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Anywhere besides ebay to sell about 50 Blus and still make around what you paid?

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Initial post: Feb 14, 2013, 10:49:22 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 14, 2013, 11:37:57 AM PST
I counted 40, so at $350, which would be $8.75 each. Your titles aren't bad, there just isn't a huge market for used Blu-Rays (new ones are fairly cheap now, and the economy isn't good). It's even worse trying to sell DVDs.

When the 22 James Bond set came out, I tried to sell my collection of 13 Bond Blu-Rays on ebay (unsuccessful), then Craigslist. I tried lowering my price to $80, and still had no luck. I ended up accepting an offer of about $5.00 each (I paid $10). If you have to get rid of them, you will just have to lower your price, or keep trying.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013, 11:39:43 AM PST
Another place to try are Pawn Shops, but I think you will be disappointed with what they offer. I just don't think you are going to get what you paid.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013, 11:51:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2013, 11:53:58 AM PST
Well, most pawn shops I see are selling Blus for around $7-8. I'm assuming most of them are only going to give me half of that, IF lucky.

And that would probably be a standard rate per movie, not counting extra cash for ones that are more sought after/ worth more i.e. steelbooks, Justified sets, etc.

I'll try to lower the price a bit more if unsuccessful in the next few days. Hoping to make at LEAST $275.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013, 12:04:35 PM PST
One thing to consider: If you sell them on ebay, you have ebay and Paypal fees, along with shipping. You have none of that if you sell them on Craigslist, so you may be able to offer them for a lower prices on Craigslist.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013, 12:43:36 AM PST
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turkish says:
Its hard to find a buyer that will be interested in every title you have. People either already have some of those titles, or they are not interested in bunch. And your pricing is not low enough for anyone to buy and resell to make a profit. Your buyer demographic is very little. At this price You need to find a person who wants every single movie you are selling. And thats a hard feat. Your best bet is to sell them individually. Even then, you are asking too much for many titles. I paid only 7, 8 dollars for a lot of your movies brand new. Casino royale, fight club, taken..... A lot of those are already cheap. Or were cheap not long ago and will be cheap again. Tears of the sun, book of eli were 4.99 at bestbuy with dvd trade just 2 weeks ago. It seems a little unrealistic to hope for 350 for the list.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013, 9:32:04 AM PST
ZZrider says:
Look for local CD/DVD stores that buy, sell trade. They don't always give you the best prices but if you want to unload some titles.
Also FYE will take used DVD and Blu-Ray. You get more in store credit than you do selling for cash. They gave me a lot for my Nikita series (original). There's also but that can be tough to sell there also.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013, 9:50:02 AM PST
EdM says:
It is very unrealistic to think you might "still make around what you paid".

As turkish says here, or in an earlier Discussion to the same basic subject [that you might want to consider].
That one, "Where to sell a bulk Blu-Ray collection?" in this forum, had another nice reply also from turkish:

Posted on Feb 15, 2013, 5:38:04 PM PST
Zaphod says:
Typicaly used items go for about half of what you paid, if you sell it to a store who has to then turn it around and sell them then you probably can only hope for about a quarter of the asking price, if that. I personally see no benefit in selling used DVDs or Blu-Rays. Between the two formats I have about 500 titles. For what it cost to go to the Movies I can buy the Disc and watch it at home, so even if I watch a movie only once it still paid for itself. I keep the older DVDs to play on portable players and if I buy a Blu-ray that has a DVD also but I already have a DVD copy at home, I give the DVD to someone who would like it, free of charge. Remember the Golden Rule!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013, 5:53:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2013, 5:57:15 PM PST
turkish says:
Zaphoid. I agree with almost everything you said except this

"Typicaly used items go for about half of what you paid"

I think it makes more sense to assume "used items go for about half of their current brand new price" if you think about it, I would have paid 19.99 for Taken if i bought it when it first came out. half of that equals to 9.99 which equals to it's current price on Amazon right now brand new. so realistically I should not expect any more than 5 to 7 bucks for my used copy. even if i paid full price on its release day.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013, 11:55:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 16, 2013, 12:02:54 AM PST
geno de says:
90% of your blu rays listed is what you see a lot at pawn shops, cd exchange, flea markets and then you have amazon 2nd and3rd parties,new and used. take( tears of the sun)thats a good movie,bought it used like new for 2.99,just in the last year, used blu rays have dropped 40%I'm in the same boat as you,only i have about 500,if not more that i don't watch anymore and a lot of mine i bought when blu ray won over HD,. they were high them,$4.00 is what most pawn shops or anybody else will give. so what are you going to do,take a loss like it or not.

Posted on Feb 17, 2013, 9:03:11 PM PST
Georgedc says:
you'll be lucky to get $4-$5 for each blu ray except for your steelbooks which you will want to sell on ebay or blu-ray.dotcom individually or as a steelbook set.

i don't think packaging it all together with your non-steelbooks is a good idea as most won't pay more for steelbooks except for the steelbook collector$.

Why are you selling all those great movies?
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