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Old 09-04-04, 01:17 PM
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What do you do once you upgrade your DVDs?

Just wondering what you guys do when you update an old DVD with a new speical edition?

With Goodfellas and The Lost Boys SE's coming out soon (R2)
I was wondering what to do with my older editions..

Ended up giving them to my sisters partner.

Just wondering what you guys do?

I dont see a point in "archiving" them.. As if I'd use a snapper again once I have a nice 2 disc SE in a keep case
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Old 09-04-04, 01:19 PM
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When I find out a better edition is on the way, I list my old one on Half.com, Amazon, or eBay to finance the purchase of the new one. Since I buy most of my DVDs from Columbia House, I almost always break even, if not make a few dollars.
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Old 09-04-04, 01:32 PM
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I don't double-dip often, but when I do, I usually just give'em to my sister for Christmas.
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Old 09-04-04, 01:41 PM
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For the few times I've upgraded, I've given the old disk to a friend or family member.
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Old 09-04-04, 01:47 PM
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I usually trade in my old copies at a Video Game store or sell them in the exchange forum.
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Old 09-04-04, 02:36 PM
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I don't double-dip often either... but when I do, I give the old ones to family. Occasionally there is a reason to keep the older one. In the case of "Dawn of the Dead", I'll be keeping my OOP anniversary edition when I pick up the boxset.
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Old 09-04-04, 02:42 PM
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I usually trade my old copy into spun, or to a friend that doesn't care about having the good edition
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Old 09-04-04, 03:12 PM
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I sell mine on amazon.com
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Old 09-04-04, 03:15 PM
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I give them to my friend who is trying to build a bigger collection.
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Old 09-04-04, 03:32 PM
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I don't plan on double dipping till HD stuff comes out, it's pretty easy to tell what dvds will get se treatment, and I have plenty of patience.
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Old 09-04-04, 03:43 PM
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I sell them at a store here (Round Rock TX) called Hastings. The nice thing is, they'll give you 40% more if you turn your sale into store credit. Even if there isn't anything at the physical store you want to buy, you can use the credit at their on-line store!
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Old 09-04-04, 03:45 PM
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What I don't want, I give away to friends/family
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Old 09-04-04, 04:02 PM
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Some I sell, some I give away...and, since I don't let anyone borrow the DVDs in my collection, I keep some as "loaners" for friends/family to use to test out newly-purchased HT equipment.
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Old 09-04-04, 04:43 PM
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usually my brother gets them if he wants... most of the time though eBay.
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Old 09-04-04, 05:24 PM
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eBay ... I'll often sell off my DVD when the upgrade is officially announced, especially if the edition I have is OOP and still getting big bucks.
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Old 09-04-04, 05:32 PM
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I give them away
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Old 09-04-04, 05:36 PM
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I always sell them on eBay.

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Old 09-04-04, 06:55 PM
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I usually give the older versions to my parents, because all they care about are the movies themselves, and not the special features or transfers.
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Old 09-04-04, 07:22 PM
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it's been the same answer for the last 3 years on the board. I like keeping older editions. having a back-up, even if lesser quality, makes me feel secure.

the past year though...I've donated over 50 titles to the local library and hospital. also, a few have gone to buddies who are less fortunate and dont have large collections.
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Old 09-04-04, 08:06 PM
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I give most of them away. The leftovers are burned in a ritual ceremony to appease the DVD gods.
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Old 09-04-04, 08:21 PM
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I sell them on Ebay, but if I am feeling generous I will give them to my brother.
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Old 09-04-04, 10:15 PM
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Ebay. Although up to a year ago, I kept EVERYTHING (so I had double, triple, and quintuple (AOD) versions, PLUS duplicates of OOP titles).

I put up about 10-20 DVDs a month on Ebay as of the past couple of months. I have about 200 left to sell.
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Old 09-04-04, 11:28 PM
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I like to shower my friends with little gifts. Whenever someone does something particulary nice for me, above and beyond the call of duty, I let them pick from a shelf where I put DVDs that are up for grabs.
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Old 09-05-04, 01:03 AM
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I trade in mine when I go to buy the newer version, unless it's a title I know a friend would really like.
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Old 09-05-04, 01:45 AM
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Originally posted by RockyMtnBri
I sell them at a store here (Round Rock TX) called Hastings. The nice thing is, they'll give you 40% more if you turn your sale into store credit. Even if there isn't anything at the physical store you want to buy, you can use the credit at their on-line store!
I had no idea Hastings did this, I will have to give them a try. Thanks!
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