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Jan 30

Make Money Selling Old CDs, DVDs, Video games and Books

Raechelle Dias 30th Jan 2020 No Comments

Make money from your unwanted items today! Clear your cupboards and your debts and quickly see how to make money by selling old CDs, DVDs, video games and books. A survey by Swapgame  found that we could be debt-free as a nation if we sold our £1.8 billion of unused computer games, so let’s get started!


Where to start selling old CDs, DVDs, video games and books?

Make Money Selling Old CDs, DVDs, Video games and BooksIf you want to make easy money today by selling old CDs, DVDs, video games and books, your one-stop shop is Ziffit.  Ziffit is a free online service which pays you for your old books, CDs, DVDs and video games. Over one million products have been sold to Ziffit and they have a five star score on Trust Pilot based on over twelve hundred reviews.

Step 1: The beauty of Ziffit is in its simplicity – you simply enter the barcode of the product you want to sell into their search box (or scan it with the free Ziffit app) and they’ll provide you with an instant price.

Step 2: Review your items and make final decisions! Complete the trade and then pack your items.

Step 3: If you’re happy with the price offered then you just need to pack your items (they can all go in the same box) and you can then either drop it off at one of their Collect+Stores or use their free courier service.

Step 4: Get paid to your bank, PayPal or by cheque – it really is that simple!

We’d always recommend shopping around for best prices before trading in, but Ziffit offers a quick and easy way to trade in your goods.

Unwanted gadgets and gizmos?

Make Money Selling Old CDs, DVDs, Video games and BooksEven your broken gadgets are welcome at Gadgets4Everyone, where a unique calculator guarantees to pay the most for them. If you’re honest with the grading questions you’ll receive the amount quoted.You can also trade in, from a big selection of Macs, tablets, phones, consoles and other gadgets to choose from.  Less hassle than online auction sites with no transaction fees and a range of payment options available.


Second-hand shops

Feeling vintage? You could sell your old CDs, DVDs and games the old fashioned way and look up local second hand shops in your area.  Not only can you get some cash for them, but you might be able to barter and trade them for some cool vintage wares. Selling directly to a shop means you get cold, hard, instant cash too which can be so helpful if you’re wondering where the next meal is coming from. Look up your local shops, gather your goods and start negotiating. Make a day of it, clear out your closets and earn some cash at the same time. And there’s always good old Gumtree of course.

Here’s some tips on how to make money from vintage clothing.


Car boot sales

junkGoing to a car boot sale? Then don’t forget to throw in all your old CDs, DVDs and games in with the mix.  Depending on how old the games are you could sell some for £20 each, although many will make less than that. Toss in an old DVD or CD for 50p to a fiver. The disadvantage of car boots is that you may not sell everything. Also, car boot foragers are looking for bargains and usually won’t give you as much as you could perhaps get elsewhere. However, if you’re going anyway then there’s no harm taking some if you have them cluttering up your cupboards.

Find out more about car boot sales and how to turn your trash into cash.


Throwing a clothing swap with friends? Bring along your old games, CDs, records and DVDs too. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure remember! If swap parties seem like too much effort, you can always visit swapping sites. You just register for free, find your local group and you can look up items you want and swap them for your old stuff.

Snaffleup is a great swapping site because you don’t need to sign up to browse around, and the search engine prioritises postcodes in your area so you can swap with those closest to you. While you won’t be able to make any cash by swapping you can get rid of your old games and pick up some new ones without spending any money. You can also start swapping on: Swapaholic and Freecycle.

Find out how to get involved in the National Clear Your Clutter campaign.


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