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View Poll Results: Why do you buy new discs
Trying to fill a hole in my bag with a new mold 28 35.44%
Buying backups for molds I already throw 50 63.29%
Buying molds I already throw in a different plastic 22 27.85%
I just like to try new discs and see how they fly 38 48.10%
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Old 11-27-2020, 10:45 AM
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Because I can afford it.
This, too.

Coming from a motorsports hobby where people are buying multiple sets of wheels so they can test multiple different $1k or more sets of tires to see which is faster....

...it is pretty hard to not spend $50 to test a Raptor against a Firebird against an FX2 (or whatever).
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:01 AM
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Mostly I buy replacements and backups. But I'm also sort of a collector. I don't collect tour series discs, CE, or anything like that. I just like having nice examples of classic and/or interesting molds. Stuff like a swirly DX Aero, a pearly GL River, an ice-clear 3x Champ Roc3, nothing too fancy. Also a few standard-issue Aviars, Buzzzes, etc., because every disc golfer should have some of them, right?
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:14 AM
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I think the reasons for purchasing depend on what stage one's game is in. Trying new stuff is fun but throwing what one is accustomed to results in better scores.

Right now I'm looking to fill a future hole in my bag due to the Impact going OOP. After re-bagging a Champ Leopard, I might stop looking. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy that disc and I'm surprised that two very different looking discs have very similar flight characteristics.
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:55 AM
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I previously didn't buy many more Discs than I bagged plus backups, but I got into doing dyes last winter. Now most of my extraneous purchases are for dyeing. Dynamic hooked me with their $11 premium plastic x-outs with free shipping and happy customer service, including world champs packing my order. I have replaced some Innova and Discraft molds in my bag I used for years with Trilogy stuff because of this. I'm not leaving the house without a Harp nowadays.

I'm also now a sucker for cool misprints. I have a Star Valk with such a cool mis-stamp it might be my favorite stamp in my bag of all time, and for cheap too! It has the 2019 San Francisco Safari stamp with like three of that tournament's sponsors mixed in.
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Old 11-27-2020, 07:52 PM
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About even between the four options at this point. That will probably shift to mostly buying backups, which I assume includes replacing lost discs...I seem to lose discs a lot now.
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ru4 has a 10 year old nephew that does it for him. He gives the nephew a quarter for each disc he pulls out.

Pretty low if you ask me, I'd at least give him 4 bits.
Oh,

2 quarters...

Tell me they are shiny ones at least...
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Old 12-06-2020, 09:02 PM
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Ugh. Just found another reason. Free shipping.

Just add another $14.50 to your cart and get free shipping they say.

Hmm. Definitely don’t need more discs but I better find one and put it in the cart to get the free shipping.
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Old 12-06-2020, 09:54 PM
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The number one reason I buy plastic is to give away at events (2 events, 110 discs or so)

The second reason I buy plastic is to support a course/cause - I don't really care if I throw it or not (bonus points if I do), but if I'm traveling to a course, especially if they go out of their way to make sure I have a good experience, and especially if they are not charging for a round, I will probably buy a disc from them and give them a mini.

I can't remember the last time I bought a disc to put in my bag.
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Ugh. Just found another reason. Free shipping.

Just add another $14.50 to your cart and get free shipping they say.

Hmm. Definitely don’t need more discs but I better find one and put it in the cart to get the free shipping.

I’ve ended up with so many random molds because of Marshall streets free shipping.

I’ve figured out recently how to get free plastic shopping at my local play it again. They have a disc golf rewards program, you get a free disc up to $20 for every 10 you buy. By studying online fb auctions, I’ve figured out what molds will go for at least $15, usually more. So I snag them for $8 at PIAG, sell them for $15 + on fb and get a free disc for every 10 I do.

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Old 12-06-2020, 11:23 PM
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Also, before anyone says it- totally not worth my time from a pure $ per hour standpoint. But I really enjoy hunting for discs in used bins and throwing new plastic. Just allows me to have the plastic addiction part without the 250 discs in my garage wife pissed part lol

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