So Ben the Swede was having a party at his house. He’s returned from the Big Smoke and had actually found a house to live in, as opposed to a cardboard box.
Mike had been selling loads of “quality items” on Ebay and was now selling batches of DVDs. Bundles of discs, twenty five or so, that he didn’t want anymore. Some good titles too.
As a bit of a jape, the idea was proposed for Mike to bring a load of his DVDs to Ben’s to sell. He brought a large bag containing fifty five films. The proposal was: each of the party goers would pay one pound a go to try their luck in the Luck Dip bag. No peaking; just reach your hand in and pick your prize at random. Just like at the school fair when you were a kid.
Here’s what we won:
- Ben – Resident Evil, Deliverance
- Jamie – Role Models
- Janet – Deja Vu, War of the Worlds
- Rob – Star Trek: First Contact, Body of Lies
- Terry – Romeo and Juliet
- Natalie – Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Withnail & I
- Me – Requiem for a Dream, Rambo: First Blood
All good fun, if you’re a nerd like me who likes films and buying junk. Mike made quite a chunk of cash and still had plenty of discs to sell on Ebay. There were a few great films picked up for next to nothing, and it added a fun little game to the house party.
There was a certain amount of tension when you paid your pound and were hoping to get a good film. Sometimes we were lucky, sometimes not.
If you’re ever selling your DVD collection – or CDs, books whatever – why not try a Lucky Dip? And don’t forget to invite me.