Lasediscs on Ebay

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brent Avery, May 20, 2002.

  1. Brent Avery

    Brent Avery Supporting Actor

    Feb 19, 2002
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    I have noticed the seemingly obvious with movie titles on Ebay from the period of time that mostly interests me - the mid 50's to early 70's ( with obvious exceptions ). That the bidding on alot of these great and very popular films often gets rather frantic so that the final price is rather expensive - not that laserdiscs were ever cheap to buy when new - just in comparison to dvds. It is unfortunate that the studios perhaps do not see the obvious, that there is a very lucrative market out there for many titles that they are just sitting on. I know - limited time and resources but I would gladly buy a resonable no frills version of say What's Up Doc? or Flight Of The Phoenix, Ice Station Zebra, or The Italian Job released in the OAR as released, just to name a few. As long as the film elements were in reasonable condition why not? The studios certainly do not have to invest too much in some of their films. The point is people are willing to spend the money.Somebody bid on a rare oop laserdsc version of Objective Burma starring Errol Flynn. Final price? 80.00 odd $!
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  2. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Jun 15, 2001
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    I've bought a few LDs on eBay since February. I've tried to avoid spending too much on any one title while picking up some that are of a particular interest to me. Any title that is wildly popular I shy away from. But your point is well taken & should be of interest to the decision makers at the studios.

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