Monday, April 9, 2012

Selling Other Stuff #1: DVDs and CDs

It's inevitable: you will encounter DVDs and CDs at good prices and you will think about selling them.  While I don't usually go out of my way to find these materials, I do pick them up when I get a chance.  Here are a few rules of thumb:
  1. Don't pay more than $1.00 for a DVD (+$0.50 for each extra DVD in a box set), $0.50 for a CD
  2. Aim to get $2-$2.50 online
  3. Always check the playing surface.  If it's scratched, don't buy it
  4. The box is less important but pretty boxes do sell better (as you need to include it in your description)
  5. I always clean my DVDs with rubbing alcohol (clean in straight lines away from the center, never clean in a circular pattern) and test them in my DVD player.  Then I can say "All DVDs are cleaned and tested before sale."
  6. If you've never heard of the film, there's a good chance no-one else has either, hesitate before you buy it.
DVDs and, to a lesser extent, CDs can be a nice supplemental income, though you probably won't get rich off of them, just a few extra bucks.


  1. Hello , do you know of a site that buys old computer games or software?

  2. Fine tips. Pricing is a key element in marketing, if not the foremost and essential. You can have all the packaging you want, but if the stuff itself don't look suitable to the amount, then it won't get much feedback. Presentation matters though, and that is where you can really make your stuff shine, into making a sale.

    Masako @ Champion Online Marketing