Getting shut of unwanted DVD/CD'S..would you give them away?

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I've had decent success on playtrade selling my old stuff but despite my best efforts some stuff is refusing to shift :| have been looking at these places...

http://www.filmvault.co.uk/

http://www.musicmagpie.com/

With filmvault you compile your list online,send it to them and around 24 hours later they come back to you with an offer. i did it the other day and they offered me £74 for 83 dvd titles some of which were hd-dvds and one boxset :o if you accept you box them up and they come and collect via courier.

Musicmagpie,you type the barcode into their search engine and it comes back with a value..some of their offers are appalling...30p on some titles,but for some reason i'm getting offers of £2-£3 for the odd disc.with these when you accept they send you freepost labels to send them off in. it's virtually giving them away but i want rid...decisions decisions...
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Anything I would like? :D
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It sounds like a good plan to me. Any money is better than no money. I've given some DVDs away because I cannot rid of them and I hate keeping DVDs I no longer want.

Thanks for the info btw. I have a few titles that I cannot get rid of.
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How about Car-booting them?
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Interesting, may use one of them for non UK DVDs :)
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Shingster wrote:How about Car-booting them?
I find that largely a complete waste of time and people expect to pay literally pennies, plus it takes all day/morning too.
grim_tales wrote:Interesting, may use one of them for non UK DVDs :)
I imagine they're UK discs only.
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Film Vault say theyre "All Regions" but then it says your collection must be worth more than £90 to make it worth the courier coming :o
I want to get rid of the odd thing here and there but not as much as that.
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bradavon wrote:
grim_tales wrote:Interesting, may use one of them for non UK DVDs :)
I imagine they're UK discs only.
Both companies take regions 1-6.
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grim_tales wrote:Film Vault say theyre "All Regions" but then it says your collection must be worth more than £90 to make it worth the courier coming :o
That's bullshit as they have offered to collect mine for £73.anyway MusicMagpie might be better for small amounts.the majority of discs are valued at very little though.
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Might try MusicMagpie :)
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I usually dump them on my girlfriend's dad. Not that I have many DVD's that I get rid off.
I never sell them, cause the money would be peanuts, and not worth the effort, and if I can make someone happy with it, I don't need the money anyway.
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I've given musicmagpie a go, dumping R1/HK DVDs (eg Accidental Spy Universe) I have no need for.
I entered the UPC of the HK DVD and it come up as "US Import" (!)
I wanted rid of Goldeneye R1 UE but it has no UPC.
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There was 1 DVD I forgot to add, and you have to add 5 things at a time - DOH! :D
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Yi-Long wrote:I usually dump them on my girlfriend's dad. Not that I have many DVD's that I get rid off.
Me too but my Dad's girlfriend.
Yi-Long wrote:I never sell them, cause the money would be peanuts, and not worth the effort, and if I can make someone happy with it, I don't need the money anyway.
You're wrong :). Mine go between £3-10 on average. I've just listed 100 DVDs and am expecting to make £300 out of it. Not exactly peanuts.
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i've priced up 40 discs for musicmagpie...it's the hassle of packaging them up though :?
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I have loads of old jiffy bags - I'll use those :)
I managed to trade a few discs, games etc I dont want any more about 12 I think.
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grim_tales wrote:I have loads of old jiffy bags - I'll use those :)
from the website:
Please note it is very important to pack all your items in one parcel

Sod it gone for 30 odd discs for £50....if it comes off i'll get rid of some more.....£50 will buy 4-5 decent BD's hopefully :thumbs:
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Well, one of them then. I thought they say "as few as possible".
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grim_tales wrote:Well, one of them then. I thought they say "as few as possible".
it does indeed-however i've read elsewhere sending them in more than one package delays your payment.
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I may have to be selective about which boxes I use.
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bradavon wrote:
Yi-Long wrote:I usually dump them on my girlfriend's dad. Not that I have many DVD's that I get rid off.
Me too but my Dad's girlfriend.
Yi-Long wrote:I never sell them, cause the money would be peanuts, and not worth the effort, and if I can make someone happy with it, I don't need the money anyway.
You're wrong :). Mine go between £3-10 on average. I've just listed 100 DVDs and am expecting to make £300 out of it. Not exactly peanuts.
I'm not wrong (and for future reference: I'm NEVER wrong), cause a: I hardly have ANY DVD's that I want to get rid off, and b; the ones I do want to get rid off, are usually already in the bargain bin at local stores for about 2-3 bucks a piece (new).

So yeah, maybe I could make 15-25 bucks or something if I would find some stuff in my collection that I don't want anymore, but for me personally, it really isn't worth the effort, so I'd rather just give it away.
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and b; the ones I do want to get rid off, are usually already in the bargain bin at local stores for about 2-3 bucks a piece (new).
You'd be amazed how many numpties are out there. I've just sold my Matrix Trilogy HD-DVD box set for £20 on eBay.
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bradavon wrote: You'd be amazed how many numpties are out there. I've just sold my Matrix Trilogy HD-DVD box set for £20 on eBay.
i got £24 ;)
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I got £4,699!!









OK. That's a blatant lie. :oops:
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I'm selling some stuff on Ebay I upgraded to the BD's of, and an old CD I already have a copy of.
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