I'm guessing that most readers of this board are deal seekers with sizable DVD collections. If you want to amass a good collection you almost have to fight for every buck or you'll wind up with few programs for the same investment. I'm not complaining, I've gotten some great deals over the years. But there were a couple of cases where better judgement did not prevail... Since I had bought the classics on LD previously, I felt a bit burned and held off on DVD longer than most movie fans. I didn't even get a DVD player till 2001 and was mostly lured-in by cheap used movies in $10-12 range. The first 'new' movie I bought was 'The Man in the Iron Mask' which was only $8.99 even at Mall prices! OK, so what was my most wasteful purchase? Well, there were two movies that I *really* wanted but couldn't find used anywhere: Conan CE and ST: First Contact. At some point, I gave up looking and just headed over to Best Buy. ST 1 had already been reissued but I knew it would take years to reissue FC and the transfer would be the same anyway. Both movies were about $27 each (a figure that now boggles the mind and even then I thought it was incredibly high). Two movies for $60 with tax, Good Lord... Later, 'First Contact' was marked down to $19.99 and a used copy turned up for $10 (groan). I never did see a used copy of Conan CE (thankfully), but it did get marked down to $14.99 and was bundled with Conan 2 for $20. The fact that Conan CE R4 (?) was remastered in 5.1 sound is also a bit of salt in the wound. So there you have it, my most regrettable purchases.