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Old 08-27-09, 07:51 AM
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Amazon Buying Used DVDs

http://www.amazon.com/Movies-Tv-Trade-In/b/ref=amb_link_84444971_2?ie=UTF8&node=1265183011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-1&pf_rd_r=1XZENBFYYW0XAQ93V7NN&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=488824051&pf_rd_i=130

Looks like Amazon is getting into the used-trade game. I haven't had a chance to check out their prices, but since I have been unloading a lot of discs I may give this a once-over.

Anyone use the service and have any thoughts? How does it compare to DVD Planet, Second Spine, Warehouse, etc?
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Old 08-27-09, 08:26 AM
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just made a trade in order - 50 cent difference from wherehouse.com
however they offer free UPS shipping and i could do alot more with an amazon gift card than i can with transworld credit
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Old 08-27-09, 10:09 AM
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I searched but couldn't find the the info but I assume this is for US domestic only?

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Old 08-27-09, 12:16 PM
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I got $400 in credit from them when they first started this by trading in eveything I no longer had any use for, like the James Bond DVD sets and some others (since I'm upgrading many to Blu Ray). I used it to bring down the price of my Denon receiver. I'm about to do the same with some more. Right now I'm at 44 DVDs for $250 credit. I;m trying to bring down the price of an Oppo.

James, this may help. Looks like Amazon Canada has a program.

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/seller/sell-...%5Fhp%5Faz%5F2
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Sorry, that was for being a seller on amazon.ca. I did read the FAQ just now and came upon this:

Determining Customer Eligibility
To participate in the Program, you must (a) be at least 18 years old, (b) ship your products only from the United States and (c) have a physical address or P.O. box located in the United States. Products shipped from outside the United States will not be accepted or returned.
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Old 08-27-09, 02:58 PM
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Re: Amazon Buying Used DVDs

I have some trade-ins on their way to Amazon right now. While I would consider their prices mediocre, the convenience makes up for it in my book.

It was as simple as searching for the item, clicking the "Trade-in" button, then printing out the (pre-paid) shipping label and dropping a box of DVDs at my local UPS store.

2-3 days after my shipment is received, a credit for my items will magically appear in my Amazon account.
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Re: Amazon Buying Used DVDs

$2.50 for West Wing season 2? WHen they sell it new for $38? Seems awfully low, to me.
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Old 08-27-09, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
Sorry, that was for being a seller on amazon.ca. I did read the FAQ just now and came upon this:

Determining Customer Eligibility
To participate in the Program, you must (a) be at least 18 years old, (b) ship your products only from the United States and (c) have a physical address or P.O. box located in the United States. Products shipped from outside the United States will not be accepted or returned.
Thanks!

That's what I figured.

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Re: Amazon Buying Used DVDs

Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
Sorry, that was for being a seller on amazon.ca. I did read the FAQ just now and came upon this:

Determining Customer Eligibility
To participate in the Program, you must (a) be at least 18 years old, (b) ship your products only from the United States and (c) have a physical address or P.O. box located in the United States. Products shipped from outside the United States will not be accepted or returned.
Not accepted or returned? What the hell happens to the discs then?
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Re: Amazon Buying Used DVDs

Originally Posted by jjcool View Post
$2.50 for West Wing season 2? WHen they sell it new for $38? Seems awfully low, to me.
Not when Big Lots was selling stacks of them for $6 each...
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Not accepted or returned? What the hell happens to the discs then?
Maybe they send them to Big Lots
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Old 08-28-09, 02:22 PM
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sending my first package out today via UPS
ill report my success
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It took 5 days for the credit to show up on mine last time. I'm about to send out another box as well.
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I have about 10 things I would like to sell, but 3 of them do not show up at all on their buy list.
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Old 08-28-09, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RonG617 View Post
I have about 10 things I would like to sell, but 3 of them do not show up at all on their buy list.
amazons list is somewhat limited.
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Limited? I believe there's about 34k trade-in titles.
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Re: Amazon Buying Used DVDs

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I have some trade-ins on their way to Amazon right now. While I would consider their prices mediocre, the convenience makes up for it in my book.

It was as simple as searching for the item, clicking the "Trade-in" button, then printing out the (pre-paid) shipping label and dropping a box of DVDs at my local UPS store.

2-3 days after my shipment is received, a credit for my items will magically appear in my Amazon account.
I looked at their prices quickly and agree they seem low, but heck, I don't know if I'm ever going to get around to selling stuff on my own so I should take another look.

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Maybe they send them to Big Lots
Beat me to it
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Old 08-30-09, 02:17 PM
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I've sent off like six boxes or so. It's on the up and up. However, one day they buy it for like 6 bucks and then the next day it might say 4.50. So you have to pick and choose when to send something off.
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Old 08-31-09, 04:49 PM
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Has anyone tried this service in the last couple of days?
I can't get a UPS shipping label to print (keep getting an error on their end). I just wanted to see if this was a problem that others are having, too.
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Old 09-01-09, 11:06 AM
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be careful with doing trades w/ amazon. i used this about a month ago and had added some movies to be traded in. However, once i was about to 'complete' the transaction a few of the movies prices had dropped and it had now been 'switched' from dvd to bluray. I was also notified that a few dvds were 'not the ones they wanted' (was trading in an older version of Evil Dead on dvd). So from a $55 trade in, down to $17.

THEN, when i received my evil dead dvd back the case was smashed and the dvd was cracked. I called amazon and i was told by 3 different reps that the trade-ins are done through a 3rd party, and not directly through amazon.

So, just be very careful when using amazon for trade-ins.
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Old 09-01-09, 01:47 PM
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Well, my trade-in transaction just completed without issues, and faster than expected. I shipped off a whole bunch of TV-on-DVD sets last week. This morning UPS delivered them to the trade-in vendor, and they have already been checked in and the full credit has been applied to my account.

No problems with prices being changed or titles being switched or rejected, and I was expecting the credit to take 1-2 business days to post to my account but it posted immediately.
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I answered my own question. I hit the option to add an additional label, and suddenly both work. Who knows.

I'm trading in a bunch of DVDs I now also own on Blu-ray. Why not get something out of them as opposed to letting them collect dust?
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Old 09-01-09, 06:50 PM
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The trade-in values do seem pretty low, but I am in the process of simplifying my life and need to get rid of this clutter, mayhem and foolishness. I'm considering doing this. Thanks OP! I didn't know this existed.
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Old 09-02-09, 01:16 PM
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mine went well.
5 day turnaround from the time my package was sent UPS to the time the credit was issued to my account
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Old 09-06-09, 11:52 AM
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how were the condition of your discs? I have a few that previous rentals that I wanna get rid of.
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