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DVD Collections - How much is too much?

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27th August 2008 10:18  #31

ghostshell Member Join Date: August 2008 Location: Portugal Posts: 1
you can check out my dvd collection:

http://ghostintheshellmiguel.blogspot.com/

27th August 2008 15:55  #32

Frodo Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: Spain Posts: 93
I've been collecting since DVD started, I had about 20 discs before I even had a player as I imported them!  My partner collects to, when we got together our collection now totals 5,852, over 200 are in the "to be watched" pile!  When we moved from the UK to Spain, most of the moving boxes were full of DVDs! LOL

F.

28th August 2008 15:57  #33

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Never in my life would I go that far!! 5000? Woah!!

29th August 2008 22:33  #34

MovieMan3 Member Join Date: August 2008 Location: United States Posts: 19
I Have About 250 Right Now.

30th August 2008 7:55  #35

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
I cant even think of ONE thousand movies worth watching let alone FIVE...


I only have about ~40 ish movies in my collection...

30th August 2008 18:45  #36

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Well, mine has increased to close to 700. The most it will get to 700-800 which includes TV shows I still haven't got around to collect yet.

31st August 2008 15:32  #37

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Frodo wrote: over 200 are in the "to be watched" pile!

Why would you buy 200 DVD's you weren't going to watch? That's a lot of wasted money. Especially since European DVD's are so much more then over here.

1st September 2008 12:49  #38

Frodo Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: Spain Posts: 93
Jonny "Me You" wrote: Frodo wrote: over 200 are in the "to be watched" pile!

Why would you buy 200 DVD's you weren't going to watch? That's a lot of wasted money. Especially since European DVD's are so much more then over here.


I import them from the US so they are still cheap, very cheap if you know where to look. Not sure why you say "Why would you buy 200 DVD's you weren't going to watch"  we do watch them, its just that we buy more than what we get around to watch sometimes and therefore they just accumulate....and besides it is amazing how much you can get watched when your ill and off work!

1st September 2008 15:14  #39

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
Frodo wrote: I've been collecting since DVD started, I had about 20 discs before I even had a player as I imported them!  My partner collects to, when we got together our collection now totals 5,852, over 200 are in the "to be watched" pile!  When we moved from the UK to Spain, most of the moving boxes were full of DVDs! LOL

F.


Mr. Frodo (couldn't resist)...this is not intended as an insult...but...do you just buy anything and everything that comes out on dvd?  do you have pictures or a webpage where you have your movies listed?    

1st September 2008 17:10  #40

Marcus1138 Contributor Join Date: June 2008 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 903
1200+ dvd's
50ish HD DVD / Blu's

Ideally, I also won't be buying too many BD/HD DVD titles, just the classics and new releases. No need to upgrade the ones that do fine on DVD already unless they're special.

2nd September 2008 8:38  #41

Frodo Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: Spain Posts: 93

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Mr. Frodo (couldn't resist)...this is not intended as an insult...but...do you just buy anything and everything that comes out on dvd?  do you have pictures or a webpage where you have your movies listed?    [/quote]


I used to use an online collection DVD something, I can't remember, but when the collection instantly doubled when I got together with my other half then I could not be bothered to add them all so it fell by the wayside.  When I lived in the UK, used to go to the cinema about twice a week but since moved to Spain and my spanish is not very good to say the least, I don't go (the nearest version original (english) cinema is back in Barcelona!) so we buy a lot more when they are released - same obviously goes for TV, buy a lot of TV series......although getting SKY soon so that should tail off.

3rd September 2008 21:08  #42

durden99 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 34
i used to own just over 800,but sold loads on ebay and now have around 500.including 12 blu-rays.

4th September 2008 11:16  #43

batgirl071 Member Join Date: September 2008 Location: United States Posts: 1
i have at least 700 dvds but only 4 blu-ray. i donated all my VHS tapes to a retirement home. i found a cool website where you can swap out your dvds. www.swapadvd.com  its free and you can get dvds for free! maybe you guys can build a bigger collection! i'm running out of room. how do you store your dvds where you have 1,000!

