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Old 02-03-2013, 12:38 AM
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Default Does a good dye increase the value of a disc?

I am currently in the process of trying to sell some of the discs that I don't use anymore, and don't seem to be getting a whole lot of interest. My question is whether or not a good custom dye on these discs would increase their value/sellability? I've done two dyes so far, and would be willing to do more on the discs I don't want, if it will help them sell faster, and maybe even for more money. Thoughts?

Here are the two dyes I've done so far:
Star Mako:

Star Wraith:
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:51 AM
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Maybe, but doubtful
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:04 AM
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I did not have any luck having dyes. its a black and white case some people like them some don't. but no dyes everyone is happy. just what i have seen. offer to do a dye for cheap to move them may help. I did do a couple request dyes on my sale discs for the cost of shipping so 3 bucks for a hour or more of my time. I like to do them so i am not looking to make money on the dyes.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:08 AM
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Good custom dye or great custom dye?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:09 AM
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Does a good dye increase the value of a disc?
Depends on the buyer.
Obviously, some people pay good $ for nice dye jobs.

But when dealing as a used disc, prolly not... unless you find the right buyer.
Pretty much any die job is useless to me.

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:12 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:33 AM
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It depends on who is entertaining your offers.

In some cases yes, in most cases no.

If you're great at dying and the person buying hates stock stamps, you should be able to raise the price. If you are just dying your extra plastic lying around, you could probably charge 1-2 dollars more than the basic going rate of $8-12 for used plastic.

If you get really good, you could start buying new discs, dying them then selling them at a markup, but you should be good to do this.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:55 AM
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The only case that is widely accepted as adding value to a disc is Brainwave dyes. And even then they have to be really sweet to add a significant increase in value. That's not to say folks wont pay good money for a really sweet, well done dye job.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:18 AM
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u could charge people to custom dye there discs. you would make more money that way.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:53 AM
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there is a few companies that do custom dyes and they charge around 25-35 bucks depending on the disc/dye job. You have to be really good to do this. People will pay for them though don't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise; as long as your dyes are really good.

http://stores.ebay.com/Dye-Na-Mite-Discs <e.g.
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