Are my old CDs worth anything?
Those old compact discs you loaded up on at $15 a pop are now worth pennies on the Clinton administration dollar, thanks to a double-whammy change in consumers listening habits. Sales of new CDs have plummeted by about 90% over the past decade.
What can I do with unwanted CDs?
CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays in Good Condition Give them to friends or family or swap them rather than buying something new to replace them. Give them away on Freecycle, Freegle and ReUseIt recycling groups. Give them to your local charity shop or to a jumble sale in aid of a local organisation.
Is there a market for old CDs?
Surprisingly, many record shops still buy and sell used CDs, as do some used-book stores. Bob Fuchs, general manager of The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, said used sales have held strong even while new CDs have tanked because “theyre so cheap now, you can go home with four or five new albums for about $20.”