VisArt on Hillsborough Rd. Durham
grady at ibiblio.org
Fri Dec 7 16:12:40 EST 2007
Yeah, I got a fairly new copy of Point Blank (Lee Marvin, Angie
Dickinson), and the recently issued "first films of Sam Fuller" set from
Criterion Eclipse. I decided to *not* browse through the entire store,
because we've had mixed luck with VisArt DVDs from the Carrboro store,
scratch-wise. I figured I'd stick to new releases.
This was also a good strategy as it prevented me from dropping $800 on
used DVDs in one trip, which is likely what would've happened otherwise.
I was there on the first day of the sale, though. Now it may be more
picked-over, although one of the counter people said they'd be bringing
more stuff in during the rest of the month, presumably all that stuff
that's on the for-sale racks at the other stores.
I looked for the "Criterion Collection Section" but they'd either all
been snapped up by employees, or more likely they were dispersed among
the other stores, which is what they're doing with some of the
rarer/more-interesting stuff. Looked for all the Prime Suspects but they
were gone too.
When I checked out, the guy told me to keep my receipt, as there's a
30-day moneyback guarantee(!). You don't hear that very often at
store-closing blowout sales.
DJ Golf wrote:
> Y'all may be aware already, but VisArt Video is closing their store on
> Hillsborough Road in Durham and they're selling all the DVD's for
> $5.99. (Box sets over 300 total minutes are $14.99.) There's a fair
> amount of stuff left, and more is supposed to come (although I think I
> got the last copy of "Inland Empire.") New releases were pretty
> picked-over, but they had tons of back catalogue plus a couple of
> "Sopranos" and "Six Feet Under" sets.
> Don't worry, the rest of their stores are staying open. This
> particular one's lease was up for renewal and it's their lowest-volume
> store, so they decided not to sign up for another 3 years.
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