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Old 01-20-10, 11:39 AM
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In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

I have come to a cross road where my DVDs are losing value everyday as the Blu-ray discs prices are coming down. I am in debate how to get the most value out of them, thinking selling them in genres on ebay, not sure selling them as a whole will net me what I want. Or perhaps a local ebay sale where they would have to pick them up because shipping will be a costly and a time consuming effort but I only get a small % of bidders doing it that way. I have roughly 440 DVDs and about 20 tv seires give or take. I would really like some advice from someone who has recently done this on how/where would be the best place to make the most deniro on them. Please see below the list of my dvds, any advice would be mucho appreciated my dvd brothers.





12 Monkeys - Collector's Edition
300 - Two-Disc Special Edition
King of Comedy, The
Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box - Collector's Edition
Serpico
Adventures of Indiana Jones, The - The Complete DVD Movie Collection
Dog Day Afternoon - Two-Disc Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
National Lampoon's Animal House - Double Secret Probation Edition
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - 40th Anniversary SE
Blues Brothers, The - 25th Anniversary Edition
Stripes - Extended Cut
Who's That Knocking at My Door
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Raging Bull - Special Edition - 2-Disc DVD Collector's Set
Bringing Out the Dead
Aviator, The - 2-Disc Widescreen Edition
Clerks. X - 10th Anniversary Edition - Collector's Series
Glengarry Glen Ross - 10 Year Anniversary Special Edition - DTS
Clerks 2 - 2-Disc Widescreen Edition
Gambler, The
Trees Lounge - Special Edition
Cincinnati Kid, The
Animal Factory
Grifters, The - Collector's Series
Sleepers
Following
Memento - Limited Edition - DTS
Blue Velvet - Special Edition
Mulholland Dr. (Optically Fogged) - DTS
Game, The
Se7en - New Line Platinum Series - DTS
Fight Club - Special Edition
French Connection 1 & 2, The
Once Upon a Time in the West (165 Minute International Version) - Special Collector's Edition
Wild Bunch, The - The Original Director's Cut - Two-Disc Special Edition
Die Hard: The Ultimate Collection
- Die Hard - Five Star Collection - DTS
- Die Hard 2: Die Harder - Special Edition - DTS
- Die Hard: With a Vengeance - Special Edition - DTS
Lethal Weapon Legacy - Director's Cut
- Lethal Weapon (119 Minute Director's Cut) - DTS
- Lethal Weapon 2 (118 Minute Director's Cut) - DTS
- Lethal Weapon 3 (121 Minute Director's Cut) - DTS
Mean Streets - Special Edition
Dances with Wolves - Special Edition (236 Minute Director's Cut)
Departed, The - Two-Disc Special Edition (Steelbook)
Wyatt Earp - Two-Disc Special Edition (191 Minute Version)
Bronx Tale, A
Heat - Two-Disc Special Edition
Carlito's Way - Collector's Edition
Open Range - 2-Disc Collector's Edition - DTS
Lonesome Dove
Donnie Brasco - Special Edition
Tombstone - The Director's Cut - Vista Series (134 Minute Version) - DTS
Long Good Friday, The - The Criterion Collection
Casino Royale - 2-Disc Widescreen Edtition
Being John Malkovich - Special Edition
Adaptation. - Superbit
Abyss, The - Special Edition (2-Disc Set)
Bottle Rocket
Rushmore - The Criterion Collection
Royal Tenenbaums, The - The Criterion Collection - DTS
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The - Special Edition Two-Disc Set - The Criterion Collection - DTS
Raising Arizona
Hudsucker Proxy, The
Big Lebowski, The - Collector's Edition
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - DTS
Intolerable Cruelty - DTS
Ladykillers, The
After Hours
Chasing Amy - The Criterion Collection
Dogma - Special Edition
Swingers - Collector's Series
Made - Special Edition
Ref, The
Beautiful Girls
High Fidelity
Grosse Pointe Blank
Alien - The Director's Cut - DTS
Alien Apocalypse
Aliens - Collector's Edition
All the President's Men - Two-Disc Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
American Gangster - 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition
Apollo 13 - Collector's Edition
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The
Bug's Life, A - Collector's Edition - 2-Disc Set
Baadasssss! - Special Edition
Back to School - Extra-Curricular Edition
Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy
- Back to the Future
- Back to the Future Part 2
- Back to the Future Part 3
Band of Brothers - DTS
Batman - Two-Disc Special Edition - DTS
Batman Begins - Two-Disc Deluxe Edition
Batman Returns - Two-Disc Special Edition - DTS
13 Conversations About One Thing
