How often do you buy dvd movies?

@hotsummer (10466)
Philippines
September 16, 2009 8:05am CST
I am planning to buy a collection of dvd movies. as i don't like the things that i watch on tv every day. and i get fed up with all the same dramas and soap and i don't like the movies i see on HBO and i don't like to wait for the movie to be shown on particular date. and so i made up my mind to buy some few action/adventure stories. i have some collection but i don't like it i hope to find some good movies to buy that i will enjoy to watch.
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@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
it depends on the movie, if we can't see it on the theater well we will buy one.. i think twice a month..
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@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
yes definitely for busy people who missed a good movie, just buying it would be a good alternative to see it.
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@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
yes you are right,
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• United States
16 Sep 09
We buy dvd/blu ray movies very often! Our house could be a video store. Lol. It all depends on your likes and dislikes... What are you into?
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@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
anything or any movie that will take my boredom off. like action . i like asian action movies. as it involves lots of actions and stunts like of jackie chan.
• United States
17 Sep 09
Well... The movie Contract Killer is pretty good! It has stunts that you might like! If you like action and suspense you should see the movie Taken! I have not heard not one bad comment on that movie!
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
i don't buy dvd movies often. although there are a lot of it displayed in the sidewalks (pirated) and u have the chance to try it on their players, we don't buy them often or on a regular basis. it is only when we hear some good movies are shown and we opt to see it at a cheaper price with most of us watching it at the same time that i go and look for that particular movie. just last week (after a very long time), my daughter bought several seasons of a particular tv series. they were of good copy. i am fond of action/adventure movies too. it does not lull me to sleep while watching
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@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
i used to buy in sidewalks. but i don't buy there any more. there are lots in some small malls. they sell in cheaper price too.
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• United States
17 Sep 09
I bought about 20 DVD's a few years ago. They served their purpose. I watched them a few times and that was it. In this day and age where you can stream movies online I do not think it is necessary to purchase DVD's. Instead sign up for netflix...it is much better.
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@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
my internet connection is not that fast. that is why i don't often watch them for free online. maybe i would have to consider upgrading to faster internet speed.
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
17 Sep 09
Hello hotsummer. I used to have bought quite a few DVD movies and my good friends have also given me a lot of them when they leave the working place where we worked together. Now I don't buy them any more as I can watch movies on the Internet for free, which is a cheap way for us. But I do not often watch them, just once in a while when I don't want to do anything else. Enjoy yourself, friend.
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@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
i used to have friends who i can borrow dvd. actually during those times it was only vcd's. but now we have dvd's. i don't have contact with those friends any more as they have relocated already.
• China
18 Sep 09
i seldom buy dvd. but i always choose to download some movies from the internet, then i can watch them at any time, and also leisurely.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
i do download but my computer is hanging a lot since i downloaded a lot. so i erased a lot of those i downloaded before. but i was fun to watch them on computer. but i need to buy a better computer if i want to watch and download into my computer.
• China
20 Sep 09
now that it hanged when downloading a lot, maybe u can download little by little. the speed is not only related to the computer, maybe but also to the internet speed, i think.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
also if you re downloading for free they will put a lot of timer so that you will want to upgrade for premium membership. and also you will not have limit of what you can download for being paid member. also i was pissed off downloading being a free member. i was downloading one time on one site but because of timer i fell to sleep while waiting while for the timer to reach 0. after that i have been back on downloading. and also i don't know what happened to what i downloaded successfully and how i can watch in on my computer. i have no idea. do i need other program to watch what i have downloaded online.
• India
16 Sep 09
ya...gr8 question frnd...am man who lik to be surrounded with dvd's all the sides...i ll purchase once in a month..,but tat ll more thn the days of the month!..lolz!!!....i ll buy atleast 15 movies a month fr sure....last month i hav bought 21 movies....so its based on our interest....n i dont believe tv's anymore..if i want to see a film..am havin computer n am having the film whch i want to see...sum times i ll download frm internet too.,whether if i could'nt get it in dvd...so all the bst frnd...strt ur collections soon in the future...happy mylotting frnd!..
