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Old 01-24-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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In the Vault?

I was wondering how much money Disney loses to third party resellers in regards to movies that are in the vault. The reason I ask this is I am looking to get some movies that are currently in the vault and that I don't want to wait until they are rereleased for my kids to be able to see them for the first time so therefore my only option (or at least the only one I know of) is to buy it via either amazon third party or ebay.

Is there any other ways to get these movies?
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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I was wondering how much money Disney loses to third party resellers in regards to movies that are in the vault.
Probably not enough for them to consider abolishing the "Vault" system. They've been doing this for as long as I can remember (all the way back to VHS).

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The reason I ask this is I am looking to get some movies that are currently in the vault and that I don't want to wait until they are rereleased for my kids to be able to see them for the first time so therefore my only option (or at least the only one I know of) is to buy it via either amazon third party or ebay.

Is there any other ways to get these movies?
My guess is "no". Unless you get lucky and find a legitimate un-opened copy at some store, then the only options are to buy it from the resale market. If ownership isn't the issue, you might check out your library or local video rental store.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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Yeah, they're probably still making a lot more money from the Vault approach than losing from it. Enough people who are going to buy via resale will buy from resale regardless.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Make sure you know what the original DVD was when it was produced, and be wary when you buy resale. I purchased a copy of Beauty and the Beast a few years ago on a reputable resale sight that thankfully had very good rules about what could be sold. The DVD I received was a single DVD that had all of the features; the bad part of the single DVD was it was supposed to be a two disc set. They compressed the video to fit everything onto a single disc, and obviously after looking at it it was a pirated copy.

The happy ending to this is I got my money back, and the pirated account was closed up.
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