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If a natural disaster occured would you save your DVDs?

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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Keith_R



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Posted September 07 2001 - 02:32 PM

I'm just interested in how obsessed we all are with our DVD collection. If a major disaster occured (ie. Hurricane) and you had to evacuate, would you bring your DVDs? -Keith-

#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Jeff_A



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Posted September 07 2001 - 02:54 PM

I'd be too busy grabbing photographs, home video tape, legal documents, clothing, etc...

After that, I would scan my music collection first and then move on to my most critical movies. I would certainly not grab all of my DVD's (or CD's for that matter).

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Posted September 07 2001 - 02:55 PM

No, that is what insurance is for. The only thing other than my family and pets would be photos.


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Posted September 07 2001 - 05:26 PM

Luckily, I have an easily accesable window in my room, and the backyard isn't that far down , so I would grab every dvd I owned (almost 200) and just tossed them out the window, then amidst all the fire, flood, wind etc, I would see if SOMEONE could give me a hand with my Sony VVega! Posted Image

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Posted September 07 2001 - 08:25 PM

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Posted September 07 2001 - 08:28 PM

I have all my DVDs in Case Logic Albums, so hell ya! I'd probably find a way to haul my TV out too (just like that Pioneer RP-HDTV ad).


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#7 of 20 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 08 2001 - 08:14 AM

No, I'd also go for the all the legal paperwork and lockbox security keys, stuff that would really matter if they disapeared. DVDs can be replaced (plus getting them pruned by a natural disaster might be good, I was robbed of 60 of my CDs 6 years ago, and I've only replaced 20 of them, guess I didn't really miss the other 40 CDs...)

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Posted September 08 2001 - 09:35 AM

I doubt it. If I had any OOP discs, I'd consider grabbing them, but as of now, I only have that Beatles 4-disc set which isn't spectacular anyways. Now...if I had some Criterion Collection DVD's like Brazil and that OOP Hard Days Night DVD...I'd do my best. Of course, DVD's come last after pets (3 dogs and a cat), CPU, zip discs, and my 8mm home movies. ------------------ P.S.: There's no P.S.

#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted September 08 2001 - 10:50 PM

If my pets and family members we all safe and sound, my DVDs would very possibly be my only saved items.


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Posted September 08 2001 - 11:59 PM

I'm pretty sure I could use my body to ward off the flames for long enough to get the DVD's out. I mean, how important is skin, anyway? Posted Image

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Posted September 09 2001 - 12:36 AM

Screw my family, I'd grab as many DVDs as I could and RUN! Posted Image

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Posted September 09 2001 - 12:27 PM

Nope. I'd take the payout and only replace about half of my collection. Photographs first then paperwork. Brent L

#13 of 20 OFFLINE   Steve Schaffer

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Posted September 09 2001 - 01:43 PM

First my dog, then my cat, enough clothing to cover myself, movable ht gear, then dvds. Actually the cat could probably escape on her own more effectively than I could rescue her. The dog would probably try to rescue me. ------------------ Steve S. I prefer not to push the subwoofers until they're properly run in.
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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted September 09 2001 - 02:39 PM

I'd rescue as much stuff as I can, photos, homemovies, dvds, the cat etc., than when I'm at a safe distance scream as loud as I can "SANDRA!!!Get out the house fast!!!". Posted Image

No actually if some calamity was happening I'd probably wake up tied to the bed, the house empty....

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#15 of 20 OFFLINE   Eric Scott

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Posted September 09 2001 - 04:34 PM

How am going to save any DVDs or anything else,
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#16 of 20 OFFLINE   Julie K

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Posted September 10 2001 - 12:24 AM

The only disasters I currently need to be concerned about are fires and earthquakes.

If there were an earthquake so bad that I had to leave the house, the DVDs would probably be to damaged to worry about anyway.

If there were a big fire coming up (less chance each year due to massive hillside destruction for new houses) I'd probably be one of those crazy people who get on their roofs with a garden hose. I've got way too many things that are precious to me (including a few DVDs that can't be replaced) to get them all evacuated in time. So, on the roof with a hose...


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Posted September 10 2001 - 05:38 AM

Absolutely not, they're replaceable. Photo albums, genealogy notes, pets, antiques, collectibles, computer files, family heirlooms, paintings, all take precedence to consumer products. I'd leave the CDs, microwaves, computers, and everything else that can be repurchased behind.

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Posted September 10 2001 - 06:19 AM

Actually Ive given this some thought-I have DVD's,CDs and other stuff that could never be replaced.What would I do if the house caught on fire or there was some kind of disaster?? Id throw my matress out the window and then throw the stuff onto it or wrap it up in some blankets and lower it out the window. So the answer most difinitely is yes.When I buy a house though, it will be a ranch(I used to deliver furniture and learned to hate stairs) and I wont have to worry about the fall from a higher floor. ------------------ Visit My Pathetic WebPage "....With that in mind,I humbly add my own prophecy of what the dawn of the new millennium shall bring forth- one thousand more years of the same old crap" Jose Chung [Edited last by JonZ on September 10, 2001 at 09:20 AM]

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Posted September 10 2001 - 11:05 AM

Well, first and foremost would be the 2 cats I live with.

Assuming there was time and I could do it safely, I would probably just grab the DVDs that are now out of print. Insurance can pay for the rest.

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Posted September 10 2001 - 05:26 PM

of course I would. I'd grab the DVD player as well if I could carry it all at the same time. Posted Image

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