What can I do with a large quantity of CD-ROMs?
June 30, 2011 3:12 PM Subscribe
I have over 1,000 copies of several PC videogame CD-ROMs. The games are widely distributed/available, so the discs probably don't have any value to gamers. What can I do with them beside give them away? Creative or crafty ideas welcome. Also, not against making a little money if it's possible.
posted by R_Kamidees to media & arts (10 answers total)
I used to be a retail brand rep for a computer manufacturer, and I was given all sorts of swag to give away to customers and retail sales associates (pens, thumb drives, pamphlets, etc.) This included a number of PC game CD-ROMs, of 8 different games (e.g. Prince of Persia, FarCry, to give you an idea of the era.) At first I had no problem giving away the discs, but they just kept sending me more and more.
I don't have the job anymore, but I still have a stockpile of over 1,000 discs in plain white sleeves, 150-500 of each game. I'm looking for a way to get rid of them. I doubt anyone would buy a copy to actually play the game, since I'm sure these are easy enough to download or pirate. So what can I do with them? I'm open to any and all ideas. I can get a bit crafty and I'm not against destroying the discs in the name of art. Any ideas that could result in a little walking-around money?