Selling your used DVDs and CDs is a great way to make easy cash while minimizing the clutter in your home.
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Where to sell your DVDs 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you go to the mall, you have probably visited a FYE (For Your Entertainment) store at least once. Enter the barcodes to get a quote and FYE will provide you a shipping credit after your items are received.
After receiving and approving your movies, FYE will pay you electronically with PayPal or by mailing a paper check.
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.
Half.com is eBay’s alternative to Amazon. All listings are from third-party sellers, and you can sell any DVD from acceptable condition to brand new.
Listing on Half is another good option for the DVDs you wish to sell that don’t meet the trade-in conditions of the other sites mentioned in this article. For example, your disk or packaging may have too many flaws or you simply never took a DVD out of the shrink wrap.
It’s also worth looking into Half because their commissions and fees can be lower than Amazon. (But you might not get as large of a shipping credit as you would from Amazon.)
You will need to crunch the numbers to see if selling on Amazon or Half will give you a better deal.
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.
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.
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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
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.