Friday, 14 December 2007

cDVDs vs. Ebay - Who will come out on top!

I’ve mentioned Pink Ffloyd before, perhaps even more than once, but they’re a band very close to my heart and when I am not in front of my computer you can usually find me walking to the office listening to the epic Comfortably Numb (either singing along or playing the track’s outstanding guitar solo with an invisible guitar).

Now, this band is especially close to my heart as I remember watching the Pulse DVD on a wonky VHS with my Dad and brother around ten years ago now, and being enthralled by the lightshow, visuals and guitar solos. I absolutely love this live show, and only wish I was old enough to have had the chance to attend it, but at least I’ve seen a recording, which reminded me to get another copy, but this time on DVD, which I’ve been meaning to for sometime.

Out of curiosity, I decided to see if I could get my hands on a second hand copy so my first port of call was obviously Ebay and new copies were being sold for an average of about £10.

I then sorted the auctions by Price (lowest first), and again the average price was around £10.

Even the Ebay shops were charging an average of around £12.99 and once again, excluding postage and packing.

However, and please excuse my bias, I then had a look at the DVD section of and the Pulse DVD, at the time of writing, was available from 21 retailers and from only £7.99 – which includes postage and packing!

So, in this instance, buying second hand DVDs really isn’t the most efficient option and with the fiercely competitive market for new DVDs there are always bargains to be had – you just need to know where to look.

And don’t forget, you can also submit to our Price Watch service and we’ll keep an eye on the prices for you.

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