Desperado - Special Edition
Mariachi, El - Special Edition
Young Guns - Special Edition
Miller's Crossing
Road to Perdition - DTS
21 Grams
Hard Eight - Special Edition
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Reformatted 1.78:1 Frame)
Renegade (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Traffic - The Criterion Collection
King of New York - Special Edition
American Splendor
About Schmidt - DTS
Dead Man
Hud
Enter the Dragon - Two-Disc Special Edition (102 Minute Uncut Version)
Count of Monte Cristo, The
Bullitt - Two-Disc Special Edition
Getaway, The - Deluxe Edition
Almost Famous: Untitled - The Bootleg Cut - Director's Edition
Croupier
Ali - The Director's Cut (165 Minute Expanded Edition)
Cooler, The (Uncut)
Rounders - Collector's Series
Amadeus (180 Minute Director's Cut) - Two-Disc Special Edition
Owning Mahowny
Catch Me If You Can - DTS
Confidence
Beerfest - Completely Totally Unrated
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Big Fish
Big Night
Black Hawk Down - 3-Disc Deluxe Edition
Blade Runner - Four-Disc Collector's Edition
Blood Diamond
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Born on the Fourth of July - Special Edition - DTS (Remastered)
Box of Moonlight
Braveheart - Special Collector's Edition
Bridge on the River Kwai, The - Limited Edition
Bridge Too Far, A - Collector's Edition
Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness - Boomstick Edition
Bubba Ho-tep - Collector's Edition
Buffalo Soldiers
Bugsy - Extended Cut (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Monsters, Inc. - Collector's Edition 2-Disc DVD
Silverado - 2-Disc Gift Set (Superbit)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Deluxe Edition (Remastered) (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
American Beauty - The Awards Edition - DTS
Hunt for Red October, The - Special Collector's Edition - DTS
True Romance - Unrated Director's Cut - Two-Disc Special Edition (121 Minute Version) - DTS
American Psycho (102 Minute Unrated Version) - Killer Collector's Edition
Auto Focus - Special Edition
Patriot Games - Special Collector's Edition - DTS
Poolhall Junkie
Reservoir Dogs - 15th Anniversary Edition - 2-Disc Special Edition - DTS (Remastered)
Believer, The
Good Thief, The
Spanish Prisoner, The
Blood Simple (96 Minute Director's Recut)
Barton Fink
Clear and Present Danger - Special Collector's Edition - DTS
Pulp Fiction - Collector's Edition - Collector's Edition - DTS
As Good as It Gets
Beautiful Mind, A - The Two-Disc Awards Edition
Cinderella Man - Collector's Edition
Fugitive, The
Jackie Brown - Collector's Edition - DTS
Blow - Infinifilm
Buffalo '66
Rock, The - The Criterion Collection - DTS
Mission: Impossible - Special Collector's Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Capote
Boogie Nights - New Line Platinum Series
Killing Zoe
Boxer, The - Collector's Edition
Natural Born Killers - Director's Cut (122 Minute Version)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Conversation, The
Cop Land - Exclusive Director's Cut - Collector's Series (116 Minute Version)
Collateral - DTS
Dead Poets Society - Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Dead Man Walking
Drugstore Cowboy - Special Edition
Diamond Men
Do the Right Thing - The Criterion Collection
Doors, The - Special Edition
Forrest Gump - Special Collector's Edition
Good Morning, Vietnam - Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Good Will Hunting - Collector's Series
Henry Fool
In the Name of the Father
Insider, The
Insomnia
Fargo - Special Edition
JFK - Director's Cut - Two-Disc Special Edition
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Two-Disc Deluxe Edition
Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke - Special Collector's Edition
Children of Men
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - The Collector's Edition (2 Disc 137 Minute Director's Cut)
Coming to America - Special Collector's Edition
Cool Hand Luke - Deluxe Edition
Criminal
Crimson Tide - Unrated Extended Edition (123 Minute Version)
Crow, The - Collector's Series - DTS
Finding Nemo - 2-Disc Collector's Edition
Tom Horn
Darjeeling Limited, The
Dark City - New Line Platinum Series
House of Games
Jerry Maguire - Special Edition
Romper Stomper - Special Edition
Things Change
Heist
L.A. Confidential - Special Edition
Usual Suspects, The - Special Edition
Prime Gig, The
Leaving Las Vegas
Out of Sight - Collector's Edition
Way of the Gun, The
Machinist, The
Layer Cake - Special Edition
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Magnolia - New Line Platinum Series
Ocean's Eleven
Malcolm X - Two-Disc Special Edition
Big Kahuna, The
Man Who Wasn't There, The
Snatch. - Special Edition
