Rec'd a second Disney Silly Symphonies: Return Or Keep

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  1. Ernesto Santos

    Ernesto Santos Stunt Coordinator

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    I mistakenly ordered Silly Symphonies twice and today I recevied the second one. I am tempted to keep it and not removing the shrink wrap. Do you guys think that this will eventually become collectable and command a high price on eBay? Or, should I send it back for credit. Help me decide guys.
     
  2. Mark Walker

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    Ernesto-
    It is a tough call. Personally, I believe that
    all the film buffs have DVD players by this point
    in time, know about what DVDs are out,
    and that the days of out-of-print DVDs
    going for astronomical prices on eBay are gone.
    (And with Criterion being recently allowed
    access to Winstar's catalog, even films like
    The 400 Blows may loose their
    high price on eBay if a reissue happens.)
    Of course, these DVDs had a very limited run, but
    then the audience for these is actually pretty
    small too. People who are nuts for "old time"
    Disney cartoons are a few nostaligic people and
    film history buffs.
    When Disney released a collection of Black and White
    Mickey Mouse shorts on LD, it was a very poor seller.
    And you would think LD buyers would have a higher
    percentage in interested people than the average
    consumer.
    So, personally, I would send it back for a credit,
    or find a family member or friend who might appreciate
    it in the future, and charge them what you paid for it
    or give it as a gift.
    Mark
     
  3. Brian Kidd

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    Personally, I would keep it. There are plenty of posts on HTF by people looking for the discs and having a hard time getting a hold of them. You probably didn't pay all that much to begin with, right. Keep them for a year and if they don't go up in value, then give them to a friend or family member who will appreciate them. Either way, you win.
     
  4. Ernesto Santos

    Ernesto Santos Stunt Coordinator

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    Wow, you guys aren't making it any easier to decide, one pro one con (sort of). [​IMG]
    I am leaning toward your suggestion Brian, especially with your last statement "...either way you win". That is a nice way of looking at it.
    On the other hand, Mark I appreciate your honesty. You are probably right, not many of us who are nostalgic for this kind of stuff. Personally, I love the historic perspective this disc provides.
    Thanks for the input. Now, if they would only release the Merry Melodies stuff and all the Warner Bros. characters of the late forties and fifties.
     
  5. Guy_K

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    I disagree, I would keep it with hopes to sell it one day. Dances With Wolves DTS has been OOP for a few months and is already raking about 70$$ cash on ebay.
     

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