I wonder when stores will actually change their names from anything with video in the title to something more up to date.
Some of these organisations are under threat of extinction due to the ability to hire current DVD’s or down load movies on line.
Here are some of my favourites for getting cheap – GOOD DVD’s/Movies for a family fun night, girls nite in or for snuggling up on cold nights.
- Safeway/Woolworths – most Safeway/Woolworths stores have a DVD machine (usually an Oovie) at the entrance where you can swipe your credit card and take away the evening’s entertainment along with dinner. Cost is around $3-4 for an overnight movie. No filling out of information to get a card to swipe next visit, just tap, swipe and GO. The only thing you need to know….late return and your credit card is automatically debited!
- Local Shopping Centres – many now have DVD machines in foyers or by drink machines. My local one has a Red Room DVD machine. The prices vary with some machines offering your first hire free, others offering $1.99. Cost is a flat rate with a credit card swipe.
Want to organise your movie night but no time to go to the shopping centre?
Try these options:
- Foxtel/Austar – if you subscribe to cable TV you can order movies on-line, via your remote or by calling your provider. You pay for the movie you hire and no other costs.
- Big Pond Movies – a Telstra business, http://dvd.bigpondmovies.com/plans they have a free trial but work on the basis of an ongoing plan
- Got a Ninetendo Wii, Playstation or Xbox? If it is connected to the internet you can go to the Playstation Store, Wii store,
NOTE: The Wii Store & Xbox are affiliated with Netflix which is a subscription service for movies. After a free trial you pay an ongoing monthly fee.