If you are looking to sell your used CDs for cash, you have a variety of options. Before considering online options, you should explore traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Online sales can cut into your profit margins, because you likely will be required to pay for shipping. To get an idea of the appropriate price for your CDs, check with online retailers such as Amazon and eBay.
Start trying to sell your CDs by calling local retailers in your area, such as used record stores, consignment shops, pawn shops, venues that hold swap meets and used book stores. Ask each store how much they generally sell CDs for and what you can expect to be paid for your collection. Be prepared with a list of the CDs you own in case the store is not willing to give you a general estimate without knowing what CDs you have for sale.
A number of online stores will purchase your CDs directly for resale to third parties. Although these stores may offer less than you will get if you sell your CDs directly to interested parties, the process may require less effort on your part. By selling directly to retailers, you can ship all of your items at once and avoid having to make several smaller transactions. As of publication, some of these online stores include Decluttr, Secondspin, Spun, Buybackdirect and Cashforcds.
A number of online outlets also allow you to sell your CDs directly to third parties by listing your products online. Although these outlets will allow you to get more money for each individual CD, keep in mind that you will be required to ship CDs individually, and in some instances you will have to pay a fee to the website. Common examples include eBay, Amazon and Craigslist.
Other considerations for selling your CDs can include less-traditional methods such as online listings with local newspapers or pennysaver magazines, church sales, posting a listing of your CDs for sale on billboards, holding a garage sale or asking local retailers if they would mind if your placed your CDs for sale in their shop. Depending on your local market, sometimes local options can be the better choice.