fbpx

Video Store Downsizing With Massive Clearance

Oct 25, 2020
4251 Views

The biggest video store in Australasia is having a massive clearance starting on Monday.

United Video South City Invercargill currently has 120,000 stock units and owner Daryle Blackler said he wants to offload 80,000 of them.

Also the longest serving video store owner in New Zealand, Daryle has owned United Video for the past 36 years.

Along with wife Kim, they will be getting rid of old box sets and back catalogue DVDs, so come down next week and get yourself a bargain.

“I have been collecting this stuff for 20 years. They are my wee gems.”

The problems is, he has at least six copies of much of his stock and doesn’t need that many anymore – with video stores becoming a sign of the times.

But Daryle and Kim will keep on trucking and by March 2021 he expects they will be the sole video store owner in the country.

“I have got no more room for any more product,” he said.

A lot of the excess stock includes arthouse films and action movies, with famous titles such as Raw Hide, Bonanza, Clockwork Orange, American Graffiti, and Steptoe and Sons.

Daryle and Kim’s video store used to be the size of a supermarket, and although they are downsizing, they are also optimistic that they will still be renting DVD’s in five years time.

“People like to touch, feel and browse,” he said.

You can even buy the all American Twinkies in store, along with Pokemon cards, new and used LP’s, and comics that he also imports from the States.

And his all-time favourite movie? Pulp Fiction. Gotta love it.

A word from our Sponsor:

At Malloch McClean we’re more than great accountants. For over 85 years, we have been helping New Zealanders build enduring wealth through successful businesses. Our experienced team can help you grow all areas of your business and will challenge you to succeed. Talk to us today and find out how we can help you grow a smarter better business.

Contact Malloch McClean:   Website: mmca.co.nz    Phone: +64 3 214 4166
 

The big DVD clearance starts Monday 9am.

ILT Still Finds Money For Community Grants
Business, Community
1098 views
Business, Community
1098 views

ILT Still Finds Money For Community Grants

Aimee Wilson - Oct 29, 2020

It might have been a tough year for the Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), but there was still money to give…

Lewis Road Creamery Sold To NZ Investment Fund
Business, News
1322 views
Business, News
1322 views

Lewis Road Creamery Sold To NZ Investment Fund

News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

Southern Pastures, the country's biggest farmland investment fund, has bought the dairy brand Lewis Road Creamery for an undisclosed sum.…

The Warehouse Group Annual Result Announced – $44.5m Profit
Business, News
1846 views
Business, News
1846 views

The Warehouse Group Annual Result Announced – $44.5m Profit

News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

The Warehouse Group today announced its audited result for the full year ended 2 August 2020. As announced in the…

Invercargill Skip Company Cleaning Up
Business, News
4005 views
Business, News
4005 views

Invercargill Skip Company Cleaning Up

News Desk - Oct 05, 2020

When Southland man Dan Butterfield was renovating his house in 2015, he struggled to hire skips to deal with tonnes…

Southland Export Awards Dinner, Tickets Now On Sale
Business, News
2123 views
Business, News
2123 views

Southland Export Awards Dinner, Tickets Now On Sale

Aimee Wilson - Oct 04, 2020

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Southland Export Trust Grant HSBC Gala Awards Dinner in November. Replacing the…

Upcoming Events for the Invercargill City Centre
Kids & Family, News
1047 views
Kids & Family, News
1047 views

Upcoming Events for the Invercargill City Centre

News Desk - Oct 30, 2020

To celebrate longer daylight hours and the approaching summer season, there are some exciting events planned for the Invercargill city…

Old Bluff Cemetery Tour To Shed Light on Town’s History
Bluff, Invercargill City Council
53 views
Bluff, Invercargill City Council
53 views

Old Bluff Cemetery Tour To Shed Light on Town’s History

Lindsay Beer - Oct 30, 2020

Some of Bluff’s untold stories will be disclosed when the Bluff History Group in conjunction with the Invercargill City Council…

Southland Football Gathers to Celebrate Achievement
News, Southland
91 views
News, Southland
91 views

Southland Football Gathers to Celebrate Achievement

Lindsay Beer - Oct 30, 2020

Southland Football gathered recently to recognise the achievements from the 2020 season. Players, coaches, officials, administrators, teams, clubs and volunteers…

SIT’s Annual Music and Audio Showcase on Next Week
Entertainment, News
338 views
Entertainment, News
338 views

SIT’s Annual Music and Audio Showcase on Next Week

News Desk - Oct 29, 2020

The culmination of a year’s worth of amazing creativity, technical flair and artistic energy will be showcased by Southern Institute…

Cyclists Ready For SBS Bank Tour of Southland
News, Southland
167 views
News, Southland
167 views

Cyclists Ready For SBS Bank Tour of Southland

Aimee Wilson - Oct 29, 2020

Corbin Strong is aiming to become the first Southlander in 30 years to take out the SBS Bank Tour of…