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Topic   Physical media trading zone

sa330206
500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Jun(#1)
Back in the early 2000's I believe there were separate URLs for MovieTZ, MusicTZ, and BookTZ. I personally used to trade a lot of CDs and movies but today it's nearly impossible to find a trade (view the Movies Marketplace, there is rarely any activity). Could GTZ find a niche as a more wholistic "physical media" trading site vs. just focusing on games only? The inventory system is already there.. maybe it could be a way to bring in new users? I understand we can still trade movies, music, books but the site is called "GameTZ" so anyone searching to trade those media might not find this site.
I know physical media is dying and most people stream, but there are still a fair amount of us that like physical media for books, movies, and music (in addition to games).
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 7-Jun(#2)
I wish there was a website dedicated to this honestly, trading games and movies and music and such
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
7-Jun(#3)
MovieTZ, MusicTZ, and BookTZ were created with the same sort of reasoning and hope. But, it was clear after a couple years that there wasn't much interest in stuff besides games here. So, I consolidated them back to GameTZ. Now, even GameTZ is in decline. Any sort of expansion doesn't seem to make much sense and I'm just not personally up for doing it at this point in my life. As you've said, digital downloads and streaming now dominate all these media.

What about ebay other places like that? I'm sure there are some people dealing in these items. Probably the hardest thing is getting those people all together in the same place. A niche site would have trouble finding and recruiting these people.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
7-Jun(#4)
sa330206
500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Jun(#5)
Thanks for the reply Bill. That makes total sense. The problem with places like Ebay is you have to sell something to make the money to buy the item you want (with new laws, even a small amount of sales may lead to a burden to prove what you paid for the item originally to "prove" you didn't make a bunch of money on it - I'm not even sure how that works on something purchased 20 years ago where you don't remember what you paid). Straight up trades is much easier in that regard and doesn't involve the transfer of money. I don't know much about recruiting new people but you're right it's probably not easy without sinking in a lot of time and money.

I feel like I am one of the few people who likes to collect TV shows on DVD/Blu Ray. Sure you can watch them "streaming" but with so many providers today you either have to maintain multiple subscriptions or constantly cycle through streaming services (not to mention, quite a few random episodes of shows have been "cancelled" and removed from streaming). I like having the show I want right there in front of me to throw in my Blu Ray player and watch at any time.

benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
7-Jun(#6)
In terms of convenience, selling things and using that money to buy other things is so much faster and easier than trying to (a) find someone who has what you want, (b) have something that person wants in return, and (c) make sure both sides are of approximately equal value.

Even with games, just look at the list of trades here. Most are buying/selling instead of trading.

Some sites like Goozex tried to solve the problem using a points system, which worked pretty well for a while but eventually failed. It's a system that has potential to work as long as people have faith in it, but can crumble very quickly. If these points are supposed to have a value associated with them, eventually people figure out they should just use the actual monetary value and dispense with the points.

The only points with any real value are gametz subtime weeks anyway.

Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
7-Jun(#7)
sa330206 wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Bill. That makes total sense. The problem with places like
> Ebay is you have to sell something to make the money to buy the item you want (with
> new laws, even a small amount of sales may lead to a burden to prove what you paid
> for the item originally to "prove" you didn't make a bunch of money on it - I'm not
> even sure how that works on something purchased 20 years ago where you don't remember
> what you paid). Straight up trades is much easier in that regard and doesn't involve
> the transfer of money. I don't know much about recruiting new people but you're
> right it's probably not easy without sinking in a lot of time and money.
>
> I feel like I am one of the few people who likes to collect TV shows on DVD/Blu Ray.
> Sure you can watch them "streaming" but with so many providers today you either
> have to maintain multiple subscriptions or constantly cycle through streaming services
> (not to mention, quite a few random episodes of shows have been "cancelled" and removed
> from streaming). I like having the show I want right there in front of me to throw
> in my Blu Ray player and watch at any time.
>
>

I've been trying to get away from eBay. Pulled all my listings. Buying there only when absolutely required.

I have a lot of tv shows too. Probably thousands of seasons if you add everything up. On the bright side, they are often relatively cheap because of low interest.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
8-Jun(#8)
I've personally downsized most of my physical media that isn't video games. I collect video games, I'm just not in the market to collect movies and music. I need less clutter.

Streaming has made accessing virtually anything I want simple, but I will still rent/purchase movies/music I want to own. Music is almost always purchased digitally now. Movies are a halfway split.

