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#4561165 - 03/24/21 01:19 PM Just an informal poll  
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I know that the SimHQ crowd is an "older" crowd but I'm curious to see if age still translates in any way to buying habits when it comes to music, games movies and printed media. When was the last time you bought a PHYSICAL copy of the following?



1. A PC game


2. A music album


3. A movie or tv series


4. A magazine


5. A newspaper

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#4561167 - 03/24/21 01:30 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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In all 5 cases its log enough ago that I don't remember.


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#4561170 - 03/24/21 02:00 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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3, or 4 the most recent... not sure which eeks out ahead. The magazine was Wargames Illustrated with an interesting looking sprue on the cover (Black Seas Frigate iirc, though it may have been a different copy). Decided not to spend on the models in a bigly way as they lacked historicity. so the small outlay was worthwhile.

Movies/Series I *tend* to buy second hand from charity shops, but the most recent might have been a £20 for 4 offer from a retail store.

Neither within the last year though.


I buy a lot more books, tbh. Dozens in the past year including a few at £400+ (mostly £20-30 though).

#4561172 - 03/24/21 02:06 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Last physical copy game I bought was IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover. The last physical copy TV series was 9 seasons of Spooks (MI-5 in North America). So a decade. Music I can't even remember the last CD I bought.


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#4561173 - 03/24/21 02:10 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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For a while there I would pick up a DVD of an older movie I liked when they were in the discount bin. Got some good ones for $3 or so. Then as more and more people starting buying DVD's again the prices went up so I pretty much stopped. It's been a few years since I bought one. There is a little record shop by my house that is just like the record shops of the 80's and 90's. The prices are a bit high but I sometime will buy a CD or two. I still really like going into a place like that and browse while there is some good music playing. I really miss the old bookstore experience too. I could spend hours in those places. I used to have a choice of many around here, but Amazon killed that.

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#4561174 - 03/24/21 02:10 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I forgot to answer my own questions. biggrin

1. A PC game - I bought Rise of Flight Iron Cross Edition on DVD in 2011.

2. A music album - I bought the soundtrack for "A Clockwork Orange" on CD about one year ago.

3. A movie or tv series - I bought a boxed bluray set of several films of Stanley Kubrick about 6 months ago.

4. Can't remember. I do remember however that my last magazine subscription was to National Geographic which I cancelled in 2007.

5. A newspaper - I can't remember with any certainty but I know it was definitely before 2010.


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#4561177 - 03/24/21 02:24 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1) About a decade... I bought a physical switch game last year, though...

2) Fourteen years ago, but only because it was for our wedding. Otherwise, over twenty five years, because I'm boycotting the RIAA.

3) I have never bought a movie or TV series, ever. My wife has, though?

4) Twenty years almost

5) I used to get "Barron's" in print, daily, before I switched firms and went independent. I consume all my news online, otherwise I'd be buying 5 - 10 newspapers a day.

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#4561179 - 03/24/21 02:29 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: Mark Aisthorpe]  
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Originally Posted by Mark Aisthorpe
In all 5 cases its log enough ago that I don't remember.


I'm going to have to say the same thing except I do know some of the answers,just not when exactly.

Game - Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Album - Muse Black Holes and Revelations (2006).

Movie/TV Show - Fistful of Dollars Collection or Series 1-8 of Red Dwarf.

Magazine - No idea but probably a car mag like Autotrader around 2008.

Newspaper - Always avoided like the plague.


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#4561180 - 03/24/21 02:41 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I still receive a daily morning newspaper and keep a Car and Driver subscription, but that's mostly for my father. I might skim them the next day or read something he thinks I'd be interested in.

Otherwise, I enjoy browsing Goodwills/thrifts for discarded technical books and 80's techno-thrillers (usually ~$1.00 paperbacks, ~$2.00 hardcovers). I'll also clothes shop while I'm there if it's a nice clean organized store.

I'm kinda tight these days with my money anyway, saving and spending mostly on the house and romantic vacations (both being investments, IMO). I'm not inclined to purchase any of those media items anymore, physical or not, having no interest in most things new while feeling overwhelmed with what I already have.

