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Ok, that was a little out of control

April 11th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

DH and I have been slowly converting all of our VHS movies to DVD. Usually we watch for them at Walmart for $5 or less or rummage sales, if we see a movie we have on VHS then we buy the DVD and put the VHS tape in our rummage sale box. Since we have just been doing this one movie at a time it has been a slow process and have not noticed the $ since it is only $5 or so at a time. Well I think we may have gone a little overboard......one of our local video stores is having a going out of business sale. We went to check it out, all of their DVDs were on sale for $5, and we found 20 movies we have been wanting to switch to DVD, 2 movies for Christmas gifts, and 19 new movies that we wanted.....that's right.....we bought 41 movies and spent $210 on movies yesterday. Frown I know that was a good price for DVDs, but we really went too crazy....should not have bought so many! Guess we are done buying movies for the next few years! Well there are no returns so buyers remorse will not help me now and either way I am happy with the movies I got, just a shot in the gut to spend so much on movies at once. I have already wiped them all down and put them on the DVD rack. I also took all the VHS we had replaced off the rack, wiped them down, marked them for the rummage sale, and boxed them up and put in the closet.

3 Responses to “Ok, that was a little out of control”

  1. ADreamWarrior Says:

    There's a store near here that's going out of business as well. I stopped in to see what they had and for how much. All I can say is that I'm happy I don't carry any cards with me anymore, my purchase was limited to cash-in-pocket. I spent 3/4+ of a 20$ and would have spent it all if it hadn't been for taxes.

    Clearance sales, store closings and auctions are my Achilles heel and I know it (now).

    Hopefully you can recoup some of your cost by selling the vhs tapes.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    Try the swapping website to swap your vhs tapes and get dvds you want to have.

    The only one I know of that takes vhs tapes, though, is Swap at home. I tried to include the url, but the site would not allow me to.

  3. Jerry Says:

    I think that, although it was a big financial hit all at once, they are at least things that you have some insurance you will use! I think that having DVDs is a lot better than VHS, and it will lead to having cheap entertainment in the future. After all you will not find them that cheap every day!
    Jerry

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