How do I find out the value of Laser Discs (to sell them)?


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My father passed away earlier this year, and I have the task of disposing/selling his rather extensive collection of Audio/Video/Home Cinema collection. I never understood why he kept everything - and i mean everything - pretty much every piece of home electronics from the 70s all the way through to recently. He also kept every box for each piece of equipment, and also seemed to buy two of a lot of his audio / video equipment. It really was his passion, and spent most of his life devoted to this hobby.

Anyway, amongst this is several hundred laser discs. Dad was a bit of an A/V fan/geek, and had a home cinema that he frequently upgraded, right up until the last few years. There are a lot of classic titles in the collection - I even found a copy of Dune - ironic as its back out there at the moment. I think there are several laser disc players, numerous amps, more speakers than you’d probably find in a local cinema, several projectors…its a bit daunting knowing what to do with it all… (It’s a bit like an electronics museum)!

I’ve googled some of the equipment (by looking up models and seeing listing on eBay or Gumtree - some pieces of kit appear to be worth several hundred pounds, some (the more 80s/90s looking stuff) doesn’t really appear on any searches I’ve tried. My assumption is that old stuff - with wooden cases and valves etc - is probably retro and might be collectible, but I just don’t know whether all the 80s and 90s stuff is actually worth anything because my perception is that this sort of tech is always evolving. CD players, tape recorders etc… i have no idea if anyone still uses these or buys them? (I’m in my late 40s, so remember all of this well, but haven’t used any of that kind of tech for a very long time).

I thought I’d try and start with the laser discs - but not sure how I’d find out what price they are worth? I found an article that suggested some discs go for $150 - $250 in the USA, but how on earth do I find out whether any of this collection is actually valuable? Do I simply see if others are selling them and then sell for a similar price on eBay, or are there specialist sites / exchanges for this sort of stuff?

Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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