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Sell Your CDs

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Selling your CD’s?

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “How much do you pay for used CDs?” We’ve been buying & selling used CDs since their inception in 1984, so we have a lot of experience. First, a little background.

Today’s market for CDs is smaller and limited to the truest fans of a particular artist, or the CD format itself. Since the year 2000, and with the explosion of the digital revolution, CDs have experienced a slow sales decline. Today, consumers continue to abandon their dormant CDs in favor of more convenient wireless or streaming technologies. The result, is a surplus of used CDs, creating a supply/demand ratio in great favor for buyers. Additionally, in today’s marketplace, e-commerce sites like Amazon allow consumers to buy & sell under real-time market conditions. There are so many sellers flooding the internet, that a savvy buyer can acquire a CD for less than a one-dollar if they are willing to pay a $4.00 shipping charge. ATMV competes with this reality, so the valuation on your CDs will reflect these and several other factors.

Like anything else, the supply & demand for the item you’re selling is the most important factor.
While it is reasonable that used CDs may bear minor flaws like minimal fingerprints or an occasional mark or scuff, we are not interested in product that has been neglected and abused. We guarantee all our used product, so our offer will reflect condition.

If the artist or CD were a passing trend, then there is a strong possibility that the CD could be worthless. It may all come down to the timing of when you decide to sell a CD against its present popularity. Many Rap, Hip-Hop, Country, Classical & Jazz CD’s do not command the same value as other established or mainstream artists or genres.

There are always exceptions to these rules, but generally, we can make a spot judgement based on the title alone. Your CDs may be sorted into 5 groups, identified here as A-F

A – Strong, High Demand, regional favorites, Classic all-time best sellers, “Best of” or “Greatest Hits” compilations, out-of-print collectibles, some box sets
B – Strong but common, now low-demand artists or titles
C – Weak or low-demand artists or titles
D – Weak – No Demand artists or titles including CD singles, promos, unknown artists
F – Poor – For recycling – missing artwork or cases, damaged or abused

Realistically, we are only prepared to pay for CDs in the A & B categories

A-list items could command $1 to 5-dollars or more. B-list items may be worthy of 25-cents to a dollar, while C-list product could be worth pennies, nickels or dimes at best. We are happy to recycle or discard D & F category items.

Our customers know that All That Music & Video is the best place to buy quality, guaranteed used CDs at fair and low retail prices. We’re always seeking large volumes of used CDs to feed the appetites of shoppers who continue to purchase the trusty CD.

Thank you for considering All That Music & Video for a bid on the purchase of your used CDs. Just remember to have realistic expectations. The used CD marketplace is well matured and the final determinant for the buy-sell equation. We have the experience & resources to determine the true marketability of any used CD.

Our aim is to offer a win-win situation for the seller, merchant, & buyer.