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Old 12-14-11, 04:56 PM
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these people are obsessed with slipcovers

check this out. these people are obsessed with slipcovers. those useless pieces of cardboard that most of us throw away.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/slipcovers/

with all thats going in the world I wish I could get excited about meaningless crap. personally id be happy with a generic rewriteable disc in a paper sleeve, the film itself is what is important
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Yes every post on the forum there leads into a slipcover discussion, people buy movies based on if there is a slipcover or not. whatever.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Why would I want to throw something out that's part of the package I bought and usually has added visual value over the video case without it. Do you buy a hardcover novel and just throw away the cover that came with it too?

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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Some people collect things.
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Why would I want to throw something out that's part of the package I bought and usually has add visual value over the video case without it. Do you buy a hardcover novel and just throw away the cover that came with it too?
pretty much that.
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Old 12-14-11, 05:33 PM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

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.
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I do like slipcovers and the fact they introduced the word "Lenticular" into my vocab. I won't lose sleep over not getting one but will get and keep them given the choice.
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Originally Posted by CloverClover View Post
check this out. these people are obsessed with slipcovers. those useless pieces of cardboard that most of us throw away.
I never throw them away unless it's trashed (ripped, unrecoverable sticker residue, etc).
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I like slipcovers not obsessed with them.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

These are movie collector sites, I would expect most people who take the time to post are relatively serious about their collections. I've tossed a few I didn't care for (or too damaged) but I do like the way shiny, embossed covers look. I even re crease the edges so they fit more securely.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

i throw away all my slipcovers unless they're completely different from the case art.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Originally Posted by CloverClover View Post
check this out. these people are obsessed with slipcovers. those useless pieces of cardboard that most of us throw away.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/slipcovers/

with all thats going in the world I wish I could get excited about meaningless crap. personally id be happy with a generic rewriteable disc in a paper sleeve, the film itself is what is important

Why so mean, bro? Why you gotta point fingers?


We have our own version here (mixed with inserts, cases and packaging):

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk-co...es-inserts-35/
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
i throw away all my slipcovers unless they're completely different from the case art.
This.

The only slipcovers I personally like are the lenticular ones that are usually on Blu-ray 3D releases.
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Old 12-14-11, 07:24 PM
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

I love Slipcovers, especially the lenticular 3D and embossed foil ones. They seem to add a lot of value to the Blus. They are less-reflective on the shelf and easier to read the spines. I'm a bit upset my Harry Potter 1-5 Blus have no slipcovers but my 6-8 do.

maybe move this to the cover forum
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That would be ironic.
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Old 12-14-11, 07:39 PM
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Slipcovers seem like a waste to me. In a world where we all try to be more eco-friendly (or at least pretend to be), what's the point of these slipcovers? I would think that the material used to make them could be put to better use.
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I don't think most of "us" throw them away.
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I toss 'em in a box for an eventual re-sell. It does seem to add some value to people, so it's good to have them handy.
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Originally Posted by CloverClover View Post
those useless pieces of cardboard that most of us throw away.
I disagree with your premise.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Originally Posted by CloverClover View Post
check this out. these people are obsessed with slipcovers. those useless pieces of cardboard that most of us throw away.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/slipcovers/

with all thats going in the world I wish I could get excited about meaningless crap. personally id be happy with a generic rewriteable disc in a paper sleeve, the film itself is what is important
You sound like a pleasant person! At least we know you spend your time well!
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

It's funny how the people that don't like slipcovers and throw them away always love to tell everyone else about it...
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with all thats going in the world I wish I could get excited about meaningless crap.
Instead, you spend your time criticizing the hobbies of others on message boards...
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Old 12-14-11, 09:22 PM
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It's funny how the people that don't like slipcovers and throw them away always love to tell everyone else about it...
okay? just reverse that to it's funny how the people that like slipcovers always love to tell everyone else about them.

i think its great that companies are claiming to be more eco friendly by using the eco cases but then they put a slipcover on the package, makes no sense. i like slipcovers, i don't really give a shit enough about a slipcover to search them out.
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Re: these people are obsessed with slipcovers

Originally Posted by CloverClover View Post
check this out. these people are obsessed with slipcovers. those useless pieces of cardboard that most of us throw away.

with all thats going in the world I wish I could get excited about meaningless crap. personally id be happy with a generic rewriteable disc in a paper sleeve, the film itself is what is important
maybe you should spend less time worrying about people collecting cardboard and focus that time on proper sentence syntax and punctuation.
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okay? just reverse that to it's funny how the people that like slipcovers always love to tell everyone else about them.

i think its great that companies are claiming to be more eco friendly by using the eco cases but then they put a slipcover on the package, makes no sense. i like slipcovers, i don't really give a shit enough about a slipcover to search them out.
Yeah I do agree with that, I guess my point is that with anything "collectable" there will always be people who love to shoot others down about it. I like slipcovers myself but definitely don't go to great lengths to acquire them. I also don't collect baseball cards or coins, but wouldn't throw them away should I find some. I do, however, collect Brewery pint glasses, which take up a damn lot of space!
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