Music Magpie is a simple way to sell unwanted CDs online. Over the Easter weekend (alongside trading in my old books with We Buy Books) I earned over £11 using Music Magpie to quickly sell my old CDs online. Read on for a comprehensive review of the Music Magpie service.
Music Magpie Review: How Does it Work?
The Music Magpie app makes it very simple to use the Music Magpie service. Using your phone, you can quickly scan the bar codes of all the CDs you wish to sell. Once scanned, the app will either reject the item or give you a monetary offer. All offers will be listed in your basket. If an offer is too low, you can remove it from your basket by swiping left.
Once you’ve scanned all of your items and your basket is over the minimum £5, click through to complete the transaction. You’ll be guided through the set up of a Music Magpie account and be asked how you wish to be paid. You have the choice of Paypal, bank transfer or cheque.
Shipping your items is totally free. Music Magpie offer multiple ways to send your item including Hermes and Royal Mail. I opted for Hermes. You’ll be sent enough labels to ship your items.
Music Magpie will let you know via email once they’re received your parcel. They’ll then check that your items meet their selling rules. If they do, you’ll receive payment the very next day.
Music Magpie Review: What CDs are Accepted?
You can try to sell any CD album with a bar code on Music Magpie as long as it meets their selling rules.
They very definitely don’t accept CD singles and most of my common CDs were rejected. Only one of my many Now That’s What I Call Music CDs was accepted. I did best with cast recordings from less well known musicals.
It’s worth noting that Music Magpie also accept other media such as books, DVDs and other tech. I only traded in CDs so can’t comment on other items but check out their website for more information.
Music Magpie Review: How Much Do They Pay?
Offers from companies such as Music Magpie are always going to be less than market value. The company has to make money somewhere. That wasn’t a problem for me as I saw any money I got from my clear out as a bonus.
I received the highest offers for rare musical cast recordings (£2.50), but my more common CDs all went for less than 50p.
Music Magpie Review: How Quick is the Process?
I found Music Magpie to be very quick. I submitted my order on Monday 2nd April, sent the items on Wednesday 3rd and received payment on Monday 9th. So the whole process took a week in total.
Music Magpie Review: Is Selling CDs Online With Music Magpie Worth It?
As with We Buy Books there’s clearly a trade off between time and money. None of my CDs were particularly valuable so Music Magpie was a great way to get rid of them quickly while getting some cash for my efforts. I highly doubt any of them would have sold had I tried to do it myself. Of course, if you think any of your CDs are valuable, it’s worth researching the market price. I found Music Magpie to be very efficient and will definitely use them again in the future.
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