Music Magpie introduces ‘Same Day’ payments
For people who are looking to raise some fast cash, selling some unused items you have around the home is usually one of the first ports of call. With more and more people using online music and film streaming services these days, CDs and DVDs are now high on the list of possible things to sell. One quick and easy way to raise cash from these items is to sell them to a company called Music Magpie.
Up until recently, my only criticism of Music Magpie would have been that it did take a good few weeks to get your money once your items had been sent to them via their free courier service. You’ll be glad to hear that this is no longer the case however, as Music Magpie this weekend introduced ‘same day’ payments for items, meaning that you will be paid for your items on the same day that they are received. I would assume that your items will still be subject to the same quality control procedure that they would have been originally, but Music Magpie must have just sped this whole process up in order to ensure that people keep on coming back to them, rather than deciding to sell their items on eBay or other sites similar to their own.
How does the process work?
For those of you who don’t have the time to read my full Music Magpie review which I linked to earlier in this post, here’s a brief overview of how the process of selling your unwanted stuff to them will go.
The first things you will need to do are sign up to Music Magpie and then scan the barcodes of the items you wish to sell to them using your preferred device. Personally, I downloaded the Music Magpie app as I felt that this was the quickest way to do it. You are then offered a price that Music Magpie is willing to pay you for each of your items. If you are not happy with the price they are offering, then you can simply remove that particular item from the list. When you’ve scanned all of your goods, you will then be able to see the final price you are being offered and finalise the order.
Once the order is completed, you will be asked to box up your stuff, print off some labels (the amount of labels will depend on how many boxes you have) and then book a date for the courier to collect the items at no charge to you. Once the courier delivers your order to Music Magpie – this usually takes a few days – the new ‘Same Day’ payments system now in place means you will be paid instantly and the money will be in your bank and available to spend on the next working day – assuming all of your items pass quality control, of course.
I’m sure that this move from Music Magpie will please both new and existing customers who have used the service, as the whole process was a little longwinded in the past and I’d imagine that a fair chunk of the people who look to use this service are probably doing so because they need a bit of extra cash in a hurry. Well, now they should be able to get the cash they need in a timely fashion, so this is welcome news all round.