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Old 07-09-04, 10:15 AM
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Best way to get rid of old dvds?

Hello,

I was hoping for some advice on the best way for me to get rid of some old dvds I have (that I have since replaced with special edition dvds of the same title). Normally I would try the exchange forum, but I doubt anybody there would want these dvds since better versions exist for all of them. Then I thought of ebay, but I doubt these particular titles would draw enough money to make it worth the hassle.

The DVDs I'm trying to get rid of are:

Old non-anamorphic Fox DVDs:
* Die Hard Trilogy box-set
* Speed
* There's Something About Mary
* X-Files: Fight The Future

I think these are all anamorphic (Except Stargate):
* Breakfast Club, The
* Fargo
* Memento
* Princess Bride, The
* Stargate (Not the first version, but the second version with the extended cut and theatrical via seamless branching)
* Starship Troopers

I also have the old single-dvd issues of the South Park show (volumes 1-6).


I know there used to be some video game store that would give you $10 store credit for every dvd you brought in, but that was only a limited time thing right?

Basically, I am looking for any advice on the way for me to get the most amount of money (Cash or Store Credit) for these titles.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
Old 07-09-04, 10:58 AM
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Try spun.com or digitaleyes.net. I use both. Sometimes you get a good amount, sometimes you do not. Also, I often give titles that would interest my family to them as a nice geture (I just gave my single of Black Hawk Down and my DD of Saving Private Ryan to my Brother and my Dad)
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EBAY!!!!
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if the south park dvd with the big gay al episode is the original without the edited out joke about michael jackson, then that'd be a collector's item...
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I was wondering the same thing. How much to the video game shops usually give?
Old 07-09-04, 11:23 AM
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Or go to dvdempire.com and they'll give you either money back or credit to their site. Fast and easy. They'll take anything, unless, of course, they have nicks or scratches.
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I second the vote for digitaleyes.net. Half.com extended their date for consolidation with eBay until October, so that is still an option (and IMHO easier than eBay).

I've unloaded many older versions at both, and usually compare the going rate at Half.com with the trade-in rate at digitaleyes.net and go from there. When figuring the actual value per DVD, Half.com reimburses for shipping to the buyer but you pay them 15% commission. You have to pay your own shipping to digitaleyes but there's also no waiting for a buyer (you get an instant quote on-line and have 30 days to mail them in).

If you choose either, be sure that your discs are unscratched if sending to digitaleyes (they're very strict about that, which most people appreciate), and that you accurate describe your items on Half.com (to avoid disappointed buyers). I've sold scratched (but perfectly playing) DVDs on Half.com with no problems, but I've always been conservative in describing the condition and upfront about any flaws.

I'll have to check out dvdempire.
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Sell em to FYE...they'll give ya some good store credit...
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Some of our reviewers are sending unwanted DVDs to the troops overseas. You won't get any money for it, but since they don't have a lot of entertainment over there it's a really nice gesture.

Especially if you need to unload some... *ahem*... "Mature" titles...
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Originally posted by Matt Millheiser
Some of our reviewers are sending unwanted DVDs to the troops overseas. You won't get any money for it, but since they don't have a lot of entertainment over there it's a really nice gesture.

Especially if you need to unload some... *ahem*... "Mature" titles...
Great idea! Do you have any more info on this (where to send?) or know where I can find out?
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I wonder if anyone has sent them a bootleg of Fahrenheit 911?
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I use digitaleyes.net, Ebay, and sometimes just give them to friends that will enjoy them. You can always donate them to the library too, if they rent out DVDs.
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Library and take the tax write off (assuming you itemize ).
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Originally posted by nemein
Library and take the tax write off (assuming you itemize ).
That's a great idea...

..or donate to other charities. Or give them away to friends or family who might appreciate them. I've found that for the measly amount you'll get selling them at a shop, I'd rather GIVE THEM AWAY.
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Originally posted by david00
if the south park dvd with the big gay al episode is the original without the edited out joke about michael jackson, then that'd be a collector's item...
That would be truly one of a kind, since there was never a disc like that, since the episode never actually aired that way.

But I don't want to hijack this thread ... you can see this thread where the subject was discussed to death. If you do want to keep talking about this, we can take it over there.
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I'd rather feel good inside...but not inside my wallet. I dont care for a profit so when I have to weed out inferior copies of something, I donate them to the local hospital with kid stuff going to the childerens ward...primarily the burn unit and cancer house. if not there...I go to the library.
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Re: Best way to get rid of old dvds?

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Old 07-09-04, 08:30 PM
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There's also the Blockbuster trade-in program. Trade in a used DVD and get a selected new release for $12.99. The program has been suspended for a few weeks, but is supposed to start up again soon (check the threads in DVD Bargains for details).
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I usually sell/give dvds away to coworkers. Its easy and sometimes I get some money out of it.
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I bought it on eeeeeee-bay.
Old 07-10-04, 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by Doc Moonlight
There's also the Blockbuster trade-in program. Trade in a used DVD and get a selected new release for $12.99. The program has been suspended for a few weeks, but is supposed to start up again soon (check the threads in DVD Bargains for details).
When it starts up again, it'll be trade in any used DVD for a minimum of $5 store credit.
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I'd pay for the Die Hard box.....
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Half.com!
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I just give them to my brother. It's not worth the hassle to sell them for $5 on Ebay/Half.

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