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OldBoy
02-07-05, 03:40 PM
Not one that was stolen or different versions (other regions), but given away or sold a DVD that you just didn't want or were anticipating a newer release that didn't come to fruition only to have to have the exact same version again? Or simply were horrified at the newer release that you just wanted the old one back?

The only one I can think of is "Last House on the Left".

I actually bought once, watched it with a friend, was so shocked at how utterly bad and demoralizing it was, I actually threw it away, in my trash, at the very bottom (so as not to be tempted to retrieve it). I then started actually collecting and came across more opinions and thought I might have been too hasty in my discard and actually bought it again (not that the prices were astronomical). I haven't watched it again, but am glad it is back in my collection with some of the other mentionable-unmentionables.

Others I have sold and have not regretted the sale with only one other I had since rented after giving up..."Training Day" and didn't regret that decision for a second.

How bout you...

dick_grayson
02-07-05, 03:42 PM
I've done that with Snow White:Platinium Edition. Sold it and then realized I wanted to keep it as a collectible, so I bought another through exchange.

The Exister
02-07-05, 03:42 PM
As part of a trade to obtain Rabid Dogs, I traded away my Giallo Collection (Anchor Bay). I eventually re-acquired it, though.

Sanitarium
02-07-05, 03:44 PM
I've never rebought a DVD I sold. I'm usually happy with the rehashes and I only sell the garbage I'll never watch again.

nemein
02-07-05, 03:46 PM
I only ever purchased one duplicate, Hard Boiled Criterion, and it's one of the few I've paid MSRP for. I found it after it was OOP, still have it around trying to figure out what to do w/ it ;)

OldBoy
02-07-05, 03:50 PM
I only ever purchased one duplicate, Hard Boiled Criterion, and it's one of the few I've paid MSRP for. I found it after it was OOP, still have it around trying to figure out what to do w/ it ;)
you paid MSRP both times? lucky. just curious...why the sale in the first place?

Eplicon
02-07-05, 03:54 PM
A few times, yes. The only thiing I didn't like is that with the second go-around, several of the DVDs no longer included inserts.

nemein
02-07-05, 03:58 PM
you paid MSRP both times? lucky. just curious...why the sale in the first place?

I guess I didn't make it clear enough... I currently have two copies ;) and thinking back about it overall I bought 3 copies. The first for myself. The second was ordered when it was originally rumored it was going OOP, but it didn't so I sold/traded it. Then it did go OOP and I ran across a copy in Best Buy or Circuit City.

Kind of back on topic, if you want to talk about the number of DVDs I've purchased multiple versions of (mainly HK R0, R1 and then R2 when I discovered HKLs... that's another, altogether more expensive, story -ptth-).

OldBoy
02-07-05, 04:03 PM
Kind of back on topic, if you want to talk about the number of DVDs I've purchased multiple versions of (mainly HK R0, R1 and then R2 when I discovered HKLs... that's another, altogether more expensive, story -ptth-).
good point. i edited OP.

dtsguy3407
02-07-05, 04:05 PM
at most- 3 buys of the same title

kayak99
02-07-05, 04:21 PM
I gave away Brother for about $4-$5 when I sold a large lot of things I wanted no longer., Of course after I did that, my son decided it was one of his favorites. Cost me about $6 - $7 when I first bought it, cost me $20 at Christmas time 2004.

LasVegasMichael
02-07-05, 04:26 PM
I have traded and reacquired through trading In Living Color S1 (twice), The A Team S1 (twice), and The Dukes of Hazzard.

Dukes is gone again, but I'm sure it will come back at some point. If someone has a title I am very interested in, I will trade away certain lesser viewed titles knowing that I will get it back through trade eventually.

madara
02-07-05, 04:53 PM
I'm sure there are some Batman fans that may have gotten tried of waiting for SE, or at least non first gen dvd transfer and bought it again. With new film coming out in few months I would assume long wait is coming to an end.

DavidH
02-07-05, 04:59 PM
I've re-bought a couple of movies that I got rid of at one point. I discovered later on that I liked the movie more than I realized.

illennium
02-07-05, 05:03 PM
I do it all the time.

OldBoy
02-07-05, 05:20 PM
give details people. titles, etc...we're interested.

etrnlevol
02-07-05, 05:40 PM
Don't remind me :(

I bought Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition when it came out for the free movie ticket. I had never bought the first edition so I figured it was a good deal. Then, I found out about the Collector's Box Set and decided I could give away my deluxe edition copy to a friend. So, I ordered the box set and gave away my copy. I got the box set in the mail to find out it contained the Special Edition of the first movie. Ahh &*^#$ and I was not about to ask my friend for the DVD back. I ended up rebuying the RE Deluxe Edition again because I'm a sucker and I wanted the extras I had before. On the positive side, I have all the Resident Evil editions.. on the negative.. well same thing :p

Lesson learned... don't give up my current edition until I have more info and don't buy a box set until I know what is actually in it.

garmonbozia
02-07-05, 05:58 PM
well I have no rebought the exact same version of something yet..but I probably will rebuy the original Donnie Darko release based on the reviews of the Director's Cut....

adamblast
02-07-05, 06:38 PM
Several times I've given away discs and boxsets to my family or friends--spur of the moment gifts, usually--and then rebought the same ones again myself.

critterdvd
02-07-05, 06:57 PM
I gave my first season sets of Roswell & Buffy the Vampire Slayer to my friends so she could get caught up in the show, and ended up just buying myself a new copy of the sets when Amazon had their sale a few months ago...

gutwrencher
02-07-05, 07:20 PM
As part of a trade to obtain Rabid Dogs, I traded away my Giallo Collection (Anchor Bay). I eventually re-acquired it, though.

