Like many of you, I have accumulated a rather large collection of music CDs in the past twenty years. Ten years ago and before, a local pawn shop would pay $4 each for them, so I sold a bunch that way. They won't touch them now, of course. Later I discovered half.com and sold several more that way. The ones remaining in my collection were kept either because they had sentimental value of some sort, or because there was little or no market for them at half.com.
I still have some that I would probably like to keep, for the sentimental value if nothing else. But the rest really don't mean much to me anymore, and I have stored (or will store) all of them on my computer's hard drive as MP3s. Bottom line is that the demand for music CDs has all but dimished with the introduction of MP3, WMA, and other new formats. If someone wants something old, they no longer have to look for the CD. They can search the Web and download it.
So my question to you is, what should I do with these things? They're currently taking up space under a bed, and I don't want them to be there anymore. I don't want them taking up space anywere, and I don't want to carry them to the attic. Are they ever going to have any value?
Do vinyl albums have any value? I've got a bunch of those, too, all pre-1985, of course.
You've got to think that there are literally billions of old CDs and albums taking up space in homes across the country, so the supply is certainly going to outweight the demand.