Used discs worth it?

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lightsout
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Used discs worth it?

Post by lightsout » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:09 pm

I just got a new drive. Asus BW-16D1HT. Flashed it and ripped my first disc (spider man home coming). Went to rip a second disc (The Revenant) and kept getting readerrors, tried all the things I found in the forum and finally set up a return with Amazon. The 1080p disc ripped fine.

That got me thinking, if discs can be this sensitive and prone to errors is it worth it buying them used? It seems that even if it worked in a player ripping may not, and then you are out of luck.

I understand this is subjective, but was curious about your guys approach to this?

Billycar11
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Re: Used discs worth it?

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:07 am

lightsout wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:09 pm
I just got a new drive. Asus BW-16D1HT. Flashed it and ripped my first disc (spider man home coming). Went to rip a second disc (The Revenant) and kept getting readerrors, tried all the things I found in the forum and finally set up a return with Amazon. The 1080p disc ripped fine.

That got me thinking, if discs can be this sensitive and prone to errors is it worth it buying them used? It seems that even if it worked in a player ripping may not, and then you are out of luck.

I understand this is subjective, but was curious about your guys approach to this?
nah i wouldn't go for used disks i just wait for a sale on the disks i want and then get them

lightsout
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Re: Used discs worth it?

Post by lightsout » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:51 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:07 am
lightsout wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:09 pm
I just got a new drive. Asus BW-16D1HT. Flashed it and ripped my first disc (spider man home coming). Went to rip a second disc (The Revenant) and kept getting readerrors, tried all the things I found in the forum and finally set up a return with Amazon. The 1080p disc ripped fine.

That got me thinking, if discs can be this sensitive and prone to errors is it worth it buying them used? It seems that even if it worked in a player ripping may not, and then you are out of luck.

I understand this is subjective, but was curious about your guys approach to this?
nah i wouldn't go for used disks i just wait for a sale on the disks i want and then get them
Yeah I'm a little hesitant to get stuck with discs I can't rip.

melvinhpurvis
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Re: Used discs worth it?

Post by melvinhpurvis » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:16 pm

I have bought a few used discs on Amazon. Generally they are guaranteed error free. So far, they have been.

ntxoa
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Re: Used discs worth it?

Post by ntxoa » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:20 pm

I’ve gotten lots of used discs through Amazon. Haven’t had any problems with them.

I get them if they are a good price and listed as “like new” or “very good”.

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