What do you do with your original dvds after you've double dipped?

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  1. Eric Emma

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    I seem to be wondering what shall I do with these extra dvds I have?
     
  2. Mike Wadkins

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    i them keep depending on the disc
    if not i give them to my brother
     
  3. Joshua Lane

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    I always sell the original before the double-dip hits stores. Why hold onto it?
     
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    extras, picture quality, soundtracks
     
  5. Eric Emma

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    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...
     
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    I give them to my son or my sister.
     
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    Assuming that the extras are also on the re-release, I sell the original off or give it away[​IMG]
     
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    I usually sell 'em on eBay to help finance the purchase of the new release.
     
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    I sell them...
     
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    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. [​IMG]
     
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    I've made family and friends happy...

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    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.
     
  13. Mark Bendiksen

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    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.
     
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    Trade them into FYE for store credit.
     
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    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.
     
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    [​IMG] Are you serious???? If anything, donate it to your local library (then write it off [​IMG]) - but throw it away? You don't know of anyone you can give it away to?
     
  17. Patrick McCart

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I agree George. [​IMG]
     

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