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Weekly RoundUp 8/17/04

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    But, I'm funny how? Funny like a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh?
    –Joe Pesci as the Tommy Devito (Goodfellas – 1990)

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    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
    [C]
    _____________TITLE_____________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    After Hours___________________ _ $13.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Alice Doesn’t Live Here... SE_ _ $13.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Babylon 5: The Movies_________ _ $41.99 __ $47.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Bon Voyage____________________ _ $20.97 __ $26.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Candyman SE___________________ _ $13.96 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chopping Mall_________________ _ $10.49 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Connie and Carla____________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Da Ali G Show: Season 1_______ _ $20.96 __ $22.99 __ $22.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Dinner For Five: Season 1_____ _ $24.58 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Duel CE_______________________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Gia (NR)______________________ _ $_N/A_ __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Godsend_______________________ _ $18.89 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $16.99 __
    Goodfellas SE_________________ _ $18.89 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Guyver (Dir. Cut)_________ _ $17.37 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Guyver 2__________________ _ $17.37 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Happy Days: Season 1__________ _ $27.29 __ $27.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __
    Lateline: Complete Series_____ _ $33.92 __ $31.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Laverne & Shirley: Season 1___ _ $27.29 __ $27.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $24.99 __
    The Mangler___________________ _ $17.37 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Margaret Cho Collection___ _ $34.99 __ $32.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Martin Scorsese Collection _ $41.94 __ $49.99 __ $49.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Mayor of Sunset Strip_____ _ $21.73 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Mean Streets SE_______________ _ $13.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Mickey’s Three Musketeers_____ _ $25.49 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    A Million to Juan_____________ _ $_9.98 __ $_9.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **New York Minute_____________ _ $19.57 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Past Midnight_________________ _ $13.96 __ $16.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Redemption____________________ _ $26.08 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Saved By/Bell:College Years: S1_ $24.49 __ $25.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Seeing Other People___________ _ $23.48 __ $24.99 __ $27.00 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Stir of Echoes SE_____________ _ $17.38 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Sugarland Express_________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Taking Lives________________ _ $19.57 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Triggermen____________________ _ $23.47 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Who’s That Knocking/Door? SE__ _ $13.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    [/C]

    Titles in the Collections listed in the above RoundUp:

    The Martin Scorsese Collection: Goodfellas, Mean Streets, After Hours, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Who’s That Knocking At My Door?

    The Margaret Cho Collection: I’m the One That I Want, Notorious C.H.O., Revolution.

    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 CAREFUL! Connie & Carla AND New York Minute AND Taking Livesare ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one. And, as MikeEckman points out several posts below...Chopping Mall is available only in a MAR release. Normally, I wouldn't include this title in the RoundUp. So, use your good sound judgement here...unless, like Mike, this is a "must-have" title! [​IMG]

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

    --Best Buy (see RoundUp above) is offering up an unrated version of the Angelina Jolie vehicle “Gia”. Ads say “Get it first at Best Buy”. No other details, except a quick plot synopsis and cover art, are offered. HERE'S a link to a prior HTF discussion on the disc--including a link to a comparison of the R & NR presentations.

    --Best Buy is offering $5 off the purchase of any Disney section DVD instantly, with the purchase of the new Disney Mickey’s The Three Musketeers.
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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: August 17, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Lions Gate/Artisan

    Bad Lieutenant, Blair Witch 2 ... $9.98

    Bruiser, Chasing Sleep, Convent, Cube: SE, Dead Alive, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, Dracula's Curse, Leprechaun in the Hood, May, Return of the Living Dead 3 ... $14.98

    Beyond Re-Animator, Cabin Fever, House of the Dead ... $19.98
     
  2. nolesrule

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    Wow. Saturday night! Most impressive.

    I think only the Babylon 5 movies for me.
     
  3. Michael Sliger

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    Heads up on a possible deal for Babylon 5: The Movies. Fry's website dropped their listed price down to $34.99 this weekend. With shipping ($7.04 for ground on my end), Amazon still beats them. Still, the B&M stores sometimes match the online price, making that a potential steal for those of you lucky enough to be close to one of their stores.

