Since 2004, iPodMeister has offered iPods, iPhones, and iPads in exchange for used CDs and DVDs. We are now offering the new iPhone 5
, iPad Mini
and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD
All devices are brand new and come with full warranty. Free shipping within the 48 contigous states. No cherry picking, title list or UPC/barcodes required.
Different models require different numbers of discs for the exchange. DVDs count like CDs and they can be combined. Boxsets count by the number of discs in the set. Club CDs from BMG and Columbia count as half, as do so-called scratch outs and cut outs.
iPodMeister also buys CDs and DVDS for cash. All music and movie genres are accepted with the exception of adult DVDs. iPodMeister pays more than used record stores because we don’t have to pay rent for a store. Payments can be made in the form of cash, PayPal, corporate check, or direct deposit.
Sounds too good to be true? Talk to us in person or e-mail for a list of references:
How it works:
- E-mail us at email@example.com or call us at 718.729.6400 if you have any questions
- Box up your CDs and DVDs, preferably boxes that measure 18"*12"*12" or 20"*20"*12" that can be bought at Home Depot ($0.75) or at the Fedex Ground dropoff
- Complete the order form to get your FREE prepaid Fedex labels to ship your CDs and DVDs to us
- Or make an appointment to stop by in person at our warehouse in Long Island City, NY (Address, Directions, and Opening Hours)
- We will count and inspect your items and provide you with one quote for everything (sample quote)
- Upon acceptance we will send you your device or pay you by check or paypal
|Manufacturer||Model||Internal Capacity||CDs/DVDs Required without Digitizing|
|Club CDs (BMG, Columbia) and cut outs/scratch outs count as half. Penny CDs don't count towards total.|
Please read the text below for further explanations on Club CDs, cut outs, and Penny CDs.
|Miscellaneous||2 TB External Hard Drive||2TB||239|
|Miscellaneous||3 TB External Hard Drive||3TB||299|
|Media Players (iPod, Apple TV)|
|Apple||iPod Nano (7th Gen)||16GB||299|
|Apple||iPod Touch (4th Gen)||16GB||399|
|Apple||iPod Touch (4th Gen)||32GB||489|
|Apple||iPod Touch (5th Gen)||32GB||589|
|Apple||iPod Touch (5th Gen)||64GB||779|
|Apple||iPod Classic (6th Gen)||160GB||489|
|Miscellaneous||Get a check for an iPhone from us and use the money to buy any other smartphone!|
|Tablet and E-Readers|
|Amazon||Kindle Paperwhite (No Ads)||2GB||279|
|Amazon||Kindle Paperwhite 3G (No Ads)||2GB||399|
|Amazon||Kindle (5th Gen) (No Ads)||2GB||179|
|Amazon||Kindle Keyboard 3G (No Ads)||4GB||319|
|Amazon||Kindle DX 3G||4GB||739|
|Amazon||Kindle Fire HD||16GB||399|
|Amazon||Kindle Fire HD||32GB||489|
|Amazon||Kindle Fire HD 8.9||16GB||589|
|Amazon||Kindle Fire HD 8.9||32GB||719|
|Amazon||Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE||32GB||949|
|Amazon||Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE||64GB||1139|
|Apple||iPad 2 (2nd Gen)||16GB||779|
|Apple||iPad 2 (2nd Gen) w/ Cellular||16GB||999|
|Apple||iPad with Retina display (4th Gen)||16GB||949|
|Apple||iPad with Retina display (4th Gen)||32GB||1139|
|Apple||iPad with Retina display (4th Gen)||64GB||1289|
|Apple||iPad with Retina display (4th Gen) w/ Cellular||16GB||1159|
|Apple||iPad with Retina display (4th Gen) w/ Cellular||32GB||1339|
|Apple||iPad with Retina display (4th Gen) w/ Cellular||64GB||1489|
|Apple||iPad Mini (1st Gen)||16GB||639|
|Apple||iPad Mini (1st Gen)||32GB||809|
|Apple||iPad Mini (1st Gen)||64GB||999|
|Apple||iPad Mini (1st Gen) w/ Cellular||16GB||869|
|Apple||iPad Mini (1st Gen) w/ Cellular||32GB||1059|
|Apple||iPad Mini (1st Gen) w/ Cellular||64GB||1209|
|Asus||Nexus 7 w/ Cellular||32GB||589|
|Barnes & Noble||NOOK Simple Touch w/ GlowLight||2GB||279|
|Barnes & Noble||NOOK Tablet||8GB||319|
|Barnes & Noble||NOOK Tablet||16GB||359|
|Barnes & Noble||NOOK HD||8GB||399|
|Barnes & Noble||NOOK HD||16GB||449|
|Barnes & Noble||NOOK HD+||16GB||529|
|Barnes & Noble||NOOK HD+||32GB||589|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8010)||16GB||949|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8010)||32GB||1039|
* Exchange rates are as of December 31, 2012. Exchange rates can change without advance notice. The effective exchange rates for each transaction are the exchange rates on the day FedEx receives the packages. Press clippings and websites other than iPodoMeister might contain outdated exchange rates. Club CDs (BMG, Columbia) and cut outs/scratch outs count as half. Penny CDs don't count towards total. Please reference Eligible CDs
for further explanations on Club CDs, Cut Outs, and Penny CDs.
