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Old 09-12-14, 06:48 PM
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How does one sell/trade a huge DVD collection?

For a few years I gathered a huge number of DVD's, over 700. The mint collection, no rentals, some never opened, seems to large for anyone to buy and takes up about 23 USPS Priority boxes so shipping would be expensive. Selling each disc would take forever. Any ideas on how best to get these out the door? The titles:


Box 1

A Civic Action
Bringing Down the House
Changing Lanes
The Abyss
Enough
1941
The Day After Tomorrow
13 Going on 30
Spartan
Courage Under Fire
Meet the Parents
Intermission
Mortal Kombat
The Truman Show
The Banger Sisters
The Simple Life
Sideways
Love Always
The Italian Job
Behind Enemy Lines
Being John Malkovich
Bring It On
Blade
No Way Out
8 Mile
Jackie Brown
Shallow Hal
Red Dragon
Romeo & Juliet
King of New York
Morgans Ferry
Daredevil
Artificial Intelligence
Million Dollar Baby

Box 2

Good Morning Vietnam
Transporter 2
Rescue Dawn
Full Metal Jacket
Batman Begins
Bridget Jones
Jerry Seinfield
Minority Report
Hoffa
Life is Beautiful
Harts War
The Last of the Mohigans
Double Jeopardy
ET
House of Sand & Fog
The Goonies
Dr T
Austin Powers
From Hell
Gone in 60 Seconds
After The Sunset
Shanghai Noon
50 First Dates
Men of Honor
High Crime
Deep Blue Sea
Jerry Mcguire
The Hurricane
Assassins
Easy Rider
Identity
Collateral
Biker Boyz
O
10
Beat the Devil

Box 3

American Pie
Angel Eyes
Andromeda Strain
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Panic Room
Road Trip
The Patriot
Terminator 2, Judgment Day (metal)
Burse Betty
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Bad Company
Jaws The Revenge
The Count of Monte Christo
The Contender
Cold Mountain
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Bar Boys
American Beauty
American Wedding
Anger Management
Alien Resurrection
Euto Trip Unrated
The Grifters
The Sixth Sense
The Butterfly Effect
Matrix Revolutions
Signs
Phonebooth
Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me.
US Marshals
Spy Game
Scary Movie 2
Pearl Harbor
Ball Above All
Save The Last Dance
Forces of Nature
The Silence of the Lambs

Box 4

Matrix
Matrix Revisited
Matrix Reloaded
The Dusk of Dawn
Touch of Evil
Resevoir Dogs
Rules of Engagement
Raindeer Games
Road to Perdition
Pushing Tin
The Waterboy
The Yards
The Alamo
Simone
Say Anything
Wall Street
Charlies Angels
Femme Fatale
Remember the Titans
Swordfish
Enemy of the State
The Recruit
Timeline
Paycheck
Resident Evil
Planet of the Apes
Spaceballs
Frailty
Interview With The Vampire
American Psycho
The Family Man
And 1
Divine Secrets of the YAYA Sisterhood
Murder by Numbers
Gods and Generals
The Fast and the Furious

Box 5

Scary Movie 3
Along Came Polly
The Last Samurai
Guard
Angel Heart
Service Sara
Outfoxed
The Animal
The Mighty Quinn
Meet the Fockers
Basic
Meet the Parents
Sly Captain World of Tomorrow
Terminator 3
SWAT
What Women Want
Face Off
The Big Bounce
All About the Benjamins
The Big Lebowski
Assault on Precinct 13
The Outsiders
Predator
The Constant Gardener
Cape Fear
Lost in Translation
Matchstick Men
Survivor
The Long Kiss Goodnight
New Jack City
Good Will Hunting
The Watcher
Tears of the Sun
The Wild Hogs
Boondock Saints
The Peacemaker

Box 6

There’s Something About Mary
Insomnia
Autumn in New York
Chicago
The Cell
Meet Joe Black
Bowling for Columbine
Almost Famous
Cellular
Chicken Run
The Girl Next Door
Patch Adams
Snipers
Cooler
People I know
Old School
Hostage
The Stepford Wives
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Jersey Girl
Good Night and Good Luck
Intolerable Cruelty
Americas Sweethearts
Traffic
Faculty
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Windwalkers
We Were Soldiers
Sin City
Hollywood Homicide
40 Year Old Virgin
Sahara
Room to Dream
The Missing
Dukes of Hazzard
As Good As It Gets
Seabiscuit

