Musicmagpie.co.uk is a website where you can sell any unwanted CD's, DVD's or games. How it works is that you enter on their site the barcode for the CD or DVD and they give you a price for the disc which ranges from roughly £0.30 - £3.00 depending on the disc. Once you have 8 discs you wish to sell to them you can submit your order. Musicmagpie will send you a postage sticker, you package the discs and send them back using the repaid postage. Assuming all is well and they are happy with the condition, they send a cheque in the post for the total amount.
To date, I have 3 orders with musicmagpie and can offer a mixed report
on them all. The first thing I will say about the service, is that this
is not quick money. The labels take
around a week to arrive in my experience if you chose to have them posted and then, because they are through a special shipping system, the package can take forever to reach the
destination, and likewise for you to receive the cheque. If you do chose to get sent the postage by email, I have found that 1 in 3 emails seem to go missing and you have to chase them to get it resent.
So, of my 3 items, with each
set the postage took a week to arrive and then a further month on average to
be processed and for me to receive the cheque which duly came. They also offer a bank transfer or M&S vouchers. The bank transfer is not really any quicker than receiving a cheque and I have no use for M&S vouchers so haven't tried that.
So, would I recommend this service? It depends if you're in a hurry for
money and the kind of collection you have? If you are and you want to
shift a lot of Westlife, Robbie Williams or Dido CD's, don't bother. You
will get measily money for them and it will take at least a month for
the cash to come. If you want to unload some more unusual selections,
you can often get between £1.50 - £3.00 for them. I sent some of what I
would call cheapish jazz compilations and got between £2 - £3 each for
them. Some I only paid £1 for. So in this respect, it can be good. The
delay in receiving payment is the only down side.
Customer service is usually good and if you send a question you'll get
an answer within 24 hours. Discs have to be in good condition and
packaging intact before sending. I have heard of others not getting paid
for inadequate goods and as far as I'm aware, if they're not happy,
they won't send it back either so will be lost for good.
In conclusion, if you're happy to wait for the money then this can be a
good service. I'm not sure how regularly things 'go missing' and I am
slightly worried for my second package as it's gone very quiet. If
anything changes, I will be sure to update this review with words of
Website: musicmagpie.co.uk (UK only)