7th September 2008 3:08  #44

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Sounds rather spammy....

8th September 2008 12:05  #45

Y2Neildotcom Member Join Date: September 2008 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1
I have 711 DVDs at the minute, I thought I had a lot but some of you guys have blown my collection out of the water!!

I do have a picture but can't get it online at work...

I use the cheap "flexi" shelving you can get at B&Q for storage and one wall in my small study is filled. It's just like the stuff you get at Blockbuster. Handy really.

My collection has stalled a little since I stopped working at a video shop though...strange that.

Oh...and I use DVDProfiler to catalogue my movies. It's very handy to track whose borrowed what. Which reminds me I need to start reeling some discs back.

8th September 2008 17:42  #46

3DayFall Member Join Date: March 2008 Location: United States Posts: 13
I just bought my first 5 Blu-rays yesterday.  $126 or so.  So officially...
Blu-ray: 5!
DVD: 342

9th September 2008 23:30  #47

sushiboy963 Member Join Date: September 2008 Location: United States Posts: 4
MY collection as of today is 1198 DVD's and 318 Cd's. And its going to grow each week.It's probably a good thing the wife like movies to

18th September 2008 15:55  #48

MovieNerd777 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 75 Send a message via AIM to MovieNerd777 Send a message via MSN to MovieNerd777 Send a message via Yahoo to MovieNerd777
Ok, I feel a little better that just about everyone beats my 400-500 dvd collection. My parents want me to save for a car, but I'm a movie nerd (hence the name) & I plan to write movies someday, so this is my way of "studying" haha

I just catalog them in alphabetical order and then split them into movies & tv. I need to update my list, hell I need to just rewrite the list.

I haven't really gotten rid of my duplicates or the ones I don't want anymore. But I do have duplicates (For some reason I have 2 Sisterhood of the Traveling pants haha) & double dips (like Fantastic Four and HSM). And I'm not really into the whole EBay thing, even though I will buy from it occassionally, I wouldnt even know where to begin to start selling.

Zachariah

28th November 2008 13:02  #49

watcher517 Member Join Date: November 2008 Location: Canada Posts: 92
At the moment I'm at about 250.

3rd December 2008 20:08  #50

bebo Member Join Date: May 2008 Location: United States Posts: 13
1-  What is the average collection out there?
I have over 400 DVDs...at the time. I have had over 850 at a point.  I like to move them through if they are collecting dust so i can justify buying more.

2-  Whats the best way to catalog your DVDs and CDs?
excel spreadheet and displayed on bookshelf in family room.  I always have a problem with some of the titles mysterious disappearing so i now keep some of the more valuable titles in the closet.

3- What's the most effective way to sell used DVDs you don't want anymore or duplicates?     If i want the best prices possible then ebay or even craigslist.org. If i want to avoid the b.s. and hassle of one here and one there I will sell in bulk to mx123.com.  They make it easier to sell to them in bulk and you get close to the same price as you would on ebay/amazon if you consider your time.  If a friend is genuinely interested in a title i will trade.  Thats the best bet.

4th December 2008 23:00  #51

3DayFall Member Join Date: March 2008 Location: United States Posts: 13

12th January 2009 12:14  #52

Shemp Member Join Date: January 2009 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 19
I dont think there is an average... depends on what you like to buy, if you sell a lot, if you rent (netflix) or something.

How much care goes into a collection and how much you love what you have is what I think is important, not how much you have.

5th May 2010 12:57  #53

Worf Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: Russian Federation Posts: 26

Im have only 20 licensed DVD-discs. Pirated discs i do not buy, because this illegal!

29th September 2010 15:45  #54

DrDestructo Member Join Date: September 2010 Location: Canada Posts: 3
There's no such thing as too much! I'd try categorizing them in either alphabetical, chronological, or by genre. It should be a fun task.

8th February 2012 21:20  #55

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
If your wife is getting mad get rid of some.  Happy Wife is a happy life for you

9th February 2012 20:36  #56

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I doubt he's still checking back five years later.
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