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CD & DVD
CDs and DVDs can be extremely expensive for collectors. One of the best ways to mitigate that cost is to purchase them used. In addition to CDs and DVDs, you can also find used VHS tapes and old-school records. Used CDs and DVDs can be purchased through your local listings from individuals who wish to sell them.
CDs and Records
Some music is timeless, and CDs and records are an excellent way to make your favourites last, provided they are properly taken care of. Those selling CDs often sell them in groups, though they are sold individually as well. The same is true of records. The sound quality is often better with CDs, but there is a certain charm to records that CDs will never have. The price for these items will depend on how many CDs or records are for sale, and how new they are.
DVD and Blu-Ray
DVDs and Blu-ray discs can also be found secondhand through your local listings. Some listings include specific groups, such as television series, and others will list individual DVDs or Blu-ray discs for buyers to choose from. Some sellers will offer discounts if you buy several together, or they may offer a special discount on ""grab bags"" to sell them quickly. Grab bags are usually just a stack of DVDs placed together at random and sold without a list of what is included.
Surprisingly, VHS tapes can still be found. The downside to VHS is that they can easily be worn down or broken, no matter how well you care for them. However, the upside is that they are a piece of history, and there are some films not available on DVD that can be found on VHS. For the most part, VHS tapes are cheaper than DVDs; however, for those films that cannot be found on DVD, you can expect to pay as much or a little more than DVDs.
When looking for used CDs and DVDs, start with your local listings. You can find classic collections from all eras, and you can even find VHS movies. If you're a collector, you will appreciate the value in used CDs and DVDs. When new CDs and DVDs cost anywhere from R158 to R315, paying R10 for a used one is quite the savings. Granted, some will cost more than others, but even still, you will save more money purchasing such items used than new.