The more out-of-date you think a workout video is, the more reason you have to spare it from the trash can. Classic titles, like Jane Fonda's Complete Workout
, are worth about three times as much as current favorites, says Brett Lauter, U.S. president of Decluttr.com
, a site that buys used CDs, DVDs and games. It's a textbook case of scarcity: The older videos aren't as widely available anymore, so people are on the hunt for them (and it doesn't hurt that Jane Fonda looks as incredible today as she did in 1989, when Complete Workout
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of selling everything yourself, Decluttr will buy the DVDs from you—even if it's a title they can't sell, they promise to pay you at least 50 cents for it—and will cover all shipping costs. The company offers $1-$2 for many exercise videos, though Fonda's is worth close to $5 and Richard Simmons's Sweatin' to the Oldies
comes in at $2.63.