How to Build a Great DVD Library on a Budget

You love movies. You love movies so much that you want to have access to them without having to head to the rental store.

That means that you need to start a latest dvds. Sure, you have purchased movies here and there. But, more often than not, the movies that you purchased were at full price. If you do the math in your head, you will quickly realize that paying full price for movies can add up quickly. But building a DVD library doesn’t have to cost outrageous bucks.

You can actually build a great DVD library without spending all that much money at all. The solution is to be smart about what you purchase and where. Here are some tips on how to build your library inexpensively:

Purchase at a used movie store
A great way to save money when building a DVD library is to buy DVD’s at used movie stores. You can get some fantastic deals on different DVD’s. They may be pre-owned but most of the DVD’s in those stores are still of very high quality. To ensure what you’re buying isn’t beat-up just ask to see the DVD itself before you purchase it. Look it over for scratches and scrapes. That way you know what you’re getting and you won’t be ripped off.

Purchase at a thrift store
Another final way to save some money when you put together your library is to head to rummage sales, thrift stores, and consignment stores. This option will take a little hunting and time, yet it’s all worth it in the end. Sometimes you can find DVD’s for as cheap as two bucks, even less. Again, you need to look over what you’re buying before you buy it so you don’t get a movie that doesn’t work.

Give in and pay full price – occasionally
If you have your heart set on buying a certain DVD as soon as it comes out, then give yourself permission to buy it. But set a limit on how often you will give yourself this little guilty pleasure. The good news is that the first week the DVD is out is the week when it is usually cheapest. The reason for that is because film companies want to boast to their investors about DVD sales and that trickles right down to you, offering you a cheap way to get what you want.

If you follow a few of these tips, you’ll be able to create a DVD library that will be the envy of your friends and family. They might even come to you to borrow movies. Then you all call sit back, together, and enjoy your favorite films.