Looking for skinny jewel cases.

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  1. cafink

    cafink Producer

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    You know those really skinny cases that CD singles sometimes come in? They're mostly like a normal jewel case, but even thinner. Does anyone know where I can buy a bunch of them for a reasonable price? I'm up to 260 DVDs now, and I just don't have any place to put them anymore. I was thinking of moving all of them to these super-compact cases, but I don't know where I can get them. I'm looking to buy them by the hundred and I'd rather not pay too much.
     
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    Well, I don't know about the price, but I saw them on sale at Office Max yesterday. I think it was a pack of 50.
     
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    Best Buy has a pack of 100 of those slimline jewel cases for $30.
     
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    Office Max had a 2 for 1 and then half price on one brand, but those have expired. I just got a pack of 50 Belkin cases from them for $12.99 regular price, which is about as cheap as I have found. FWIW, Neato also makes inserts for them so you can have a printed cover and a small but readable spine. I have not found any retailers who carry them, but I got some from their site at neato.com. They sell them for list, but you can enter code #YAM2 at checkout and get 20% off. You can apparantly use this code an unlimited # of times.
    Notice they also have full coverage CD labels. Very cool!
     
  5. Tony Aguila

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    Try http://sleevecity.nviclassical.com/
    They have the UltraSlim cases for $29.95 per hundred. Personally, I prefer the TRIMpak cases because they're more flexible and do not crack/break, but the former kind does have the slots like traditional CD jewel cases, for inserting a cover/label.
    Happy shopping!
     
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    Has anyone made a slim DVD case yet?
    That is, eith a narrower spine so it takes up less of the shelf (the front and back cover would need to be a little wider though, or else the artwork wouldn't fit)?
     
  8. Larry Bevil

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    Sam's Club has a box of 50 slim cd cases for $9.98.
     
  9. JohnRice

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    Sam's is probably the best regular price, except they are color cases, which I don't like.
    This week Office Max has Belkin 50 packs on sale for $6.99. I expect that is the best price you will find. Neato also makes inserts for them. I haven't found any retailers who have them but you can get them directly from neato.com
     
  10. Nick Pudar

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    I have already converted over to the slim jewel cases. I scanned in the front and back artwork (to scale - not stretched) and printed it on card stock. I do not include a spine label -- it is too thin. (If anyone has a practical way of doing that, I'd be interested in hearing from you.) I have all my cases on the shelf with small spacers every 10 titles. A small catalog printed from DVD Profiler is how people browse the collection. It is easy to visually find a title on the shelf.
    I'm thinking of getting the rotating shelf-stand from Leslie Dame Enterprises (CD-1040C) -- others have written about it in other threads. My estimate is that I'll eventually be able to fit about 1400 slim cases on it -- and that's outstanding considering the small footprint.
    Nick
     
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    Nick,
    Look at my post just before yours. Neato has photo quality slim case inserts that work quite well and have a spine. The text has to be small, but I find 8pt. helvetica bold works quite well. Stretching the text to about 120%, if you have the capability, also makes more legible. Any plain sans-serif should also work.
    You can get them directly from neato's site (neato.com) for list, but if you type "YAM2" in the coupon field at checkout, you get a 20% discount, plus I believe this code can be used an unlimited # of times.
     

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