With things as they are, every penny counts, and we are always looking for ways to make a little extra money. At times like this we find ourselves looking around the house for things we no longer want or need that we can sell to get some cash for the things we really need. Just like records before them, CDs have seen their day come and go and are now just clutter, taking up valuable space whilst all your music is hidden away neatly on your computer. The good thing is that your CDs are still worth money and will be valuable to some people if you sell them the right way. There are also lots of options of how to get rid of them, which are a balance between the effort they take, and the money you end up with after.
Car boot Sales
Many people still prefer to take their CDs to a good old car boot sale. Tried and tested, they are a great way to make some money off the things that you no longer need and are a good place to sell CDs. The advantage of the car boot sale is that you can set the value at whatever you think is accurate and how much they are worth to you. If you have extensive knowledge of your music and know whether or not you have some rare gems then you can price them as such.
The other advantage is that you can change your prices to suit the day if they are priced too high then you can reduce them to get more interest, or raise the prices if things are selling quickly. However, to get a good position at the car boot you have to be super-keen, getting up at the crack of dawn and spend all day trying to sell your wares. If you would rather spend your day at home then the internet may be your best bet. Expect to sell your CDs for around a pound a pop.
Turn your CDs in to works art?
Why not turn your hands towards creating something artistic with your unwanted disks. If Tracy Emin can win the Turner prize by displaying her messy bed and a few empty beer bottles in an art gallery there's hope for us all. With this in mind, why not enter the Turner prize art competition? Simply get some scissors and a huge pile of unwanted CDs and start cutting them up in to small shapes, then simply glue the pieces back together to create a collage effect. Next, simply get a paintbrush and some paint and let your inner artist go wild by decorating them in the color of your choice. Then as soon as the Turner Prize is up for grabs enter the competition with your work of art and hope that you scoop the award and huge cash prize. It's a long shot, but worth a try nonetheless.
The easiest option is to sell CDs with Music Magpie. If you have a computer or SmartPhone then you simple scan the barcode of each CD and you get an instant quote so know exactly where you stand. The standard price for each CD is 30p but some are worth as much as £3.00 the options of freepost labels or a pick up service is provided so that you can get rid of everything at once, taking out the hassle and meaning all of the money you receive is profit.