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
8-Jun(#9)
I think there are apps that help you do in-person local trades. FB marketplace is similar. Given rising shipping costs, that may be a good option for many people.
Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
8-Jun(#10)
Lets turn a user forum into a physical media trade forum

I have hundreds of dvds and blurays I would love to trade for other stuff.



Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
8-Jun(#11)
I actually partially joined GTZ originally in hopes of offloading some of my 100+ DVDs nearly 13 years ago... so I think GTZ was certainly still a player in that area back then. I ultimately only got rid of maybe 8 DVDs laughing out loud on here and then got back into gaming instead and yeah... so I'd be up for trying to offload effectively all of those DVDs on here.

ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
9-Jun(#12)
Slickriven wrote:
> I actually partially joined GTZ originally in hopes of offloading some of my 100+
> DVDs nearly 13 years ago... so I think GTZ was certainly still a player in that area
> back then. I ultimately only got rid of maybe 8 DVDs laughing out loud on here and then got back
> into gaming instead and yeah... so I'd be up for trying to offload effectively all
> of those DVDs on here.
>

I collect science fiction DVDs incase you have any.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Jun(#13)
I've been just giving away extra dvds/blus. Mostly to people I know or giving them to my brother who gives them to people at his work. I did send a bunch of stuff to @DarkFact awhile back I told him to send me $15 and find out what happens lol.
sa330206
500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
9-Jun(#14)
The nice thing about CDs/DVDs/Blu Rays is they still qualify for media mail. You can easily ship 20 movies for like $5-6 if that. I've found with some of my bulk video games like OG Xbox, I cant even trade or sell them because shipping costs too much. My Post Office opens up every media mail package so shipping games that way isn't an option.

I have a decent amount of CDs/Blus/DVDs on my available list.. if you have any Blus (or DVD TV shows or movies not available on Blu) - let me know, maybe we can work out a trade.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Jun(#15)
@sa330206 I have an extra Star Trek TNG set if you are interested.
ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
9-Jun(#16)
Goodwill raised media prices recently out here. DVD and Blu-ray now $3. CD's $2.
brian9824
500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
9-Jun(#17)
I'm always willing to trade for anime I don't own, but yeah i'm more particular now with space, and definitely don't buy as much
Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
9-Jun(#18)
I've got boxes and boxes of dvds - some more rare titles and I have one baker's box of blu-ray's double stacked. We try to have a yard sale once a year so I can sell 'em and get more flea market money but this year is difficult finding a weekend.

I'll take some pictures of all the boxes open up and I'll post them somewhere if anyone wants to start a thread.

Or I could make a thread in my user forum. I just thought if someone had a clean forum and wanted to make it all into a trade thread (maybe one thread for dvd, one for blu-ray, one for TV shows, etc) that would make it extra organized and crap.




Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
9-Jun(#19)
If anyone is into anime, I've got lots of series box sets on dvd. I honestly don't think I'll ever get around to watching them so maybe it's time to list them for trade.



Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Jun(#20)
@brian9824 I have extras of Tsuritama dvd, Karin dvd, Sankarea Undying Love bd, Red Garden dvd, Ronin Warriors (original bandai release), Full Metal Panic S1, S2, Fumoffu (all dvd). Probably some other extras I am forgetting as well.

@Sid_Ceaser I'm mostly trying to avoid dvd, certainly if a bd of the same anime exists but I'd take a look at a list.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
9-Jun(#21)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> If anyone is into anime, I've got lots of series box sets on dvd. I honestly don't
> think I'll ever get around to watching them so maybe it's time to list them for trade.
>

List em

sa330206
500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
9-Jun(#22)
Thanks Gypsy but I already have Star Trek TNG (great series BTW)! Not much interest in Anime here unless anyone has some of the Pokemon series aside from Indigo League (season 1).
dunno001
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
9-Jun(#23)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> If anyone is into anime, I've got lots of series box sets on dvd. I honestly don't
> think I'll ever get around to watching them so maybe it's time to list them for trade.

I'd be up for looking through that list. I should probably update the list of anime I have to get rid of also...
ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
9-Jun(#24)
I'm going to make a general marketplace forum post by this weekend with a ton of movies.
Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
11-Jun(#25)
Dibs on stuff with games :o
Grenadier
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
* 4-Jul(#26)
It's not like the GameTZ database/site doesn't still support physical media. Just that people don't use it much.

Topic   Physical media trading zone