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Weekly RoundUp 10-20-2009

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

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    – Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen –2009)

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    – Jack Nicholson (Easy Rider – 1969)

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    – Summer Storm– 1944

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    Monsoon Wedding – 2001

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    Cast (Fawlty Towers – 1975-79)


    The Prices
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    Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF
    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoBlack Adder: Remastered Ultimate Edition$55.99$69.99 Blood: The Last Vampire$18.99$19.99 Cheri$19.99$19.99 The Crew$20.99$24.99 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Comp. Series$98.49 Fawlty Towers Remastered SE$34.49$39.99 Hawaii 5-0: Season 7$34.99$39.99 Iron Man: Armored Adventures (BB Exclusive) $12.99 It's Garry Shandling's Show: Complete Series$119.99$139.99 The L Word: Final Season$38.99$39.99$36.99 The L Word: Complete Series$145.99$209.99$129.99 Love N' Dancing$19.99$19.99 Monsoon Wedding (CC)$29.99$34.99 Numb3rs: Season 5$38.99$39.99 $35.99Peanuts 1970s Collection: Volume 1$21.99$24.99 Planes, Trains & Automobiles SE$9.99$9.99 Route 66: Season 3 Volume 2$19.99$24.99 SNL: Best of Amy Poehler$13.99$14.99 Summer Storm$12.99$12.99 The Tournament$13.99$14.99 Transformers 2: Revenge of Fallen (1-disc)$15.99$15.99$15.00$18.99Transformers 2: Revenge of Fallen (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99 Transformers: Two Movie Collection$31.49 Vega$: Season 1 Volume 1$27.99$29.99 William Castle Film Collection$59.99$79.99 Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead $16.99$17.99 [​IMG]
    Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF
    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoBlood: The Last Vampire$22.99$29.99 The Crew$24.49$34.99 Easy Rider$26.99$29.99 The Elephant King$16.99 Escaflowne: The Movie$23.99$34.99 Ichi the Killer$18.99$24.99 Iron Man: Armored Adventures (BB Exclusive) $16.99 Love N' Dancing$19.99$24.99 Monsoon Wedding (CC)$26.99$42.99 Transformers 2: Revenge of Fallen SE (2-disc)$19.99$24.99$25.99$27.99Water World$17.99$19.99 Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead$19.99$25.99
    (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

    Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

    Peanuts 1970s Collection: Volume 1 (DVD): It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown; Play it Again, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving; It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown; There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown; You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown.

    William Castle Film Collection (DVD): 13 Frightened Girls, 13 Ghosts, Homicidal, Straightjacket, Mr. Sardonicus, The Old Dark House, The Tingler, Zotz!.

    Transformers: Two Movie Collection (DVD): Transformers, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.

    The Disclaimer Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed Sunday advertisements. All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price.

    I, obviously, cannot include EVERY title released in a given week in the RoundUp
    . The titles included are those that I am interested in...as well as those which I consider will be of interest to a majority of consumers (and sometimes I’ll miss one!). I don't get paid for this, and I don't have the time to list every DVD. So, please don't complain!
    If there is a title not included in the RoundUp that you want to see, PLEASE just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone!

    Note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the RoundUp. They set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is no way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. And, Circuit City is still out of business...even in Hawaii (where they NEVER guaranteed their prices anyway).

    The Specials

    --One special note. Wal-Mart has it's own EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY RELEASE of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Their "Two Disc Big Screen Edition" includes the scenes of the feature shot in IMAX included in the film (similar to the Blu-ray release of The Dark Knight.) AND...a recently released Wal-Mart flyer which hit the internet shows the price to be just $19.96!

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    --There are the usual price discrepancies, this week, between the Best Buy flyer and bestbuy.com on a number of new release titles. So, if you are thinking of picking up a title at your local store, you MAY want to consider doing a purchase on BB.com and an in-store pickup.

