Virama started as a cooperative project in 2002 with the aim of providing college and graduate students with a part-time job that is compatible with their class schedule. Our other goal is to pay the most money for used CDs, DVDs, books, Legos, and toys and to find a new home for them where they will be as much appreciated as you did when you bought them.
Virama buys CDs, DVDs, books, Legos, and toys for cash. We buy ALL music and ALL movie genres, ALL artists, ALL time periods, with the exception of adult DVDs. We buy many genres that other buyers reject: we buy classical CDs, we buy jazz, we buy reggae, we buy kid's music, we buy classic rock, we buy country, etc. Please click here for a complete set of criteria for acceptable CDs.
We also buy all kinds of DVDs: we buy foreign movies, we buy indie movies, we buy documentaries on DVD, we buy kid's DVDs, we buy TV series on DVD, etc. Please click here for a complete set of criteria for acceptable DVDs.
We buy almost all used books (click here for exceptions) and we buy all Legos including mixed bricks and incomplete sets by the pound.
How is our business model different and why is Virama the best place to sell used CDs, DVDs, books, and Legos?
We can pay more than record stores, bookstores, or consignment stores because we do not have to pay the expensive rent for a retail location. Used record and bookstores are notoriously undercapitalized, have floating opening hours, owners with an artisan lifestyle, and are often manned by snobbish clerks that lowball the average seller. Virama on the other hand, buys all CDs, DVDs, books, Legos, and kid's toys you have in one swift transaction. You do not have to contact four different stores. Our proprietary algorithm calculates one haggle-free price for all CDs, DVDs, and books you want to sell. We can provide you with a tax deductible donation receipt for the items we cannot use after passing them on to several charitable organizations we work with. We have the funds to buy ALL your stuff including large music or movie collections, or entire libraries, and we give you our best offer first. Unlike large mega stores such as Amoeba (San Francisco), Powell's (Portland), Newbury Comics (Boston), and the Strand (New York City) we cannot rely on a steady stream of docile sellers. Instead we have to earn your trust, make you happy, and hope that you will refer us to your friends, family, and neighbors. That is why we have been paying the highest prices for used CDs, DVDs, books, and Legos since 2004: We are fast, friendly, and fair.
If you want to sell used CDs, DVDs, and books you also have the option to go to one of the many websites that buy selected titles after you have entered the barcode. The problem with all these sites is that they only buy a few selected items for which they then offer a pittance. As a seller of used CDs, DVDs, and books you will spend a lot of time typing long strings of barcodes into your keyboard and discover that these sites don't buy most of your items and that they then offer peanuts for the selected few titles they are willing to take. If you Google the reviews for each of these sites you will also find out that "barcode websites" often reject items after receiving them by claiming that the condition of the item was not as stated. Bottom line: you might only be able to sell a small part of your collection for a pittance after wasting hours of your time entering barcodes. You might not even get that little money because many of your CDs, DVDs, and books will be rejected after you have sent them in. Virama makes recycling your used books, music and movies easy: we buy your whole collection, the whole shebang in one easy transaction that gives you the most money your CDs, DVDs, and books can fetch.
Please click on order form if you are ready to send us your CDs, DVDs, and Legos or give us a call at 718 729 6400 (any day between 8am and 8pm) or shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to arrange a drop off or pick up of your used books!