A DVD Club: A Good Idea or a Hassle and Headache

Is Joining a DVD Club Worth the Incentive?

The deal is pretty enticing, get five DVDs for 49 cents each, all you have to do is join the DVD club. But is it really a good deal or is it just another scam? While joining a DVD club might make sense for some people, for others it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Make sure you understand the fine print before joining any DVD Club.

There Are Strings Attached

Yes, you can indeed get the five DVDs for 49 cents each (plus shipping and handling of course), but there are strings attached. If you take advantage of the DVD club offer, you’re going to need to buy five more DVDs over the course of the next year and you’re going to have to pay full price for them.

Now if you’re a bargain hunter, it’s probably not that good of a deal. After all, when you pay the DVD club’s price of $19.99 or more for each CD and by the time you pay shipping, you could have gotten the DVDs a lot cheaper than the DVD club offers them just by going to your local Wal-Mart.

Make Sure You Keep On Top of Things

It used to be that DVD clubs would send you the DVD of the month and if you didn’t want it, you simply needed to send it back. If you did want it, you would just send payment for it. Nowadays, that’s all changed.

The DVD club will send you a notice in the mail stating what the featured DVD is. If you want the DVD, you do nothing, they send it to you. If you don’t want the DVD you either mail the card back stating you don’t want it or you go online and tell them you prefer not to receive the DVD. But what happens if it slips your mind and you forget to send the card or go online? Well, they charge your credit card and send the DVD.

If you’re a huge DVD fanatic and you like the convenience of having the newest, hottest DVDs delivered right to your door and you don’t mind paying a few extra bucks for the convenience, then a DVD club may be perfect for you. However, if you prefer not to have to deal with monthly mailings and increased costs, you might want to think twice before joining a DVD club.