Where Do You Buy Used DVDs?

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  1. dannyluke1

    dannyluke1Active Member

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    I just had a very bad experience buying a used The Dark Knight DVD from eBay. It was really a bad deal. I got scammed. This isn't the first time that this happened to me on eBay. I'm looking for other places online where I can buy cheap and used DVDs. If you have any suggestions of reputable sites, I would greatly appreciate it. I've tried Amazon but their prices their are often too expensive. Sometimes, it's better to buy a new DVD than purchase a used one there. By the way, I'm from the Philippines so I need suggestions of online stores that ship globally. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Denis Hard

    Denis HardWell-Known Member

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    You got scammed on ebay? Probably you chose the wrong person to do business with. I've heard lots of similar tales from first time ebay users. It happens.

    Personally I normally get all my used DVDs from ebay [half.com] and have never had any issues. Point is other than Amazon [which as you noticed is rather expensive] there's hardly any other places which you can trust 100%. You need to take risks — lose or win.

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  3. deathbyprayer

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    Oh yeah eBay. I never go to that place anymore. And why DVD's? Try signing up for Netflix if you can that's 100 times better, anyways. I think Amazon ships overseas now. If you take a look at Amazon they have a Global service or something I don't know what it's called, I think it's Amazon Global, whatever. I think they do ship products to the Philippines. But of course there are extra shipping fees for that but it's really cheap.
     
  4. TuRon Davis

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    I'll tell you what, If you have internet and a pretty decent size monitor, you don't need to waste your time with buying DVD. It's a site called movie4k where you can watch just about any movie that's out for free on demand. You don't need a membership or anything, just goggle Movie4k and click on the first search result. However, If you just want used DVDs for your own collection purposes, go to the local pawn shop of thrift stores in your area. Hope this helps :)
     
  5. GemmaRowlands

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    I actually try not to bother buying used DVDs these days, for the simple reason that they're just so cheap to buy brand new that I don't really see the point. You never know how they have been cared for, and whether they have any scratches on them or anything like that, so you might as well just get them for yourself. If you wait for a little while after they have been released into the shops, you can often get them for £5, even less when there are certain special offers on them, and at least then you can be sure that they're going to work, and even if they don't you have some protection as a buyer.
     
  6. ACSAPA

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    I buy used DVDs at two places. I buy them online on Amazon.com, and in person at Moviestop. Amazon has some nice used DVDs in good condition, and if you're part of a rewards program, like Swagbucks, you can get an Amazon gift card and make it borderline free. As for Moviestop, they have some great deals and sales for their DVDs. Their Anime selection is impressive. I also like how you can trade in movies and get a reasonable amount of money back.
     
  7. megadelayed

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    Yeah, I have brought various good conditioned used box sets and individual DVD's from both Amazon and eBay, as as long as the seller looks legit with good ratings and is genuine about the sale (you can usually tell if you ask a few detail questions), the process is hassle-free and you can grab them for a very cheap price, and all of my purchases have been in really good condition as the owner has looked after them well.
     
  8. beccagreen

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    I would suggest you go purchase your DVD's on Amazon instead of eBay. eBay is legit but some of the sellers are not so you have to be really careful with them. When it comes to Amazon you can be more sure of your purchase.
     
  9. pennylane

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    I have gotten scammed before on Ebay. I sent a stern message to the seller who refunded my money. Other than that I've had pretty good luck there. I'm also going to recommend amazon. You can buy from trusted sellers with good reviews. Sometimes I pick up used DVDs at flea markets, otherwise I just stick to waiting until they go on sale and buy them new. If it's a movie I really want I don't mind spending a few extra dollars to get it brand new.
     
  10. ACSAPA

    ACSAPAWell-Known Member

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    You have to watch out on eBay. There are some questionable sellers and even some deceptive sellers that will pretend like their merchandise is in flawless condition, and then when you get your item, it's in terrible condition. I've had that happen with a few of my video games...
     
  11. Dora M

    Dora MWell-Known Member

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    It's terrible that you got scammed on eBay. It makes honest sellers look bad, which is sad, as they will lose potential customers, and customers will miss out on great deals. Personally, I can only praise eBay. I have ordered many DVD's over the years, some for only $2-$3, and they always arrived exactly in the condition as they were described by the seller.
    I hope that you will find a good alternative place for your DVD needs.
     
  12. Serenity Fay

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    I always use Amazon. There are so many sellers there that they compete by trying to make their products the cheapest, i.e. You can find some really good deals there. Also, all sellers with a decent reputation will give you no problems, they have no problem refunding you as they prioritize maintaining their good reputation. Just make sure to read review by other customers as they will usually indicate if the seller is honest about the condition of the DVD.