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Options for Buying the Right DVD Case

Updated on June 2, 2010

There may be any number of reasons that you are looking to buy a new DVD case (or a whole bunch of DVD cases). Perhaps you've downloaded movies or video clips online and you want to back them up, but you don't want a bunch of loose DVDs just hanging around your apartment. Or maybe you went through a phase when you took all of your DVDs out of the case and now you wish that you hadn't done there so you're looking to replace your DVD case collection. Maybe you just cracked, damaged or lost one DVD case and that's what you need a new one for. Or perhaps you're current DVD storage system is taking up too much room and you want to get slimmer DVD cases to reduce the mess.

The reason that you're looking to buy a new DVD case will greatly determine which kind you want to buy and where you want to buy it. If you're looking to reduce size of storage, you're going to want to look at slim DVD cases. If you need to buy a bunch of DVD cases in bulk for backed-up material, then you're going to want to look at standard DVD cases or even DVD sleeves which are less expensive. And if you're going to be using the DVD case for giving away a gift - perhaps a video that you made to celebrate someone's birthday or anniversary - you might want to look at spending a little bit of extra money on a specialty DVD Case.

Here are those options in closer detail to help you decide what kind of DVD case you need:

  • Single DVD Case. This is the standard DVD case which will hold one DVD per case. It's the normal size of a DVD case that you might buy in a store.
  • Double DVD Case. This holds two disks but is otherwise the same as the single DVD case. If you've got movies that pair up well together, this would be a good storage method. If you've got more than two that go well together (let's say, a season of a TV show on DVD), you can get a multi-DVD case.
  • Slim DVD Cases. Both single and double DVD cases come in a slim version. This is usually pricier than the other cases but it'll save you a lot of room which is good if you don't have a lot of storage space or if you're shipping the items somewhere.
  • DVD sleeves. These are just those paper jackets that you can get instead of DVD cases. They're the least expensive option that you've got and are great for home storage and back-up DVDs. They don't ship well (unless you use bubble wrap) and aren't the easiest to sort through clearly, but they are definitely the cheapest, least roomy option.
  • Colored and specialty cases. There are a wide range of fancier DVD cases to choose from. They are more expensive and take up more room most of the time. However, if you're giving away a DVD as a gift, this looks a lot more presentable than your other DVD case options.

So now that you know what you're looking for, where can you buy your DVD case? These are all available at most stores that sell DVD cases, but each will have some at lower cost than competitors so your best bet is to shop around. You can look at office supply stores, entertainment and music stores and multi-purpose stores to get started. The prices there are usually high and selection is low though so only go this route if you're in a pinch and need something that you can get to quickly. Otherwise, order online. Amazon and eBay both have extensive selections of DVD cases at a good price.

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    Defmall 

    10 years ago

    Very cool hub!

    Instead of 'cases' per se....what about differnt kinds of BINDERS for the CDs and DVDs you move about regularly? http://www.npsg.com/mediabinders.html

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