Senior HTF Member
- Nov 28, 2011
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If I was gung-ho about finding and purchasing an out-of-print cd/dvd/bluray, nowadays I insist on seeing the actual discs in person. (I encountered one too many bootlegs over the years, that I simply do not trust online listings at all anymore for out-of-print cd/dvd/bluray type stuff).I did see one for sale on E-Bay where an actual picture of the set is shown. I downloaded the pictures and the sticker on the shrink wrap looks like some of the writing is slightly different then the bootleg set I have. I did a quick color correction to get the white on the box to look pure white and the other colors look different. The red in the right corner of the box is deeper and the light green around the rooster at the upper left is different.
Another thing is between the 'S' & 'T' of the Mister Ed logo I can see detail in Wilbur's shirt that isn't there in my bootleg set.
The first place I would be looking at are the local used cd/dvd/bluray record stores, or in nearby towns. The folks running the few competently run record stores still left over, will know which titles are out-of-print and/or rare. (Easy to figure out which outlets are run by incompetents). If they're a competently run operation, they will allow customers to take a look at the actual used discs before buying them. For example, I would look for things like ifpi codes and whether the discs are single-layer or two-layer. (In the past, bootleggers usually didn't waste their time trying to to fake ifpi codes).