So as sometimes happens, when you awaken the collecting beast there is going to be carnage. I had innocently enough went to the Ollie's in Sidney and picked up a couple of sets. I told you about that.
What I have to tell you about is what has occurred in the past month. I had no more than written my last blog post about picking up those two sets when I had a little bit of spare time at work and innocently enough went on eBay. The next thing I knew, I had 4 more sets (Combat Classics, Timeless Family Classics, Cowboy Legends and the Legend of Rin Tin Tin) coming too my house. The sad thing was, I had just done my homework. But I didn't have my homework with me at work, so I was trying to go off of my memory. Well, that worked out about half was well as it should have.
The Combat Classics had about 50% overlap (ie, I got 25 new movies). The Timeless Family Classics didn't fair so well. Out of the 50 in that set, only 11 were going to be new. Luckily I got that set for a sweet $3.09 with shipping. The Cowboy Legends had very little overlap (somehow, I've lost my original list which contained which ones I had and which ones I didn't). And the Rin Tin Tin set which contains 4 movie serials which each contained 12 little fifteen minute episode I picked up since I could save 20% my ordering it with the Cowboy Legends.
And it should have ended there. But of course, it didn't. Since I did a bad job on the Timeless Family Classics, I started wondering about what other sets were out there and what their overlap would be. Some I knew about sets I hadn't done my homework on and also discovered some other sets I hadn't know about at all. But the wheels kept turning and I kept doing homework. I finally found out that there were about 3 or 4 sets that I could get which have very little (< 10 movies) overlap. And eBay was on the mind, so I started looking around again. I ended up finding Gunslinger Classics for a decent price. I was set to click on the Buy It Now when I noticed there was a 'or Best Offer' button. Figuring I had nothing to lose, I offered the seller $2.50 + $3.00 shipping... and 2 hours later they had accepted it. Woo hoo!
And it should have ended there... but NOOOOO. I found out that Half Price Books was going to be having their warehouse clearance sale. Nothing over $2. So today I took off work and me and the Mrs went there. And I found a few more things. I picked up three 12 movie packs (Gorehouse Greats, Under Fire (action/war movies), and Kickin' It Shaolin Style) and a couple other things (Victory At Sea which is a WWII documentary and NASA - 50 Years of Space Exploration). I also picked up a book on Hollywood Musicals.
So, I've updated my Stupid Movie list.... again.
I'll admit, there are still a couple of sets that are on my radar. I may or may not have searches on eBay that I am currently following. But it really is ridiculous. The latest calculations show that I would have to watch one movie and one TV show EVERY DAY for FIVE YEARS in order to watch everything that I have. Now, there is a little bit of overlap in there, but I've done quite well so far in avoiding overlap, so maybe it'll only take FOUR AND A HALF years. RIDICULOUS!
I am a very silly, stupid man. And I love my stupid movie collection (but not as much as my wife who puts up with my silliness).
Talk to you later!