I can't wait for S8. I have already requested $40.00 under the tree at Christmas time for the new season. I always pick up a copy at Target, it is the only store that sells the DVD of the Waltons in my town. I am watching the Decade of the Waltons on U tube and enjoying every minute of it.
Here's another place to consider when ordering Season 8. I always order mine through a company called Family Video. You can go on their website, place your order and they ship it once it's released. I've gotten all the Waltons seasons through them and I've never had any problems with the company or the DVD's. Take care.