Gangster No. 1 (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Monster's Ball (112 Minute NC-17 Version) - Signature Series
Munich (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Mystic River - 3-Disc Deluxe Edition
Narc
Nil by Mouth
Papillon
Philadelphia - Anniversary Edition
Pollock - Special Edition
Quiz Show
Ray
Rain Man - Special Edition
Requiem for a Dream (102 Minute Director's Cut)
Runaway Jury
Seabiscuit
Simple Plan, A
Shattered Glass
Spartan
Sling Blade - Exclusive Director's Cut - Collector's Series
Descent, The - Original Unrated Cut
Dirty Dozen, The - Two-Disc Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Donnie Darko
Dune - Extended Edition (Steelbook) (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Incredibles, The - 2-Disc Collector's Edition
American History X
Limey, The
25th Hour
Get Shorty - Collector's Edition - 2-Disc DVD Set - DTS
Edward Scissorhands - 10th Anniversary Edition
Sneakers - Collector's Edition
Talk Radio
Training Day
Truman Show, The - Special Edition
U Turn
Spy Game - Collector's Edition - DTS
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Man on Fire - All-Access Collector's Edition - DTS
Italian Job, The - Special Collector's Edition
Lord of War - 2 Disc Special Edition - DTS
Domino - New Line Platinum Series - DTS
Score, The
Empire of the Sun (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Enemy at the Gates
Equilibrium
Escape from New York - Special Edition DVD Collector's Set (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - The Criterion Collection - DTS
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - DTS
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Bueller... Bueller... Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Few Good Men, A - Special Edition
Romeo Is Bleeding - Avant-Garde Cinema
Ronin - Collector's Edition - 2-Disc DVD Set
State of Grace
Monument Ave.
Jerry and Tom
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Bullets Over Broadway
Fifth Element, The - Ultimate Edition (Superbit)
Firefly - The Complete Series
Frighteners, The - Director's Cut (123 Minute Version) (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Flags of Our Fathers - 2-Disc Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
From Dusk Till Dawn - Collector's Series
Thief - Special Director's Edition
Boondock Saints, The - Unrated Special Edition (Steelbook)
Chopper - Special Edition
Negotiator, The - Premiere Collection
Suicide Kings - Special Edition
Dinner Rush
Sexy Beast
Ordinary Decent Criminal
Crime Spree
Glory - Special Edition
Good Night, and Good Luck
Goonies, The (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Grandma's Boy - Unrated
Great Escape, The - Special Edition - 2-Disc DVD Collector's Set
Gremlins - Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Harper
Hellboy - 3-Disc Director's Cut (132 Minute Version)
Dirty Deeds
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead - Miramax Classics
Salton Sea, The
Wonderland - Limited 2-Disc Edition
Hot Fuzz
Hurlyburly - New Line Platinum Series
I ♥ Huckabees - 2-Disc Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Intermission
Jar Head
Jaws - 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Igby Goes Down
Jesus' Son
Jurassic Park - Collector's Edition
King Kong - 2-Disc Special Edition
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Interstate 60
Palookaville
Knocked Up - Unrated and Unprotected (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Kung Fu Hustle - Axe-Kickin' Edition
Last of the Mohicans, The - Director's Expanded Edition - DTS
Last Samurai, The
Lawn Dogs
Letters from Iwo Jima - Two-Disc Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Little Miss Sunshine
Living in Oblivion
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The - 2-Disc Widscreen Edition
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The - 2-Disc Widscreen Edition
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The - 2-Disc Widscreen Edition
Lost in Translation - DTS
M*A*S*H - Five Star Collection
Man on the Moon - DTS
Man with the Screaming Brain
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World - Collector's Edition - DTS
Matrix: The Ultimate Matrix Collection
Meatballs - Special Edition
Men in Black - Deluxe Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Michael Clayton
Million Dollar Baby - 2-Disc Edition
Minority Report - DTS
Mission, The - Two-Disc Special Edition
Clay Pigeons
Midnight Run
Player, The - New Line Platinum Series (Director Approved Modified 1.78:1 Frame)
Singing Detective, The
State and Main
Wag the Dog - New Line Platinum Series
Never So Few
Rodger Dodger
Patriot, The - Extended Cut (175 Minute Version)
People vs. Larry Flynt, The - Special Edition
