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 Posted:   May 21, 2014 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


No, this is not a thread about hot women or hot men for that matter. It is about buying that item when you see it lest you lose it. A week or two ago I saw at least 3 copies of October Sky on Amazon for less than $30.00. All were said to be in very good shape etc... Well, I decided I would wait and take my chances this week. Guess what? They are GONE! I lose. I blew it.

Anyway, just sharing my lesson learned with others. frown

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2014 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I agree with you, many times you wait too long to get what you want.If you can afford it at the time and you really want it, get it.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2014 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

No, this is not a thread about hot women or hot men for that matter. It is about buying that item when you see it lest you lose it. A week or two ago I saw at least 3 copies of October Sky on Amazon for less than $30.00. All were said to be in very good shape etc... Well, I decided I would wait and take my chances this week. Guess what? They are GONE! I lose. I blew it.

Anyway, just sharing my lesson learned with others. frown


Aye! Take it from Lee Marvin at 3:12

http://youtu.be/-OCOsHS2sQc?t=2m52s

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2014 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Yep, good words to live by. The bargains, not the copping a feel I mean.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2014 - 12:21 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Unfamiliar with the soundtrack, at first I thought you were talking about "October Sky" the movie, but found many cheap copies at Amazon, some even for a penny plus shipping. But then I realized that since this was under General Discussion you were referring to the soundtrack, and you are right -- it ain't cheap! Although I've long had the movie on DVD, I have no memories of the music, and can only think of one soundtrack of Isham that I bought, and it wasn't a favorite. But I did like his music for "42," a movie I've grown to love and may eventually buy on Blu-ray.

Immediate follow-up: I just went to SAE to see if I could find the CD of Isham that I have, and the only one that I recognized was the "Film Music -- Mark Isham," although I also have a couple of his cues on the VS 25th Anniversary Celebration set. But I was surprised at the number of films he's scored that I've liked, including "Quiz Show" and "A River Runs Through It," both directed by Robert Redford.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2014 - 1:09 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

It depends. You can check and see what prices a title went for in the past on sites like ebay or discogs. Some titles may have periods where only one copy is offered at a high price and the next month you might have 3 or 4 being offered and starting at a low price. Sometimes (not always) it pays off to wait.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2014 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Unfamiliar with the soundtrack, at first I thought you were talking about "October Sky" the movie, but found many cheap copies at Amazon, some even for a penny plus shipping. But then I realized that since this was under General Discussion you were referring to the soundtrack, and you are right -- it ain't cheap! Although I've long had the movie on DVD, I have no memories of the music, and can only think of one soundtrack of Isham that I bought, and it wasn't a favorite. But I did like his music for "42," a movie I've grown to love and may eventually buy on Blu-ray.

Immediate follow-up: I just went to SAE to see if I could find the CD of Isham that I have, and the only one that I recognized was the "Film Music -- Mark Isham," although I also have a couple of his cues on the VS 25th Anniversary Celebration set. But I was surprised at the number of films he's scored that I've liked, including "Quiz Show" and "A River Runs Through It," both directed by Robert Redford.


The score is beautiful. I recommend it highly. Try "Nell" and "At First Sight" as well.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2014 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Aye! Take it from Lee Marvin at 3:12

http://youtu.be/-OCOsHS2sQc?t=2m52s


Still trying to get Lee Marvin to make his point smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

I still do this and I don't know why. I buy things fast when I think it might sell fast but then get stuck buying something I didn't want or wasn't as popular as I thought. My biggest mistake that I passed on was the new five disc Ben Hur cd set for $40.00! I still hate myself for it. But October Sky that your talking about, I found mine for $3.00 at a library sale. I knew it was rare so I bought it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Gutenberg   (Member)

Yep, I learned the hard way, too. I balked at paying $40-50 for the LOTR CRs a few years ago, and then by the time I actually got into the scores enough to want them, and did the math to find out exactly how much per CD I was paying…FOTR had gone up, and TTT was out-of-print and outrageously high (ROTK was still $50). Since then, I've now bought both FOTR and ROTK, and the latter seems to be out of print now and is going for over 3x what I paid, new.

You better believe that if/when they do a CR of the Hobbit films, I'll be pouncing on them immediately.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Aye! Take it from Lee Marvin at 3:12

http://youtu.be/-OCOsHS2sQc?t=2m52s


Still trying to get Lee Marvin to make his point smile


"I have a hat and you don't?"

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Aye! Take it from Lee Marvin at 3:12

http://youtu.be/-OCOsHS2sQc?t=2m52s


Still trying to get Lee Marvin to make his point smile


"I have a hat and you don't?"


No. By the time you are done watching and observing, your prey is already gone. Happened to me several times in the past I'm afraid to say, but not anymore. smile

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Aye! Take it from Lee Marvin at 3:12

http://youtu.be/-OCOsHS2sQc?t=2m52s


Still trying to get Lee Marvin to make his point smile


"I have a hat and you don't?"


No. By the time you are done watching and observing, your prey is already gone. Happened to me several times in the past I'm afraid to say, but not anymore. smile


I knew that. I was just being a wise a#@. smile

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Aye! Take it from Lee Marvin at 3:12

http://youtu.be/-OCOsHS2sQc?t=2m52s


Still trying to get Lee Marvin to make his point smile


"I have a hat and you don't?"


No. By the time you are done watching and observing, your prey is already gone. Happened to me several times in the past I'm afraid to say, but not anymore. smile


I knew that. I was just being a wise a#@. smile


Yes. But in the nicest possible way smile

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Amazons feel the same way about people:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOfhlYIRCXM

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



Well, I learned my lesson alas! Grabbed October Sky on Amazon for $15.00. Yes!

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Well, I learned my lesson alas! Grabbed October Sky on Amazon for $15.00. Yes!

smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

That's what he said.

 
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