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Yes.... I keep the slipcases as they add "value" to my Deluxe DVD
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No...... I toss 'em into the garbage
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I remove them and store them separately
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I rip them to shreds just trying to remove the damn DVD!
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Do You Keep or Discard DVD Slipcases?

 
Old 10-04-03, 07:00 AM
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Do You Keep or Discard DVD Slipcases?

I'm just wondering with the rush of all the new DVD releases which come with a cardboard slipcase on the outside (Bull Durham, The Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, Scarface, etc..):

Do you keep / protect the Slipcase or just toss in the garbage?

So far I'm keeping mine but have not come up with a way to protect these "outer shells".
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Old 10-04-03, 08:04 AM
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I wouldn't say that the slipcases add value to the dvd, but I do like the way most of them look so I keep 'em. The ones that spring immediately to mind are:

Usual Suspects SE
The People vs. Larry Flynt SE
The Howling SE
Bull Durham SE
Fargo SE
Young Guns SE
T2(deluxe and ultimate editions)
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Yeah, you gotta love the People vs. Larry Flynt one (especially when you remove it)
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I keep 'em. I can always mangle and shred them later if I need to fulfill some sudden destructive urges.
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Originally posted by marty888
I keep 'em. I can always mangle and shred them later if I need to fulfill some sudden destructive urges.
We could all ship them to our friend Danol who would probably love these. I wonder which ones he might need?
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Keep 'em
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I throw them out as they are just cheap carboard anyway. I can't see how they would be of any value.
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I keep 'em on except for some of the boxset ones, which I'll store (LOTR EE LE). One reason to keep 'em is resale value. Even though I don't plan on selling any of mine, I can see where Reservoir Dogs would be more enticing with the "Mr Pink" slipcover than without it.
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Originally posted by highlinder
I throw them out as they are just cheap carboard anyway. I can't see how they would be of any value.
What do you do in the case of the Terminator 2 DVDs or the Lord of the Rings Extended Deluxe versions?
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I keep everything--even the little inserts that are sometimes laid on the back of the package. That way if I ever sell it on ebay, it's worth more to the buyer.
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The only one I don't keep on is the Die Another Day one, because I despise it so much.
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I throw out everything besides the disc. Its not like I watch the case!
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Originally posted by highlinder
I throw them out as they are just cheap carboard anyway. I can't see how they would be of any value.
screw value....if it's part of the original package....it stays.
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We could all ship them to our friend Danol who would probably love these. I wonder which ones he might need?
Would you believe I thought the same thing?
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I certainly don't keep them because they "add value", because I buy DVDs for my own gratification (watching them), not to someday sell, so I don't give a fart about the "add value" part of it. I do keep them, however, and on the DVD, just because I can't seem to part with them - even though I really hate some of them. Ones I really loathe are the slipcases like on "Die Another Day" and on the new "Dances With Wolves" DVDs.

Yeah, if danol could find a use for them, I'd be happy to send them to him! Hey danol, why aren't you telling us what ones you'd like. You must have a bunch of dumpster DVDs which have stains on the slipcases and need to be replaced!! (he, he!!)
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki7
I throw out everything besides the disc. Its not like I watch the case!
I rip the movie to DivX and throw the disc away too! I don't want to get a hernia while taking those damn discs constantly in and out of the DVD player.

(I keep the slipcases. They usually look cool)
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I've taken time to make sure the slipcase wasn't torn up before buying, hell yes I'm going to keep it.
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I keep them all after I lost my Tox Box slip case when mom thought it was trash.
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I keep them, but not because of the value. I'm never selling them anyway, so why would I care about that? I keep them because they're part of the box.
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I try to only buy DVDs that I want to keep. I hate having to remove a slipcase every time I want to watch a film, so the slipcase goes into the recycling bin right away. The only one I've kept is the metal one from T2. I don't have to remove the slipcase from that DVD. Whenever I touch it the DVD case falls out.
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Anything that comes with the DVD, accept the plastic wrapping I keep
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I keep the slipcases, the paper backing (as on the Simpsons season sets,) the cardboard backing (Akira tin, Highlander tin,) the cardboard bands on the Disney Treasures (the ONLY way to tell them apart from the spines!) and even the stickers on the front cover stating there is a LE item inside (mostly anime DVDs.)
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I have no idea why I would throw away a slipcover, I'm like littlefuzzy I keep pretty much everything, even the sticker if it says something interesting (like for The Howling SE)
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I keep the slipcovers, and sometimes will cut out the sticker on the front of the plastic listing the features.

I even keep the little piece of paper that's glued to the back of boxed sets, like the Simpsons (I do remove that paper from the package, though, except with the Godfather box, where it's glued with permanent glue rather than that snotty rubber cement.
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I keep pretty much everything...especially slipcases. I would never throw away the box or anything. Why store your discs in a disc holder? Silly..but my opinion.
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