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soliciting options for getting rid of DVDs and games
I have a large collection of DVDs I want to be rid of, and a number of video games as well, and I'm trying to consider what all my options are for getting rid of these things and what makes the most sense.
1. ebay. - most value per item. Apart from the couple of higher value items that would unlikely find their value in any other venue, like a sealed black label God of War Chains of Olympus or WoW TBC, there is just way too much hassle here for selling and shipping individual games and dvds, especially at the amounts they're likely to fetch.
2. blockbuster trade ins - upside is that it's super easy, I get something decent for each title, and there's no real chance of scam. They would also take ANYTHING. Whilst not doing as bad as the American company, the Canadian one still seems to be sort of in trouble, and I don't really like the idea of being stuck holding any credit with them. Complicating factors are that I have to travel to a location in another city as a bylaw here prevents the local locations from accepting trade-ins, and that Blockbuster's prices on things suck and they don't price match, so paying marked up amounts back in their store kinda obliterates the value I got from trading in.
3. craigslist. - similar to ebay, except cutting out all the BS of fraud/scam/shipping hassles. Still annoying to have to arrange meetings / send emails back and forth on a per item basis, even if a block from home.
I know that it's always gonna be easier to get rid of things in a larger "dump" of them, but I don't want the value of individual titles averaged to a common low point, and a huge % taken off for the buyer's benefit.
At the same time, there doesn't seem to be a way to sell each title for it's own value that isn't obnoxious as hell.
trying to find a middle ground or another option I haven't considered. Anyone else take trade ins and not suck?