MusicMagpie.co.uk Review: Does It Work?
What is MusicMagpie?
MusicMagpie will buy all your unwanted DVD’s, CD’s and games, and give you cash in return.
The process is very simple: all you have to do is enter the items bar-code and when you have submitted a minimum of 10 and up to a maximum of 500, press ‘Trade’. For each item displayed you are then given the price that you will get for your items.
In the past I have used MusicMagpie because I had a large DVD collection and wanted to get rid of them. I could have used eBay, but didn’t like the idea of having to enter all the data for each DVD.
Then having to sort out the postage and packing, plus there was no guarantee that I was going to sell them. This makes MusicMagpie the easiest option to take.
Rules To Abide By…
MusicMagpie do have quite a few understandable rules to abide by. These are:
- The disk must be in the right case.
- The disk must not be a copy or pirate disk.
- The disk must not be cracked or have dents, deep scratches or other serious damage to it. (light surface scratches are usually accepted)
- All the original packaging must be present (including the artwork and booklet where relevant)
- The cover, the disc artwork and/or the sleeve notes must not be defaced in any way.
- The packaging must be in good condition. Cases may have light scratches, but booklets and artwork need to be free from tears, stickers and other major blemishes.
- They only accept trades from the UK and Channel Islands.
- The bar-code entered onto the site for valuation must be identical & evident on the cover, disc artwork and/or sleeve notes of the item received.
- If no bar-code is present they reserve the right to reject the item.
- All games must have all the original instruction booklets in addition to the original art work.
There is one other point to take into account and that is if there is anything missing or the cases are damaged in anyway, you will not get any money for them, nor will MusicMagpie send them back to you.
I also see in their Terms & Conditions that they no longer accept PC games, which in the past I have sold to them.
Is Music Magpie Worth Using?
Admittedly you can get more for your goods by selling them on eBay but it’s the convenience of MusicMagpie that I like. Previously you had to enter all the numbers to the bar-codes in by hand, but now you can get a bar-code scanner for your web cam.
Plus if you have either an iPhone or use an Android Smart phone, you can download the free App. This really does make things so much easier and much better than typing in 200 bar-codes by hand.
How Exactly Does It Work?
After you have entered all the bar-code data you are then given a choice depending on the amount you have submitted. You can either arrange for collection by a Courier, or you can post the parcels at the Post Office.
With the Courier Service you arrange a day for pick up and they come and collect for free. For sending through the Post Office you will be sent some Freepost labels or you can print off the labels and write the details on the box.
The approximate amount of time it takes for MusicMagpie to receive the items and check them is three weeks.
MusicMagpie only pay by cheque unless you have stated that you would like to receive an e-voucher,which you can spend at Marks & Spencer Online. If on the other hand you don’t want the money then you can donate to one of the following charities:
Breast Cancer Care
The Big Salute
Terrence Higgins Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Children’s Society
Other Services Available
There is a Freebies section which has free offers, competitions to enter, plus ways to make some extra cash online. One of the additional opportunities is to earn ‘Cash For Mobiles’, and this for me has proved invaluable because I have tried many times to see if any of my old mobile phones are worth anything and each time it has been a big fat zero.
With MusicMagpie I can quickly and easily see if my old mobile phones are worth money.
Conclusion: Does MusicMagpie Work?
I have used them many times to sell DVD’s and games and never had a problem. I have read the odd story about people having issues when dealing with MusicMagpie, but these only appear to be minor issues related to the value of goods and do not in any way suggest it is a scam.
Would I use MusicMagpie again? Yes, I would. And if you have some old CD’s, DVD’s, or mobile phones laying around that you want to cash in on, or use to help a charity, MusicMagpie.co.uk is well worth a look.
Neil – WFHW