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Magpie Monday – comedy DVDs

February 13, 2012

I like renting DVDs from LOVEFiLM rather than buying new. Another option is to buy DVDs second hand, especially if it is something I fancy watching more than once. Here are the most recent DVDs I’ve bought from charity shops. (Prior to me signing up to Frugal February!)

Bargain DVDs from the charity shop

How I met your mother is a very funny, sweet and often rude American comedy series. I started watching it because my youngest sisters were raving about it. I was also interested to see that Alyson Hannigan, who used to play Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is in the cast. The trouble was that I only started watching it part way through season 1, so I missed the first few episodes. Finding a season one boxed set in the local Oxfam Books & Music shop meant that I could catch up on the episodes I missed and rewatch the rest of the season too.

Gavin & Stacey is a very funny, sweet and often rude Anglo-Welsh comedy series. Being part of an Anglo-Welsh family, we really love the particular sense of humour that comes from the culture clash between Welsh lass Stacey and Essex lad Gavin and their respective families and friends. So when I spotted series one in the Buxton Oxfam shop recently I snapped it up.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a film I haven’t seen before and know very little about, except that it stars Scarlett Johansson and that it received good reviews. But for £2 from a charity shop I thought it was worth a go. And if I don’t like it enough to watch it again I can always take it back to a charity shop for someone else to try.

And at the end of January I found Blackadder 3 (not pictured) which is set in the Regency period and features Hugh Laurie in a blonde wig. I am enjoying watching this again because it’s been years since I last saw it.

I am linking up with this week’s 1st anniversary Magpie Monday on the Me & My Shadow blog and Second Hand Buys on the Me, The Man & The Baby blog. I’m really looking forward to seeing what fantastic pre-loved finds other folk are talking about this week.

Me and My Shadow

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2012 10:24 am

    You can often buy DVDs in charity shops cheaper than you can rent them. Even better if you still have a VCR as they practically give videos away!

    Great choices, I love Gavin & Stacey and Blackadders are classics.

    Thanks for linking up x

    • February 13, 2012 11:04 am

      There have been quite a few DVDs and VHS tapes we’ve bought from charity shops, watched once and then taken back for them to sell to someone else. So it’s almost like renting but cheaper.

      Congrats on the 1st anniversary of Magpie Monday. It is a great idea for a linky and has definitely encouraged me to go to charity shops more frequently. 🙂

  2. February 13, 2012 1:50 pm

    Good idea, I often buy second hand pc & console games, saves a fortune and they work just as well, I’ve notcied a few pound shops selling reconditioned dvd’s now so mabye they are figuring out theres a market for cheap films and such like.

    • February 14, 2012 6:22 pm

      Dvds tend to last pretty well, so it’s good to re-use old ones that people have grown tired of. And you’ve reminded me that a shop in town sells second hand DS games – I’ll pop in next time I’m there to see if there are any my little boy would like.

  3. jane permalink
    February 13, 2012 4:52 pm

    great finds we have a rather large collection now of dvd’s alot of which i’ve picked up from charity shops for bargain prices.

    • February 14, 2012 6:24 pm

      Loads of our dvds are second hand too. It can be a good way to try something out without spending much money. Plus it seems more ‘eco’

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