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Sell DVDs

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Selling your DVD Movies?

Buying and selling new and used DVD Movies has become an important part of our business at All That Music & Video.

However, with the explosion of the digital revolution, consumers are abandoning their old video collections in favor of more convenient or streaming technologies, like Netflix and Amazon. Thus, the market is flooded with DVD media,

That’s great news for buyers – savvy collectors can acquire CDs for pennies on the dollar (especially if they’re willing to a pay a $4 shipping charge on the internet). It’s less encouraging for sellers, unfortunately, who are often trying to unload pretty common titles in a market that is already saturated with them.

On top of that, ATMV competes with other e-commerce sites that buy and sell under real-time market conditions. The sales/demand cycle for a DVD title is now incredibly short. Within 10-30 days, the valuation of the title is quickly determined based on its popularity or success. That means it may all come down to the timing of when you decide to sell a DVD against its present popularity. Wait too long, and the item may become worthless, with too many copies of the same title available for too many uninterested buyers. We routinely clear-out non-performing used DVDs by selling them for less than a dollar!

So how much do we pay for used DVDs? Let’s start with the basics:

Like anything else, the supply and demand for the item you’re selling is the most important factor in determining its value, but the DVD Movie must also be in acceptable condition. We guarantee all pre-owned products, so it is vitally important that the DVDs we accept for resale are free from serious scratches, marks, scuffs, or other damaging characteristics.

We get offered thousands of DVDs per month, not all of which we are prepared to purchase. Generally, we can make a spot judgement based on the title alone. Your DVDs may be sorted into 4 groups, identified here as A-F

A – Strong, High Demand, regional favorites, Cult classics, all-time best sellers, Oscar or Academy Award standards, out-of-print collectibles, some box sets, some Disney
B – Strong but common, generally older, now low-demand movies titles
C – Weak or No-demand, Older low-budget B movies
F – Poor – For recycling – missing artwork or cases, damaged or abused

There are always exceptions to these guidelines, but realistically, we are only prepared to pay for DVDs in the A & B categories. We ask potential sellers to remember to have realistic expectations. Our aim is to offer a win-win-win situation for the seller, merchant, and buyer.

To give you an idea of the market, we routinely sell pre-packs of DVDs for as little as 39 cents each.

Thank you for considering All That Music & Video for a bid on the purchase of your used DVD Movies. The marketplace is the final determinant for the buy-sell equation. We have the resources to determine the true marketability of any used DVD Movie.