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Simple Ways to Save Money on DVDs

January 3rd, 2013 Personal Finance

Are you a huge movie buff? Although more and more people are content to rent movies or stream them on the internet, others prefer to own the movies they love. If you happen to fall in the latter camp, you may have noticed that buying DVDs frequently can quickly become an expensive habit. But there are ways you can easily cut down on the cost of your movie fixation right now! If you'd like to continue building an amazing film collection without paying a premium, here are some tips on how to do so.

According to The Bargainist, there are a lot of websites out there that will sell you DVDs for below sticker price. Perform a quick online search and see what sorts of movies they have offered - you may be surprised just how wide a selection there is, even in the bargain section. It also helps to wait a little while before picking up a DVD - new releases tend to cost more than those that have been around for a little while. If you don't mind buying used, there are even sites out there that allow you to swap titles with other film enthusiasts, so you can get your hands on the movies you want and get rid of the ones you don't.

It pays to go bargain bin shopping at brick-and-mortar stores as well. Even gas station convenience stores may have small selections of movies you can buy for as little as five dollars. You may not find the latest blockbuster, but there's a good chance a few excellent old films will be available. If there's a film you're on the fence about, don't go out and buy it - check the library and see if it will lend it to you for free. If you like it, then you can make a purchase.