I can be a bit lazy so for the amount of money you seemed to always get, Music Magpie always just felt like a bit too much work for me, but then I saw an advert which explained how easy it is now, and decided to give it a go. I thought they would take just about anything, but that’s not the case. We started with a collection of almost 1,500 DVDs and ended up sending them exactly 400 products spread out across BluRay, DVD, CD, books and PS4 games.
I’ve got absolutely no affiliation with Music Magpie what so ever, so here is exactly how it works… How well (or I should say how poorly) they pay and what the verdict is once everything is said and done. Spoiler alert, it had issues, just as I would have expected, but to be honest probably not quite as bad as I thought it would be…
…make up your own mind, but if you decide to stop reading here and can’t be bothered to go any further, I would give a tentative overall view that this company is good to use, if like me, you’re way too lazy to list everything on eBay and just want to make some space!
Let’s start with a little issue
If you’ve only got a small number of items to sell and youd like to actually get some money for them then stick them on eBay… You’re not going to get that much cash. In order to get £202.92 I had to send them exactly 400 items! However when I sent them it actually equated to just a few pence over £200 and they only accepted 386 itesm which arrived.
I did send some stuff that wasn’t perfect or even that good quality which they had no issue with, but they actually claimed that 14 items were missing. I had no boxes with just 14 items in so its not that a box went missing… So I have no idea what happened to them, and they had no interest what so ever in admitting it was their fault. BUT I ended up with £2 more than I was expecting so as I didn’t lose the value of £10 or what ever I thought it would be, I didn’t bother to argue it… I certainly didn’t want all that stuff back!
What do they take?
I can confirm that they don’t want PS2 games, VHS tapes or Sega Megadrive games! But that shouldn’t really come as a surprise… I did scan them just in case though. I do wonder actually what would happen if I sent a delivery of DVDs and got shipping notes for a couple of boxes and send all those sorts of items as well… Might be worth a try – it’s easier than taking them to the tip!
They do take some electrical (like phones), dvds, blu-ray, PS4 games, books and cds, that’s all I sent.
They’re not super picky about quality either (but at the price they pay they really can’t be) so if it has a rolled edge on the cardboard sleeve or has a sticker on the front… Send it! I did and nothing like that got returned or disputed. I did have a couple where the box was slightly damaged or the sleeve was torn and those were listed as then having zero value. The same applies to discs which are scratched and of course missing (even partially from a set of discs).
You do need to watch the stickers on the back if you have any from the days of blockbuster for example and you’d have to remove that sticker or pull the sleeve out a bit to expose the one below. I didn’t even try those as I though they’d send them back with the sticker on… I’ll be trying that next though!
How do you do it?
It is so easy!
You sign up for the app, scan the barcode for each item and they tell you there and then if they want it and how much they’ll pay you for it. They don’t take everything, I scanned about 1,300 items if not more to get rid of 400 so again, if you don’t have much, just sell it yourself.
Then, when you’re done check out and they send you an address label. If you have loads like I did, just log in and request more labels if you need to send a few parcels. Pick a date for the delivery company to come and pick them up… Hey presto that’s it.
A couple of days after the delivery arrives, they go through it before letting you know if there were any problems with it, which are quickly worked through, before they give you final confirmation and then money goes straight in to your account just a couple of days after that.
How well do they pay?
If you’ve only got a couple of things and want to earn some money, go to ebay and do the work to sell them. If like me you’re happy with a little pocket money and have 400 dvds to send off (and I really can’t be bothered to spend that much time on ebay), then use these guys. Just don’t expect to get rich or be able to in any way predict what they might pay… That side of it is confusing!
Here are some examples of what I got for a few different titles:
|10 Minute Solutions: Pilates||DVD||£0.71|
|2 Broke Girls Season 5||DVD||£1.88|
|30 Seconds to Mars: This is War||CD||£0.10|
|Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls||DVD||£0.05|
|Avengers Infinity War||DVD||£1.00|
|Black Adder: Complete Collection||DVD||£2.00|
|Breaking Bad: Complete Collection||DVD||£4.00|
|Bring Me The Horizon: Sempiternal||CD||£0.27|
|Jamies Comfort Food||Book||£4.74|
|Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever||Book||£0.05|
|Orangutan Diaries: Series 2||DVD||£2.25|
|Pans Labyrinth (2 Disc Set)||DVD||£0.03|
|LEGO Jurassic World||PS4||£4.23|