Where do you guys/gals get your DVDs?

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  1. StephenA

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    For the most part I buy my DVDs from Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Newbury Comics(a local record/comics/collectibles store). I'll sometimes buy my DVDs at K-Mart, Target, the local mom and pop video rental store, and BJ's, when I'm there, which isn't often. I rarely get them at Suncoast or the Sam Goody video section. I only get them at Suncoast or the Sam Goody video section if I can't find them at any other stores. I've only bought a DVD at a flea market and online once, and never got any from Circuit City or a pawn shop.
     
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    Best Buy, God I love that place. It's a Toys R Us for grown-ups.
     
  3. StephenA

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    I love Best Buy too. I could spend all day in there. They have so many lesser known movies there, which is great.
     
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    amazon.com, Best Buy, Media Play, Wal-Mart, Movies Unlimited (only for emergencies, like the Disney treasures), and my local grocery store.
     
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    Mainly Best Buy, but sometimes Amazon for obscure titles.
     
  6. Phil Iturralde

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    Best Buy, Half.com, eBay, DeepDiscountDVD, OverStock.com & TowerRecords.

    Phil
     
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    I got Jaws The Revenge from the local video store, Rush Hour 2 from Wal Mart, and Charton Heston's Planet of the Apes off eBAY.
     
  8. Dave Gilbert

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    Mostly from a local independent (DVD Wave), with the occasional purchase from FutureShop or Costco.
     
  9. Elizabeth S

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    We don't have Best Buy here. [​IMG]
    For mainstream titles, I usually go to CostCo. Otherwise, online at DeepDiscountDVD, Barnes & Noble (when they have a coupon, it's not bad as they Priority Mail DVDs to Hawaii), DVD Planet and EBay. And dddhouse for Asian films.
     
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    Bestbuy, Amazon, DVDPlanet, and Suncoast (for the anime).
     
  11. Megan_A_D

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    Most of my collection obtained in 2000 (which is approx 500 of nearly 800) was gotten through raping etailers with their online coupons and also using Columbia House....

    These days I use Columbia House for near everything... what they don't carry, I get either when I see an opportunity somewhere for $10 or very close to, or use gift cards on Amazon (or now Suncoast as I've ammassed about $150+ worth through patiently using MyPoints & signing up and quitting Galleria/Connections, $25 GC for $1 signup fee)

    I've also seriously cut down on the rate that I buy new dvds as I realize i got a lot of stuff that I don't particularly want to watch.... I went a little crazy in particular, raping BigStar (anyone remember the Monday night "Midnight Magic" window?) and so I got anything that seemed remotely interesting to me.

    I also use NetFlix to screen titles that I haven't seen but think I'd like but not certain of... which helps to weed out mistakes like Hollow Man & Taxi Driver & Blue Velvet.
     
  12. DanaA

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    Deep Discount DVD (the free shipping and low prices make up for sometimes slow delivery.

    I prefer Fry's to Best Buy because they have a much better selection, at least around here.
     
  13. Andrew_Sch

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    I get almost all of my DVD's from my most favoritest store, Best Buy. I always buy new releases from B&M's. Ocassionally I'll buy off the internet if there's a real good deal on something I've been meaning to pick up, or if I have a coupon, but I find that the few dollars you save really aren't worth the wait.
     
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    One of 2 local b&m wholesalers, Future Shop, or the odd time online.
     
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    Virtually everything I have ever purchased has been exclusively on-line. No B&M has ever (I mean EVER) bettered a price I received there. That said:

    Columbia House, Deep Discount, DVD Empire, and very few others.
     
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    DeepDiscountDVD.com, Best Buy, and (mostly) Columbia House.
    People should not overlook Columbia House as a great way to get cheap DVD's! If you are willing to wait for three months after a release, it will be available at CH as an "enrollment" selection. After you buy 2 more at regular club prices, the average price works out to about $10.00 each.
    I just recently obtained A.I., Tombstone (vista series), Swordfish, A Passage to India, Pearl Harbor, and Apocolypse Now Redux through CH as enrollment selections.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. SteveGon

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    I get my DVDs from the DVD fairy. Seriously. I leave a want-list under my pillow every Monday night and on Tuesday morning, there's a stack of DVDs under said pillow. Pretty cool, no? [​IMG]
    Actually, I buy popular titles at Best Buy and I use either Amazon or DVDPlanet for the more obscure titles.
     
  18. Dome Vongvises

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    I buy from the following with the following reasons
    Best Buy
    - It's just purely awesome
    Sam Goody/Mediaplay/Suncoast
    - I only buy from them when I have coupons, and I find their prices just the same as Best Buy (rarely does that happen)
    Wal-Mart
    - When I'm shopping for soap, toilet paper, and other assorted crap, I drop by the bargain sections and pick up a title or two.
    DeepDiscountDVD
    - cheapest option. Great for building patience too. [​IMG]
    Buy.com
    - customer loyalty, but I haven't bought anything from them lately
     
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    I buy from Costco and Best Buy occassionally
    But probably 80% of my DVDs come from DeepDiscountDVD.com
    They have GREAT customer service (I called them about a defective DVD on Monday and on Wednesday had a new DVD along with a prepaid label to send back the defective one).
    One word of advice... NEVER use their free shipping option... it takes FOREVER. Go for the Priority Mail (takes 2-3 days to get here... it takes their regular shipping 1-1.5 weeks to get to Florida). Just group your items together strategically and it works out to ~$1 per title [​IMG]
     
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