How do you decide used prices?

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  1. millercv

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    I have a large number of DVDs I may be putting up here and was wondering what standards everyone used for pricing?

    Thanks,

    Chris M.
     
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    See what's the cheapest you can get it at the store and knock off some dollars off. Now BLOCKBUSTER sells their used dvds with only $2 off what you can get the same dvd new, that's a rippoff![​IMG]
     
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    Depending on the title, demand, and condition, they are roughly 40-50% of MSRP.

    Blockbuster at times offers very low prices on used DVDs. Recently they were selling Traffic and The Fast and Furious for under $8.00. In the past, I remember they were selling Sixth Sense: CE and Sleepy Hollow at similar prices. The key is to wait for their 25% off used DVD prices.
     
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    I always just come up with a price that sounds reasonable for a DVD. Most people have somewhat of a clue for what the MSRP is, or what most stores are charging for a disc.

    I just go from there. It also depends on demand too. For example, if I was going to sell a brand new DVD that I opened a few days ago and the movie just released the previous Tuesday. You can usually ask close to what the store value is. Probably in the neighborhood of $18 shipped (maybe a buck or two cheaper) for a DVD you paid $19.99 plus tax for.

    If I'm trying to unload a whole mess of discs fast. Price them around the $10-12 range, and a lot of people will jump on deals like that. But for the most part, I just come up with a reasonable offer and post the price. From time to time, I'll get counter offers and or people asking for a package deal. Consider it, and take that off if you find it to be fair.

    With no other options. There is always eBay. However, I've done lots of 20-40 movies at a time. They always seem to end up around $10 a disc though.
     

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