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Title: Anyone Have Luck Selling VHS tapes and DVDs?
Post by: slackmax on January 28, 2019, 09:04:35 AM
I see lots of DVDs and VHS tapes (played on the old VCRs) for sale on Craigslist.

I posted a bunch of VHS tapes on CL a few months ago, for 25 cents each, and got ZERO response. 

I have a ton of both DVDs and VHS.

Just wondering if anyone is actually buying these things, or there's just a bunch of ads out there that no one responds to, lol.

   
Title: Re: Anyone Have Luck Selling VHS tapes and DVDs?
Post by: BlueMR2 on January 28, 2019, 11:16:19 AM
No luck selling.  Some DVDs I've been able to give away.  Most DVDs and all VHS are now going into the trash at our house.  I hate throwing them out, but there doesn't seem to be any value left in them to get out.
Title: Re: Anyone Have Luck Selling VHS tapes and DVDs?
Post by: NotJen on January 28, 2019, 11:54:27 AM
Iíve been selling some DVDs on eBay (since Iím selling other old junk there).  Iíve been slowly listing them to see if they happen to sell.  Iíve sold 6 of the 12 Iíve listed so far, making $2-3 profit on each.

Eventually Iíll group them together if they donít sell individually.

Then give away what doesnít sell.
Title: Re: Anyone Have Luck Selling VHS tapes and DVDs?
Post by: robartsd on January 28, 2019, 12:12:01 PM
These are not for CL unless you're selling all in one transaction.

DVD: Many will be worth a few bucks, but it's quite a bit of work to list and sell individually for so little. For an easy solution, apps like Decluttr will scan the bar code and give you a price (probably less than half of what you'd get selling individually on eBay), then you just ship them all off and get paid.

VHS: You're at least a decade too late to get any money out of them. You might find a thrift store that will take them.
Title: Re: Anyone Have Luck Selling VHS tapes and DVDs?
Post by: geekette on January 28, 2019, 12:26:54 PM
I volunteer at a thrift store. Unless itís Disney, Iíd just trash them.
Title: Re: Anyone Have Luck Selling VHS tapes and DVDs?
Post by: Raenia on January 28, 2019, 12:36:48 PM
VHS are worthless, don't even bother donating.  DVD's it depends what it is.  You may be able to sell some on Decluttr or FYE or some other media reseller.  I had some luck getting rid of a bunch of TV show sets on DVD a while back, though I didn't make much.  If not that, I wouldn't expect a lot of interest on CL.  Maybe a local Buy Nothing, or donate to a thrift store.
Title: Re: Anyone Have Luck Selling VHS tapes and DVDs?
Post by: Morning Glory on January 28, 2019, 12:57:05 PM
Try donating to your library. Our library has a large DVD collection and they also still have shelves full of VHS tapes.
Title: Re: Anyone Have Luck Selling VHS tapes and DVDs?
Post by: DreamFIRE on January 28, 2019, 04:24:45 PM

I've got DVDs and even more HD-DVDs that I should have sold a years ago.

Looked it up - the last two DVDs I bought were in 2014, one was used.