It’s estimated every UK household has over 60 unloved CD’s sitting, untouched, in a rack for the past 18 months. Most people have converted their favourites to MP3 and loaded on to computers and MP3 players meaning there’s no real need to have them cluttering up your house.
First thought of most is to list each CD individually on eBay however many are put off because of the amount of time it takes to list each individual CD, the fee’s incurred and postage costs. There is also the worry that after all your time, effort and costs, there’s no guarantee of shifting them.
A number of companies now offer a quick solution that will pay you cash for your old CDs, DVDs, computer games and Blu-rays. Music Magpie is one site that’s easy to use and gives instant quotes.
How do I do it?
Simply type in the barcodes on the Music Magpie website and you will get an instant cash price. If you accept the offer, just follow the on-screen instructions and it gives you freepost labels for posting.
Since Music Magpie don’t accept responsibility for non-delivery, it could be worth sending it, depending on the value, by “Recorded Signed For” delivery which insures it. Once Music Magpie have received and checked your delivery, you will then get paid by cheque
How much can I make?
It depends on the title; as a rough guideline you’ll generally get up to about £3 for DVDs, £2 for CDs, and £6 for Blu-rays and computer games, though it can differ depending on artist, album, game title and console.
Can I do better elsewhere?
Yes. It’s worth posting a few special albums on eBay, or try trading in computer games at high street game shops. Another option is to try selling at a carboot sale, however all of these take time and cost money.
Where Music Magpie wins is on convenience. Maybe its time to clear out those cupboards and cash in……
Did you know..
Last Christmas, it’s obvious that a lot of people bought presents from the Old Titles Bargain Bin as the Top 5 unwanted CDs and DVDs were;
U2 – Joshua Tree
Lady Gaga – Fame Monster
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Green Day – American Idiot
The Beatles – Sergeant Pepper