MONEY MAKER Dad of six made nearly £4,000 flogging old CDs and DVDs – do you have any worth a mint?

Warehouse worker Joe Kadomrezz, 30, made £3,858.16 from selling old CDs, DVDs and games to pay off his bills - and he even got enough to go on holiday with his best mate

30 January 2018 - 14:08

NOWADAYS CDs, DVD and gaming discs are nothing more than wasted shelf space as we stream music, films and online games straight to our devices.

But instead of binning the almost useless plastic discs, dad-of-six Joe Kadomrezz, 30, saw an opportunity to make some extra cash.

Joe made nearly £4,000 by selling old CDs, DVDs and games to MusicMagpie

After falling on hard times in 2014, the warehouse worker from Northampton needed to pull together some extra money to pay off bills - but ended up getting a £800 lads holiday out of it to.

"I'd just split up from my girlfriend and was staying with a friend in his caravan and I needed money," Joe told the Sun Online.

"I'had sold a few things online before. I saw that people were interested in buying vinyl so that's what I started selling at first.

"But you sort of have to know what ones will sell well if you're going to make some cash and getting hold of them could be hard work."

 Joe and his friend spent 10 hours a week buying secondhand stock and sending them in to the website
 
Joe and his friend spent 10 hours a week buying secondhand stock and sending them in to the website
 Joe said that he found the discs that were worth the most were the ones he'd never heard of
 
Joe said that he found the discs that were worth the most were the ones he'd never heard of

After seeing adverts on the TV, Joe and his friend decided to give MusicMagpie a go.

It's an online selling platform that buys your old CDs and DVDs. Unlike eBay you're guaranteed to sell it but you also might get a lower price.

They downloaded the app, gathered together all their old discs and began work on cleaning them up, packaging and flogging them on.

"You type into the app what CD you've got and it will give you an estimate of what it's worth," explained Joe.

Where can I sell my secondhand goods?

YOU can make money from flogging your old things online, from clothes to furniture. Before you throw them away, think about whether it's worth making a profit from your junk. 

eBay - You can list up to 20 things a month for free on the auction site but they do charge 10 per cent if you manage to sell the item, including postage and packaging. Laura Rose made a whopping £30,000 selling her old clothes on eBay.

Gumtree - You can list jobs, property, clothes and even pets on Gumtree for free but you'll have to pay a fee of you're a business, agent, dealer or landlord.

Preloved - Similar to Gumtree, you can list things for free. It works best when the seller can meet up with the buyer.

Facebook Marketplace - The social media site offers a sellers service, Marketplace, which allows you to get rid of your unwanted things for free to sellers in your local area. It's cash in hand and there are no postage costs.

Depop - The app helps you sell your clothes. Take a photo on your phone, list it on Depop, share it social media, and wait for someone to make the purchase.

"The better condition they're in the more money you might get. I could get anything from 5p to £2.50 for a CD."

It might not seem like much money, but Joe seized the opportunity to make more by buying bought cheap CDs in bulk from secondhand stores and local council house clearances.

"We started asking people if they had any old CDs that they don't want any more. Then when that ran out we went to secondhand stores.

 The discs are worth less if they're in poor condition, like as low as 5p
 
The discs are worth less if they're in poor condition, like as low as 5p

"We'd buy the CDs in batches of around a thousand and then we'd use our day off work together to do it," Joe said.

"We'd buy stock and then sit there cleaning them up, placing the orders and packaging them.

"It took us a long time to do it all - about 10 hours a week - but it was worth it in the end.

"We'd get the estimates so we would know roughly how much we were getting from them. But you don't always get as much as they say online because they might say that the condition wasn't as good as we'd said.

What CDs and DVDs are worth the most money on MusicMagpie?

CDS and DVDs are worth different amounts of money depending on what they are and their condition. If they're in good nick then this is what they could be worth:

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Extended Collection, £14.65
  • Breaking Bad: The Complete Series, £9.78
  • Soldier Soldier: The Complete Series, £9.62
  • Bottom Live: The Stage Show/Bottom - The Big Number 2 Tour Live, £8.64
  • 2 Point 4 Children - Series one to three, £8.39
  • The Six Million Dollar Man: Series 1, £5.36
  • WWF - Wrestlemania 15, £5.33
  • Phoenix Nights: Series 1 and 2, £5.03
  • Original Soundtrack: Kevin and Perry - Go Large Ost, £4.88
  • The Wombles:The Complete Collection, £4.87

"Of course, some of them we wouldn't make any money. They might have costs us £1 to buy and Music Magpie only paid us 5p, but mostly we made money.

"I started to get an idea of what might do well but then one really weird one, one that you'd never heard of would be worth way more than we thought."

Within six months, Joe and his friend had made enough money to pay off his bills and even splash out on a holiday.

They spent five days in Majorca, and including spending money, it cost them £800 for the pair of them.

Joe is now back with his girlfriend and after two years making money through Music Magpie, he's now moved towards selling retro games, buying them in bulks and then flogging them individually online.

"I don't do it as much now because it's a lot of effort. It took me two years to make more than £3,000 but it was worth it to help me pay some bills," Joe said.

If you're feeling the squeeze this month then here are some ways you can make some extra cash from home.

From getting paid to fill in online surveys to transcribing meetings for a fee, to selling your unwanted giftcards, there are plenty of ways make money.

Here's how you can get paid to watch TV or even make £250 from selling your hair.

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