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Wazza69

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#275706 5-Sep-2020 16:35
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Hi,

 

 

 

I have a large collection of CDs (3000+ half decent ones) and books which I am considering listing on Trade me. Has anyone done this before and have any thoughts? Is it worth the effort? With the pre-paid NZ post packets, it seems doable and possibly worth while (e.g. Up to 3 CDs in one packet etc). 

 

Records stores have indicated that they would only take a small proportion (cherry picked)

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Wayne


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  #2557530 5-Sep-2020 16:35
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Hmmmm. Here we go.





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  #2557605 5-Sep-2020 18:25
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3,000 half decent ones? You must have a lot of duplicates.

 

I'd try to find the titles that are rare or desirable to sell separately, then sell the rest off in bundles. Most wouldn't have any real value on their own. I've seen this done with records, and even purchased a bundle just to get the one rare title I wanted.

 

You'd be competing with large CD sellers from eBay etc. who can ship items from the other side of the word for next to nothing. I recently paid less than $5 for a soundtrack on CD shipped from the UK.


 
 
 
 


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  #2557887 6-Sep-2020 13:52
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People do offload collections as bulk lots, and what they receive for them can vary quite a bit. Take a look through expired listings to get an idea of what they go for. 


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  #2558225 7-Sep-2020 09:45
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Wazza69:

 

Records stores have indicated that they would only take a small proportion (cherry picked)

 

 

That should indicate that the majority are of zero value.
Record stores know exactly whats sellable & whats not.

 

Ive thrown hundreds of CD's in the bin, they are worth so little in the used market .
Bottom line, how much is your time worth .
Selling say 3 at a time is going to be very time intensive : cataloging & listing on TM , arranging postage, dealing with non payments & lost parcels etc
Try your luck with selling the whole lot at once , but be realistic with value. Have a look on trade me & see what they actually sell for on average : sell for, not listed for :-)

 

I have a bunch of books I'd like to sell as well. But for $10 each on trademe (less TM fees) , its really not worth the effort .


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  #2558227 7-Sep-2020 09:50
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I sold my CD collection (aside from very rare ones that aren't streaming yet) a few years ago, and my DVD/Blu-ray collection last year sometime.  I just did bulk auction for each.  For around 200 of the DVD/Blu-rays I think I got something like $400.  Could have got more individually but who has time for that?!  For the CD's I can't recall but it was more about getting rid of them than making money.


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  #2558276 7-Sep-2020 10:05
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Thanks all 

 

gehenna - What size lots did you use? Did you theme them by genre?


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  #2558277 7-Sep-2020 10:08
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I just listed what they were and put them all in a box, and advertised along the lines of "buy an instant collection".  I really couldn't be bothered making it any more complex than that.


 
 
 
 


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  #2558430 7-Sep-2020 11:04
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I ripped all of mine to FLAC years ago and then donated them to the local St Vincents de Paul 2nd hand shop. I really couldn't be bothered trying to sell them.


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  #2559673 7-Sep-2020 15:23
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I have a load of DVDs that I can no longer watch as the majority of them are Region 1/2 and my multi zone DVD player died; then even if I had the player - I no longer have a TV

 

As a result, I have been looking at just dumping them in the rubbish but its hard because I know how many thousands I have spent on them


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  #2559674 7-Sep-2020 15:24
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Donate them

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  #2559676 7-Sep-2020 15:29
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nzkiwiman:

 

I have a load of DVDs that I can no longer watch as the majority of them are Region 1/2 and my multi zone DVD player died; then even if I had the player - I no longer have a TV

 

As a result, I have been looking at just dumping them in the rubbish but its hard because I know how many thousands I have spent on them

 

 

If you buy a panasonic bluray player you can get the DVD function multi-zoned for free, well, for the inconvenience of taking it to a service agent.


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  #2559790 7-Sep-2020 17:50
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nzkiwiman:

 

I have a load of DVDs that I can no longer watch as the majority of them are Region 1/2 and my multi zone DVD player died; then even if I had the player - I no longer have a TV

 

As a result, I have been looking at just dumping them in the rubbish but its hard because I know how many thousands I have spent on them

 

 

Also, no NZ classification stickers, so you can't sell them on TradeMe.

 

I don't own a Blu-ray player. Never have. That hasn't stopped me watching my disks.


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  #2559832 7-Sep-2020 19:17
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I offloaded quite a few CDs last year, 5 for $15 or thereabouts. Then Trade Me changed their search to exclude keywords in the description and I didn't sell any after that. Barely got any views at all.


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