Canadians-Any luck with used discs from Rogers Video?

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  1. Chris Bardon

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    I was just in our Local Rogers store, and the used DVD selection and prices were actually very good. Things like AI for $12.99 etc. My question though-has anyone had any luck with these discs? The things I'm most concerned about:
    Do they use any sort of stickers on the discs themselves. I won't buy anything from Blockbuster because of those disc shield stickers.
    What has the condition of the discs been in general. I'm a little worried that the average person might not know how to take care of a DVD, and have had problems with skipping rental discs before due to damage.
     
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    Chris,

    I buy used DVDs from Rogers regularly - only complaint I have is with the price sticker on the case, it is a pain to remove.

    Best thing I have found is a SMALL amount of paint thinner, then use something like Mr Clean to get rid off the smell

    None of the ones I have bought (10 so far) have had anything on the disc itself, just the case

    Steve
     
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    I bought two discs from Rogers once, the discs themselves were immaculate, but there was a sticker on one of the boxes though. It was easily removed with some WD40.

    Good deals if you can get them well-maintained. Be sure to get a look at the discs before you buy them.
     
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    Hit or miss on a disc's condition. I've had some that were practically new, others were badly scratched, but played fine.

    BTW, currently, Rogers has a book of coupons (their summer promotion) for CDN$22 plus taxes. The booklet includes nine (9) $2 off PV DVD titles (min price on eligible DVD is $12.99). Most or all coupons are valid until Sept 30th. The booklet includes 1 free new release movie rental for each month, May-Sept, 5 free kids' movie rentals, a bunch of 2 for 1 7-day rentals and various game rentals. Excellent deal IMO.

    Dave
     
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    I regularly buy PV DVDs from Rogers. Most of the discs are in like-new conditions, but sometimes you do get some discs that are badly scratched, especially lately.

    You can get a little bottle of Goo-Gone or Goo-Off from Home Depot, and it will take off any sticker easily, even permanent markers on the disc itself such as those from Blockbusters.
     
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    Rogers guarantees their used DVDs for 2 weeks. So if you have any problems, you can just take them back. I have had no problems with the dozen or so I have bought from them.
     
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    I've bought quite a few discs from Rogers video now, including just recently: 13 Ghosts for $16.99 (max price I'd actually pay for it) and Moulin Rouge for $14.99. Both had marks on the packaging, but for those prices I can look beyond the scratches [​IMG]
    The other discs I've bought have been fine! With the 14 day guarantee it's all good!
    Chris.
     
  9. Chris Bardon

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    Yeah, the only problem there is that you actually have to make sure to watch it in the first 2 weeks. I used to be good at this, but there are discs that I've had for months that I still haven't gotten around to watching. The record-I still have one of the discs in the Oliver Stone collection that I haven't seen-and I got that on release day (over a year ago at least).
     

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