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Old 12-19-11, 03:50 PM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Originally Posted by soop View Post
LOL!!! I guess you're not a math major...

2mm x 200 = 4cm

4cm = 1.57 inches
Quoted because I got a chuckle out of this.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

People who collect that shit are certifiable.
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People who collect that shit are certifiable.
I would agree. Feces collection is insane.

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Old 12-20-11, 03:53 AM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

I cannot imagine spending that type of money on a slipcover, at the same time I cannot really imagine spending release date prices on movies either and the list goes on. We all do whatever we are comfortable with and some of us are going to think somethings we do are a bit crazy and that is fine, it does not mean anyone hates another just that one aspect is a bit odd to them.

I put my movies in file dvd cases and binder the artwork because I need the room and it saves a lot of space. Nothing is damaged so it is fine, so I hardly care about the packaging in general.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Originally Posted by soop View Post
LOL!!! I guess you're not a math major...

2mm x 200 = 4cm

4cm = 1.57 inches
Physician, heal thyself.

2mm x 200 = 400mm

400mm = 40cm (NOT 4cm. A centimeter is 1/100th of a meter. A millimeter is 1/1000th. 1cm = 10mm)

40cm = 15.74 inches, or just over 1.25 feet


And all the math bullshit aside, I throw out ALL packaging and keep the majority of my physical media in binders. I do not understand this obsession with these paper/plastic tchotchkes at ALL, but different strokes and all that...

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Old 12-20-11, 07:02 AM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
Their email is [email protected]

This is what they said in one of their recent emails...

We are happy to let you know that o-sleeves, wraps, and cases can be purchased for a nominal charge. The cost for these items in a single shipment is $3.95 for the first item, and $1.00 for each additional item.

If you would like to purchase an o-sleeve, wrap, or case, you may send $3.95 (add $1.00 for each additional item) to our Consumer Relations Department to cover shipping and handling for these items. To take advantage of this offer, a check or money order (made payable to WDSHE Consumer Relations) along with a letter of intent should be sent to:

WDSHE Consumer Relations
PO Box 3100
Neenah, WI 54957-3100
It sucks they're no longer free but it's cool they still make them available to their customers.
Old 12-20-11, 05:49 PM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Slipcovers are nice but not a requirement. I'll take them if the release has them but I won't lose any sleep if it doesn't. That said, if it does have a slipcover, my OCD demands I get the most pristine one in the store. I'm sure I must get bizarre looks at Best Buy or Wal-Mart as I meticulously inspect each slipcover until I find one that is in good enough condition for me to accept.
Might not be blu-ray in my case, but this is me just the same... -kd5-
Old 12-21-11, 02:20 PM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

If anybody reading this doesn't care about slipcovers, I'd be happy to buy some from you. Some of my biggest wants are the black-bordered "Inglourious Basterds" slipcover that was a Target Exclusive, as well as the Target Exclusive slipcovers for "Kung Fu Panda," "Madagascar," and "Madagascar 2." Also interested in the lenticular slipcover for "Beetlejuice," amongst several others. PM me and we'll discuss.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

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But isn't throwing them out really the wasteful part. At least if you keep them they continue to serve their function as part of the special packaging. Throwing them out serves no purpose at all.
Meh, what's the point in keeping a bunch of them around in my room and junking up the place? I really don't see them as useful and don't really feel like going to the trouble of selling them off.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

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Meh, what's the point in keeping a bunch of them around in my room and junking up the place? I really don't see them as useful and don't really feel like going to the trouble of selling them off.
Junking up the place? Do you take them off and just leave them laying around?
Old 12-22-11, 10:19 AM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Yeah, really. They're meant to be kept on the cases silly.
Old 12-22-11, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
I love slipcovers! What I do is throw a bunch of them on my bed, like around a 100, and writhe around on them naked. It has it's drawbacks as they sometimes stick together afterwards... but I just can't help myself!
Or you could get paper cuts all over your crank.

Hey, speaking of Crank...isn't the slipcase for that BD pretty highly sought after?
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

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Junking up the place? Do you take them off and just leave them laying around?
Okay honestly I'm not sure why you care so much. I tend to not like to have a box (which I was keeping them in) filled with stuff I'm not going to use just sitting out on the floor to keep something I have no intention of using. So in my mind they are junk. Good enough explanation for your standards? I find slip covers to be redundant and a waste of material for the most part. They really serve no purpose most of the time especially when all it is is the exact same image (front and back).
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Okay honestly I'm not sure why you care so much. I tend to not like to have a box (which I was keeping them in) filled with stuff I'm not going to use just sitting out on the floor to keep something I have no intention of using. So in my mind they are junk. Good enough explanation for your standards? I find slip covers to be redundant and a waste of material for the most part. They really serve no purpose most of the time especially when all it is is the exact same image (front and back).
Isn't that more on you for feeling the need to just throw shit in a box and keep it sitting there rather than throwing anything you don't want in the garbage right away?

