So I worked at Criterion/Janus for two consecutive summers while in high school—a dream job, certainly…—and their policy is that you get a complimentary copy of every new release during your employment. The second year I worked there was when "Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films" (a 50-DVD box set) was being released, so I was very kindly gifted a copy. Now a few years later, I realized just how little use it’s gotten from me (with the exception of watching and being blown away by "Häxan") as the films contained within are not fully my style / I already own better editions of the ones I love. I’m currently moving out of my apartment in the L.E.S. and realized that I should probably quit lugging it around and sell it already (SRP: $850.00!). I’ve never sold anything on eBay, &c. and it seems like a pain in the ass, so I was thinking before I attempt that it’d be worth a shot to see if there are any movie nerds in the area—although for the right offer I’d be willing to ship…—with some of my top wants / favorite rarities who wanted to do an unorthodox swap.
An incomplete list, of some examples…
Black Cherry Bomb
’09 Black Tuesday
Dirty Horse (I kid, I kid…
Fantôme Extra Sour
Fifth Dementia (not
Kuhnhenn BBBW (’05 / ’08 / ’09)
Little Korkny (Bourbon / Cognac / Niepoort)
Saison Lambic Pinot Noir
Southampton Berliner Weisse
Vanilla Bourbon Dark Lord (also wouldn’t mind another PVW…)
I’ll think of some more if this gets no bites. Really weird offer I know, my expectations are certainly low.