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Initial post: May 4, 2012 8:31:25 AM PDT
I'm not a big fan of Ebay, given the rather ridiculous percentage they take. Given that I'm trying to sell my whole collection of roughly 160 Blu-Ray movies and TV shows, I'd prefer not to do it piecemeal, either. Anyone have any thoughts on the matter? Have you ever bought/sold Blu-Rays in large quantities somewhere before?

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 11:14:45 AM PDT
L. Housley says:
craigslist?

Posted on May 4, 2012 3:19:23 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
Try selling on amazon as a third party seller. Their commission is high but you should sell a lot.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 3:38:56 PM PDT
JMM says:
Logan,

I'm not a big fan of eBay either, but you typically net at least 85% of the final sale price after all fees - not too bad, in my opinion. Plus, there aren't many places that have the level of exposure that eBay does.

Posted on May 4, 2012 3:42:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2012 3:44:05 PM PDT
I regularly sell bulk loads.

1- You can't sell it on Amazon very easily due to the fact you want to sell it all in one load, so ignore Green Meanie's lack of reading your post.
2- If EBAY is out, then you should hit the review sites. The problem you'll have is if you aren't an established user, your first sale asking to sell 160 some odd titles will raise serious flags on any user who isn't just a greed-driven fool. DVDTalk has an exchange forum, including Blu-ray, and it may have a separate BD sale section. I'd avoid Blu-ray.com, as those users only care if there are slipcovers, who cares what movies are in it, and will hound you with very stupid questions due to this fact. Then again, they're too stupid to ask questions of a new seller, so you may do well with those mouth breathers. The members at HighDefDigest are trained to spot warning flags, and while it has a great trading community, you would strike out there due to the fact that a scammer or two has really made people untrusting of new users.
3- Craigslist takes away the risk for buyers, but increases your risk of getting mugged. You have to do a transaction in a safe environment, and with that kind of money involved, bring a friend.

I wish you luck, but will say that Ebay is your best bet to actually get the amount you may want, due to the buyer protection it offers. With a load that big, few other places will make the buyers feel safe, especially on a n00b seller.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 5:05:54 PM PDT
JMM says:
Nate,

You say that blu-ray.com members will "hound you with very stupid questions", but then you go on to you they are "too stupid to ask questions"... it can't be both. Perhaps you're just throwing out unwarranted insults toward people.

Also, your website is very nice, but it looks like you used a lot of ideas directly from blu-ray.com.

Posted on May 4, 2012 5:25:11 PM PDT
I've noticed Ebay buyers are looking for really cheap deals, especially someone
who wants to sell a big bunch. Prices are soft in general on Ebay.

Craigslist may be your best bet imo. I've sold some high end collectors items for $1k plus several times.
It just takes some time and you must spell out your sales terms and weed thru the obvious scammers on CL.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 8:22:04 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 3:24:02 AM PDT
Kerry.b says:
sounds like you've got alot of blu ray movies and tv shows you want to get rid of..if ebay is not an option for ya why not have a blu ray sale from your home and advertise it on facebook or if you have your own website..
i'm sure there are alot of people in your area that would like to buy second hand movies and tv shows from your collection..by the how much are you asking for you collection..

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 10:38:45 AM PDT
I've thought about selling them garage-sale-style, but again I run into the problem of only ending up selling part of the collection, when really I either want to sell the whole thing or just keep it. I love my Blu-Ray collection, but I also need to pay for school and rent and insurance. At any rate, the collection is, I believe, just over 160 titles, which is mostly films, some TV, and some mini-series. I put it on Craigslist for $1,500, but only because I assumed if anyone was interested they would want to bargain down a bit.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 11:34:46 AM PDT
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Posted on May 8, 2012 2:13:41 AM PDT
Kerry.b says:
good luck to ya logan on trying to sell your collection through craiglists..i'm sure you will sell them soon dude..
if i had 1500 bucks i buy them off ya..but best of luck dude

Posted on May 8, 2012 10:29:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 8, 2012 10:31:52 AM PDT
turkish says:
the problem with trying to sell the whole thing is that, a lot of people who would be interested in buying that many titles, probably already have a chunk of the movies you are selling. because i considered if i should take those off your hands myself. but I bet I already have a lot of them already, and I also am sure there will be a bunch of titles that I'm not gonna be interested. just pointing out why it might be harder than it seems to sell the whole thing. you might wanna consider grouping your movies into categories. lets say action, romance, horror, and try to sell them categorized like that. go to craigslist and put an ad. 40 horror blu movies, 30 action blu rays, 20 comedy movies etc etc. yes you will need to make more than one transaction, but finding someone interested in each category will be easier.

i would also suggest go to your local mom and pops video store and see if they would be interested in buying them off your hands. so they could rent them out.

