Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Deep Discount DVD
This morning I received the first of what will be 3 shipments from a mail order DVD house called Deep Discount DVD. Whether you're in Japan or in the U.S., this is a place you'll want to look into for purchasing Region 1 DVDs at sometimes unbeatable prices.
Deep Discount DVD on average runs a bit cheaper than Amazon though the prices will vary from title to title. The point at which it really shines is when it offers sales and titles you're interested in happen to be on offer. Since I'm a particular fan of boxed sets of T.V. series, I didn't hesitate to take advantage of their "buy one, get one free" campaign.
For the pictured series, I paid between $9-$14 per box set. That's a per season price and nothing is going to beat that short of piracy. The cool thing is that they were offering 3 series I like in this particular campaign and I got 10 seasons for $122 (including airmail shipping to Japan). Previously, my husband and I were able to pick up "All in the Family" for $7 per season.
My sister has been buying from DDD for quite some time and has never had any problems with them so they appear to be quite reliable despite the bargain house appearance of their web site. If you're interested in building a collection, the best thing to do is sign up to receive their sales information via e-mail and check out what they've got at extra low prices. Yes, I'm actually recommending you receive this particular company's spam.
As an aside, the box I received was wrapped with some tape from the United States postal service that I've never seen before (pictured below).
I'm not sure what the motivation was for this type of tape or warning. Has there been an increase in the number of stolen parcels or mailbox vandalizing in the U.S.?
It reminds me of something that one of my British coworkers said of an incident in a post office in England that he worked at part-time during the holiday season. He said that the plumbing got clogged up and that, upon investigation, they discovered it was stuffed up with parcel wrapping. Apparently, employees were taking packages into the bathroom, tearing them open, flushing the wrapping and stealing the contents. When I told him this was a serious crime in the U.S., he was somewhat surprised.