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Weekly RoundUp 7-3-2007

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Cast (Eureka – 2006)

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    – Ian McKellan & Aaron Eckhart (Neverwas – 2005)

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    – Raid on Entebbe (1977)

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    – Cast (Our Very Own – 2005)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBaa Baa Black Sheep: Volume 2$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Batfink: Complete Series$24.99$29.99$29.99 - - Degrassi: Next Generation: Season 5$34.99$39.99$39.99 - - Disappearances$22.49$12.99$19.99 - - Dora: Summer Explorer$12.69$12.99$15.99 - - Double Bunk$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Driving Lessons$18.69$22.99$19.99 - - Eureka: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99$27.99 - George Lopez: America’s Mexican$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Ghostbusters: Vol. 2 (Anim. Series)$35.99$29.99$34.99 - - Ghost/Shell: Solid State Society$14.99$12.99$15.99 - - Ghost/Shell: Solid State Society LE$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - Just the Two of Us (1975)$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Neverwas$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Our Very Own$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Puccini for Beginners$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Raid on Entebbe (1977)$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - That Tender Touch (1969)$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - W2G: Black Candles/Evil Eyes$9.69$9.99$10.99 - - W2G: Techer/Pickup$9.69$9.99$10.99 - - White Boyz in the Hood: Season 1$17.99$14.99$15.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBlood Diamond$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - The Untouchables$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - The Warriors: Director’s Cut$19.95$24.99$29.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoFlatliners$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - The Patriot: Extended Cut$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - The Untouchables$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - The Warriors: Extended Cut$19.95$24.99$29.99 - -

    (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

    W2G before a title = “Welcome to Grindhouse” series.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    No sets/collections this week.

    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.

    "LP" in the RoundUp table means a store’s Sunday flyer says "Low Price". That means 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, 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, 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, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


    The Specials

    Happy Independence Day, Round Uppers! [​IMG]

    **Yay! There are no titles released this week in separate OAR and MAR versions!

    --Attention: Best Buy Reward Zone Members!
    Earn a $10 Entertainment Certificate with every $100 spent on Movies, Music & Game Software between 7-1-07 and 8-25-07. There are restrictions. For details…go to www.MyRewardZone.com. You MUST register at the site to receive this bonus deal! Don’t miss out!

    --Save $3, instantly, on ANY Disney DVD @ Best Buy with the purchase of EITHER Bridge to Terabithia OR The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is advertising FREE STICKER BOOK with the purchase of ANY NICKLEODEON DVD. Of COu7rse, this week’s BIG Nickleodeon release is Dora the Explorer: Summer Explorer. Minimum 30 per store.

    --Best Buy has an instant $10 savings on select Blu-ray discs this week. Purchase ANY two of the following Blu-ray discs and save $10 on the purchase (all priced at $29.99 apiece): Bridge to Terabithia, Chicken Little, Invincible. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is also advertising a good-sized list of select TV on DVD season sets for just $16.99. the list includes: M*A*S*H: S1, The Unit: S1, Boston Legal: S1, How I Met Your Mother: S1, Fraggle Rock: S1, Reba: S1, My Name is Earl: S1, Voyage to Bottom of the Sea: S1 Volume 1, Voyage to Bottom of the Sea: S1 Volume 2, and Roswell: Season 3. More titles in-store and @ bestbuy.com.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed for $4.99 and $6.99.

    --Circuit City is offering a number of deals on TV Shows on DVD Season sets this week.

    $12.99: Hill Street Blues, S1, Stacked: Complete Series, Girls Next Door: S1.

    $14.99: American Dad: V1, Angel: S1, Buffy: S1, Futurama: V1, How I Met Your Mother: S1, M*A*S*H: S1, The Pretender: S1.

    $17.99: Bones: S1, Boston Legal: S1, Family Guy: V1, My Name is Earl: S1, That ‘70s Show: S1, The Unit: S1.

    $21.99: 24: S1, Prison Break: S1, The Shield: S1.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has long lists of DVDs for sale for $4.99 and $7.99.

    --Target has a number of recent releases on sale for $13.99 & $17.99 this week.

    --Target is also (interestingly) advertising prices on select HD discs this week:

    $24.99 Blu-ray discs: Déjà Vu, PotC: Curse of Black Pearl, PotC: Dead Man’s Chest.

    $27.99 HD-DVDs: The Departed, Happy Feet, Superman Returns.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has its usual assortment of $7.50 & $10.00 DVDs. (I guess Target has NOT boosted its $10 DVD pricepoint to $11.88 as it was last week.)

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: July 3, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. TravisR

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    Nothing for me this week (and I bet alot of others too).

