Let's Get Physical
I've been on a crazy buying trend as of late.
In the past year I have purchased two physical copies of skate videos. Yep, that's right TWO!!
This is huge as my last skateboarding video purchase was Pretty Sweet way back in 2012 -- right around the time my boy/girl twins were born. And it's not like I really planned this break, but obviously having children (yet alone two at once) takes priority. You parents out there are nodding your heads right know. You know.
However, I'm on a mission to slowly get back into the game so-to-speak. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not that now my kids are 7 years old they are cheaper to raise/provide for. Quite the opposite actually as my son is now hardcore into soccer and my daughter loves to draw/make art. It won't get any cheaper until they are well into their adult lives.
Nevertheless, I'm getting extra funds by selling stuff on eBay or using credit card rewards points, etc.
I really missed buying skate videos. There's just something about having a physical copy near by. My only DVD player is in my Playstation 3 so until that thing dies I won't have to worry about that.
I do own some classic skate videos on VHS and sold my VCR long ago. I've been hunting for a new on online and every time I stop by a local Goodwill store. I wish I would have saved that PANASONIC VCR I had back in the day. Oh well. I have been keeping an eye on eBay for VHS gems as well.
Some are still really expensive!!!
What about you?
Do you only stream these days?
Do you do a combination of both?
What are some videos you are proud to own? Or embarrassed about?
One of these days I'm going to challenge myself to only consume physical media for a month. I wonder if I would last a full 30 days. That would not be easy by no means. I won't commit to that just yet as I need to build up my collection again.
In the meantime, I will continue to keep an eye on the interwebs and at discount stores. I'll be sure to let you know of anything I find worthy of mentioning.
Curious to hear how you consume your skate videos on the regular.
2/29/2020 06:52:23 pm
Most of the people nowadays are doing something just because it is part of the trend. Well, we should never be surprised because people act that way because of the emergence of the internet. Instead of following the trend, it will always be better to be a trend setter or find our personal style. I believe that we are unique in our own ways, so we should make sure that we are not copying anything. Buy stuff that make you happy and best represent you and I am pretty sure that you will be happier!
3/1/2020 12:13:26 am
Very well said. In the end it's all about what makes us happiest as individuals.
1/24/2023 09:06:38 am
Great poost thank you
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