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TGM
12-30-10, 05:16 PM
Finally took the plunge and made the switch to binders for my DVD collection, and now I have more than 1000 empty DVD cases that I need to get rid of. I'd hate to just trash them... not even sure they can be recycled. What to do with them???

DarthVong
12-30-10, 05:17 PM
Sell em

devilshalo
12-30-10, 05:19 PM
where's danol when you need him?

Th0r S1mpson
12-30-10, 05:30 PM
Put them on the curb in front of a house 2 doors down with a "Free" sign on them. Next door is too obvious and 3 doors down is a band.

Shazam
12-30-10, 05:31 PM
Melt them all and make one giant DVD case.

Sigh
12-30-10, 05:51 PM
where's danol when you need him?

Melt them all and make one giant DVD case.The Dark Lord Danol creating the One Case? One Case to bring them all and in the darkness bind them?

Dean Kousoulas
12-30-10, 06:23 PM
Drop them off at your closest Shoplifters Anonymous meeting.

Pizza
12-30-10, 07:01 PM
It's okay to throw out the environment friendly cases. ;)

Troy Stiffler
12-30-10, 07:08 PM
If you put them in a lot on eBay, they'll probably sell for $100-or-so.

I'd suggest throwing them in the garage. Maybe you'll miss the look of a collection and want to switch back.

Septemberbaby
12-30-10, 08:07 PM
Your local library may be interested. Not sure they would want 1,000 but many a couple hundred?

RagingBull80
12-30-10, 08:07 PM
Put them on the curb in front of a house 2 doors down with a "Free" sign on them. Next door is too obvious and 3 doors down is a band.
:lol:

Coral
12-30-10, 08:09 PM
Build a fort.

BTW, you've just made it so much easier for thieves to walk away with your whole DVD collection.

Supermallet
12-30-10, 08:47 PM
Melt them all and make one giant DVD case.

:up: Then bury it on the moon.

ernestrp
12-30-10, 09:03 PM
You could always drop them off at a Goodwill, Salvation Army type place.....a couple of hours before they open.

Boba Fett
12-30-10, 10:08 PM
Send them to me.

Ranger
12-30-10, 10:38 PM
Put them on the curb in front of a house 2 doors down with a "Free" sign on them. Next door is too obvious and 3 doors down is a band.
BTW, you've just made it so much easier for thieves to walk away with your whole DVD collection.
:lol: :up:
If you put them in a lot on eBay, they'll probably sell for $100-or-so.

I'd suggest throwing them in the garage. Maybe you'll miss the look of a collection and want to switch back.
I agree!

Anubis2005X
12-30-10, 11:00 PM
Keep them so when you realize that you hate having your collection in binders, you can put 'em back in their cases and back on the shelves where they belong...

JasonF
12-30-10, 11:44 PM
What to do with them???

Two girls at once, that's what to do with them!

Mole177
12-31-10, 12:56 AM
OP: what binder did you get?

Shazam
12-31-10, 12:58 AM
Two girls at once, that's what to do with them!You need a million DVD empty cases for that.

Kurtie Dee
12-31-10, 02:21 AM
I'll take 75. :)

milo bloom
12-31-10, 10:14 AM
Keep them so when you realize that you hate having your collection in binders, you can put 'em back in their cases and back on the shelves where they belong...

A few weeks ago the wife and I decided to do the binder thing with our several hundred DVDs. I got as far as buying two good sized binders and about four big plastic bins to store the cases in, brought them into the kitchen and then started thinking about taking all those discs out of their cases and then figuring out what order to put them into the binders, and what would I do about getting new titles in a series (like MST3K) and then I started thinking about all the titles I had purchased over the years just because I found them cheap at the used DVD store and someone on some forum somewhere had mentioned it was a good movie but it had just collected dust on my shelf and did I really want to bother putting those in a binder?

We ended up grabbing all those questionable titles and started listing them on half.com and we've been selling like crazy. The binders and the plastic bins went back the day after I bought them to the store.

emanon
12-31-10, 10:39 AM
I believe I've said this here before, but Meritline cases are the only way to go with a project like this:

http://www.meritline.com/images/product/large/180-355.jpg

I don't have my movies stored in them, but I used to be a pretty active music DVD trader. I've got 8 of these totes dedicated to my collection. Very easy to shift things around for sorting purposes, since you simply move the sleeves on the rails.

I prefer the 510-capacity model, simply from a manageability standpoint...but you can get cases that hold 1000 or more.

http://www.meritline.com/510-discs-aluminum-black-leather-like-cd-holder-case---p-40880.aspx

TGM
12-31-10, 12:58 PM
OP: what binder did you get?

I got a bunch of these

http://www.meritline.com/merax-420-capacity-cd-dvd-album-wallet---p-38774.aspx

http://www.meritline.com/images/product/large/180-295.jpg

for the DVD's

a few of these:

http://www.meritline.com/420-cd-dvd-album-wallet---p-49675.aspx

http://www.meritline.com/images/product/large/180-472.jpg

for my blu-rays

and one of these

http://www.meritline.com/420-capacity-cd-dvd-album-wallet-cd-holder-cases---p-40660.aspx

http://www.meritline.com/images/product/large/180-328.jpg

for the HD DVDs and television show DVDs.

I numbered each binder, as well as each page.

I then use www.gcstar.org which is a free "Delicious Library"-like clone for Microsoft based computers to organize the collection:

http://terrywhite.com/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/dl-000.png

which allows me to browse my collection virtually sitting on my couch using my netbook. So, when you click on one of the dvd images in the program
it will tell me where to go in order to find the actually corresponding physical disc: ie: BINDER3, PAGE56, SLOT3. That way I don't have to keep reshuffling the actual physical discs to maintain alphabetical order whenever I go buy something new, I can just add them to the end of the binders.

It's not for everyone, but it works for me.

Jack Straw
12-31-10, 02:24 PM
Damn, hardcore!

Quack
12-31-10, 02:27 PM
Build an outhouse with the cases.

zekeburger1979
12-31-10, 03:15 PM
If you have any 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 disc cases, I'll buy them off of you. PM me if you're interested.

Nick Danger
12-31-10, 04:39 PM
Two girls at once, that's what to do with them!

You need a million DVD empty cases for that.

I'll take 75. :)

Okay, you're halfway to a threesome.

Spottedfeather
12-31-10, 09:51 PM
Finally took the plunge and made the switch to binders for my DVD collection, and now I have more than 1000 empty DVD cases that I need to get rid of. I'd hate to just trash them... not even sure they can be recycled. What to do with them???

As long as they're not eco-cases, I'd love to take 'em off your hands. I could go for a couple of dozen. I'm looking to replace some crappy eco-cases that I seem to be getting more and more of lately.

The Valeyard
01-01-11, 02:21 AM
I'll take any clear cases, colored cases and thin/clear cases off your hands. Any multi-disc Blu-Ray cases as well.