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    • InaPickle
    • By InaPickle 15th Feb 10, 2:43 PM
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    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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    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 31st Jan 17, 8:45 AM
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    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 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    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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    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 may budget 400 spent 297.35
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    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 1st Feb 17, 1:37 PM
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    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 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 2nd Feb 17, 7:38 PM
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    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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    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 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 22nd Mar 17, 8:40 AM
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    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 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 6th Apr 17, 8:25 AM
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    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 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 6th Apr 17, 8:28 AM
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    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 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 6th Apr 17, 10:55 AM
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    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

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    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 18th Apr 17, 8:29 AM
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    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 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 19th Apr 17, 2:50 PM
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    Finished Dr Who S9 last night - brilliant series
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 25th Apr 17, 8:52 AM
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    I watched Cars 2 last night. Another enjoyable film!
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • 498louise
    • By 498louise 29th Apr 17, 6:06 PM
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    So I just posted on the 'no more books' thread and this thread also resonates with me. I am looking to save money and reduce the amount of stuff I have. I don't have loads of dvd's but I do have a decent pile of ones I want to get around to watching. However, sometimes when we are wanting to watch a film we end up renting one from waiki. There isn't really any need for this as we have dvds/Netflix. Many of the films we have rented have ended up on Netflix too.

    So my goal is to not buy or rent any more films this year but to watch my dvds or Netflix instead. I also want to have gotten rid of all of my dvds by the end of the year.
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    • 498louise
    • By 498louise 1st May 17, 11:06 AM
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    So had a cold all weekend so decided to watch a film yesterday and watched one of my DVDs, The Dressmaker. Not quite what I was expecting but I enjoyed it. It'll go in the sell pile now.
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    • blindtoast
    • By blindtoast 2nd May 17, 8:39 AM
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    blindtoast
    So I just posted on the 'no more books' thread and this thread also resonates with me. I am looking to save money and reduce the amount of stuff I have. I don't have loads of dvd's but I do have a decent pile of ones I want to get around to watching. However, sometimes when we are wanting to watch a film we end up renting one from waiki. There isn't really any need for this as we have dvds/Netflix. Many of the films we have rented have ended up on Netflix too.

    So my goal is to not buy or rent any more films this year but to watch my dvds or Netflix instead. I also want to have gotten rid of all of my dvds by the end of the year.
    Originally posted by 498louise
    Welcome to the thread Louise and good luck with your personal challenge.

    I'm still working my way through mine (not that successfully thanks to Car Boots and Jumble Sales! I am much better at not spending more than 50p on dvds tho!

    2 more watched this weekend. Charlie's Angels and The Woman in Gold. Charlie's Angels was about as rubbish as I thought but pretty entertaining! The Woman in Gold was brilliant - one of the best films I've watched this year. A true story of a lady who tried to get a Klimt painting of her Aunt, that was taken by the Nazis, back from an Austrian museum.
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2017 = 5/20
    No more buying DVDs ? 2017 target 15/52
    2016 target 52/52! 57/63

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
    • 498louise
    • By 498louise 6th May 17, 10:52 AM
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    498louise
    Thanks blindtoast. I saw the trailer for 'The Woman in Gold', it looked really good.

    Car boots sales and charity shops are definitely my downfall. That thinking of they are cheap so why not, not thinking that I have enough to watch at home and the money would be better saved, no matter how small an amount.
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