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#486970 - 17th Mar 2011 12:31am DVD Rental ?
JackDeth Offline
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Hi, I'm new to Wirral and was looking for a place, other than Blockbuster to rent films.

I'm in Bromborough and can't seem to find any around locally. Neighbours have said that there were many here in years gone by, both here in Brom and in Eastham too. I've checked Yellow Pages, but it seems a little out of date.

I was a Lovefilm member but was fed up of things getting sent that I really didn't want, and as for Sky I'd rather pay them as little as possible. Where I used to live, in Nottingham there was a great little place that would have EVERYTHING !

Anyone any ideas ? Sorry to drone on on my first post !! Thanks.

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#486979 - 17th Mar 2011 12:41am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: JackDeth]
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Registered: 14th Aug 2004
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The only BB's I know of nowadays is in Birkenhead and Moreton - would have thought there would be one up your way but maybe not.. I thought there used to be a video shop around the Eastham/Brom area, not far from Carlett Park, having said that, I don't know where I got the thought from, I just recall seeing one around that area a few years ago whilst driving around there.

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#486983 - 17th Mar 2011 12:44am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: JackDeth]
CrocodileDundee
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In the same vein as Lovefilm, you can get Blockbuster online. I seem to remember they had quite the selection.

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#486984 - 17th Mar 2011 12:44am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: MattLFC]
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Thanks Matt, apparently the Eastham / Brom ones have closed down now. I'm really trying to stay away from Blockbuster as I prefer to shop Independent. Thanks anyway though !!

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#486985 - 17th Mar 2011 12:44am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: JackDeth]
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i haven`t seen a video shop other than blockbuster for a while.

Tbh, i`d rather buy than rent, they`re quite cheap nowadays, even blu-ray has dropped in price smile
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#486989 - 17th Mar 2011 12:49am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: _Ste_]
JackDeth Offline
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I know Ste, it looks like they have gone the way of the Record Shop. I used to buy loads of DVDs, but to be honest barely watched them more than once, so in our last house move got rid and went back to renting.

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#487002 - 17th Mar 2011 1:00am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: JackDeth]
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Maybe try all the online free trials...Tesco, Asda etc etc
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#487009 - 17th Mar 2011 1:06am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: RUDEBOX]
JackDeth Offline
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Thanks Rudebox. I'll give that a go. Looks like we've missed the boat on moving near a proper old style Video Shop.

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#487022 - 17th Mar 2011 1:25am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: RUDEBOX]
MattLFC Offline
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Maybe try all the online free trials...Tesco, Asda etc etc

Thier all run by Lovefilm though... and iirc, Lovefilm only allow you to have one free trial per address in x amount of months. Some of their satellite providers do allow you to tral their service even after tralling another Lovefilm service, but no all.

Quite how the competition commission never did anything about Lovefilm buying up all the competition (ScreenSelect etc are all gone) is beyond me, but I guess thats what happens sometimes, and now they have monopoly over the industry in the UK.

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#487142 - 17th Mar 2011 9:17am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: JackDeth]
cathie Offline
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Registered: 19th Feb 2009
Posts: 448
Loc: Birkenhead
Can't you just download themn and burnthem to dvd yourself?

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#487147 - 17th Mar 2011 9:30am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: cathie]
JackDeth Offline
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Registered: 17th Mar 2011
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Thanks Cathie, but I've no idea how to do that !! Also, a former neighbour of mine got prosecuted for it last year, so I'll give it a miss !

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#487150 - 17th Mar 2011 9:43am Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: JackDeth]
zippy
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try stagevu or ps3divx if you are wanting to download smile


Edited by zippy (17th Mar 2011 9:43am)
Edit Reason: put aer not are

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#487241 - 17th Mar 2011 1:03pm Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: ]
Maisie Offline
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Registered: 15th Aug 2009
Posts: 323
Loc: Birkenhead
There used to be a DVD/Video Rental shop on Cross Lane in Bebington, not sure if it's still there. It's 2 or 3 shops up form the coop. Was still there 6 months ago!

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#487332 - 17th Mar 2011 3:43pm Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: JackDeth]
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Registered: 26th Mar 2010
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Snips DVD is very good indeed, the owner "Dave" knows his stuff! I am a member myself.

22, Cross Lane, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside CH63 3AL.
0151 334 4312

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#487337 - 17th Mar 2011 3:50pm Re: DVD Rental ? [Re: Nigel]
JackDeth Offline
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Registered: 17th Mar 2011
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Loc: Wirral
Thanks Nigel / Maisie. I think that's by the Grammar school isn't it ? I'm up that way tomorrow so I'll call in. Judging from their website & Facebook page they seem just what I'm looking for. I'll give it a shot ! Cheers.

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