Weekly Roundup 12/16

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by David Lambert, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    I'm so terrific I have my own toll-free number: 1-800-UNBELIEVABLE! (quote from The Adventures of Ford Fairlane)

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    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

    $_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that I could not locate a definate price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

    I only include the titles I feel like including. In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing every DVD. I have a lovely wife and a five-year-old son I'd rather spend time with. Please don't complain. If there is a title not included in the Roundup that you want to see, just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone...like I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart prices in the standard Roundup: Wal-Mart sets prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart location. When it comes to Wal-Mart prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Milage May Vary".



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    __________TITLE____________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_Target__Costco__SamsClb
    Adv. of Ford Fairlane_____$ 8.48__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Dawson's Creek - Season 2_$32.47__$39.99__$39.99__$34.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Escape From New York - SE_$20.99__$16.99__$19.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Freaky Friday (2003)______$20.99__$19.99__$15.99__$_"LP"__$_N/A___$17.96
    League/Extr Gentlemen(WS)_$19.59__$17.99__$19.99__$19.99__$18.79__$18.76
    NG:Beyond/Movie:Lotr:RotK_$17.49__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    On Golden Pond - SE_______$13.99__$14.99__$15.99__$14.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Pick-Up Artist________$ 8.48__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Rugrats Go Wild___________$20.99__$19.99__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$18.23
    Seabiscuit - 1-Disc (WS)__$17.54__$16.99__$15.99__$_"LP"__$18.39__$_N/A_
    Seabiscuit 2-Disc Giftset_$34.99__$39.99__$29.99__$_N/A___$31.99__$_N/A_
    South Park - Season 3_____$34.99__$39.99__$34.99__$32.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
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    * BE CAREFUL! The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Seabiscuit are each available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct one.

    * Wal-Mart: Selling for $5.88 each these titles that street date today ( [​IMG] ) : The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and The Pick-Up Artist.

    * Circuit City: Save $3 instantly with combined purchase of Freaky Friday DVD & CD.

    * Best Buy: Seabiscuit (the ordinary version) comes with a paperback book shrinkwrapped to the DVD package. Minimum 90 per store; while supplies last.

    * Best Buy: South Park buyers save $10 if they buy 2 seasons on the same transaction (Season 3 must be one of the two), or save $20 instantly if all 3 seasons are purchased at once.

    * Best Buy: Get a free $5 Gift Card instanly when you buy Freaky Friday and The Santa Clause 2 on the same transaction.


    The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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    None!
     
  2. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

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    David, thanks as always for the round up, this will be the last 1 I check until after the new year, with spotty internet access at home...

    now if I were buying anything for myself this week, it would be South Park Season 3. I'm hoping to find it under the tree though.
     
  3. ChrisBEA

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    Picked up Escape from NY: SE last week, haven't gotten to watch it yet...
    All I need then is SP season 3. I may pick up Seabiscuit to give as a gift.

    Thanks, as always!
     
  4. Adrian_S

    Adrian_S Second Unit

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    Just the League for me! Thanks as always....
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    On Golden Pond for me! Although my wife keeps yelling at me for buying stuff so close to the holidays! [​IMG]

    Thanks, Dave!
     
  6. Arnie G

    Arnie G Supporting Actor

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    Thanks Dave, Just Dawson for me:b
     
  7. Ed Faver

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    In the Best Buy circular, on Golden Pond is on the page advert'ing "3 for $30". They have the DVDs divided into categories. It's definitely in with some discs I've seen previously marked down.

    Anybody have an informed opinion on this?

    South Park 3 for me. I have $25 in gift cards for Suncoast. Wonder if they will have a new release discount for me to work down from...
     
  8. Dean Kousoulas

    Dean Kousoulas Second Unit

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    Just Ford Fairlane (yay!) and maybe Seabiscuit this week. Thanks Dave!
     
  9. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    Thanks, Dave.

    Asking again about the new Pet Shop Boys DVD, PopArt... anyone know anything? Most of the online retailers are reporting a 12/16 release date, but I haven't seen it in any ads and there's been no "official" announcement.
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City DVD sale items:

    $13.99:
    Christmas Vacation SE
    Christmas Story (non SE version)
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    $12.99:
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    White Christmas
    It's a Wonderful Life

    Sex and the City Season 4 $39.99
    Sopranos Season 4 $69.99
    Friends Season 5 $34.99
    Alias Season 2 $45.99
    Indiana Jones Box $49.99
    Godfather Box $59.99

