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    • Wobblydeb
    • By Wobblydeb 15th Nov 11, 9:39 AM
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    Where's the best place to sell DVDs?
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    • 15th Nov 11, 9:39 AM
    Where's the best place to sell DVDs? 15th Nov 11 at 9:39 AM
    I'm hoping you lovely people can help.

    I've got a bunch of DVDs that I've watched once and would happily sell, but cannot seem to find the best place. They're run of the mill so will only be worth a couple of quid at best.

    I sold one on Amazon for £1.15 + postage, but found after Amazon took their chunk, and I paid for (second class) postage, I was left with 27p. I'd rather keep them than let them go for that.

    Is there anywhere I can pocket at least £1 for each DVD?
    I've got a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.
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  • gmang
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    • 15th Nov 11, 9:40 AM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 9:40 AM
    eBay? I usually get more than that for old DVDs. Worth waiting for one of their regular free-listings days.
    • Wobblydeb
    • By Wobblydeb 15th Nov 11, 9:43 AM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 9:43 AM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 9:43 AM
    eBay? I usually get more than that for old DVDs. Worth waiting for one of their regular free-listings days.
    Originally posted by gmang
    I put a few up last weekend, starting at 99p (so didn't need to wait for a free-listing day) and none of them sold
    I've got a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.
    • midnight express
    • By midnight express 15th Nov 11, 11:35 AM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 11:35 AM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 11:35 AM
    You can look at completed listings on ebay to see which dvs sell and for how much. Most don't sell these days but the odd one might be worth something.You might have more luck selling them as a job lot.
    • rachie_2011
    • By rachie_2011 15th Nov 11, 12:58 PM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 12:58 PM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 12:58 PM
    You could always do a 'job lot' listing where you advertise your eBay listing as a random selection of DVDs, but make sure you list some of the DVDs that you are going to include in the box! I've seen people do that on eBay with DVDs and also CD albums. Again, you won't make a huge amount of money out of it, but some thing is better than nothing I guess.

    If you work also, do you have a notice board you could list your DVDs for sale with a price next to each title? People could then contact you if they were interested.
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    • rachie_2011
    • By rachie_2011 15th Nov 11, 1:01 PM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 1:01 PM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 1:01 PM
    Example... as I didn't explain myself very well!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Job-lot-DVDS-/200672976971?pt=UK_WSJL_Wholesale_GL&hash=item2eb9 0aa04b#ht_5064wt_881
    Work in progress... £2,784.43/£5,825.79
  • georgewilliams888
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    • 15th Nov 11, 3:38 PM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 3:38 PM
    ebay for me, but boot sale if you want way to unload them. But its winter now.. decision.. decisions..
  • GAH
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    • 15th Nov 11, 4:27 PM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 4:27 PM
    Ebay is a hassle and not worth the time and effort for what you get back. The price of DVD's new makes second hand ones worth virtually nothing.

    Boot Sale is def best place just to offload them, but you won't find any outdoor ones this time of year.
    • Wobblydeb
    • By Wobblydeb 15th Nov 11, 6:14 PM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 6:14 PM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 6:14 PM
    Thanks everyone for the good ideas - I'm quite liking the job lot idea. I reckon I could do a good chick flick set which would make a good pressie!
    I've got a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.
  • MADDIELAW
    Hi

    Was wondering if you had tried CEX. They take DVD's and PS3, Xbox games etc.
    • gastronomix
    • By gastronomix 15th Nov 11, 7:44 PM
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    If you are prepared to exchange rather than get cash you could try an independant, presuming one available to you. They may offer comparatively little per disc but a better exchange rate, allowing you to choose other items.
    • patman99
    • By patman99 15th Nov 11, 8:45 PM
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    Don't forget Play.com. Their fee structure is much easier to understand.
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  • mbugle
    If you have something in mind you want to buy, you may be better trading them in at something like cash converters of blockbusters. They will probably give you the best return on your money, whilst allowing you to contribute towards something else.

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    • patman99
    • By patman99 17th Nov 11, 10:50 PM
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    Cashcon tend to sell DVDs for £2-3 and buy them in at no more than 75p. Try listing the same ones on Amazon and Play. Whichever sells first, cancel the listing on the other.
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    • blue_haddock
    • By blue_haddock 17th Nov 11, 10:55 PM
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    does music magpie take DVD's?
    Cover me in honey and fling me to the hermaphrodites!
    • jumbojuice
    • By jumbojuice 17th Nov 11, 11:30 PM
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    yes they do - theres plenty of alternatives now too

    Try the following

    www.musicmagpie.co.uk
    www.cashbee.co.uk
    www.webuydvds.co.uk
    www.tradeyourstuff.co.uk
  • VJW87
    I've listed a few DVDs on Amazon at 1p as that's the going rate (I generally find I profit from p&p), if after a week or so they don't sell, they're going in a pile for MusicMagpie or similar because I can get 30p or something for the ones Amazon are listing for 1p.
    November £5 a day challenge: £223.16/£150
    December £10 a day challenge: £279.00/£310
    Started comping too - no luck yet!

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  • jcst104
    have you looken at zapper. com, hope they are ligit as I have just posted a load off to them, they can me a better price on some dvds. Did take ages searching through all the sites and comparing what they were offering but worth it now I have got rid of them and hopefully a load of cash!!
    I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
    -E.E. Cummings
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 18th Nov 11, 5:23 PM
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    Boot Sale is def best place just to offload them, but you won't find any outdoor ones this time of year.
    Originally posted by GAH
    There are still several outdoor boot sales being held in my area. Some advertise as open all year.
  • Squidge123
    Do you have a CEX near you? You can go onto their site and they'll tell you how much they'll pay for each dvd before you go in.
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