Box 7

Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End
Sin City
Gangs of New York
Wedding Crashers
King Kong
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Without a Paddle
Sleepy Hollow
Ultimate Finish
Unfaithful
Lawrence of Arabia
Walking Tall
Jurassic Park
Blow
The Punisher
Welcome to Mooseport
LVM
Van Helsing
The Astronaut’s Wife
Body Double
Overboard
Scary Movie
Midnight Express
V for Vendetta
Live Free or Die Hard
Jarhead
The Sum of Fears
Oceans Eleven

Box 8

Troy
Shoot ‘Em Up
Shooter
Untraceable
Fracture
Australia
Secret Window
Laws of Attraction
XXX
Man of Life
The Running Man
The Last Castle
Big Trouble in China
Unbreakable
Bad Boys II
Fight Club
Snatch
Recess, Schools Out
The Rookie
Spy Game
The Manchurian Candidate
Wave
Taking Lives
Chinatown
Righteous Kill
Traitor
Spiderman

Box 9

Pretty Woman
Dog Day Afternoon
Patton
Master and Commander
Underworld Evolution
Borat
Oceans Twelve
It’s a Wonderful Life
Godsend
Tomb Raider The Cradle of Life
Hitch
The Magnificent Seven
Ghost Rider
Lord of War
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Rainmaker
Pulp Fiction
The Good Shepard
The Manchurian Candidate (original)
Wild Things
Days of Thunder
Citizen Kane
The Motorcycle Diaries
Up From Zero
Medicine Man
The Rock

Box 10

American Graffitti (Double feature)
Animal House
Thirteen Days
Gettysburg
Kill Bill
Kill Bill Volume 2
Catch-22
Hook
Riverdance
Indiana Jones Raiders of the Last Ark
King of New York
Making of Prison Break
Iceland
Elizabethtown
Flight of the Phoenix
Mystic River
Laura Croft Tomb Raider
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Finding Neverland
The Hunt for Red October
Lions of the Lambs
Mummy
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest
Tora Tora Tora
Monster in Law
Gladiator
Ed Wood
3:10 to Yuma
The Deer Hunter
Das Boot

Box 11

Midnight Garden of Good & Evil
Serpico
March of the Penguins
Glory
Lord of War
Mission Impossible III
The Who
American Gangster
National Treasure 2
The Mosquito Coast
Hildago
Die Hard
Gone in 60 Seconds
The Worlds Fastest Indian
Mr & Mrs Smith
The Thomas Crown Affair (original)
North by Northwest
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Russia House
Taxi Driver
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Eyes Wide Shut
Rear Window
The Pirates
The English Patient
Ladder 49
The Mummy Returns

Box 12

Blue Thunder
K19
X2 X Men United
The Transporter
The Return of the Pink Panther
The Saint
Desparado
X-men
Charlie Wilsons War
Proof of Life
Narc
The Generals Daughter
Cast Away
Runaway Jury
Air America
Hulk
Panic Room
Muholand Drive
Muholland Falls
Bridget Jones
Wag the Dog
The Hangover
Charlies Angels
Under the Tuscan SUnThe Perfect Storm
Live and Die in LA
Star Trek IV
Dr Moreau
Alexander

Box 13

Domino
Ray
Fandango
Clear and Present Danger
The Aviator
Winged Migration
Hunted
The Thomas Crown Affair (new version)
Crash
The Scorpian King
Donovans Reef
Armageddon
Hotel Rwanda
The Big Chill
The Wild Geese
Invisible Enemy
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Pride & Glory
The Terminal Limited Edition
Dr Strangelove
Apocalypse Now Redux
The DaVinci Code
Porkys
Scrooged
Somethings Gotta Give

Box 14

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Badder Santa
Little Miss Sunshine
Michael Clayton
The Mexican
Run Down
Pride & Prejudice
Jaws Collectors Edition
Underworld
Syriana
Twisted
I Robot
Dodgeball
Reversible Errors
Adaptation
The Doors
Storm of the Century
Seven
Copland
The Village
JFK
Rambo First Blood
Rambo II
Rambo III
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Blood Diamond

