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Old 01-13-13, 02:15 PM
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Which DVD/Blu-ray merchants got the most money from you last year?

Because it's a rainy Sunday, I've been sitting at the computer for the last hour or so, trying to figure out which DVD/Blu-ray sellers got the most money from me last year. I've been keeping track of purchases in the "DVD/BR Spending Tab" thread in the DVD Talk sub-forum for the past two years, and I thought that it might be interesting to see how much various retailers got from me last year. So, I crunched the numbers and here's what I discovered:

1. Walmart got the majority of my DVD/Blu-ray business last year. I combined how much I spent both online and at B&M stores, and I ended up spending somewhere around $350 dollars with them on 49 items, with 20.6% of my total disc spending going to them.

2. GoHastings came in second last year. I spent $270.68 with them on 109 items. I have a feeling that GoHastings would have been at the top of the spending heap if I had discovered them earlier--my first order from them didn't come until around June 1st of last year. GoHastings accounted for 16% of my disc spending last year.

3. Amazon and Best Buy were in a dead heat for third place last year. I spent somewhere around $200 with each of them on discs, and each of them got about 12% of my total disc expenditures last year.

So, to which retailer did most of your disc budget go last year?
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Re: Which DVD/Blu-ray merchants got the most money from you last year?

I'd guess Amazon, but I'm too lazy to keep track of such things.
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Has to be Amazon since a large portion of my spending was with them during the BF weekend.
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Re: Which DVD/Blu-ray merchants got the most money from you last year?

From my 2012 Spending Tab...

Best Buy - $70.72 (34 Titles)
Target - $50.98 (7 Titles)
Amoeba Music - $2.99 (2 Titles)
Blockbuster Video - $13.93 (7 Titles)
SpaceCat - $1.95 (1 Title)
Half Price Books - $7.99 (1 Title)
Streetlight Records - $4.99 (1 Title)
Newbury Comics - $12.64 (6 Titles)
Movie Stop - $11.36 (5 Titles)
Dollar Tree - $29.51 (33 Titles)
Walmart - $15.92 (5 Titles)
Used Book Superstore - $2.98 (2 Titles)
Big Lots - $9.00 (3 Titles)
Toys 'r' Us - $0.00 (1 Title)

The Upgrade and Save really stacked up Best Buy for me.
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Has to be Amazon for me, with Wal-Mart a distant second.
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DVD Empire is my go to. I have no Credit Card, so DVD Empire is the only retailer that accepts Money Orders still. So that's my option, really. They're not a bad store at all. Very prompt and decent pricing.
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Old 01-14-13, 07:21 PM
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DVD Empire is my go to. I have no Credit Card, so DVD Empire is the only retailer that accepts Money Orders still. So that's my option, really.
Why not get a Debit Card from your checking account? Or even just get a prepaid Visa/Mastercard? I see those at the grocery store all the time.
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Why not get a Debit Card from your checking account? Or even just get a prepaid Visa/Mastercard? I see those at the grocery store all the time.
It's a complicated long story, trust me. I have no resort but DVD empire at this point.
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It's a complicated long story, trust me. I have no resort but DVD empire at this point.
We have time and you're anonymous; entertain us.

And I could be wrong, but I thought anyone with cash could buy and use those prepaid debit cards sold everywhere.
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We have time and you're anonymous; entertain us.

And I could be wrong, but I thought anyone with cash could buy and use those prepaid debit cards sold everywhere.
With all due respect, I'd rather not. But I have reasons. I am trying to get Paypal working for me, though. So there's that consolation.
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Best Buy I'm sure.
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80% of my BD purchases were from Nov & Dec last year.

GoHastings - 49
Best Buy - 27 - surprising
Amazon - 20 - expected much more
Target - 3
Walmart - 2
Deep Discount - 1

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Old 02-16-13, 03:49 PM
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My big three used to be Deep Discount, Blockbuster (used), and Amazon. Now DD and Blockbuster are basically nothing. And Amazon these days gets only a little of my $, re. DVDs and Blus. So last year it was predominately Target, Best Buy, and a lot of garage/rummage sales. A fair amount of Walmart action, too.
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Overall: Amazon
B&M: Fry's
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So, to which retailer did most of your disc budget go last year?
BestBuy with Walmart, Target, and B&N making up most of the rest of the pie.
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Old 04-13-13, 11:24 PM
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Re: Which DVD/Blu-ray merchants got the most money from you last year?

Bought 208 Titles last year, for a grand total of $448.72
#1 Walmart ... $162.85 (70 Titles)
#2 Big Lots ... $95.02 (34 Titles)
#3 Best Buy ... $55.18 (21 Titles)
#4 Kmart ... $41.96 (37 Titles)
#5 Video Stores ... $34.98 (11 Titles)
#6 Target ... $25 (5 Titles)
#7 Garage Sales/Flea Markets/Thrift Stores/Pawn Shops ... $16.73 (14 Titles)
#8 Dollar Tree ... $11 (11 Titles)
#9 Dollar General ... $6 (2 Titles)

I've been keeping track of my media spending since 2008.
I probably spend the most at Walmart for movies than any other retailer, every year.
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