Aug 30

Make Money – Sell CDs, DVDs, Video games and Books

Sell CDs, DVDs, video games and books that you don’t want anymore!

Clear your cupboards and your debts and quickly see how to make money by selling old CDs, Dvd’s, video games and books.

A recent survey by Swapgame  found that we could be debt-free as a nation if we sold our £1.8 billion of unused computer games!

You also can find out how to make more money by clearing your clutter generally in our Clear Your Clutter pages here.


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

If you want to make easy money today, sell CDs, DVDs, video games and books, try Ziffit accept nearly all DVDs, CDs, games and books.


Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Download their app onto your phone and hover it over the barcode of your items. It will tell you immediately how much they will give you for your items.

Step 2: Parcel up the items you’re happy to sell.

Step 3: Print off FREEPOST labels and either take them to the post or let Ziffit arrange free courier collection. Once your order is processed and cheque or PayPal payment sent to



Unwanted gadgets and gizmos?

Make Money Selling Old CDs, DVDs, Video games and BooksEven your broken gadgets are welcome at Cashinyourgadgets, where a calculator will work out how much they will pay 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.

At the same time, though, check out how much you could get for the same gadgets on eBay. If you’re willing to wait, particularly with Mac products and other popular makes, you could get a lot more. Pick a good ‘buy it now’ price, allow people to offer lower bids and wait.


Second-hand shops

Feeling vintage? You could sell 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.

Admittedly, there aren’t as many of these shops as there used to be but they still exist on some high streets. 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.

Car boot sales

Going to a car boot sale? You can sell CDs, DVDs, games and definitely books there.

Depending on how old the games are you could sell some for £20 each, although many will make much less than that. Toss in an old DVD or sell CDs 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.


Swap CDs, DVDs, books, games and more

Save Money By Skill SwappingThrowing 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:

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Or you can swap your used console games with other gamers for just £1 at 123swap..

You don’t have to sell your used games – you can swap games directly.


I have lots of cd cases which I would like to get rid of… is there an easy recyclable way of doing this?


Theres plenty of alternatives too for selling video games – try


Worth shopping around to find the best price – musicmagpie are great for dvds and cds, not so great for video games..

Stuart Cooper
Stuart Cooper

You can make clocks with your cds. You can buy the clock movements from craft material suppliers. Just Google clock movements. There are loads of web sites. You can assemble a cd clock in less than 20 minutes and sell them at car boots.

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