In a world where many people carry their movies and music collection around in their pocket, CDs have lost some of the importance in popular culture that they’ve had in prior years. Instead of letting them gather dust on shelf or in a box in storage, many consumers are trading to online stores for cash or credit. The process helps free up space and bring money in for movies and music the customer isn’t using anymore.
Popular music and movie trading destinations include Best Buy and Gamestop, but these in-person stores don’t offer the same perks trading online does. Instead customers should try online trading marketplaces for their movie and music discs. The most obvious reason is the price. Companies like Blockbuster and Best Buy have to factor in their overhead expenses in the prices they offer their customers. Expenses like rent, utilities and store staffing affect the amount the company is willing to pay for trade-ins. By low-balling the seller, the company can make a higher profit when it resells the CD to another customer. Online trade-in marketplaces have less expenses and can pass that onto their customers by offering higher returns on trade-ins.
Online trading companies also offer more value in their selections than brick-and-mortar stores. A traditional store can only buy and sell based on the local needs. If there’s not a demand for a movie or music CD in the area, it may not offer much or anything for the trade-in. Also, customers looking to use the money or credit to buy new music or movies may be disappointed because a traditional store is limited by what it has in stock currently. Online trading companies are buying and selling with the entire country in mind, so they’re more likely to buy a larger selection of trade-ins than local stores. Also, since they take trade-ins from a large area, they’re more likely to have unusual, rare or special editions in stock. Consider this and the price for the music and movie that traders will find more value in.