Pawn Shop Roundup

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Shane Eastridge, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. Shane Eastridge

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    While out at lunch doing my pawn shop drive bys, I found The Army of Darkness limited edition directors cut #00940. I picked it up along with K-Pax, The Watcher, Disney Pinnochio and Coyote Ugly. All are in perfect condition, and I only paid $7 each.
    Do any of you guys ever frequent these type of stores for DVD's?

    Shane
     
  2. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    You bet, all the time. Great way to find bargains. Criterions for $10, etc. Never gotten a score as nice as your AOD, but my best friend picked up a Spinal Tap (Criterion) in a pawn shop recently for like $12.
     
  3. Shane Eastridge

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    BTW, they also had a Criterion Chasing Amy, is this worthy of a $7 purchase?

    Thanks,
    Shane
     
  4. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    Best Buy has Criterion Chasing Amy all the time for $14.99, with occasional sales to $12.99. So, I'd say that $7.00 is an even better deal.
     
  5. Michael Warner

    Michael Warner Supporting Actor

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    The only pawn shop near me has a constant Internet connection with eBay always up on the screen. Needless to say all of their DVDs are priced too high and anything worth owning goes up on eBay. No chance of stumbling upon a treasure there.
     
  6. Brian_L_Kleis

    Brian_L_Kleis Stunt Coordinator

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    Ummm... Have to mention this here... Found a nice little Criterion, spine #17, for $15... Ummmm, it was all I could do not to scream and faint when I saw this 'holy grail'... Ok, fine, so the movie is really pretty bad, but I can be a completist now if I want on my Criterions... Never underestimate the power of the pawnshops...
     
  7. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Best pawn shop scores I've had:

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection $40.00...mint!
     
  8. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Salo, Brian! Wow!! Beats mine to shit...
     
  9. Brian_L_Kleis

    Brian_L_Kleis Stunt Coordinator

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    Trust me - Pure dumb luck on that one... But I'll take it...[​IMG]
     
  10. JJR512

    JJR512 Supporting Actor

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    Umm, what is #17?
     
  11. Kenny Goldin

    Kenny Goldin Second Unit

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    Salo (credit to David Lambert's post).
     
  12. JJR512

    JJR512 Supporting Actor

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    Sorry, I didn't realize that was the name of a movie, because I've never heard of it.
     
  13. GaryEA

    GaryEA Second Unit

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    Salo for fifteen dollars?
    [​IMG]
    Oh, that is a sweet, sweet deal. Nice score!
    -g
    (checking the yellow pages for pawn shops in his area)
     
  14. Steve Blair

    Steve Blair Second Unit

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    Here's some of my best "scores" over the last few years:
    Dead Ringers Criterion $10.00
    Star Wars Trilogy SE LDBoxset $30.00 [​IMG]
    6 copies of Platoon when OOP [​IMG] $135.00
    (sold the Platoon dvds for over 100.00 each)
    Scarface Collector's Edition $10.00
    Many, many, many Star Wars VHS Boxsets
    Armageddon Criterion $10.00
    LD player $29.99
    Silence of the Lambs Criterion $10.00
    I have NEVER found the Criterions of Salo or the Killer though, they're just too rare...
     
  15. Shane Eastridge

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    I also picked up the Rocky Box set for $18 a couple of weeks ago.

    Shane
     
  16. Scott Leopold

    Scott Leopold Supporting Actor

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    The best I've done is Passion of Joan of Arc, Criterion Silence of the Lambs, Criterion Robocop, Criterion For All Mankind, and Can't Stop the Music, all for $15 each. While CSTM may not sound like a great deal, I found it like a month before its release date. I also got Criterion Beastie Boys for $18, The Last Days of Disco for $10, and Sixteen Candles for $8. Oh, and I was thrilled with our last trip because I got the unedited Caligula for $12.
     
  17. JeremySt

    JeremySt Screenwriter

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    The Bruce Lee Collection for $25 MINT!
     
  18. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    I don't go into the pawn shops around here often, but once I decided to drive to Santa Rosa to go thrift-shopping and by sheer luck ran into a pawn shop that wasn't even listed in the phone book, and found several SEALED CED videodiscs, including "Private School". Well, *I* thought it was a great find, so there! [​IMG]
     
  19. Brian_L_Kleis

    Brian_L_Kleis Stunt Coordinator

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    While the Salo is still the best deal I'll ever come across, I did get a few others very cheaply... I found the 3 disk Johnny Carson Collection (all 4 VHS shows, plus two other full programs) for $19.99, $10 for the 2 disk Jason Robards The Iceman Cometh, and the Ken Burn's Lewis and Clark for $12. All within the last 2 months. Gotta look long and hard sometimes, but it can all be worth it...[​IMG]
     
  20. JohnS

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    The only two DVD's I've bought from a pawn shop are
    Start-up.com MINT $6.95
    Thirteenth Floor GOOD CONDITION $11.95
     

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