12 Places to Sell Used DVDs For Cash

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Selling your DVDs is a great way to make easy cash while minimizing the clutter in your home. There are many places to sell DVDs, so we have done the research to find you the best options.

Where to Sell DVDs

Whether your DVD collection has new releases or timeless classics, it’s possible to make money without wasting too much time. Here are the best places to sell your DVDs for cash.

1. Decluttr

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Decluttr is one of the easiest ways to sell your used DVDs and Blu-Ray movies for cash. And they will even buy your old 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. They will provide you with a shipping label at no cost to you.

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.

Read our full Decluttr Review.

2. 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 movies 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.

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

You can get paid by PayPal or paper check.

4. Bonavendi

Bonavendi has a slightly different take on the selling process as they provide a price comparison 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. 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. You will get the most money for items in really good condition.

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.

6. eBay

dvds on ebay for sale

If you want to sell your DVDs to the highest bidder, one of the best places to sell DVDs is 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.

The cool thing about eBay is that you can sell your DVD collection in bulk. For instance, if you want to sell 100 DVDs, you can create one listing instead of 100 separate listings.

Lastly, it is worth saying that eBay is one of the only places to sell your old VHS tapes. So you might also want to sell those if you choose this option.

7. Facebook Marketplace

If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of shipping your DVDs and waiting for 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.

I have a friend who has sold a ton of stuff on Facebook Marketplace, and she does what is called Porch Pickup. This is where she just leaves the item on her porch, and the buyer leaves the cash under the doormat.

I wouldn’t do this for a high-value item, but if it is a $5 DVD, the risk is worth not waiting around.

8. Craigslist

Another tried-and-true method for selling used DVDs is 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 OfferUp.

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 meet-up spot, and they pay you in cash on the spot.

9. Local Bookstores

dvds at bookstore

Another option is to visit local used bookstores. 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.

Learn More: 18 Best Places to Sell Your Used Electronics

10. 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.

11. FYE

FYE is a retailer specializing in everything pop culture and entertainment, and that includes movies.

While FYE doesn’t currently purchase DVDs for sale online, many of their physical store locations do. Visit your local store for an in-person appraisal!

12. OfferUp

OfferUp is one of the best places to sell DVDs. It is a free app specializing in selling used items of all categories. It is usually free to buy and sell DVDs, except for certain shipped items and transactions.

All you need to do is snap a picture of your movie and post it on the site or in-app. Buyers will search items by category and message you if interested!

Read our full OfferUp review.

Tips for Selling DVDs

There are several options for selling your used DVDs, so it can be tricky to find the best deal. Use these few tips and tricks to ensure you can sell your items quickly for a price you’re happy with.

Maintain Original Packaging

Original packaging is more appealing for private buyers and helps online buyback retail stores feel more confident about the condition of your DVD. When you purchase movies, keep the original DVD case to increase the value of your movie when you resell it.

Transparency

It is always unwise to embellish the condition of an item you’re selling. It’s misleading and will almost always result in an unhappy customer, a return, or disqualification. Be honest about the condition of your DVD so the buyer knows exactly what they’re getting.

Take Advantage of Free Shipping

No one wants to reduce their earnings by paying for shipping, and most retailers will cover the cost of shipping. If it is a private transaction, collaborate with the buyer for a public meet-up location.

Price Comparison

As you can see from the list above, you have many options to sell your used DVDs. Don’t be afraid to get quotes from multiple retailers to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions about selling DVDs.

Where can I sell used DVDs for the most money?

You can sell used DVDs on an app like OfferUp or Facebook Marketplace to get the most cash as you don’t have to pay fees.

How much can you sell used DVDs for?

Most single-movie DVDs in used condition sell for between $1 and $10. Unopened DVDs can sell for as much as $20 if they are recent releases or collectible editions. Complete TV or movie series can sell for more, including up to $100.

Are there any fees when selling used DVDs?

