How much $money$ did you spend on DVDs in 2003?

 
Old 12-26-03, 04:32 PM
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How much $money$ did you spend on DVDs in 2003?

I spent $1,200 (incl. tax) this year passing the 100 title mark.

Up from $316 last year in 2002 which was up from $80 in 2001 when I entered the DVD craze!

I expect to spend less in 2004.


You guys?

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Old 12-26-03, 04:36 PM
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Couldn't tell you.. but I have created an Excel spreadsheet to log such information for 2004. I have about 170 DVDs since 1999. I plan to sell maybe 30-50 of them, and will be focusing on buying less this year.

I love movies, and I love DVDs.. but it seems I sometimes get caught up in buying more than anything and plenty of DVDs I watch once or not yet. Some (like Finding Nemo) I watch multiple times!! My plan is to stick to the flicks I know I'll be watching more than once on disc.
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Old 12-26-03, 04:40 PM
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Went from under ten in 2002 to 110+ in 2003. Way too much was spent.

I hope to spend much, much less this year. I'm going to stay away from TV shows that still air in syndication that I am home to watch, and TV shows that aren't able to have one episode thrown in at a time and be understood in context (Shows like Law and Order where one episode doesn't have back stories like an episode of 24 would have).

That, and I won't do blind buys as much this year as last year. Too often in 2003, I bought a DVD just because of the sale.
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I spent about $2700, and that doesn't even include shipping or tax.

I'm planning to cut down, and be more selective, so it should be less next year.

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Old 12-26-03, 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by RobCA
I spent about $2700, and that doesn't even include shipping or tax.

I'm planning to cut down, and be more selective, so it should be less next year.

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Old 12-26-03, 04:51 PM
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Approx.
2003: $585.28
2002: $392.44
2001: $822.60
2000: $525.73
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Old 12-26-03, 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Paging pdjennings.
the GDP of Europe as for me I'd say about $1500, '04 will be less simply due to the fact I'm not gonna have my credit card balance inflated again, plus so many of my formerly MIA titles are mine now, mostly just budget type of titles TBA
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Old 12-26-03, 06:15 PM
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I'm still buying.....

I have a few days to get a tally together.
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Old 12-26-03, 06:27 PM
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I averaged about $1000/month on my addiction.

Sometimes I wish for a cheaper alternative...like crack.
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Old 12-26-03, 06:55 PM
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I don't know the total for the year... couldn't even venture a relatively accurate guess... I do know that there were two or three months when I spent in the neighborhood of $1,000 for the month on DVDs.
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Old 12-26-03, 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by victant


I averaged about $1000/month on my addiction.

Sometimes I wish for a cheaper alternative...like crack.
You make me feel so much better
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Old 12-26-03, 06:58 PM
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1000 a MONTH?! wow

i was at maybe 300 for the year...
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Old 12-26-03, 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by GatorDeb
You make me feel so much better
I was thinking the same thing.

Interestingly, of the $2700 or so I spent this year, over half was on TV shows.

Well, it was interesting to me.

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Old 12-26-03, 07:10 PM
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probably a little less than what RobCA spent.
there were a lot of spur of the moment DDD orders throughout the year at $20-40, and then a $450 at the end, and the last few months were generally big with several large boxsets, etc.

about 1/4-1/3 of that was subsidized by selling off old discs i didn't need- maybe even slightly more than that.
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Went from 300 to about 650 / 700 this year.

More than likely spent between $5k and $6k
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Old 12-26-03, 08:05 PM
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Thanks for making me come to this realization!

Total for 2003 - including shipping charges:
$1,661.91

GULP!
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I really don't know and I'm too lazy to pull my file out and add them all up. I would guess in the area of a couple grand.
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Old 12-26-03, 10:00 PM
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Way. Too. Much.
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Originally posted by victant
Sometimes I wish for a cheaper alternative...like crack.
Or maybe in-call companions (at an hourly rate)?

Thanks to test drive offers and other store credits I can safely say that I spent ONLY (mind you the only is because of those that have spent what most would consider their child's college fund on DVDs this year) in the neighborhood of $500. I dont keep track of the date in which I purchased a DVD, only the store and method of payment so an exact figure isnt in the cards this year.

Ill add a new column to my list this week to prepare for next year. But since Ill be starting my first year of Law School in the Fall, I do not think Ill come close to even the $500 this last year.

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Old 12-26-03, 10:23 PM
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I usally dont keep track since I dont care much....but if I added up every reciept, I guess I average around $500 to $800 monthly...with several 1k months along the way. I'd guess close to 10k for the year. I made about 6,500k in tips so I guess I spent alot of my real money. thats one thing I didnt want to do.
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Old 12-26-03, 10:52 PM
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I'd estimate around $3,500 or so.
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Old 12-26-03, 11:11 PM
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Probably in the $2500-$3000 range, with about $800 covered by eBay sales of VHS tapes.
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