Saturday, 21 June 2008

Why I don't even go into stores...

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In general, I refrain from shopping unless I have something very specific in mind. When I need something I go in, buy it, and leave. No browsing, no flipping through magazines, I'm outta there in a flash. For DVD, CD and book purchases I am really focused as well, and I do a DIY Entertainment Club every month, ordering from Amazon.ca always taking full advantage of their Free shipping at $39. I even have these funds allocated in my monthly budget. But yesterday I got swiftly vortexed into HMV and came out with an armload of stuff! My resistances were down! I'm now debt-free so in theory have more money but I haven't done my budget yet! There are so many excuses, but considering all of the stellar films I picked up were between $6-$12.50 I think I can forgive myself and just enjoy.

Here is what I indulged in:

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly for $12.50 (2 for $25)
I love this film, I was absolutely floored by it. I even watched it twice in two days and its three hours long. I could have gotten the box set of The Man with No Name Trilogy but I wanted the one with the cover shown above that is Clint with the poncho. I'm currently trying to find a poster of that image as well. Rockin' film.

How She Move for $9.99
This is the Canadian dance movie that came out earlier this year. The fact that I missed it in the theatre puts me to shame. Canadian! Dance film! What was I thinking? I saw the writer Annmarie Morais on CBC Sunday (see article here) and I knew I could not wait to see it any longer.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within for $6
Ok, mostly I bought this because it was $6. It is ironic that I really enjoy this film even though the first time I saw it I was ridiculously hung over. Ah, well we can always make new memories. The thing I enjoy the most about the film is the sound. It also has an epic quality to it which makes it a perfect bedtime story.

28 Weeks Later for $12.50 (2 for $25)
I needed a film to pair up with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly deal for 2 for $25 and although I picked up a bunch of different things I decided to go with a film I've not seen. I always find it weird when I purchase DVDs that are exclusivly films I've already seen so this is my attempt to mix it up.

That's my lot this week. Did you buy anything?

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Very cool collection! I can't wait to hear how How She Move is! Enjoy :)

Sacred Suzie said...

I can see why those deals were hard to pass up with those kind of prices! I think you scored Shannon and that there is nothing wrong with the occasional spontaneous purchase. Especially since you worked so hard to get out of debt. I'm going to do a DIY Entertainment Club purchase soon too! Happy movie-watching!

BTW, Get Smart was so much fun!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

How She Move was fan-freaking-tastic!

Oh, yes I don't think there is anything wrong with buying movies, I just wish I had done my budget first is all... But now I have them! hehe.

I'm glad to hear Get Smart was fun! I wonder if I can squeeze that in this week!

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