Would anyone want to buy my LaserDiscs?

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  1. DouglasRobert

    DouglasRobert Second Unit

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    I'm thinking of getting rid of most of my LaserDisc collection.

    I tried pawning them off, they didn't want them.
    I can't see to go thru the bother of auctioning them off or sending them via mail.
    I don't really want to just throw them away.

    I don't know how much to sell them for.

    How much do you think I should ask for them?

    Would anybody want to buy them if they had to come and pick them up?

    I live in a SW Chicago suburb.

    Posted here because in the selling forum you're required to list a price.
     
  2. Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson Cinematographer

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    Send me a list of titles (..or post it), and I might be interested. I also live in the SW Chicago burbs, so it might be very convenient.
     
  3. ChristopherDAC

    ChristopherDAC Producer

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    I buy anime LDs all the time. Got any? There's really something of a resale market, as long as you haven't got nothing but barebones studio editions of contemporary Hollywood movies. Music LDs, Special Editions, and so forth are still live markets to some extent. If nothing else, surely one of the two competing Public Library systems in your area, or a University A/V library, will take them.
     
  4. Justin Bauer

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    I had the same problem...i ended up throwing them away except for my Criterion edition of The Game, Wyatt Earp extended edition, and the Jaws Signature collection.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    [​IMG] A number of LD aficionados are crying in their beers!

    You could do some searches over in Software for Sale and trade and find out what certain titles are selling for. There has been a spate of laserdisc sales in the past couple of months.
     
  6. Frank@N

    Frank@N Screenwriter

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    I also ended up throwing out many LD titles over the last year or two.

    Figured there was no real market for titles that had already been out on DVD for several years.

    The ones I kept were the many gatefold titles and the one or two which I haven't got on DVD (The Paper, Nightmare Before Christmas).

    It was sad and I didn't want to do it, but why bother keeping Star Trek and Lethal Weapon LDs?
     
  7. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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    I may be interested too. I saw only DVDs at the linked site you provided. Could you post the list?
     
  8. DougFND

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    I still buy. I've probably bought 50 on eBay in the last two years. I know I can sometimes get a superior presentation on DVD, but I enjoy the LDs.

    Feel free to PM or e-mail a list.
     
  9. Rachael B

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    I love 30's and 40's films on LD but I don't live in Windyville...
     
  10. Jesse Skeen

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    Because they're a part of history!
     
  11. Michael Harris

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    I am having the same problem. I have a large box of LDs that I don't watch anymore because they have been replaced by their DVD counterparts. Most of the "cast offs" were bare bones but there are some Criterions.

    I have an equal amount on my shelf that have not been replaced because there is not DVD equivalent or, in the case of my remaining Criterions, the DVD went in and out of print. Some of the LDs I keep because of their nice packaging, such as the multi-disc T2 set.

    One thing I try not to do is think about the amount of money spent on those discs. Too late, ouch! But, they were worth it when I bought them so that is all that matters.
     
  12. Julian Reville

    Julian Reville Screenwriter

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    The eBay LD market is alive and well, as long as you don't expect to make a fortune. I bought 10 this month alone.
     
  13. Richard M S

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    Since February, I have listed and sold laser disc titles on ebay that are not available on DVD (yet.) These were movies I watched and did not really enjoy, or I have them on vhs, or they will be released on DVD soon: Dangerous When Wet, The Opposite Sex, Words and Music, Presenting Lily Mars, Till The Clouds Roll By, Raintree County, BabyFace/Night Nurse, Dancing Lady/Roberta.

    After the various fees were charged, I netted about $10 - $20 per disc.

    So if your collection contains such titles, I can assure you there are buyers out there.

    But I too have many, many more recent and classic films on laser disc that are now out on DVD, and I think to myself should I sell my Astaire musicals now? Will Warners be releasing The Belle Of New York or Three Little Words anytime soon?
     
  14. MikeEckman

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    I am in Tinley Park, IL and I'd be willing to take some off your hands. Did you ever post a list?
     
  15. pitchman

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    Big Emma's continues to buy and sell used laserdiscs. I am not sure how much they pay for used discs these days, but I have to think it is considerably better than throwing them away. Here's a link to their Web site.
     
