I’ve always been a bit of a spend thrift. In this economy of I find it even harder to let go of my money. In the pursuit of our hobby along these lines, I find patience to be my best ally. This time, it guided me to an animation buy.
When the Superman: Doomsday animated movie came out, I missed out on a huge sale of prior DC animated sets at Best Buy. When Justice League: New Frontier came out, I had been planning for weeks to hit Best Buy in case it happened again. I was grandly rewarded. I picked up Justice League and Super Friends season sets at half price. I did equally well at the release of Batman: Gotham Knights.
While there were no such similar sales with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight or Superman Batman: Public Enemies (PE), I was again rewarded last week when PE was released. I stopped into Newberry Comics, a regional mostly music and movies store and found 3 discounted copies of the Wonder Woman animated movie.
A used copy of the basic movie for 7.99. A used copy of the 2 disc set for 3.99. Another copy of the 2 disc set with a cardboard sleeve on it for 9.99. Yes, I was confused by the pricing, so I took all 3 to the counter. The cashier could not explain it either, except that the 2 disc set with the sleeve was new, not used. I decided that the huge "9.99" label might ruin the cover if I tried to remove it. Since Newberry Comics guarantees their used products, and I am cheap, I bought the used 2 disc set for 3.99. It played just fine.
Single disc – vs – Double disc
So, my fellow cheap collectors, the bargains are out there, you just have to keep looking and you will luck out once in a while. And I’ll try to keep reporting on what I’ve found for 10$ or less. (The recent and upcoming complete sets of Batman Animated, Superman Animated, and Justice League Animated should yield a number of the older smaller sets to the secondary market. )