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Xiroteus 01-01-09 01:39 AM

Ever Had To Rebuild Your DVD Collection?
 
How many have had to rebuild their DVD collection for some reason?

Nice buying DVD's again. :D

(Had to sell a few off last year, or 2007)

-Note - I did not find this topic under a search-

MrStayPuft 01-01-09 03:07 AM

If I ever had to rebuild my dvd collection, I think I would maybe buy my top fifty favorite movies, and stop there. No way would I even want to buy as many as I have now.

Xiroteus 01-01-09 03:15 AM

Of course, that would be a big factor, I sold a few higher priced films (not too many) and a lot of cheaper titles together here, so with new and old films I had, I have over one hundred films to purchase again, I did just pick up a dozen of them for two dollars and sixty cents each.

If I had a collection of a few hundred, I doubt it would be in me to try and rebuild that, it would just take too long, it took me three years to purchase a couple hundred, of course that was looking for deals and such from 2005-2007 prices are cheaper now, so that helps.

EdTheRipper 01-01-09 04:35 AM

I sold off a lot of titles probably 5 years ago. Almost immediately I regretted it and started buying them back.

Fok 01-01-09 04:48 AM

Wouldn't know where to start if I had to

Xiroteus 01-01-09 05:17 AM


Originally Posted by EdTheRipper (Post 9167270)
I sold off a lot of titles probably 5 years ago. Almost immediately I regretted it and started buying them back.

Remember how many?

How long did it take, a month or less to regret it?

Get them all back? :D

Dmacsg1 01-01-09 05:17 AM

I would probably rebuy a few favorites. As for the rest I just don't think my heart would be in it!

Take care all!!

Quack 01-01-09 05:21 AM

I'd start with the TV shows I love to watch and rewatch....then focus on the movies I also like to enjoy time and time again.

afultz075 01-01-09 12:07 PM

I sold off about a third of my collection about 5 years ago and just started to rebuild a couple months ago. Not too big of a deal seeing that there are better versions of many of those movies out right now and most DVDs are considerably cheaper to buy now. Some i've been looking to replace are even out on blu-ray.

yoshimi 01-01-09 12:45 PM

I was robbed a few years back of several hundred dvds and cds. When it came time to start rebuying I realized I really didn't even want most of them back so just got the essentials and cut back on buying both from then on out.

Xbox69 01-01-09 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by EdTheRipper (Post 9167270)
I sold off a lot of titles probably 5 years ago. Almost immediately I regretted it and started buying them back.

I have my collection cataloged on DVDaf and over the past couple of years I've had to sell some higher priced box sets for some quick cash. I just moved them over to my wishlist. I eventually want to repurchase them. Good to keep track of what I've sold.

shizawn 01-01-09 01:45 PM

I had to when my house was broken into and all my DVDs were stolen. This was in 2001, so my collection wasn't huge (maybe 100 or so movies). I pretty much rebought everything I had had before over the next couple years.

EdTheRipper 01-01-09 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by Xiroteus (Post 9167281)
Remember how many?

How long did it take, a month or less to regret it?

Get them all back? :D

Probably 40 or 50. They were all titles that I'd already watched and just figured I'd be done with.

I'd say I regretted selling them within a couple of weeks. For the most part I got them all back. It took a while to do so but it wasn't a huge priority at that point.

Dustin P. 01-01-09 04:37 PM

I am not like most, I only got about 475 DVD's but I would hate to have to rebuy all that again :D

Mr.Briggs 01-01-09 05:39 PM

Five years ago Hurricane Charley blew away most of my house and all of my dvds were either lost or ruined. I replaced the whole thing with the insurance money about 6 months later with one MONSTER purchase from DDD during their 20% off sale. I had to replace about 700 titles.

Xiroteus 01-01-09 05:39 PM

That is still a nice size collection, I will most likely peak at around three hundred and then add new ones from there.

MR Round 01-01-09 06:03 PM

I have almost 1300 Dvds if I had to rebuild my collection I would scream.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi 01-01-09 06:14 PM

I haven't because I've done it with CDs and video games in the past. If I buy something now, I keep it unless I upgrade it. Otherwise it stays with me forever.

Just because I get tired of it at one point doesn't mean I won't want it later.

toddly6666 01-01-09 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by Mister Peepers (Post 9168264)
I haven't because I've done it with CDs and video games in the past. If I buy something now, I keep it unless I upgrade it. Otherwise it stays with me forever.

Just because I get tired of it at one point doesn't mean I won't want it later.

I like your DVD catalog site you made. Can you let other people join, please?;)

crs 01-01-09 07:59 PM

If my collection vanished and I had to rebuild, I would quit collecting and find a different interest. I wouldn't even want to start thinking of the loss, let alone let it occupy my mind every time I wondered what to re-purchase.

jjcool 01-01-09 07:59 PM

I had to rebuild my database at one point. That was a big enough pain in the ass. I wouldn't want to have to rebuild the actual collection.

Xiroteus 01-01-09 08:27 PM

What there was only a hundred or so titles and only a few that would cost over twenty?

I cannot imagine re-buying a few hundred films.

PHMustang2000 01-01-09 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by Xiroteus (Post 9167182)
How many have had to rebuild their DVD collection for some reason?

Nice buying DVD's again. :D

(Had to sell a few off last year, or 2007)

-Note - I did not find this topic under a search-

I am doing that right now. Rebuilding everything. Took my DVDs to a store to where they cash in on used DVDs and I paid off a credit card (didn't last long, I maxed it up again.) But now I am rebuilding it back. Except I am collecting Blu-Ray now instead of standard DVD. I starting with my favorites

PHMustang2000 01-01-09 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by EdTheRipper (Post 9167270)
I sold off a lot of titles probably 5 years ago. Almost immediately I regretted it and started buying them back.

You never realize what you have till it is gone. Even if you don't watch it everyday it was good to know you had it in your collection and it is there to watch whenever you want it to be.

edwardnortonfan 01-02-09 01:09 AM


Originally Posted by yoshimi (Post 9167700)
I was robbed a few years back of several hundred dvds and cds. When it came time to start rebuying I realized I really didn't even want most of them back so just got the essentials and cut back on buying both from then on out.

Ths was my problem too. I didn't have nearly that many stolen, but they decimated my horror collection, and I ended up having to buy things again. I hit a rough patch and don't have the money to really replace things, though, so I've had to be more selective with my buying habits.


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