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Old 01-13-14, 05:09 AM
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Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

When I bought the Halloween 25th Anniversary Divimax dvd, I kept my Halloween Media Home Entertainment vhs tape for nostalgic reasons. When the 35th Anniversary Halloween Digibook came out I kept the dvd because it had some features on it that the Blu Ray didn't.

I also have 2 copies of Ferris Bueller Day Off on dvd because one is bare bones with a John Hughes commentary track and the other has lots of features but no commentary track. Same with The Deer Hunter. The Michael Cimino commentary track only exists on region 2 releases.

I also keep dvd's if they have really cool packaging like the faux leather Evil Dead Book of the Dead sets. As well as the Day of the Dead pop out cover.

But other than that, I usually trade in every dvd that I replace on blu ray. Most times the Blu Ray is superior in almost everyway so the decision is easy. But I know some people who don't believe in getting rid of anything. VHS, laser disc, DVD, Blu-Ray, they keep it all. I can't exactly call them a hoarder, because at 2500 dvd's/blu's/vhs myself I'm not exactly in the free and clear. But when a vhs or dvd becomes obsolete from my viewing habits. I almost always get rid of it.

Where do you fall on the keep it/get rid of it hoarder spectrum?
Old 01-13-14, 07:00 AM
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

What I have done in most cases is...
(A) If the Blu-Ray is a combo pack I try to give away the DVD to friends & family first, then try to sell.
(B) If the package is only a single "Blu" disc then using "press on hubs" or for multi disc sets (aka: TV) I purchase a new multi-disc case and keep it for use with my portable DVD player or notebook.
If I go with "B" I also fold the older DVD paper cover and tuck it between the Blu's cover and the case, and then recycle the DVD's case.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I keep everything. Not necessarily because I want to, but simply because it isn't worth the time and effort to make a buck or two selling them. And that is if I can even find anyone who would take them anyway.
Old 01-13-14, 08:24 AM
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I haven't upgraded many titles, but the few I have done, I have either tried to sell back to Amazon, sell locally, or give away as gifts. I'm not going to sell something for 50 cents, I'd rather keep it or give it away or donate it.
I can see making a homebrew 'combo pack', one concern I have with bluray is that DVD players are so much more prevalent. But usually if I'm watching a bluray, it's either because i got a great deal on a set (Weeds complete series) or because I want to take advantage of the high quality audio and sound so I'm not going to watch a bluray on a laptop or on a portable player in a hotel room somewhere. I have enough DVDs that if I want to bring disks somewhere, I can bring something I want to watch.
Combo disc solves that problem, but I'm not going to pay 30 bucks for a title, two versions of which I may never watch.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

Originally Posted by EdTheRipper View Post
I keep everything. Not necessarily because I want to, but simply because it isn't worth the time and effort to make a buck or two selling them. And that is if I can even find anyone who would take them anyway.
That's close to where I am.

I keep everything that has even the most trivial of difference in special features. For the relatively few releases where everything is truly carried over from the various DVD releases to the BD, I put in a "to sell" pile to mostly give away to friends and family.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

Assuming there's not content that didn't carry over to the Blu-ray (or it's content I don't care about), I usually just sell it back to Amazon for credit - yes, I'm lucky to get a dollar or two, but it's so much easier than trying to sell it online and worry about dealing with a (potentially) unpleasant customer. If the amount Amazon is giving for a trade-in isn't worth the trouble, I'll just give the DVD away to family or friends.

However, I NEVER get rid of DVDs that are part of a Blu-ray combo pack...primarily because the day may come when I want to sell/trade-in THAT set and I won't be able to do that if it's not complete.
Old 01-13-14, 09:42 AM
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I used a ton of them for Best Buy's U&S, when that was still a thing. Now I just throw them on a pile that friends & family are welcome to take from when they're over.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I keep everything, but since I have a fixed amount of shelf space (my wife won't let me add more and frankly I don't blame her), I end up storing them in the closet.

I'm also starting to store the discs in paper sleeves and filing them in a custom file cabinet. The disc covers are taken out of the case and filed on a shelf in alphabetical order, while the cases are put in storage. Those with special packaging (ie, anything that's not a standard amary case) are left intact.

You'd be surprised how much space is saved just by getting rid of the standard amary cases.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I generally give mine to friends or family, and I've donate some to a library.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

If they are not worth much I swap them for other dvd's on a website. If they are worth anything over $5 I sell them on Amazon.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

Yes...however they are now worth pennies.