I tend to agree with you on your stance about the slipcases, but your little "system" is an odd one.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

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Isn't that more on you for feeling the need to just throw shit in a box and keep it sitting there rather than throwing anything you don't want in the garbage right away?

I tend to agree with you on your stance about the slipcases, but your little "system" is an odd one.
I used to do that way back when I first started buying Blu-ray's. Not anymore. It's not a "system" I just kept them for a while thinking I might want them someday but saw them sitting there one day and realized it was pointless to keep them. I throw them out now when I buy a new Blu (most of the time I actually just tend to look for a copy without a slipcover to begin with now).
Old 12-22-11, 11:59 PM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Slip covers are like condoms for my Blu-rays. I don't want them to get all STDed up by the local skank.
Old 12-24-11, 02:02 PM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Talking bout obsessions....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFSH7...e_gdata_player
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Hey, I'm with Kory, If you don't want those slipcovers, I'll be more then willing to take a few off your hands, if you have the right ones....send me a PM and let me know which ones you have

Bram Stokers Dracula
Sex Drive
Casino Royale collector edition
Beetlejuice
Trick R' Treat
Top Gun (Gold academy awards)
Gremlins
Crank
Inglorious bastards (Target exclusive with black boarder)
just to name a few......you have any of these, shot me a PM....
as they say, some peoples trash is other peoples gold....
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Larry,

Care to try this with say Bram Stokers Dracula? How about the Target exclusive "inglorious bastards" with black boarder? Know what, never mind, I have a better idea, why don't you make a youtube video of yourself burning $100. How about $200.
Lets find something you like to collect and destroy it right in front of you!
Have you ever collected baseball cards, comic books, music CD's, rare LP's? Know anybody in your family that does or did. Are they dumbass's (as you put it, your words not mine) for collecting something of value, history, or culture. For Christ sake man, people collect all sorts of things. Some fathers share there coin collection with their children, are they dumass's for paying top dollar for a rare single coin? It's just a piece of old metal, right?
Point is, a lot of you are quick to jump on people for collecting a piece of cardboard with some ink. Sure, it's crazy to pay $125 for a slipcover, but if the demand is there, why not. It's simple economics, supply & demand!

BTW, if you do make the video of destroying a authentic Bram Stoker Dracula slipcover Larry, please let everyone see what you look like before you proceed, because stupid is, what stupid does....

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I've never understood the love of these dumbass slipcovers. I want to try to find some really sought after ones and make a youtube video of me just tearing each one by one.

I normally throw them away because I find it such a pain to have to slide it off and on everytime I want to open a case.
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I've never understood the love of these dumbass slipcovers. I want to try to find some really sought after ones and make a youtube video of me just tearing each one by one.

I normally throw them away because I find it such a pain to have to slide it off and on everytime I want to open a case.
Really? I can understand not liking them, but they're too much of a pain to slide on and off? Seriously. That just smacks of laziness.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

I'm not obsessed with slipcovers but if the movie is supposed to come with one I'm going to expect it. I don't understand why stores take them off, or why anyone would just trash them, they don't take up much space and like "jrsl76" said they don't take much effort to slide on and off the case.
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I'm not obsessed with slipcovers but if the movie is supposed to come with one I'm going to expect it. I don't understand why stores take them off, or why anyone would just trash them, they don't take up much space and like "jrsl76" said they don't take much effort to slide on and off the case.
Pretty much sums up my thoughts on it. Though I admit I do find it bothersome when I receive a Blu-ray sans slipcover that originally had one.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

So what is the method people use to ship just slipcovers? Collapse them into a padded envelope? I'd probably be willing to sell some of mine but not if I have to do a bunch of boxes.
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So what is the method people use to ship just slipcovers? Collapse them into a padded envelope? I'd probably be willing to sell some of mine but not if I have to do a bunch of boxes.

Usually, if you're selling 2 or maybe 3, at one time you could just sandwich them between two pieces of cardboard (tape around sides) and slip them into a bubble mailer.

The other option is to mail them in a in a box or larger envelope ( more then 3) from the post office. Those boxes are free from what I understand, you just pay the shipping costs.

Some people leave then on a bluray case and sell the empty case in a box. This obviously won't work in a bubble mailer as it will wreck havoc on the edges of the slip and look like crap when it arrives to the buyers destination.

(Quote)Collapse them into a padded envelope?(Quote)
This would be fine if the post office took care in handling bendable items, but no, chances are it will get bent/torn/scuffed from the rough handling.

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