AOTC & LOTR:EE/SE store price reports (threads merged)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Christopher_S, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. Christopher_S

    Christopher_S Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    I work in radio... putting in next week's national network ads, one retailer is going to advertise AOTC DVD and VHS at 9.99. This store is not a place I frequent, I don't know if they will have many copies per location, or whether they'll stock widescreen. But maybe others will follow suit.
     
  2. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2000
    Messages:
    4,528
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gee... big title... 9.99? Few copies and not widescreen?
    Whoever could that be? [​IMG]
     
  3. Brandon_S

    Brandon_S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2000
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is where Wal-Mart pricematching is very nice. I can stroll in there at midnight with my ad from another store and get a widescreen copy to boot!
     
  4. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,727
    Likes Received:
    566
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
    Walmart usually seems to make sure they beat the prices of the other big retailers. Pre-pricematching!
     
  5. Brandon_S

    Brandon_S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2000
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aaron,

    I have noticed this on some titles, but when I went to get E.T., the clerk had to manually price match at my location. I wonder if the computers at the store automatically reset the price for a product after a price match?
     
  6. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Messages:
    11,386
    Likes Received:
    38
     
  7. aaron campbell

    aaron campbell Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2000
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    0
    My local Walmart changes the prices in their system to whatever ad price I bring with me. Theyr'e happy to match and or beat any store. They also always have more widescreen than pan & scam.

    Aaron
     
  8. Scott Leopold

    Scott Leopold Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aaron, which Wal-Mart do you go to? And please don't say the one on Wilmington because I've had nothing except horror stories trying to price match there. The Beavercreek store is the only one I ever have decent luck at.
     
  9. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,727
    Likes Received:
    566
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
    I thought ET was $14.87 at all Wal-marts? Or did you buy it after the initial price went up?
     
  10. aaron campbell

    aaron campbell Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2000
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Scott, It's the one on Springboro Pike south of the Dayton mall.

    Aaron
     
  11. Mitch Stevens

    Mitch Stevens Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    0
    I called my local Wal*Mart, and they said they absolutely DO *NOT* price match any store price. I called my Local Best Buy, and they said that they do price match. So, it looks like I'll be picking this up at Best Buy. I wonder which store is selling it for only $9.99.
     
  12. Brandon_S

    Brandon_S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2000
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aaron,

    E.T. rang up at Wal-Mart (for me anyway) at around $22.99. I had to ask the lady to manually price match according to my K-Mart ad that week that showed it for $14.95. Now I bought this movie right at midnight, and was possibly the first person in the store to actually purchase the movie, hence my theory above. Last night, I didn't make it to Wal-Mart until around 2 am, and Spider-man had already been knocked down to $14.77.

    Mitch,

    I can't believe your Wal-Mart won't price match. That is very odd. In my old hometown we have the smallest Wal-Mart in the state of Kentucky and they still price match (with ad of course).
     
  13. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,062
    Likes Received:
    366
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    compusa in delaware on concord road is 14.99. at least thats what it rang up for me.
     
  14. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Messages:
    3,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd guess CompUSA will loss leader AOTC for 9.99, and have just a few P&S copies per store, no widescreen. They pulled this crap with Harry Potter.
     
  15. DavidBL

    DavidBL Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2002
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mitch,

    The one time I price matched at Best Buy (Schoolhouse Rock) the checkout employee actually called Target to verify that they were in stock before she'd adjust the price. If the $9.99 price is indeed a "first 25 copies" at CompUSA or some such thing, and you try to price match it at BB, you might not get it if the competitor is out of stock. With a price that low, they'll almost certainly try to verify it.
     
  16. Bob-N

    Bob-N Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2001
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was pretty fortunate that Wally-mart matched the Harry Potter CompUSA after talking with their manager. I didn't hit Wally-mart until lunchtime after hitting CompUSA at 945am and finding out they only had 20 copies total.

    I hope to do the same if it's CompUSA. My guess is Kmart as the original poster said VHS or DVD which is Kmart's loss leader format.

    Bob
     
  17. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2000
    Messages:
    5,546
    Likes Received:
    169
    Kmart priced match the CompUSA Harry Potter deal for me. (Kmart actually had widescreen versions.)
     
  18. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Messages:
    3,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    I believe I wound up getting the price match at K-Mart too. Best Buy almost did it, then weaseled out saying the ad says something about special in store savings, was not the same as it selling at the cheaper price.
     
  19. Tom De Rosa

    Tom De Rosa Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've heard it's the place where it's almost

    the Toys R Us time of year!
     
  20. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 1999
    Messages:
    3,245
    Likes Received:
    1
    CompUSA is evil. Their loss leaders are a joke. If the best comes of it, Walmart will premark their stock for the price match, but nobody else will match an out-of-stock CompUSA.
     

Share This Page