1. I was in the habit of religiously throwing them out (Last Waltz and Total Recall come to mind).

    But now, I'm on the fence...

    So far I'm holding on to the BTTF and Dances with Wolves SE slipcases.

    What really made me reconsider is the amazing slipcase included with Die Another Day.

    WOW, they even used clear tape that can be removed without destroying the slipcase. Might be a keeper.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Ron Reda

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    Frank,

    I actually keep them (just in case) for resale. If I were ever to sell a DVD on eBay, some picky collector's out there I'm sure would love to have the slipcase as well. Just my $0.02.
     
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    I keep them all, always. Never even CONSIDERED throwing them out.
     
  4. Richard_D_Ramirez

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    I keep mine as well, but for some curious reason, I'm always finding the Beauty and the Beast cardboard cover on the floor of the house somewhere. It must be the li'l munchikin..... [​IMG]

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  5. Louis C

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    I keep em because they look better on the shelf that way. Pretty shallow reason, huh?[​IMG]
     
  6. Sean Frost

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    Yeah everyone of them. They look great and they are part of the package. [​IMG]
     
  7. Eric Walsh

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    As a collector (on a budget) I keep everything that comes with DVDs even the adds for other DVDs and Disney products, etc.

    -Eric
     
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    i keep them.
    i even keep the plastic on them.
    i go as far as putting super clear cello tape along the edge were the dvd case comes out, so the plastic won't tear.

    on dvd's like the all in the family sets i make a slipcase with the plastic. by only opening one edge and covering the edge of the plastic with the tape.

    this is why i dont like the sets like die another day, because it has no plastic. so i cant keep it there to protect the cardboard case.
     
  9. Paul_Stachniak

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    I also would never think twice about throwing them away.

    Tho, my LOTR:EE gift set is rather hard to shelve.
     
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    I have all mine in a box downstairs. In case I need them (with my Disney Treasures tins).
     
  12. Eric Peterson

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    Why on earth would you throw them away? I can't think of one reason for doing so.

    Do you also throw away the dust covers from books? I have an uncle that does this.

    I wouldn't dream of throwing away either. Not only are they part of the packaging that is usually quite attractive, they ruin the resale value. I wouldn't even consider buying a used DVD that was missing the slipcase.
     
  13. Mark Zimmer

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    Yeah, I don't get it. It's like vandalism almost to me to toss a part of the package (not counting the shrinkwrap, which I confess I do toss, but it's meant to be tossed). I actually keep the little promo stickers off the shrinkwrap too. Can you say anal-retentive? I knew you could. :b
     
  14. Kenneth English

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    Guess I'm in the minority here. I almost always throw them out. I can't stand having all the extra junk lying around. And anyway (in the case of Die Another Day or Dances With Wolves) the DVD is in a keepcase so it's plenty well protected. The cardboard slipcases always end up getting scuffed and scratched and ugly eventually anyway and I can't be bothered to lavish enough attention on them to protect them.

    The only exceptions I make are for DVDs like Citizen Kane, The Godfather or Lord of the Rings. Those are all paper so the slipcase does serve a protective function.

    I'm not much of a "collector" type I guess. [​IMG]
     
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    This topic raises a good question, though:

    Why do the studios use annoying, difficult-to-open packaging?

    DVD's ease-of-use factor gets worse by the day.

    Charlie
     
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  18. Vince Maskeeper

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    I also question the THROW OUT factor- if nothing else- you could sell them to other loser collectors who bought their discs at Blockbuster, etc. I see people looking for slipcases all the time, both here and on DVD talk!

    -Vince
     
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    If the DVD is then in a regular keepcase, then yes, I throw them out. Like my Spy Kids 2, trashed. Now the Harry Potter movies have a cardboard slip case but the inside packaging is different, so I keep those put together.
     
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