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
yeah it is really cool to have collection of movies. and it feels great to look at those collection from time to time. it makes me feel proud every time i see them that i was able to save enough money to buy them. and it is really something that we can use to remember our favorite movies.
• India
16 Sep 09
really frnd......,collecting dvd is nw passion fr both of us....continue ur collections frnd..can u tel me sum movies whch u bought recently...happy mylotting...
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
can you recommend some action movies. like jacky chan type of movies. that are action packed and yet funny and entertaining. ha ha. i like asian movies actually. and movies that you think are worth collecting.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
i rarely buy dvd's. only when there is a sale and i haven't seen it yet on hbo or cable tv.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
there is always sale on dvd store. cause they are not selling well and they have to put it on sale here.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
yes, there is always a sale of dvd's but this doesn't mean the movie is not good, right? i mean if the original movie was released on a holiday pretty sure many may have watched it already and there is no more use of buying these copies. also, if it leaked in youtube then it is surely disaster for the dvd version of a particular movie. but rest assured because big movie companies have a hold on this since blockbuster movies and current blockbusters are nowhere existing in youtube. sometimes we see a message saying that there was a violation in uploadig it.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
but not all video we see in youtube are clear and they are not complete version. they are divided into many small video and so it is quite hassle to watch them in youtube. and sometimes my slow internet connection will make me wait such a long time before i get to watch the video on youtube.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
17 Sep 09
I buy once in awhile, and especially when the urge arises. I think that DVD movies are something that we can't do without from time to time, and it's a great renaissance from the movies we've watched in cinemas. Watching dvd has its special treatment and I totally love it.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
yes i think it is the urge to watch it again that creates in us the desire to have a colllection of those movies. but i don't have much money it will take a long time for me to have good number of dvd's in my collection. so my own collection i have only two i think. ha ha. but i am planning to buy soon but i am just trying to figure out what to buy .
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
18 Sep 09
That's not bad, really. I used to buy 1-2 each month; depending on my budget. The numbers grow fast though, trust me, lol..
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
yeah i remember i had collection of movies also before. but it was not dvd. i think it was called vcd. but those were not clear copies and they were mostly pirated movies. ha ha. i had only few original movies. but i am planning to buy original ones cause i think that we should really support buying original ones. so i am still saving cause buying original are pricey.
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• United States
16 Sep 09
I do not buy DVDs often. Maybe, once every few months. Mostly, I just rent movies through Netflix. I love being able to see a variety of movies and not having to buy the DVDs. I especially like renting old television show series, as those can be quite expensive to purchase.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
i love to rent movies too online but they don't accept paypal payments and i don't feel it is safe to pay by credit card and so i don't rent online.
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• United States
17 Sep 09
Personally I am more protected if I make purchases with my debit card than with PayPal. It is also way easier to deal with my bank for charge disputes than with PayPal and it is a much quicker and often also more satisfying process.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
do any movie site that accepts debit card payments. i do have debit card hope to use that too soon.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
17 Sep 09
I don't buy them very often anymore unless it's a movie I really like and want to add to my collection. I have a Netflix account and it's so easy to get any movie I want to watch in a matter of a couple of days, I just don't spend the money to buy them. If it is one I really want though, I wait a while for the price to come down. They're always expensive right after they are released, but if you wait a few months, you can save 50% or more.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
how much is your membership in netflix then. how much do you save. i will consider that one too to be come a member there.
• United States
20 Sep 09
They have monthly plans starting at $8.99 but I think they only serve the United States. You could check with them though. netflix.com
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
hello hotsummer, i don't buy dvd movies. but my eldest son is the one keep on buying those. he has a lot of collections already. when there is nothing to watch in tv, he is watching those that he bought. he is using his savings in buying those especially when they are on sale.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
wow. at least your child knows how to save money from his allowance to buy dvd. but still that money came from you .LOL.