    --Best Buy, this week, will have one of its DOORBUSTER DEALS for the release of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Go to your local Best Buy store during the first two hours they are open on Tuesday, October 20 and get $3 off the Blu-ray and $2 off the DVD. Some stores may have Midnight Events for this release. Go to bestbuy.com/transformers for details. In-store only. Doorbuster discount does not apply to bestbuy.com pre-orders or sales. Stores with midnight openings will have Doorbuster pricing for BOTH the midnight opening AND the first two regular business hours on October 20, 2009.

    --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY GIFT SET for $44.99. Includes Optimus Prime replica and a $50 gift card to sideshowcollectibles.com

    --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of Iron Man: Armored Adventures on DVD and Blu-ray. See grids above for prices.

    --Best Buy has the following Blu-ray discs on-sale:

    $9.99: Reservoir Dogs, Swordfish, Gothika, Beerfest, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Terminator 3, Punisher, Chaos.

    $12.99: Halloween (1978), Children of the Corn, Hellraiser, Halloween (2007), Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead, Dead Calm, Snakes on a Plane.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: A number of DVD "thrillers" are priced at $4.99 and $6.99.

    --Target, this week, has one of its EXCLUSIVE ROBOTIC PACKAGING for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen on either DVD ($26.99 for SE) or Blu-ray $29.99). Only at Target! Transformers 2-disc deluxe DVD set and Blu-ray both come with limited edition Bumblebee packaging that transforms into a 14" tall robot. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVD titles for $10.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $4.99 each:
    Dawn of the Dead (remake)
    Dawn of the Dead (original)
    The Butterfly Effect
    Hostel
    Van Helsing
    Vacancy
    The Dead Zone
    H20

    $6.99 each:
    Ghostbusters
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Shining
    Beowulf
    Disturbia
    Cloverfield
    Signs
    Chud? (can't read lettering)

    Transformers $9.99

    Blu-ray:

    $9.99 each:
    Reservoir Dogs
    Swordfish
    Gothika
    Beerfest
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
    Terminator 3
    The Punisher
    Chaos

    $12.99 each:
    Halloween
    Children of the Corn
    Hellraiser
    Halloween ?
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake)
    Dawn of the Dead
    Dead Calm
    Snakes on a Plane

    Transformers $24.99



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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $10 each:
    Transformers
    The Dark Knight
    Hercules
    Madagascar 2
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    12:03am. Where were you Mike? j/k Oh, to see the summer movies start to hit the Roundup. Our b&m BB hasn't opened yet so I'll probably get Transformers 2 disc dvd at Wal Mart with my nephews employee discount. Planes, Trains & Automobiles is on order from Deep Discount. Thanks for the Roundup. The next 3 months I'll be using it a lot more than I have for quite a while.
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    Legit question.

    Watching the baseball game...and then finding my computer to be a little sluggish.

    Now...off to bed.
     
  5. Bill Thomann

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    You're going to bed right after ARod's tying homerun? Course with the rain starting to hit this one might get delayed or postponed. Anyway, thanks for the help saving $$$ on my dvds.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    It'll be interesting to see if this one get's finished tonight.

    No talk of "big green blobs" over NYC on the satellite maps by the weatherguys via Buck & McCarver.
     
  7. MarkBirds

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    I was on the fence about Transformers 2 until I saw the Wal-mart deal. Sold!
     
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    Thanks, Mike. We can all count on you to make us smarter shoppers. :)
     
  9. ManW_TheUncool

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    Hmmm... When the B&M CC died, people thought there will be less competition for BB and Amazon to keep prices in check, etc. But seems like Walmart (and even Target on occasion) has stepped up to do more than what CC ever did for the pricing competition (at least for Blu-rays anyway as far as I can tell)...

    And thanks, Mike, for yet another weekly roundup

    _Man_
     
  10. TravisR

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    Nothing for me this week. Thanks for the prices anyway! [/url]

    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $6.99 each:
    Chud? (can't read lettering)

    Blu-ray:

    $12.99 each:
    Halloween ?





