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Old 02-18-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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This bothered me too, until I realized it was something that I had absolutely no control over. It's not smart to get upset over it, so I basically stopped watching them. Worked! The internet is just plain lost. Corporations have taken it totally over.

So for movies, I have a few thrift stores where I can buy some fine old VHS and DVD movies for 25 to 50 cents. I can't watch these new movies anyway. Total crap. The next move is to buy one of the old classic cassette players (the old, well made ones w/ great audio quality, not the newer, cheesy boomboxes) for our hundreds of cassettes, and a low end all-in-one record player/cassette player/recorder to listen to albums. There's plenty of thrift stores in our area that have great albums for 50 cents to a dollar.

I learned a long time ago that it's best not to get high end turntables when you're playing old albums, as you'll hear every nick in the record. This will be fun, as I love cruising thrift stores, the amount of money we spend on movies and music there is next to nothing, and no one is snooping on us when we listen to music or watch films. The olden days really WERE better, and you can still do it today. Music videos can be found on eBait inexpensively, but why not use this as a motivation to go out and hear some live music? Nothing better, and you can often find it for free or cheap at farmer's markets, coffee houses, bars, etc.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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So for movies, I have a few thrift stores where I can buy some fine old VHS and DVD movies for 25 to 50 cents. I can't watch these new movies anyway. Total crap.



Dear god, please never let me get this crochety...
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Dear god, please never let me get this crochety...
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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YouTube is committing suicide. Most of the active users are tweens to college-aged kids. They grew up in a world where free entertainment was always available at the tap of a screen. I really doubt kids are going to say "Hey, why am I getting all this great entertainment for FREE? I should PAY UP!".

Millennials are the most entitled generation.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:58 PM
 
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YouTube is committing suicide. Most of the active users are tweens to college-aged kids. They grew up in a world where free entertainment was always available at the tap of a screen. I really doubt kids are going to say "Hey, why am I getting all this great entertainment for FREE? I should PAY UP!".

Millennials are the most entitled generation.
How original, another millennial bashing comment.

If you had a choice of getting free content or paying for that same content which would you choose?
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