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Weekly RoundUp 12/14/04

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    It’s a jolly holiday with Mary. No wonder that it’s Mary that we love.
    –Dick Van Dyke as Bert (Mary Poppins – 1964)
    [​IMG]

    Aragorn: We have time. Every day Frodo moves closer to Mordor.
    Gandalf: Do we know that?
    Aragorn: What does your heart tell you?
    Gandalf: That Frodo is alive. Yes. Yes, he's alive.

    –Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn & Ian McKellen as Gandalf (Return of the King - 2003)
    [​IMG]

    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
    [C]
    _____________TITLE___________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    3: Collector’s Edition_____ _ $24.49 __ $_N/A_ __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    All Night Long_____________ _ $12.28 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Anything But Love (2002)___ _ $26.08 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ben Stiller Collection_____ _ $41.99 __ $43.99 __ $49.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Beverly Hillbillies________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Blessed____________________ _ $17.49 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Breaker Morant (Masterworks)_ $24.49 __ $29.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Carlita’s Secret___________ _ $13.48 __ $11.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Cinderella (1957 TV)_______ _ $17.99 __ $22.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Collateral_________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.59 __
    Curse of the Komodo________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Door in the Floor______ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dragon Storm_______________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Everybody Loves Raymond: S2 _ $31.49 __ $32.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Fam.Guy:Freakin’ Smart Coll._ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $14.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids _ $10.49 __ $_N/A_ __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Fat Albert/Cosby Kids UE___ _ $34.99 __ $29.99 __ $32.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Godzilla: Tokyo SOS________ _ $17.47 __ $23.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Godzilla 3-Pack____________ _ $51.06 __ $89.99 __ $72.95 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **I, Robot_________________ _ $19.49 __ $14.99 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.49 __
    Jack the Bear______________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Kitchen Stories____________ _ $26.08 __ $21.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    LOTR: ROTK EE______________ _ $23.99 __ $22.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __
    LOTR: ROTK EE Gift Set_____ _ $55.94 __ $49.99 __ $49.99 __ $69.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    LOTR: EE Trilogy___________ _ $77.98 __ $72.99 __$119.98 __ $79.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Man Trouble________________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Mary Poppins_______________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    **Meet the Parents BE______ _ $20.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Michael (1924)_____________ _ $26.95 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Newlyweds: Season 1________ _ $18.89 __ $15.99 __ $16.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Pact with the Devil________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Paris, Texas_______________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Partners in Action_________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Princess Diaries 2_______ _ $20.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Quantum Leap: Season 2_____ _ $41.99 __ $43.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $35.99 __
    Reba: Season 1_____________ _ $27.99 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Relative Evil______________ _ $19.59 __ $20.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Rocky Anthology____________ _ $54.78 __ $41.99 __ $39.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Sex In Chains______________ _ $26.95 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Silver Streak______________ _ $_9.98 __ $_8.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Son of Godzilla____________ _ $17.47 __ $23.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Star Trek-TOS: Season 3____ _ $90.99 __ $99.99 __ $89.99 __ $99.99 __ $84.99 __
    Star Trek-TOS: Comp. Series _$265.99 __$322.98 __$379.98 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    This So Called Disaster____ _ $24.58 __ $28.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Top Gun SE_______________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $11.99 __
    We Don’t Live Here Anymore_ _ $19.57 __ $21.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    WWE Survivor Series 2004___ _ $17.47 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    [/C]

    Titles included in collections in the above grid:

    The Ben Stiller Collection: Meet The Parents, Mystery Men, Reality Bites, Along Came Polly.

    Godzilla 3-Pack: Godzilla: Tokyo S-O-S, Son of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

    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 definite 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 (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). 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. So, 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 Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set 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/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! I, Robot AND Meet The Parents: Bonus Edition AND Princess Diaries 2 AND Top Gun SE are ALL available in OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --Best Buy is having an offer which could be a boon for the right holiday shopper! Save $20 on the RoboSapien toy ($99.99) when you buy I, Robot ($14.99) on the same receipt. Not available in all stores. Available in New Jersey.

    --Best Buy also has a bonus disc with its copies of the Top Gun SE. “Top Gun’s Collector’s Edition contains over three hours of special features. The bonus disc includes a riveting featurette about the tough pilot training program at Miramar Fighter Weapons School. Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks. More info on this bonus disc is available from the DVD’s producer in the Software forum.

    --And, Best Buy is offering a bonus disc on its copies of Star Trek - TOS: Season 3 Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --The Meet The Parents Bonus Edition contains a free in-pack movie ticket to Meet The Fockers in theaters December 22. Up to $10.50 value.

