Selling old DVDs

We have hundreds of DVDs that we never use / watch anymore and want to sell them using a service like Music Magpie. However, I’ve downloaded 5 or 6 apps of well known companies who buy them and with the very occasional exception, every DVD we scan is being rejected by every company. The vast majority of these are well known movies/box sets etc. 

Is there a reason for this does anyone know? Are none of these companies actually buying DVDs anymore? I did wonder if it was a temporary thing due to COVID-19 but it’s odd that the occasional one is getting accepted. 

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  • soolin
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    edited 16 May 2020 at 4:04PM
    Mahsroh said:
    We have hundreds of DVDs that we never use / watch anymore and want to sell them using a service like Music Magpie. However, I’ve downloaded 5 or 6 apps of well known companies who buy them and with the very occasional exception, every DVD we scan is being rejected by every company. The vast majority of these are well known movies/box sets etc. 

    Is there a reason for this does anyone know? Are none of these companies actually buying DVDs anymore? I did wonder if it was a temporary thing due to COVID-19 but it’s odd that the occasional one is getting accepted. 
    It’s a rare DVD that’s worth anything any more unfortunately. I’m currently clearing a lot of clutter and giving stuff away for free and most people enquiring about my car boot lots are asking me not to include any DVDs or books in the free bags as they can’t do anything with them. 
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  • Mahsroh
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    Thanks. I suspected this may the the case.l Guess we’ll just sell the few that we are being offered money for to music magpie or similar and just get rid of the rest. 
  • PrudentPeter
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    I sold DVDs to Music Magpie about 5 years ago and they were only worth about 50p then, times have moved on quite drastically since then. I certainly no longer buy DVDs, let alone ones that are probably on streaming services for free and even if that specific one isn't, there are hundreds of others to choose from.
  • Mahsroh
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    Thanks everyone. In the end Ziffit offered us around £50 but this mainly covered box sets and the like but most movies etc they wouldn't take, neither would any of the other similar companies like Music Magpie. In the end we offered them to neighbours FOC and about half were taken. The remainder went to charity. 
    Still, £50 is better than nothing and it means we've got rid of a load of clutter. 
  • droopsnoot
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    Last time I was earwigging in Cash Converters, they were paying 1p per DVD, because they have so many.
  • darrend2812
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    As a rule of thumb, If you are getting anything over 50p from the likes of Music magpie or equivalent, it is probably worth selling it yourself on Ebay. That's what I do anyway :) 
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