Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The DVD Guru

Tuesdays are great days; almost as much fun as Fridays. You see, Tuesdays are the day when studios release all their new DVDs. So on Sundays, I make a quick perusal through the newspaper ads, taking mental note of where the lowest prices are for the week on my favorite new releases. I usually find that the lowest prices are a draw between Circuit City, Target, and Best Buy (Wal-Mart works too because they price match...). Sometimes these stores will have additional little giveaways to go along with their new DVDs to get you to pick their store. Sometimes the gimmick doesn't work; I couldn't care less about Seinfeld's puffy shirt. On the other hand, sometimes the promotion is gold, like today's Best Buy/"The Office" promotion: a deluxe "severance package" with both "The Office" seasons, Dunder Mifflin sticky notes, a magnet, and a clever Michael Scott-annotated calendar, etc. Gold, Jerry!

Which brings me to my next point: Circuit City's bargain bin. Even when Circuit City doesn't win my business with their promotions, they almost always get a weekly visit from me to see what treasures have shown up in the bargain bin that sits in the aisle between the movies and video games. Where else can you find "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" for $7.50, or "Congo" for $3.99? One day I even found a "Spider-man" 2 pack (both movies) for $9.99! That's $5 a movie, folks, for two of the greatest superhero movies of all time!!! With prices like these, I practically feel an obligation to at least see what's in there on a weekly basis. It's my civic duty.

In any case, the best way to score some sweet DVD deals is to show up early: Monday's the best day for the bargain bin at Circuit City, while Tuesday's the day for new releases (the earlier in the day the better). Some people know where to find a cheap purse. Others can tell you where to get more money for your prostituting your plasma. As for me, I'm the DVD guru, and I've made it my goal in life to help you find the best deal in building your DVD library.