    --Circuit City has a deal on music DVDs. 10% off when you buy ANY music DVD. {i]In-store only. Discount off regular price taken at the register.[/i]

    --Coconuts (TWEC) is advertising “Low Price!” on I, Robot. Princess Diaries 2, and Collateral. They are also advertising for $12.99 Top Gun SE and Family Guy: The Freakin’ Sweet Collection. Coconuts is also offering the LOTR: ROTK EE for $22.99 after a $7 mail-in rebate and Newlyweds: Season 1 for $14.99 after a $5 mail-in rebate. And, Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 and the Fat Albert Ultimate Collection for $34.99
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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: December 14, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    20th Century Fox
    The Edge, Lake Placid, Pact With the Devil, Wild in the Country, Love Me Tender, Epoch: Evolution, Paris, Partners in Action, Dragon Storm, Curse of the Komodo ... $9.98
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $14.99 each:
    Stepford Wives
    Van Helsing
    The Passion of the Christ
    The Day After Tomorrow
    Spiderman 2
    Bourne Supremacy

    $7.99 each:
    Mission Impossible 2
    Jerry Maguire (1 disc)
    Minority Report (2 disc)

    $11.99 each:
    Independence Day
    Enemy of the State
    Men in Black 2

    2 for $15: (must buy 2 to get the deal)
    The Siege
    Boondock Saints
    Kiss of the Dragon
    Anastasia
    Broken Arrow
    Unfaithful
    Thin Red Line
    A Walk in the Clouds
    High Crimes
    Shallow Hal
    My Cousin Vinny
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Simpsons Gone Wild
    Return of the Dragon
    Bill Cosby Himself
    Brown Sugar
    Edward Scissorhands
    From Hell
    MASH
    Commando
    Moulin Rouge
    Cast Away

    3 for $30: (must buy 3 to get the deal)
    Ice Age
    Gremlins
    Blow
    The Rock
    Usual Suspects
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Interview with a Vampire
    The Godfather
    Snatch
    Seven (1 disc)
    Platinum Comedy Series (Dave Chappelle)
    Last Samurai
    Fight Club (1 disc)
    2 Fast 2 Furious
    Pearl Harbor
    Terminator 2
    American History X
    Ten Commandments
    The Missing (1 disc)
    Exorcist (Version you Never Saw)
    Club Dread (Unrated)

    Save 10% when you buy 2 of these:
    Sex and the City Season 6 Part 1 $34.99
    Family Guy Vol. 1 $34.99
    In Living Color Season 2 $34.99
    Everybody Loves Raymond Season 1 $32.99
    Arrested Development Season 1 $29.99
    Friends Season 8 $32.99

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring EE $22.99
    LOTR: The Two Towers EE $27.99

    $29.99 each:
    Ulitmate Jordon
    Back to the Future
    Man with No Name Trilogy
    Friends Season 8
    Sex in the City Season 1
    Curb your Enthusiasm Season 1

    Ali G Season 1 $22.99
    Aqua Teen Vol. 3 $24.99

    $39.99 each:
    Superman Collection
    Simpsons Season 4
    Family Guy Season 1/Season 2
    Seinfeld Season 1/Season 2
    Seinfeld Season 3

    South Park Season 4 $37.99

    $49.99
    Godfather Box set
    Indiana Jones Box set
    Star Wars Box set
    Pink Panther set
    Looney Tunes Golden Collection

    Nip Tuck Season 1 44.99

    Sopranos Season 4 $79.99
    Band of Brothers $89.99
    Complete Monty Python $119.99

    2 FOR $15:
    Bridges of Madison County
    Jerry Maguire
    Maverick
    Stripes
    American President
    Shrek
    Titanic
    Notting Hill
    Legends of the Fall
    River Runs Through It
    Officer and a Gentleman
    The Natural
    Miss Congeniality
    Stand by Me
    The Firm
    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    Jurassic Park
    Jurassic Park 2
    Jurassic ParK 3
    A Few Good Men
    Where the Heart Is
    Zoolander
    Juice
    Better Off Dead
    We Were Soldiers
    Boomerang
    SNL: Will Ferrell
    Mr. Deeds
    The Waterboy
    Rudy

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $7.50 each:
    Minority Report
    Ocean's Eleven
    American Beauty
    Catch Me If You Can
    Road to Perdition
    A Few Good Men
    BikerBoyz
    Head of State

    $10 each:
    Seabiscuit
    Love Actually
    Bruce Almighty
    Le Divorce
    Love Don't Cost A Thing
    The Rundown
    Final Destination 2
    Blackhawk Down

    Boxsets/Collections:
    Indiana Jones $49.99
    Superman 1-4 $29.99
    Dukes of Hazzard Season 1 $27.99
    The Sopranos Season 1 $59.99
    The Pink Panther $39.99

    LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring $29.99
    LOTR: The Two Towers $29.99
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Wow, Patrick!

