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Old 01-17-04, 10:46 AM
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WHERE Do YOU Purchase your DVDs?

Okay, I realize that this is an age-old debate, but I have heard so much back and forth, that I would be interested to know what the company line is between all of us.

Personally, my breakdown is:

40% of them at DDD
20% Wal-Mart
20% BB B&M
10% BB.Com
7% DVD Planet B&M
3% eBay

In the last 6 months, it has been primarily DDD, but overall, it is the above.

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Old 01-17-04, 12:33 PM
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80% Columbia House
8% DVDEmpire
8% Amazon
4% other discount places
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Old 01-17-04, 01:07 PM
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90% Columbia House
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Old 01-17-04, 01:07 PM
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I am going to start researching CH through this forum, as it looks pretty interesting.

Back in the day, I was a member of CH for VHS

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Old 01-17-04, 02:24 PM
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rough estimate

70% DDD
20% CH
9% Bestprices.com, amazon, others
1% B&M (bb, walmart)
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Old 01-17-04, 03:12 PM
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50% Amazon
30% Costco
20% (Target, Walmart BB)

i try to shop more at amazon and costco. gift cards and the 2% rebate from costco. hee hee.
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Old 01-17-04, 04:09 PM
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For new releases I go to Best Buy.

Catalog titles are from Deep Discount (as long as I'm not in a mad hurry to get them).

Criterions are from DVD Planet (thanks to the 35% discount and free shipping over $25).

I also use Columbia House, though not to the extent of some of the folks on this forum.
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Old 01-17-04, 07:07 PM
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A rough approximation of where I get my DVDs:

50% Columbia House
10% DDD
10% Amazon
10% ebay, half.com
10% DVDEmpire
5% B&M
5% DVDTalk exchange forum
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Old 01-17-04, 08:55 PM
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40% DDD
30% Best Buy (Only NR or Discounts)
20% Costco
5% Circuit City
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Old 01-17-04, 10:00 PM
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It depends, If a DVD is a new release, I am most likely to pick it up from Target or Best Buy.

But if a disc has been out for a while and I want the lowest price, I go to Costco. Since they don't have the greatest selection, I will check Fry's and CC next.

(BB probably has the highest non-sale prices!)



But this is now it usually breaks down:

30% Fry's
20% Circuit City
20% Best Buy
10% Costco
10% Target
10% Other (mostly online trades)
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Old 01-17-04, 11:24 PM
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Probably close to:

2% DVDEmpire
23% Media Play
25% Circuit City or Target
50% Best Buy
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Old 01-18-04, 10:56 PM
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50% Circuit City/Best Buy
20% The Wherehouse (used section)
20% Costco/Target
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Old 01-19-04, 06:06 PM
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50% DDD
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20% Best Buy, Circuit City, Taget (New releases)
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For the next 12 months, I will be buying DVDs exclusively at FYE, Amazon, and Virgin. Don't ask...
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Old 01-20-04, 06:30 AM
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Yes, I am a stat geek:

(Total 674 DVDs)
Columbia House 18.2%
Deep Discount DVD 9.3%
DVD Talk Exchange Forum 9.1%
Blockbuster 7.9%
Best Buy 7.4%
Bookmans 7.4%
eBay 7.1%
Amazon 4.6%
Rockaway Records 4.3%
HKFlix.com 3.9%
FYE.com 3.0%
Target 2.1%
Zia Records 2.1%
Sam's Club 1.9%
Overstock.com 1.2%
OTHER 10.5%
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228 "in-person" 33.8%
446 "online" 66.2%
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101 "traded/sold" 15.0%
573 "current collection" 85.0%
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Old 01-20-04, 10:29 PM
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Right now I am stocking up on used DVD's so I am 98% Movie Trading Company. I will buy New Release's at Best Buy or Target if the price is right.
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Old 01-20-04, 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by jarsim
Yes, I am a stat geek:

(Total 674 DVDs)
Columbia House 18.2%
Deep Discount DVD 9.3%
DVD Talk Exchange Forum 9.1%
Blockbuster 7.9%
Best Buy 7.4%
Bookmans 7.4%
eBay 7.1%
Amazon 4.6%
Rockaway Records 4.3%
HKFlix.com 3.9%
FYE.com 3.0%
Target 2.1%
Zia Records 2.1%
Sam's Club 1.9%
Overstock.com 1.2%
OTHER 10.5%
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228 "in-person" 33.8%
446 "online" 66.2%
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101 "traded/sold" 15.0%
573 "current collection" 85.0%
I think "Wow" just about covers it.

Very impressive!

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Old 01-20-04, 11:32 PM
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My purchasing has changed dramatically over the years. From the early days I used to be fairly exclusively between Ken Cranes and DVD Express and probably 50% off my current collection was purchased from there. Then I switched to DVD Empire for many years and I would estimate 40% of collection is from them and still purchase occassionally from there until finding DVD Pacific recently and now use them for probably 95% of current purchases but that would equate to maybe 5% of collection to date.
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Old 01-21-04, 09:49 AM
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20% DDD
30% BB
30% CC
10% Costco/Bjs
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All of my anime DVDs (60%+ of my collection) are purchased from RightStuf.COM. The rest are purchased from either Amazon.COM or DeepDiscountDVD.COM. Which is based on price since sometimes Amazon.COM is cheaper after ShareTheLove is taken into account.
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Old 01-26-04, 04:27 AM
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I'd say 40% CH, 15% Target, 15% Circuit City, 15% Best Buy (online only, no Best Buy for 60 miles), 15% Wally World.
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Old 01-26-04, 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by dcprules
15% Best Buy (online only, no Best Buy for 60 miles)
Although BB B&M is only about 3 miles from me, I still shop predominantly from BB.com. The service is better, shipping is free, and shipping is very quick (at least compared to DDD).

B/C of the FS, it is exactly like buying in the store, regarding price, and that is hard to beat.

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