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Old 07-31-18, 11:13 AM
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DVD Sale or Donations

Hi, all, I have not been on here in a very long time. There have been some major changes in my life and although I still buy dvds occasionally, not nearly as many or as often.

I am looking to either sell what I have or donate them. Can anyone recommend any organizations that would take a donation? I have a couple of thousand, not to mention VHS movies as well, and just don't have the desire to collect them anymore. Ideally I’m looking to bequeath them upon my death. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-31-18, 01:03 PM
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goodwill or salvation army would be an option.
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Old 07-31-18, 01:13 PM
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Goodwill will take stuff, but generally rated one of the worst charities iirc. They give almost nothing away, but just exist to profit off our donations.
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Old 07-31-18, 01:47 PM
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Try donating to your local library. They'll either use them or sell them (and buy more books and other media).
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Originally Posted by coyoteblue View Post
Try donating to your local library. They'll either use them or sell them (and buy more books and other media).
This.

Or donate to a local school.
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Old 07-31-18, 05:05 PM
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This might require a little work on your part but you could offer the whole lot on eBay in one auction. 2000 DVDs and I'm guessing that a few of them (5%?) are actually valuable - the rest are likely worthless given the current market.
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Old 07-31-18, 09:22 PM
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I've heard that Goodwill will just throw away donated stuff that they don't think will sell, they won't even put it out in the stores to have a shot or give it away to someone who wants it. They seem to be doing that to VHS tapes now as I don't see nearly as many there as I used to. Libraries might actually sell them for a few cents. Selling the whole lot of DVDs may be a challenge as many will just be looking for a few titles and already have the rest.
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Old 07-31-18, 11:44 PM
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Bad news, Alan. Every thrift store throws away stuff that won’t sell. So much stuff comes through the door that they can be very picky about what goes on the shelves. They need to be, otherwise the stores would just be a big cluttered mess of undesirable items.

People generally find that unpleasant.
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Old 08-02-18, 01:45 AM
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So why would I donate stuff to them instead of just throw it away myself?
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Old 08-02-18, 04:28 PM
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Re: DVD Sale or Donations

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
So why would I donate stuff to them instead of just throw it away myself?
We’ll believe it when we see it.

But seriously, should a thrift store be obligated to try to sell things stained with baby shit or that have absorbed 30 years of smoke? Should they hold onto 50 copies of Titanic on VHS that don’t move even when you put up a sign that says “Free copy of Titanic with any purchase”?

The real answer is that many thrift stores are tied to a charity and the hope is that your van load of garbage might result in enough saleable material to generate $30 worth of groceries or electric bill coverage for someone.
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