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Old 10-09-02, 02:04 PM
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DVD Collection Analysis, has anyone else done one?

This month marks my 3rd year anniversary of the purchase
Of my 1st DVD player and DVD. I decided to do an
In-depth analysis of my DVD collection and found some
interesting results. (I must admit I am a bit of a
statistics geek.) __________________________________________________
DVD Collection Size: 228
Where did I acquire most of my DVDs?

Top 5:
#1 - Columbia House 54 (23.7% of my collection)
#2 Ė Best Buy 35 (15.4%)
#3 Ė Ebay 30 (13.1%)
#4 - Bookmans 25 (11.0%)
#5 Ė Blockbuster PVD 17 (7.5%)

Notes: #1-Bookmans is a Arizona-based used local bookstore
(also DVD, video, music, magazine, video game, etc). All
these DVDs were acquired by using store credit from trading
in other things.

#2-DVD box sets counted only as 1 purchase regardless of the
Numbers of discs in the set.

These results were surprising to me, I think Iíve only bought
one DVD from Best Buy in the last year! And I definitely didnít
realize how many DVDs have come my way from the Columbia House
DVD club.

Online/Mail Order Purchases 129 (56.6%)
Purchases Made in Person 99 (43.4%)

Average purchases per year 76
Average purchases per month 6.3

Purchases in the past two months 69!
My collection jumped almost 50% in the past two months. I knew I had been going crazy these last few months and one of the reasons why I wanted to do this study was to find out how crazy Iíve been. The results of this study proved to me that I need to curb my spending drastically! Although I have to pat myself on the back that my average purchase was only $13.50 and thatís including 6 box sets (Sopranos Seasons 2 & 3 including!) these past two months.

It would be interesting to read about other peopleís collections as well, has anyone else done a like study?


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I'm guessing this may fit better in the dvd talk forum, but I must admit I keep a nice log of my purchases and where I made them etc. What's funny is that I got my first DVD in December of 1999, apparently two months after you. I now have 224, and I've seen a spike lately, but not like yours!

Perhaps later when I get home I'll post some stats for you

(I majored in math-stats in school too, so I'm definitely a stats freak.)
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Cool topic. I also keep statistical data of my collection using Access and Excel.
Top 3:
1.) Amazon.com 118 51%
2.) CDnow.com 29 12%
3.) Buy.com 17 7%

Amazon is well in the lead because of a few reasons:
1.) 'click for points' type of websites (back in the late 90's)
2.) Amazon Credit Card
3.) GC Survey

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