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Family-friendly business has all your DVD favorites

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By Stephen Thomas

HILLVIEW - A local couple with an online movie business have established a family-friendly store location for Bullitt County customers.

DVD Mart Sales Discount Family Media Store is open for business at 1567-G Old Preston Highway N. in Hillview.

Co-owners Thomas and Beth Joyce began with an online store 10 years ago, offering new DVDs and specializing in classic movies as well as hard-to-find or out-of-print movies. 

"We'll take requests for specific orders," Thomas said. "These items are not available at the big chain stores."

Along with movies, DVD Mart Sales features Blu-Ray discs, box sets and a limited supply of video games.

One of the store's niches is that if offers free shipping for any orders. They will even send movies to other addresses for you as special gifts.

"We offer the free shipping and people appreciate that," Joyce said.

A large inventory collected over the past decease led the couple to move into a walk-in store location.

"We didn't have room to operate it at home, and we needed the space," said Thomas. "Plus there's not a lot in town to choose from, and it's mostly used movies available. And we have movies that no one else has."

The couple is not new to owning a store. They actually began with a VHS store 25 years ago.

"We enjoy in-person, taking care of our customers," Thomas said. "This is old -timey customer service. We'll help you locate your movie even if you don't know the name of it."

Thomas added that the couple offers kid-friendly ideas for parents in determining safe movies for the family to watch.

They also hope to become a location for local teachers to order educational videos at cost-cutting prices.

DVD Mart Sales is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays by appointment. For more information call 955-6617 or visit www.dvdmartsales.com.