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

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Selling your used DVDs 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 old DVDs, so we did the research to find you the best options.

COMPANYKEY FEATURES
DecluttrGreat for selling multiple items at once
Eagle SaverQuick payment once products received
EbayEasy option if you already have an account

Where to Sell DVDs, Blu-Rays and CDs

Whether your DVD 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 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.

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.

Compatible with: Android and IOS

Trustpilot score: 4.6/5

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 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.

Compatible with: Android and IOS

Trustpilot Score: 4.6/5

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 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.

Trustpilot score: 3.8/5

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.

Trustpilot Score: 3.7/5

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, or you can sell it for higher than trade-in value.

You will get the most money for items that are in really good condition.

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. Also, you can get paid in an Amazon gift card if you would rather get credit instead of cash.

6. 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.

The cool thing about eBay is that you can sell your DVD collection in bulk. For instance, if you wanted to sell 100 DVDs, you can create one listing instead of 100 separate listings. You probably won’t make the most money going this route, however, it will be a lot less of a hassle.

Note: When you sell items on eBay you want to factor in the potential shipping costs in to the price.

For instance, if you sell a single DVD for $3.00 and the shipping is $3.00 then it might not be worth it. In this case, wait to have a garage sale and sell it there instead.

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

Where to Sell DVD’s Near Me?

Want to sell your DVD collection near you? Here are some great options so that you dont have to hassle with shipping.

7. 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.

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, than the risk is worth not having to wait around.

Buyers can also pay with a debit card in Facebook if you prefer digital payments. There are no fees for debit card payments and you can have quicker access to your funds.

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 meetup spot, and they pay you in cash on the spot.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

FAQs

Where can I sell used DVDs?

You can sell used DVDs at local buyback stores such as used bookstores or using a local marketplace app like OfferUp or Facebook Marketplace. Selling DVDs online is possible as you can ship items to buyback vendors or can try getting more cash by finding a buyer on eBay or Amazon.

How can I sell DVDs for cash?

If selling online, you can scan the DVD barcodes to get a buyback price before mailing your DVDs using a free shipping label. Selling locally can be better as you avoid shipping fees by selling your items at a local store or listing them on a marketplace app where you arrange a pickup time with the buyer.

Where can I sell Blu-ray DVDs?

Most local stores and online vendors that accepts standard DVDs likely accept Blu-ray DVDs too. If you can’t find a buyback vendor, you can sell them yourself using apps like eBay, OfferUp, Facebook and Craigslist.

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 a collectible edition. Complete TV or movie series can sell for more, including up to $100.

Are there any fees to sell used DVDs?

You will pay fees if you sell 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 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.

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Comments

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

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

    • You’re welcome! 🙂

    • 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!

      • 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.

      • 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.

  2. 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?

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

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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?

    • 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!

      • 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.

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

  7. 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.

    • 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. 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.

    • Thanks for the update!

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

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

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

  11. 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.

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

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

      • 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!

  12. What is the best online site to sell your stuff?

    • 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. 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.

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

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

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

    • 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. 🙂

  16. 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.

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

  17. 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.

    • 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. 🙂

  18. 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.

    • That’s great! I’m glad it worked out!

  19. 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.

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

    • 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! 🙂

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

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

    • Thanks for the suggestion!

  23. 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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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