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What to do with dvds

  • 28-06-2019 4:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 189 ✭✭ gizmo73


    Doing a house clearing. What does everyone do with their old dvd/CD collections? Prob talking 50 +/- dvds


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,198 ✭✭✭ elfy4eva


    gizmo73 wrote: »
    Doing a house clearing. What does everyone do with their old dvd/CD collections? Prob talking 50 +/- dvds

    If they have their discs and not just the box most charity shops would be delighted to take them


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr


    gizmo73 wrote: »
    Doing a house clearing. What does everyone do with their old dvd/CD collections? Prob talking 50 +/- dvds

    I'm in a similar position, half tempted to try CEX and see if Id get anything, but the reality is, I'd probably be lucky to get €1 per disc and that doesnt sit well with me.

    EDIT! - just had a quick look at CEX's website, and you'd be lucky to get one cent per disc!


  • Registered Users Posts: 783 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Jipper


    Being somewhat sentimental and a lover of movies, I struggled with this aswell. For the movies I wanted to keep, I put them in a large disc folder and threw away the boxes. All the rest went to the charity shop. Although they're essentially redundant, it's still nice to look at the collection and occasionally watch an actual DVD rather than streaming.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 10,608 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Fysh


    It depends on the charity shop and what you've got in the collection tbh - realistically €1-2 per film is the max a charity shop will charge, unless we're talking limited/rare editions or arthouse stuff. A lot of charity shops need stock to turn over quickly and will price accordingly.

    It doesn't hurt to ask, but be aware if they already have several shelf copies of half the films you donate, your copies might not be of much use...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭ McLoughlin


    Unless you have limited edition, rare OOP films, collectors labels your DVD collection is worthless Charity Shops don't take allot anymore because they tend to get the same stuff over and over and DVDs aren't really selling that much on the second hand market.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,627 Mod ✭✭✭✭ tedpan


    My DVDs now live in the attic, alongside a DVD player, an old 32" and linked up to the solar panels so I have something to watch during the zombie apocalypse..


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,234 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.


    I'm currently trying to figure out what to do with my DVD (and CD) collection and the idea of giving them to a reseller never really appealled to me. The sentimental value I associate with them will far exceed anything anyone else would ever pay for them.

    I'm tempted to do something crafty (haven't done anything crafty in decades at this stage) but not sure exactly what I'd do. Ideally I would make a collage out of the sleeves and even the discs themselves but am worried I'll end up with just a pile of broken discs and cut up sleeves that are then only fit for the bin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 189 ✭✭ gizmo73


    I'm in a similar position, half tempted to try CEX and see if Id get anything, but the reality is, I'd probably be lucky to get €1 per disc and that doesnt sit well with me.

    EDIT! - just had a quick look at CEX's website, and you'd be lucky to get one cent per disc!
    I'd that a typo or did you say 1CENT


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭ Comerman


    There was a lady on Joe Duffy Monday about her son with autism and CEX, please look it up and help her out. Think this is it

    https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21574818


  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭ mark_jmc


    I give mine to the mid western cancer Centre. After I finished treatment a few years ago I bought a couple of portable DVD players and gave them to the Centre, I found it great on the long boring days of treatment. Anytime I’m back in for a check up I bring any DVDs etc that friends & family give


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,788 ✭✭✭✭ rob316


    I did similar last year. I threw out duplicates and crap. Bought a album case to hold like 500 discs on Amazon and filled that. Tidily put away on the shelf now in alphabetical order for me to look through when needed.

    I used to collect bootleg recordings of metal bands, I did the same with these all stored in the attic literally 1000s of discs.

    I'll probably never touch them but there is a sentimental value and alot of effort put in to building a collection.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,671 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    That's a very good idea, rob. The plastic cases take up so much room!

    I still watch my DVDs- the amount of films I love that Netflix etc don't have or mysteriously disappear/expire is mad. I can always count on my DVDs. They will live in my attic forever!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,574 ✭✭✭ chicorytip


    gizmo73 wrote:
    Doing a house clearing. What does everyone do with their old dvd/CD collections? Prob talking 50 +/- dvds

    I'm in a similar position, half tempted to try CEX and see if Id get anything, but the reality is, I'd probably be lucky to get €1 per disc and that doesnt sit well with me.

    EDIT! - just had a quick look at CEX's website, and you'd be lucky to get one cent per disc!

    McLoughlin wrote:
    Unless you have limited edition, rare OOP films, collectors labels your DVD collection is worthless Charity Shops don't take allot anymore because they tend to get the same stuff over and over and DVDs aren't really selling that much on the second hand market.


