This article looks at where consumers can find cheap DVDs to buy . On the High Street or online, bargains can be found all over the place, so shop around after reading about the locations mentioned below.
With all form of visual entertainment, the next ‘must have’ format is just around the corner. First of all, it was VHS which saw off the challenge of Betamax, which in turn was made obsolete by Digital Versatile Discs (DVD). Now it is DVD which is under threat from Blu-ray DVDs. With Video on Demand and online streaming, our viewing habits are again changing. The best thing about these changes though, is that we can now pick up some really cheap bargains from our local stores or online.
High Street and online
Supermarket chains like Tesco, Morrison’s and Asda have seen an increase in their share of the home entertainment market and many of the larger stores, stock a broad selection of DVD’s at very cheap prices.
On the High Street The troubled High Street retailer HMV seems to have a permanent sale on, with many DVDs on sale at vastly reduced prices or as part of a special offer, such as 3 for £10 (approximately). High Street stores though, have seen profit margins suffer in recent years, due to competition from the internet where operating costs are much lower. It is certainly true that DVDs can often be found online at much cheaper prices. Online locations Popular sites like Amazon.com and Play.com, have extensive ‘sale’ sections, where even some of the latest titles can be found at reduced prices. The Hut, though perhaps not as well-known to British consumers as other high profile suppliers, was founded in 2004 and is a rapidly growing, multi-product online retailer, carrying products as varied as fashion, health and beauty products and entertainment. It has great prices on the latest DVDs and is well worth checking out.
As always, when searching for the best prices online, it may be worth checking a price comparison website which will do the hard work for you: displaying the best prices available for your chosen item. It's worthwhile noting that some sites will charge for post and packaging while others have free delivery, so remember to shop around and check the small print.