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Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Trip down memory lane

We’re feeling nostalgic this week so we’ve taken a little trip down memory lane here at Ziffit HQ. We’ve guaranteed the prices on some classic CDS, films, games and books from the eighties, nineties and noughties!* Let’s throwback to a time when nobody put Baby in a corner and Justin Timberlake dared to go solo, as well as chucking in some classic Robert Langdon capers for good measure.

Have you got any of the items listed gathering dust on your shelves? No problem – trade them in with us this week and you can earn extra money. Take a look below to see all of our guaranteed prices.

 

 

Tetris - Nintendo DS £5.00

Tetris – Nintendo DS £5.00

The Sims 3 - PS3 £6.00

The Sims 3 – PS3 £6.00

Super Mario Galaxy - Nintendo Wii £4.50

Super Mario Galaxy – Nintendo Wii £4.50

PacMan - Xbox 360 £6.75

PacMan – Xbox 360 £6.75

Guitar Hero - Xbox 360 £2.50

Guitar Hero – Xbox 360 £2.50

Final Fantasy XI Xbox 360 £1.50

Final Fantasy XI Xbox 360 £1.50

Spice Girls Greatest Hits £1.00

Spice Girls Greatest Hits £1.00

Justified £0.75

Justified £0.75

The Essential Michael Jackson £1.00

The Essential Michael Jackson £1.00

 

 

The Essential Britney Spears £2.25

The Essential Britney Spears £2.25

The Very Best of Prince £1.50

The Very Best of Prince £1.50

19 - Adele £2.00

19 – Adele
£2.00

The Color Purple £1.60

The Color Purple £1.60

The Bad Beginning £1.20

The Bad Beginning £1.20

The Life of Pi £1.50

The Life of Pi £1.50

Harry Potter Complete Series £14.00

Harry Potter Complete Series £14.00

The Handmaid's Tale £1.75

The Handmaid’s Tale £1.75

The Dan Brown Collection £4.50

The Dan Brown Collection £4.50

 

Titanic £0.75

Titanic
£0.75

Lord of the Rings: Two Towers £1.00

Lord of the Rings: Two Towers £1.00

Jurassic Park Collection £4.00

Jurassic Park Collection £4.00

Gremlins Film Collection £0.75

Gremlins Film Collection £0.75

The Day After Tomorrow £0.75

The Day After Tomorrow £0.75

Dirty Dancing £0.75

Dirty Dancing
£0.75

 

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*Fixed prices valid until 00:01 26 May ’17. Only valid when the below ISBN numbers are used.

Martel, Yann – Life Of Pi (Canons) 9781782118695
Snicket, Lemony – The Bad Beginning (Series of Unfortunate Events) 9781405281782
Walker, Alice – The Color Purple 9781780228716
Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale (Contemporary Classics) 9780099740919
Spice Girls – Greatest Hits 5099950776726
Britney Spears – The Essential Britney Spears 0888837775328
Prince – The Very Best of Prince 0081227427221
Jackson 5 – The Essential Michael Jackson 5099752042227
The Day After Tomorrow – Single Disc Edition [2004] [DVD] 5039036018487
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Two Disc Theatrical Edition) [DVD] [2002] 0501723919179
Jurassic Park Collection [DVD] 5053083048358
Titanic [DVD] [1997] 5039036053631
Gremlins/Gremlins 2 – The New Batch [DVD] [2005] 7321900737432
Dirty Dancing [DVD] [1987] 5060052418241
Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits – Game Only (Xbox 360) 5030917068713
The Sims 3 (PS3) 5030930085940
Nintendo Selects: Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Wii) 0045496400538
Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures HD (Xbox 360) 3391891972451
Tetris DS (Nintendo DS) 0045496735975
Adele – 19 0634904031329
Justin Timberlake – Justified 0638592246324
Final Fantasy XI (Xbox 360) 5050053015181
Dan Brown – Dan Brown Collection – 4 Books: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Deception Point, Digital Fortress. 9783200328358
Rowling, J.K. – Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (Children’s Paperback) 9781408856772

Books to Blockbusters – that don’t disappoint

 Books to Blockbusters

By Rebecca Reed and Sarah Kneath

When a movie release is announced and it’s been adapted from a book, there’s always a lot of conversation about it. Who will play the lead character(s)? How will they film *that* scene? And inevitably… Will it be as good as the book?

