Good place to announce large collection of DVDs for sale?
March 30, 2012 9:38 AM   Subscribe

My Toronto-based shop has just received a huge collection of art house, cult, foreign, Criterion, out of print etc. DVDs. For obvious reasons I'd like to turn these over as quickly as possible. I posted to our web site and Craigslist to announce the titles, but what other online places do DVD people gather where I could post this news without it being considered spam? Thank you.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy to Shopping (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you thought about offering them up in the Amazon marketplace? They take a percentage of the sales and if the inventory is as robust as you think, you might want to take advantage of the merchant programs they offer. You could also trade them in for cold, hard cash if you think you can make a profit.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 9:47 AM on March 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

I have no idea where you would advertise this, but... I have a friend who would like this info. What's your shop's name? Feel free to mefi mail me if you don't want to say.
posted by AmandaA at 10:00 AM on March 30, 2012

check your memail.
posted by mwhybark at 10:12 AM on March 30, 2012

Wait, do we all just hound you for the title list and contact info now?
posted by Gucky at 10:19 AM on March 30, 2012

It would be nice if there were a list.

Is this the Vortex announcement? The wording's similar.
posted by scruss at 10:23 AM on March 30, 2012

There's a high-end DVD store based out of Vancouver called Videomatica that may be interested in hearing from you.
posted by philip-random at 10:26 AM on March 30, 2012

It is Vortex but I didn't feel right naming it here. We don't do mail order which is why I said Toronto-based. There's no list as we have no computer at the store. It's oldskool, brick and mortar, walk-in only, old cash register. The titles are selling extremely well but thought that if there was some DVD forum that would be helpful. I posted on the Criterion FB forum and I think that generated a lot of interest but I had only brought in about 40% of the guy's collection so far so wanted somewhere to know where to announce in future.

Thank you.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:53 AM on March 30, 2012

I think you need to create a list. Maybe bring in a laptop and hook up a CueCat or some other barcode reader, or use your cellphone's camera to scan barcodes. Even just dumping a list of barcodes online would be a start. Otherwise you are limiting yourself to walk-in sales, and it seems like you could really do better than that given the wide desirability of the merchandise.
posted by Kadin2048 at 11:06 AM on March 30, 2012

I suspect a lot of libraries might be interested in those titles, so please do consider posting a list online, or you may want to see if any local programs or universities have collections that look complementary to your offerings, and send them a proper list with pricing. (I don't know how licensing works in Canada for academic showings of films, though.)
posted by jetlagaddict at 11:11 AM on March 30, 2012

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