February 26, 2010

4 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted CDs

With music going digital these days, what do you do with all of your unwanted CDs? There's really no need for them to take up valuable space in your home anymore. If you're ready to let them go for good, below are some great ideas for what to do
with them.


1. Recycle
Check with your local computer recycling center (if your city has one). Chances are they'll gladly take your CDs off your hands for you. All Best Buy stores nationwide recycle CDs. Drop them off at the free kiosk just inside the door. For more information and to find a Best Buy store near you visit www.bestbuy.com/recycling.
Another option is the CD Recycling Center of America www.cdrecyclingcenter.org. They'll recycle your CDs for free, however, they charge a small fee for the packaging (i.e. jewel cases, sleeves, and slim cases).

2. Sell Online
The following online companies will give you money for CDs in good condition with original covers.
www.SecondSpin.com
www.CashForCDs.com

3. Donate
Give them away to a friend or family member with the same musical tastes as you, who'll really appreciate them. Donate them to local charities like the Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Local libraries often accept CDs, as well. Call ahead before dropping them off.

4. Sell/Trade Them at Your Local Music Store
Do a Google search online to find stores near you or look in your local Yellow Pages directory. There are still stores out there who do this kind of thing. If you live in the Santa Rosa, CA area try The Last Record Store or Incredible Records & CDs. Call ahead first, to make sure they want what you have. If they're too outdated, they may not want them, but it's certainly worth a try.

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