The transition to digital media and cheap sources of music have caused the near extinction of record shops and if you’re out of college you probably have CDs worth a couple of bucks lying around. AbundaTrade.com is a website that lets you trade or sell your CDs, DVDs , books, and video games. You can earn cash, trade in stuff for new electronics like an iPod, or donate your trade-in value to charity. Best of all the site is free to join.
AbundaTrade.com is based in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina and if you don’t have any trade shops in your area, this is a great alternative to barter and swap for things you want or need. While browsing the site, I saw used CDs as cheap as a buck and as expensive as a new CD. The site is also designed to give you a quick estimate of your items’ value when you input the UPC or ISBN numbers.
Here’s the bad news. You are responsible for the cost of shipping your trade-ins, including any items that are rejected and you request to have them returned. AbundaTrade.com offers free shipping to people trading $50 worth of CDs, DVDs, and video games. They accept items in good physical condition that are in demand.
Through out the site there are customer testimonials about the companies’ great customer service, but a quick search reveals that the best way to reach them is through e-mail. AbundaTrade has a phone number, but the company discloses they rarely answer customer calls. I don’t know about you, but I prefer to speak to a human when I need to reach customer service instead of speaking to a machine or sending an e-mail.
If you have a lot of CDs and DVDs at home that you no longer use, AbundaTrade is one site that can help you profit from them.