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#4561184 - 03/24/21 03:43 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I know that the SimHQ crowd is an "older" crowd but I'm curious to see if age still translates in any way to buying habits when it comes to music, games movies and printed media. When was the last time you bought a PHYSICAL copy of the following?



1. A PC game

Arma 3, about 2017 or so. A second copy, first was a Steam download only version. Bought it for a map.

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2. A music album

Probably my son's band's CD. Around 2016 or so.

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3. A movie or tv series

Hmm, Cloud Atlas or The Grand Budapest Hotel probably.

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4. A magazine

I still receive Cinefex even now, if that can be counted as a magazine.

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5. A newspaper

Not since ~1986 biggrin

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#4561185 - 03/24/21 04:14 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer


1. A PC game - Maybe the last time was Stalker Call of Pripyat. I still play Stalker Call of Chernobyl but that is from a download.


2. A music album - Do cassettes count? If so, then yes. 2 of my four vehicles still have cassette players. Most of my cassettes are older than the vehicles themselves but I usually purchase a new cassette every time I'm on call which is 4 times a year.


3. A movie or tv series - Yes, "They Shall Never Grow Old" by Peter Jackson fro Christmas.


4. A magazine - Strategy and Tactics, Cook's Country and America's Test Kitchen on yearly subscriptions.


5. A newspaper - Pawleys Island Coastal Observer decades ago when it was Shabby not just Arrogant.


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1. A PC game - probably about 10 years ago


2. A music album - last year


3. A movie or tv series - this month!


4. A magazine - a couple of years


5. A newspaper - last Sunday


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#4561193 - 03/24/21 05:54 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1. A PC game - FSX, 2006


2. A music album - late 90's, no idea what the last one was.


3. A movie or tv series - never in my life. I've never even owned a TV.


4. A magazine - late 80's, used to buy motorcycle magazines back then.


5. A newspaper - 1998, the last time I used a newspaper for a job search.

#4561200 - 03/24/21 06:31 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1. games are from Steam
2. music got an album for Christmas
3. movie just watch on demand and recorded on hard drive.
4. just renewed National Geographic which I've had over 50 years, love the archives and other digital content
5. local news paper by subscription although it is circling the drain...


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#4561202 - 03/24/21 06:58 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Item 1: No games on disc for years.

Item 2: We bought "tons" of Ballroom Dance Music disks in the deep past -- to support our BR Dance competition practice sessions in our ballroom. But, for a decade, nothing new.

Item 3: TV series came just yesterday (Smallville Season 1 -- i.e. Superboy). We prefer good TV series and movies on Blu-Ray disks, so far. Never watch on TV anymore.

Item 4: My wife reads some magazines. We're in the process of letting the subscriptions lapse.

Item 5: My wife reads the Newspaper and does the puzzles. I don't.


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#4561203 - 03/24/21 07:00 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1. Probably Falcon Allied Force in a bargain bin circa 2007.


2. I might have bought one when I was on vacation in Montreal in 2010, can't remember.


3. Bought a DVD off of Amazon or Ebay a few weeks ago.


4. When I was at an airport in 2013.


5. Probably not since the early 2000s.

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1. PC game--the last would have been Total War Attila from 2015. It was a special edition that included a free Osprey booklet on Attila that I got on Amazon.
2. Music album--at least 10 years probably
3. Movie DVD---either the Blu-ray edition of Barry Lyndon or the Blu-ray of 2010's True Grit---they both came out around the same time
4. Magazine---since I still belong to the NRA, I get the American Rifleman each month.
5. Haven't had a newspaper subscription in over 15 years. I do have a couple of online subscriptions to daily news services though.

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#4561220 - 03/24/21 10:11 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1 PC Game Probably IL-2
2 I still buy CDs a few times a years. Mostly classical stuff that's not readily available to stream
3 Ages ago
4 I still subscribe to Jaguar World ...its is after all about Jaaaags wink
5 I can't remember the last time I even held a printed newspaper


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#4561232 - 03/25/21 12:31 AM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I didn't realize ARMA 3 ever came in hardcopy.


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1. 10 months ago (Scourge of War - Anniversary Collection)


2. 4 years ago ("Prepare Him Room" - Sovereign Grace Music)


3. 2 weeks ago (Star Trek: Generations BD)


4. Monthly Subscription (Pilot)


5. 8 years ago.

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