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Old 12-25-04, 09:37 PM
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DeepDiscount, Amazon, DVDEmpire are my main sources for Region 1 DVDs, along with Columbia House (averaging about 10 memberships a year on the join/fullfill/quit regimen).

Maybe 10% at B&Ms.

Amazon UK, HMV UK for my Region 2 titles

DDDHouse, Layoyo, Yesasia for Region 3 and HK titles

ezydvd for my Region 4 titles
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Old 12-25-04, 09:49 PM
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Amazon.com (59)


Wal-Mart (52)

Say what you want about Wal-Mart, but I have been able to buy 13 of the AFI 100 films there (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gone with the Wind, Goodfellas, Lawrence of Arabia, My Fair Lady, Ben-Hur, Psycho, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, etc) Not to mention a bunch of Best Picture Oscar winners (Ben-Hur, Return of the King [obviously], My Fair Lady, Lawrence of Arabia, Gone with the Wind)
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Old 12-25-04, 09:59 PM
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Columbia House (50%)
Blockbuster (25%)
Best Buy (15%)
Other (10%)

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Old 12-25-04, 10:06 PM
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In store more than online, but both suit me just fine.
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Old 12-25-04, 10:25 PM
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Amazon.ca - 50%
Futureshop - 30%
Wal-Mart - 20%

Originally Posted by Fok
Future Shop, crap service but a decent selection of movies.
I have to agree with you on your statement and I find the service in the Canadian Best Buy stores even worse.
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Old 12-25-04, 10:50 PM
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mostly at retailers locally.

Borders, Best Buy, Circuit City, The Wherehouse, Blockbuster, etc.
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Old 12-25-04, 11:04 PM
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At a place that sells DVDs

B&M stores, DDD.com,amazon.com, and CH club)
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Old 12-25-04, 11:19 PM
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Mainly Best Buy & Circuit City for B&M purchases

On the internet, mainly DDD.com (during their 20% off sales) and Amazon.com with STL.

Columbia House as well although I've slowed down quite a bit there.

I'm starting to buy more used at Blockbuster since I have a bunch of trade-in credit there.
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Old 12-26-04, 11:40 AM
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Mostly online now..Deep Discount, Amazon(on the rare times it's cheaper then DDD)..Most titles I want aren't mainstream so I gave up trying to hunt down titles at B&M stores...sometimes Media Play has them but way overpriced.

region 2: Amazon UK ,Sendit

region 4: EZYDVD
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Old 12-26-04, 12:24 PM
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I'd have to say Best Buy generally gets most of my business but of late, Amazon has gotten the bulk of it. I also check Sam's, Meijer, Circuit City and Sears on occasion. Sears actually has some really great unannounced sales from time to time. Picked up Lost Boys SE a week after release for $9.99.

R2-CDJapan & Amazon.UK
R3-YesAsia, DDDhouse & KoreanDVD's.com

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Old 12-26-04, 12:31 PM
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Amazon w/ STL
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Old 12-26-04, 03:29 PM
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CH join/fulfill/quit/repeat = 85%

DDD semi-annual 20% off sale = 10%

The rest is typically either Best Buy or Costco.

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CH join/fulfill/quit/repeat = 80%

DDD semi-annual 20% off sale = 5%

FYE new releases with rebates = 5%

Amazon.com = 5%

other online = 5%
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Old 12-26-04, 04:12 PM
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I've never bought DVDs anywhere but online. I buy about 95% from DVDSoon.com. The other 5% is split between CD-WOW.com, Play.com, ChoicesDirect.co.uk and DVDPacific.com.
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Old 12-26-04, 04:31 PM
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I buy from amazon.com mostly boxsets and ddd for other dvds. I rarely go to the store to buy dvds. The main store I physically go to buy dvds from is Movie gallery during their Buy 2 Get 2 free sale on pvds.
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anywhere i can get a good deal..
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Old 12-26-04, 07:22 PM
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50% DDD/online
50% Best Buy/Circuit City
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Believe it not, I find almost anything I'm looking for at Newbury Comics or Virgin Mega-Store. For popular releases, it's usually Best Buy. For really tough to find stuff, Amazon works wonders.
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Old 12-27-04, 03:44 AM
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About 25% from CH, about 25% from DDD, the rest from various places (I used DVD profiler to export to CSV then had Excel subtotal them). I didn't used to enter the purchase place, which is the high number of unknowns.

CH 274
DeepDiscountDVD 268
Best Buy 64
Costco Count 57
Amazon 43
Borders 29
Target 25
best buy.com 23
Gift 19
DVDPlanet 19
Blockbuster 17
Frys 16
Fred Meyer 16
Free DVD 11
Fox Home Video 11
DVD Empire 11
Walmart 9
Buy.com 7
Overstock 6
half.com 6
IndiaWeekly.com 5
Circuit City 5
Toys R Us 3
Tower 3
Playcentric 3
Disney Movie Club 2
Circuit City Online 2
Barnes and Noble 2
Xploited Cinema 1
Showwow 1
mediaplay 1
Benson's World 1
Unknown 174
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Old 12-27-04, 09:04 AM
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For online:
Amazon or DDD

For B&M:
Best Buy or Blockbuster (gift cards and credit)

For R2 Japan:
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Old 12-27-04, 09:32 AM
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This past year, I'd say 90% of my DVDs came from Costco, DDD, and Digital Eyes.
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Old 12-27-04, 11:28 AM
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i shop around...this year my resolution will be to do more online shopping
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Old 12-27-04, 04:29 PM
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In Store New DVD's = Walmart ($14.88 1st week deals on movies, plus price-match for Box Sets, can't go wrong)

In Store Used DVD's = Blockbuster (can you beat $6.99 a disc?)

Online DVD's = 99.99% of my online DVD's come from Amazon (thanks to STL)
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Old 12-27-04, 06:23 PM
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215 Total:

104 from Columbia House
40 from Deep Discount DVD
23 from Amazon
14 from Trades on DVD Talk
7 from North American DVD
7 from DVDSoon
5 from Best Buy
5 from Overstock
3 from Costco
2 from Digital Eyes
2 from Circuit City
1 from Import DVD
1 from Coconuts
1 from Walmart

I wish I would have kept track of the ones I have sold because that would have offset the Columbia House number.
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Old 12-27-04, 06:32 PM
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I get most of my mainstream stuff from the local Fred Meyers dept store. They open at 7AM, which is about the time I usually get off work, and their prices are about the same as Best Buys.

My anime of course I usully get at Best Buy, or get used off Amazon.com
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