the end.

Same for a Terminator soundtrack CD. Got £15 for it on ebay when MM offered me £1.50

They also took some Region 1's off me as well.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:05   #6
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There's a great one I use called We Buy Books. Quick payments, no hassle. Funny thing is, their prices for R2 DVDs are the typical 10p/20p sorta thing, but they usually offer a few quid for R1 DVDs. Well worth having a look if you've got a lot of US discs.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:34   #7
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I'm desperate to free up some space. No way am I selling any though. I've decided to go for a flight case, put the covers in binders and bin the boxes.

My BDs need shelf space
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I've used this place a few times in the past, could be a good comparison against Music Magpie: http://www.filmvault.co.uk/

Unfortunately seems they're currently closed at the moment though.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:22   #9
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Give them to a charity shop, they tend to sell them for about £1.50-£2 each. And then they'll do some good.
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Computer Exchange (CeX) is quite good - they do seem to recognise the value of the more collectible items, and it's not just about volume.

You can bring them to a shop, which is a pain if you have a lot, or you can ship them off and wait for payment. It's better to bring them in if you can though, because there might be some that they won't take (the wouldn't take The Office for me) or that are scratched etc...

You can either get cash, although sometimes if you're selling in store there won't be enough to pay you, or you can trade them in for a higher value in store. I've used it a couple of times, I finally realised there is no point in hanging on to most of my DVD's - there's a calculator on their website if you want to work out how much you can get in advance too.
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My brother got rid of a load on eBay.
You just need to keep relisting them (free) again and again when they do not sell. Will take a while but they'll go eventually.
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Old 10-10-2012, 14:18   #12
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I used Film Vault years back - http://www.filmvault.co.uk - to get rid of my 200+ DVDs, but they're on a current hiatus due to the owner passing away recently (really nice bloke to deal with he was too).

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Old 10-10-2012, 15:42   #13
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If I was happy to buy a movie in the first place, not sure why you'd want to dump them for 30p each.
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I sold loads of mine at a car boot sale for £1 each.

Some of the Boxsets went for a lot more. Some bloke gave me £60 for all my TNG ones (All 7 seasons) - Which to be fair cost me more in the region of £300 over the years when I first bought them, but I still thought it was a good way of doing it.

Got rid of loads of guff like Angel, Buffy etc. Region 1's sold a bit slower but I made very clear on my table that they were Region 1 American/Canadian and would need a multi-region player.
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If I was happy to buy a movie in the first place, not sure why you'd want to dump them for 30p each.
Agreed. Why buy at all? Just rent what you want to see.
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If I was happy to buy a movie in the first place, not sure why you'd want to dump them for 30p each.
Blu-ray!!

(I'll likely be doing the same when the next format hits. )
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Nah. There is stuff I have on DVD that I'd never buy on BD. Stuff like The Mexican. I may want to watch it again one day. I'll whip out the DVD and pop it in. 'Filler' titles (such as The Mexican) I'm more than happy to pop in a flight case and tuck it away somewhere.

Pointless selling it. Pointless spending more than it is worth on some sock/sleeve binder type storage system as well.

Oh, BD is probably the last format we'll have
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Oh, BD is probably the last format we'll have
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I used Film Vault years back - http://www.filmvault.co.uk - to get rid of my 200+ DVDs, but they're on a current hiatus due to the owner passing away recently (really nice bloke to deal with he was too).
Oh that's a shame. I used them several times and always spoke to a nice chap, I think his name was Steven. Is it him I wonder? Always a great company to deal with, I seemed to get much better offers from them than elsewhere, not sure if anything's changed in recent times though, what with plenty of competition.
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If I was happy to buy a movie in the first place, not sure why you'd want to dump them for 30p each.
Like a lot of people I went berserk & bought tons of DVD's for films I didn't even like that much, & DVD's weren't cheap then (Blu's are costing me a lot less, usually £6-£8). I've learned my lesson (& have a lot less money these days). I have a small Blu-ray collection now, but films that I really like.
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