We’ll admit that we’re a pretty cynical bunch here at Ziffit.com HQ, that’s why we’ve been racking our brains to think of some adaptions that didn’t disappoint and make us want to hunt down the screenplay writers and re-read them the entire book cover to cover – pointing out all the mistakes. (We look to you “The Golden Compass” and dare we say it “The Da Vinci Code” …)

As you can see, it’s pretty sparse – so feel free to let us know your thoughts and if we’ve missed any.


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

“I volunteer as tribute!” A well-known phrase uttered by one of the most heroic female literary role models in this modern age. Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, the Mockingjay. Thanks to the film, it propelled Jennifer Lawrence straight into the spotlight. There are subtle differences from page to screen in the first of the trilogy, these were put in to make sure the film flowed. The Hunger Games movie and book trilogy do stand as equals and in our opinion are up there with another obvious teenage fiction series, Harry Potter, although we don’t think we will be seeing a theme park around The Hunger Games trilogy. That may be too scary and dangerous.


The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

One of the greatest science fiction novels all except the Star Trek/Star Wars sagas, when this popular tale was turned into a film, people were super excited. There are differences in the book and movie, even to the point where parts of the movie do not feature in the books. The film stands out with its brilliant casting of Alan Rickman as Marvin the Robot, but if you prefer to curl up with the book, we highly recommend it just for the differences in story that swallows Arthur Dent.


Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes

Stanley Yelnats, the name that resonates with so many children, whether that be from the film or the book. Some students may have studied this in school, most of us did (definitely showing our age here – gulp!). We spent many a lesson analysing each chapter and then out rolled the TV and we got to watch the film starring the child superstar Shia LaBeouf. The book and movie are pretty much identical, the changes are minimal, just a few character tweaks, which gives the film a touch of reality, this makes it a great book to movie adaptation.


Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The book and film for this are equally as creepy and have left some of us in the office with nightmares clearly some will never recover from. From the books to the movie, there were a few minor changes which we reckon was all part of making it less scary for their target audience. However, the “other mother” will remain a terrifying character in our eyes – in both versions!


Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

One of our all-time favourite films, admittedly some of us did read the book after we had watched the films. However, Steven Spielberg didn’t miss much out, and with many books to movie adaptations, it is very hard to fit the story into a 2-hour film. The book creates all the tension and the horror in the exact same way the film does. You begin the story with the scepticism of “this is going to go well”. A few characters from the book had their roles switched for the movie, however, we all agree that Lex is equally as irritating in page form and on-screen.


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

What a book – what an absolutely breath-taking, wonderful and heart-breaking book. When it was announced that this was being made into a film, we admit, we were worried… Luckily the film lives up to our expectations. The cast are perfect and capture the relationships so well, particularly the relationship between Liesel and Hans (played by the incredible Geoffrey Rush, of Pirates of the Caribbean fame). It has just the right amount of melancholy but that all too powerful undertone of hope. Both are tear-jerkers and both will leave you with “wet-neck”.


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

This is a slightly different one, as it’s actually memoirs of the life of Louis Zamperini, who was an Olympics distance runner in the 1930’s, later commissioned in to the United States Army Air Force during World War Two.

The movie was produced and directed by Angelina Jolie and written by the Coen Brothers, so naturally there was a lot of hype surrounding it. Zamperini is played by Jack O’Connell (yep, for those old enough to remember, he played Cook in Skins back in the day). The film is powerful and sticks (for most parts) to the truth and doesn’t suffer from that little bit of glitter that Hollywood always tries to sprinkle on a lot of biographical films. If anything, it’s not gritty enough – with some criticising the movie for not detailing the harrowing experience the stranded soldiers experienced at sea. And for some part, we agree – the book is harrowing and at times quite disturbing, but the film falls slightly short of that.


