Part of me is of the mindset to do the following:
Buy it for whatever. Rip it into an ISO file or whatever. Then I do not release it. Seriously. I resell it on eBay to get most of my money back. I would not take any more than a $50-60 loss on the material. THEN I would release the ISO by torrenting the hell out of it. What precludes me from doing this? Someone else eventually will. I do not see something like this as a sustainable collectible. I do not collect Smiths or Morrissey merchandise as I feel it is a very isolated market albeit with a rabid fan base. Something such as comics and toys and things like that continue to be lucrative as they enjoy a wider market with more exposure and a deeper sense of their status as collectibles. I do not like the risk on throwing $400 down on a DVD that could show up on T.U.B.E. tomorrow for all I know.
I think you're wrong there. What you're saying might the case for most people, but there are always collectors who are willing to pay for officially released material. Specially if it's an officially pressed item, with material that will likely never be officially released.
If things didn't hold value just because their content is widely available on the internet, people wouldn't be paying thousands of dollars for Smiths test pressings. If I had $3000 to burn, I woulnd't mind buying a Hand In Glove 7" negative sleeve.
Of course, vinyl holds a lot more value than CDs, but look at the That's Entertainment CD that just sold on ebay a few days ago. Condition: "very good". Sold for $295. And it has 2 of the most popular Morrissey songs. This CD has been selling for similar amounts for past few years.
For this DVD, I'm sure that if it leaks, a lot of people wouldn't bother with the original disc and there will be obviously less competition. However, there will still be plenty of collectors out there who what they can to get this.
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