How-to: set up your shop

The lowdown on shop settings

If you’re an active member of the Murfie universe, you’re bound to get an email from us saying your CDs are posted to your account. What happens next? Actually, you can do quite a few things with your collection. But this post around, I want to focus on your principal to-do: setting up your personal shop. Here’s how to go about doing that.

Once you see that hooray-your-discs-are-posted email in your inbox, head on over to your Dashboard.
– Sign into your account.
– Go to the “Your Discs” tab in your Dashboard.

This is the place to be to manage the settings of your CDs. For each disc that’s listed in your account, you can choose to set it “for sale” or “not for sale” and “for trade” or “not for trade.” If you choose to set one of your discs “for sale” and/or “for trade,” that particular CD will get listed in your personal shop on Murfie. For example, take a look at a disc in my Dashboard; it’s set to be “for sale”:

You may notice that this disc has a $2 price tag. (Good eye!) In the “Your Discs” tab, you’re also able to price your CDs. For each disc, you can choose one of the following prices: $1, 2, 3, 5, or 8. You can change any price, at any time.

Once you choose these settings, your shop is good to go. That means, anyone browsing Murfie will be able to buy, or trade for, an album from your collection.

Got a question? Leave a comment below, and I’ll make sure to give you an answer. I’m dedicated like that. ;)

6 thoughts on “How-to: set up your shop”

  1. The dashboard gives me a way to mark all “not for sale” but I would really like a way to do the opposite — mark all “for sale”. Even if they all defaulted to $5, that would be a great start. I’m sending hundreds of discs to Murfie, so I’m probably going to end up writing a script to do this for me.

    Defaulting the price to the average selling price or Murfie or some constant discount to the average retail price would be even better, of course!

  2. Ebay is a good place to start – but in my case – most of my CD’s are worth more sentimentally than as a commodity. That is what makes Murfie interesting to me – inexpensive MP3’s, a chance to make a (very) few bucks, and decent possibilities to trade for other music. So – to answer – CD’s I don’t want or need =$1 (please goo away) or $2 (some value), those I want to keep = $5. The rest are (obvisously) in-between and are at $3. Lets see what happens.

    1. Mike : I like that strategy as it sounds simple until Murfie has enough data in their system to suggest a price. It might be cool if their website pulled data from all the shopping engines and gave a range of prices automatically.

  3. I’d be interested in how one chooses among the different prices ? I guess I could try on eBay or elsewhere to see what the going rate is but some logic would be useful.

    1. Everyone has their own strategy in pricing their CDs. If things aren’t working out, you can always adjust the prices via your account Dashboard. (At some point, though, we’ll make pricing discs more “scientific.”) Thanks for your question – keep ’em coming!

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