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Bestbuy sold me a new DVD but it was actually used

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Bestbuy sold me a new DVD but it was actually used

I bought a new copy of the DVD Something Wicked This Way comes from Bestbuy.ca
They sent me a resealed copy. I know because I had ordered the same DVD in the past from them so I noticed the packaging differences right away.
The plastic on the DVD case is "wavy" from their in house resealing machine (happens on their used games).
Plus I have pictures of the copy they sent me in the past!
It's not a big deal because it was only $5 but I expected behavior better than a typical EBgames would try to pull...

The one they sent me:
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The same DVD purchased New from them in the past:
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Hi there,

Actually, bargain DVDs use cheap wraps now.

Ju Leon...
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There can be a number of reasons for resealing items, one of them being that the original cellowrap was damaged.
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The real question is why is anyone still buying DVDs?
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Don't want to be that guy, but 1999 called and is telling you not to buy DVD's anymore. Seriously, even Blu-Ray's are obsolete. Didn't think anyone bought these things anymore.

And that 'new' wrapping is acceptable for 2019.
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Gibsons wrote:
Oct 8th, 2019 11:55 am
Don't want to be that guy, but 1999 called and is telling you not to buy DVD's anymore. Seriously, even Blu-Ray's are obsolete. Didn't think anyone bought these things anymore.

And that 'new' wrapping is acceptable for 2019.
People still do. Welcome to 2019 where hopefully hardware that still works fine doesn't get put into the landfill when it can still give a family an enjoyable evening. Corporations just love to see people falling for paying for "thin air" instead of physical media so their profits are maximized. I don't think you will find a mint Mercedes 450SL at the auto wreckers because a neighbour driving a Kia Sol told the owner it was obsolete, lol.
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noway wrote:
Oct 8th, 2019 12:19 pm
People still do. Welcome to 2019 where hopefully hardware that still works fine doesn't get put into the landfill when it can still give a family an enjoyable evening. Corporations just love to see people falling for paying for "thin air" instead of physical media so their profits are maximized. I don't think you will find a mint Mercedes 450SL at the auto wreckers because a neighbour driving a Kia Sol told the owner it was obsolete, lol.
Almost any type of movie/TV show is free on my Android box. Paying more than $0.00 is a waste in my books.

And a Kia Soul loses a ton of value (and it's one of the ugliest vehicles I've ever seen). It's almost worthless in a few years when you take it to the wrecker. Classic car? Does it drive in Standard Definition? Old Mercedes will eat you up in parts costs by the way. Better to go SBC in a muscle car.

Pay $10 for a DVD and go put it on Kijiji for $1 and see if you even get one inquiry. Try it.

Does the OP have a SD TV?
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Like others said, re-wrapping the DVD doesn't means that it is used. Even if it is, it doesn't affect your movie in anyway unless the DVD is damaged,
I wouldn't complain about stuff like that.
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Best buy has been doing this since they first came to Canada in the early 2000s
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Most retailers do this. They have ppl trained to make returned items look like they have never been opened. I still buy dvds and blu rays. With the reliability of Rogers you need to buy things that don't rely on internet. I once had no internet for a week because Bell cut my Rogers line when they were digging.
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Gibsons wrote:
Oct 8th, 2019 11:55 am
Don't want to be that guy, but 1999 called and is telling you not to buy DVD's anymore. Seriously, even Blu-Ray's are obsolete. Didn't think anyone bought these things anymore.

And that 'new' wrapping is acceptable for 2019.
Gibsons wrote:
Oct 8th, 2019 12:21 pm
Almost any type of movie/TV show is free on my Android box. Paying more than $0.00 is a waste in my books.

And a Kia Soul loses a ton of value (and it's one of the ugliest vehicles I've ever seen). It's almost worthless in a few years when you take it to the wrecker. Classic car? Does it drive in Standard Definition? Old Mercedes will eat you up in parts costs by the way. Better to go SBC in a muscle car.

Pay $10 for a DVD and go put it on Kijiji for $1 and see if you even get one inquiry. Try it.

Does the OP have a SD TV?
I have a 9" Samsung CRT with Built in VHS and a 14" JVC CRT that I use for my retro consoles that weren't meant to be played on HDTV's. Sure I could invest in a OSCC/Frameister or import a FPGA system from the USA but that would be close to $300+. Not an inexpensive solution.
Those programs you watch aren't "Free" you're just pirating them BTW. Just like pirating ROMS on a emulator isn't "Free" but I guess it's too hard a concept to understand.

And Something Wicked This Way Comes never got a blu-ray or streaming release. Like the thousands of movies that never made the transition from VHS to DVD, and the ten's of thousands of movies that never made the transition to Blu-Ray and the hundreds of thousands that will never make a transition to streaming services.

I mean whenever I order anything from Bestbuy I usually order a copy of the DVD because I've flipped it for $13 about 4 times now on E-bay. It may be not much money but whenever I need free shipping and it gives the usual bonus "discount" I get from the re-sale I'm happy enough.
I was merely stating to anyone that they should watch out since a. This type of packaging on this DVD is not standard b. They will reseal it and sell it as new even if it's not.
I find my own deals and sometimes share them on this site (which is why my post/like ratio is like 5-1). But I guess you've shown me how pointless posting anything further on RFD is when I get these kind of responses.
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Sorry man, but the things you are collecting and/or watching have no value right now. I'm sure you could stream it for free, even though you seem to be against that. I stream mostly free network shows that I miss because I work nights. I don't feel like a pirate and I guess the 99.999% of people who don't rent or buy DVD's feel the same.

I definitely wouldn't pay money to watch anything in SD. Heck, you wanna pay $50 shipping I'll send you a whole case of junk DVD movies and such if you want. I have Taxi Driver, Jacob's Ladder, Sin City, The Shining and a bunch more... I can't watch blurry SD anymore. Even had a bunch of Porn DVD's I tossed out years ago.

I once was considering to buy an old Sansui cassette deck because it 'looked cool' but reality set in that I have no tapes and you can't really find them for it anymore. It's virtually useless, a terrible technology and only worth money for the nostalgia.
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The real mystery is how the hell does Deja Vu Discs stays in business?
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Frankie3s wrote:
Oct 8th, 2019 1:10 pm
The real mystery is how the hell does Deja Vu Discs stays in business?
They make money by buying discs from families who had a collector who passed away.

Buy them for $0.50 each and try and sell them for $10 and then $5 and $2.50 and finally $1

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