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 Post subject: I think Rot Reports Are Misleading
PostPosted: 22 Sep 2022, 12:44 
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I have two copies of Without a Clue (1988) [ID6501OR]. Both copies have rot. One is a 1, the other I'd rank a 1.5. Three people have reported rot with this release including myself.

Without a Clue [ID6501OR] (1988)

Score = 12

Disc was manufactured by: 3M or IMATION

Mint Mark samples:

20351C
20352A

I clicked the Report Laser Rot button twice, once for each case. The Score = 12 after each time, so apparently clicking twice does nothing. This kinda makes sense.

Consider the following scenario:

Buyer gets in a copy. It has rot. They flag it.
Buyer then sells the disc on to another buyer.
Buyer 2 gets it and flags it as having rot.
Buyer 2 then sells the disc on to another buyer.
Buyer 3 gets it and flags it as having rot.

So under that scenario the same disc gets flagged 3 times by 3 different users.

My situation:

I buy a copy. It has rot. I flag it.
I buy a second copy from a different seller. It has rot too. I can't flag it. I keep both copies.
Other copies are available. They may have rot too. Flagged? Not flagged?
If I buy a 3rd copy, and it has rot, I can't flag it.
How many copies with rot exist?

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 Post subject: Re: I think Rot Reports Are Misleading
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2022, 04:41 
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I would assume the amount of people who have a title in their collection but never report it at all is greater than the number of people reporting rot on the exact same disc.
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 Post subject: Re: I think Rot Reports Are Misleading
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2023, 10:18 
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takeshi666 wrote:
I would assume the amount of people who have a title in their collection but never report it at all is greater than the number of people reporting rot on the exact same disc.


Who would try to sell a disc with a know rot? That would be quite disturbing to be honest. So I agree with your comment here.
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 Post subject: Re: I think Rot Reports Are Misleading
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2023, 16:46 
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superemail wrote:
takeshi666 wrote:
I would assume the amount of people who have a title in their collection but never report it at all is greater than the number of people reporting rot on the exact same disc.


Who would try to sell a disc with a know rot? That would be quite disturbing to be honest. So I agree with your comment here.

The same kind of person who slaps the word "RARE" on all their ebay listings regardless of actual rarity.
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 Post subject: Re: I think Rot Reports Are Misleading
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2023, 17:25 
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takeshi666 wrote:
superemail wrote:
takeshi666 wrote:
I would assume the amount of people who have a title in their collection but never report it at all is greater than the number of people reporting rot on the exact same disc.


Who would try to sell a disc with a know rot? That would be quite disturbing to be honest. So I agree with your comment here.

The same kind of person who slaps the word "RARE" on all their ebay listings regardless of actual rarity.


And the same person that lists their CED titles as "laserdisc".
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 Post subject: Re: I think Rot Reports Are Misleading
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2023, 18:13 
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I would but it would have to be a valuable disc and not just a 5 dollar junk title.

superemail wrote:

Who would try to sell a disc with a know rot? That would be quite disturbing to be honest. So I agree with your comment here.
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 Post subject: Re: I think Rot Reports Are Misleading
PostPosted: 01 Feb 2023, 15:35 
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I listed one with fairly minor rot for a cheap price stating in the description that it had some rot. Buyer bought it and was happy with it so I think there is a place for it depending on the situation.

I did not and will not list titles that are rotted so bad that it largely becomes unwatchable. I know of course that is something that will vary person to person but anything where a whole side is bad an has rainbow snow/bad audio I would not list.
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