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Old 08-19-03, 09:10 PM
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How many have been told to stay away from the DVD trash bins at rental stores?

How many of you or times you have been told to stay away from Discarded DVD material bins or bags, found at the rental stores back entrances or garbage bins/bags.?


About 10 times by different employees, looking for Outside Cover Art and/or Inserts. Latest forage 4 "Chicago" inserts, 1 "We Were Soldiers" insert and 1 "Animatrix" insert for DVD of same name.

Nothing I can use today, but there is always the chance some new employee will throw out, all of what my wheelchair ran over and tore to shreads. LOL
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Old 08-19-03, 09:37 PM
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Danol, why don't you go into the store and ask the clerks there if you can have any discarded inserts or wrappers. The clerk may think you're a little strange, but it's gotta be more dignified than having them chase you outta the garbage like a raccoon.
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Somehow danol being kicked out of trash bins is not that hard to imagine.
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You won't get an Animatrix insert. It was a snapper, and rental copies with amaray-case covers don't come with inserts.
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Alot of dvd's came with an insert ad for animatrix in at at BBV.
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Old 08-19-03, 10:14 PM
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The trash bin at my local BBV has a lock on it. I need some empty amaray cases, but I'm too cheap to shell out cash for 'em when they're throwing them away. Punks.

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Old 08-19-03, 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki7
Somehow danol being kicked out of trash bins is not that hard to imagine.
and some part of it actually makes me smile a little...

You can simply ask. When I worked at blockbuster we wereglad to give that crap away since the storage space in the back wasn't to big to fill more then a few copies for future PVing.
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Old 08-19-03, 10:17 PM
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Canít say I have ever been told to go away. Iím not a dumpster diver. Although when I was between the ages of 18-20 I was a Security Guard before I joined the PD. It was my job to rid divers from the back and/or arrest them after a fair warning.
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Old 08-19-03, 10:20 PM
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I don't know about anyone else, but when I think of creepy back-alley garbage snoopers, the first thing that comes to mind is danol.
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Old 08-19-03, 10:34 PM
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I have never been chased away from a dumpster at blockbuster. I only go to one store regularly, and haven't had a problem yet. I find it is easier and quicker to dumpster dive myself than ask an employee for empty cases and inserts. Some of the employees don't know enough or cannot make the judgement call to give out their "trash",plus I'd have to wait. I'm on a schedule dammit!

I just swing by on Tuesday or Wednesday, and there is usually a hundred or so empty cases in there. Some with inserts, some not. The only insert I've used so far was for Narc, which I didn't have. Sometimes, like last week, they will pack the cases back in the boxes they shipped with and throw the whole box in the dumpster. I scored both boxes of Bringing Down The House last week. About 50 dvd cases easy as pie. No inserts from that though, just the cases.
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I've never even thought of that... usually they'll keep stuff a while before tossing them out, may be easier to ask them and maybe leave a number they can contact you at so they can give the stuff to you and save a trip to the bin.
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I'm curious, what does everyone want/use a dozen copies of Bringing Down the House cases and inserts for?
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I wish said Blockbuster employees kept online on-the-job journals, like the woman who worked in the porn shop. I think today's entry would be highly amusing...
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1. Chuck paper covers for Bring down the house
2. A dozen new cases
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Old 08-19-03, 11:23 PM
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I don't know about anyone else, but when I think of creepy back-alley garbage snoopers, the first thing that comes to mind is danol.

Oh man. You made the list..
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Old 08-20-03, 01:39 AM
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I don't get it, Danol. You complain in other threads about people making fun of you, then you create this thread. It's like wearing a "kick me" sign.
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Old 08-20-03, 02:04 AM
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danol,

You didn't mention you're from DVD Talk did you? Asking gets you a lot farther than someone seeing the crack of your ass showing out of a dumpster.

I like your initiative though.
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wtf?
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Danol and Dalvin should join together cause they are just that special...
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Another classic thread.

Danol, you really are loved!
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Old 08-20-03, 02:31 AM
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as another poster said in a different danol thread.....


DANOLMITE!!!








ps.....shouldn't this belong in the store forum?
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Old 08-20-03, 03:05 AM
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It didn't make enough sense to be put anywhere other then.. OTHER.
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We should do this

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