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Old 03-27-05, 06:03 PM
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So what do you do with those Extra Long Boxes from Costco/Sam's Etc.

I noticed that the box set covers for these are getting much nicer. instead of just the long one color box these are full artwork. Rocky Box, Raging Bull, and all the friends sets looked nice. Just wondering what your thoughts are on these.
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Old 03-27-05, 06:15 PM
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Personally they are nice to look at but nothing more. I dont personally go there anymore to get DVD's since they are usually much higher in price and the waiting is such a pain. Why Costco cant invent a 10 items or less line is beyond me.
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Fortunately, I live in the city of Los Angeles where we have recycle bins that are picked up each week. To me, the extra packaging, while pretty is as wasteful as a hamburger from a fast food chain that comes in two wrappers and a bag.
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Old 03-27-05, 07:05 PM
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Another vote for the recycle bin.

I agree that the art on some of these boxes is getting nicer, but I still don't consider it a valid or necessary part of the packaging for the DVD itself. I have too much clutter as it is!
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Rip 'em in half and toss 'em in the garbage.

Why Costco insists on using packaging that was meant for CDs more than 15 years ago is completely beyond me.
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Originally Posted by grunter
Rip 'em in half and toss 'em in the garbage.

Why Costco insists on using packaging that was meant for CDs more than 15 years ago is completely beyond me.
I was gonna say... "Welcome to 1988."
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Old 03-27-05, 09:37 PM
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I just throw them in the trash.
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Old 03-27-05, 09:55 PM
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Right into the trash. No big deal.
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Old 03-27-05, 10:28 PM
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throw them away.
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Old 03-27-05, 10:49 PM
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Right in the garbage.
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Old 03-27-05, 10:50 PM
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i figured there would be at least a few pack rats....no one kept the rocky or raging bull box
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Old 03-27-05, 10:52 PM
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Old 03-27-05, 11:24 PM
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I file them right into the garbage can or recycle bin if I'm not too lazy!
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Old 03-28-05, 02:18 AM
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Despite the "BS" that Penn (& Teller) says, my long boxes go in the recycling bin, not the trash.
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Old 03-28-05, 08:29 AM
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Garbage.
What the hell is a recycle bin?
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Old 03-28-05, 09:09 AM
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Toss 'em!
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Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan
Why Costco cant invent a 10 items or less line is beyond me.
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Old 03-28-05, 10:26 AM
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Yeah, this is a no brainer. I considered these things to be nothing more than extra wasteful useless packaging. I throw them away. And as already said before, I don't do my DVD shopping at these places at all anymore, period. They're always cheaper at places like Best Buy.
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Hmm, with most mainstream new releases, yes, BB, CC, etc are cheaper the first week, but after that these places usually have better prices. They sometimes have great special deals too; when the fox film noir line premiered, they had all 3 for $18, whereas BB had them for $10 a piece.
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Old 03-28-05, 11:30 AM
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I also consider them wasteful and destined for the recycle bin.
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Old 03-28-05, 12:06 PM
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I toss them. Costco has good prices on box sets so I usually pick them up there unless I pre-order something. I rarely buy a new release there because they are a good $2-3 more than stores like Walmart and BB.
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Old 03-28-05, 03:47 PM
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Yeah, I double that. Went to both Sam's and Costcos website but nothing came up for Rocky or 'The Raging Bull'. Since I'm a stickler for packaging, I'm now beyond curious
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Old 03-28-05, 05:11 PM
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I still have my FOTR EE box.
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Old 03-28-05, 05:22 PM
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I don't buy DVDs from places that would package like this. Second, if I did, I'd just trash the boxes. Recycling them takes more energy and money than it does to make new ones.
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