It always cracks me up when someone gets all bent out of shape the moment someone slips up and refers to an “action figure” or “collectible figurine” as a “doll”. Then again, nerds and geeks always have something to whine about!
I’ve had friends ask me how I was able to afford all of the Doctor Who DVDs that I own, which to be honest isn’t a ton, but to them it is impressive. My secret is that I’ve signed up for Columbia House on two occasions to take advantage of their introductory package. The last time I did it, I had to pay for one DVD and got four or so for just shipping. My total bill was in the neighborhood of around $40 USD, which is a LOT better than the $150 or so that it would have been if I simply paid out of pocket. There is one major drawback, in that one has to fulfill an agreement and buy more DVDs at club prices to “make good”, but it usually only ends up being 2-3 DVDs which is still a good deal. Right now they have a deal where you get 3 DVDs for a buck each, then have to buy 5 more in five years. This isn’t as good as my introductory offer, but check back often as they change these up a lot.
They do hound you with their director’s selections that one has to reply to, or you get some utter crap in the mail, but if one stays vigilant you can really save some money. Here is a list of the currently available serials for 9/16/2011:
Delta and the Bannermen
Four to Doomsday
Brain of Morbius
Pyramids of Mars
Terror of the Autons
Masque of Mandragora
Curse of Peladon
Attack of the Cybermen
There are also a handful available for club members only, mostly collections and boxed sets.
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