As we learned last week, a lot of our readers skip going to see new movies in the theater and just wait for their eventual release on Blu-ray a few months later. That being the case, do you make a point of buying new Blu-rays as soon as they come out, or do you wait for sales and bargain bins? Vote in our latest poll.
Over the years, I’ve had a strong collector’s mentality that has driven me to purchase many movie discs (from Laserdiscs to DVDs to Blu-rays) as soon as they’ve become available. However, as my stack of unwatched discs grows increasingly large, my free time to watch movies shrinks, and my disposable income budget dwindles, that sense of urgency has worn off. For a while, I’d only purchase major new releases and wait for sales on everything else. These days, I preorder SteelBooks and other limited-availability collectibles, while pretty much everything else (even major titles) goes onto an ever-growing wish list.
When do you buy Blu-rays, if at all? Have your buying habits changed over time? Vote in our poll and tell us about it in the Comments.