But how about making some money at the same time and use it to ‘feed’ your art?
Many of us have old CDs, DVDs and games hanging around the studio and at home and, let’s face it, that’s just what they do – hang around. So, sell them painlessly on Music Magpie.
This is an effective site, which will buy your old media using a simple and elegant setup. You enter the barcode number of your item and the site instantly tells you how much they will buy it for. You then send the item to them, either using their free courier service or a freepost label. The courier service is even fully insured!!
Once they receive your packet, they check the contents and then post you a cheque. Strange that they don’t use electronic fund transfer, in this day and age!
Obviously they want your items to be in good condition and playable, but they accept things may have some blemishes from day-to-day use. So – a few ‘scuffs’. They do, naturally, want things to be fully playable and have all original artwork, covers and booklets.
Feedback from the site by independent review site Freefo is very good, so it seems to be worth a look.
Quite a few people use sites like eBay to sell their unwanted ‘things’ and clearly one person’s discarded tat is another’s collectable, but it really is a faff photographing the items, writing the descriptions, hoping they will sell and wondering if you end up with negative feedback because the buyer didn’t understand the concept of ‘used’, so Music Magpie is a great alternative, with less work involved.