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Subject:How to get rid of old DVDs?
Time:12:02 pm
I have a big pile of DVDs that I've realized I'll probably never watch again, and I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of them. I wouldn't mind seeing some money for them, or at least a tax deduction, but what's the best way of doing that?

I suppose I could sell them on Ebay, but they're worth maybe three bucks each and I'm not willing to go through the hassle for that. Selling them as a lot on Ebay probably reduces their value tremendously. I could donate them, but to what organization?

Anyone have creative ideas?
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rmd
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Time:2010-10-16 11:45 pm (UTC)
books for soldiers has a bunch of folks deployed overseas who would love to be distracted by (non-porn) movies.
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prock
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Time:2010-10-17 12:00 am (UTC)
That qualifier seems dubious to me.
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rmd
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Time:2010-10-17 12:12 am (UTC)
well, there is that. but the rules are that people should not send pornographic materials.
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prock
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Time:2010-10-17 01:10 am (UTC)
So what you're saying is that there is a high demand for Disney DVD cases?

:)
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whipartist
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Time:2010-10-17 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh man. That's a good idea, but what a pain in the ass. You have to send them a notarized form before you can even get enough information to see if anyone might want what you have.
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rmd
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Time:2010-10-17 12:12 am (UTC)
i'm a volunteer, so if you want to ship stuff here, i can forward it along to folks as appropriate.
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rahaeli
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Time:2010-10-17 12:31 am (UTC)
Any Soldier is a great deal less tedious. I've sent stuff through their contacts a bunch of times before, and if you include your email address you'll usually get an incredibly grateful response in a few weeks. (We have a local free-book exchange, and every year around Christmastime we go and pick up about five or six boxes worth of books to send, along with things like sweatpants, deodorant, tampons, silly decorations like balloons and crepe paper, etc. Turns out that one contact we picked off the list had done her MD at the college across the street from us!)

The one thing they suggest is that you write anysoldier.com on the DVD faces, since theft is a real problem in-theatre and the people who steal DVDs (and various other things) will then try to resell them to the troops.

Barring that, see if you can find a local women's shelter and donate the lot to them. Many of them will try to send women and children who've stayed with them for a little while on to their new home with books, DVDs, clothes, etc, to make the transition easier.
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