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aleks wrote: Some of the DVD Slipcovers I have ordered on Amazon have came damaged Sad  I'm starting to get p**sed off!!! ...This isn't a case where I can't throw away the slipcover because there's no inner cover sleeve what so ever and returning this to get it exchanged is a pain in the ass!

Yeah, I am very careful when I know a film has special packaging. I will pay the extra money through a retailer so that I can pick through the DVDs. But even then, some manufacturers shrink wrap their DVDs and the heat process can damage the clear plastic of the keepcase. Others use a clear wrap that is not heat processed. I noticed that the 4th season of "Futurama" had a badly sized slip cover that tended to be buckled under the shrink wrap. I must have looked anal retentive thumbing through all those copies.
What really gets me upset is when I keep making the same mistake of buying Fullscreen instead of Widescreen.
Some of the DVD Slipcovers I have ordered on Amazon have came damaged Sad  I'm starting to get p**sed off!!!

Here's a picture of my latest damaged slipcover:



This isn't a case where I can't throw away the slipcover because there's no inner cover sleeve what so ever and returning this to get it exchanged is a pain in the ass!

I had an odd experience.  I ordered Monster SE from BestBuy.com and the disc was floating in it.  The first one I got didn't have a slipcover, but when I exchanged it I got a slipcover.  I thought DVDs basically had them or didn't.  I don't ever remember seeing a title that was slipcover optional!
Walk The Line CE Slipcover is beauty but I have to return due to a big scratch I found when I opened it
stanton heck wrote: I can take them or leave them.  

same here Happy
I can take them or leave them.  
I'm not much for slipcovers if they have the same art as the insert sleeve.   It's a waste of trees fora cardboard slipcover.  Sometimes slipcovers add to the design, but usually it is totally wasted.
yeah my wrong turn didnt come wit a slip cover but my friends did who hates slip covers so she gave it to me!
I noticed that as well. I own Unfaithful and have been tempted to take that slip cover for some reason... :p
They have become so popular that many previously released DVDs are showing up at Walmart  with new shiny silver slipcovers. Fox has been doing this through Walmart as their "Spotlight Collection." I think its a nice touch.
Slipcovers are great but one thing bugs me!! How they carelessly cut through the barcode on the back.  Sometimes they f*** up and rip through the spine Sad
i love them -slipcovers Happy...just recently bought "Once Upon a Time in America" in a shiny beauty slipcover...the last one in the store Happy
Bob "the film man" wrote: I wish they wouldn't cut the barcode out of the slipcovers as that makes them rip a lot easier when first sliding them out after bringing them home.

The reason they do that is because people had been replacing cheaper DVDs with more expensive ones. So if someone put, for instance, a $25 DVD in a splipcase of a movie that only costs $15, then that's what they get charged...

Personally, I don't mind slipcases, but as someone mentioned, when there are stickers, they're tough to get off. But, either way I don't care.
yeah me 2
I wish they wouldn't cut the barcode out of the slipcovers as that makes them rip a lot easier when first sliding them out after bringing them home.
What if you get a really cool slipcover like the Terminator 2: Special Edition. The one with the silver metal slipcover.
I love them!!! When buying dvds in the store, if I see a dvd I want that no longer comes with the slipcover because its older, and I know that it used to come with one, I'll look on ebay for one that has the slipcover. I don't mind spending an extra few bucks for it either.

I bought Total Recall off of Amazon, got it in without the slipcover, then bought one in the store with the slipcover (hey, its shiny!) for about 7 bucks, and sold the old one to a friend for about 4 bucks. So I lost a few dollars, but its worth it. I\'m a dvd perfectionist.
I hate them. They serve no purpose. I'd throw them away if I could bring myself to do it. Waste of trees.
They look great to me but some I have found to be quite frail...
I am addicted to them and I'm not sure why.
I like them, even if I didnt though I dont think its something id complain about it wouldnt bug me. But, the only problem I do have is when they put big stickers on theM! I bought House of Wax and I liked the slip it had the girl a little 3D popping out of the page but in the right hand corner there was a big sticker saying Save $5 and I tried to get it off even with water but it ripped all the stuff underneath w/ it!(N)!
Slipcovers are cool!
I don't mind so long as they are shiny or has a slightly different look to the actual artwork on the DVD sleeve. Otherwise, it is pretty redundant.
I don't need a slipcover. If they are there, I'm happy with it, but not to the extent that I must have it. I just like to upkeep my 380+ DVD collection, so that the box covers especially don't look old or ugly. I can buy a good dvd cover for around AU$1.00 each.
Mark Lim wrote: Slip covers are great!! They keep the dvd cover looking brand new even after 6 months. No more changing DVD covers when it looks bad or ugly.

I hate to think of what you are doing to your DVDs that you need a slipcover to protect them to make them look like new after 6 months.  I have DVDs that are 6 years old that still look like new with no slip covers.

I don't particularly like them as they are generally flimsy and get destroyed way too easily and I am anal about keeping all the packaging that things come in.
£ukasz D wrote: sorry to ask..but i'm not sure..whatis "slipcover"....?? HappyIt's a kind of cover that protects the movie case (R1's most recent was Stealth, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Skeleton Key, and War of the Worlds).
sorry to ask..but i'm not sure..whatis "slipcover"....?? Happy
I think that the only slipcover I kept was Sin City.
Slip covers are great!! They keep the dvd cover looking brand new even after 6 months. No more changing DVD covers when it looks bad or ugly.
I like slip covers just for the fact that they protect the case.
I like slipcovers, only because they hold the shape of the case and the artwork better.
all the fox and sony movies always have slip covers.
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Fernando G. wrote: Who Likes them?I hate them so much. They're useless. All that you do with them is throw them out after a few months because it starts falling apart.
I like slipcovers...but not if they are the SAME exact thing as the covers. I like it if it's completely different, or like "The Ring Two: Unrated"'s slipcover, which changed colors and stuff. But they do make the package look better.
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