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If you’re like many families these days, there’s a decent chance you have a few boxes of old DVDs laying around in your garage or basement right now.

DVDs were revolutionary for entertainment when they came out around 1996. But since then, streaming and other media technologies have largely replaced them.

However, Movie fans and collectors still purchase DVDs and Blu-rays regularly. This means it’s actually possible to sell used DVDs for cash if you need some quick money.

As a movie fan myself, I regularly sell DVDs my family still owns. So in this guide, I’m covering some of the best places to sell DVDs so you can turn those boxes of films into extra cash.

Where To Sell DVDs Online For Cash

Whether you are looking to clean out some of your collection or are interested in earning money with a new side hustle, there are lots of places to sell DVDs:

1. Decluttr

When it comes to selling used DVDs online, Decluttr is one of the best options out there.

In fact, it’s pretty much the go-to site for selling any type of new or used electronic.

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This company buys and sells a variety of old electronics, including:

  • DVDs and Blu-rays
  • CDs
  • Used phones
  • Apple watches
  • Gaming systems like a PS5 or Xbox
  • Tablets
  • Speakers
  • Smart home devices

To sell used DVDs to Decluttr, all you have to do is enter each DVD’s barcode number on the site or use Decluttr’s mobile app scanner. From there, you get a quote for how much each DVD is worth.

From there, you ship your DVDs to Decluttr, and the company provides a prepaid shipping label.

After it receives your collection, you get paid by direct deposit or with PayPal money once Decluttr inspects the DVDs. Usually, this takes one business day.

Used DVDs don’t sell for very much in many cases. But if you have a larger collection, you can definitely make some nice side cash without much effort.

2. Facebook Marketplace

If you want to sell DVDs for cash, the Facebook Marketplace is one of the best selling options out there.

This is because Facebook Marketplace is completely free to use. And, it helps connect sellers with local buyers for fast, cash sales.

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Many people are selling used DVDs in my area for $0.50 to $2 per DVD.

Posting your DVDs for sale only takes a few minutes. And electronics and entertainment or media products are a popular thing to sell on Facebook.

I’ve personally used Facebook Marketplace to sell kids DVDs. The titles were so common that they didn’t have much of a value to sell on eBay or Amazon.

Because the DVD cases weren’t in the best condition after much love and watching, this was the best place to sell. The DVD’s went to other families who enjoyed them and I was able to make money as well.

Have DVD titles that are a little more valuable? In this case, look for movie collector groups on Facebook who will be more interested in these releases.

I’ve had success selling used DVDs on FB Marketplace, so I think it’s an excellent starting point if you don’t want to deal with shipping.

3. Eagle Saver

Another place to sell DVDs you can consider is Eagle Saver.

This website specializes in DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, books, and video games. It’s very similar to Decluttr, and you submit DVD barcodes on the site or with the mobile app scanner to get a quote.

Eagle Saver selling DVDs

If you’re happy with the quote, you ship your DVDs to Eagle Saver with a prepaid shipping label. Eagle Saver pays you via check or with PayPal after it receives and inspects your items.

The lack of seller and shipping fees makes this an excellent way to sell used DVDs online. And you can always compare quotes between Decluttr and Eagle Saver to get the most money.

Just make sure you use the mobile app scanner to save time if you have a large collection.

4. Amazon

While it might surprise you, Amazon is another way to sell used DVDs that you can use if you want free Amazon gift cards.

However, due to counterfeiting issues, selling DVDs on Amazon isn’t as easy as it used to be. In fact, selling DVDs on this large marketplace is now limited through the Amazon trade-in program. The only exception to this is if you are a large scale reseller and have the wholesale invoices to prove you are a professional seller.

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Here’s how each program works:

  • Amazon Trade-In Program: If you have a small supply of DVDs, you can visit an Amazon location near you to do an in-person trade in. You can also submit an application online to get a quote and then ship your items to Amazon for free. Once Amazon inspects your collection, you receive an Amazon gift card in exchange for your DVDs. This process can take up to 10 working days, and not all DVDs are eligible.
  • Third Party Sales: To sell DVDs on Amazon you will need a special approval and be required to prove that your products are legitimate. Be prepared to answer questions about your inventory, provide a sales plan and provide invoices from distributors or manufacturers.

The trade-in program won’t get you full value, but this is the main way to sell DVDs on Amazon.

If you’re starting a retail arbitrage or money flipping hustle and want to sell DVDs directly on Amazon, you need to prove you’re a legit vendor. But this is possible if you have enough inventory and can prove you’re not selling counterfeit goods.

5. Ziffit

If you’re still wondering how to sell used DVDs, one platform you can try out is Ziffit.

Like Decluttr and Eagle Saver, Ziffit lets you sell DVDs, CDs, books, and games online. The company largely focuses on books, but DVDs and Blu-ray are still eligible for sale.

Ziffit sell DVDs

The process is also identical to other online resale platforms. Just enter DVD barcodes or scan them with Ziffit’s app, get a quote, and then ship your DVDs for free if you accept the quote.

Ziffit pays you with PayPal cash or bank transfer. However, you need to sell at least $5 worth of DVDs or 10 items for Ziffit to even accept the offer.

Also note that Ziffit doesn’t accept DVDs that were previously a rental. So if you have DVDs that were purchased through Redbox or another rental service, they’re not eligible for sale.

6. Bonavendi

Want to know where you can get the most money for your used DVDs or other items? In this case, Bonavendi is an incredibly useful tool.

This online retailer helps you sell DVDs, CDs, books, and video games for the highest price. All you have to do is enter product barcodes, and Bonavendi compares offers from sites like Decluttr and Amazon to find the highest bid.

