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Old 09-30-21, 03:32 PM
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End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

I have heard from a few wholesalers of Blu-ray and DVD cases that they may not bring in any more of the typical plastic Blu-ray and DVD cases due to the dramatic increase in costs of sending a shipping container from Asia to North America.

It will be interesting if we see more paper-printed cases in the near-future.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Hmm, I've got a box full of empty Blu-ray cases for discs that I put into DiscSox sleeves. Time to list them on eBay!
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Are they gonna switch to just sleeves?
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Bring back snappers!
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Shipping container costs have gone up dramatically in the past year and it's one of the main reasons behind the massive inflation hitting most consumer items.

I am far less inclined to purchase physical media if they plan to move away from plastic cases. I'm guessing UHD wouldn't be affected with the greater profit margins but BD and DVD would be far more vulnerable.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

I'd be down for more paper cases. I have several already and if you treat them well they hold up just fine.

As somebody who works in the shipping container industry, let me tell you: it's not getting better anytime soon.
If you know people needing jobs, the world seriously needs truck drivers and container/chassis mechanics.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

I usually throw out the crappy eco cases anyway to replace with actual bluray cases.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

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I usually throw out the crappy eco cases anyway to replace with actual bluray cases.
It's those higher-quality replacement Blu-ray cases that are going to be difficult to find soon.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Jokes on them, I have 500+ HD DVD cases made from very sturdy material!

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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

I have heard that, for the last year or two, people trying to buy cases from the places that sell them in bulk have reported that there a lot of out-of-stocks.

Probably related?
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Too bad they couldn't just, you know, manufacture them in North America. Shocking concept, I know, but lots of plastic household products are still made in the USA. Surely one of those companies could set up a line to crank out cases on a limited or even permanent basis?
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

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Too bad they couldn't just, you know, manufacture them in North America. Shocking concept, I know, but lots of plastic household products are still made in the USA. Surely one of those companies could set up a line to crank out cases on a limited or even permanent basis?
'Merica doesn't do grunt work, you Socialist Anti-Fascist Communist!!!
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Old 10-01-21, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post
'Merica doesn't do grunt work, you Socialist Anti-Fascist Communist!!!
Busted – curse you!

Meanwhile, I'm looking at dozens of storage totes here that say Made In USA right on the labels and molded into the plastic, bought over the past few years. Conspiracy! You guys are clearly operating slave-driven underground sweatshops on domestic soil. Oh, the humanity, etc.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

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I have heard that, for the last year or two, people trying to buy cases from the places that sell them in bulk have reported that there a lot of out-of-stocks.

Probably related?
I was trying to slim down a bunch of my collection by putting franchises together in mult-disc cases. I placed an order with Casetopia last December and it still hasn't shipped because a few of the cases went out of stock.
...I probably should email them about cancelling that.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

We should also be picking up the chaff from the thrift stores or the clearance stuff at Half Price Books. Thereís always extra Blu-ray titles that arenít doing anything.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

My guess is budget labels like Echo Bridge would be the most severely affected. When you are selling new discs under $10 retail, the cost of plastic cases doubling really eats into the bottom line.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

I have a box with cases that I ordered a few years ago stashed in my closet. I prefer the Blu cases over the black 4k cases. Sometimes the 4k cases come broken and they priced higher. Damn shame if Blu cases will turn extinct.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
Shipping container costs have gone up dramatically in the past year and it's one of the main reasons behind the massive inflation hitting most consumer items.
Global supply chains are really messed up that's why, shipping container shortages, vessel space shortages, trucker shortages, huge delays at ocean ports, it's a perfect storm of shit, I see the repercussions every day in my industry. Export/import costs are going through the roof. But one of our clients is still regularly importing plenty of BD/DVD printed inserts from Canada into the US, so I guess they are still able to source plastic cases to put them in, so far.
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I was trying to slim down a bunch of my collection by putting franchises together in mult-disc cases. I placed an order with Casetopia last December and it still hasn't shipped because a few of the cases went out of stock.
...I probably should email them about cancelling that.
I hate to tell you, Bob, but they probably havenít shipped because Casetopia is one of the shiftiest companies out there, in fact, the Better Business Bureau gives them an F. Thereís quite a lot of negative talk about them on that other entertainment forum. Buyer beware.
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I hate to tell you, Bob, but they probably havenít shipped because Casetopia is one of the shiftiest companies out there, in fact, the Better Business Bureau gives them an F. Thereís quite a lot of negative talk about them on that other entertainment forum. Buyer beware.

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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

I want to say that for the last 3 orders I've made with Casetopia nothing shipped for a few weeks, but once I emailed asking about the status, things magically shipped the next day.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Wait, break it downÖwhen is Blu-ray format going away?
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Weíre talking about how hard itís going to be to source the plastic cases from overseas due to the ongoing problems with the global supply chain.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Titles says end of era for Blu-ray and cases.
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Re: End of Era For Blu-ray & Cases?

Did you even read the OP?

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