    Thanks for the prices though! [​IMG]
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the roundup. Nothing for me either.
     
  4. Daryl Stovall

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    Thanks for the List guys! The pickings are pretty slim this week (Thank goodness), my wallet could use the break...The only titles on my to buy list are: 1) Eureka - Season One & Raid on Entebbe.
     
  5. Chris S

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    Thanks for the Roundup as always!
     
  6. Tim Glover

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    Mike, that's not William Hurt beside Ian McKlellan. That's Aaron Eckhart. [​IMG]

    I'm in for the HD DVDs of Blood Diamond & The Untouchables. Already pre-ordered these awhile back. [​IMG]
     
  7. bignev44

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    Eureka S1 and Ghost In The Shell SSS for me!

    Thanks again guys!
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    Thanks, dude! Fixed!

    Kinda looks like a young William Hurt. Wasn't looking closely enough, I guess. Don't know anything about the film.
     
  9. TonyD

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    love to get untouchables.

    but br or hd dvd?
     
  10. Scott_J

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    There, fixed that for ya, Mike. That's essentially the truth. You know it's a slow week (or a weak week, if you prefer) when one of the most interesting titles (and one of the few I've actually heard of) is Dora the Explorer. White Boyz in the Hood? Really?

    No new releases this week, but a couple of those cheap FOX TV sets at BB and CC may entice me.
     
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    Ghost in the Shell, and Black Sheep.
     
  12. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $4.99 each:
    SAW II
    SAW: Blade Edition
    The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition
    Hardball
    Minority Report
    Paycheck
    Basic Instinct: Special Edition
    Cabin Fever
    King Of New York: Special Edition
    The Rock (non-Criterion)
    Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
    The Sixth Sense: Collector’s Edition Series
    Breakdown
    Tyler Perry’s Diary Of A Mad Black Woman
    Total Recall: Special Edition
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    Terminator 2: Extreme DVD Edition
    Enemy At The Gates
    Adventures In Babysitting
    Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
    Dickie Roberts
    Good Morning Vietnam: Special Edition
    Raising Helen
    While You Were Sleeping
    40 Days & 40 Nights
    King Arthur: Extended Unrated Edition
    The Ghost & The Darkness
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    He Got Game
    State Property
    The Count Of Monte Cristo
    Virtuosity
    Black Mask
    Gangs Of New York
    Wonderland
    The Big Easy
    Jacob’s Ladder
    Chinatown
    What’s Love Got To Do With It
    KIDS
    The Firm

    $7.99 each:
    Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties
    The Hills Have Eyes: Unrated
    Aquamarine
    Cheaper By The Dozen 2
    The Transporter: Collector’s Edition
    Just My Luck
    Date Movie: Unrated
    Little Manhattan
    Thunderball (Latest Release)
    Thank You For Smoking
    Phat Girlz
    Tristan + Isolde
    Bandidas
    The Sentinel (Douglas / Sutherland / Longoria)
    Grandma’s Boy: Unrated
    Night Watch
    Willow: Special Edition
    Big Momma’s House 2
    The Family Stone
    Imagine Me & You
    Bee Season
    The Transporter 2
    Missing In Action 2: The Beginning / Braddock: Missing In Action III Double Feature

    Notorious B.I.G.: Life After Death – 10 Years Later $9.99

    DVD Sets:
    Hill Street Blues: Season 1 $12.99
    The Girls Next Door: Season 1 $12.99
    Stacked: The Complete Series $12.99
    M*A*S*H: Season 1 $14.99
    How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 $14.99
    American Dad: Volume I $14.99
    Angel: Season 1 $14.99
    The Pretender: Season 1 $14.99
    Futurama: Volume I $14.99
    Buffy, The Vampire Slayer: Season 1 $14.99
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $17.99
    The Unit: Season 1 $17.99
    That 70’s Show: Season 1 $17.99
    Bones: Season 1 $17.99
    Boston Legal: Season 1 $17.99
    Family Guy: Seasons 1 + 2 $17.99
    The Shield: Season 1 $21.99
    24: Season 1 $21.99
    Prison Break: Season 1 $21.99


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    ECW: One Night Stand $14.99
    Dane Cook: Vicious Circle $14.99
    Dane Cook: Tourgasm $19.99
    Shrek $14.99
    Shrek 2 $14.99
    Flushed Away $19.99
    Over The Hedge $19.99

    $4.99 DVDs: More titles in store and at BestBuy.com
    Super Troopers
    My Cousin Vinny (1st Pressing)
    Robin Hood: Men In Tights
    Spaceballs (1st Pressing)
    True Lies
    Hotel Rwanda
    Fargo (1st Pressing)
    Platoon: Special Edition
    The Last Of The Mohicans
    Raging Bull (1st Pressing)