    You must've had your finger on the trigger....ready to squeeze! [​IMG]

    Some of the prices this week are great! CostCo (and hopefully other warehouse clubs) and Coconuts on Top Gun. The ROTK EE set has some great prices. I, Robot...even Mary Poppins ($17.99 at CC!)...
     
  4. Scott_J

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    Thanks, as always, guys.

    Quantum Leap's the only definite for me this week. Family Guy: Freakin' Sweet Collection and Newlyweds:S1 are "we'll see"s. And thanks for including the Coconuts prices, Mike. Saves me the trouble when I pick up my paper in the morning. [​IMG]

    No fruitcakes listed in this week's roundup though? [​IMG]
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    Yeah, now I can go to bed...
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    Me too, brother! [​IMG]
     
  7. Vlad D

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    Thanks Mike.

    Only LOTR: ROTK EE and Mary Poppins for me.
     
  8. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks Mike. I'll be using the roundup for 5 B&M purchases: Top Gun SE w/BB bonus disc, Mary Poppins SE, Meet The Parents SE, Collateral & Princess Diaries 2. Probably pick all up at BB with some pricematching. LOTR:ROTK EE is supposed to ship from Barnes & Noble.com. Luckily I'll have plenty to keep me busy while I wait for it to arrive.
     
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    Star Trek TOS 3 and The Return of the King for me!


    I'm surprised that there aren't bigger sales this close to Christmas. This is my first year of seriously collecting DVD's - should I expect any blowout sales right before Christmas, or in the after-Christmas sales?
     
  10. Tommy T

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    Hey Mike and Patrick,

    There really should be a disclaimer that pops up for anyone that posts to any round up thread that has a big "THANKS" in it.

    You guys do an awesome job week in and week out, and though I do no post each week, I wanted to say thanks for all of your efforts. You make my job and a lot of others easier each week.

    This week it's LOTR:ROTK EE and I Robot definitely. When I'm in the store who knows what else I'll pick up.

    Thanks again,
    Tommy
     
  11. Kenneth Cummings

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    Good roundup so far Mike, even so why is there a giant text box where the Mary Poppin picture is purpose to be? I didn't know Miss Poppins is now using AIM instead of visiting young children. [​IMG]

    Anyway, it's a busy week, with the King Returning, that flying nanny who can sing, and a hitman who looks a lot like a ace pilot...except he blonde. [​IMG]
     
  12. David Williams

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    I passed on getting the new version of The Princess Diaries earlier in the year thinking for sure that BB would do a 2 for $25 deal when Royal Engagement came out. Very surprised not to see it... looks like I'll be putting these purchases off longer until the price drops. I'll be getting just ROTK EE and Mary Poppins SE.

    Many thanks, as usual, to Mike and Patrick!
     
  13. Ernesto.Morin

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    Thanks!
    LOTR and Mary Poppins for me.

    Later I will get Collateral and I, Robot.
     
  14. Dillon*G

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    I hope to see the following at Christmas:
    -Collateral
    -Everybody Loves Raymond:Season 2
    -I,Robot
    -LOTR:ROTK EE
    -Princess Diaries 2
    -Quantum Leap:Season 2

    Thanks a lot Mike and Patrick. [​IMG]
     
  15. Yohan Pamudji

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    Mike,

    I think the Family Guy collection should be "Freakin' Sweet" instead of "Freakin' Smart" [​IMG] Thanks for the hard work, as always!
     
  16. Jason_V

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    Time to break the bank...

    RotK GiftSet (hell, have the other two)
    Top Gun (hands down, one of my fave movies ever)

    I'm gonna hafta wait on Mary Poppins until next year and TOS S3 until Sam's has it for $80.

    Guys, honest to god, thanks for this every freaking Sunday morning.
     
  17. Dennis Nicholls

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    Wow. Mary Poppins and Merry/Pippin all in one week.
     
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    I'm with Jason V.

    Just the ROTK Giftset (hell, have the other two too) :p)
    & Top Gun SE (never bought the original, now I'm glad I didn't)

    Looks like if I go to BB I'll save $3.00 over going to CC.


    Thanks as always. I don't always post in the thread but I'm here every Sunday morning.



    (I'd also like the Rocky "Anthology", but I thought there was a box set already, off to the Software section to find out what's going on)
     
  19. Chris_Morris

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    Thanks Mike and Patrick.

    Biggest week in a while:
    ROTK
    Reba S1
    Top Gun SE
    Everybody Loves Raymond S2
    Princess Diaries 2

    Chris
     
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    Wow, looks like BB actually has a decent bonus disc with the Top Gun DVD.

    I will be getting for sure:

    LOTR:ROTK
    Top Gun SE

    and possibly:

    Collateral
    I, Robot
    Rocky Anthology



    OH AND CONGRATS FOR MAKING YOUR LOCAL PAPER MIKE!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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