A Theory of Everything/ Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking

Much like “Unbroken” this is again a biographical movie. The Theory of Everything was adapted from the memoir of Jane Wilde Hawking, ex-wife to theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Okay – we’ll admit, we’ve not read Hawking’s ‘Theory of Everything’, we’re just not that clever. Some of us (okay one of us) has read Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. The film perfectly captures the lives of the two young students perfectly. Their journey as they struggle to come to terms with Stephen’s illness. The critically acclaimed movie was nominated for loads of awards and earned Eddie Redmayne the coveted award of Best Actor at the Oscar Academy Awards. Now we’re not saying you have to read the book with this one, but we’d definitely recommend the film.

 

There are of course other books to movies that are great and are many people favourites. So in the interest of scope, we’ll just give them an honourable mention here:
The Godfather, The Shining, The Notebook, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the Gene Wilder version, not Johnny Depp’s (sorry)…

Never mind “don’t judge a book by its cover” the key thing to remember is not to judge a book by its movie. Tell us your favourite movie adaptations and why in the comments.

Sell your Harry Potter CDs, DVDs, games and books

Journey back to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Unless you’re a muggle who’s been living under a rock for the past few months, you may have noticed that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is back on the big screen this week. That’s right, J. K. Rowling has written an entirely new screenplay dedicated to the life of writer and adventurer, Newt Scamander.  People are excited. And we are too.

Not much is known about the full story of the film, the Warner Brothers bosses have been very good at keeping schtum. But what we do know is that the story is set in New York in the mid 1920’s, where Scamander has just arrived after completing his trip around the world on the look-out for magical creatures. It is here that he meets muggle Jacob and all hell breaks loose. Okay, not hell – just a whole bunch of magical and dangerous beasts. Oh em gee, what would Hermione say? We don’t know for certain, but we think it will take more than a quick disarming spell to fix this one.

It is because of this exciting new film, that we’ve decided to take a look back over the Harry Potter phenomena from the past 15 years. A franchise that spans books, DVDs, CDs, Lego, theme parks, clothing and that’s just the tip of the magical iceberg, there is more merchandise than you can shake a replica phoenix feather wand at.

Before we get carried away with the excitement, let’s bring it back to the products we know most about here at Ziffit.com and the cash we’re offering for them*.

 

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Book We’re currently offering £1.50 for this book… Got it on your shelf? Sent it in! ISBN: 9781408855652

We’re currently offering £1.50 for this book

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets DVD Sell this DVD now for £2 ISBN: 7321900588164

Sell this DVD now for £2

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban XBOX 360 Game We’ll buy this game for £3 ISBN: 5030930038236

We’ll buy this game for £3

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Trade this in for £15 ISBN: 9781855496774

Trade this CD in for £15

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix We’ll take this off your hands for £1 ISBN:5030930067076

We’ll take this DVD off your hands for £1

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince We’re offering £6 for this game ISBN: 5030930067076

We’re offering £6 for this game

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trade it in for £1.50 ISBN: 9781408855713

Trade this book for £1.50

LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Xbox 360) We’ll buy this for £5 ISBN: 5051892051583

We’ll buy this game for £5

The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection CD Sell for £4 ISBN: 0738572138127

Sell CDs for £4

 

Trading in your used books, CDs, DVDs and games has never been easier. Simply download our app from the below and take 4 easy steps to earning cash for your used stuff.

Download the Ziffit.com app here Download Ziffit app from the App Store here

*Prices offered correct at time of send publication. Price per edition/version of item may vary. Prices based on ISBN numbers:
1. 9781408855652
2. 7321900588164
3. 5030930038236
4. 9781855496774
5. 5051892007641
6. 5030930067076
7. 9781408855713
8. 5051892051583
9. 0738572138127
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Storage Wars

Storage Wars

Having storage wars of your own?