Thats all you had to do to get your hands on an original Dogs? Nice job. What else did it cost ya?:D

Not one that was stolen or different versions (other regions), but given away or sold a DVD that you just didn't want or were anticipating a newer release that didn't come to fruition only to have to have the exact same version again? Or simply were horrified at the newer release that you just wanted the old one back?

uhh....no.http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/cwm/cwm/uhoh3.gif

ShagMan
02-07-05, 07:32 PM
I have done this many times over... the reason is, that as a younger, poorer indivual, I needed a car badly, and sold my 180 DVD collection to get it :( lost Alien Legacy w/ extra disc, Army of Darkness LE, some rare OOP flippers LOL... sold the whole collection on eBay, about $2k... I ended up re-buying some of the same titles later on, including Dark City yesterday.

HistoryProf
02-07-05, 08:27 PM
I sold about 100 discs a year ago to pay my taxes (stupid self-employment tax :( ) and have reaquired a few...about 20 of them were added back to the wish list.

Wannabe
02-07-05, 09:09 PM
I have traded and reacquired through trading In Living Color S1 (twice), The A Team S1 (twice), and The Dukes of Hazzard.

Dukes is gone again, but I'm sure it will come back at some point. If someone has a title I am very interested in, I will trade away certain lesser viewed titles knowing that I will get it back through trade eventually.

Kinda seems like a waste of time and postage.

Dabaomb
02-07-05, 09:09 PM
I did this with a bunch of titles during Blockbuster's $8 trade-in promo. a lot of my early purchases were used titles from BBV that were pretty scratched. I traded those into BBV and ended up buying them again even cheaper ($7.50 or less).

I don't recall doing this any other time though.

taronga
02-07-05, 09:16 PM
Back in my squalid VHS days I ordered what I thought was the video of the Beatles' "Help!". What arrived was a DVD. I sent it back and got an exchange. How I regret it. Later I re-bought it for $$ on eBay.

Mike Lowrey
02-07-05, 09:30 PM
The only title I've done this with is LOTR-FOTR TC. I bought the title when it was first released back in August '02. Then when the EE came out in November '02, I decided I would give the TE to my sister for Xmas. But then when the TTT-TC came out in '03, and I saw that the plastic keepcase was red, and thus the case for FOTR was green, I decided to rebuy the FOTR-TC along with the TTT-TC. I also decided that because the extras were different from TC to EE, that it was worth it to rebuy it.

Needless to say I also have the ROTK-TC as well as all three LOTR-EEs. Hey, call me a completist...

Tarantino
02-07-05, 09:43 PM
I gave up a bunch of discs to an ex-girlfriend during a 'psuedo divorce' and rebought a bunch of them later on.

The Big Hit is one that comes to mind...

Ronin4223
02-08-05, 11:07 AM
Big Trouble in Little China

I sold it a few years ago before it went out of print and just never got around to buying it back. God I miss that movie. Still crossing fingers for a better release.

lizard
02-08-05, 01:02 PM
Several times I've given away discs and boxsets to my family or friends--spur of the moment gifts, usually--and then rebought the same ones again myself. I routinely do this as well. My cost of buying DVDs is so low that it makes for an inexpensive gift that is easily replaced.

tjn007
02-08-05, 06:41 PM
Only once with the Matrix. There was an anouncement of a special edition awhile back and I thought well it's upgrade time so I sold it for $9. Find out a week after selling the disk the special edition was cancelled. My first reaction to that news was not good. Bought it back for about $10-12 a number of months later (just before the first sequel was released) and got a free movie ticket inside for the sequel. So all-in-all I didn't do bad in that deal.

CrumpsBrother
02-08-05, 10:57 PM
I did this with MY BLOODY VALENTINE. I'd heard about the movie for years and picked it up cheap when it first came out. Watched it and thought, "eh." So, I traded it away to someone on this board. Then, Halloween rolls around and I'm looking over my extensive horror collection thinking, "now which was that movie that took place during winter? Had that scene in the mine?" Oops.

Got lucky, though. While trading in a bunch of movies during Blockbuster's $8 deal, I found a mint copy that someone else had traded in. Scooped it up and now it's back where it belongs, on my horror shelf.

wolverine1028
02-09-05, 02:05 AM
Gave Ocean's 11 and Behind Enemy Lines away but bought it again a year later during some 2 for $15 sales.

wolverine1028
02-09-05, 02:05 AM
Forgot to say that I also donated the barebones Pearl Harbor to a friend and got the 4-disc director's cut when it came out.