Music Magpie – making money by Recycling

This morning I am going to tell you about a very useful website I have recently discovered. As regular readers of Fashion-mommy know, I am a huge fan of recycling and upcycling goods, I avidly sort out my rubbish, my wardrobe is regularly culled and unwanted stuff given to Charity Shops, and I am forever filling charity bags that land on my doorstep. But Website Music Magpie may well change the way I look at recycling in that you can actually make money from all manner of things that you may previously have given away, from old clothing to DVDs, from games and consoles to recycling your old mobile phone. You can even sell Nintendo Wii games and consoles and then put the money towards something else that you now really want.

How does it work?

Making money from your unwanted stuff is very easy with Music Magpie. When you visit the website, a pop-up window allows you to quickly find the value of items you are planning to sell.  For CDs, DVDs and games, you simply enter the barcode number, for clothes you enter the brand and the garment type, for technical/electrical items you enter the make and model. From this simple information, you can get an instant valuation.  If you decide the price is right 9to quote that 1980s classic quiz show…) you can then either send your item, or if it is a big item, or maybe you’re selling lots of things, you can have the item collected. The great news is that both the ‘send’ service, and the courier service are absolutely free of charge, with the courier service also being fully insured for loss and damage.

How do I get paid?

Payment can be made in the form of a bank transfer or a cheque. You can also have your payment in e-vouchers, perfect if you have your eye on something that you particularly want to buy. (They do M&S vouchers which are always popular. Or, if you are feeling particularly philanthropic, you can donate your earnings to one of the charities that Music Magpie supports, including the Terrence Higgins Trust, various animal and children’s charities.

So, what exactly are you waiting for? You can get that new bag you have your eye on by selling some of that overflowing wardrobe. Or get your youngest that Nintendo Wii game by getting rid of some of the games that he/she has already mastered, or simply got bored with. Whatever you want a bit of spare cash for, Music Magpie can address all your needs very quickly and simply. What’s not to love?

The Benefits of Recycling Your Old Music and Films

Few people have been left unaffected by the recession. A massive credit crunch has only added to budgetary burdens. If you’ve whittled away extra expenses and are still finding yourself in a financial crisis, the internet could provide you with the extra cents you need to get through the month. It may even help you to chip away at a giant mound of debt. The Web’s move towards re-commerce has introduced some interesting new options for creative spendthrifts. The DVDs and CD’s you’ve listened to one too many times would probably be considered treasures by cinemaphiles and music fans who share your taste in films and music. Finding buyers has never been easier.

There are a number of strategic ways to hone your budget using recommerce profits. Planning where you funnel those funds will ensure that your approach is targeted at achieving long term goals. While you tailor your financial freedom, you may benefit from the cognitive benefits of resale as well.

 Debt Relief

When it comes to attacking large piles of debt, every little bit helps. The snowball strategy has won favor because of its impact on the emotional entanglements of debt by creating motivation. The principle amounts attached to each account are ordered so that small debts are paid off first. This doesn’t compare favorably with alternatives which focus on decreasing the long term interest rates paid on debt, but it is remarkably efficient for debtors who have fallen into a state of learned helplessness. The snowball approach gives you a sense of control that is poignantly motivating. While DVDs that are easy to find will fetch enough profit to pay a percentage of monthly debt, certain collectible items might prove more lucrative.

Clearing the Slate

Cognitive behavioral therapy works on the principle that altered actions can change thoughts and feelings. There is something potently liberating about throwing out the old to make room for the new. This effect can be achieved when you recycle your old music and films. A thorough spring clean that includes tossing out the CD’s and films of the past leaves your life primed for something new. Some people are fearful about throwing away items that are symbolic of a certain phase of their lives, yet confronting that fear has a powerful impact on your willingness to move forward. This self-improvement process may be motivated by its therapeutic impacts, but its financial payoffs are not to be sniffed at.

 In With the New

 The most obvious benefit earned from recycling music and films is the fact that it funds new collections. Easily accessible DVDs and CD’s gather small profits, but some anime, rare nouveau releases and other scarce film classics can bring in a significant amount of income. There is even a market for second hand videos. The music industry has converted to digital format, which makes some collectible albums valuable. Obvious return generators include the better known music legends of the past, but niche markets create incredible demand for certain lesser known CD’s.



 Sid Andrews is a blog writer who specializes in online market trends. He keeps up to date on the collectible and financial benefits gained when you recycle your old music and films.