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Old 10-04-03, 11:22 PM
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Advice about my Salo DVD?

Hey guys-

Someone offered me $850 for my original sealed copy of Salo (Criterion) that I have had since 1998. It is in perfect condition, with all stickers intact (both the black warning sticker in front and the white title sticker on top of the case). I have not been paying attention to what the market prices are for this title in the condition I have it in. Is $850 a good price to get?

Thanks for any advice,
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Sounds very high to me. I'd go for it.

Check what they've been going for at ebay as a guide.
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UPDATE: The guy upped his offer to $900.

BTW- I did try checking Ebay but there aren't any auctions for original, shrink-wrapped copies.
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I haven't checked recently, but there was a thread in here that mentioned one like yours and a price someone saw it sell for on ebay. I believe it was around $850, but you should check to make sure.

The holidays are coming and that tends to raise the price, but I don't think I've ever seen it over $1000. I would think you'd have to have high credibility on ebay to get that high a price. I'd go for it.

(But then I'd never buy a sealed one either because I would open it immediately. I got an opened one a while ago for about 1/3 of that.)
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Old 10-05-03, 12:08 AM
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I'd say go for it. Ebay will get a small piece of your profits if you auction it, not to mention Paypal. Besides, the guy's interested enough, it's doubtful you'll get stiffed. Just make sure he pays first, and insist on insurance in the shipping costs.

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If you can get $900 for a DVD, why are you asking others if you should?!?

Just remember this, if you decide to hold onto it, there will probably be another release down the road that will steal your thunder, and make what you have nowhere near as valuable.

Now, if you're a collector and you want to be able to say you have something nobody else has, then hold onto it. But if finances are your main concern then take the money and the satisfaction that you sold a DVD for nearly $1,000.
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Old 10-05-03, 01:19 AM
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I guess that depends on yourself. As TheKing just pointed out, if you have the copy for collection purpose, then hold on to it. Otherwise, that's a pretty large sum of money.
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Originally posted by TheKing
If you can get $900 for a DVD, why are you asking others if you should?!?

Sell it. I doubt you would be able get more for it anytime soon.
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Since it's sealed its not like you're really getting anything out of it, I'd sell it.
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900... TAKE IT!!!!
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Give it lots of attention, feed it well, and read it a bedtime story every night.
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Sell it for $900, buy an opened copy (around $300 to $400) so you can actually watch it (assuming you want this in your collection), and use the remaining money to purchase other DVDs you might want.
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I'd say that since this has been in your collection for five years and you've still got it in the plastic wrap, it's pretty clear it's not a film that's gotten multiple(or any) viewings. Sell it and a few years down the road someone will rerelease it. Unload this baby now.
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Originally posted by nycbrent
Sell it for $900, buy an opened copy (around $300 to $400) so you can actually watch it (assuming you want this in your collection), and use the remaining money to purchase other DVDs you might want.
But does anyone really want this movie other than to say they own it? I say sell it, and if you want to see it, get the region 2 version.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...556765-1995844

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Definitly sell it, no doubt
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A word of advise, that movie is boooorrring! Ironically, itís a piece of crap!! I canít believe youíre getting such a high offer! Not only that but the R1 versions is the most inferior of all versions.

If you REALLY want to see it, either download or get one of the more superior (but equally crap) versions in Europe.
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Take the money and run.

Run hard, run fast and run deep.
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Originally posted by Coral
Run hard, run fast and run deep.
Exactly!!
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i'd say sell it, since you've never watched it.

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The holidays are coming and that tends to raise the price, but I don't think I've ever seen it over $1000. I would think you'd have to have high credibility on ebay to get that high a price. I'd go for it.
not to be a wiseass but who in their right mind would buy SALO as a christmas present? that's one christmas dinner that i think i'd pass on, personally

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How did this 'collector' find out that you have one for sale?

I have been debating about selling my sealed copy on Ebay. I have been watching the auctions, but have not seen any 'new/sealed' ones recently. Used ones are going for around $500. In one of the other threads, someone mentioned seeing a new one go for $950 not too long ago.

I have a complete set of OOP Criterions, but if it will shut my wife up for a day, it may be worth it.


I can only imagine what Ebay and Paypal get for an auction of that $$$. I have been selling a few things here and there just for a little money, and they make a killing! It's a pyramid scheme, and they are on top of the world.
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A question for the group:

How do you prove authenticity of a SEALED Criterion version of Salo?

I have read all the threads about how to prove it if it is opened (white ring + 29 chapters, etc), but there is nothing about how to prove it if it is still sealed.

If I do decide to sell mine, I want to be able to prove to the buyer that it is authentic.
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Originally posted by flix1
How do you prove authenticity of a SEALED Criterion version of Salo?
That's one of the several reasons I wouldn't buy a sealed copy.

Maybe an xray would help?
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Do you still have the receipt from when you bought it? That would at least prove that you bought it from a regular store rather than joe shmoe at ebay (if you bought it at a retail store).

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My advice: If you have the recipt just return it to the store and get your $29.99 back. You could get a lot for thirty bucks.
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For God's sake, man, you're talking about $900 for a DVD. A DVD! Sell it!
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