12 Best Places to Sell Used DVDs (As Well as Blu-Rays and CDs)

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Selling your used DVDs and CDs is a great way to make easy cash while minimizing the clutter in your home.

There are many places where you can sell items like DVDs, so we did the research to find you the best options.

Where to sell your DVDs, Blu-Rays and CDs

Whether your collection has new releases or timeless classics, it’s possible to make money without taking up too much of your time.

1. Decluttr

Decluttr allows you to sell your used DVDs and Blu-Ray movies for cash. And, they will even buy your used cell phones, tablets, video game consoles, and textbooks.

To get started selling your DVDs, you enter the barcode for the items you wish to sell and ship them for free.

When you choose to be paid with PayPal or direct deposit, you can receive payment the next day. Otherwise, Decluttr will mail you a paper check.

If you want to sell on the go, it’s also possible to sell your movies using Decluttr’s mobile app. All you have to do is scan the barcode to begin the listing process.

2. SecondSpin

SecondSpin will accept almost any DVD title as long as it is a Region 1 or Region Free/All disc. Also, the artwork and disk need to be in good condition with minimal writing or stickers so you can receive full price.

You can see how much the potential trade-in value by typing in the movie name or barcode into their web browser. They will even reimburse you for shipping once they accept your items!

You have the choice to get paid with store credit, PayPal, or with a paper check. If you live near a SecondSpin store, you can also sell your DVDs, music, and games in person too.

SecondSpin also appears to accept more titles than some of the other DVD buyback services.

3. Eagle Saver

You can sell new or like new DVDs and Blu-Rays at Eagle Saver. Just enter the 12-digit barcode listed under the UPC barcode to receive an instant quote for each movie you wish to sell.

It’s even possible to sell movie or TV series with Eagle Saver.

Shipping the DVDs is free as Eagle Saver accepts USPS and FedEx shipments. Once your titles are received, you will be paid the next day via PayPal or paper check.

Another perk of selling with Eagle Saver is that they have free return shipping for any movies they decide not to purchase from you if they do not meet their quality standards.

4. Bonavendi

Bonavendi has a slightly different take on the selling process as they compare the prices from 20 different buyback vendors. This price search engine can be the quickest way to capture the best price for your collection.

You can start comparing prices by entering each barcode number individually or scanning the barcodes with their mobile app. After getting the quotes for each DVD, you choose the vendor(s) that you want to use.

The individual vendor will pay you per their policy once the movies are received.

5. Sell DVDs Online

Sell DVDs Online will buy your DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs, games, and video game consoles. You will receive a quote when you enter the UPC barcode into the website box.

DVDs need to be in good playing condition, and neither the case nor disc can have scratches, chips, or missing pieces. Shipping is free and Sell DVDs Online will initiate payment within three days of receiving your package.

You can be paid by PayPal or paper check.

While other vendors have similar policies, Sell DVDs Online will not accept brand-new movies that are still in their original packaging.

They cannot verify that a brand-new movie hasn’t been stolen and the prospective seller is trying to make a quick buck.

6. Amazon

You have a couple of different selling options with Amazon. The most lucrative option is to list your DVDs as a third-party listing. Unlike the DVD buyback services, you don’t get paid until your movie is purchased and you mail it to the buyer.

Although Amazon will keep a portion of the sale price as a commission, you might be able to earn more money for DVDs that don’t meet the quality guidelines of the buyback vendors, or you can sell it for higher than trade-in value.

A second option is to trade-in your DVD or Blu-Ray to Amazon. This isn’t always the most cost-effective option as Amazon’s trade-in value can be significantly lower than if you sold the title yourself.

Payment is instant meaning you get cash as soon as Amazon receives your DVDs and you don’t have to deal with the hassle of listing and waiting for a buyer to come along.

7. eBay

If you want to sell your DVDs to the highest bidder, why not auction them off on eBay? You will need to provide your product pictures and item descriptions, but this can be an excellent way to sell items individually or as a bundle.

And, you get to choose the starting bid and shipping fees. In addition to auction listings, you can also offer “Buy It Now” prices too.

8. Facebook

If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of shipping your DVDs and waiting to receive a payment, you can also sell them locally with a Facebook buy and sell group.

Listing is free, and you get paid once you meet the buyer in person. Just make sure to read the group guidelines to ensure you can sell all your DVDs.

9. Craigslist

Another tried and true method is to sell your used DVDs on Craigslist. Whether you have a single movie, a single TV show season, or the complete series of a film or TV franchise, it will sell on Craigslist or a Craigslist alternative such as Letgo.

As with Facebook, listing each movie is free, and you get to keep all the profit. All you need to do is meet the buyer at a designated meetup spot, and they pay you in cash on the spot.

