Selling Us Your Used Media
Selling Us Your Used CD’s, LP’s, DVD’s, Videos, Games, Laserdiscs, & Cassettes
On this page, we list a bunch of stuff with average prices we might pay for those items. These prices can change at any time depending on supply and demand, and are only round numbers anyway. The only way we can give you a fixed price for your used items is to bring them in and have a buyer take a look and make an offer.
Selling Used GamesUnlike many stores, we do pay cash for games, or 20% more in trade. We pay up to $25 cash / $30 trade for very recent used PS3, Wii or XBox360 games. Recent games decrease in value very rapidly. A game may be $25 when it’s a week or two old, might be worth $15 after a month or $10 after two months. Their value changes every week. The most we pay for a two month old or older game is $15 cash / $20 trade. We even buy old format games such as PS2 or Xbox, but we only pay a quarter or less.
Selling Used DVDsDVDs are subject to the same rules of supply and demand that govern what we can pay for used CDs. Most DVDs that are classic titles, frequently make top 500 lists, foreign movies, or less common films are worth $3-8, if they sell for 19.99 or more new in stores and on the internet. Budget and reissues that have a lower new price are worth $1-3. Super budget DVDs that sell for less than $5 new in stores and online, we pay 50 cents to $1.
We’re the only store that doesn’t penalize for having Blockbuster or Hollywood video stickers on them.
For multi-disc box sets like Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Wire or Boardwalk Empire we pay from $6-$20.
New releases on blu-ray we pay $6-8 for, like the Hobbit, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty or Life of Pi. On DVD, new releases will be $4-5, depending on how much they are new. With new releases often what we pay will go down as the DVD has been out for a while.
Classics and perennial favorites, like Sound of Music, Citizen Kane, The Seven Samurai, or Dazed and Confuesd, and many disney and Pixar movies like Brave or Bambi we pay $4-6 for. Sometimes movies like the Godfather series or Scarface due to supply and demand we pay $2-3.
Older comedies, action movies and dramas, as well as movies that bombed when they came out we’ll pay only 25 to fifty cents. This would include movies like X-Men, Bewitched, Dr T and the Women, Men In Black II, You’ve Got Mail, Stepmom, or Don’t Say a Word We want every kind of DVD including kids, adult, sports, documentaries, cult, martial arts, foreign, horror, action, television shows, and just about anything else you can think of.
We’ll pay as high as $20-30 for select box sets.
Selling Used CDsWe buy every kind of genre of music.
All the prices that we tell you in this section are for CDs that are in very good to excellent condition. They may have a few fingerprints or light surface scratches, but they are basically in new condition. No major scratches or gouges. We do buy CDs that are scratched and worn, but we pay much less. Items with significant scratches are worth 25 cents or less.
We pay from 10 cents to 10 dollars for used CDs. It depends on the price they sell for used. Obviously a CD we sell new for 3.95 will get less than a CD we sell used for 9.95.
Rock, Soul and RapArtists that have stood the test of time. We pay $3-5 each for a Full Price CD. New Releases. We pay $3 – $5 for a Full Price CD.
Classic “catalog” CDs. These are CDs that sell for less new, but are still highly desirable albums. We pay $1-2 each for a mid price CD.
You can assume that artists that have survived the test of time, like Bob Dylan, Beatles, Pink Floyd, 70s era Yes, Talking Heads, Jimi Hendrix, Tupac, E-40, Notorious B.I.G., Stevie Wonder, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, NWA, etc., will be worth $3-5 per disc for full price domestic titles. This is an extremely incomplete idea of the list of artists that don’t depreciate.
International, Latin, Country, Blues, and moreArtists that have stood the test of time. We pay $3-5 each for a Full Price CD. New Releases. We pay $3 – $5 for a Full Price CD.
Classic “catalog” CDs. These are CDs that sell for less new, but are still highly desirable albums. We pay $1-2 each for a mid price CD. You can assume that artists that have survived the test of time, like John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Fela, Joao Gilberto, Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, etc., will be worth $3-5 per disc for full price domestic titles. This is an extremely incomplete idea of the list of artists that don’t depreciate.
