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Old 07-29-00, 04:38 PM
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I've seen some discussion in random threads regarding sellers' experiences at various places, but I searched and did not find a thread that compared various places. (If there is such a thread, bump it up, and I'll delete this thread.)

I've had limited experience selling just a few DVDs at half.com (I'll withhold judgement until I actually get my check), but was wondering if any of you had comments good or bad regarding any of the various places to sell or trade DVDs -- half.com, spun.com, swapit.com, B&Ms. (I'm not interested, however, in auction sites such as eBay.) Does any one place tend to generate more revenue? Does any one place credit you for your sale faster? In general, which method lets you get more DVDs for your time and effort?

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I have sold about 10 dvds, 20 CDs and 2 books on half.com....and I must say, all great experiences...always got paid and never had a complaint....so although some may have different experiences, I would recommend them!



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I have sold DVDs since March of this year and have been completely satisfied.

After your two-week selling period is over (the middle or end of the month), half.com waits two full weeks to send you your check. They pay on time and if you have a problem, you can email them and they will answer to resolve whatever it is to your satisfaction.
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Half bump, half update.

I got my check from Half.com (see original post) as promised, shortly after the 15th of the following month after selling my DVDs. I'm not sure I'd sell there again, though -- it seemed more hassle than I wanted to pack up the individual DVDs for an amount of money that was sometimes high, sometimes not.

I also ordered recently at Spun.com. I ordered Brazil: Criterion and The Abyss and traded in 3 DVDs, a CD, and still owed them a little money. The good: both DVDs (and cases) in good shape, packed well, shipped free (with $50 order) and they won't bill me for another 2-3 weeks. Plus, I won't have to pay for shipping my stuff back to them. The not-as-good: the used prices weren't much lower than new (a friend just ordered Brazil:Criterion from buy.com with the $10 coupon and its cheaper than my used copy), it took 8 days to receive my DVDs, the prices they paid weren't quite as good as half.com.

If you're willing to hunt, you can find good stuff (they had Kieslowski's Decalogue for $48, shoulda grabbed it), but the prices paid for DVDs seems to vary from day to day, probably based on inventory. One day, they were offering something like $30 for the Brazil: Criterion, and a couple days later, it was down to $12.

Any other swap-type stores people have good or bad experiences with?

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I like Spun because they pay good money, especially for certain used CD's. I traded in a bunch of CD's I didn't want for 6 DVD's. All arrived absolutely gem mint. Carlito's Way, The Birds: CE, Hard Eight: SE, Sanjuro: CC, High & Low: CC, and Insomnia: CC. Plus a Jam CD, In the City.

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I am trying www.sellmydvds.com. They have offered me $10 for Mary Poppins (1998 release), $9 for Lethal Weapon 4, and $5 each for Stepmom and 6 Days 7 Nights. Considering everybody who bought a DVD player over last Christmas got those last 3 for free, I consider $5 a pop to be pretty good especially since I can save shipping by sending them all at once.

I passed on half.com even tho I had an offer for Mary Poppins within one day of posting it, because they pay at the 15th of the following month, and sellmydvds.com pays within one business day. So I am mailing my stuff today, er'll see how it works.
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^^^, because somebody asked this question over in the DVD Talk forum.
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is www.sellmydvds.com go through with their service?

Thanks!

Anybody try them and like them?
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Bump? and can someone tell me the costs? I heard Amazon takes 15% or something, that is somewhat too much for me. What does Half charge?
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Originally posted by ChrisJackson
What does Half charge?
15% for items under $50
Old 08-28-02, 08:05 AM
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What about over 50?
Old 08-31-02, 04:47 AM
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What about over 50?
10%

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