Here’s a question for the Blu-ray collectors out there: If you upgrade a movie to Blu-ray that you previously owned on DVD, what do you do with the DVD? Do you keep it? Do you sell it? Do you make an art project out of it? Tell us in today’s poll.
The resale value of most DVDs is pretty low these days. A lot of times, it hardly seems worth the effort to sell them on eBay and deal with the hassle of shipping and fees. I used to trade in my DVDs for credit towards Blu-rays at a MovieStop store in my town. I’d usually get pennies to the dollar for them, but it was a very convenient way to clear out old discs that I have no use for anymore. Unfortunately, that shop closed last year. Lately, I’ve just been tossing my unwanted discs into a pile in my basement until I figure out what to do with them.
Of course, if a DVD has exclusive content that can’t be gotten on Blu-ray (an alternate cut of the film, specific bonus features, etc.), I’ll probably keep it. Now that I have kids, an argument can be made that DVDs may come in handy to keep them occupied (because kids rarely care about things like video quality) or for travel, but they still feel like needless clutter to me (the discs, not the kids… yet).
If you sell or trade-in your discs, what have you found to be the best method for that?
What about Blu-rays that come bundled with DVD copies? My OCD compels me to keep those in the case, but I honestly couldn’t tell you which of my Blu-rays have DVDs if I needed to look for one. Do you split those packages apart?