Posted by CANbike on Thu, 23 May 2013

[Microplay] Star Trek: The Original Series (Season One) DVD - $10

Well, it was a grocery shopping day. It went like this:

  • Milk 4L – $3.97 (Check)
  • Bananas – $0.57/lb (Check)
  • Star Trek: The Original Series (Season One) DVD – $9.99 (Check)

Say what?!? Okay the food items were from the local discount grocery store. The DVDs, on the other hand, were from the used video game store across the street.

Since grocery shopping went quickly due to no lines at the cashier, a quick trip to the the video store was made to browse the selection of titles.

There were the usual movie selection of DVDs. All movies were $3/each, or buy 2 get 1 free ($2/each). Saw Back to Future Part III and a good selection of older movie titles.

Yeah, I still buy DVDs. It’s cheaper than renting! In addition, the return policy is liberal at 30 days. If it doesn’t work, just return it and swap it for another title. The whole process is hassle free.

Anyway, the box sets and TV collection sets were individually priced. There’s no flat rate, but they can have some great bargains. Scanning the shelf of titles in alphabetical order, there were the “S” titles . . . Star Trek: The Next Generation . . . Star Trek: The Original Series – Remastered DVD Edition (Season One). Way cool! It’s a 10 disc DVD set for $9.99. What?!?

Yes, DVDs have become unpopular due to Blu-rays, digital downloads (i.e. iTunes), and on-demand digital services (i.e. Netflix) but this is dirt cheap. So I picked up the box and brought to the cashier, who proceeded to get the discs with inserts from the vault of used titles. Next the title was entered into their checkout system. Final price was $9.99 + tax.

If only grocery shopping was like this every week!

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