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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Eric Emma, May 15, 2005.
I seem to be wondering what shall I do with these extra dvds I have?
i them keep depending on the disc
if not i give them to my brother
I always sell the original before the double-dip hits stores. Why hold onto it?
extras, picture quality, soundtracks
Usually picture quality is always better on a new release the only thing perhaps would be the exclusion of DTS tracks such as on the new Twelve Monkies disc. The only extras I know of have been excluded from various discs are isolated scores usually are a biggie, then with criteon editions when a company produces there own dvds of a movie you lose some great feature if I remember the criteron Commetary track on Silence of the Lambs is a great feature lost on the new set and then sometimes documentries but nothing ever really big to warrant holding on to a dvd, I would rather buy the score on CD then have the isolated score on a dvd. Just my 2-cents on the matter...
I give them to my son or my sister.
Assuming that the extras are also on the re-release, I sell the original off or give it away
I usually sell 'em on eBay to help finance the purchase of the new release.
I sell them...
Although I've given a couple away, most of them I've kept for a doomsday scenario: my new dvd gets ruined or lost at some point, and the dvd is no longer available for purchase (or only in pan & scan), I can still watch the old dvd of the movie. Admittedly a pessimistic philosophy, and so unlike me.
I've made family and friends happy...
I've given some away to family members.
As was mentioned, if the old version has something of value that's not on the new version, I keep it.
Generally that's what I do as well. Sometimes if the original has been OOP for awhile it can even be profitable. I sold my OOP "Weird Al" music video collection DVD about a month before the new and improved one was released and I got nearly $50 for it on EBay.
Trade them into FYE for store credit.
If the newer DVD is an upgrade in all depts such as video, audio & extras...then I throw the old one in the trash. Sometimes though I keep the old version--an example being "Air Force One". I kept the old one for the commentary & added the Superbit version for the Superbit improvements.
Are you serious???? If anything, donate it to your local library (then write it off ) - but throw it away? You don't know of anyone you can give it away to?
So far, I've sold them used.
However, they key is not "after" but "before." I just recently sold my DVD of The Blues Brothers for $42 in anticipation for the SE. I was able to cut the cost of Gone with the Wind: 4-disc SE by 1/2 by selling the old edition.
Keep on track of announcements and you'll be able to save a little bit of money on the new editions.
I do the same thing Patrick - sell the older edition BEFORE the new is released. In most cases you maximize your selling price by doing it this way.
You guys are braver than me. Yes, no doubt you get more for them that way. But have you never been burned when the supposed new edition failed to materialize? I read all the time people who post that they no longer have one of their favorite movies cause they sold it when they heard there was going to be a new version, which didn't end up coming out after all. To me that would be far too high a price to pay for getting a few dollars more selling them.
I agree George.