Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Building the DVD Collection

One thing that has definitely grown besides Coco's weight since we have been in India is our DVD collection.

We had about six total before we left D.C., and now we have umm...more than a hundred. Over half of them are Sicily's collection, so having a toddler is one of the main reasons for the increase, but another is the cost of DVDs in India. New movie releases can be found here for about $4 to $5. The cheaper ones are VCDs and you need a DVD player that will play Indian region DVDs, but at $4 we went a little wild.

It also seems to be another part of the foreign service lifestyle, as many homes have expansive DVD collections for those posts with limited entertainment options.

Another source of cheap DVDs, that is available if you don't live in India but have access to a mailing address in the U.S. is familyvideo.com. They have a daily special that offers a DVD at a deep discount and a selection of used DVDs.

I have my eye on the complete Bosom Buddies series, but I will wait until it comes own in price.


Jodi H said...

Thanks for the link! We are doing the same thing - we decided not to get cable at post, but with a two year old and a four year old, having some sort of tv entertainment is a must. We just celebrated out first official family movie night this past weekend and need to continue to build our collection - will definitely be ordering from family video!

Natalie Buda Smith said...

Have fun building your collection!

We too opted for not getting cable at our current post, and with our undependable internet connection, cheap DVDs look like the best alternative.