If you have old CDs and DVDs lying around gathering dust that you want to get rid of, it can be difficult knowing where to start.
Fortunately, it’s never been easier to sell old CD and DVD collections online, with plenty of reselling websites to choose from.
Here’s a round-up of the best websites and apps you can use to flog your CDs and DVDs from the comfort of your own home.
The best websites and apps for selling quickly
If you’re selling an old pile of DVDs or CDs that have been taking up space for ages, you may not be bothered about getting the maximum price. It may be that you simply want a quick sale. If so, the following websites may be the right option, as they simply value your CDs and DVDs and buy them from you directly, meaning you are almost guaranteed a quick sale.
Musicmagpie is one of the quickest and easiest services for selling unwanted CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and even computer games.
All you have to do is enter the barcode number from your item on the website to find out how much you’ll get for it, or download the app and scan the barcode directly. If you’re happy with the price, you simply post your item or items off to the address provided and receive the cash the same day your items are received via bank transfer or PayPal.
Musicmagpie is probably your best option if your main aim is to declutter and get rid of your discs as quickly as possible. They will buy any disc from you as long as it comes in the box with no damage, so you are guaranteed a sale and don’t have to worry about waiting for a buyer.
Ziffit is a good alternative to Musicmagpie that functions in much the same way. Again, you simply need to type in or scan the barcode from your item for an instant price. If you’re happy with the price given to you, you can either use Ziffit’s free courier service or one of their drop-off points to send your items.
The best websites and apps for getting a good price
If you’re keen to get the best price possible, and willing to put some effort into achieving this, you might be better off listing your discs on one of the following reselling sites.
Ebay is one of the most popular online marketplaces, and you can sell just about anything there, including CDs and DVDs. Plenty of people are happy to buy an item second hand – just make sure you’re honest about its condition.
Ebay doesn’t charge for listing items, unless you manage to list over 1,000 in a month, though it does charge a fee of 12.8% of the total value of the order (item cost plus shipping) when you make a sale, plus a fixed 30p charge.
High quality DVDs and Blu-Rays tend to sell very well on Amazon Marketplace, as this is usually the first place people look when buying DVDs online. Lots of people will be more than happy to buy second hand, especially if the condition is good as new. This makes the site a great way to shift a popular film or series that has been sitting unwatched on your shelf in perfectly good condition.
Amazon charges 75p per item sold, plus a small percentage fee – for DVDs, for example, this is 15.3%.
Discogs is an online database and marketplace where users can sell CDs (as well as cassette tapes and vinyl) to other members. The site is popular with music enthusiasts, so if you have a particularly obscure or valuable item, you might be more likely to fetch the price you have in mind.
Since the website doubles as a music database, you can also see how much other people have sold or are currently selling the same album for, to get an idea of how much you can charge for it.
LIsting an item there is free, though the site charges a fee of 8% of the item’s price when you make a sale.
If you have lots of things besides CDs and DVDs that need getting rid of, check out our guides How to make money from your clutter and 5 tips for downsizing your belongings to find out the best ways to convert your clutter into cash.
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