** Digitizing –sometimes also referred to as "ripping"- is the conversion of the tracks on a music CD to digital format. We will provide these digital files on DVDs. We do not load any music onto any device.
*** Because smartphones (and some tablets) require activation and registration at the time of purchase we will send you a check for the price of the smartphone/tablet for new subscribers as stated on the website of the service provider. The checks are regular corporate checks made out to the customer that should be cashed by depositing them into an U.S. bank account. We do not offer unlocked smartphones.
**** iPodMeister is an innovative recycling company with superior mom-'n-pop-customer service. We are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Nobles, Research in Motion or any other manufacturer.
What kind of collections do we accept?
If your answers are "yes" to the following questions, then we will most likely accept your collection.
- Did you buy your collection individually, one-by-one, in a retail store or online?
- Are the discs in their original cases with complete front and back artwork (dusty or broken cases are okay)?
- Are the discs without visible scratches, if you hold them approximately twelve inches from your face?
Your collection needs to meet the following criterias:
- Bought in a retail store or online
- Enclosed in original cases
- No visible scratches or marks on the actual discs or artworks
- Complete artworks, i.e. the booklet in front and the playlist in the back
- No bootlegs, bulk lots, liquidation ware, or discs in album binders
for complete details about acceptable CDs.
Prices for CDs have declined since the introduction of the iPod and prices for DVDs have deteriorated since the introduction of Bluray. Unfortunately, the percentage of so-called "penny CDs" in the average lot we buy has tripled since April 2011. "Penny CDs" are CDs that have a market value in the single pennies for used items. The number of titles that are now "penny CDs" has increased so much for several reasons, all being related to steps taken by Amazon.
Around April 2011, Amazon started phasing in a new user interface which highlights all kinds of digital products (for example e-books for the Kindle, mp3 files from the Amazon cloud). The new Amazon interface steers customers away from physical products such as CDs and DVDs. This has led to a decline in sales of used media and this decline has caused some of the remaining sellers to set the prices for many titles to $0.01.
Over the last 12 months, Amazon has also merged its international sites in Europe into one cross platform selling tool which creates one market with one price level in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Spain. Previously we sold large amounts of the CDs acquired by us to stores and collectors in some of these countries. Unfortunately these sales channels have dried up since record stores in Europe see no reason to buy in bulk from us when they can order individual titles for pennies on Amazon Europe.
The bottom line for sellers of individual collections like you is that a) many more items are now worth merely pennies and b) we have less options to resell your items overseas. This forces us to pay less for items at the bottom of the pricing pyramid while we continue to pay high prices for items that are less common and still in demand. We don't expect you to research the price history of penny CD's in your collection. We will provide you with a count and a list of titles that are Penny CDs after receiving your items by e-mail. That way you can check yourself what these items are worth.
Let's face it: CDs and DVDs are on the way out. You have made the right decision to sell your collection at this point. If you would wait another year your collection would be worth much less.
Digitizing is the conversion of a music CD into a digital file format that can be played by a device (includes artist name, album title, track info, etc.)
iPodMeister digitizes your entire music collection and sends you a complete set of backup DVDs. In return, iPodMeister keeps your collection as payment.
for complete details on digitizing.
What happens after we receive your CDs and DVDs?
We will count and inspect your items and e-mail you detailed statistics about your collection in the following format:
iPodMeister offers FREE shipping
- for sending your collection from you to us
- of the device from us to you
- only available within the 48 contiguous states
for complete details on how to arrange free shipping.