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• Philippines
20 Sep 09
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Quite often. Either from a club or store on online from Amazon. Whenever I come across a good deal on something interesting or something I want I get it.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
yes amazon is a good source to buy things or cd online. they deliver fast.
@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
i buy dvds if the movie i want to watch is not available online, i watched most movies online for free, i buy dvds --- series ones, complete season of a drama or anime or cartoons... the latest i bought was DEATHNOTE complete season... its available online but sometimes it buffers... but mostly some series and animes, i watched them online!!!
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
yeah i hate those buffering. there is one site before i that i can watch the whole movie for free without much hassle though buffering is still there. i just forgot the name of the website. i was not able to bookmark it. where do you watch for free. all i use is youtube as of the moment which is not really a good place to watch movies. i don't like to download i just want to watch it online.
@jen14ed (868)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
hi hotsummer from now i not buying DVD because i have a computer and internet I can watch all movie that i really like... but on 2004 i have no computer and internet I buy DVD in Pirated copy yes I'm really honest i buy pirated dvd because can afford the original i buy dvd in Muslim Store you know what there a lot of store of pirated DVD in my place The all store is Muslim store, i choice the DVD that a lot movie,however but now I' will not longer buy,.a dvd because i have a computer and internet?
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
yeah i think most people here in the philippines are buying pirated dvd's, there are so many pirated dvd's in asia. including malaysia, thailand , indonesia, china and etc. i don't know in singapore korea and japan and other rich countries. i think they have stricter laws.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
17 Sep 09
I buy DVD movies either for Christmas gift of maybe it is someone birthday. I do not buy them regularly because we are on a budget like many people are right now.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
we have so many dvd's actually but it is not mine and so though i can get them from m y cabinet, i didn't like the choice of movies of my family. so i don't watch them. and so i plan to buy my own collection. some things that i love to watch for myself
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
17 Sep 09
We are always buying movies every chance we get. We only have a few channels to watch and it gets boring to watch things over and over again. We have a lot of movies in our home right now. And every time I am trying to find a movie to watch I feel like I'm at the movie rental place trying to find a movie to rent lol.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
yeah it is really nice to keep watching same movie over and over again. love doing it.
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
17 Sep 09
It is rare for me to purchase a new dvd. I will if it is something I really like or a really good deal. I usually will just get them at a pawn shop...usually at $2 each-a great savings, plus I can trade in the old ones I am tired of or didn't like.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
wow. do they sell at pawnshop dvd. i may try to look for dvd in pawnshop too.
• United States
17 Sep 09
My husband 10 years ago decided he wanted to do the same thing with VHS Tapes. Remember them. So his little adventure started and kept on growing until he had over 500 hundred, yes 500 hundred of them. Now they are dinasours and He tried to sell them for which he got a meager 5 cents a pieces for them. Collect as you wish but be advise technology continues to grow and as such you should only keep them for 6 months and then try and sell them on ebay to get your money back. Because to you what might be a collectors item may not be for others.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
yeah vhs was the thing before. but the vhs does not last as dvd. and so i stopped using vhs as they develop mold inside the tape.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
17 Sep 09
I used to buy a lot of DVD movies, and then I realized that I'm really wasting my money. If I wanted to watch a movie nowadays, I'll rent it for a $1 for the local REDBOX, or join one of those movie clubs online where they will ship the movie to your house for you. I used to be a member of Netflix, but I discontinued my membership there as I had gotten really tired of them not having the movie that I wanted in stock, causing me to wait even longer. So now I will just rent movies from the local REDBOX rental kiyosk at Walmart or Walgreens.
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
yeah even in my local rental store of videos there are very few good movies for rent that is why i don't go back there. most of the time to find your movie of choice you have to buy one and not just rent here. and so rental kiosk here are not doing very well.