I’m in the process of trying to get rid of a lot of old Wii, DS games and DVD’s. I’ve spent a long time looking for the best value and reviews about suppliers and I figure it’s worth sharing this as there isn’t really any great guides on how best to do this.
Where can I Sell?
There are a number of options that I found for where to sell things:
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/trade-in (no DVDs)
- http://uk.webuy.com/sell/ aka CEX Online
However I’ve found that not all of the above are reliable – there’s seems to be few who take your items and run. I’ve personally not experienced this, but I did a number of checks on review sites and some of these sites have shockingly bad reviews. Here’s the overview of what I found across sites, plus who’d I’d trust:
Of these http://www.tradeyourstuff.co.uk/ looks way too dodgy from the reviews – so I’ve removed it from the next steps. Similarly I don’t feel confident using http://uk.webuy.com/sell/ because they have a lot of bad reviews, but they also seem to slightly active on facebook in resolving issues. I’ve emailed them directly about these negative reviews to get their views/opinions, I’ve left them in for now.
Where will I get the most money?
I had ~100 DVDs and Games to sell & I wanted to get the best price possible, so I wrote a little script that would scrape all the sites and get all the prices out for me. The best way for me to share which is best is just to show the data:
As expected it’s best to use a mixture of if you plan to sell. At the moment http://uk.webuy.com/sell//CEX is offering a lot of great best prices, however I’m not yet confident in using them. As mentioned I’ve emailed them already to get some feedback on all the negative reviews, but I still don’t know if I’d trust them.
I hope this is useful for others as it can be pretty confusing knowing who to use to get the best prices.