10. Pawn Shops

Another option to sell DVDs locally is to visit your neighborhood pawn shop. To sell your DVDs to a pawn shop, just take them to the location and their staff will review your collection and offer you a price.

If you accept the price, they will give you cash, and they will sell the DVDs in their store. Being aware of the online trade-in values can help you negotiate the best price.

If you don’t like their offer, you can sell them yourself to earn more money.

11. Used Bookstores

Another option is to visit your local used bookstore. In addition to buying used books, many will also accept movies and video games.

The amount you will get paid depends on the local demand for the DVDs you wish to sell.

To maximize your profit, you might consider selling your DVDs for store credit as most bookstores give a better rate when sellers don’t want cash.

12. Have a Yard Sale

If you want to sell your DVDs without leaving your house, another option is to have a yard sale. Advertising your sale on a local yard sale app will increase the exposure to die-hard buyers who are planning their weekend route.

If you have a few valuable DVDs to sell, be sure to mention them in the listing to also generate more interest in your sale.

Having a yard sale can also be the most tedious option to sell DVDs as you will need to be on-site to complete the sale, possibly haggle with potential buyers that want to pay less than your asking price, and there’s no guarantee your movies will sell.

If you have the time and the real estate, it can be more cost-effective than burning gas to drive across town to meet a Craigslist buyer or see what your local pawn shop will offer.

Summary

You can sell your used DVDs online or locally. If you decide to sell online, most merchants will offer free shipping and pay you quickly after receiving the shipment.

Another option is to sell locally by advertising on a local classified app or visiting a store that buys used DVDs.

No matter what option you choose, be sure you compare prices to get paid top dollar.

Have you ever sold used DVDs? If so, how did you sell them? Feel free to share your experience in the comments section.

47 COMMENTS

47 responses to “12 Best Places to Sell Used DVDs (As Well as Blu-Rays and CDs)”

  1. Marlo says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for publishing this information.

    • Josh Patoka says:

      You’re very welcome! We are happy to help!

    • Deacon says:

      You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

    • Ray Jones says:

      Not welcome, all options are online and not local – unless you go to your bookstore, which won’t take things they don’t like. Furthermore, you forgot to mention Amoeba Music in Hollywood, which would take your movies!

      • Josh Patoka says:

        Amoeba sounds like a great place! There are more selling options online since you can reach more potential buyers. From our own used media that we sell, we have more success online than in-person because our local stores have minimal demand compared to some of the other brick-and-mortars on this list.

  2. John Picone says:

    This is truly helpful information! Thank you! I have more than 1,000 DVDs to sell. I need a company with a bar-code scanning option. I like DeCluttr and Bonavendi. But, can I engage them if I live in Canada?

    • Josh Patoka says:

      That’s quite a collection! I wish I had known of the barcode scanning apps when we trimmed our collection down a few months ago. It appears Decluttr only works in the U.S. and U.K. I’m not sure about Bonavendi. I guess it doesn’t hurt to try selling one item first, just to see.

      Happy selling!

  3. Jane says:

    Where is the bar code or what is the bar code?

    • Josh Patoka says:

      It’s the UPC code that the cashier scans when you checkout. Not every product has one of these, so you next have to look for a serial number.

  4. Pam Ellis says:

    What if I don’t have the cases to my CD’s? I have them in a book.
    Thanks.

    • Josh Patoka says:

      You’ll probably have to sell them on eBay. I ran into the same issue from my college collection.
      The FAQs sections for the different website usually tell their policy about loose discs.

    • Deacon says:

      I’m not sure! You’d have to check and see if they’d accept them without cases.

  5. Judy Cerrato says:

    We have over 200 DVD’s and I would like to sell them locally. My zipcode is 28105.

  6. George Papageorgiou says:

    I live in Athens, Greece. I’d like to sell 5,000 CD’s and 1,500 DVD’s. Which company of those you mentioned accepts this kind of offer?

    • Deacon says:

      The best way to find that out is to either check their policies or ask them directly through the contact information on each individual website. Since each company is different, some may be willing to accept a large amount of items and others may not. Good luck!

  7. Rosetta Kilby says:

    I just spent hours scanning everything on Bonavendi only to find out you have to finish on a computer! What good is the mobile app, then? I do not have a computer.

    • Deacon says:

      I’m sorry to hear that you feel like you wasted your time scanning when you don’t have a computer to finish. I did not see anything about that on their site. If you haven’t contacted them to ask about it, I would certainly do so.

  8. Derrick Deane says:

    Here’s an update on the vendors listed here:

    Sell DVDs Online is partnered with Decluttr now. FYE is partnered with Second Spin. Eagle Saver requires a $1.50 per item value for them to accept your order. All of the new DVDs that I scanned averaged around 30 cents per unit.

