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Old 07-30-2015, 08:06 PM   #1
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This afternoon, I received a text from my girlfriend, informing me that she had purchased the BFI DVD of Jean Cocteau's Orphée from a local charity shop for £1.49. Score.

I love charity shops, but it's not often I find an arthouse gem amongst the endless copies of Training Day. The best find I ever made was a legit Criterion DVD of The Silence of the Lambs for £2.00. The only time I've ever found a Criterion title in a UK chazza.

What are your best charity shop finds?
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:09 PM   #2
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Found Disney's Frozen on Blu-ray for £4.99 a week after its release. Found a load of complete DVD boxsets on the cheap, too.

My favourite (not Blu-ray related) was the Limited Edition Beatles Rock Band with guitar, drums, etc. on PS3 for £20.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:16 PM   #3
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Pacific Rim for £1 about a fortnight after it's release is my best blu find.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:39 PM   #4
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I picked up still sealed Blu's of Nosferatu, Serpico and Wings for £4 each a few months ago.
At a car boot sale some poor seller didn't realise that Blu-Rays were different to DVDs and I picked up the the extended Dances With Wolves on DVD and Blu-Rays of Kick Ass and the Jurassic Park Trilogy. The total cost - £2
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:13 PM   #5
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Wow, you guys are lucky. I can barely ever find a good DVD in a charity shop let alone a Blu-ray. Same goes for CeX or Cash Converters. I mostly don't even bother anymore!
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:17 PM   #6
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Wow, you guys are lucky. I can barely ever find a good DVD in a charity shop let alone a Blu-ray. Same goes for CeX or Cash Converters. I mostly don't even bother anymore!
Lol. I remember once counting 14 copies of Terms of Endearment on blu for £3 at one CeX. Seems such a random title for so many people to trade in.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:24 PM   #7
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Why would they get rid of such a decent film? Ah well, their loss! Shame there probably aren't 14 people who would want to buy that film on Blu-ray living in one particular area.

Could it have been they were traded in en-masse? Someone bought them in bulk (probably online) for less than the trade-in price and made a small profit? I did see it for a few quid online once and thought 'that's a bargain', but already owned it.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:20 AM   #8
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Wow, you guys are lucky. I can barely ever find a good DVD in a charity shop let alone a Blu-ray.
There are very few Blu-rays in the charity shops around here, but I do find a surprising number of factory-sealed DVDs. I wonder where these come from -- regular punters, who never got around to watching them, or old warehouse stock?

The other week, I picked up the following sealed DVDs, all from the same location, for two quid apiece:

Full Metal Jacket
My Fair Lady (two-disc SE)
The Wicker Man (two-disc SE) -- I'm giving this one to my father-in-law, as I already own a copy
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:21 AM   #9
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I picked up the Matthew Broderick Godzilla from my local charity shop for two quid - I feel I was overcharged...

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Old 07-31-2015, 10:11 AM   #10
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Found many great DVDs, books and LPs at amazing prices but in terms of BD - I picked up a copy of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory for 50p once.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:31 AM   #11
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Nothing in charity shops, I rarely go in them. Mrs goes in when I'm in Forbidden Planet then I pop in to tell her when I'm done.

Bought some really good bargains from boot sales and markets though. My last boot sale batch was:

The Faculty
The Raven (Cusack)
American Pie 1 - 3 Box Set
The Biggest Focker Collection Ever

All mint condition for 13 quid.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:58 AM   #12
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Never had much luck Blu-ray wise, but picked up many a bargain DVD from charity shops. Picked up three of BFI's Children's Film Foundation releases for £1 a few months back.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:34 PM   #13
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Never seen a bluray in a charity shop before :P just tacky DVD's lol.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:43 PM   #14
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Only real find for me was Thief with the limited edition slipcase for £15.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:00 AM   #15
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i found Australian crime drama Snowtown for only £1.50 and Simon Pegg's Paul for only 50p.

It was a good saturday.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:28 AM   #16
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Which charity shops are you guys getting these great deals from?

I used to volunteer working in a few Cancer Research charity shops a couple of years ago and not once did I ever see a blu ray come in to sell, they did often get some good sealed DVD's though.
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:09 PM   #17
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I got Titanic on vhs.

In all seriousness and i know there not charity shops but i once found 2 copies of The Thing steelbook, 2 copies of the Big Trouble in Little China steelbook, Scanners steelbook, An Americxan Werewolf in London steelbook and about 4 other assorted arrow amarays in the same cash generator for a grand total of about £50.
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #18
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A like new copy of the infamous Expose (aka House On Straw Hill). I looked for months, for a copy, then just as I had given up, I came across a copy in a charity shop.

I have also added a load of James Bond books to my collection thanks to various charity shops. None that were first editions, but to a collector, any edition and printing one doesn't already have is sought after.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:01 PM   #19
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I've had loads of good stuff from charity shops and the like. Picked up Lawless and Zero Dark Thirty BD for £2 each the other week.

Oddly, I've also picked up the odd R1 Criterion DVD from one particular shop, inc Hidden Fortress and Rififi for £1. They don't seem to discriminate between R1/2/3 or whatever.

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Old 08-09-2015, 08:23 PM   #20
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Was that on VHS? Not seen that particular "nasty"
That was on DVD. I have since found out that is is a cut version, and was originally given away free with 'DVD World Magazine'. Still, it has a place in my collection.
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