November 16, 2018
As the holidays approach, Family Video has sent out an email blast promoting an online-only sale of used DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
The retailer is selling used copies of several recent hits, including Ant-Man and the Wasp, The First Purge and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, at prices starting at $6.49.
“All used DVDs and Blu-rays are professionally refurbished and backed by our 100% guarantee,” the retailer says. Discs come “complete with art and case. Digital codes are not included. Some used movies may not include extras or special features.”
The latest sale includes 50 Blu-ray Discs and 81 DVDs.
The Blu-ray Disc selection includes a handful of top sellers still on the latest week NPD VideoScan sales charts (for the week ended Nov. 10), including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (No. 6), Skyscraper (No. 10), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (No. 7), priced at $8.49 each.
Older titles such as Life of the Party, Tag, Rampage, Ready Player One and Ocean’s 8 are $6.99, while others, including A Quiet Place and I Feel Pretty, are $9.99.
On the DVD side, current chart entries Ant-Man and the Wasp (No. 3) and Hotel Transvylvania 3 (No. 5) are $7.99, while consumers can buy used copies of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Solo: A Star Wars Story for $6.49.
Family Video Movie Club is the last surviving national video rental chain. Based in Glenview, Illinois, Family Video has more than 775 stores in the United States and Canada, concentrated in the Midwest. The chain also operates an e-commerce site where customers can buy video games as well as used DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
Family Video was founded in 1978 by Charlie Hoogland and remains a privately held, family-owned business. The company owns the land on which its stores sit and also operates several sister companies, including Marco’s Pizza and Stay Fit 24 fitness centers.