Jazz CDsJazz artists from the fifties, sixties and seventies are highly desirable on CD. If the title is full price new, we pay $3-5 for a single disc. A lot of classic jazz titles have been reissued multiple times and frequently are available new at a lower price. Artists like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, etc. we commonly pay $1-2 for common mid-price reissues. Big band artists are not as collectable and we’ll frequently pay 50 cents to a dollar for these. Modern and classic “out” jazz can be worth $2-5, for artists like Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers, Sun Ra or Anthony Braxton. Sometimes we get a lot of copies of popular modern artists like Diana Krall, which affects what we can pay for them. Smooth jazz new releases can be worth $2-3, however, older smooth jazz titles tend to be worth more like 10 – 25 cents. Some smooth jazz artists would include the Rippingtons, Lee Ritenour, Kenny G or Chris Botti.
Classical CDsClassical is an area that we do well with. We pay $3-5 for import labels like Harmonia Mundi or Naïve, and we also pay $3-5 for many modern classical composers like Arvo Part, Osvaldo Golijov or Kurtag. New releases by major artists on domestic labels like Sony or DG we frequently pay $2-4 for. This might include artists like Hilary Hahn, Yo-Yo Ma, the Kronos Quartet or Andras Schaff. Many reissues and 2-fers are worth $1-2. CDs on budget labels like Naxos we pay 50 cents to a dollar. There’s also quite a lot of super-budget classical out there on labels like Gala and Lydian, and these might be worth 5 to ten cents a disc.
Fallen ArtistsOn the other hand, there are some CDs where there’s way more people trying to sell them than people who want to buy them, so regardless of list price, the used offer is much lower. Artists that fall into this category might include Blackstreet, N*Sync, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, later Boston, Neil Diamond, Gwen Stefani or Kenny G. People don’t want these things anymore, so we have a hard time selling them, and consequently we can’t pay you much for them. We might pay 10 – 50 cents for one of these CDs in new condition. To find out the actual price we will pay for every CD, just bring them into the store. We will tell you individually what we’ll pay you for each CD. We scan the CDs into our computer database, so you’ll get the same price at all stores. We buy during the entire store hours, 7 days a week. You’re under no obligation to sell any or all of your CDs. We have no problem if you bring us 100 CDs and you only take our offer on half of them, although this rarely happens because we pay the most for all CDs.
Selling Used LPsCondition, condition, condition. To receive a good price, the records must be in very good to excellent condition. The cover cannot have a lot of wear. The record has no deep scratches, gouges, warps or anything you would hear if you play it with an ordinary needle. Records with scratches are worth 0-15 cents even for desirable titles.
Valuable Genres on LP:
The following prices are for common records in each genre. Rare records within these genres are worth significantly more.
Reggae: All reggae records we pay $1-4
Blues: most common blues album by a major artist we pay $1-4
Punk: most punk records from the late 70s through the late 80s and even 90s punk we pay $2-5
Salsa and traditional Mariachi: $2-5
Funk and Soul before 1975: $2-5
70s Progressive rock (artists like Can or Magma, labels like Vertigo): $2-5
Jazz: recordings made prior to 1970, especially on Blue Note, Impulse, Riverside, Pablo, Prestige, Fantasy, Argo, etc. are the most valuable records as a category. They are commonly worth in excellent condition $3-10. Certain records in good condition are worth much more. We’ll pay $2-5 for vinyl reissues.
Metal Bands from Black Sabbath to Ozzy to Iron Maiden to Queensryche to Motley Crue to Metallica, some hard rock like AC/DC, most bands on labels like Metal Blade, Cannibal Corpse etc. are worth $2-5.
60s classic rock like the Beatles, Stones on London, Pink Floyd on Capitol, Dave Clark Five many other 60s and classic rock we pay usually $3-5 in very good to excellent condition.
International: Albums by serious artists from other parts of the world are typically worth money, but tourist-oriented albums, like German beer drinking songs or “the sounds of Puerto Vallarta” are not worth much money. Easy listening albums with an exotic flavor are also typically not worth anything.
“Zeros” badly scratched and damaged records are mostly not worth anything.
Light orchestral and orchestral pop music (101 strings, Bert Kampfert, Montovani, Arthur Fiedler, 50 guitars etc) are worth next to nothing. Pop vocalists of yesteryear, like Vic Damone, Perry Como or Eydie Gorme are also worth next to nothing.
70s light rock and pop music albums by artists like Helen Reddy, Seals and Croft, Kenny Loggins etc are not worth anything.
Classical: Classical records have to be in nearly mint condition to be worth anything. The only classical LPs we pay more than 25 cents for are early music (before 1750) or twentieth century music on expensive imports on labels like Harmonia Mundi or Odeon. Many common classical records are worth 10 cents or less.
Children’s, comedy, spoken word. Yes we do want to buy them, 10 cents to $3. Bring them in.