What do YOU do with DVDs you no longer want?

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  1. Mitch Stevens

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    With a little bit over 400 DVDs so far, my collection of DVDs that I no longer want (either because I hate the movie and I bought it blind, or because I upgraded to a special edition) is almost up to 40. I tried selling them on ebay, and on the selling/trading thread here at the HTF, but that didn't work. I guess that many people don't like the movies that I'm trying to sell either. What do you guys do to get rid of the movies you no longer want? 40 DVDs are taking a huge space on my DVD shelf, and I could use that precious space to store DVDs that I love!
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    Re-sell.

    I have a stack of 8 DVDs waiting to be sold. (Whenever I remember to put them up for auction on amazon)

    However, don't go through the trouble of trying to re-sell something like Madacy's Metropolis. You might as well use as an expensive coaster.
     
  3. Devin U

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    I will do a couple of things. First, post on the trade boards. I use the trade boards here sometimes, but most often, I use dvdtalk.com. Their trade boards seem to be a little more active, and you'll find many of the members who frequent the trade boards here over there as well. And when I cant get rid of them that way, I will usualy check out sites like skinnyguy.com or spun.com. They buy and sell used DVD's. since their is no store to pay for, less overhead and they usualy pay a little more that stores in your town may. These sites are good for trades. Ive never sold to spun.com (only bought), but at skinnyguy.com, they will ship out the selections you want first and send you prepaid packaging to send the dvds youre selling back. I wouldnt go through either if you want cash though, as they only pay about 50-60% of thier trade value in cash. If I want cash, I will first place a free classefied on Audiogon.com, or if I want it now, I will go to the Wherehouse or one of the other places around me that buy used dvds. And when all else fails, fleabay or the pawn shop.
     
  4. Matt Stone

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    I try and resell as well. Most of the time I can, but sometimes there is just no interest. I either accept it as a drawback of the hobby or give it to a friend/family member.
     
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    E-bay. I've never had any trouble getting a decent price on e-bay.
     
  6. Nathan_R

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    I pass them along to family members.
     
  7. Matt Pasant

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    they find a home on half.com
     
  8. Jeff Adams

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    Sell to friends. And if that doesn't work, and I really want to get rid of the movie, I take them down to my local pawn shop and unload them for $3-$4 per movie. I know that is not a lot, but it is better than them sitting just sitting there. Really the only time I sell movies is when a new special edition is coming out with better picture quality and better audio, like A Christmas Story and A Christmas Vacation. Hey anybody want my old copies???[​IMG]
     
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    Usually I pawn them at a local non-chain DVD shop. Average about $10 a disk, depending on the title.
     
  10. Garrett Lundy

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    Yard Sale!
     
  11. Kenneth English

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    I give mine to friends or relatives who want them.

    I tried selling some stuff on eBay one time but it was all such a monumental pain-in-the-ass for such an insignificant return that I've sworn off that path. I don't know how so many people have the patience to mess with re-selling stuff online.
     
  12. Jeff Adams

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    Yeah, I think it is crazy that people spend the time on e-bay trying to sell old dvd's. Unless they have a lot of dvds they are getting rid of. It is not worth the hassle. And I can't beleive that a pawn store is giving you $10 a dvd, I mean they are going to turn around and sell it for $12. Thats not much of a profit to a pawn store.
     
  13. Jay E

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    I have over 30 DVDs I want to get rid of but it's not worth the effort for me to sell them on e-bay either, especially since most of them are DVDs that have been re-released as special editions.

    I'm not sure how much a used DVD store would give me but I don't expect it to be very much. I've been giving a few to friends & family, thankfully they aren't as obsessed as I am in having the newer edition.
     
  14. rin

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    I have plenty of friends and family with 4:3 TV's who get donations every time a disc gets re-issued with a new anamorphic transfer. Otherwise, I try to find trades for films I haven't seen yet.
     
  15. Mark Zimmer

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    Half.com is a heck of a lot easier for run-of-the-mill discs than eBay. But if you have an OOP disc of some value, eBay is where you'll get top dollar. Most of my extras/discards end up on half.com just for the hassle factor.
     
  16. JohnnyHK

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    If you're in a more philanthropic mood, don't forget about your local library. It's a great way to make sure they are well stocked with OAR DVDs!
     
  17. BrianP

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    I use Half.com to get rid of my DVDs. It's a lot easier listing and selling than using Ebay. I can usually get rid of just about anything as long as they are priced competitively with other seller's listings of a particular title.
     
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    They go in the garbage.
     
  20. Zane Charron

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    I second JohnnyHK. I give quite a few of my unwanted DVDs and CDs to the library. I figure the use that people will get out of them is far greater than the few bucks you'd get for selling them. Unless you're really strapped for cash.

    Libraries are a wonderful thing.
     

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