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Old 05-06-20, 01:42 PM  
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How to unload DVDs

Does anyone know if thrift stores would accept donations of DVDs without their original cases and artwork? About 10 years ago I started storing only the discs to reduce clutter, and at the time I figured I would be using DVDs forever. Ha! I have been doing digital workouts almost exclusively for the past 3 years or so and Iím wondering what to do with the discs that I know Iíll never use. I know about the Share the Wealth thread, but I hate asking for SASE and canít afford to send everything out-of-pocket right now.

P.S. Is anyone else in the same boat with their DVDs collecting dust?

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Old 05-06-20, 02:17 PM  
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I would pay for the SASE for dvds without the case. As long as the dvd works, I don't need the case and if it's something I really want, I'd be happy to pay for the SASE.
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Old 05-06-20, 02:55 PM  
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Location: West coast of Canada, eh. ;)
I was in a similar situation a few months ago, although I did save all the cover art and a few cases. I sent dozens out to vfers as SASEs, put multiple DVDs in one case separated by paper sleeves. The rest I gave to a friend, a single mom who lives rural and wanted to get into home fitness.
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Old 05-06-20, 03:21 PM  
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Not sure if youíre reluctant to ask for payment or just SASEs. I always ask for Paypal or an Amazon gift card. Too much hassle with a self-addressed stamped envelopes.

Iím sure lots of VFers would be fine getting workouts they want, case/cover art or not. I know I would.
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Old 05-06-20, 03:28 PM  
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I would pay for the SASE for dvds without the case. As long as the dvd works, I don't need the case and if it's something I really want, I'd be happy to pay for the SASE.
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Not sure if youíre reluctant to ask for payment or just SASEs. I always ask for Paypal or an Amazon gift card. Too much hassle with a self-addressed stamped envelopes.

Iím sure lots of VFers would be fine getting workouts they want, case/cover art or not. I know I would.
I would happily pay postage and any extra you needed for the materials you used to ship it. I agree with Joni that SASEs are too much hassle.
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Old 05-06-20, 08:32 PM  
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Definitely will send SASE if I'm interested in it. Just try and see what happens...
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Old 05-06-20, 09:24 PM  
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Not sure if you’re reluctant to ask for payment or just SASEs. I always ask for Paypal or an Amazon gift card. Too much hassle with a self-addressed stamped envelopes.

I’m sure lots of VFers would be fine getting workouts they want, case/cover art or not. I know I would.
I received PayPal or Amazon GCs to cover postage. I had lots of envelopes and packing materials.
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Old 05-06-20, 09:24 PM  
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Just know that some of us can get not easy dvd workouts to their home like me.

So getting dvds via request the wealth really makes me happy Altough I understand that it is work for you to arrange. So know that even those dvds without a case can make someone happy and make them smile. I hope you know that the efford in that case is very appreciated. For me is a great ďnewĒ workout I got is giving me a great relaxation after a long day work of 9 hours at the hospital.

I would too happily pay postage and any extra you needed for the materials you used to ship it.
I hope my message helps you to write to give away in share the wealth. Just know that caring about each other and helping out is a great way to do something good. I try each day to help people, make them smile or let them feel great.
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Old 05-06-20, 09:41 PM  
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some libraries take DVDs w/o the case if they want to include it in their collection - you can ask and see. as long as they are original ones.

but me too - if it's something i'm interested in, i'd send you postage or a full sase.
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Old 05-06-20, 10:09 PM  
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Goodwill will accept large DVD/CD collections in binders/catalogs. They sell them as a whole for cheap i.e. $10 to $25 for everything. I recently bought a binder of 80 CD's for $16.

I think a better charitable option would be to see if there is any women's shelters, assisted living (for easier exercises), churches with gym activities, youth programs, etc. to donate all or a portion of your collection to.
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