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What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 11/10/2012 1:19:40 PM   
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I was about to list on Ebay as I do every couple of years but, even though I've been with them for more than a decade and my details are unchanged, they know have seller limits and can't guarantee when they will be lifted. It seems a site geared more to business sellers now - but I'm selling my own DVDs with a semi-regular clearout.

So is there anything out there? I have a lot of foreign stuff so many of mine wouldn't go for a a pound or so and I think it's generally worth listing them for auction. I don't have one of those converter shops local that I've seen mentioned before (I forget the name).

I'm assuming there still isn't a viable alternative to Ebay out there? I tried Amazon once but didn't really rate the experience- things just hanging around for ages was a bit pointless.


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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 11/10/2012 1:33:37 PM   
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Alas, the Bay is probably the best bet and, yes, you will make a loss on some and make a profit on others.

If you have any DVD or video game shops near you (like Pink Planet, some branches of Blockbuster etc etc) who offer to buy your stuff or give you store credit, that might be good. You could also try Music Magpie - www.musicmagpie.co.uk - but they seem to be more interested in CDs and games than DVDs (although they DO take DVDs). The only problem with these is that they probably won't accept everything, whereas on eBay nine times out of ten there is a buyer for any old piece of shit you put on there.

A combo of two or all of the above may work best for you.

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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 11/10/2012 2:52:48 PM   
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I was thinking of using Fopp for some of the ones I'd be lucky not to lose out on in terms of fees for - I think that works a bit like Blockbuster store credit.

I was selling some other things - old collectables like LOTR stuff I've had for over a decade and I really just need to clear out. That looks to be harder if Ebay won't up the limits.


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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 11/10/2012 4:32:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

I was about to list on Ebay as I do every couple of years but, even though I've been with them for more than a decade and my details are unchanged, they know have seller limits and can't guarantee when they will be lifted. It seems a site geared more to business sellers now - but I'm selling my own DVDs with a semi-regular clearout.

So is there anything out there? I have a lot of foreign stuff so many of mine wouldn't go for a a pound or so and I think it's generally worth listing them for auction. I don't have one of those converter shops local that I've seen mentioned before (I forget the name).

I'm assuming there still isn't a viable alternative to Ebay out there? I tried Amazon once but didn't really rate the experience- things just hanging around for ages was a bit pointless.


If they're very common dvds, HMV are doing an offer where you can trade in any DVD (or CD) for 1.

Otherwise, CEX is the way to go. You can check out what prices you'll get on their website:

http://uk.webuy.com

Just type in the DVD name in the search box and you'll get info on how much store credit or cash they'll offer for it.

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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 11/10/2012 7:26:41 PM   
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At their prices I'd rather hand them to a charity shop. 

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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 11/10/2012 10:06:47 PM   
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Their fees are high, but Amazon Marketplace can be good for selling DVDs etc.

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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 12/10/2012 5:58:42 AM   
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Do you have any decent markets with DVD stalls nearby? If they advertise that they buy DVDs you can sometimes get a very good price.

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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 12/10/2012 9:51:39 AM   
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Not really I'm afraid.

It's more than just the DVDs though. Over the last decade or so there have been so many attempts to replicate Ebay - they seem to have either hit the dust or specialise.


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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 12/10/2012 10:13:38 AM   
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I've used musicmagpie before, and they seemed to take anything with a valid barcode.  They also pay postage and are pretty quick at getting the cheque out.  The negative side is that they don't tend to offer a lot for the discs, we're generally talking pence rather than pounds, even for blu ray - I got about 60 for about 15 blu rays and 30 DVDs (including some box sets).

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RE: What is currently the best way to get rid of old DVDs? - 12/10/2012 10:20:02 AM   
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I think it's fairly unlikely I'll use any of these trade in dealers - it wasn't really glib above. If I've got any I wouldn't list separately it'll probably be Fopp or a charity shop just to free up the space.

It's really more online auction options. But I'm guessing the lack of feedback on those is what I thought in the first post - there really aren't any alternatives. Particularly to get international exposure - I've managed to sell to the likes of the US and Japan when I've gotten rid of a couple of collectibles before.


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