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Old 10-04-02, 02:17 PM
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Blockbuster dvd cases make me sad

this past "buy 2 get 1 free" at Blockbuster had me straining to create interest in a third movie....so when I found three that I wanted, they were at a Blockbuster that uses those dvd boxes with the yellow security stick. Those are special Blockbuster cases with their name molded into the plastic. They also leave out the inserts when they transfer the disk to the proprietary case. Some BBs still use the original packaging and display the box in the clear plastic holder, but some are moving to those new BB cases....I love the deals at Blockbuster, but I feel better when the product looks more like new than like from a yard sale.
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I agree. I haven't bought a PVD from them since switching cases... and I wouldn't be surprised if overall sales would be higher with the regular cases. Do they include everything inside though? Is the booklet in there?
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Originally posted by skywalker8
I agree. I haven't bought a PVD from them since switching cases...
Same here - just not worth it any more, expecially since their pricing/selection isn't the greatest at any of the BB stores near me.
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Originally posted by skywalker8
I agree. I haven't bought a PVD from them since switching cases... and I wouldn't be surprised if overall sales would be higher with the regular cases. Do they include everything inside though? Is the booklet in there?
I just took advantage of their buy 2, get 1 free deal and got Resident Evil, High Crimes and In The Bedroom for ~$33... all came in the BB cases with no inserts . It sucks not to have the inserts, but its a fair trade-off since it was a decent price for them. As far as the cases, you can always swap those with the AOL DVD cases that always come in the mail, or buy some cheapies from the store.
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I must be really lucky...so far every PVD I've purchased at Blockbuster has come in its original case with all inserts, and every disk has been in perfect or near-perfect condition. And they even shrinkwrap the cases before stickering them, so there's no nasty red stickers to peel off. If it weren't for the Blockbuster sticker in the center, you couldn't tell they were purchased used.
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I, too, won't even consider buying a used title in those terrible cases. Yes, the cases are easy enough to replace... but the removal of the inserts is a big issue for me. There was a thread about this recently:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=238284
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I haven't bought a used DVD from Blockbuster in a long time. If this is what they do now, I don't think I will ever buy another used DVD from them.
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What is worse when the DVD is a snapper or in a card board case like Harry Potter. I've seen where Blockbuster's employees will cut the snapper case card board to hell or cut up the Harry Potter case to make the front and back fit into their special cases. Buying a DVD that you can transfer the insert into a regular keep case is one thing, but that's just an atrocity. Invariably, they cut off information about the movie on the back, some times the rating, part of the title. You'd think that would be against the law. I mean, they are cutting up copyrighted work and preventing customers from being able to read copyrighted material on the box. Then again, Blockbuster's employees are just doing what corporate tells them to do, and corporate doesn't give them a standard how to put out their previously viewed DVDs that come in snappers or special cases, so the employees just wing it and make up their own ways. I've also seen where they will take the card board insert from the snapper and tape it over the front of their case, and thus not cut it, but the tape they use (their "quality guaranteed" sticker [quality my ass]) is impossible to remove without ripping the cover.

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