Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Shopping Discussions > Store Forum
Reload this Page >

Stores Buying Used DVD's

Store Forum Share Your Shopping Experiences at Stores both Online and Off.

Stores Buying Used DVD's

Old 08-06-03, 09:56 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Clarkston, MI
Posts: 1,877
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Stores Buying Used DVD's

Has anybody here ever sold a used DVD to a store. A couple come to mind: EB Games and FYE both buy them off of customers. At least the ones in the mall near me do. There's a few I'd like to get rid of, but I don't like doing it through the internet because of shipping and whatnot. So has anybody done this before? Did you get a good price for em? And where did you go?

Thanks
Old 08-10-03, 01:12 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 14,806
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I never have, most of them are rip offs. They'll give like $5 for a DVD.
Old 08-10-03, 09:24 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Washington State
Posts: 116
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
consider yourself lucky if they give you $5. It's more like 1-3 for a dvd and 5 - 7 for a box set here in Seattle. I don't even bother...
Old 08-11-03, 12:29 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 634
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You'd be much better off selling them online to ebay or amazon if they have a $20+ dollar value, otherwise try secondspin.com.

I'm currently trying out sellmydvds.com and they have significantly higher buy back prices (1 to 2 dollar difference usually between them and secondspin). However I think i'm the first person here to actually send dvds to them for a check. They confirmed my package and are sending a check so it seems legit so far.

Last edited by TopHatCat64; 08-11-03 at 12:39 AM.
Old 08-11-03, 07:39 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 265
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you make the decision to sell online many options exist. If cash is what you need follow TopHatCat64's advice. If store credit interests you, Over the past 2 years I've had numerous excellent experiences at both DigitalEyes.net(who also sells new and used discs at some of the lowest prices online) and Spun.com. I've recently been dealing with Skinnyguy.com, who pays a little more, but has been down for a couple weeks.
Old 08-11-03, 07:48 AM
  #6  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 896
Likes: 0
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
One note about Spun. If you are selling 3 or more dvd's and making a purchase, they will pay for shipping both ways. Just don't expect a lot of money for your dvd's from them.
Old 08-11-03, 10:30 AM
  #7  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: DVD Empire
Posts: 31
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
we (DVD Empire) have recently added the ability for customers to sell their unwanted DVDs to us or our customers.

If you sell to us, you'll get the set price for each DVD (what we pay for a used DVD differs based on our current used stock on the item, our projected ability to sell it, etc)

But

If you sell it to our customers through our eSellers program you can charge whatever you like...

more info -
http://www.dvdempire.com/content/v1_...81008563657018
Old 08-11-03, 03:51 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 634
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hate to be a wet blanket for dvdempire but the buy back prices they have aren't too great.

For the single disc edition of Black Hawk Down

DVDempire - 3.73 (store credit)
Spun - 5.00 (store credit)
Sellmydvds.com - 7.00 (cash)
Secondspin - 7.00 (cash or store credit)
Digitaleyes - 8.39 (store credit)
Old 08-20-03, 09:10 AM
  #9  
Rest in Peace
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: PA/NJ Border
Posts: 1,392
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I went to my towns pawn shop but they wouldn't let me in with my wheelchair, only if I could park it outside could I come in. Screwballs did they think I was faking it?
Old 08-20-03, 02:00 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 452
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Empire's buyback prices are so crappy it's not funny. I can't imagine anyone going there and getting ripped off.
Old 08-20-03, 03:09 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Portland
Posts: 8,324
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by danol
I went to my towns pawn shop but they wouldn't let me in with my wheelchair, only if I could park it outside could I come in. Screwballs did they think I was faking it?
You should sue them under the ADA.
Old 08-20-03, 04:26 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 5,663
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I just pawn mine for $5. I could get more but I hate bargaining with them. I only sell old editions or crappy movies though.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.