I usually list them on eBay for an amount I think is fine and let eBay auto renew the listing. Somehow I sell 3-5 a month at MSRP. It's crazy.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

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I keep everything, but since I have a fixed amount of shelf space (my wife won't let me add more and frankly I don't blame her), I end up storing them in the closet.

I'm also starting to store the discs in paper sleeves and filing them in a custom file cabinet. The disc covers are taken out of the case and filed on a shelf in alphabetical order, while the cases are put in storage. Those with special packaging (ie, anything that's not a standard amary case) are left intact.

You'd be surprised how much space is saved just by getting rid of the standard amary cases.
I'm about at that step right now. I used to love the packaging...but it's just to much.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I've gotten rid of most upgrades. I can't think of any offhand, but if there's a major extra missing from the Bluray, I'll make my own combo pack.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

Almost always. There are rare cases where I care enough about a special feature to keep the DVD, but that has been less than 1 in 100. I have abut 90% of my collection converted to Blu-ray now, so opportunities to upgrade a disc are becoming less and less since it's all catalog that's left.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I give them away mostly or just sell them for whatever they'll give me at a used bookstore I frequent here.
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I'm considering starting to do this, I have an eBay account anyway. I have no use for it unless I has extras the Blu doesn't, and maybe I can get some cash for it. Storage is a major issue too, I'm rally running out of room, if I ever galvanize my life and get a job I don't hate and move into my own place, maybe I can buy better storage.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I like dvd packaging better, so I put the blu in dvd case with the dvd. Also a lot of blu full frame discs like the Star Trek Episodes can't be zoomed to fill a crt television screen, so instead of watching episodes windowboxed, I watch the dvd, if on a crt television.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

If I can get a few bucks on trade-in I will go that route. If the DVD is duplicated as well because a DVD came in the Blu-ray packaging then I give it away. Otherwise, I slide it into a paper sleeve and hook it under the guides on the inside of the Blu-ray case cover (when an addendum might go). Never know when the DVD might come in handy, and as long as it doesn't take up any space I might as well keep it.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I used to keep the DVD if there were certain extras that weren't carried over. Now I don't even care, so I just sell the damn thing. DVD cases are too big and take up too much space.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I sell them to this record and movie store I frequent if there aren't any exclusive features. I just sold They Live, Prince of Darkness, and Halloween 1 + 2, for instance.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

Originally Posted by EdTheRipper View Post
I keep everything. Not necessarily because I want to, but simply because it isn't worth the time and effort to make a buck or two selling them. And that is if I can even find anyone who would take them anyway.
While true if you try to sell them one at a time once awhile.. but you never know what you might get for something. Over the past year I purged my dvd collection, getting rid of stuff I will never watch again, or stuff I had upgraded and came away with a pretty good chunk of cash.

Enough to buy a new 73" TV and some other blu rays I had hoped to open up. So YES.. it was worth it.
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I can see making a homebrew 'combo pack', one concern I have with bluray is that DVD players are so much more prevalent.
That's exactly what I do. Just last week I finally upgraded my DVD of Hoosiers to blu, but used a combo blu-ray case (I've bought about three dozen on eBay) to house both discs. I unloaded a ton of DVDs to Amazon a couple of years ago but kicking myself for it now because the DVDs have come in handy when my son and I travel. We watch the DVDs on my laptop on the plane and at rental properties that are only outfitted with DVD players.

And I've come to loathe the bulkier DVD cases, so repacking the DVDs in blu packing makes me happy.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I sold my DVDs years ago before/during the beginning days of Blu-ray/HD DVD. Made some money back that I pumped into BD. So Hollywood got my $ again.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

Never get rid of anything- even if I get a silly Blu-Ray combo pack that includes the same DVD I already have, I still keep the DVD in its original packaging. My mom called me a "hoarder" recently, and I decided I'm OK with that.
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Re: Once you buy a blu ray that you already own on dvd, do you sell the dvd?

I just don't like the idea of having an empty slot in my blu ray combos, so I never sell or get rid of them. Besides, a good chunk of my combo titles seem to be PG and kid friendly titles, so my kids use those. I'll keep some old DVD releases if they have extra content the blu's don't (the 4 disc set of Kingdom of Heaven for example). For most others, I sell them off to a local used DVD/Blu ray/CD store. On some, I sell them on EBay for actually pretty good prices (just sold a copy of the documentary Flamenco for $37). Amazing that they do get sold, along with my old school laserdiscs. Someone's trash is someone else's treasure. Although, I wouldn't really say any of my old DVD's are trash - except for a handful maybe.

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