Saturday, July 08, 2006

Trade Your Old CDs For A Free iPod is a used CD retailer based in Charleston, South Carolina. You need to send 35 cds for an iPOD shuffle. They'll give you a 2 gig Nano for 65 cds. The top of the line video IPOD will cost you 175 cds.

I just got my 30 gig iPod in trade for 160 CD's (many were accepted at half value) plus $18 cash.

I learned about this site over a month ago, but I didn't want to post the story about it until I knew they were legit. Well, I just got my 30 gig iPod in the mail from them today - so - yeah, they're legit. I sent in 160 CD's and 5 dvd's.

They gave me partial credit for a bunch of the cd's, and rejected a few. In all, they credited me for about 127 CD's. So, I paid another $18 and got my iPod. I'd reccomend this service to anyone with a ton of great CD's or DVD's that they're willing to part with (sort of - you can rip everything to your hard drive first), but not a lot of cash to spend on that iPod they've been wanting.

One thing to keep in mind, you do have to pay to ship your stuff to them, and 160 CD's are kind of expensive to ship.

Do a little research on the sales history of your titles before packing them up. If the album is pretty new, by an artist whose getting some airplay (not neccesarily top 40), or if it has one or two songs that charted once upon a time, and it's in good shape, You're likely to get at least partial credit for it.

Be smart about it. Don't send in cd's from local/regional bands, or bands you know no one has heard of. It might help you to know that all of the 9 cd's of mine that they rejected were movie soundtracks, so keep those out of the box no matter how many good songs are on them. They do take DVD's, even ones you got cheap. I picked up Spinal Tap for $10 a year or so ago, and got full credit for it, same with the old edition of Tron.

Also, they do call you once they have your cd's, and you can use that opportunity to haggle a little. I ended up emailing back and forth with my sales rep for an afternoon, and made sure I got double credit for some double cd's they had apparently counted as singles, and I convinced him to give extra credit for a CD/DVD special edition set. I was impressed with their willingness to negotiate.

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