Pianist, The - DTS
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 2-Disc Collector's Edition - DTS
Platoon - 20th Anniversary Edition - 2-Disc DVD Collector's Set (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Predator - Collector's Edition - DTS
Prestige, The
Princess Bride, The - 20th Anniversary Edition
Private Parts
Prizzi's Honor
Proposition, The
Punch-Drunk Love - Two Disc Special Edition - DTS
Tao of Steve, The
Diner
Rainmaker, The - Special Collector's Edition
Real Blonde, The
Right Stuff, The - Two-Disc Special Edition
RoboCop - 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Steelbook) - DTS (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Rules of Engagement
Running Man, The - Special Edition - DTS
Safe Men - Collector's Edition
Saving Private Ryan - D-Day 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
Science of Sleep, The (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Scotland, PA.
Secretary
Serenity
Sergio Leone Anthology, The
- Fistful of Dollars, A - 2-Disc DVD Collector's Set
- For a Few Dollars More - 2-Disc DVD Collector's Set
- Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The - 2-Disc DVD Collector's Set
- Duck, You Sucker! - 2-Disc DVD Collector's Set
Shaun of the Dead
Signs - Vista Series
Sideways
Sin City - Recut, Extended, Unrated
Sixth Sense, The - Vista Series - DTS
Slap Shot - 25th Anniversary Special Edition
Sleepy Hollow
Spaceballs - 2-Disc Collector's Edition - DTS (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Spider-Man - Special Edition
Spider-Man 2 - Special Edition
Spider-Man 3 - Special Edition
Welcome to Collinwood
Wonder Boys
Star Wars Trilogy
- Star Wars: Episode 4 - A New Hope (125 Minute Special Edition Version)
- Star Wars: Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back (127 Minute Special Edition Version)
- Star Wars: Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi (135 Minute Special Edition Version)
Sting, The - Special Edition - Universal Legacy Series
Stranger Than Fiction (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Streetcar Named Desire, A - Two-Disc Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Superbad - 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition (118 Minute Version)
Superman: The Movie - Four-Disc Special Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Swimming with Sharks - This Is a Special Edition You Schmuck
Syriana
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - Unrated and Uncut! (121 Minute Version)
Taxi Driver - Collector's Edition - 2-Disc Set (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Terminator, The - Special Edition (Limited Holo-Foil Cover)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - The Ultimate Edition
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - 2-Disc Edition
Thank You for Smoking
Thin Red Line, The - DTS
This Is Spinal Tap - Special Edition
Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Tommy Boy
Tigerland
Total Recall - Special Edition
Top Gun - Special Collector's Edition - DTS
Trainspotting - Uncut International Version 2-Disc Set - Collector's Series
Bull Durham - Special Edition
Flirting with Disaster - Collector's Series
Office Space - Special Edition with Flair!
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Who Is Cletis Tout?
Unbreakable - Vista Series - DTS
V for Vendetta - Two-Disc Special Edition
Waiting... (Unrated & Raw) - 2-Disc Deluxe Edition
Walk the Line - 2-Disc DVD Collector's Edition - DTS
Wall Street - 20th Anniversary Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
War of the Worlds - 2-Disc Limited Edition - DTS
We Were Soldiers
Weather Man, The
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Vista Series - DTS
Willow - Special Edition
Zero Effect
X-Men 1.5 - DTS
X2: X-Men United - DTS
3:10 to Yuma
Hoosiers - Collector's Edition
Hell Ride
Half Baked - Fully Baked Edition
Howard The Duck - Special Edition
City Slickers - Collector's Edition
Ong-Bak The Thia Warrior
Charlie Wilson's War (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Pineapple Express - Unrated Edition
Beetlejuice - 20th Anniversary Edition (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Magnificent Seven, The - Collector's Edition - 2-Disc Set (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Beowulf - Director's Cut
Wedding Crashers - Uncorked Edition: Longer! Wilder! Funnier! (NEW, SEALED IN PACKAGE)
Outsiders, The - The Complete Novel - Two-Disc Special Edition (115 Minute Director's Cut)
Revenge - Unrated Director's Cut (104 Minute Version)
Jason Bourne Collection, The - Limited Edition
- Bourne Identity, The - Explosive Extended Edition
- Bourne Supremacy, The
- Bourne Ultimatum, The