You will pay fees if you sell your DVDs on eBay or Amazon. The eBay seller fees are approximately 13% of the final sales price plus shipping charges. There are no fees if you use a buyback vendor like Decluttr or sell locally.

Summary

You can sell your used DVDs online or locally. If you decide to sell online, most merchants offer free shipping and pay you quick cash 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 your choice, compare prices to get paid top dollar.

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58 Comments

  1. Silverwise says:

    What I’m getting from this article and subsequent forum, is that used DVDs and CDs are pretty much worthless… which is a shame because the content still rules supreme. I paid 20 bucks for most of my movies and that seemed like a bargain because we could watch them multiple times. Well, that great entertainment is still housed in those discs.
    Maybe there are ways to trade DVDs with other movie lovers.
    Maybe there are creative ways to donate these movies. Senior centers, libraries or the like.
    I have over a thousand titles and I’m wondering if I should just hang on to them. Do they degrade? I’m sure they do… everything does. But is there any data on the lifespan of a cared for DVD? Maybe I’ll make a sculpture out of them. Some people use them as reflectors on bicycles.

  2. Amazon will no longer let you sell CDs on their site unless you can provide them with a list of the prices you paid for the CDs.

  3. Catherine Carter says:

    I found that both declutter and second spin prices vary. Some titles that declutter didn’t want second spin did. And one title declutter offered 4.00 and second spin offered 22.50. Also declutter also took some titles that second spin didn’t want. I think they both work great.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience! It seems like it’s best to use both of them together to try to get the best price!

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

    1. Thanks for the suggestion!

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

    1. 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!

  6. Eve Totin says:

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

    1. 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! 🙂

  7. >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.

    1. 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.

      1. Rodney Sanders says:

        Hey I have over 1,500 DVDs movies still in great shape.will the pawnshops buy them you think.

      2. Deacon Hayes says:

        Pawns shops will likely buy the DVDs but they wont pay much. I would take out the most valuable ones and sell those individually. The sell the rest as a bulk lot on eBay as those tend to bring in decent money and reduces the hassle of shipping all of them one by one.

  8. 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.

    1. That’s great! I’m glad it worked out!

  9. 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.

    1. 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. 🙂

  10. 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.

    1. I’m sorry to hear that you had trouble with Eagle Saver. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  11. Does Music Magpie in the UK buy from the USA?

    1. 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. 🙂

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

    1. 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.

  13. 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.

    1. Thank you. We’re glad to help. 🙂

  14. Micheal Pearce says:

    What is the best online site to sell your stuff?

    1. 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!

  15. 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.

    1. Thank you for telling us and the other readers about your experience! We appreciate it!

    2. DeCluttr is a rip off. Glad to see a comment that also sees that. The rating should be 0/5 stars

      1. Jess Nardini says:

        Thanks for your feedback. It’s good to hear peoples’ personal experience so others can figure out where they can get the best deals for what they’re selling!

  16. Susie Green says:

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

    1. I am sorry you do not care for Eagle Saver. If you have had problems with them, have you contacted them about it?

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

  18. 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.

    1. Thanks for the update!

  19. 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.

    1. 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.

  20. 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?

    1. 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!

      1. Second Spin offers a bulk buy back option. Check their Site. Find bulk sell. Enter list of UPC’s and they will get back to you A.S.A.P. with a quote.

    2. Sandra Mc lean says:

      Never sold anything before how do l find out who offers the best price ? Sandra

  21. Judy Cerrato says:

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

    1. Josh Patoka says:

      You can use some of the local classifieds sites like Craigslist or Facebook.

  22. Pam Ellis says:

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

    1. 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.

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

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

    1. 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.

  24. 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?

    1. 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!

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

    1. Josh Patoka says:

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

    2. You’re welcome! 🙂

    3. 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!

      1. 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. Michael Johnson says:

        Amoeba Music are robbers! I’d rather trash my CD’s than sell them at their stores. I mean they give you practically nothin in cash. Somewhat better in trade but still not even close to a third of what the CD is worth.