Post by Mr. Mike
I was in some local "thrift" shop yesterday, and they were selling
laser discs for $17.99-$19.99 EACH. This stuff was nothing special,
including what looked like someone's entire Clint Eastwood LD
collection. This store has sold laser discs in the past for a standard
price of $5.99 each ... which you can often avoid if you are buying
records (default price $1.99) and the LDs are in the middle of the
I'm on New York's Long Island. We have a two-store shop called Mr.
Cheapo's. Both of their locations are down to their last handfulls
of LD titles. Unless it's a defect, all LD's are final sale.
It breaks my heart, seeing that I just acquired my latest LD player in
2006. It's a Pioneer LD-V8000 that I pulled out of an Interfilm
cabinet (i.e. "Mr. Payback - Billy Worlock & Ride For Your Life - Adam
West). I was not able to secure any of the Interfilm LD's (I think the
senior projectionist [unionized] swiped the four (4) RFYL discs right
before he retired). At the time I pulled the 8000 out of the cabinet,
the motor only had 800 hours of used, of its 10,000 hour lifespan. I
sold off most of my Uuchu Senkan Yamato (i.e. Starblazers) and
Ninjatai Gatchaman (Battle of The Planets) discs in 2007.
I don't have much left, Gatchaman II, box set #1 of Gatchaman III,
Yamato movies, Lupin vs. Clones, Lupin Trailer History, oddball
diagonstics discs, ALG Mad Dog McCree 1 & 2 and Dragon's Lair II: Time
Warp (2 copies).
Cheers to you,
Icon Science Fiction, Inc
20 Peachtree Ct.
Holbrook, NY 11741