Remember those things called DVD’s? It’s hard to believe but watching movies on them now is basically a thing of the past.
Thanks to streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu and others, DVDs aren’t nearly as popular.
Not only do they take up space around the house but you can’t travel with them, they’re expensive, and not as good of sound quality.
But before you go throwing them away, I want to show you the best places to sell used DVDs so you can earn some extra money.
While this isn’t a sustainable side hustle in the long run, it’s a great way to grab some quick cash and make some extra money.
Here are the best places you can get started.
11 Best Places to Sell DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CDs
Although streaming services seemingly made DVD’s and CD’s extinct, there is still a market for them. Unlike VHS tapes, DVD’s are a great way to save classics of your favorite movie on demand to watch over and over again.
Here are the 11 best places to sell DVDs, CD’s and Blu-Ray’s online and in person.
1. Sell DVDs Online
The first place to sell your old stuff is Sell DVDs Online. They accept more than just DVDs including video games, consoles, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CDs. You will receive a quote instantly when you enter the UPC barcode into their site.
If you choose to go with them, make sure your discs are in good shape and come with the original case. Brand new items aren’t accepted as they only accept used ones in good condition. To get started, all you do is package your items and send them off with a prepaid label.
Shipping is 100% free and they pay quickly. Usually within three days of sending stuff in! I recommend using Paypal for the fastest way to get paid. But if you’re old school and want to wait for snail mail, you can also opt for a paper check as well.
One of the most popular ways to sell used DVDs is with Decluttr. Like the first option, all you do is go online and enter the barcode for the items you wish to sell. Also, like the previous option, it’s 100% free to send stuff once you get quoted online or using their app.
There’s an additional payment method with this option as you can get paid with direct deposit, check or Paypal. Typically you get paid usually within 24 hours if you’re using Paypal or direct deposit.
Another big perk is that Decluttr also allows you to sell tablets, used cell phones, textbooks, video game consoles and more. As the name implies, no more cluttering up your house!
3. Eagle Saver
Unlike the first two options, Eagle Saver allows you to get paid for brand new DVDs as well as ones that are in like new condition as well. To get started, all you need to do is enter the 12-digit barcode listed under the UPC barcode. This will generate an instant quote for all the movies you want to sell.
Like the other options, shipping the DVDs is 100% free. After you chose the movies to sell, you can select from USPS or FedEx for your prepaid shipping label. Once your titles are received, you get paid quickly via Paypal. If you don’t have Paypal or prefer a check, they can also do that as well.
Eagle Saver has a few other perks as well. First off, they allow you to sell TV series as well. So if you’re lugging around a huge set of FRIENDS seasons, Breaking Bad or something else that’s taking up space, you’re in luck!
Plus, they also offer free return shipping for movies they choose not to purchase. On a side note, I always recommend cleaning the discs before sending and checking to make sure they work properly before sending off.
SecondSpin is a website and physical store that will accept almost any DVD. The only requirement is that it’s a Region 1 or Region FREE/all disc option. Items must be in good shape and play without skipping to get accepted.
To view the potential value of your items, log onto their site or stop by a store. You can type in the movie name or barcode to view the estimated value. If you accept, you pay shipping up front but they will reimburse you once they accept your items.
You can make as much as $2 all the way to $8 for each CD. While DVDs usually go for $5 or $6 and some Blu-Rays can range from $5 to $14.
As far as payment goes, you can choose to get Paypal, check or even store credit. This would make sense if there is a location closeby or you can opt for a quick Paypal payment instead.
Bonavendi isn’t a direct site like the others listed above and below. Instead, Bonavendi acts like a search engine where you can compare the prices of your DVDs on each site. This way you don’t have to get quotes from each place and can just find the one with the highest value.
They scan over 20 different buyback vendors to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. If you have a ton of items or just want to save time, I highly recommend using this free service.
To get started, all you need to do is enter each barcode number individually or scan the barcodes with their free mobile app. Once you receive the quotes, simply choose the vendor or vendors that you want to use. Each vendor will pay separately but most of them pay out quickly using Paypal.
If you haven’t noticed already, Amazon has a service for pretty much anything including selling used DVDs. With Amazon, you have a couple of different selling options.
The first option, and often most lucrative is to list your DVDs as a third-party listing. You send in your stuff and as soon as someone buys it, you get paid. This is different than the DVD buyback services. Amazon will keep a portion of the sale price to make up for hosting costs and customer service if needed.
The other option is to trade-in your DVD or Blu-Ray to Amazon directly. While this might not make you as much money, it’s the easiest. As soon as Amazon gets your stuff you get paid out instantly. You don’t have to worry about listing anything or worrying about buyer issues either. Simply send them in and get paid from the nearly trillion dollar company.
Half.com is eBay’s version of Amazon. All listings are sold by third-party sellers and can sell any condition of DVD’s. They also have lower standards when it comes to selling used DVDs so make sure to go here if you’re denied elsewhere.
The fee structure is close to Amazon so make sure to double check and see which option gets you the most money.
Speaking of eBay, why not auction them? To get started, all you do is upload a few pictures and description of the item. Listing is free and you only get charged a small commission once the items are sold. You are then responsible for shipping the items out.
And, you get to choose the starting bid and shipping fees. In addition to auction listings, you can also offer “Buy It Now” prices too which I highly recommend.
9. Facebook Marketplace
While online is great sometimes, it’s also a hassle to ship your items. If you want instant payment and prefer to deal with people in person, I recommend checking out Facebook Marketplace.
If you haven’t used the Marketplace, it’s very similar to Craigslist but a lot less sketchy.
Listings are 100% free, and you get paid once you meet the buyer in person. I always recommend meeting somewhere other than your house and negotiate terms in advance so you get paid correctly.
Craigslist is another way to sell used DVDs, CDs and more. But I would use this as a last resort as you’ll likely not get a ton of money compared to other options. Like Facebook Marketplace, it’s 100% free to list and you get to keep the profit.
Similar to Facebook Marketplace, make sure to negotiate payment and location meetup in advance.
11. Have a Yard Sale
The last option is to go old school and sell your DVDs and other junk with a yard sale. You can use apps to list your sale or post a listing on Craigslist to promote.
As you can tell, there is no shortage of options to sell your used DVDs, CD’s and Blu Rays online or even in the store. I just did this not too long ago and actually started the entire process by using Bonavendi. From there, I found the best sites and started shipping old DVD’s in.
A few of them got returned so I chose to sell those via OfferUp and yard sales to get rid of them but still make a couple bucks. Regardless of what option you choose, make sure you compare prices to get paid top dollar.
What’s your favorite option to sell DVD’s or CD’s online? Let us know in the comments!