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Old 12-26-2015, 06:00 AM   #1101
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Absolutely not.

And the same goes for DVDs, CDs, books and magazines.

I had two or three times when things never came back to have me enforce a "hell no!" policy if I am every asked by a friend if they can borrow something from my collection.

Not budging on this one.

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Old 12-26-2015, 06:03 AM   #1102
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Hell no! At least, not anymore. This is what my DvD's are for now.
My Personal Top 10: The Exorcist 9. Bram Stoker's Dracula 8. Goodfellas 7. The Godfather 6. The Godfather Part II 5. The Departed 4. There Will Be Blood 3. Zodiac 2. No Country For Old Men 1. Braveheart
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:58 AM   #1103
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Nein, Nein, Nein! I'm a collector. It's sacrilegious; I prefer to just buy them a copy.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:17 AM   #1104
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No, but then again out of all the people I know only me & 1 other person has a BD player, everyone else still has a DVD played & still buy plenty of DVDs. Sometimes ill take a BD over to my dads so he can watch it since I just got him a BD not too long ago, and he still goes out & buys just DVDs for the most part
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:05 PM   #1105
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I trust certain people with most of my stuff. However, I always observe a very simple rule:

"Don't ever loan anything that you can't afford to lose."

If a particular disc is out of print, commanding high prices on the secondary market, or is a rare foreign version, I don't loan those to anybody.

I have a similar rule about lending money to family or friends:

"Don't ever loan more money than you can afford to lose."

Often, family and friends tend to regard "loans" as actually being gifts, and those "gifts" are often never returned.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:19 PM   #1106
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No, but then again out of all the people I know only me & 1 other person has a BD player, everyone else still has a DVD played & still buy plenty of DVDs. Sometimes ill take a BD over to my dads so he can watch it since I just got him a BD not too long ago, and he still goes out & buys just DVDs for the most part


LOL, ain't that the truth! I know many people who have BD players but continue to buy DVD, not necessarily for the price but because they just don't know (or care!) It disturbs me that people aren't as anal as I am

My son and I loan back and forth, but that's about it for me
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:47 PM   #1107
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LOL, ain't that the truth! I know many people who have BD players but continue to buy DVD, not necessarily for the price but because they just don't know (or care!) It disturbs me that people aren't as anal as I am

My son and I loan back and forth, but that's about it for me
I know right lol. Since I got my dad his BD player he's bought maybe 14 BDs & that's cause I was with him at the Best Buy stores those times. Our local Target though has not only shrunk the media section but for some reason carry more DVDs now instead of BDs so when he goes alone he'll just grab the DVD.
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:37 AM   #1108
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Nope. They can rent at the store or buy their own. Or use my UV account.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:01 PM   #1109
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Anyone ever find copies of your precious Blu-rays in your roommates/siblings room? Or just laying around after they have watched them? This just boils me over...
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:07 PM   #1110
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I do but if the movie comes with a slipcover I'll remove it to avoid it getting damaged. Or if it's a steelbook I'll just give them the disc in a blank case.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:12 PM   #1111
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I never lend stuff out, hell the wife knows if she wants to watch something I have to handle the disc and case
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:22 PM   #1112
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I thought it was understood that when you notice the condition of someone's collection along with the care and pride that they are displayed with it means hands off or at least handle cautiously and replace them the way you found them preferably before I notice.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:23 PM   #1113
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I've given away a few DVD's, but nobody messes with my blu ray collection.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:38 PM   #1114
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I do, but only with blank cases. Sometimes it takes them a while to return them, and since I'm always buying new movies, I don't want to struggle to put them back in alphabetic order.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:44 PM   #1115
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I never allow my movies out of my house unless I'm the one taking them. My girlfriend is not allowed to even mess with them after she let her friends take some movies home and I ended up having to replace them.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:36 AM   #1116
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Why wouldn't you?

If I buy a movie, it's because I like it. If I like it, then people I know probably will too. If I share that movie, then it's now something that we have in common. And what's the use of preserving a thing, if I'm the only one who gets to see it?

That doesn't mean don't take precautions, but I refuse to hoard so many stories just for myself.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:37 AM   #1117
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Anyone ever find copies of your precious Blu-rays in your roommates/siblings room? Or just laying around after they have watched them? This just boils me over...
Whats worse is when I go to watch a movie and only find a empty case! The disc is either left in one of the players OR in the wrong case with another movie. So now I just keep the door locked to my Movie Room/Man Cave.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:43 AM   #1118
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Sure, but it's becoming rarer by the day with Netflix, downloads, and Redbox. Also, public libraries rent them out for free. So it's probably even less convenient now to borrow a disc from someone than to do so from at home on your tv or from places you go all the time anyway like the grocery store.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:47 AM   #1119
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Never but I am never asked if they can be borrowed. Folks can easily access most movies via streaming now. I'd be willing to loan out DVDs for stuff I have since got on Blu.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:56 AM   #1120
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Why wouldn't you?

.. And what's the use of preserving a thing, if I'm the only one who gets to see it?

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If somebody I know wants to see a movie, they are more than welcome to come over and watch it with me. I love company. Or they can invite me over and I will bring a movie with me (I have a friend with a 3D TV who likes to watch 3D movies with me).

So there are ways to share a movie without hoarding it.

The bottom line is: I go where my Blu-ray Discs go. You can come to my house or I can go to your house. But if you want to see MY Blu-rays, then I'm part of the deal. If you don't want to watch the BD with me, then buy your own.
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