Bonavendi sell DVDs online

Bonavendi also has a free app to make this process even easier. 

If you’re selling used DVDs in bulk, Bonavendi is very useful since small differences in prices can make a massive difference for how much you make.

7. Sell Back Your Book

Despite the name, this Sell Back Your Book buys more than just books. In fact, you can also sell old DVDs and CDs, and the site claims it’s paid out more than $10 million to members.

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Like Decluttr and similar sites, you start by entering your DVDs barcodes or scanning the barcodes with Sell Back Your Book’s mobile app.

After you get a quote, you ship your collection off for free. You then get paid within three business days of Sell Back Your Book receiving your DVDs.

Payment methods include check or PayPal. Overall, you can use this site to sell DVDs online if some of the other retailers I mentioned above don’t work out.

8. Used Book Stores & Pawn Shops

While it might surprise you, another option for selling DVDs for cash is to see if your local book store or pawn shop wants to buy them.

Used book stores sometimes have video sections, so they might be willing to buy your DVD collection or accept a donation. And if you have a large enough collection, you might be able to pawn them for cash as well.

This option is a bit less likely to work than selling DVDs online. So, make sure you call your local book store or pawn shop ahead to see if they’re even interested in buying DVDs.

9. OfferUp

If you want another way to sell used DVDs for cash to local buyers, OfferUp is worth considering.

This local selling app is very similar to the Facebook Marketplace. And it’s an excellent way to find local buyers for quick cash sales.

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Some of the most popular things to sell on OfferUp include:

  • Apparel
  • Electronics like used DVDs, gaming systems, TVs, and video games
  • Home goods
  • Furniture
  • Sports equipment
  • Shoes and sneakers
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Watches
  • Collectibles

Like Facebook, listing on OfferUp is free. Buyers can message you to negotiate or ask questions, and you schedule an in-person meeting to sell your DVDs.

I like OfferUp since it has many recommended meeting spots that are near police stations, busy public areas, or other safe locations. You can also sell DVDs online with OfferUp, but online sales charge a 12.9% seller fee. For this reason, local cash sales are truly the best option.

Extra Reading – OfferUp vs Facebook Marketplace.

10. Craigslist

Like other local selling sites, Craigslist is a reliable option for selling DVDs for cash. All you have to do is post your collection for free, set your price, and then negotiate with buyers who contact you.

People sell all sorts of things on Craigslist. In my area, a few people are selling old electronics, including used DVD collections, as well as VHS tapes and CDs.

You might have to do a lot of negotiation with buyers like Facebook Marketplace. But Craigslist is free and fast to use and is quite popular in large cities.

Extra Reading – Craigslist vs Facebook Marketplace.

11. eBay

One final place to sell used DVDs you can consider is eBay, one of the largest online marketplaces in the world.

For sellers, eBay has massive potential due to the sheer size of its audience. This holds true for selling DVDs and Blu-rays, and you can find thousands of buyers from around the world for your collection.

eBay Selling DVDs

While popular titles of course sell on eBay, this auction site is a particularly good place to sell less common DVDs, box sets and other releases that could be considered collectible, especially if they’re in good or new condition. 

My husband and I have been able to make money online by buying collector DVD sets on clearance at retail stores and reselling them on eBay for 10x or more what we paid for them. Before you invest money to purchase however, check online first to see what items are going for.

Also note that eBay charges 14.55% in seller fees for DVDs and movies up to $7,500. You then pay 2.35% on any amount over $7,500.

These fees make eBay less attractive if you’re just selling a few old DVDs and want some fast cash from a local buyer. But for serious resellers, eBay has a lot of potential.

Extra Reading – Facebook Marketplace vs eBay – What’s Best For Sellers?

Tips For Selling Used DVDs for Cash

Now that you know where to sell used DVDs, here are a few tips that I’ve found helpful when personally selling DVDs as a side hustle:

  • Do Your Research: Before you go to the work of creating a listing, do your research to make sure your DVDs are selling for an adequate price. After all, you want to make more profit than a dollar or two for the hassle.
  • Test The DVDs:  Has that DVD been sitting in your closet for a few years or did you purchase it at a garage sale? It can be prudent to check the condition. Make sure the disc is free of scratches and can still play so you don’t upset buyers.
  • Include DVD Cases: Most buyers want the original case for each DVD. Unless the case is severely damaged or unavailable, be sure to include it. If you don’t have a case, be prepared to receive a lower value per DVD.
  • Don’t Open New DVDs: – New, mint condition DVDs are worth more than old and used ones. So, refrain from opening any DVDs that are in original packaging.
  • Sell Niche DVDs: Rare DVDs that aren’t mainstream can fetch more money when selling to specific markets. For example anime, cult classics, and sports DVDs and collections may bring more money if you sell to fans in online groups or forums.

This YouTube video from Retro Rick provides tips for how to sell used DVDs online and start a profitable flipping side hustle.

Final Thoughts

While streaming is the most popular way for movie and TV fans to watch their favorite shows, DVDs are still a popular commodity. Entertainment buffs love to have their favorite titles to enjoy at home and on the go, and frequently seek out these DVDs for their collections.

When you’re looking for the best place to sell DVDs, the good news is that there are lots of options. You can even make money online buying DVDs for a low price and reselling them for more if you are able to find great prices.

I’ve been doing this with my husband as a couples side hustle, and the results have been quite nice so far.

Hopefully, some of the ways to sell used DVDs I’ve covered in this post helps you find success as well.

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