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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

 

  • Definitely use the UPC system on eBay when you can - you enter the UPC (bar code) numbers and it will, in most cases, know what CD it is - artist, title, track listing etc - saves a ton of time not typing that stuff in.  For any UPC's that don't show up in eBay, use discogs.com to copy/paste track listings etc.
  • Unless you've got some obscure, out-of-print, collectible, foreign pressing, limited, or otherwise non-ordinary CD's, expect to compete with sellers who offer the same everyday CD's for cheap (99 cents etc).
  • Stock up on CD mailers and ship via media mail or 1st class - whichever is cheapest.
  • When pricing your item, and figuring shipping cost, remember that eBay and Paypal combined will take about 13% off the top of your sold price and what you charged for shipping.
  • If you want to, get a roll of the small-bubble bubble wrap and cut out a bunch of 3"x3" squares, and place one inside each CD case before shipping - this keeps the CD from popping out of the tray in transit, and helps prevent the little spline/teeth from breaking off and scuffing the CD.

 

Or bring a box full to your local CD resale shop and see what they'll give you for them - if it's reasonable, sell them all there and save the time & effort of listing individually on eBay, dealing with any returns, non-paid items, etc.

 

This is another great tip. You get money, albeit a little less, but you're helping out a local shop in a time where they need all the help they can get.

post #14432 of 14436
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

April already rolled off. We will be talking May roll-offs by then.

 

Also don't forget, after August 20th we are supposed to be able to call in and dispute any defects that are questionable. I have 4 that I am going to fight.

My trending data still highlights April as a month that is taken into count.  Unless I am reading into this incorrectly

 

post #14433 of 14436
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post
 

My trending data still highlights April as a month that is taken into count.  Unless I am reading into this incorrectly

 

Hmmm.. I was just going by this....

 

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post #14434 of 14436
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post
 

 

I'd use discogs.com if it's not giga-rare stuff you'll be selling. Fees are less, you don't have to post pictures, and there's fewer unpleasant customer interactions than on eBay in my experience. Been selling on there for the last 4 years or so, if you have questions feel free to PM me.

 

 

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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

 

  • Definitely use the UPC system on eBay when you can - you enter the UPC (bar code) numbers and it will, in most cases, know what CD it is - artist, title, track listing etc - saves a ton of time not typing that stuff in.  For any UPC's that don't show up in eBay, use discogs.com to copy/paste track listings etc.
  • Unless you've got some obscure, out-of-print, collectible, foreign pressing, limited, or otherwise non-ordinary CD's, expect to compete with sellers who offer the same everyday CD's for cheap (99 cents etc).
  • Stock up on CD mailers and ship via media mail or 1st class - whichever is cheapest.
  • When pricing your item, and figuring shipping cost, remember that eBay and Paypal combined will take about 13% off the top of your sold price and what you charged for shipping.
  • If you want to, get a roll of the small-bubble bubble wrap and cut out a bunch of 3"x3" squares, and place one inside each CD case before shipping - this keeps the CD from popping out of the tray in transit, and helps prevent the little spline/teeth from breaking off and scuffing the CD.

 

Or bring a box full to your local CD resale shop and see what they'll give you for them - if it's reasonable, sell them all there and save the time & effort of listing individually on eBay, dealing with any returns, non-paid items, etc.

 

 

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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

Regarding CDs, if there are any rarer/higher value CDs, discogs is great (like futuremyth said). For more average ones, it gets frustrating listing each one on eBay and selling them for $1-2. In the past, I've put up lots on eBay. Like 15-20 CDs in a similar genre and started the listing at $15 or so. Some of them will get bid up, some won't sell, but you'll do a considerable amount less work for a similar amount of profit.

 

Garage sales have been the best for CDs for me. A few years ago, I put out 95% of my CDs (several thousand) and sold them for $3/ea or 5/$10. People were pulling up and shouting "are you the sale with the CDs?" and then they'd come and give me a handful of cash and all I had to do was sit on my lawn and drink beer.

 

 

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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

 

This is another great tip. You get money, albeit a little less, but you're helping out a local shop in a time where they need all the help they can get.

 

 

Thanks guys, this is all very helpful. I am going to check out Discogs as I am already on there contributing.

 

 

I called around to a few places in town and none were interested in a collection my size in mostly hip-hop/r&b but I do have a few more I would like to try out before giving up on that route. 

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I had a defect about a month ago, where they stated the item was not received. I sent the tracking number and they instantly closed the case ( assuming it was at the post office or something) - Can I fight this ? ( it raises my defect % since I have 3/17x transactions)

post #14436 of 14436
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post
 

I had a defect about a month ago, where they stated the item was not received. I sent the tracking number and they instantly closed the case ( assuming it was at the post office or something) - Can I fight this ? ( it raises my defect % since I have 3/17x transactions)

It depends if the case was opened before or after the estimated delivery date. In my opinion either one is BS since you can't really control the delivery progress, but if it's before the estimated delivery date, you can fight it. 

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