    Thanks again Mike for all of the hard work.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $8.99:
    Bronx Tale
    Hoodlum
    Donnie Brasco
    Analyze This

    $12.99:
    Godfather
    King of NY
    Untouchables

    $19.99:
    Kill Bill Vol. 2
    Johnson Family Vacation
    Never Die Alone
    Hidalgo
    The Prince and Me
    Predator SE
    Scarface
    Once Upon A Time In America

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    2 for $15:
    The Yards
    The Big Hit
    Fear
    Donnie Brasco
    Being John Malcovich
    Reqium For A Dream
    Waking Ned Devine
    Girl, Interrupted
    Original Stix
    The Bone Collector
    Out of Time
    The Game
    Married to the Mob
    What Lies Beneath
    Empire Two Worlds Collide
    A Time to Kill
    A Bronx Tale
    Gotti
    Dragnet
    Chris Farley: Best of SNL
    Pushing Tin
    Entrapment
    Midnight Run
    Reindeer Games
    Canadian Bacon
    Legally Blonde
    The Full Monty
    Benny and Joon
    Three Amigos
    Back To School

    $19.99:
    Kill Bill 2

    $14.99:
    Nick and Jessica

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    2 for $11:
    Tigerland
    Darkest Knight
    Nine Months
    Airheads
    From Justin to Kelly
    The Truth About Cat and Dogs
    The Simple Life
    Woman on Top
     
  5. EricSchulz

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    Nothing for me this week: the floodgates begin to open next week so I can use the break!
     
  6. Tino

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    My Circuit City flyer has both DUEL and STIR OF ECHOES listed for $12.99.

    BTW, Mike, thanks for these updates. I don't post in these threads very often, but I check them out every week.

    Keep up the good work! [​IMG]
     
  7. george kaplan

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    Based on their flyer a couple of weeks ago, it's likely that Target will also have Goodfellas for $19.99.

    I'll be picking up Goodfellas, Three Musketeers, and probably based on the HTF review, Here's Lucy.
     
  8. Jason_V

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    I had thought about the B5 movies, but with expensive sets coming (including two seasons of Farscape), I'm saving my pennies for another week.

    Great job as usual Mike!
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    Attention: Major revisions to Circuit City Prices in the grid!

    As Tino pointed out a couple of posts above, Circuit City's flyer prices differed from circuitcity.com. In my rush to get this week's RoundUp in place, I did not have access to the Sunday flyer on Saturday (darn newspaper!). While I was out shopping last night, I found one but only checked to see what kind of special deals CC was having (none). Turns out I should have written down their prices, because I just made eleven changes to Circuit City prices in the grid.

    Changes have been made to:

    [c]Babylon 5: The Movies
    Connie & Carla
    Da Ali G Show
    Duel
    Godsend
    Goodfellas
    Lateline: Complete Series
    New York Minute
    Saved By the Bell: The College Years
    Stir of Echoes
    Taking Lives
    [/c]

    I am really sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    I guess this means regional pricing is really starting to take hold. I used to print special notices whenever one or two prices would differ between the on-line and their sister B&M store.
     
  10. Kenneth Cummings

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    I would get Duel and Goodfellas, but I currently just want to get my PS2 built up to normal, so I just taking a week or two off to get more games. Thanks anyway, Mike.
     
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    What's special about the Stir of Echoes Special Edition? This is the first I've heard of it.
     
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    Goodfellas SE
    Candyman SE
    B5 movies
    Duel
    Possibly: Guyver and Taking Lives
     
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    I'm getting Saved by the Bell:The College Years and maybe The Goodfellas SE.Thanks Mike.
     
  14. Patrick Sun

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    Well, Best Buy in Atlanta appears to have quit having their weekly flyers placed in the Sunday newspaper (3 weeks running now with no BB flyers).
     
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    Looks like I'll be heading to BB for the Goodfellas SE & Circuit City for the Duel SE. I'm glad I checked this thread again before heading out Tuesday, I was planning on getting them both at BB.

    Thanks Mike![​IMG]
     
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    Thanks to the new Circuit City price, I'll be price-matching the B5 movies at Best Buy (Best Buy is closer and I want the RewardZone points). After tax, it's less than $1 more than Amazon.com, and since the B5 releases have had loose disc issues, I'd rather purchase at B&M anyway in case I have to make a return.
     
  17. Carlo Medina

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    Looks like Goodfellas and Gia for me...might get Mean Streets sight unseen...
     
  18. Justin_S

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    Pricey week for me. I'll be picking up:

    Duel
    Candyman SE
    The Guyver
    The Guyver 2
    Stir of Echoes SE
    Chopping Mall

    I'll hold off a week or two on The Mangler, as I still need to decide if I'm going to get it with New Line's lame unrated scenes method and all.
     
  19. Jay*W

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    Patrick,

    I've gotten a Best Buy flyer in the AJC the last 3 weeks, but they have moved it away from the rest of the flyers. I think it was in the comics.

    Jay
     
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    Does anyone know if Stangers With Candy Season 3 is coming out on the 17th?
     

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