I started my collection by purchasing a few of the older, award winners. I though I would slowly purchase the TV shows that had won awards and build my collection. However, I was amazed at the requests I received. Due to the cost of some series and the number of seasons, I decided to wait until I receive a request before I purchase most shows. Examples of some series I waited on: Star Trek, Star Gate, Seinfeld, Northern Exposure, etc. I try to purchase TV shows that are not on the regular (ABC, NBC, CBS) channels, such as Monarch of the Glen and Dead Like Me. I also check to see if shows are on rerun. I had decided against purchasing West Wing but received more than one request for it so decided to go ahead and purchase it. I check to see if the show has won awards but it is amazing how many awards there are for TV shows.
I continue to purchase in a series once we own it. However, it is hard to spread your budget to purchase all the Star Trek series and seasons at $100 each and still purchase other types of media.
I make my purchasing decision one request at a time and sometimes even based on a review in Video Librarian!
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