For those items you just can’t trade in, here are some excellent storage ideas to keep your home clutter free.

Here at Ziffit.com we appreciate a good de-clutter of unwanted stuff however we understand that there are some items you just can’t let go and trade in.

Whether it’s the Sex in the City Season Two boxset you might watch again, or the entire Harry Potter series that you are bound to re-read at some point, it can be tough getting rid of the things that mean so much to you (and your family).

We’re having a nose to see how people around the globe have come up with some nifty little storage solutions for those bits and bobs they just have to keep. These quirky tricks can help you display, organise and tidy your book/ DVD or CD collection as well as keep your home clutter-free.

Take a look at few of our favourites below – and feel free to add your own in the comments below.

Book stacking shelves

We love this simple way of stacking your books. Perfect if you’ve only got a small amount of space to keep those books you just can’t part with.

Spice Racks - Kids storage

A great use of Spice Racks to house those odd shaped children’s books, it also displays them nicely ready for selection at bedtime.

 Window Seat Storage

Extra storage plus a nice window seat. Helps keep your books, CDs or DVDs tucked away and your house looking clutter free.

Smart box shelves

 

Calling all you creative-types, this is a very unusual use of box shelves to help display your prized CDs, books or DVDs for all to see.

Under the stairs storage

For those of you who – despite trading in your pre-loved items – STILL have lots you want to keep on show, this is a really clever way of using that under stair storage, it looks really smart too.

If you need more ideas, check out our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

If you’re still struggling with space and need to de-clutter, don’t forget we can take those unwanted items off your hands. Trade in your unwanted Books and who knows? The money you make can pay for your next quirky storage solution! Win win.

Trading in your used Books, CD’s, DVD’s and games has never been easier. Simply download our app from the below and take 4 easy steps to earning cash for your used stuff:

 Download Ziffit app from the App Store here

Download the Ziffit.com app here

Image credits via Pinterest: Brit + Co, Jill Ruth, Real Homes Magazine, Apartment Therapy via Buzzfeed, SimpleHo.Me via Buzzfeed

Our Most Wanted

 

Most wanted used goods

With summer just around the corner (hopefully!) we know that this time of year can get a little pricey.  So clear out those cupboards, dust off those bookshelves and make yourself some money with us.

We’ve compiled a selection of our most wanted Books, CDs, DVDs and Games.

See below for some of the hottest priced items you might have lying around that you no longer read, watch, listen to or play. Go on, grab yourself a little extra cash to make those long summer days just that bit easier.

 

Top 5 Books

Sell your used books at Ziffit.com

The World of Ice and Fire – £6.37
Collins Complete DIY Manual £4.85
The Art of Eating Well – £4.30
Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals – £3.91
The Improbability of Love – £3.52

Top 5 Games

Sell your used games at Ziffit.com

Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) – £20.92
Project Cars (PS4) – £20.21
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – £16.30
Bloodborne (PS4) – £16.05
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One) – £14.59

Top 5 CD’s

Sell your used CD's at Ziffit.com

Now That’s What I Call a Song – £3.55
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – £3.40
Muse: Drones – £3.24
The Fatboy Slim Collection – £3.23
I Love House – £3.14

Top 5 DVD’s

 Sell your used DVDs

Supernatural: Season 9 – £6.71
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series – £10.50
Harry Potter: The Complete Series – £6.42
The Hobbit Trilogy – £6.38
House of Cards: Season 1 & 2 – £5.81

Trading in your used Books, CD’s, DVD’s and games has never been easier. Simply download our app from the below and take 4 easy steps to earning cash for your used stuff:

Download Ziffit app from the App Store here

Download the Ziffit.com app here

*Prices correct at time of publish and taken from ziffit.com website. Prices vary and change daily. Please review full terms and conditions before trading.