We have articles that will help you get rid of your clutter. You should know that it is time to make some money with your CDs. While CDs are still very popular, many people now stream music. They no longer need physical copies of their favorite music.
However, avid collectors still exist and are looking for old CDs or rare releases that were not available the first time. Continue reading to learn how to sell CDs or where to look for investment opportunities.
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Where to sell
There are many ways to sell online and in person. Here’s a list of places to sell your collection.
eBay is a great choice for online selling. They allow you to sell virtually anything and reach thousands of people worldwide. There are currently over 5,300,000. CDs for sale on eBay. It’s worth taking a look at the listings and judging the value of your collection.
Amazon allows you to list your items in your own store. You can sell new or used CDs through the site. Selling CDs through Amazon can be costly so you might not find it worth the effort.
Car Boot Sales
You can find great bargains at car boot sales so why not sell your CDs there? Although you may not make as much as on eBay, this is an excellent way to make some extra cash.
What should I do?
The bpi has found that CD sales have dropped from 27% per year between 2018 and 2020 to just 12 percent in 2021. Global superstars like Adele and Ed Sheeran helped boost CD sales so it seems that the CD boom may be coming soon.
You should invest in your favorite CDs if you are in it for nostalgia. Some people find it more satisfying to have a physical copy of a CD than to stream it online. Because physical CDs can be played through better speakers, they often sound better than streaming online.
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Live Box – Coil
This collection contains 6 CDs. Only 23 copies of this edition were produced in 2003. Each box is hand-drawn with an illuminated label. Each box is unique and each one is individually singed by Peter Christopherson and Ian Johnstone. Each box comes with a unique title that Jhonn Balance has given it and a card signed on the inside. For the low price of $3,226 you can get one.
Various – Woodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive Archive of the 50th Anniversary
Woodstock – Back To The Garden
A limited edition of 1969 numbered copies was released in 2019 to commemorate the 60th anniversary Woodstock. These were accompanied by 238 promotional copies, all of which were numbered #0000/1969. This mega-collection includes 38 CDs and 3 books. 1 for each day. The collection included a Blu-ray disc, a book, and many other items. All of this was wrapped in a wooden box with a guitar strap. It is expensive at $2,891.57, which might seem high to most people. However, if you have one, it may be worth selling.
Michael Jackson – Smile
Smile of Michael Jackson
This CD is worth $2739.73, so you might smile if you happen to find one. The CD was never released, with many CDs and records destroyed shortly before its release. Some managed to escape, making it one the most rare items in the Michael Jackson discography.
Bob Dylan – The 50th Anniversary Collection
The limited edition of 100 copies of this 4-disk collection were only available in select shops in Germany, England and France. You could sell it for $2,657 if you are lucky enough to own one.
Heather Nova – South
V2 Records Japan Inc. released Heather Nova’s South in Japan. It could be worth $2,025. You should always check your albums.
You now know how to make money with your old CDs. Maybe it’s time for you to go through those junk drawers or dusty attic heaps. It’s possible that you could be sitting on a fortune.
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