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where do you buy your DVD's at?

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#1 of 41 TomRiddle



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Posted February 11 2004 - 08:41 AM

aka where do you normally go to get your dvd's?
bestbuy? j-and-r? circuitcity?

i'm looking for user-comments on trusted dvd sources with aggressive pricing..

:b i have netflix so i don't normally buy dvd's much.. just the special ones

right now i'm looking to buy
LOTR TTT EXTENDED, Finding Nemo (i want my own copy Posted Image ) maybe some superbit edition of films, Kill Bill, etc etc..

so where do you guys go to find cheaply priced dvd's? o_O

#2 of 41 Wezzo


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Posted February 11 2004 - 08:51 AM

Well, I don't live in America, but online I use www.Amazon.com and www.PlayUSA.com .

#3 of 41 Matt Stieg

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Posted February 11 2004 - 08:56 AM

I'm fortunate to live in Carmel, Indiana, the home town of The Laser's Edge. They generally sell everything at 25% off the retail price (sometimes 20% off). I buy most of my DVD's there, but sometimes venture over to Best Buy (where they sell $15 DVD's for $10) and Borders. I don't bother with Barnes & Noble or Suncoast or Fye as they generally sell full price.

#4 of 41 PaulP



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Posted February 11 2004 - 09:03 AM

I use Amazon and DeepDiscountDVD almost exclusively. You can't beat Amazon's overall selection, shipping, packing, service, etc. And DDD often has very low, hard-to-pass-up prices on catalog titles.

#5 of 41 Dustin Harrison

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Posted February 11 2004 - 09:17 AM

I'll second deep discount. Posted Image

#6 of 41 Harold Wazzu

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Posted February 11 2004 - 09:32 AM

I usually go to:

Fred Meyer
Circuit City
Best Buy

In that order too.

If I have to order online, I'll do it through Amazon.

#7 of 41 Peter Overduin

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Posted February 11 2004 - 09:42 AM

I usually buy at Future Shop, but titles like Finding Nemo are in such abundant supply as PV for 10 bucks or less; that you could find it at most video stores.

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#8 of 41 Lew Crippen

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Posted February 11 2004 - 09:47 AM

I buy Criterion from DVDPlanet (35% off) and otherwise from Amazon.
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#9 of 41 Casey Trowbridg

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Posted February 11 2004 - 09:51 AM

Usually I buy from a local shop, IE not a chain store. I do also like Amazon, and DeepdiscountDVD.com and on occasion buy.com

#10 of 41 Rob Lutter

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Posted February 11 2004 - 09:55 AM

For anime, The Right Stuf Incorporated

#11 of 41 Bob_Bo



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Posted February 11 2004 - 10:02 AM

I try to buy new releases on release tuesday at Best Buy and take advantage of the sale prices.

Older and more obscure titles I use Amazon and DeepDiscountDVD.

Of course, it's hard to pass up the bargain bin at Walmart.Posted Image

#12 of 41 Raymond_H


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Posted February 11 2004 - 10:12 AM

I too use Release Tuesday prices at Walmart or Best Buy. If I am in the mood I will price match at CC to recieve an additional little discount.

Older titles and such, I use a price search or Ebay.


#13 of 41 Kenny Goldin

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Posted February 11 2004 - 10:25 AM

65% dvdempire.com
34% Best buy
0.5% Amazon
0.5% Circuit city
Over the last year or so...just a guess...
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Funniest line I have ever read in DVD a review: "'The Simple Life' stars rich, spoiled friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie as two rich, spoiled friends who are taken out of their posh Los Angeles lifestyle and deposited in a small town in Arkansas..."

#14 of 41 Patrick McCart

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Posted February 11 2004 - 10:33 AM

I use Deep Discount DVD, Amazon.com, and CDUniverse depending on the title.

CDUniverse had the best price for the Lon Chaney 2-disc set from Warner, while Amazon.com had the best price for Warner's Halloween 2003 wave (The Haunting, The Thing, and House of Wax/Mystery of the Wax Museum). DDD had the best prices for the Erich Von Stroheim discs from Kino. (These are just examples... so far, I haven't purchased anything further from DDD or CDU.) I've purchased from Movies Unlimited twice (two of the Wave 1 Disney Treasues) a few years ago.

I tend to prefer amazon.com, though. Recently, I made a purchase on Feb. 3rd (Artisan's Captain Marvel DVD, Warner's Jekyll/Hyde double feature, and a Raymond Scott album) that made it to my house on the 6th.

#15 of 41 PaulP



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Posted February 11 2004 - 11:20 AM

Patrick, that's nothing. I just had two DVDs arrive, with Free Shipping, mind you, next day. But usually all my Free Shipping items take 3 days.

#16 of 41 Harminder


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Posted February 11 2004 - 01:15 PM

The best DVD source I've found to be is Best Buy. Not once have I complained about a DVD I've bought from there.

Secondary Choices are usually:
(In Canada) Future Shop
(In Canada) Music World (Don't like their DVD organization)
Wal-Mart (Don't like thier DVD organization)

#17 of 41 StephenA



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Posted February 11 2004 - 02:56 PM

I usually get my DVDs from Best Nuy or Wal-Mart. Sometimes I'll get them from Suncoast, Newbury Comics, or BJ's.

#18 of 41 ChrisBEA



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Posted February 11 2004 - 03:25 PM

Let's see....
B&M's most to least visited:
Best Buy
Media Play
Circuit City


#19 of 41 Mike Williams

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Posted February 11 2004 - 04:15 PM

I check the prices on release Tuesday between Best Buy (first choice), Target and Wal-Mart. Occassionally Target and Wal-Mart will be a little cheaper than Best Buy. For the most part, when you buy DVDs the first week, Best Buy has the best prices.

I would buy my DVDs online from Amazon or DeepDiscount, but I'm just too impatient. When I've parted with my money, I want what I paid for right then.

#20 of 41 Jake Johnson

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Posted February 11 2004 - 04:22 PM

Deep Discount
Wal Mart
www.digitaleyes.net will have great deals on Criterion titles sometimes. They always heve the best deals on the MST3K box sets. They have never messed up any order with me, or taken too long to ship anything before. I probably trust them the most out of the online dvd sites. They have this award points system for every dollar you spend on their site. Check it out.
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