With the popularity of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Apple TV; watching your favorite shows and movies has become easier than ever.
The effortless click of a mouse for the monthly cost of a single DVD gives you access to a world of unlimited entertainment. People now have every movie they could ever want to watch right on their computer or smart TV.
As a result of this recent phenomenon, the necessity of owning a large collection of movies in the form of DVDs has become obsolete.
Millions of Americans like myself have massive collections of DVDs, sitting on a bookshelf or the DVD rack they got for their birthday, only good for collecting dust and nothing more.
I had the foresight to sell my DVD player once I no longer needed my DVDs, however, my massive collection of DVD’s remained.
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Like most, I think I was unaware of the untapped potential these otherwise useless discs had at making me some extra money.
Selling DVD’s at first glance doesn’t seem like the most profitable venture, but I’ve found it actually really depends on how you sell them.
Just like selling used books, your best bet is to use a comparison site to find the best price for your stuff.
Finding the Right Site to Sell
Sure there are always the big players to sell your DVDs like Amazon and eBay, but it’s not always the best way to go.
Amazon most of the time will give you a fraction of what your DVD sells for, often making the opportunity cost of the time it takes to sell a massive collection not even worth it.
You might have slightly better luck with offers on eBay, however, given the fact you are dealing with an auction, actually making a sale on your DVD can take a very long time.
After conducting a good amount of research on how to get the best price for my DVDs, I came across the website Bonavendi.com.
Bonavendi is a very clever price comparison platform that allows you to choose the best offer for your DVDs, from a variety of reputable vendors including Amazon.
Taking the hassle out of searching for the best deal possible all over the internet, and providing the convenience of making sure you get the best price on every DVD sale with a single website.
For some people, the nostalgia of keeping old DVDs around might be comforting, resulting in a reluctance to part with their old dusty friends. I myself have found great joy in making up to $10 dollars a DVD for some of the DVDs I would otherwise never use.
I was able to sell my entire collection of DVDs ranging from “The Shawshank Redemption” to “Gladiator” in no time with Bonavendi, and quickly made some extra cash.
How It Works
Of course getting all of this done so quickly was also made possible by the fact that Bonavendi has a unique feature, a free App for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.
3 or 4 DVDs might have been fine, but looking up and typing in 60 different ISBN numbers from a DVD collection can make you insane, even if you are getting the best price for each one. I was really impressed with how easy Bonavendi made it to sell a lot of DVDs at once.
All you have to do is:
You also have the ability manually type in your ISBN numbers as well as select specific vendors you would like to sell to, or keep the offers open to all of their partners.
Things to Consider
Barcode / ISBN: If your DVD doesn’t have a barcode or ISBN number you won’t be able to sell it. This is how Bonavendi’s vendors recognize the DVD that you are trying to sell.
Another note, simply typing in the name of the movie on the site sometimes gives you a variety of options including books and video games because Bonavendi sells those as well.
For the most accuracy, I recommend scanning the barcode on your DVD with your phone or typing in the ISBN number.
Bulk Sell: Selling many DVD’s at one time is certainly more worth your while. If you simply sell one or two DVD’s you might not make the most money for your time depending on their worth.
Bonavendi really becomes profitable if you have an entire collection to sell because they make it very easy to do so, and will give you the best price for each DVD individually.
Third-party Vendors: Once in a while when an offer is given for a DVD from a vendor and Bonavendi transfers you to their site, you may have to re-enter some information regarding receiving payment for your item.
This does not happen with every vendor, but it did happen to me once or twice.
Bonavendi offers the same price comparison and convenience for used DVDs with used books, used video games, and used CDs.
You may find yourself quickly making money on a variety of used stuff you have lying around the house before you know it.
The Big Question
I know when it comes to selling used stuff; the big question I always ask myself is “Does the time it takes to sell these things worth the money?”
If you are not getting the most money for your stuff and you’re a busy person like myself, the answer is often No.
Bonavendi is one good example of how to make sure the answer is “Yes” in maximizing your time and money when selling all of your used DVDs, used books, used video games, and used CDs.