    LOTR:Fellowship $19.99
    LOTR: Two Towers Extended DVD Set $29.99

    $14.99 each:
    Drumline
    Shallow Hal
    Willow
    Transporter

    $9.99 each:
    Edward Scissorhands
    Kiss of the Dragon
    Dude, Where's My Car?
    Sandlot

    Simpsons - Season 3 $39.99
    Simpsons Season 1 & 2 $34.99 each
    Christmas with the Simpsons $9.99
    Family Guy Vol 2 (S3) $39.99
    Family Guy Vol 1 (S1&2) $39.99
    Buffy Season 5 $45.99

    Lion King $19.99
    Santa Clause 2 $18.99
    X2- X-Men United $19.99
    Finding Nemo $19.99
    Bruce Almighty $19.99
    T3 $19.99
    Matrix Reloaded $19.99
    Tomb Raider - Cradle of Life $19.99
    Hulk $19.99
    Scarface $19.99
    Legally Blonde 2 $18.99

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    Best Buy DVD sale items:

    $19.99 each:
    Finding Nemo
    Pirates of The Caribbean
    Bruce Almighty
    Lion King
    T3

    3 for $30:
    Mission: Impossible
    Bad Boys
    Terminator
    Fight Club
    XXX
    Reservoir Dogs
    Young Guns
    Die Another Day
    Tears of the Sun
    This is Spinal Tap
    Usual Suspects
    Barbershop
    Sleepless in Seattle
    Moulin Rouge
    On Golden Pond SE (available 12/16)
    Runaway Bride
    My Best Friend's Wedding
    Legally Blonde
    Footloose
    Pretty in Pink
    Steel Magnolias
    Ice Age
    Stuart Little
    Stuart Little 2
    Sound of Music
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Blue's First Holiday
    Mask of Zorro: Superbit
    Labyrinth
    Princess Bride

    Box Sets:
    Clint Eastwood $29.99
    High School Reunion $39.99
    Farrelly Brothers $44.99
    Rocky $44.99
    John Wayne $44.99
    Audrey Hepburn $44.99
    Austin Powers $44.99
    Die Hard $49.99
    Jack Ryan $49.99
    Rodgers & Hammerstein $64.99
    Godfather $64.99
    Ultimate Chick Flick Collection $64.99
    James Bond Vol. 1 $89.99
    James Bond Vol. 2 $89.99
    James Bond Vol. 3 $89.99
    Stanley Kubrick $134.99
    Monty Python $134.99

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    Target DVD sale items:

    South Park Season 1 $32.99
    South Park Season 2 $37.99
    Smallville Season 1 $46.99
    Back to the Future trilogy $34.99
    Little House on the Prairie Season 3 $34.99
    Spongebob Squarepants Season 1 $37.99

    DVDs 2 for $20:
    Legally Blonde
    Barbershop
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Usual Suspects
    Princess Bride
    Terminator
     
  11. John Geelan

    John Geelan Screenwriter

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    thanks Dave, nothing for me this week.

    TG for a slow week so close to Christmas.

    I will definetley rent "Seabiscuit" though.
     
  12. rob kilbride

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    Do you think Best Buy will price match Circuit City on Seabiscuit even though CC doesn't offer the free book? Anyone have past experience in similar situations?
     
  13. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    Book? Do they still make those? [​IMG]
     
  14. David Williams

    David Williams Cinematographer

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    For anyone planning to get LXG at Circuit City, be advised that word has filtered down that CC has pulled the advertised offer of the free LXG comic book due to 'content issues' (um, duh... did they not know that this book puts the 'graphic' in graphic novel?)
     
  15. Paul D G

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    Just a quick holiday toast to Dave for the countless dollars he's saved all of us through his Roundups. I might not have always known my DVD is $2 cheaper at Target than at Best Buy where I might normally get it, and over the course of the year/s those $2 a week really begin to add up. So, thanks.

    Cheers. [​IMG]

    -paul
     
  16. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    You're welcome to Paul, and to everyone else.

    Also, be sure to give thanks to Patrick Sun for his consistant contributions of the sales which I leave off the Roundup...he saves us all a few bucks, too!


    My thanks goes out to all of you who participate in these weekly threads, whether you happen to know a bargain or not. It's great to have such a lively group here. Thanks!
     
  17. Dane Marvin

    Dane Marvin Screenwriter

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    I'll eventually get South Park 3 (this will be the release that gets me started on the SP series, so I'll eventually pick up the first two)...

    Is LXG any good? I'm thinking about picking that up, too.
     
  18. Joe Fisher

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  19. Rodon

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    SPS3 at least for me this week. Thanks Dave!
     
  20. Arnie G

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    I ordered Pet Shop Boys Pop Art from DDD but haven't gotten a ship notice yet. Time will tell!
     

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