Flipping is a business where there is no exact science. One of the reasons for this is because it so heavily depends on what you have available to you at any given time to resell.
Let’s just be realistic and face the fact that there are only so many laptops, headphones, power tools, and other ‘In demand’ items available for you to flip at any given time – BUT – there are a TON of music and movies discs out there that you can flip regularly.
Well, assuming you know how.
Now, if you are already a student of my eBay flipping course (eBay Domination – which you really should be since it only costs $9), then you already know about bundling items when putting them up for sale on eBay.
When it comes to ‘Media’ (which is what all of these discs really are), it might be tempting to do the same thing, but unless you got an absolute ton of them for free, or nearly no cost, it’s hard to really make much on them due to the cost of shipping.
My Trick For Making Great Money Flipping Media On eBay
Understanding that creating large bundles only works sometimes, it can be a little confusing on where to go from here.
So what is my approach?
The Money Isn’t In Individual Discs Or A Quantity Of
What I’m talking about here is series, seasons, and collections. Let’s break this down by media type so that it is more easily understood.
What Makes A Good CD To Flip On eBay
When it comes to CDs, it’s very easy to write them off as an old audio format that no long has a place in modern culture. To a degree, I agree with that.
But consider if you will that not everyone sees digital music the same way.
Many people still prefer to own physical copies of their music and for those people, the CD will always rule.
The issue is that there are so many CDs in circulation, that very rarely do any of the major releases have significant value.
Sure you might find a few out there that go for $5, $6, or maybe even $7 used but they are pretty uncommon. More often than not, you’re looking at a dollar or two per CD and that’s not much to work with in terms of really making money.
So what do I like?
I love “Compilations.”
These are CDs with a large variety of songs from various artists and are normally themed in some way.
Think about titles like “36 Christmas Songs for the Whole Family.” “Jamming to the 70s,” Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, etc…
These compilation discs can bring really good money, sometimes up to $30, $40, or $50 depending on what it is.
Where Do You Find These CDs?
So the next question is where do you find them right?
Here again, we are going to be looking at garage sales, thrift stores, and estate sales.
Typically older folks own these types of discs, or bought them when they first came out, so any place where that type of merchandise is for sale is where you are going to want to look for them.
How Should You Flip DVDs or BluRays On eBay?
Let’s jump to the second part of this article and talk about ‘Movie discs.’ How should we flip those?
Well, here again, like with the CDs, I wouldn’t be looking for just individual movies. They bring very little money on eBay most of the time and there is HGUE competition there all selling them for just about nothing.
But what does sell really well tends to be complete series or TV shows or Box Sets of movies.
I’m talking about things like the TV Show ‘Friends’ but every single season of it in one auction.
Or take a movie series like ‘The Nightmare on Elm Street.’ You put that movie collection or box set up for auction and it will bring good money.
Of course, the BluRay versions of TV shows and movies will bring more money than the DVD versions, so keep that in mind as well.
But where do you find them??
Same places: Thrift shops, garage sales, and estate sales.
You’ve got to go really ninja on these smaller items and dig through huge boxes of media to find them typically. Just be sure that when you do, you get the full series or collection and there aren’t any discs that are badly damaged or missing.
Missing and damaged discs will definitely reduce the resale value of these items and cause you all sorts of grief, so as tempting as it may be to pick them up, I would suggest avoiding it.
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