I Once Thought I would Never Have 1000 DVDs

Michael Lee

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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
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Careful, Michael. If you keep thinking you'll never win the lottery, maybe you will!

Congrats! And keep buying DVDs and posting

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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]
 

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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.
 

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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You know you're a HT fanatic when you have as many or more movies than you do posts.
 

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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.

/Mike
 

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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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