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Stolen Goods or unwanted gift???

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Desticado, Jun 2, 2003.

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  1. Lost the reciept and cant take it back

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  2. Bought it ages ago and never got around to watching it

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  3. Was an unwanted present

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  4. Was a promotional freebie

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  5. won it in a competition

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  6. Watched it and resealed it to look like new.

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  7. Got it by illegal means

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  8. none of the above

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  1. Desticado

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    it always amazes me how often people turn up with piles of sealed dvd's for trade on the internet.

    Do people buy DVD's get home and then think 'no dont want to watch it after all and cant be bothered to take it back to the shop, i'll trade it...'

    I know there are several valid reasons for such but i cant help but wonder if some of these are stolen goods escaping into the honest world.

    Any oppinions?
     
  2. museumsteve

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    excellent poll mate:)

    personally I rarely trade/sell sealed DVDs. However I am guilty of re-buying time and again. If I have a movie I like I may sell/trade it and re-buy a newer version but wont always open it for ages. If in the meantime I decide to have a clearout a sealed disc may end up for grabs.;)

    but as you stated, there seems to be lots of sealed stuff traded/sold these days.
     
  3. mcmullanbrush

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    I tend to go a little crazy when I see price reductions on DVDs. It is only after they have sat on the shelf for 6 to 12 months that I realise it is unlikely I will ever watch them. So I tend to buy for around 8 or 9 pounds ant sell for 3 or 4 pounds. If only I could do it the other way round.
     
  4. Shoka

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    If I have a sealed DVD it is normally where I have ordered on of the net, and then being thick brought one from a shop, or even ordered it again.
     
  5. Desticado

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    just wanted to clarify that im in no way making accusations or pointing fingers.

    Im guilty of having 4 shrink wrapped disks on my shelf at the moment which i bought new in the last 6-12 months and still havent watched.....
     
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    My discs never stay sealed for long...I open the shrink wrap as soon as I open them to make sure the disc isn't rattling (you get so much garbage in cases these days, it's hard to tell wether it's the disc or the ads banging around inside) and it sits on my shelf unwatched but open.
    I must say, I'm always sceptical about buying a "sealed" disc. A friend of mine used to sell laserdiscs for a living...he used to watch them and then reseal them with a shrink wrap machine...:nono:
    I always used to get mine at a discount. Of course it's a lot harder to do that with DVD's, what with the 57 security seals that take all day to get off as well as the shrink wrap...:rolleyes:
     
  7. wilber

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    THE TRUTH (this only works when big titles get released)

    See an offer like 2 for £25 in Game. Buy Fargo (the title you want) + Die Another Day + Die Another Day & Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets.

    Sell 1 x DAD for £15, 1 for £14 & HP for £13 Fargo has cost you £8

    OR see a good deal on a quality title(Res Dogs for £9) buy 2 save one to trade & swap it for a newish title (e.g. Pulp Fiction SE for Adaptation).

    Nobody gets hurt everybody is happy
     
  8. Squirrel God

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    Never traded a sealed DVD so have gone for "none of the above".
     
  9. alle v

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    ...I have sold few sealed discs due to shipping errors at Play :)

    A couple that have cost me and a few that haven't.

    So N.O.T.A for me aswell.
     
  10. Geezer

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    Various reasons really, sometimes unwanted presents. Some that ive bought and had for ages but realised that i dont want. Some that ive nicked off my dad :D

    Some that are in bogof offers.
     
  11. James45

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    trading my first sealed disc at the moment, and that was because i ended up with two copies of the same film
     

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