On a personally level I just like to find everything for cheap, five dollar pawn shop blu-rays, two dollar or less DVD,s PC games under ten dollars and so forth. If the price is right I do not worry about having an item that can be resold (Steam for example) everything from there tends to be under ten dollars, even if I bought a tangible copy any possible value would be minimal at best.
Most times it is because the costs are just too high, I will not pay more for a compressed digital download of which I cannot sell, trade, give away. Now if it was ten dollars for a season (Doctor Who) then why not, ten dollars is no great price because the originals go for much more.
Software, not much I need to buy these days, I look for free alternatives as much as possible, if it was costly I would like the ability to resell. For me I think it does down to it being under fifteen dollars for enough content then I does not matter too much. I will not pay more then twenty dollars for a video game in any format, online or offline. (most likely because I am not a huge gamer)
I enjoy comics, however unless you get lucky and buy some sleeper hit most comics will not even go for a quarter of what you paid. What I wonder about at times is we pay, rent, fuel, food, cable, internet, phone, water, etc... and we cannot get any extra return out of those yet I worry about getting a return on something I likely want to keep anyway a few years down the line?
That is another matter, I do not buy items for the thought of selling them, I buy that movie etc.. because I want to own it.
asked Jul 27 '12 at 05:34
I've never considered the resale value of music, movies, or etc. For the most part I'd rather get more storage space than sell any of my music. I only really consider the resale value if I'm buying hardware or electronic music instruments(MPCs, synths, etc).
answered Jul 27 '12 at 08:31
It's becoming less of an issue as time goes by. More media is being purchased in the form of a non-transferable files like OEMs, Steam games and protected MP3s. Of course vinyl made a comeback with the popularity of the D.J. but it's still a less economical package in many ways.
answered Jul 28 '12 at 04:32