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I am in the planning stages of selling my collection of about 1000 video
laserdiscs of 20th century movies. I'm in central California and have no
interest in shipping, as the weight of the disks is prohibitive.
I am still trying to decide if I should sell them individually, or as a
bundle only. I am hesitant to go through the process of cataloguing the
entire collection, as that could take weeks.
Depends what you expect I suppose.
Realistically these days, if you just want to unload the collection for fast
cash or because you are moving and don't want to deal with them, simply run
some Craigslist ads in the major cities around you for like $2500 for
everything and keep you fingers crossed someone will pick up the load for
$2000 as best offer.
Honestly, I'm sure you have a few gems in the $50+ range to some collector,
maybe a few more in the $10-$15 range, but the majority is likely in the
"barely worth a buck or two" range.
If you are looking to maximize profits, you really have a lot of work ahead
of you. Each one needs to be cataloged with title, catalog number, country
of origin, disc format, even checked for rot and what kind of sleeve the
disc is in.
Even then, after all that, maybe you separated 50 to 100 of them that would
be considered "premimum", but what do you do with the other 900-950 of them?
Putting them up for sale with a walk-away price of $2000 would actually
attract people to consider dropping the cash and cleaning you out.
Trying to do it peicemeal, you'll be staring at them for months or years to