Posted December 9th, 2011 by Stephen Roper

Music Magpie the United Kingdom’s biggest site for people looking to earn cash from their old CDs, DVDs and games have recently launched new scanning software so users can turn their webcams into a bar-code scanner.

Rather than typing each barcode in manually users of Music Magpie can simply download and install the new software then use their webcams to quickly scan each item that they want to sell. Using webcams to scan items is expected to significantly speed up the process especially if users have a lot of items to sell.

Its estimated that every home in the UK has at least £30 worth of unused CDs, DVDs and video games lying around that they could sell at Music Magpie for cash payments. The company which has thousands of users daily has already paid out millions of pounds since launching a few years ago.

Music Magpie has also recently announced that they will now pay an extra 33% for old DVDs.

As well as a webcam scanner the game trading site has recently launched a new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows you to trade your old items quickly and easily via your Apple devices.

The new app allows anyone with an iPhone to scan barcodes, complete trades for unwanted CDs, DVDs and games, edit details and check the status of any orders that have already been sent in.

In order to scan barcodes the iPhone camera can be used as a scanner, alternatively the barcodes can be keyed in like on the Music Magpie website.

The app also lets you check the status of your order whilst you are out and about by going to the menu and clicking on order history. It’s also easy to change your details or password from the menu.

Up to as many as 500 CDs, DVDs and video games can be sent in on every order. So start making money today by digging out any unwanted items you have and sending them into Music Magpie here.

As of December 2011 Music Magpie have also recently announced that they will be paying M&S e-Vouchers as well as cash for any of your old CDs, DVDs and console games. These vouchers are sent instantly via e-mail as soon as the trade is complete, on the run up to Christmas these vouchers are expected to be a big hit with their customers.

The new app is available to download from the Apple iPhone app store or from the Music Magpie site.

2 comments so far - add yours!
  1. MJ Says:

    I find increasingly annoying that Music magpie have spent money to advertise on Sky, but when consumers try to access their website it doesnt exist or has crashed. Please at have a website in place to be able to cope with a huge demand otherwise you’d probably be best advertising your company in a free ads column in a free ad newspaper.

  2. sophie Says:

    why wont this work

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