Monday, March 30, 2009

Getting Rid of a DVD Collection

DVDs got me through college - on my good days I popped in Legally Blonde and thought of all the things I could accomplish against the odds; on my bad days I'd pop in Legally Blonde and yell "EFF YOU!" at the TV when Elle got dumped, and then turned Warner down at the end. Let's face it: Elle Woods is responsible for my college degree. And for driving every one of my roommates/housemates crazy in the past 6 years. HA!

Well, now that I've been out of college for almost 2 years, and I've discovered the joy of watching movies on my iPod (or on the TV when Matt sets it up), I decided it was time to get rid of the DVD collection. And let's be honest, not many people want a collection of teen- and 80s-movies into their late (post college) 20s.

Well folks, I have to tell you - the power of eBay and Half.com are wondrous things when it comes to getting rid of DVDs. I started posting them on Half.com in February, and have less than 10 left! I've made $107.01 (minus shipping costs) on 27 DVDs - which is way better than the $1 average they go for at garage sales. I'll be putting that extra money towards some California clothes (YES!) and that extra space towards some more effective storage of other media items. The only downside is that it's kind of time consuming to mail off 27 DVDs individually - not for people who are super busy or out of town a lot!

I used Half.com to sell of text books in college, and I'm happy to report that it's pretty cost-effective to use for selling off unused or unwanted DVDs these days, too! Give it a shot if you've got some extras!

4 comments:

Lil' Woman said...

thanks i'll have to check out that website or atleast use to sell my textbooks!:)

ShockTheBourgeois said...

I think I qualify as a witness here... after living with this crazy girl I now have every line of Legally Blonde memorized. This movie may have gotten her through college... it may have also been the reason for my crummy grades. Heh, I kid.

"The bend and snap... works every time!"

Not Another Omnivore said...

I need to keep this in mind...I love my collection and don't really want to get rid of it...BUT I RARELY if EVER watch most of them and I need to downsize soon...

NAOmni

Bernadette said...

OMG, are you kidding me? If you have any more 80's movies left, let me know! :)

P.S. My favorite?
"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't!"