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Old 11-18-22, 10:42 AM
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What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

With the "what's the MOST you've paid thread going", I was actually curios on what the LOWEST I have spent for a single flick was. Box set is easy: I snagged The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Extended on Bluray at a pawn shop for $5. Still the best pawn find I've found. But for one single movie...

I knew it had to be from Ebay so I looked through my purchase history. I purchased the bluray for CARS last year for 50 cents with free shipping. Made little sense to me but I snagged it. Disc arrived scratched to hell but still played.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

My first DVD player (a Pioneer) had a mail in rebate for 5 free DVDs. So I guess $0 is the lowest Iíve ever paid.

I think the DVDs were: Lost on Space, Stepmom, Stargate, Species, and Lethal Weapon 4. I think I still have a few of them in my collection.

BTW, as good of a brand as Pioneer is, that DVD player crapped out on me in like a year and half. I havenít bought anything Pioneer since.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

I wouldn't count $0 as, technically, that's not paying anything. At least 1 cent is the lowest we're aiming for here
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

Likely a batch of library discards. IIRC, ten dvds for $1 at a then-nearby library book sale.

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Plenty at $0, got a few sealed DVDs at a flea market in Texas that were 2 for $1. Speaking of that, I miss dollar store public domain DVDs, glad I got them when they were out.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

I've found all kinds of DVDs at garage sales for a buck, even found the first Godfather trilogy DVD set for a $1. Then I found the upgraded DVD trilogy set at a thrift store for $3.

I found the LOTR Blu-ray set for $5 at Goodwill last year, and the Star Wars trilogy set with the original versions for $3-4 bucks at another thrift store.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

May have paid less for a few but know that at least a quarter of my 2000 blu-ray collection were bought for $2 used at pawn shops. Restarted my collection from scratch in 2016 and felt like i could find anything but the newest of releases between the two pawn shops in my town for the next few years.

Still have 50 or so titles on my wish list but theyíre pretty niche titles iíd be very surprised to find second hand locally. I still go by them a few times a year though and usually pick up some tv show or standup special on dvd.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

Plenty of 50 cent DVDs at the local resale shoppe. On those days when the hole in my life needed more filling than normal. Some were even worth it.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

$1.99 for Blu-rays. $4.99 for tv series seasons. Back in the day, iNetVideo had some great deals.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

My little tracker says that I paid $0.10 for Hellboy on Blu-ray way back in 2008. There's probably some kind of caveat there, like burning off a gift certificate or something.

The sale that really stands out to me was way back in 1999. Troma sold every single DVD they had in their library at that point for $0.25 each. After shipping, it was closer to $1.89 a pop, but still...!
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

For actually paid, it's probably whatever all I got from the 3 DVDs for $1 deal that 800.com had back in the day.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

There's also been plenty of times I've done the "buy 5 get the 6th free" thing at the used shops, so whatever those free ones were.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

Actually just recently. I bought Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Directorís Edition Complete Adventure on 4K. The price I pre-ordered at was $82.99 but I used some points and it came to like $44. So not as much out of pocket but still a pretty costly package.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

With thrift stores selling for as little as $.50 disc, buying batches of DVDs on craigslist that work out to $.11/disc or friends just giving me discs for free it's tough to say.

My most memorable good deals in the context of when they happened were buying "Carrie" Special Edition DVD for $3.49 at Wal-mart in 2006. I also remember in November 2012 Dollar Tree in the US has their first run of cheap Mill Creek titles for $1 which at the time seemed like an unbelievably great deal. Titles like Another Stakeout, VI Warshawski, Miami Rhapsody, Marrying Man, Last Dance, Play it to the Bone etc. are still in my collection. I think I had more fun buying them than I ever did actually watching them!

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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

I bought every Troma disc during that sale, STILL havenít watched them all yet! But part of that is my obsessiveness over watching all the extras even though there are some that are exactly the same on every disc.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

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For actually paid, it's probably whatever all I got from the 3 DVDs for $1 deal that 800.com had back in the day.
I don't remember the specifics, but I recall finagling some deal to get one of the James Bond DVD box sets that had an MSRP over $100 from them for something like $10. They mistakenly sent me two copies of it. I wanted to be a good person and return the duplicate, but they declared bankruptcy and closed their doors the next day before I could bother. I later sold it on eBay for about $50, I think. Worked out pretty nicely for me.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

I can't remember what Columbia House was charging per disc for their introductory offers, but if if was a penny each like in the LP days, then that's the number! One cent! The Scarface release in the thick harboard slipcase comes to mind.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

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I wanted to be a good person and return the duplicate
I've typically tried to be a good person and return duplicate products, and I'm usually met with so much confusion and annoyance that I'm not sure how likely I am to bother going forward.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

For BDs? Probably $1
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

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My first DVD player (a Pioneer) had a mail in rebate for 5 free DVDs. So I guess $0 is the lowest Iíve ever paid.

I think the DVDs were: Lost on Space, Stepmom, Stargate, Species, and Lethal Weapon 4. I think I still have a few of them in my collection.

BTW, as good of a brand as Pioneer is, that DVD player crapped out on me in like a year and half. I havenít bought anything Pioneer since.
I got 5 freebies when I got my first player as well. Same titles except I got Six Days, Seven Nights instead of Species if I remember correctly.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

I will gatekeep here to say 'free' means you 'paid nothing'.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

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I will gatekeep here to say 'free' means you 'paid nothing'.
Never actually watched Stepmom, so nothing paid, not even time wasted.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

Originally Posted by Mike86
Actually just recently. I bought Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Directorís Edition Complete Adventure on 4K. The price I pre-ordered at was $82.99 but I used some points and it came to like $44. So not as much out of pocket but still a pretty costly package.
I think you're in the wrong thread.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

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I've typically tried to be a good person and return duplicate products, and I'm usually met with so much confusion and annoyance that I'm not sure how likely I am to bother going forward.
We ordered a $300 Dyson from Macy's a few years ago and got two vacuums in two separate shipments. My wife wanted to keep both of them, "one for each floor of the house" she said. I told her we only paid for one and needed to take the other back. When I went into the store, it took about fifteen minutes to even find an employee who could assist. When I explained the situation, they didn't know what to do. They called someone else. That person seemed pretty skeptical and was a little accusatory as if I had stolen the vacuum and wanted to bring it back. I'm in here just trying to give them back their vacuum and let them know about it so they can process it into their inventory and not have a variance. I'm not asking for any money, why would I go to this trouble if I had stolen the damn thing? After about 45 minutes of dealing with it, I just walked up to their Dyson display, set the vacuum down, and walked out of the store.

Oh, and I definitely got some DVDs for a quarter a piece at a yard sale a few years ago.
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Re: What's the least you've paid for a SINGLE movie?

50Ę at a flea market, don't remember which movies...

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