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Laserdiscs, any collector value?

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Laserdiscs, any collector value?

I'm downsizing and purging before moving to a condo. I have a laserdisc player and 12 laserdiscs.

Is there any value to these, do some people collect them like vinyl records?
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Try eBay. These used to be highly collectible, especially certain titles and players that weren't the entry models.
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They are virtually worthless unless you have one that is a collector's item. I have one - a concert video that was released in the 1990s that might be worth $100 because it was only released on LD and VHS PAL. Otherwise, you can buy them for a couple dollars each on eBay, however, the shipping because of the size and weight would be a killer.
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List it online. You may never know. I've sold old portable CD players and Walkmans that I thought were worthless, but it did eventually sell.
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I see players listed on Craigslist and Facebook for around $100. And since I keep seeing them, I would say that some people over-estimate the demand of these things.
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As others have mentioned you might be able to sell online for around $100 depending on the model and condition, while units that can play both sides will fetch a little more. As for the actual discs they seem to range from $15-$20 each but it really depends on the titles.

However, It's possible they could take awhile to sell as they really don't offer the same nostalgia feeling as a record player and vinyl which has seen a strong resurgence over the years.
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And lasers and other mechanicals wear out too. Can you actually get parts, other than salvage from other LD players?

Been looking for a HD-DVD (have HDDVDs but never had a player, other than the Samsung BD/HD-DVD OD) and the red laser seems to go first.
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thriftshopper wrote: And lasers and other mechanicals wear out too. Can you actually get parts, other than salvage from other LD players?

Been looking for a HD-DVD (have HDDVDs but never had a player, other than the Samsung BD/HD-DVD OD) and the red laser seems to go first.
u might be lucky and find replacement laser. belts are easy to find replacement parts for but anything else and good luck u would have to find another player and scrap it for parts. also some players made by sony use alot of the early surface mounted craps and require major recaps. someone bought one of the pioneer laser active systems that have the plug in packs that let u turn the player in to a sega genesis with sega cd or a TurboGrafx with the turbo cd. and the guy made youtube video of it he had to not only replace every cap in the laser disc part he had to fully recap both the pack for the turbo and sega units as every one has leaking caps inside.

why would u want to bother with an HD-DVD player i believe all but a couple titles have been reprinted now on bluray.
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aaron158 wrote: why would u want to bother with an HD-DVD player i believe all but a couple titles have been reprinted now on bluray.
Talking $10-20 at most (so cheaper than one BD at full whack). Missed one at the thrift shop the other day because I was too cheap, and didn't have HD-DVD in the car to test it.
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thriftshopper wrote: Talking $10-20 at most (so cheaper than one BD at full whack). Missed one at the thrift shop the other day because I was too cheap, and didn't have HD-DVD in the car to test it.
just watch for sales or buy used u can find blurays under 10 easy
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aaron158 wrote: just watch for sales or buy used u can find blurays under 10 easy
$2 is my max price point.
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thriftshopper wrote: $2 is my max price point.
well then maybe u need a new hobby even a thrift store charges more then 2

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