440 titles

Heroes - Season 1
Ali G Show, Da - Da Compleet 1st Seazon
Ali G Show, Da - Da Compleet 2nd Seazon
Sports Night - The Complete Collection
Office, The - Complete Series 1 & 2 and the Special
Extras - The Complete 1st Season
Extras - The Complete 2nd Season
Weeds - Season 1
Weeds - Season 2
Dead Like Me - The Complete 1st Season
Dead Like Me - The Complete 2nd Season
Dexter - The 1st Season
Brotherhood - The Complete 1st Season
Kingpin - Producer's Cut
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Seasons 1 & 2
Luck Louie - The Complete Series
The Wire - The Complete 1st Season
The Wire - The Complete 2nd Season
The Wire - The Complete 3rd Season
The Wire - The Complete 4th Season


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Old 01-20-10, 11:42 AM
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re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

My advice is to not buy dvd's for their monetary value but for their entertainment value.
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re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

thanks gratenberg, your insight is just as witty/clever/powerful as your signature implys and to top it off you did a smiley face color me impress. It makes no sense in thinking I bought 440 DVDs for their monetary value, but it does make sense to get as much money as I can get out of them before DVDs becoming a dying fad, this is the world we live in, you either swim or drown, but that's just like my opinion man.
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re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

your best bet is to probably sell them off on here/to collectors because you will get nothing for them at a store/pawn shop. but you are in the wrong thread for that. i guess you could try ebay as well but that's if you feel like dealing with that b.s.
are you planing on upgrading these all to blu or something? just wondering why you are getting rid of your entire (or a big chunk of) your collection?
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re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

The problem with the question you pose is that if you're concerned with getting top value for them, it'll require some effort--going through ebay, selling them in the exchange forum here, etc. As dkedvd mentioned, you could take them all to one place or try to sell them as one big lot elsewhere, but your return on them would be much smaller per DVD.

My wife usually has a yard sale each spring and I've had some success selling some DVDs that way. Of course, that's not for everyone.
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well I have a 720p lcd I am going to sell as well, so with that money and the money I net from the dvds Im going to get a nice bigger 1080p lcd along with a bluray player and only upgrade about half I would say if that. It's a real bummer though but you have to keep up with the times or it will pass you by.
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Originally Posted by Metaphor4 View Post
It's a real bummer though but you have to keep up with the times or it will pass you by.
If you say so... I have 3814 tiles in my collection and I only plan to upgrade 50 of those at the most. Hell I still have VHS in my collection (mainly hard to find titles or titles not on DVD). And who knows what wont ever make it on to blu. It would suck to sell of a film you really enjoy only to find out in 15 years that DVD is the one format I will ever see (I still kick myself for selling some of my VHS tapes that have never seen the light of day on DVD). But I guess if you plan to re-buy everything from your collection that you really want then it kinda makes sense to sell off your DVD collection. You could try a flea market. DVDs sell like crazy at all the flea markets around me. They go between $3.00 & $5.00 a piece. You can rent a table/lot for about $10.00 - $20.00.
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re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

Funny you should say that because I have about 20-30 DVDs that i didn't list because im pretty sure they will not get the upgrade , I don't think movies like California Split will get a blu treatment. I did a little homework these are all the movies that I know that on are blu ray or soon will be and the ones that it's ok if bluray doesn't give a face lift to. many thanks for your help man
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re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

This is the way I do it. Upgrade the titles that are the better overrall edition on Blu. Don't sell the titles that aren't on Blu yet should you want to wait to see if and when it hits blu. Example: Predator 2 disc vs. Blu-Ray. 2 disc has all the features while the Blu doesn't. BUT if you're only into the movie over features..well than Predator Blu might be for you.
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Originally Posted by Metaphor4 View Post
thanks gratenberg, your insight is just as witty/clever/powerful as your signature implys and to top it off you did a smiley face color me impress.
Lighten the fuck up. No need to take a giant shit.

And to answer your question: put an ad on Craigslist. You won't get top dollar... anywhere. E-bay, garage sale, pawn shop, Craigslist, etc. People aren't going to give you top dollar. They're looking for a deal.
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Originally Posted by BenBiddy View Post
Lighten the fuck up. No need to take a giant shit.
LOL!
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re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

At best, most DVDs will net you $2-3 at places like Half.com, Amazon, eBay. You might have a few rares in there, but be warned, you won't get much from them.