    $6.99 DVDs: More titles in store and at BestBuy.com
    The Usual Suspects: Special Edition
    John Tucker Must Die
    Point Break: Full Adrenaline Edition
    Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith
    My Super Ex-Girlfriend
    Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties
    Just My Luck
    Imagine Me & You
    Tristan + Isolde
    Cheaper By The Dozen 2
    The Family Stone
    Star Wars IV: A New Hope

    Blu-Ray Discs: Save $10 Instantly when you buy 2 of these Blu-Ray discs
    Chicken Little $29.99
    Invincible $29.99
    Bridge To Terabithia $29.99

    DVD Sets:
    The Chris Rock Show: Seasons 1 + 2 $14.99
    Eureka: Season 1 $29.99

    $16.99 DVD Sets: More titles in store and at BestBuy.com
    The Unit: Season 1
    M*A*S*H: Season 1
    Boston Legal: Season 1
    How I Met Your Mother: Season 1
    Fraggle Rock: Season 1
    Roswell: Season 3
    Reba: Season 1
    Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Season 1 – Volume I
    Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Season 1 – Volume II
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Casino Royale $13.99
    The Pursuit Of Happyness $13.99
    Déjà Vu $13.99
    The Queen $13.99
    Open Season $13.99
    Freedom Writers $17.99
    Charlotte’s Web (2007) $17.99
    Happily N’ever After $17.99
    Music & Lyrics $17.99

    $7.50 each:
    Fun With Dick & Jane (Carrey)
    Five People You Meet In Heaven
    Finding Neverland
    The Goonies

    $10.00 each:
    Blood Diamond
    Click: Special Edition
    The Black Dahlia
    Superman Returns

    High-Def Discs:
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl Blu-Ray $24.99
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Blu-Ray $24.99
    Deja Vu Blu-Ray $24.99

    The Departed HD-DVD $27.99
    Superman Returns HD-DVD $27.99
    Happy Feet HD-DVD $27.99

    DVD Sets:
    Charmed: Season 3 $19.99
    House: Season 2 $32.99
    24: Season 5 $27.99
    Family Guy: Volume III $19.99
    Scrubs: Season 5 $29.99
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 $19.99
    Entourage: Season 3.1 $27.99
    The O.C.: Season 4 $39.99
    Kyle XY – Declassified: Season 1 $29.99
    Rescue Me: Season 3 $34.99

    The Office: Season 1 + Season 2 Two Pack $39.99
    Comes with free ticket to see Evan Almghty in theaters
     
  13. Shawn.F

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    Not sure how the HD DVD looks and sounds, but I was very happy with the Blu-Ray copy I got last week. I'm sure either way, you'll be happy though. Paramount really has been doing a great job with their releases of late.
     
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    Thanks, gents!

    Nothing for me this week. Probably a good thing, too, since I still have 10 Cult Camp Classics to watch... [​IMG]
     
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    If you think there's not much interesting this week, you may want to check out Eureka. It's a really good show; lots of comedy mixed in with drama, conspiracy theories and special effects. I highly recommend it. Picked up Psych last week, will be getting Eureka this week and Dresden Files next month. Three great shows worth anyone's time.
     
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    For the fans of the show Slings and Arrows,Season 3 comes out this Tuesday. DeepDiscount has it available for $19.65.
     
  17. Bob Graham

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    No new stuff for me, but with the low prices on catalog titles, the BestBuy Reward Zone special and the 10% off coupon I posted in another message, there's a lot I'm going to going after this week.
     
  18. Mike Frezon

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    I just registered for the Reward Zone deal.

    If you sign up it gives you an option to take a survey and get $10 towards your first $100 purchase. I decided to go ahead. It is very short and easy.

    The highlight is Question #9 (the last question!):

    If you could change one thing at Best Buy, what would it be?

    AND...it is an open-ended, essay question. Have fun! [​IMG]
     
  19. John Garcia

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    Is it just me or did Best Buy make an oops....I noticed that they had the July 3rd (BluRay) titles already out on the shelves....yesterday. I thought for sure when I saw The Patriot that it wasn't supposed to be out until tomorrow.

    Fry's has a pretty good deal going on in which I picked up a few BDs - 2 for $25 (select titles) but they rang up as $12.50 even without buying 2 for me on Friday, and there are some other select titles for $13.99 ea.
     
  20. Aaron Silverman

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    Answer #9:


    Just to clarify -- the $10 for completing the survey means that you only have to spend $90 to get that first $10 certificate, not that you get $10 off a $100 purchase.
     

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