How much do used DVD's go for?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Bill, May 28, 2004.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I am going to sell my entire DVD collection of about 100 DVD's.

    On average how much can I expect for a used but pristine DVD?

    Maybe $10 each? Thanks
    Bill, May 28, 2004
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  2. Consider yourself lucky to get $2-5 for each DVD. I know a place that
    gives either fifty cents each, or a dollar store credit for each DVD,
    and after shopping around I consider that a good deal.
    If you find a store willing to pay you this much, let me know. Also
    many stores will not take older movies, so beware. If it was made
    before 1970 you'll have a hard time selling it. Maybe you should sell
    the whole kit and kaboodle in one big package on E-Bay.

    "Hey, I bet people will buy my ugly shirts if I put my name on them."
    --Tommy Hilfiger

    Grand Inquisitor
    Grand Inquisitor, May 28, 2004
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    Stan Brown Guest

    Depends on which titles, and where you sell them.

    With Hollywood selling quite a lot of used DVDs for $5.99, I think
    an average of $10 is awfully optimistic.
    Stan Brown, May 28, 2004
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    JWB Guest

    You *might* get $10.00 for some super special editions or box sets that
    still retail for $30-$60. But it's doubtful. Used DVD's usually retail
    anywhere from $5-$10 (depending on the title), so you could expect to get
    perhaps $3 each.

    You may get more if you try to sell the whole lot on Ebay. But if most (or
    even some) of your titles are mainstream, it's going to be hard to find a
    buyer. I mean, most people already have The Lord of the Rings.

    Used DVD's are essentially worthless. Unless you need the money for food,
    it's probably not worth selling them.
    JWB, May 28, 2004
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    HellRazor Guest

    Depends on the DVD. Out-of-print DVD's can net quite a bit on Ebay,
    depending on the title.

    Otherwise, expect between $5 and $15 per DVD using Ebay. A lot less if
    selling them to a store or something locally.

    HellRazor, May 28, 2004
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    Big_Orange Guest

    Big_Orange, May 28, 2004
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    luminos Guest

    How stupid are you? Do you read the response that noted the stupidity of
    ebay buyers. No, you didn't.
    luminos, May 28, 2004
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    Impmon Guest

    A dollar for some little known movie to a hundred or so for a special
    version like Criterion.

    Just search eBay's past auction and find out the average ending price
    for each DVD. Realistically you'd probably get around $500 for the
    whole lot.
    Impmon, May 28, 2004
  9. You may want to check this site :
    They buy and sell DVD's and have a listing of used DVD's they have for
    sale and also a listing of the DVD's they buy with the prices they
    If you type in the UPC code you will get the accurate price this
    company is paying.
    I have personally delt with them a number of times, buying and
    selling, without any problems.
    For what that is worth,
    Hubert Borrmann, May 28, 2004
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    JWB Guest

    JWB, May 28, 2004
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    HellRazor Guest

    HellRazor, May 28, 2004
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    EvilN8 Guest

    I'll give you $300 for 'em all.
    EvilN8, May 28, 2004
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    David Z Guest

    I'm not sure about the US, but here in Australia a DVD which cost US$20 new,
    will easily fetch US$8-US$10 second hand on Ebay.

    A few months ago, I sold Mambo Italiano on Ebay and got US$30 for it.
    David Z, May 28, 2004
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    jayembee Guest

    Unless some of them are rare titles/editions, you'd probably
    be better off just donating them to your local library and
    writing it off your taxes.

    -- jayembee
    jayembee, May 28, 2004
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    Stan Brown Guest

    Remember that the "it" you write off is not retail price of a new
    DVD but market value of a used DVD.
    Stan Brown, May 28, 2004
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    Richard C. Guest

    : Once again nobody answering knows their butt from a hole in the
    ground, and
    : the OP is just as dumb because all he had to do is look on ebay at
    : auctions.
    : Search for DVD lots.
    Looks like that supports the posts that have been made.
    Richard C., May 28, 2004
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    Big_Orange Guest

    You were right on the money, the other two people are just pessimists making
    it up as they go along. EVERY single auction got an average of at least 5.00
    movie some where 7.00. So whoever said 3.00 movie, and fifty cents or 3-5
    is wrong.

    Bottom line it's 5.00+ not 3-5, not .50 it's 5.00++

    Big_Orange, May 28, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Are you joking? Do the math - even if he gets only $5 per disc and no more,
    that's $500. Heck, at your overly pessimistic $3 prediction, that's still
    $300. If you think that's "essentially worthless", drop me a line so I can
    send you my address, Mr. Blank Check. ;)

    Mike Kohary, May 28, 2004
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    Impmon Guest

    Ship the lot via media mail.
    Impmon, May 28, 2004
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    JWB Guest

    heh heh - yea, I'm rollin' ;)

    But he does take a major hit on what he paid vs. what he gets. Like I said,
    if he needs the $ for food or whatnot, yea, go sell them. But would you sell
    your entire DVD collection for $5 each? I certainly wouldn't. I have a few
    titles I'd move at $5, but no more than that.
    JWB, May 28, 2004
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