Big Magilla wrote:If I were just beginning my collection, I would opt for streaming but at this point, I just use streaming for obscure films I am curious about as opposed to having to have them in my collection.
Yes, I agree that would be the way to go for young people.
I have over 6,000 films in my collection and am in the process of culling them. I've put a small number on eBay and all of them have sold. Mind you they are mainly Criterion editions which attract buyers like magnets if priced low. The remainder I sell to a second-hand dealer. I expect over the next few months to shed around 500-600 titles, with more to follows on a second cull.
I'm going to start getting much more selective about what I buy. My criteria for getting rid of DVDs/Blu Rays is if I think I'll want to watch the film again as well as getting rid of duplicate copies. Mind you, I think less and less older and newer films are going to be released on physical media anyway.
I've also culled out about 300 books and lots of framed movie posters. Haven't decided what to do with all my old film magazines which I virtually never refer to and my lobby card collection.