DVD online price guide?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jon B NY, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. Jon B NY

    Jon B NY Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello, this is my first HTF post and I'm very happy that I'm joining up! You all seem like a very nice group of friends who've estabished a nice little community, and I'm glad to be a part of it. By the way my name is Jon, I live on Long Island in New York and I'm 18 years young. I hope to get to know you all very well [​IMG]

    Anyways, down to business...I have quite an extensive collection of DVD's. Some rare, some OOP, some still available and I'm having a hard time figuring out what each are worth (besides ebay value, of course). Like for example...I have The Killer (Criterion) and that goes for anything from $60-200 on ebay. Some others are Robocop (Criterion), Lady and the Tramp, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, etc. Is there a standardized worth for all of them?

    That leads me to my questions, is there any online source where I can find out? If there's a book out there also, I'll also grab that (I work in a bookstore).

    So is there anything out there at all?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Joe Schwartz

    Joe Schwartz Second Unit

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    Hi Jon, welcome to HTF!

    As far as I'm concerned, the average eBay sale value is a reasonable estimate of worth. For instance, if my DVDs were stolen, I would use eBay to estimate the replacement cost of the OOP ones.
     
  3. Brian E

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    Yep, with eBay you can get an idea of a good going price. Provided there are more than one or two examples that have ended. You need a decent sampling to get a realistic average price. Printed price guides for anything seen as collectible are largely worthless IMO. It's worth what someone's willing to pay, not what a book says it should be worth. Many price guides use averaged prices taken from retail shops that specialize in a given type of collectible. With eBay & other online sources out there for things now retail shops generally end up being way to the high side of somethings value.
     
  4. Jon B NY

    Jon B NY Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the insight guys!
     

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