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Old 09-21-04, 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by acidburnlk
The Blockbuster here in San Jose does not take DVD's yet and a girl working there told me that they may start to do it soon. Anyone know if there are around San Jose that actually do the DVD trade-ins as of right now?

I'd like to know the same thing... seriously you'd think a market like the Bay Area would be in on these things... then again we don't have a Game Rush either.
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Old 09-22-04, 01:08 AM
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Anyone know how much Blockbuster charges for ST:TOS Box sets... Could I trade the complete original releases for the Box sets.. WOudl sure save some shelf space..
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Old 09-22-04, 06:21 AM
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Originally posted by Miami Joe
I've been taking those junk free dvd's I get for buying a pizza from Papa Johns... those have been netting a cool $5 each time.
Do they really take those? I mean, considering they don't have a traditional case and UPC...it would be awesome to get $5 for Weekend at Bernie's II.
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Old 09-22-04, 08:22 AM
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RE: PapaJohns DVD's ... I was turned down at one BBV saying it needs the case and covers etc... but drove down the street to another and they have taken all the disks (I've only given them the disk only not that cardboard thing it comes with)... no problems. Worked for Corina Corina, Drop Dead Fred, and [email protected] As with anything BBV... always seems YMMV for me.

My nephew thinks [email protected] I is the best movie ever made so I may just give him that for Christmas.
I wonder if they would price the Rocky&Bulwinkle disk (as the set) even though it's one disk with a few episodes. That would def. depend on the Clerk.
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Old 09-22-04, 08:50 AM
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So you definitely get $8 for ANY dvd? Because I have some to trade in that I couldn't sell for $8 on any planet.
I think it may be store dependent. I actually checked a previous receipt and some titles came in at $3.24. When they scanned the DVDs it seemed to check them against a database based on availability. It may be worth checking a couple different stores to see what you can get.

I may be blowing smoke out my ass when I say this, but it seems like these types of differences come from whether or not a particular BBV is privately owned or a corporate store. I remember reading something about that on other deals.
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Old 09-22-04, 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by gbub
I may be blowing smoke out my ass when I say this, but it seems like these types of differences come from whether or not a particular BBV is privately owned or a corporate store. I remember reading something about that on other deals.
Not necessarily true. I have one store that is privately owned and another store that is corporate owned within a 10 mile radius that I trade dvds with and they both have huge signs on their buildings that say you get a $5 minimum on trades.
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Old 09-22-04, 11:49 AM
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They've done away with their price matching, correct?
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Old 09-22-04, 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by chsidwel
They've done away with their price matching, correct?
yes, a long time ago.
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Old 09-22-04, 03:48 PM
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Here are the ones I am thinking about selling:

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Basic
Billy Madison
Clerks
Crocodile Hunter
Dr. Strangelove (upcoming SE)
Dungeons and Dragons
Fists of Fury, Chinese Connection (horrible PQ)
Gia (original)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (original)
A Guy Thing
Happy Gilmore
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Married... with Children - The Most Outrageous Episodes!, Vol. 1
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat
Meet the Parents
My Man Godfrey (Madacy)
North by Northwest
Princess Bride (original)
Rocky III
The Order (Van Damme)
Top Gun
The Tuxedo
X-Men (original)

Hmm, maybe I can get one of the stores to take my Lost in Space, Stargate and Six Days, Seven Nights promos . Even so, those 24 would trim a lot of fat off of my collection and the $192 wouldn't be so bad either .
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Old 09-22-04, 04:37 PM
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That's a lot of store credit!
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Old 09-22-04, 06:43 PM
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Hmm...

I don't have any DVDs that I want to sell; I was thinking of getting DVDs cheap and then getting 8.00 for them from blockbuster. Any ideas? Will the Wal-Mart 1.00 DVDs work?

Anyone else planning on doing this?
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Old 09-22-04, 09:15 PM
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Wal-Mart $1.00 dvds?
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Old 09-22-04, 09:22 PM
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Yeah, walmart sells $1.00 dvd's. Real crappy movies or tv movies on disc. For example: Boy in the Plastic Bubble with Travolta. But they come in the slim black cases.
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Old 09-22-04, 09:41 PM
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Is there any Blockbuster in South Florida doing this??? I have called 7 of them a few said they never have and never will, and a few said they have in the past but not now. PLEASE HELP really want to cash in on the Oct 3rd deal!
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Old 09-22-04, 11:03 PM
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I'm planning on taking in these to pay for my DS.

Absolute Power (1997)
Arthur (Full Screen) (1981)
Bedazzled (2000)
Blair Witch Project, The (1999)
Blood Work (2002)
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003)
Demon City Shinjuku (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
Directors, The - Robert Altman (1999)
Directors, The - Terry Gilliam (1997)
Directors, The - Wes Craven (1999)
Dr. Strangelove (1964) (upgrading later)
Gosford Park (2001)
Iron Giant, The (1999) (upgrading later)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Man Who Knew Too Little, The (1997)
Night Shift (1982)
Spider-Man (2002)
Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels (2002)
True Crime (1999)

A few like the Directors disc may not be in their system though.
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Old 09-22-04, 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by darkside
A few like the Directors disc may not be in their system though.
Most major titles are in the computer system though it does vary, for instance they have Sonny Chiba's Street Fighter and Revenge of the Street Fighter, though not Return of the Street Fighter. Then there will be cases where they'll have the VHS listed in the database, but no DVD. Best way to find out is obviously just to take your stuff up there and see what you can get.
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Old 09-23-04, 12:56 AM
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Dvds must have original case AND a UPC. However, YMMV as always.
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Old 09-23-04, 09:56 AM
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where is this information comming from, can someone atleast confirm that a BB in their area will have $8 per dvd, because in ny, it's still $5 per dvd
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Old 09-23-04, 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by ruk
where is this information comming from, can someone atleast confirm that a BB in their area will have $8 per dvd, because in ny, it's still $5 per dvd
Per the orginal poster...it starts in October.
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Old 09-23-04, 10:28 AM
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Will they also accept music concert DVDs? e.g. Cheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, Queen, etc?

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Old 09-23-04, 11:18 AM
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can someone please list what states are participating...Florida seems to have no stores doing this.
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Old 09-23-04, 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by nrose101
can someone please list what states are participating...Florida seems to have no stores doing this.
just wait until 10/3, it should go into effect then.

Some stores don't get early info about future promotions. Hek, some stores don't even know how to do current promotions.
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Old 09-23-04, 12:19 PM
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Do they give cash or store credit?

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Old 09-23-04, 12:25 PM
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Store credit. Could people read the thread before asking questions?
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Old 09-23-04, 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Quake1028
Store credit. Could people read the thread before asking questions?
unfortunately, ppl are too lazy to do so.
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