I Once Thought I would Never Have 1000 DVDs

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  1. Michael Lee

    Michael Lee Supporting Actor

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    Well-I was wrong. After purchasing over 500 LDs, mostly before DVD's existence, I thought that would be my max. I mean I had most of what I wanted...and I was poor. But when DVDs were introduced, and I did succumb to buying a player, I rapidly piled them up. DVDs were so much cheaper than LDs. I could afford to be a little less discriminating in my selection of purchases. I have seen over 800 of these DVDs, although I have skipped many extra features (waiting for that monsoon season, I guess).
    I also thought I would never contribute 2000 posts here [​IMG]!
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  2. Brian Harnish

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    Careful, Michael. If you keep thinking you'll never win the lottery, maybe you will! [​IMG]
    Congrats! And keep buying DVDs and posting [​IMG]
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  3. NathanP

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    Need a 15 year old son?
    My parents dont feed me enough and they don't give me enough love, I need a new Daddy [​IMG]
     
  4. Don Black

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    I'm up to 600 (excluding box sets and ..um.. "romantic" fare)!
    [Edited last by Don Black on November 01, 2001 at 05:51 PM]
     
  5. Joseph S

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    Just don't count them.
    That's how I try not to feel so guilty about it. Perhaps add some extra books when you need to get another bookshelf to store them in. [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael Lee

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    I guess it is because LDs were so much more expensive. It took me so long to get the number of LDs that I have, I guess I thought it would take another decade to get a collection of DVDs as large. I bought so many laserdaiscs that were over a hundred bucks, which seems like a fortune compared to the paltry prices we pay for DVDs nowadays.
    Mind you - this is a good thing!
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  7. BryanZ

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    You know you're a HT fanatic when you have as many or more movies than you do posts. [​IMG]
     
  8. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    I have about 10 DVD's. I'll never spend a lot of money on buying films again, since when a new and improved format comes along, those old ones look like crap and I won't use them again. It's a waste of money for me.
    I seem to be in the minority though. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
  9. Don Black

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    I would tend to agree Mike until I did the math. I average about $9 shipped per DVD (excluding the box sets and adult junk). This is about the same price as a movie ticket and I can certainly resell these DVDs later on down the line for $5-$7 each. So, the cost to me of owning these is about $4 long term. I also write off my collection as a business expense which reduces the long terms cost even more (yes, it's all legal .. accounting firm approved).
    For me, it's a no brainer. Still, after I finish watching a movie, *cough* Tailor of Panama *cough*, I sometimes feel silly for buying it. =)
     

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