If you have a stack of old LaserDiscs left over from the 90’s, you might be able to turn that prehistoric plastic into cold hard cash, according to experts interviewed for a Flipsy.com article that details how much LaserDiscs are worth, how to find the value of any LaserDisc and where to sell them.
While many LaserDiscs are worth a dollar or less, some can be worth up to $1,000 or more. A copy of Tokyo Raiders, for example, can go for as much as $5,700; while a Pulp FictionLaserDisc can sell for $999.
Collectors are actively seeking LaserDiscs like The Matrix, valued at up to $160, and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, worth up to $35. Many collectible LaserDiscs are worth $20 to $50, so even if you have just ten LaserDiscs lying around they could collectively be worth as much as $200 to $500.
What makes LaserDiscs valuable?
LaserDisc value is determined by a variety of factors, including:
How to find LaserDisc values
Check LaserDisc values on the LaserDisc Database and eBay recently sold listings. Make sure you’re comparing apples-to-apples to ensure you’re getting an accurate price. That means you need to compare country codes, A/V formats, version and condition.
Where to sell LaserDiscs
You can sell LaserDiscs via online marketplaces, online forums and local options. Online marketplaces include the LaserDisc Database, eBay, Discogs and Amazon Trade-In.
Online forms like AV Forums, Home Theater Forums and LaserDisc Facebook groups often have buy/sell/trade threads.
Local options include Craigslist, the Facebook Marketplace and local retailers, flea markets and even pawn shops.
Before you sell your LaserDiscs, be sure to understand exactly what you have so you can get a fair price. You’ll also want to protect your LaserDiscs to prevent damage (you can get special boxing to protect LaserDiscs during shipping). Compare multiple options before you sell so you can get the best price, and be sure to factor in any shipping fees before you sell your LaserDiscs.
For more detailed information about what makes LaserDiscs valuable and where to sell them, plus insight from some of the world’s foremost LD experts, check out the original article at Flipsy.com: https://flipsy.com/article/1045/sell-laserdiscs.