Box 15

The Count of Monte Christo
The Kingdom
Carlitos Way
Davy Crockett – full TV set
Finding Nemo
The Incredibiles
The Witches
The Departed
MASH
Bullitt
Deliverance
A History of Violence
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Borne Ultimatum
The African Queen
The Interpreter
Out of Time
Spiderman 2
Open Water
The Osbournes Seson One
The Osbournes Season 2
TRON
Miami Vice, the movie
The Great Escape
Honeymoon in Las Vegas



Box 16

CSI Complete First Season – sealed
CSI Complete Second Season
CSI Complete Third Season
Sex and The City – Complete First thru Sixth Seasons including Season Six Part Two
Crime Season Season One – sealed
Rescue Me Complete First Season
Rescue Me Complete Second Season
Freaks and Geeks the Complete Series – sealed
Ghostbusters One
Ghostbusters Two
Sweet Home Alabama
Raging Bull
Taboo The Complete First Season
Taboo, The Complete Second Season

Box 17

The Sopranos – All Six Seasons including Season Six, Part 2
Crime Story Season Two – sealed
Crime Story Season Three – sealed
Greys Anatomy Season One
Greys Anatomy Season two
Miami Vice Season One
Miami Vice Season Two
North and South One, Two and Three – sealed

Box 18

Alien Vs Pedator – sealed
Basic Instinct Directors Cut – seales
Meet the Parents – sealed
Stand By Me – sealed
Kingpin – entire season – sealed
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly special edition – sealed
Memoirs of a Geisha - sealed
The Life Aquatic - sealed
Airport – Terminal pack (4 DVD’s) - sealed
Schooled - sealed
Austin Powers Goldmember - sealed
Catwoman – sealed
Charlies Angels – sealed
Step into Liquid – sealed
The Man with the Iron Mask – sealed
Moulon Rouge – sealed
Lifeboat – sealed
Barber Shop – sealed
Agent Cody Banks – sealed
Open Range – sealed
The Alamo – sealed
Chocolat – sealed
Titanic – sealed
The Hours – sealed
My Big Fat Greek Wedding – sealed
Shanghai Knights - sealed
The Outlaw - sealed

Box 19

The Pretender Complete First Season - sealed
The Pretender The Complete Third Season- sealed
Homicide Season One - sealed
Homicide Season Two - sealed
Homicide Season Four - sealed
Quincy Season One - sealed
Quincy Season Two - sealed
Tour of Duty First Season - sealed
Tour of Duty Second Season - sealed
Wise Guy - Season - Prey for the City - sealed
Wise Guy - Season - Between the Mon and a Hard Place - sealed
Wise Guy – Season - Sonny SteelGrave and the Mob - sealed
Wise Guy – Season – Mel Profitt - sealed
Baa Baa Black Sheep – sealed
Boomtown Season One
The Pink Panther
Pink Panther - A Short in the Dark
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Revenge of the Pink Panther
Trail of the Pink Panther

Box 20

Band of Brothers – complete series
French Connection
French Connection II
West Side Story Special Edition - sealed
Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones Last Crusade
Indiana Jones Bonus Material
Martin Scorese’s Who’s Knocking at the Door
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More
Mean Streets
After Hours
Goodfellas
The Big Sleep
Maltese Falcon
Key Largo
Casablanca
Little Ceaser
The Petrified Firest
Angels With Dirty Faces
Public Enemy
Roaring Twenties

Box 21

Star Wars I
Star Wars II
Star Wars III
Star Wars IV
Star Wars V
Star Wars VI
Star Wars Bonus Disc
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner or Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – duplicate – sealed
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Special Extended Edition
The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Special Extended Edition
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - Special Extended EditionThe Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – sealed
Nip/Tuck Season One - sealed
Nip/Tuck Season Two – sealed
Homicide The Movie – sealed

Box 22

James Bond Octopussy
James Bond A View to a Kill
James Bond Live & Let Live
James Bond Thunderball
James Bond On Her Majestys Secret Service
James Bond Diamonds Are Forever
James Bond Moonraker
James Bond You Only Live Twice
James Bond The Living Daylights
James Bond From Russia With Love
James Bond For Your Eyes Only
James Bond The Spy Who Loved Me
James Bond Golden Eye
James Bond The Man With the Golden Eye
James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies
James Bond Goldfinger
James Bond License to Kill
James Bond Dr. No
James Bond Never Say Never Again
James Bond Casino Royale
James Bond Casino Royale – Peter Sellers Edition
James Bond Story
The Rookie

Box 23

Miami Vice Season One – Collectors White Box Edition
Miami Vice Season Two
Miami Vice Season Three
Miami Vice Season Four
Miami Vice Season Five
Clint Eastwood The Dead Pool
Clint Eastwood Sudden Impact
Clint Eastwood The Enforcer
Clint Eastwood Magnum Force
Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry
James Dean Giant
James Dean East of Eden
James Dean Rebel Without a Cause
Bad Day at Black Rock
Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Advise & Consent
Fury
Face in the Crowd
Blackboard Jungle
The Godfather Part One
The Godfather Part Two
The Godfather Part Three
The Godfather Bonus Disc
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Re: How does one sell/trade a huge DVD collection?