Or, if you don't want to piece out each one individually, sell to SeconSpin.com where you input each title, they give you a value, you mail it to them, and they send you a check/Paypal back. You're bound to get at least $1k for everything you listed.
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re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

Try doing a yard/garage sale with a "$5 each" sign.

You could even categorize your DVDs into groups: Special Editions; Limited Editions; etc., at a higher price of $8 or $10 each.

It would also help to have a note saying "or best offer," because some people will try to negotiate even if you indicate otherwise. Some people won't try to dicker at all.

Good luck.
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I'd be careful with some of those directors' cuts. There's a few (i.e. Lethal Weapons/Almost Famous/Sling Blade) that have only appeared on Blu in the theatrical versions.

Though I have to say, I believe you'll regret selling that collection. DVD's are fully compatible with Blu Ray players & once you go Blu you'll be more interested in buying new releases than stuff you've already had. Are you really going to re-buy Beerfest?

Personally I consider Blu Rays more of a continuation of my collection than an outright replacement of the entire thing.
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Originally Posted by Metaphor4 View Post
the ones that it's ok if bluray doesn't give a face lift to.
If I understand this statement correctly, I can't say I understand the rationale. Are you saying that you are willing to part with a DVD you have, to get around $2 for selling, so you can rebuy it eventually on BR for much more when there is limited benefit in the upgrade. Based on the number of titles that would fit that category that's a lot of cash going out with very little benefit coming in.

I'm with some of the others, the value now of your DVDs vs. what you will get later isn't probably all that significant. Especially, if you are planning to rebuy later in BR. Now if you are trying to get rid of titles to help upgrade equipment with the idea that most are not worth rebuying then that is different.

Just for reference, I have a 1080p 92" projection system with around 1000 movies and 250 TV season sets on DVD. I project at most, upgrading about 20% to BR and will be happy maintaining the rest on DVD. There really is no reason to purge an entire existing DVD collection for BR unless you don't mind taking the financial loss or you really decided that the films and TV sets you purchased weren't worth owning on any format.
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It saddens me to see people ditch their entire DVD collection when they go blu, is there really a reason to upgrade the majority of those movies to blu-ray?
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List them on Amazon, ebay or trade them at wherehouse.com. Looking at the list, I can assure you that you are not going to get too much money, since most of those DVDs sell for less than half of its retail price if they are new, so expect to get less with the used ones.
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It saddens me to see people ditch their entire DVD collection when they go blu, is there really a reason to upgrade the majority of those movies to blu-ray?
I agree because for every DVD you sell off for $2, you have to replace it for an average of $10-$12 a piece. That's a lot of $$ for marginally better picture and sound.

And then when 3D Blu-ray hits the market in the next few years we get to do
the whole dance again.
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And then when 3D Blu-ray hits the market in the next few years we get to do
the whole dance again.
Maybe, but I would be surprised if the 3D thing really results in the same kind of turnover. It's more a gimmick and reason to create more sales...it would be another 30 years before a 3D type(will be called something else) system really has a wow factor.
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Do yourself a favor and buy a top-dollar upconverting blu-ray player and keep your DVDs.
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Personally I consider Blu Rays more of a continuation of my collection than an outright replacement of the entire thing.
Wholeheartedly agree.
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Re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

Replacing DVDs with BDs makes no sense to me either. If you want to keep the film, keep it on DVD, which will play fine on your BD player.

I don't plan on 'upgrading' more than a few titles, and most BDs leave off at least some of the DVD special features.
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Personally I consider Blu Rays more of a continuation of my collection than an outright replacement of the entire thing.
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Do yourself a favor and buy a top-dollar upconverting blu-ray player and keep your DVDs.
Yup. Unless you are going front projector/100"+ screen, you won't see a huge difference in upconverted vs. blu-ray on an LCD TV.
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Re: In need of much needed help in selling my big DVD collection ......

I've got nearly a thousand DVDs and there are very few titles that I'm outright planning on upgrading. More along the lines of: as I go on, I will lean towards Blu for new titles. But even then there'll be exceptions, like TV shows I already have part of on DVD, I doubt I'll go Blu for the rest.

You will not get back a pittance of the money you put into your DVDs, and you'll have none of the "sentimental" investment ("I found that rare, collector's edition DVD in a pawnshop underneath ten copies of Big Momma's House" kind of thing).

Enjoy what you have, upgrade your A-list stuff if you must, but otherwise don't go nuts thinking about it.

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