looking for advice on how to sell rare DVDs (seven samurai w/ demo & mst3k)

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  1. soop.spoon

    soop.spoon Supporting Actor

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    Does anyone have any opinions on the best way to maximize profits when selling rare DVDs? I have a copy of the first pressing of Seven Samurai and the long OOP MST3K: The Movie that I'm willing to part with, but I'd like to get as much as I can for them. Are the online auction sites the best bet? amazon marketplace? something else?

    thanks for any input.
     
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    I'd suggest you do a search on eBay, Jack, for completed sales and see what the items are going for in that site.

    The X Files disk seems to be selling in the $6-$10 range, and the Kurosawa for $20-$30. You'll also see that there are several of them for sale.
     
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    soop.spoon Supporting Actor

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    I appreciate the reply, but I'm not selling any X-Files discs and the Seven Samurai disc I'm selling is the rare OOP first pressing with the restoration demo (which I can't find on ebay)

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    Hey! I have both of those also! Ebay is a crapshoot; I'd try Half first. Set a pretty stiff price on Half and see what happens. The downside to Half is that they take a pretty hefty cut (15%), so raise your price accordingly.

    I sold a Seven Samurai with the restoration demo a couple years ago on Ebay and got $100, not as much as I expected since others were selling in the $120-$150 range at the time. But that was two years ago; I don't know what the market is for it today.

    Be certain to emphasize that yours is the real thing and not an import and not a bootleg. There's way too much of that going on both Ebay and Half.
     

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