Find out which ones are worth more than $10 or $15 and bundle the rest into a lot on eBay. Many of the ones you list have very little value on the secondary market.
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Find out which ones are worth more than $10 or $15 and bundle the rest into a lot on eBay. Many of the ones you list have very little value on the secondary market.
I agree. How would I determine those values?
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Amazon's marketplace usually is a good place to see what each item is going for on the used market.
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If I had that many low-value DVDs for sale I'd probably just bite the bullet, bring them to a CD/DVD exchange like FYE, let them do the work and accept whatever meager price they offer. At least for the unsealed ones. I'm not trying to be disparaging when I say they're low value. It's just that having traded in DVDs for store credit over the years, I've witnessed how much the value of most used DVDs has dropped.

EDIT 9/16: Secondspin messed up my most recent trade in. I must temporarily neutralize my endorsement of them.

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OP, Secondspin.com has a handy bulk selling form where you can type in a list of UPC's and you'll be able to see what their price quote is for your DVDs: http://www.secondspin.com/s/bulksell/?mainTabMode=sell. They also reimburse the cost of Media Mail shipping if your sales order meets their criteria.

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If I had that many low-value DVDs for sale I'd probably just bite the bullet, bring them to a CD/DVD exchange like FYE, let them do the work and accept whatever meager price they offer. At least for the unsealed ones. I'm not trying to be disparaging when I say they're low value. It's just that having traded in DVDs for store credit over the years, I've witnessed how much the value of most used DVDs has dropped.

OP, Secondspin.com has a handy bulk selling form where you can type in a list of UPC's and you'll be able to see what their price quote is for your DVDs: http://www.secondspin.com/s/bulksell/?mainTabMode=sell. They also reimburse the cost of Media Mail shipping if your sales order meets their criteria.
If you know, what's the low / high range FYE is offering? I haven't traded with them for years.
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Actually I don't use FYE, I do my trades at a local record store. I meant a place like FYE, if you have any places locally that buy used DVDs.
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Re: How does one sell/trade a huge DVD collection?

eBay is your best bet for getting the most value. I've been doing the same thing with my collection.

Start by selling the obvious bundles and box sets. 22 James Bond movies, Harry Potter 1-7, Miami Vice complete series, etc.

After that, you'll be stuck with individual discs which are only worth $1-$3 each. You can't sell them one at a time, because the fees will eat up any profit. And if you make the bundle too big, you'll only get $0.50 a piece. I try to keep the bundles around 5 movies. Group some by popular actor/actress. After that, group them by genre (Romantic Comedy, 80's Comedies, etc). I usually start the auctions around $15 for 5 Movies, and drop $1 each time they relist.

Eventually, you'll be left with a bunch of random discs. Just put them in groups of 20 for $20. And drop the price until they sell.

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Re: How does one sell/trade a huge DVD collection?

Rather than spend 20+ hours of your time to make a few hundred dollars; just give them away to family and friends.
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Also, don't ship them Priority Mail. It's expensive and will eat into your profits. Buy some shipping boxes on eBay for around $0.40 each and use Media Mail.

I use 8x6x4 boxes for small, cheap bundles. And I use larger 9x7x5 boxes for box sets that require bubble wrap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-8x6x4-Ca...-/181030768709
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Thanks for the help all!
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Re: How does one sell/trade a huge DVD collection?

There's a website called CEX, they buy DVDs, games, etc. but the prices they give are extremely low..
here in the UK, we have Game.. pretty much the same as CEX, walk in and sell the stuff for cash in hand.. do you have any local DVD stores in your area that would accept them for quick cash?
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There is a guy on facebook, Ethan Gibbs, who buys whole collections. The only thing is he is mainly interested in horror/exploitation films.

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