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 Post subject: What is wrong with people? Some people mental or what?
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 13:51 
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Found this auction on ebay for Matrix H/K laserdisc.
Auction went up to $859 USD.
Who da fock bids such ludacris amount $$$ for a laserdisc?
Some people seem to be veeeeeery mental when it comes to auction bidding!? :think: :wtf:
Seller must laugh all the way to the bank making a deposit! :wtf: :wtf:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-MATRIX-laserdisc-Keanu-Reeves-Laurence-Fishburne-hong-kong-hk-double-LD/162905606048

Only good thing about this movie are the CGI action scenes.
Never liked this movie very much


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 Post subject: Re: What is wrong with people? Some people mental or what?
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 14:42 
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It's also a pan & scan version. Now that is mental!
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 15:02 
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Looks like there are enough private collectors who don't have issues spending that kind on money on discs
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 15:20 
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Looks like there are enough private collectors who don't have issues spending that kind on money on discs


so in about 10 years from now if the Matrix disc has not developed any cancer, winner of this auction might still be happy owning this disc?
if it develops rot in a few years, disc will be tossed in recycling bin, the final amount winner paid for this disc will be wasted :problem:
  
 
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 16:44 
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Well, if you need something like this to be spelled out to you then you are in the wrong collecting hobby.
Good luck with your collections of cheap stuff :thumbup:
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 17:18 
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Well, if you need something like this to be spelled out to you then you are in the wrong collecting hobby.
Good luck with your collections of cheap stuff :thumbup:


I have another more expensive hobby than collecting cheap LD's like Matrix H/K laserdisc!
What my other hobby is I'll keep that to my self. :silent: :think: 8-)
  
 
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 17:28 
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rein-o wrote:
Well, if you need something like this to be spelled out to you then you are in the wrong collecting hobby.
Good luck with your collections of cheap stuff :thumbup:


I have another more expensive hobby than collecting cheap LD's like Matrix H/K laserdisc!
What my other hobby is I'll keep that to my self. :silent: :think: 8-)

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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 17:52 
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I've seen worse.

Like when I saw a Japanese DTS LD of Independence Day, pop up on ebay once.

Sold for $1400+

Some people just like buying expensive s**t!

Hell, I watched that one documentary, Adjust Your Tracking, which is about VHS collectors. There was a whole segment on how this one crazy, rare, unobtainable tape called Tales from the Quadead Zone went for nearly $700 on Ebay.

And there one collector who said that that wasn't enough!!!
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 17:55 
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rein-o wrote:
Well, if you need something like this to be spelled out to you then you are in the wrong collecting hobby.
Good luck with your collections of cheap stuff :thumbup:


You should I have a thing in your sig in the name of full disclosure that says you are a seller and you therefore want high prices. Otherwise this looks like actual conversation which is misleading. Maybe “Advertorial” or something like that.
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 18:12 
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van-dammage wrote:
rein-o wrote:
Well, if you need something like this to be spelled out to you then you are in the wrong collecting hobby.
Good luck with your collections of cheap stuff :thumbup:


I have another more expensive hobby than collecting cheap LD's like Matrix H/K laserdisc!
What my other hobby is I'll keep that to my self. :silent: :think: 8-)

Alcoholism isn't a hobby


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I seldom spend my money on hard liquor, I spend them on other things.
  
 
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 18:26 
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There's over 3.5 hours time left still on that Matrix auction so plenty of time for it to rise further! :lol:

Never understood the mania about Hong Kong LDs though as the covers are usually spoiled by all that writing, made of inferior flimsy material compared to Japanese sleeves and often suffer from foxing (brown stains for anyone who hasn't heard of that term) due to the high humidity. Add to this Cantonese subtitles in the picture and one or more audio channels devoted to some other language and it's not much of a catch. Bear in mind this is not even that late a LD release on the overall scheme of things - 1999. I'd be interested to see what the same bidders would bid for a 2001 Japanese title which is many times rarer and harder to locate.

Also most examples that turn up on Ebay are ex-rentals so very rough specimens. Just because there is big money involved doesn't mean you end up with a silk purse.....it might be more like a pig's ear by the time you get it, especially this one described by the seller as 'cover in good condition: bent corners, ring marks and removeable sticker'! :think:

And remember folks, as the seller points out 'This is an outstanding collector's out-of-print LD. Full screen format.'
Well I though ALL LDs were out of print in 2018.
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 19:01 
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van-dammage wrote:
therussian wrote:
Looks like there are enough private collectors who don't have issues spending that kind on money on discs


so in about 10 years from now if the Matrix disc has not developed any cancer, winner of this auction might still be happy owning this disc?
if it develops rot in a few years, disc will be tossed in recycling bin, the final amount winner paid for this disc will be wasted :problem:


For God's sake, please stop with this rot garbage. YOU have a better chance of developing cancer than this Kuraray pressing has of developing rot.
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 19:17 
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van-dammage wrote:
therussian wrote:
Looks like there are enough private collectors who don't have issues spending that kind on money on discs


so in about 10 years from now if the Matrix disc has not developed any cancer, winner of this auction might still be happy owning this disc?
if it develops rot in a few years, disc will be tossed in recycling bin, the final amount winner paid for this disc will be wasted :problem:


For God's sake, please stop with this rot garbage. YOU have a better chance of developing cancer than this Kuraray pressing has of developing rot.


cancer is the rot of most all evil :wtf:
  
 
 Post subject: Re: What is wrong with people? Some people mental or what?
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 19:31 
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Some people just like buying expensive s**t!

The only explanation I can think of is Chinese noveau riche; people with more money than sense.
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 19:59 
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rein-o wrote:
Well, if you need something like this to be spelled out to you then you are in the wrong collecting hobby.
Good luck with your collections of cheap stuff :thumbup:


You should I have a thing in your sig in the name of full disclosure that says you are a seller and you therefore want high prices. Otherwise this looks like actual conversation which is misleading. Maybe “Advertorial” or something like that.


I am a seller and I don't give stuff away for free.

If you can find it cheaper then wait until it comes up cheaper, I've had a lot of lowball offers on ebay recently.
Asking 1500 for an item that sells for 1100 and they lowball me for 500.

If you want something cheap then look or hunt it out like other sellers, re-sellers or collectors who turn into sellers when they find that one
rock that they buff into a glass bead.

And if there were a case of those matrix discs then get it for a few bucks or sell it for a few buck, value is only what 2 people are willing to pay.
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 Post subject: Re: What is wrong with people? Some people mental or what?
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 21:27 
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Are the LDs that have a hole for showing the disc on the back common? I never saw that before even on HK discs. Would it be just because its the Matrix?

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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 22:02 
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 Post subject: Re: What is wrong with people? Some people mental or what?
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 22:08 
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The first person to bid was also the winner - quite a common trend on Ebay.
First bid is to stop anyone else trying to cut a private sale outside of Ebay before anyone else bids.

First bidder ultimately drove the price up almost all the way to the top.
I suspect if they had held back from out bidding the others the final price would have been lower.
Interesting auction to watch the dynamics of what happens.
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 22:58 
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YUP ! Typical bidding war of ego's .......

Are the extra's that are offered on the domestic release offered on the Hong Kong version ?

Fullscreen, really ! ? ! :wtf:
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 Post subject: Re: What is wrong with people? Some people mental or what?
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2018, 01:22 
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YUP ! Typical bidding war of ego's .......

Are the extra's that are offered on the domestic release offered on the Hong Kong version ?

Fullscreen, really ! ? ! :wtf:

Well you can fill in the entire screen of your CRT :crazy:
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