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    • InaPickle
    • By InaPickle 15th Feb 10, 2:43 PM
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    InaPickle
    The 'No More Buying DVDs Until I Have Watched the Ones I Already Own' Thread
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    • 15th Feb 10, 2:43 PM
    The 'No More Buying DVDs Until I Have Watched the Ones I Already Own' Thread 15th Feb 10 at 2:43 PM
    So first there was the 'No More Buying Toiletries' Thread in which people plegded not to buy any more toiletries until they had used up those which they already owned.

    This set me (and others) thinking about other areas in which we had what came to be known as 'stashes' of things which laid unused. This resulted in the ''No More Buying Books Until I've Read the Ones I've Already Bought' Thread'. However, I knew there was another guilty secret awaiting me under my bed...

    ...DVDs! Oh yes, lots and lots of them. Beautiful films, films I have wanted to watch for ages (but never quite got round to it), films I bought when on special offer (who can resist a bargain?), but things, ultimately, that have not yet been used.

    Hence the third challenge: no more buying any more DVDs until I have watched all the ones I own. I may lend from others (although this will slow me down in my ultimate aim of watching my own), swap and sell if I wish (although being MSE, would not like to pay more for an incoming DVD than I paid for an outgoing one), and sell or dispose of otherwise (charity shop, other charity, give to friends etc. as desired), but I do not want the number of DVDs I own to increase until I have watched them all, and then (maybe) have disposed of some I don't like/know I will never watch again etc.

    Who is with me on this one?!
    (I'll let you know how many I've got when I've got time to count: I'm due in work soon!)

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    Last edited by MSE Jessica; 02-08-2016 at 4:32 PM. Reason: Punctuation. Oops!
    Please call me 'Pickle'
    No More Buying Books: read 11/25, Bought .
    No More Buying DVDs: 38/25; In: 7
    NMB Toiletries GA/TA: 66; In: 78 GRADUATED!
    ~Proud to be dealing with her debts 1198~

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    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 31st Jan 17, 8:45 AM
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    blindtoast
    I also finished series 7 of Castle last week and have now moved on to Series 8
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 4/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 13/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 31st Jan 17, 6:35 PM
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    mrs-moneypenny
    Watched Jane got a gun on DVD over the weekend someone lent us it, it was a good western with a female lead.
    grocery challenge April budget £400 spent £236.78
    SPC~10 No100 : : X4 £1550o/t fund so far
    read your books challenge-currently on Paper hearts & summer kisses
    xstitch challenge 63 Celtic Christmas
    17in 2017 challenge 3/17
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 1st Feb 17, 1:37 PM
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    blindtoast
    Watched Gremlins last night. Bit of an odd film - much more violent than I expected but enjoyed it
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 4/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 13/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 2nd Feb 17, 7:38 PM
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    Happygreen
    Watched Gremlins last night. Bit of an odd film - much more violent than I expected but enjoyed it
    Originally posted by blindtoast
    A classic! Loved it, sadly don't have it in my collection.
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 24th Feb 17, 8:53 AM
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    blindtoast
    Its been a fairly slow start to the year with film watching but I did finish The Untouchables last night. Didn't really enjoy it much so it can go - at least its another small space cleared of clutter!

    I'm on disk 2 of Castle S8 too so dvds are being watched - series' are just slower!
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 4/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 13/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 22nd Mar 17, 8:40 AM
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    blindtoast
    Watched Goal 2 last night - really enjoyed it apart from it ended on a to be continued and I don't have Goal 3!
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 4/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 13/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 6th Apr 17, 8:25 AM
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    blindtoast
    Finished Castle Season 8 this week and have moved on to trying to finish off Dexter - season 7 has begun
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 4/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 13/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 6th Apr 17, 8:28 AM
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    blindtoast
    Also watched Spy this week - very funny and actually much better than I expected!
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 4/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 13/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 6th Apr 17, 10:55 AM
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    Frogletina
    Oops, bought a new one

    I just had to do it, it had plays I'd wanted to see again for such a long time

    I've watched two of them already

    frogletina
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first

    SPC 8 #441 £1567.31 SPC 9 #441 £1014.64
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 18th Apr 17, 8:29 AM
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    blindtoast
    Almost at the end of Doctor Who S9 boxset (trying to catch up as S10 has started). One disk left to watch so hopefully finish that tonight.

    I have also watched a couple of films this weekend. Over the Hedge, Kung Fu Panda and Turn It Up. Enjoyed them all but I think I'll only keep Kung Fu Panda - the others will be going to the cs
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 4/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 13/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 19th Apr 17, 2:50 PM
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    blindtoast
    Finished Dr Who S9 last night - brilliant series
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 4/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 13/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
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