Advancements in technology have been augmenting various forms of business for centuries, but the entertainment industry has made some of the most significant use of technological advancement. From ancient plays to VHS tapes that are starting to seem ancient to the advent of the DVD with all its extras, bonus features, and advantages. While in the beginning finding new DVD releases and, especially, used DVDs for sale may have seemed a significant challenge compared to the numerous VHS tapes that were available, these disks have exploded to the point that the challenge is less in finding them than choosing the ideal method to acquire them.
Because as with anything that grows popular among people and sellers alike, there are numerous ways to go about finding DVDs both new and used. The wise among us know that whenever there is an overabundance of people selling a certain product, there is a frenzied competition to actually sell it. So much so, in fact, that I cannot help but think back to my elementary school economics classes and wonder if they finally elected to revise the law of supply and demand to make it a supply-demand-competition trifecta of marketing basics.
The education of the next generation of capitalists aside, this means that for those looking for cheap DVD movies – whether new DVD releases at an inexpensive price or used DVDs at less-than-wholesale costs – you’re going to have a significant search on your hands. Not that finding dvds cheap is going to be much of a challenge, but getting the best price to suit your purposes will require a bit of research, a modicum of math, and an analysis of what you want from your DVDs in the first place.
For example, if you have a favorite movie (or TV show, for that matter – in all my life, I think the only Christmas, birthday, or Fathers Day gift I ever got my dad that he actually used was the first season of House on DVD), you obviously want to have it to watch whenever you want. In this case, it might be ideal to check the web for some good prices on used DVDs for sale, or maybe even hit the rental store bargain bins to see if you fish your wish. Trading in used dvd movies that you’ve already seen has become popular, allowing you to exchange a set of older disks for a single new one.
But before you go buying any new DVD release you feel like watching the moment it comes out and then trading it in once you’ve finished with it, consider the alternative. Renting movies has never been easier. Not only are conventional video rentals well-stocked with all the latest movies and a wealth of classics to boot, but online DVD rentals allow you to order the DVD you want, watch it, and return it when it’s convenient. If you only want to see the movie once, a rental is likely to be significantly more efficient than buying and trading in.
Whatever the case, the advent of technology has made it easier than ever to stockpile our favorite shows and catch the latest new DVD releases. Cheap DVD movies are becoming ever more readily available, and the discriminating shopper can always get the best deal by considering when and for how long the movie will be desired. But that’s sufficient for now – dad and I have an episode of House to catch.