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Old 03-18-17, 11:24 PM   #1
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The best place for movie bargains?

My pick is pawn shops. So many pawn shops around and the DVDs are only $1. Luckily a friend told me about this deal otherwise I would have never known. I'd never been to a pawn shop before. But about 5 years ago I decided to check it out. I bought at least 25 DVDs at that first store and spent the next week going to every pawn shop in the area.

Sadly I don't think they buy DVDs anymore, so there's never anything new on the shelf it seems. I'll be looking at a shelf with well over 1000 DVDs and I can't find anything I want. And it doesn't help that they are all in random order. But it was fun while it lasted going to all these stores and buying hundreds of DVDs. The last time I went was a couple years ago. A place called Sol's. The store had changed considerably. It used to be dirty and unorganized, but it was somehow remarkably worse now. There was so many piles of crap all over the floor I had to watch where I was going and I couldn't find the DVDs. An employee walked me over to them and there was only a couple hundred DVDs when there used to be around 3000. Then I noticed a bunch of big paper bags on the ground. They had a new deal going on to get rid of the DVDs quicker (at least I think that was the plan). Instead of buying each DVD for $1, you could buy a mystery bag which contains 10 random DVDs for $5
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Old 03-19-17, 12:09 AM   #2
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Re: The best place for movie bargains?

I go to local record stores. I use to go to Biglots and use Oldies.com but both of those went to crap.

The last year I've bought a ton of dvds from FYE.com. I usually wait for a good sale (buy 2, get 1 free, or 30% off, etc) and buy a bulk amount.
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Old 03-19-17, 12:22 AM   #3
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Re: The best place for movie bargains?

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I go to local record stores. I use to go to Biglots and use Oldies.com but both of those went to crap.

The last year I've bought a ton of dvds from FYE.com. I usually wait for a good sale (buy 2, get 1 free, or 30% off, etc) and buy a bulk amount.
I'm addicted to all the used shops. I just love it when I find a new one somewhere so I can go through the whole store and pick out everything I want. Amazing selection and great deals always going on. Plus it's nice to see what condition the disc and case are in before buying it and not having to worry about getting a rattler in the mail. My favorite place where I shop regularly is CD Tradepost. They pretty much always have a buy 3 get 2 free, or buy 5 get 5 deal going on.
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Old 03-19-17, 03:12 PM   #4
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Re: The best place for movie bargains?

I agree on pawn shops. I built an online business buying most of my used merchandise from them. Unfortunately for me, many of the shops now sell online directly themselves!
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Old 03-19-17, 03:26 PM   #5
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Re: The best place for movie bargains?

I've thought about how the cycle of bargains has changed--I've bought from many different places over the years. Some online retailers and other B&M stores. GoHastings was great for used deals until they closed up shop. Big Lots was a gold mine at one time, but it's rare to find things there now.

At this exact moment, I'm thankful for a Half Price Books outlet nearby. They run a $1 sale a couple of times a year and I'll find many used TV seasons and even a few BDs for a buck each. Dollar Tree has been a surprise with some DVDs/BDs a time or 2 each year, but you have to hit them just right or they're cleaned out.
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Old 03-20-17, 10:53 PM   #6
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Re: The best place for movie bargains?

I have a really good pawn shop in the area, 3 for $1 for DVDs. Blu-Rays were $2 each, but recently the owner decided not to accept Blu-Rays anymore. I have got a lot of good deals in that store.
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Old 03-21-17, 07:16 AM   #7
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many of the shops now sell online directly themselves!
One of them I visited has a dedicated (tiny) room for Ebay sales. You're not allowed in.
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