Later this month, we’re going to put our apartment up for sale. Subsequently, we’re leaving the country for six months, taking only a couple of suitcases. We’re dispensing with a bunch of stuff, and leaving the remainder in storage.
On the CD front, we’re going all digital. I’ve already signed up to MP3Tunes, an online backup system and streaming server. Seeing no need for all that plastic, we’re ready to sell the 180 CDs we’ve acquired over the past 20 years.
We’re going to avail of our only friend who has a lawn and hold a yard sale. However, I’m not sure that’s an effecient way of getting rid of our music. We’ll only sell some of them, and there will be plenty of tedious bargaining over pennies.
So, I’m looking at a couple of online services that will buy used CDs from Canadians. Basically, you enter all your CDs into their system, they tell you what they’ll pay for them, and send you the packaging to ship them off. The two I’ve found thus far are Cash for CDs and SecondSpin. Judging from a small sample group I tried, we should make about US $2 a CD. Not great, but better than any other alternative, I think.
Have you ever used one of these online services? What’s your experience been?