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Posted: 10/4/2008 9:17:57 AM EST
And I know there are plenty of us out there: We buy a movie, watch it once, and will never watch it again. And we do this over and over and over. Sure, we all watch Red Dawn or Heat over and over, but From Hell, or The Limey? Not so much...

So what do the rest of you DVD 'collectors' do?

Just keep the movies around, even though you'll never watch them again?

Or do you try to sell them, figuring any money you get back from them is better than having the movie collect dust?


Link Posted: 10/4/2008 9:28:49 AM EST
Give them to me!!!!

Nah I would sell them on Amazon or try and trade them.
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 9:29:23 AM EST
give them to the library
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 11:30:43 AM EST
Sell what you can. Dontate the rest. If you are able, take a tax deduction on them; IIRC, you can claim the entire new purchase price for each one.
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 11:32:46 AM EST
I have around 400 DVD's. I hardly ever watch them, but I wont be selling them any time soon. You never know when you want to watch that one movie that you sold.

Link Posted: 10/4/2008 11:37:52 AM EST
Wouldn't it be cool if we could establish a list of addresses without names. Then when we have a DVD that we don't want, we could randomly pick an address from the list and send it to that address. The recipient can then watch the DVD and when finished, if they desire, they could pick an address at random and send it out again.

Wouldn't that be cool.?!
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 4:17:09 PM EST
Nah, all mine sit in rows collecting dust. I also buy lots of books that end up in the garage. Back about 20 years ago I sold a huge collection of books to a used store. Now that my daughter is older I wish I would have kept them so she could read them.

Hobby's in general don't make much financial sense. Hobbies will usually end up costing far more money than you could ever recover but most hobbyists don't dwell on those facts.

Link Posted: 10/4/2008 10:18:32 PM EST
Donate them to the library!

If you're a film fan, you'll be making hundreds of other fans happy.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 7:35:34 AM EST
When a new Blu-ray is released that I want, I pick out about 10-15 DVDs that I'm not going to watch any more and head down to the video store. I get more in store credit for DVDs than cash so that's how I do it.

Although, I'm liking the sound of the donate/write-off idea.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 7:48:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2008 7:50:56 AM EST by Max_Mike]
Yard sale, use profits to buy a... gun.

That is how I divested my VHS collection.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 9:27:46 AM EST
Send them to soldiers overseas.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 9:34:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 9:58:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By kayamana:
Send them to soldiers overseas.


That is what I do, and they will be greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 10:51:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
I'm looking for The Devils Advocate. Got it?



What, you don't want to spend $1.94?
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 12:22:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
I'm looking for The Devils Advocate. Got it?


Damned straight I do, but that stays in the 'keeper' pile!


Originally Posted By dmin:

Originally Posted By kayamana:
Send them to soldiers overseas.


That is what I do, and they will be greatly appreciated.



I hadn't considered that; I like that idea. I'll have to look into the particulars of that...
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 12:28:05 PM EST
Wait for a Blue ray recorder you can probably fit 5-6 dvd's into one BR
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 12:38:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By cobra-ak:
Wait for a Blue ray recorder you can probably fit 5-6 dvd's into one BR



Not jumping on the BR wagon quite yet. I'll wait until Oppo release a player, probably. (If I'm going to replace my 981, it'll be with another Oppo.)

Besides, I should have my home theater PC done soon, which is a better source for 'backing up' movies than writable discs.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 12:42:44 PM EST
Well I have a huge collection, over 700 DVD's, Took up 2 5 shelf bookcases, and just had to figure something out. I tried selling some on e-bay, but that didn't work, I was mkaing like .40-.50 cents a sale. Wasn't worth the gas to go to the Post Office, so it was more of a problem far as storage, so I took all my DVDs out of the DVD cases, put them in the some CD Sleeves, and stored them that way to save space. Now my collection went from 2 bookcases to 2 drawers.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 12:45:23 PM EST
Keep them. You never know when the entertainment industry will get itself back on it's feet Post SHTF!!!!! As long as you have a electricity you can have movie night.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 12:50:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2008 12:51:24 PM EST by masfonos]
Surely there's got to be some website like Goozex for video games or Paperback Swap for books.


Hmmm...I guess while fetching the P.S. link I found that they have a link at the top of their page called Swap-A-DVD for movies. The only one of these that I've used is Goozex, so I can't vouch for the others.

Also, +1 for donating them to soldiers or the library.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 3:02:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2008 3:08:20 PM EST by dmin]

Originally Posted By Tomislav:

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
I'm looking for The Devils Advocate. Got it?


Damned straight I do, but that stays in the 'keeper' pile!


Originally Posted By dmin:

Originally Posted By kayamana:
Send them to soldiers overseas.


That is what I do, and they will be greatly appreciated.



I hadn't considered that; I like that idea. I'll have to look into the particulars of that...


I find troops to send them to on anysoldier.com. Many of them specifically request DVD movies.

ETA: The site I linked to provides instructions on getting the name and address of troops to send them to, and how to fill out custom forms (not hard to do). Get flat-rate boxes from the post office, and fill them up. Pack some microwave popcorn for them to complete the experience. There is a special flat-rate box for APO/FPO that costs $10.95, and can hold a ton of DVDs and popcorn. My wife and I shipped off nearly 120 pounds of care packages yesterday to troops that greatly appreciate them.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 4:54:58 PM EST
Keep them.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 5:36:45 PM EST
Do you have scooby doo and scooby doo 2 monsters unleashed?

the live action versions.

i would REALLY like those.

seriously.
Link Posted: 10/10/2008 8:58:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By joe___223:
give them to the library


library was thin just gave 100 more.
Link Posted: 10/10/2008 9:03:43 PM EST
depending on the subject matter, you may want to consider donating them to a worthy charity.

Of course I can't imagine the old folks' home popping in The Professional for a Friday evening movie.
Link Posted: 10/11/2008 8:02:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2008 9:43:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By BaxterStockman:
depending on the subject matter, you may want to consider donating them to a worthy charity.

Of course I can't imagine the old folks' home popping in The Professional for a Friday evening movie.


You would be suprised at what old people would watch.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 7:11:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
I vote keep them too. It's called a movie "collection".


+1

Just get better storage.
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