    CEX would accept the lot. How much they pay you depends on how much they can resell them for. Popular titles of a more recent vintage will be worth more. The DVD should be undamaged with no scratches and with box, of course. A collection of 50 plus might get you 15-18 euro cash or the equivalent in store credit.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭ Jellybaby1


    Charity shop. Or just open a stall at a boot sale, someone might be interested. I've sold some a few years back at a boot sale.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,030 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Have hundreds of dvds but nowadays only buy the odd one (mostly MCU 4ks, series stuff that I collected since season 1 and something that really interests me)

    The media is dying slowly but some still like there dvds


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,929 ✭✭✭ spacecoyote


    The record store in Georges Arcade buy CDs, but as mentioned, you'd get around €1 for a single album.

    The Secret Book & Record Store/Freebird Records on Wexford Street will buy CDs & DVDs too. They're selective enough as they have limited space & are focussed on what they can resell.

    I've gone in to them a couple of times. Usually anything I have left over I drop in to Oxfam on Georges St as they'll appreciate any donations


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,253 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    when I buy a film on Blu-ray that I have on DVD, I give the DVD to a charity shop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,816 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    chicorytip wrote: »
    CEX would accept the lot. How much they pay you depends on how much they can resell them for. Popular titles of a more recent vintage will be worth more. The DVD should be undamaged with no scratches and with box, of course. A collection of 50 plus might get you 15-18 euro cash or the equivalent in store credit.

    I will never get rid of my DVD's. Feck that.

    Besides 15 to 20 euro for 50 plus dvd's that would have been worth between 700 to 1000 euros. Feck that. Would want to be really desperate to do that.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,078 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Steve


    Bury them in a time capsule in the back garden?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    DVD: What's my purpose?

    *looks DVD square in the eye*

    Me: To be there JUST_IN_CASE

    (narrator: there was rarely if ever a case*)

    *except the one the DVD barely saw the outside of

    ... granted I do remember seeing some collectors have them in those zip up books full of 4x4 sleeves


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  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ smurf492


    Films I like I will keep on dvd, films I love I upgrade to blu Ray.. The bad news is I am loving 4k so what do I do


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    smurf492 wrote: »
    Films I like I will keep on dvd, films I love I upgrade to blu Ray.. The bad news is I am loving 4k so what do I do

    I think .. but haven't seen .. that Ultra HD Blu-ray has/is 4k


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ smurf492


    Slydice wrote:
    I think .. but haven't seen .. that Ultra HD Blu-ray has/is 4k


    And it is as you like. I am praising 4k on the big screen. But yes go for it


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,850 ✭✭✭ Stop moaning ffs


    Curious about this.
    Are people getting rid of dvds cos they’ve upgraded to Blu ray or have it all on digital or places like Netflix?
    Reason I ask I wouldn’t be trusting digital mediums in any form. Apple and Netflix pull films all the time. Apple takes them from your library even after you’ve bought them sometimes.
    Probably just coz I like having physical copies but you’ll always have them to fall back on, it or when they disappear from the streaming services


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,198 ✭✭✭ elfy4eva


    Curious about this.
    Are people getting rid of dvds cos they’ve upgraded to Blu ray or have it all on digital or places like Netflix?
    Reason I ask I wouldn’t be trusting digital mediums in any form. Apple and Netflix pull films all the time. Apple takes them from your library even after you’ve bought them sometimes.
    Probably just coz I like having physical copies but you’ll always have them to fall back on, it or when they disappear from the streaming services

    I've kept my DVD's, but like others here did I removed the boxes and keep them in a disc folder, as the boxes are a lot of clutter if you don't have the space for them.

    And the reality is I very scarcely watch any of them most of them have been watched once and will never be touched again. For instance I have iron man on DVD since 2008 or whenever it came out. I'd say I've watched it more times as i happened to flick by it on telly than watching the DVD.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,838 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    elfy4eva wrote:
    I've kept my DVD's, but like others here did I removed the boxes and keep them in a disc folder, as the boxes are a lot of clutter if you don't have the space for them.

    Exactly this. I've found since the kids have come along the DVDs have become more popular again in my house so I would never throw them out.

    Got a 500 sleeve disc holder from Amazon for a reasonable price and just threw out all the boxes, reduced a HUGE amount of clutter from the house.

    On top of that the young lads love having a look into the kids section (as advertised with coloured paper and picking out a movie for the evening/night.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,850 ✭✭✭ Stop moaning ffs


    elfy4eva wrote: »
    I've kept my DVD's, but like others here did I removed the boxes and keep them in a disc folder, as the boxes are a lot of clutter if you don't have the space for them.

    And the reality is I very scarcely watch any of them most of them have been watched once and will never be touched again. For instance I have iron man on DVD since 2008 or whenever it came out. I'd say I've watched it more times as i happened to flick by it on telly than watching the DVD.

    Always found that funny. I’m the same. I’ll have whatever film it is on dvd but if it’s on tv I’ll sit and watch :)


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