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What do you do with the inferior versions of double dips? Why are there double dips?

Old 12-18-06, 06:36 PM
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What do you do with the inferior versions of double dips? Why are there double dips?

I have so many that I know I can't sell for anything and want to remove because they take up space and I am lacking that now.

So what do you do with the previous versions that are rendered pretty much obsolete because of a double/triple dip?
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Old 12-18-06, 07:27 PM
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Trade them in. Ebay them.
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Old 12-18-06, 07:28 PM
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Amazingly, I've only double dipped a few times, some I've held on to cause they may have an extra or something that the DD lacks, so I keep it as complimentary DVD to the DD.

The other few I just give to my brother...

I've held on to my The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly original release simply cause I didn't want an empty slot in my Man with No Name Trilogy Box set and the DD doesn't fit.
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I've only double dipped 3 or 4 times, gave the old one to a friend or family member.
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Trade them into Amoeba records and buy more stuff.
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Old 12-18-06, 07:51 PM
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I put them in storage with the other crap I don't watch.
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Give them to people I don't like
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Old 12-18-06, 08:24 PM
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I give them to the old man or brother. Giving to thelibrary is also a nice (and I believe tax deductible) way to go.
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I trade mine in to FYE I got $4 a disc...Woohooo
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Old 12-18-06, 08:33 PM
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I've been giving them to my mom.
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Old 12-18-06, 08:50 PM
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Well with sites like this, I find out months in advance, so I eBay them to unsuspecting J6P
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Old 12-18-06, 08:53 PM
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Give them to my nephew if it's PG-13 or less.
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Old 12-18-06, 08:58 PM
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Sell most on Half.Com or Ebay. Sell some to the local dealer at the flea market (pays $8 each for titles that he needs). Even if I don't get but a few $ for them, it is better than having them sit around and never be watched again...

Also, there are some that I keep because of extras that are missing between the two versions... Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Silence of the Lambs Criterion come immediately to mind. I have the newest version of each, but the old extras (commentaries, etc.) are too good to let go.
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I have an out of the way storage place (under the TV in my computer room) I stick them along with various tins and other packaging I don't really want to waste space on. I probably have 10-15 or so. I don't really like to rebuy stuff, but I'm a sucker for things like the Ten Commandments or Maltese Falcon where you get other versions of the movie.

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I've held on to my The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly original release simply cause I didn't want an empty slot in my Man with No Name Trilogy Box set and the DD doesn't fit.
I would never get rid of that one anyway since I somewhat prefer that cut of the movie (some of the new dialogue is really grating to me). That one stays on the main shelf with the other Eastwood movies.

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Give them to family members.
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Old 12-18-06, 10:29 PM
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Unless they contain extras I can't live without, I eBay them. I've been able to get rid of almost every SD-DVD that I've upgraded to HD-DVD. Unfortunately I won't be able to do the same with Blu-ray since they routinely drop many if not all the extras.
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Old 12-18-06, 11:04 PM
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Mostly I sell them at a CD-DVD exchange place or I occcasionally give them to family.
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Old 12-18-06, 11:19 PM
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I have the same problem. Does anyone know if either Fry's, Best Buy or Walmart buys back used dvds?
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Old 12-18-06, 11:33 PM
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Those are retail stores, not used DVD stores.

One place that buys used DVDs is www.secondspin.com though don't expect top dollar. Your best bet would be ebay.
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Old 12-19-06, 01:19 AM
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Someone mentioned that Ferris Bueller DVD and I held on to the old copy as well, but what I did was combine it using an empty 2-disc case. Did the same with Daredevil (theatrical/DC), Mr. & Mrs. Smith and a few others.
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Sell, trade, give away...However, now with HD-DVD I have some dvds that Im not sure what to do with. For example, I have Batman Begins with the comic and a sealed wide screen Corpse Bride from Wal-mart with the Lenticular cover that I cant justify trading in but will never do anything with, so trying to figure out what to do with it.
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Old 12-19-06, 09:01 AM
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Personally I put my extras together and Ebay them as a lot. I can't stand selling them one by one on Ebay, alot of time to list and little payoff...
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Get rid of them on Amazon.
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If you itemize your taxes give them to a library and take the write off. It doesn't give you cash in hand but IMHO it's relatively easy compared to the hassle of listing them, dealing w/ shipping and then wonder if the buyer is going to screw you somehow.
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DVDPlanet for store credit, use the credit for Criterions...
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