  9. Lester says:

    Which one did you use personally to clean out your collection?

  10. Susie Green says:

    Eagle Saver is a scam. Everyone should stay away from that site. They do not pay!

  11. Lisa Reichard says:

    Beware – Decluttr offers you average of $.20 per DVD for the first 5 items added to your cart then drops their offer to $.05 and $.10 for all additional regardless of the title. To test my theory, my husband scanned the DVD’s with lower offers in his cart and received higher offers for the same DVD’s I had just scanned. After 5 items, his offers dropped once again. You need a minimum of 10 as well so you can’t just send in the high 5 offers. SecondSpin offered much higher prices and did not drop their offers after a certain number was attained in your cart. They also accepted a lot more titles that Decluttr did not want. I ended up going with SecondSpin even though I had to pay the initial $5 media mail shipping that they refund after they receive the DVD’s.

  12. Micheal Pearce says:

    What is the best online site to sell your stuff?

    • Deacon says:

      It depends on what you’re selling. I would start by going to the sites you are interested in and see how much other people are getting for items similar to what you want to sell. For DVD’s, etc., check out the links in this post. Good luck!

  13. robynmae says:

    This article and all the feedback and comments have saved me time and, I’m sure, a few headaches. Here’s a big thank you to all involved.

  14. Angel says:

    Is there any online company that will buy discs in sleeves rather then the original box?

    • Deacon says:

      The best way to find that out is through a little research on your end. Check each of the sites you are interested in to see what their policies, terms, and conditions say. If that doesn’t answer the question, also look at FAQ’s or contact them directly to ask through the contact information on their site. I wish you luck in getting your stuff sold.

  15. Shirley says:

    Does Music Magpie in the UK buy from the USA?

    • Deacon says:

      To find that out, go to their website and see if it says anything about that. If you can’t find the information anywhere, you could always contact them directly and ask. πŸ™‚

  16. Mary E says:

    I also had problems with Eagle Saver. They rejected a blu-ray set of mine stating that the story book in the set was missing. I emailed them letting them know that this must have been an error, since the book was connected to the blu-ray case (the book was the blu-ray case with the blu-ray and DVD snapped in the back.)

    They email me that they would look into it and get back to me. They never did. Their phone always goes straight to voice mail. I made a complaint with the BBB, but right now it looks like they are choosing not to respond again.

    So, now they have my blu-ray set, and it appears I won’t get paid anything for it. Next time, I am going to try eBay.

  17. Steven-M says:

    This article should be updated. Half.com no longer exists (I used to sell there years ago but there was a ridiculous hike in the fees they were charging sellers, so I removed all my listings. When I went to log back into my account a year or so ago, I discovered it and the website no longer existed). Additionally, Amazon.com no longer accepts dvds/blu-rays for trade-in. When you go to the trade-in link and type in the name or barcode of a movie, nothing comes up. The trade-in button has also been removed from all DVD and Bluray listings. I believe a few people have also mentioned this in the Amazon seller forums as well. Sellers on the site have mixed feelings about it. Removing the trade-in option makes it pretty likely that many more people will open seller accounts to unload a few items and these casual or amateur sellers (who are apt to price things very low to move them) will be in direct competition with folks who make all, or part, of their living selling on Amazon.

    • Deacon says:

      Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all of the changes that happen! We appreciate our readers letting us know. πŸ™‚

  18. Mary E says:

    I would like to update my reply from yesterday. After getting my response from the BBB 10 days ago, Eagle Saver did finally send me payment via PayPal today.

  19. >Eric H. Sanders says:

    I have over 1,500 CD’s in good condition, out of jewel cases, but in sleeves and CD albums. I will negotiate quantity over price for the entire collection.

    • Deacon says:

      Posting that here won’t help you. You need to use the links in the post to help you sell your CD’s. I hope you are able to sell them.

  20. Eve Totin says:

    Does anyone know where I can sell box games like Monopoly, Clue, etc?

    • Deacon says:

      We have a post on this site titled, “28 Sites Like eBay to Sell Your Stuff Online”. One or more of these might help you to get your stuff sold. Before you list, check to see if they have similar items, or games in this case, and how much they are being sold for. That may help you decide which site to list them on. Of course, you could always try eBay or sell them at a garage sale or a buy and sell Facebook page in your community or general area. Good luck getting your stuff sold! πŸ™‚

  21. George says:

    Where is best place to sell stereo equiptment, I have some VHS to Disc recorders, tuners?

    • Deacon says:

      Hey George, you can check some of these sites and see if you can also make some money from your stereo equipment. Some of the sites won’t buy back equipment, just the DVDS and other like items. However, sites like Facebook and Craigslist, you can list whatever you want! Best of luck!

  22. James says:

    Good list. Check out Dusty Groove to sell the weird stuff.

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