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Do you bring a wishlist when you shop for DVD's?

Old 09-12-04, 02:03 PM
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Do you bring a wishlist when you shop for DVD's?

Just taking a poll to see how many people do or don't bring a list of wanted DVD's with them when they shop for DVD's?

I always do, just too many I want to remember them all. But instead of the complete list I come up with a list of about 30 that I want the most.

Also helps in case the store doesn't have a specific title in stock, I can always look for another title on my list.
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Old 09-12-04, 02:13 PM
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Nope, usually when i go looking for dvd's it's at walmart cause thats the only place around here that sells them (I'm in Iowa ) So i make it my mission to get the dvd i want and get the fuck out as fast as possible.

And when they don't have what i want and it happens quite a bit, i leave the store pissed off and go order it off ddd and wait a week for it to arrive.
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Old 09-12-04, 02:24 PM
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No, I don't, as I'm usually looking for just one or two things in particular (or I'm just looking around).
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no i dont. but its something i should start doing.
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Old 09-12-04, 02:33 PM
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I don't. I usually know exactly what I'm looking for--either a new release, or something that I know is on sale that week.
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I have a small written list of stuff I need to get on my desk, but I never bring it with me because there are so many other things I see in the stores that I want to get as well.
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I keep a wish list at DVD Aficionado as a reference for DVDs I have some interests in purchasing at a later time. Sometimes I use it when looking for DVDs online but I never take a list with me to any B&M stores.
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Old 09-12-04, 03:12 PM
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I went for the "special occassions" reply because I rarely take a list unless it's a heavy week and I know I'll be out hittin' a number of stores for treasure. I'll jot down the title and who has the best price. On an average week, it's not that hard :P
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Nope no list for me.
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Old 09-12-04, 03:16 PM
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I only buy must haves, and by that I mean I probably only buy a dvd on average once a month on-line. Netflix will save you tons of money if you give it a chance.
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Old 09-12-04, 03:16 PM
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I have wishlist of about 175-200 movie titles with their respective DDD prices that I take with me when I go to stores that I've never been to before or when I go to a place that's really far away from home.
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Old 09-12-04, 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by kicker_of_elves
Nope, usually when i go looking for dvd's it's at walmart cause thats the only place around here that sells them (I'm in Iowa )
it's not much better in DSM...but at least theres Best Buy. anymore, at least 90% of my buys are on-line...with overnight or 2 day shipping because I hate waiting more than 48 hours to get my films.

I have an essentials list that I go by....all written down in a black spiral notebook. I have a wish list on DVDAF...but never really use it or maintain it, so dont bother looking. writing them down with added notes is easiest for me. then I just take 9 or 10 off the list each week....and buy them. I have a totally different list for new releases through about December. for the last 3 weeks...it's been mostly new releases I've been adding because the brutal 60 hour work weeks have been screwing with my shopping time.

so no...I dont take my entire wish list with me....if I go out to a store. just the ones I need most. and I never have browsed or hunted for the best deals. I just get whatever I want from whoever can get it to me the fastest and with great service.

building a library is a hard, long job. buying 10 a week can get confusing...so I keep my little black book at the ready at all times.

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no, if i want to buy a dvd, i know what im getting, go get it and leave.
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Old 09-12-04, 04:27 PM
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ok i made a boo-boo...i chose the one for birthdays/xmas...but wat that means is that i write a list of wat i want and give it to mom/dad, whoever so they know wat i want

when im buying for myself, i buy online.....but saying that, with Amazon I do use their wishlist thingy
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I said YES, but for me its a list of DVD's and when they are coming out. I keep my wish list of released DVD's on Amazon. I try not to WANT too much. But it helps to know what you want when you go to the store so you dont buy too much on impulse.
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I'm not a big shopper, thanks to Netflix, but I do keep an uncomprehensive list of titles I'd like to own eventually on my PDA (I use a program called Handy Shopper - Palm OS). What I find it most useful for is keeping track of multiple versions of a DVD. If I see something I've been wanting for a while on sale I like to be able to check and make sure it's the version I've intended to buy.
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Old 09-12-04, 05:42 PM
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Nope, but I wish I did. Usually I go off the list that is in my head.
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Once I got my collection up to a certain level, there was no need for a list. When I'm out looking for DVDs, I have a mental note of what I'm looking for.
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Old 09-12-04, 06:22 PM
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B&M coupons and sales are the only "special occasions" when I shop with a DVD wish list. (For example, I'll make a list of MGM bargain titles I'm interested in when CC or Fred Meyer has one of their "buy 1 $9.99 MGM title, get 1 free" coupons/sales.)
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I have a wish list on my computer, and I usually have about the top 10 memorized. It's gotten to the point where I almost buy used movies exclusively so having a list is a good idea for me since the places I shop don't always have every used movie I want.
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Old 09-13-04, 09:11 AM
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Never. My wishlist is stored with DVDEmpire and then moved into my weekly order/preorder at the end of the week.
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Old 09-13-04, 09:17 AM
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Never. If I'm at a store getting a DVD, I'm looking for certain titles. If they don't have them, then I don't get them. While looking I might find some other ones I may want instead, and I'll get those.

The way I look at it is if I can't remember what I want, then I must not really want them.
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I sure don't. I pretty much know what I want.
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I make mental notes right before leaving the house.
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