Posted on May 8, 2012 10:41:36 AM PDT
Green Meanie says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 10:43:06 AM PDT
Here are all the titles. Individual condition ranges from mint (I bought a lot of these new and haven't even watched a number of them) to some slightly more used, Pawn Shop acquisitions.

The Adventures of Tintin
Alice in Wonderland
Attack the Block
Batman Begins
Beowulf
Black Hawk Down
Black Swan
The Book of Eli
The Boondock Saints
The Bourne Ultimatum
Bridesmaids
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Captain America
Cars
Casino Royale
Cloverfield
Constantine
The Cowboys
Crank
Daredevil: Director's Cut
The Dark Knight
Dead Snow
Deliverance
The Departed
Devil
Die Hard
The Dirty Dozen
District 9
Donnie Brasco
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Dr. Strangelove
Field of Dreams
Fight Club
The Fighter
The Fly
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Four Brothers
Gattaca
The General
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Guns of Navarone
The Green Hornet 3D Combo pack
Hancock
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Hellboy
Hellboy II
A History of Violence
Hoosiers
Hot Fuzz
I Am Legend
I, Robot
In Bruges
Inception
The Incredibles
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Inglourious Basterds
Interview With the Vampire
Invincible
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Jarhead
The Karate Kid
Kick-Ass
Kingdom of Heaven
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Kung Fu Hustle
The Last Samurai
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Lethal Weapon
Little Miss Sunshine
Live Free or Die Hard
The Magnificent Seven
The Manchurian Candidate
Master and Commander
The Matrix
Memento
Michael Clayton
Mirrormask
Moneyball
Monsters
The Mummy
The Nightmare Before Christmas
No Country For Old Men
Oldboy
Omega Man
Pan's Labyrinth
Pineapple Express
Predator
The Prestige
The Proposition
The Punisher
Quarantine
Rango
Red
Requiem For a Dream
Rescue Dawn
Reservoir Dogs
Rio Bravo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Rocky Balboa
Saving Private Ryan
The Searchers
Serenity
Se7en
Seven Pounds
Shaun of the Dead
Sherlock Holmes
Shoot `Em Up
The Silence of the Lambs
Sin City
The Sixth Sense
Sleepy Hollow
Slumdog Millionaire
Snatch
The Social Network
Spartacus
Star Trek
Star Wars Episode IV
Star Wars Episode V
Star Wars Episode VI
Sunshine
The Terminator
T2: Judgment Day
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator Salvation
Thor
Tigerland
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Toy Story 3
Training Day
True Grit
The Truman Show
The Unforgiven
Up
V For Vendetta
Walk the Line
The Wallace and Gromit Short Film Collection
Wall-E
Wanted
Watchmen
The Way back
We Own the Night
Where the Wild Things Are
The Wrestler
X-Men
X-Men: First Class
Zulu
127 Hours
16 Blocks
28 Days Later
3:10 to Yuma
30 Days of Night
300
61*

Breaking Bad: Season 1
Band of Brothers
Life on Mars: Series 1
Life on Mars: Series 2

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 10:45:38 AM PDT
Green Meanie says:
I have about 87% of these titles. Do you like to barter ?

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 11:42:54 AM PDT
Not really, sorry. If I was working on my collection, then maybe, but I'm really just looking to sell it all off. I need the money for school.

Posted on May 8, 2012 1:20:40 PM PDT
acsc says:
I think the easiest way to sell would be to create "collections" from what you have. A specific director bundle, for example, or series sets of the tv shows. It'll be hard to sell that whole list to one person individually. I would be interested in some, but I have a significant amount of the others. Just my two cents.

Posted on May 8, 2012 3:35:44 PM PDT
List them all on Ebay and price them at like $5 each and someone will likely buy. Or go to a lot of trouble
and break into groups, like scifi/military etc.

Posted on May 9, 2012 7:27:59 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
I picked up a large collection to blus at a garage sale. Some of them were very badly scratched though...

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 8:37:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 9, 2012 8:42:32 AM PDT
L. Housley says:
he already typed out the entire list, i don't think organizing them my director/genre/actor etc is really going to be much trouble.

Logan,
sorry if you already posted this and I just missed it but, are you selling all of these with cases and artwork? Are any of them blu-ray/dvd combos and if so are you selling everything?

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 11:34:13 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
What is your ball park asking price for the whole lot ?

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 7:14:12 AM PDT
Starting at $1,500, but only because I figured people would want to negotiate that.

Posted on May 11, 2012 10:28:48 AM PDT
J. Vinci says:
not sure if this is something you would be interested in trying out, there are stores out there that will buy used blu rays, where i leave we have a storwe called moviestop, the percentage they give you isnt the best, but you could alwyas take your collection in, and see what they would be willing to give you in cash, not sure if thy have these where you live, but if not, im sure there is something like that around you, you also have the option of selling them to a pawn shop, althugh they probably wouldnt give you near what your looking for, just a couple options there for ya

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 7:43:49 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
Too rich for me.
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