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Old 07-06-05, 12:34 PM
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You stole my idea!!!
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trash-ola...shrinkwrap is phooey
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Goes right in the trash
Old 07-06-05, 01:03 PM
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Since I don't think shrinkwrap helps protect the case as much as it seems, I don't keep it on my cases.
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I have occasionally saved the wrap only long enough to ease the return process at certain stores if a DVD won't play after opening. Other than that, trash.
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Hell no, straight in the trash.
Old 07-06-05, 01:43 PM
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Keep shrinkwrap?

No.
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Just because I find the idea so ridiculous:

Again, god no.
Old 07-06-05, 01:55 PM
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I do, but I worry about the shrinkwrap being exposed to the elements, so I crochet little hoodies to put on each DVD box to protect the protection.

No, just kidding.

I have quite a number of DVDs still in shrinkwrap, but not because I'm saving it.
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Before I said I keep it in little pile around my room....sorry, I misspoke. I actually cut it down and twsit it into little animals to display on my shelves.
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I use it to cover my leftovers.
Old 07-06-05, 02:32 PM
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hell, i don't open it AT ALL!
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So far only one person has replied "yes". What happened to all those self-proclaimed anal people who agreed with that guy about refusing to buy the DVD set that had gotten imprints from a cashier writing on a post-it note on top of it? And the ones who like to keep their sets in such perfect condition that they won't even let their friends/family look at them? I guess they're not back from the 4th of July weekend yet.
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Originally Posted by sldvd
So far only one person has replied "yes". What happened to all those self-proclaimed anal people who agreed with that guy about refusing to buy the DVD set that had gotten imprints from a cashier writing on a post-it note on top of it? And the ones who like to keep their sets in such perfect condition that they won't even let their friends/family look at them? I guess they're not back from the 4th of July weekend yet.
I was that guy. Hell, even I don't keep shrink wrap on my DVDs. If you take care of them, what is the point? You can get imprints on there even with the shrink wrap.
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Not only do I leave all my DVDs unopened and in their shrinkwrap, I won't even risk exposing them to the elements. And for further safety, I don't keep them in one location.

Therefore, I keep my DVD collection at several area locations, called Circuit City, Best Buy, Walmart and Target. I figure I've got the biggest collection of anyone here.

Now if only I could figure out why so many of them keep disappearing on a daily basis...

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Some other people do because I've traded for DVDs on the trade forum and received them in exactly the same condition you described.

I quickly throw it out though to keep whatever afflicts them from spreading to my house.
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Old 07-06-05, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by nemein
I used to do it w/ VHS tapes (just cut out the bottom to slide the tape out but leave the rest to protect the cover) w/ DVD cases it just doesn't work out as well.
My dad used to do this to our VHS and Beta tapes when I was a kid. Being a child though, it bugged me and I tore them off of the boxes.

I throw out the shrinkwrap, yes, but I have two exceptions in my whole collection that still have the shrinkwrap on. They both have slipcovers so there is an opening at the bottom, just like VHS/Beta tape covers had. I cut out the bottom panel with a knife, so it stays partially wrapped. I don't know why I don't do this to my R1 stuff, but the only pattern I see is that R1 DVDs are usually wrapped in a more taut plastic material, whereas the two DVDs I kept the plastic on was more stretchy. Kind of like the shrinkwrap used on VHS tapes. DVDs aren't really "shrink"wrapped, when you think about it.

If we're talking VHS tapes though, then yes, I always keep the plastic on. I suppose I got it from my dad.
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If there's a sticker on the shrinkwrap, I'll cut that out and put it inside the case. Been doing that ever since LPs had them.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
If there's a sticker on the shrinkwrap, I'll cut that out and put it inside the case. Been doing that ever since LPs had them.
I used to do that with cassette tapes. I remember one in particular. Metallica's Kill'em All. The edition that had the two Garage Days Re-visited tunes, Blitzkrieg and Am I Evil?, on it.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
If there's a sticker on the shrinkwrap, I'll cut that out and put it inside the case. Been doing that ever since LPs had them.
I sometimes do that too. I'm not sure why I do it, but I do....

I guess that the collector/completist in me thinks that the sticker is 'content' and I want all possible 'content' for the titles that I collect.

But I only do it if the sticker has something interesting, or says something .... nevermind, I don't think I can defend this action as sane. But I'll keep doing it I'm sure.
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I save the shrink wrap but I throw out the DVDs. I find this to be the best way to say space. It's not like I have time to watch any movies anyway since I have to work all the time to support my Shrink Wrap habit.

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