How I Made 100+ Successful Trades

I love trading.

I’ve been doing it for a long time.  It started with sports cards in 4th grade.  By 6th grade, I had fully switched to trading Pokémon and Magic: the Gathering.  And so it continues today.

It’s understandable, then, that once my collection was on Murfie, I quickly became addicted to trading my CDs.  I love trading so much that I am happy to say I recently made my 100th trade on Murfie!

What was the trade?  I traded away my copy of Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair for a copy of Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet.  This brings me one step closer to my goal of collecting the entire Miles Davis studio album discography.

100th Trade
What a deal!

How did I do it?  By simply remembering that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, honestly.  My collection is full of things I accumulated over the years that I really don’t care about anymore.  If I’m not digging that Barenaked Ladies CD my mom bought me in high school, there’s probably someone out there who feels the same about their old jazz CDs.

The trick is making offers and waiting for someone to bite!  To complete 100 successful trades, I initiated about 300 trades and received about 20 incoming trades.  That means that for every three trades I’m interested in making, I’m likely to complete one of them.

The odds are pretty good, if you ask me, and you’ll never know what awesome deals you’ll get.

Squawk! Hawk Your Murfie Shop on Twitter (Squawk!)

This particular how-to is pretty squawking easy. Share your Murfie shop URL on twitter & we’ll retweet you. If you’re not on twitter, well, that’s a [sad face], BUT you can always create an account. It’s free.

In fact, one of the golden rules of making more CD sales on Murfie is plugging your shop on social media. That’s really our biggest piece of advice. Giving a shout-out to your Murfie collection on twitter or facebook—thereby shoving it in front of more eyeballs—can only help you increase sales and attract new customers.

Plus, your old pal Murfie will be there to help. You tweet your shop; Murfie tweets it too. That’s an ironclad guarantee.







Pro Tip: Access Your Murfie Player on Your iPad

Our Developer team has just rolled out a neat upgrade to our “mini player” for Murfie Gold subscribers. The player is now officially a pop-out player, which gives you the option to continue listening to your music while browsing other web pages. Say it with me: three cheers for multitasking!

Own an iPad? Keep listening. We’ve got a pro tip for you… There exists a clever little trick that’ll make accessing your Murfie player on your iPad a breeze. So if you’ve got an iPad on hand, whip it out and follow along:

  1. Open Safari and go to
  2. Log into your Murfie account and tap the player’s “pop out” button –> this loads your player in a new tab.
  3. On the left side of the address bar, tap the “curved arrow” send-to button.
  4. Select “Add to home screen.”

There, now you have an icon on your tablet’s home screen. Tapping that will launch you straight into a full-screen version of your mini player. Done and done! Let the good times roll.

How-to: search your library, shuffle your mini player

Excellent news for all you music collectors. We just rolled out two new features that add more functionality to your music library and mini player on Murfie.

The first, a search box in your music library. This one’s a long time coming, and we’re so very happy to introduce it to your disc-collection view on Murfie. To give it a try, just head on over to the “My Library” tab in your Murfie account, and use the search box to locate any disc in your collection, by artist or album name.

The second, a shuffle button in your music streaming “mini player”—you’ll have this if you’ve gone Murfie Gold. Just open up the “My Music” tab to view, filter, listen to and now shuffle all the discs in your library. Hit the shuffle button to keep things fresh and you on your toes, and make sure to check out our marketplace to add some fresh music to your library. (Side note: we now have 203,209 discs up for sale/trade!)

As always, don’t hesitate to give us a holler at or @murfiemusic if there are any other features in particular you’re just dying to have. We really do strive to keep bringin’ more and more functionality to your library, making it the one and only place you need to manage all of your music.

How-to: filter your mini player

We’re pretty darn excited to announce that, today, we just rolled out another brand new feature. This one goes out to all the fine folks who’ve upgraded to music streaming on Murfie—you can now filter your mini player, by artist or album title, in real time!

We think that’s pretty great (do you?)…because having a filter function makes it a heck of a lot easier, and faster, to find the album you want to listen to. That’s just our opinion, though. Let us know what you think on facebook and twitter—we sincerely lurve hearing your fresh and honest feedback.

Now, let’s get down to some brass tacks. Here’s a few tips on how to use our music streaming “mini player”:

  • You can stream any album in your Murfie music library, from any web browser.
  • When signed into your Mufie account, you should see a “My Music” tab at the bottom of your browser—just open this “mini player” to view, filter and listen to all the discs in your library.
  • Some of your discs may not yet be ready for streaming; instead they’re processing. As soon as the “Processing” label disappears, the disc is ready for streaming!

How-to: sort by artist

Terrific news for all you music lovers who like a good clean organized collection. We just added the ability to sort your music library on Murfie by ARTIST! High fives all around.

To start managing and organizing your music collection, just create or log into your account on Murfie. Then, hit up the “My Library” tab to view all your discs in one place. You can do lots of neato things, like:

  • mark discs for sale
  • mark discs for trade (if you’re Gold)
  • sort discs by: Artist | Title | Year | Recent Activity
  • gift discs to friends
  • download discs

Wish you could do even more with your music library on Murfie? Let us know in the comments below, or shoot us an email with your feedback to

Happy sorting! :)

How-to: handle a mail-in kit

Hi folks. It’s high time that we go over the Murfie mail-in kit process in detail. It’s quite simple, really… but there are some areas of confusion. Let’s un-confuse them.

Shall we start at the beginning? The following are all valid reasons one would request a mail-in kit from Murfie:

  • You want to sell and/or trade your CDs in our marketplace
  • You want to download your albums in lossy or lossless formats (MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AAC)
  • You no longer want to warehouse your music collection at home

Do you fit under one, or all, of those categories? OK, so request a mail-in kit here (via our super simple online form). We’ll send you a prepaid mailer containing: a box sized for your discs, packing materials to protect your discs, and a UPS label good for return shipping to Murfie HQ. Put your discs in the box, and mail it back to us free of charge.

Some handy tips to keep in mind:

  • The return postage we provide doesn’t expire; return your kit at your earliest convenience
  • Please don’t send us media other than (lawfully made) music CDs
  • You’re not required to include jewel cases, album art, or liner notes with your shipment
  • You cannot keep digital copies of CDs in your possession that you sell or trade away

Got a question I didn’t answer? Let me know in the comments section, or shoot us a message @murfiemusic on twitter. Go, team!