  16. Gary Seven

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    I'm interested, particularly if you have DTS LDs. Can you list them or PM me with a list? I live in Fla. but will pay postage.
     
  17. DouglasRobert

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    Here is the list of my LaserDiscs.

    I'm thinking of selling them really cheap, maybe as low as $1.00 each.

    Maybe you want them just for the cover art, thats ok with me.
    There's really nothing old, but if you're interested e-mail me or post here.

    In no particular order:


    Barbarella(WS)
    Beverly Hills Cop II
    Black Rain(WS)
    Cape Fear (1991)(WS)
    Chain Reaction(WS)
    The Color Purple(WS)
    Conan the Barbarian(WS)
    Dick Tracy
    Far and Away (WS)
    Field of Dreams
    The Firm (WS)
    Hard Target (WS)
    JFK (WS)
    Naked Gun
    Naked Gun 2 1/2
    K-9
    Lethal Weapon 3 (WS)
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (WS)
    Matinee (WS) Includes "Mant" Featurette
    Niagara
    No Way Out
    Out for Justice (WS)
    Outland (WS)
    Patriot Games (WS)
    Poltergeist
    Red Dawn (WS)
    The River Wild (WS)
    Robin Hood: Price of Thieves (WS) Includes Bryan Adams Music Video
    Robocop 2
    The Secret of my Success
    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (Pioneer Special Edition) -Side 2 & 3 CAV
    Sneakers
    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Pioneer Special Edition) -CAV
    Sudden Death (WS)
    To Live and Die in L.A.
    Timecop (WS)
    True Romance (WS)
    Universal Soldier
    Willow
    If Looks Could Kill
    The War of the Worlds -CAV Includes Stereo Soundtrack & Music & Effects Only Audio Tracks
    Mission: Impossible (WS)
    Where Eagles Dare (WS)
    Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
    McHales Navy (WS)
    Beauty and the Beast (CAV Work in Progress Edition)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (WS)
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (WS)
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (WS)
    Ruthless People
    Stargate (Deluxe Edition WS)
    The Poseidon Adventure (WS)
    Speed Racer -Great Plan/ Secret Engine
    20,000 Leagues under the Sea (WS) -Archive Collection
    InnerSpace (WS)
    Blue Thunder (WS)
    Hot Shots
    Hot Shots: Part Deux
    The Hard Way (WS)
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (WS) -Restored Version
    Across the Tracks
    Bird on a Wire (WS)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Coming to America
    Darkman
    Dragnet (1987)
    Falling Down (WS)
    F/X
    Heart & Souls (WS)
    Honey, I Shrunk the KIds
    The Last of the Mohicans (WS)
    The Long Kiss Goodnight (WS)
    Navy Seals
    The Princess Bride
    Rapid fire
    Toy Soldiers
    Wayne's World(WS)
    Short Circuit
    White Squall (WS)
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Back to the Future 1-3 (WS)
    Ghostbusters (WS) -Criterion CAV
    Ghostbusters II (WS)
    Freejack (WS)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (WS CAV)
    Peggy Sue Got Married
    Dragonslayer
    Star Trek II (WS)

    If you want to make me an offer, post how much you're offering and for what or e-mail me.
     
  18. Jon Martin

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    I used to sell a lot of laserdiscs on Ebay, but it got to be too much work. I had discs, that weren't on DVD, that I couldn't give away. The Criterion TRAINSPOTTING I remember I ended up finally auctioning off after months, in a lot with several other titles for $20. And that was well before a special edition DVD was announced.

    Today I still have a few hundred. But, my player is no longer hooked up to even check them for rot before listing. So, mine are just gathering dust as well.

    And thanks for posting up the BigEmmas link. I tried selling to them before, but the quote I got wasn't the greatest. But now, something is better than just throwing them away. Although since you pay for shipping, may still not be worth it (they said on the site they pay less than a dollar for movie only titles that are on DVD, which is a lot of what I have).
     
  19. Michael Harris

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    That was the last LD I ever bought.
     
  20. Tony Kwong

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    For all you thinking about throwing all your LD's away, before you do that... please create a account on LDDB.com and contribute to the databbase. There is still a lot of specs for releases that need to be completed.
     

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