    I think the DVD is a movie called Teeth. That Halloween Blu-ray is the 2007 remake (so both the original and remake are on sale for $13 each).
     
  11. Jason_V

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    This week is a total FAIL. Unless I hear of a good unadvertised special on something I want, another lacking week. That's good...gives me time (and money) to track down some missing Walt Disney Treasures online. :)
     
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    I will have to check out reviews first, but I might have to double dip on Fawlty Towers!
     
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    I agree. I avoid buying new shiny discs at Wally World but when they drop prices down that low for a new Blu, I will march in and grab a copy! In fact, I'll be blind buying Megan Fox Robot Movie 2!
     
  14. Mike Frezon

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    Originally Posted by MattBradley

    Man: Wal-Mart's not a good fit for the RoundUp because (if you read the weekly disclaimer: Paragraph 3) it's a store that1.) engages in regional pricing, and 2.) often price matches whenever local stores advertise lower prices. So--bottom line--prices at W-M tend to be all over the place.

    I remember years ago, doing a separate price table for only Wal-Mart prices for a particular big release. I think it might have been the release of the original Star Wars Trilogy on DVD. It was really amazing how different the prices were.
     
  15. Mike Frezon

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    And here's a flash-from-the-past. From the 9-21-2004 Weekly RoundUp...the list of prices we accumulated as a community at various Wal-Marts around the country for the release of the Star Wars OT on DVD:

    $35.88 Antioch, TN (near Nashville)

    $35.95 Woodburn, OR

    $36.99 Westminster, CA (today only/basically a Fry's PM)
    $38.84 Spokane, WA
    $38.87 Covina, CA
    $39.44 Glenmont, NY
    $39.62 Exton, PA
    $39.95 Central FL
    $39.97 Valrico, FL
    $39.98 Antioch, CA
    $39.98 Richland, WA
    $40.00 Raynham, MA
    $41.65 Mohegan Lake, NY
    $41.78 Seneca, SC
    $41.88 West Lafayette, IN
    $42.00 Shelton, CT
    $42.08 Bowie, MD
    $42.86 Richmond, VA
    $42.87 So. Central, FL
    $42.87 Miami, FL
    $42.87 Oklahoma City, OK
    $42.87 Duluth, GA
    $42.87 Burke, VA
    $42.87 Myrtle Beach, SC
    $42.88 Rochester, MN
    $42.88 Easton, PA
    $42.95 Nashville, TN
    $42.96 Highland, UT
    $42.99 Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    $44.87 Bellingham, WA
    $44.87 Lehigh Acres, FL
    $44.87 Hilltown, PA
    $44.99 Houston TX
    $47.82 Bartow, FL
    $47.82 Berlin, VT
    $47.87 Fort Scott, KS
    $47.95 Oxford, OH
     
  16. ManW_TheUncool

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    Ooooh... Good point about Walmart's regional pricing being a problem. I don't live near one, so haven't seen it firsthand. I generally only see what's listed for their online site -- usually when I check one of the price search engines (eg. dvdpricesearch.com). Do they still practice regional pricing?

    Also, would it make sense to include just Walmart's online prices (under Walmart.com)? Most folks might not actually order from there, but their online site might still serve as a good reference point for shoppers though, especially since Amazon tends to match their prices quite regularly these days.

    _Man_
     
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    I will be interested to see what my local Walmart has Transformers 2 for. There is no online ad for my area :(
     
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    Junior REALLY wants that new Transformers movie, but it sounds awful. On the other hand, it also sounds like the extra features might be worth $20.
     
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    Transformers 2 is now listed for 19.99 at amazon (Follow the link in Mike's first post)
     
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    Thanks Neil. I edited. Now to decide if its Amazon or see what Walmart has their version for....
     

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