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Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

Old 02-27-20, 07:59 PM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

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and yet i keep buying more that i may never see in my lifetime. such a pity and really sad...
That's why I stopped buying so much years ago. Money better spent elsewhere.
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

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Nah, we sold that house when we had to move for my job. There's no room for that where I am now until/unless I can buy a place.
My condolences.
Old 02-28-20, 08:43 AM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

^ It's fine. It was nice to have, and sure I miss it, but maybe if I'm ever a homeowner again, I'll be able to put something nice together. I have other priorities for the time being.
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

So that Discsox sleeves storage option was mentioned earlier. Do we have a thread where people give recommendations for products that are good for people who toss cases but store the artwork and discs?

I've always been really opposed to this, but I am considering it for some of my DVDs. I'm starting to run out of space. I should just stop buying, but that won't happen.
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

I signed the papers on my first house this morning.

Still overwhelmed by my collection of 2,800+ BDs/DVDs. Not looking forward to packing everything up again.

Looking forward, it'll be nice to finally have a single room dedicated to my collection.
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Old 03-06-20, 08:15 PM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

Congrats.

I had to lug like 3 times that. It was a bitch.
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Old 03-06-20, 08:17 PM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

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Congrats.

I had to lug like 3 times that. It was a bitch.
Thank you! It's been a tough process but in a few days, I hope it'll be over.

Oof! Did you end up hauling it yourself or hiring movers?

I've lived in my current apartment for about 3 years and previous to this, I think I had about 800-1,000 less films.
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

Myself in multiple trips.
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Old 03-06-20, 09:39 PM
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Myself in multiple trips.
Good call!

I did that the first time I moved but it was only a 20-mile drive each way.

This time around it'll be about a 43-mile drive each way.
Old 03-06-20, 10:01 PM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

I put virtually all my dvds etc. in paper sleeves and throw out or recycle all the rest. It saves a ton of space and I don't miss the packaging. (I save booklets of they are substantial, and have a small selection of releases with special packaging, but that's it.)

As for moving, congrats, asianxcore! Hire a mover, it's the best money you will ever spend.
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As for moving, congrats, asianxcore! Hire a mover, it's the best money you will ever spend.
Thank you!

I'm definitely considering movers, mostly because of the distance this time.

Don't have too much stuff outside my film collection
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
I signed the papers on my first house this morning.

Still overwhelmed by my collection of 2,800+ BDs/DVDs. Not looking forward to packing everything up again.

Looking forward, it'll be nice to finally have a single room dedicated to my collection.
that's awesome, you'll have a whole room. congrats. i have a room, but i call it a walk-in closet and they are not displayed so much as hidden away like dirty little secrets in nice drawers...
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
Thank you!

I'm definitely considering movers, mostly because of the distance this time.

Don't have too much stuff outside my film collection
Congrats on the house.

If you don't mind the work and/or have a few friends to make a party out of it (we'll move everything and then have a few drinks/BBQ/etc. things), you may want to consider a UHaul (or other) one day rental (basically rent a small truck, use it to move, return it to where it was rented). It's surprisingly inexpensive for these type rentals.
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Old 03-07-20, 12:51 PM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

Yea, I was going to suggest a UHaul as well.
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Old 03-07-20, 01:47 PM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

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Yea, I was going to suggest a UHaul as well.
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Congrats on the house.

If you don't mind the work and/or have a few friends to make a party out of it (we'll move everything and then have a few drinks/BBQ/etc. things), you may want to consider a UHaul (or other) one day rental (basically rent a small truck, use it to move, return it to where it was rented). It's surprisingly inexpensive for these type rentals.
Thank you! Will definitely keep the U-Haul in mind. Always see them around town but have never rented one myself.

I have one friend that is free on the day I want to try to move as many of my films as possibly. Definitely payment in Dinner & Drinks.
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

Get a Uhaul, you won't be sorry.
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Old 03-07-20, 09:48 PM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

Ashamed? Of course not. I'm a physical media person and that's not gonna change (amazon has crapped out on me tonight about a half dozen times. Yay, streaming?)

I moved four years ago to where I am now and I went from having a basement theater to an unfinished basement. So my collection is still in boxes/tubs. I'm currently working on finishing the basement so I'm looking forward to displaying things again.
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No, but I am running out of Space to store my DVDs, Blu-rays and now 4K disks.

Have about 1,290 disk. (gave away MANY DVDs and BR as I have upgraded to 4K)
400 DVDs
800 Blu-Rays
90 4K
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Thank you to everyone who suggested renting a U-Haul for my move.

I had never rented one before, so a friend & I rented a 10' truck for about 12-hours. We were able to move about 85-90% of my apartment in a single trip, including about 99% of my collection in about 5-6 hours.

Still not done moving, as adjustments to my work schedule (due to COVID-19) have made things a bit tricky.
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Thank you to everyone who suggested renting a U-Haul for my move.

I had never rented one before, so a friend & I rented a 10' truck for about 12-hours. We were able to move about 85-90% of my apartment in a single trip, including about 99% of my collection in about 5-6 hours.

Still not done moving, as adjustments to my work schedule (due to COVID-19) have made things a bit tricky.
Figured a U-Haul would work out for you. They are great for local moves.
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Old 03-15-20, 03:58 PM
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Re: Are you ever ashamed of or overwhelmed by your media collection?

In the last 3-4 years, I probably reduced my collection by probably 40-45% and I still think I have too much. Mostly reduced it by donating stuff to the library, selling to FYE and Book Off.

There's still quite a few discs in my collection that I am glad that I own because they are no longer in print.
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Once I pull all my stuff out I need to go through all the DVDs. Most of those will probably go away, especially the kid movies since my kiddos are teenagers now.
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They MIGHT want them back someday! My biggest mistake was getting rid of my 1970s kids' records when I thought I was too old for them (and perhaps I've overcompensated as a result). Nowadays there seems to be nostalgia for the crappiest kid-related stuff from the 90s which I've always been too old for.
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Given the recent shopping trends, it looks like hoarding is coming back in a big way!
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They MIGHT want them back someday!
No. Like I mentioned in your thread I saved my old train, loads of Star Wars shit and plenty of other stuff for when I had boys. I had two girls. So it's all (well, most anyway) going away. I'm not saving this shit for another 10-20 years. If they have some fondness for Land Before Time 5 & 6 DVDs, they can hunt them down on ebay if they aren't on a streaming service.

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