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Collector or Trader

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by mcmullanbrush, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. mcmullanbrush

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    Having always been a collector of things, it never occurred to me that other home cinema enthusiasts would not all own large amounts of DVDs.
    I now realise that many people buy discs to watch once, then trade them on. This clearly has many advantages, such as low cost and no chance of being stuck with a huge amount of obsolete software when a new format comes along.
    Despite this I still prefer to have my collection at hand as I rarely know until the last minute what I fancy watching.

    I know we probably all do a little of both, but are you mostly a trader or a collector?
     
  2. Squirrel God

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    I'm a collector then I guess, although I don't really like the word as it has connotations of collecting just for the sake of it. I'm like you in that I don't know what I want to watch until the last minute so I like to keep everything on hand. But I trade on what I know I will never watch again, even if I enjoyed it the first time round, and I trade on when I want to replace the same title with another region or an SE. Thankfully, one man's poison is another man's meat :)
     
  3. Desticado

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    Collector.

    I like to have movies that I really enjoy / appreciate on my shelf as I often like to dig out an old favourite.

    I go along with Squirrel though, that I wouldn't describe myself as a true collector as I dont buy the disks just to say 'look what I've got'.

    If I dont think i'd watch a movie again withing the foreseable future then I trade it on. As my 'collection' has grown (about 230 now) i've found myself weeding out a lot of the chaff, so to speak.

    Its my intention that the disks should be my 250 (or so) faveourite movies and so as new disks are released and/or my tastes change I find myself removing the less appreciated disks to make space for the incoming.
     
  4. stevegreen

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    Collector........until i run out of room, then I trade/sell
     
  5. Sgt.Colon

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    Collector.....and it's getting out of hand :eek:
     
  6. Kirk

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    Definately a collector....but not just for the hell of it! I only buy what I like and is of interest for me......with a few minor exceptions.. I have watched all DVD's I have many times over and still love 'em! :D

    An example of one of the exceptions....(sorry squirrel) Donnie Darko! :rolleyes:

    Still, I cant be annoyed with the idea of trying to sell or trade them on so I just keep them or give them on to someone else in the family who may be more interested.....
     
  7. NikB

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    I prefer to just collect them. My collection is still fairly small - 80, but these are all films I will watch again. Got a long way to go to get all the films I want. I would trade discs that are gonna be replace with special editions but that's about it.
     
  8. Geezer

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    Collector here too, I do trade some but not that often.
     
  9. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    Definitely a collector for me, as well, until I'm short of cash, and then I sell - but only if I have to. (Maybe you should have a fourth option - "Hoarder"!) :D

    Pooch
     
  10. mcmullanbrush

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    All collectors so far, that does surprise me. Maybe the traders never leave the sales and wants forum:confused:
     
  11. Geezer

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    I was going to say the same thing, i wonder how many members there are that never post anywhere else.
     
  12. stevegreen

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    I would imagine quite a few, I NEVER post anywhere but General Chat!:D
     
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    I collect them.....some of mine will be worth a fortune in about 50 years time :cool: :D
     
  14. Sgt.Colon

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    LMAO Steve... is this a first for you in here then? :D
     
  15. Ian J

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    Neither. I am an accumulator as I don't "collect" dvds in the traditional sense of the word but I rarely trade them either as I can't be bothered with all the hassle that goes with it.
     
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    I tend to collect.
     
  17. gringottsdirect

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    Collector, having never traded, but again, I am very picky what I buy.
    I don't own that many DVDs.
     
  18. groundy

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    Collector with the odd trade here and there.
     
  19. kevb

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    Another collector but more of a renter really. I have a smallish collection of DVD's, god if I had all the films i've seen over the years I'd need to house them in the British Libary. Somehow my collection seem to comprise of a lot of old rubbish, Oh Baby.
     
  20. Sgt.Colon

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    Kevb

    What was your first, your last and your everything?

    Ohhhh baby :D
     
  21. John Luc

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    Any chick flicks in your collection Ian J , that you want to get rid of let me know

    I am more of a Collector than a trader like my dvds to much to trade
     
  22. kevb

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    LMFAO. On a serious note the Matrix was my first, Signs was my last and for everything you'll have to check out my DVDprofiler link ;). My unlimited Love to you for asking.
     
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    That may well be true, but the last DVD in your Profiler collection is a little more intriguing! OOOOOOOHHHHHHH BBBBBBAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBYYYYYYYY :eek: :eek: :D :D
     
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    I have that because my love is so unlimited sometimes, a sexy lady just isn't enough on her own to put out my fire, Oh Baby.
     
  25. Stuart Little

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    I collect them, I have about 320 at the moment. I have only just found these forums and it looks quite good, people here seem to have a good sense of humour. I will have a quick shuftie in the trading forums, see if anything takes my fancy.

    Thanks
     
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    I have only got 20 dvds at the moment. I like the idea of trading though as I dont have a lot of spare cash.
     
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    Stuart Little, Donnie Darko. I will be Winnie the Poo then!:D :p

    Collector for me. I started to trade when i first got into DVD's to save on cash, but now i buy. I have a few films i whish i hadn't bought, but i just leave them and forget about them. Well until everything gets out of hand and there everywere!:)
     
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    Ohhhhhhhhh Baby :D
     
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    I'm a collector too - however my collection is entirely made up from trades so how should I vote :confused:.
     
  30. Garrett

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    Collector I suppose I just buy to watch in the correct aspect ratio, picture quality and sound.
    I only bought one DVD that I had not viewed the film before and that was The Mummy which I bought at the same time as buying my player as it got fantastic reviews for the picture quality.
     

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