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Weekly RoundUp 8/9/2005

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    –Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit - 1956

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    Waldorf: That seemed like something very different.
    Statler: Did you like it?
    Waldorf: No.
    Statler: Than it wasn't different.

    –Statler and Waldorf (The Muppet Show – 1976)

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    –James Darren, Heather Locklear & William Shatner in T.J. Hooker – 1982)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBeauty and the Beast (1986)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Because of Winn-Dixie$17.98$14.99$15.99$19.99$18.99Big Black Comedy Show: Vol. 3$17.98$14.99$15.99--Cartoon Network’s Grossest Halloween Ever$10.48$12.99$12.99--Columbo: Season 3$27.99$29.99$34.99--Dallas: Season 3$29.98$29.99$34.99$29.99-David Steinberg Show: Comp. Series$37.48$44.99$39.99--Emperor’s New Clothes (1987)$10.46$12.99$14.94--The Eye 2$20.23$24.99$19.99--Hansel and Gretel (1988)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Huckleberry Finn (1974)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte$10.49$9.99$12.99--In Old Chicago$10.49$9.99$12.99--Kung Fu Hustle$16.98$19.99$19.99LP;-Look At Me$22.46$24.99$24.99--Man in the Gray Flannel Suit$10.49$9.99$12.99--Memories of Murder$22.49$19.99$19.99--McCloud: Seasons 1 & 2$27.99$29.99$34.99--McMillan and Wife: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99--The Muppet Show: Season 1$27.99$27.99$34.99$34.99-Muppets’ Wonderful Wizard of Oz$17.49$15.99$19.99--Murder at the Presidio$22.46$22.99$24.97--Off the Map$18.72$22.99$24.97$16.99-Oh Heavenly Dog$11.23$9.99$12.99--Oil on Ice$17.98$14.99$15.99--Profit: Complete Series$20.99$20.99$19.99--Puss In Boots (1988)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Roswell: Season 3$41.99$42.99$49.99$39.99-Rumpelstiltskin (1987)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Snow White (1987)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Thundercats: Season 1 Vol. 1$45.44$45.99$59.99--TJ Hooker: Seasons 1 & 2$34.99$34.99$39.99-- Tom Sawyer (1973)$10.47$14.99$15.99--

    The Disclaimer
    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".


    The Specials

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Kung Fu Hustle is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn released this week are also full-frame only. [​IMG]

    --Gang: as I noted last week. My summer schedule has me away from my computer. This week’s RoundUp was compiled more than a week ahead of time. All prices come from the store’s websites. No Target prices from me this week. And, none of the Sunday flyer deals will be found in this section of the RoundUp. I’ll be back next week with a full Roundup. Thanks for understanding! And, thanks-as-always to Patrick Sun for posting this up for me in my absence!

    Best Buy specials

    Save $10 when you buy "The Muppets Wizard of Oz" and
    "The Muppet Show: Season 1" on the same receipt.

    Reward Zone specials:
    Roswell: Season 3 $39.99
    TJ Hooker: Seasons 1 and 2 $34.99
    Profit: The Complete Series $19.99
    Dallas: Season 3 $26.99
    Columbo: Season 3 $26.99
    McCloud: Seasons 1 and 2 $26.99
    McMillan and Wife: Season 1 $26.99

    Target

    "Because of Winn Dixie" comes packaged with a copy of the book as well, while supplies last. $19.99

    The Appeal

    Any visitor to the Weekly RoundUp should be sure to check out the new Main Portal Page of the Home Theater Forum….FOR TWO VERY GOOD REASONS!

    First: Parker & Ron have re-formatted the Portal Page to include exclusive HT industry news you won’t find in any place on the HTF! Second: You will help support the Home Theater Forum and keep it up and running.

    Operating the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. THIS IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE…AND INFORMATIVE, TOO! [​IMG]

    If you simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone wILL bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the Portal Page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

    So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please take an extra second of your time and land first on the HTF Portal Page. You’ll see the new Industry News sections AND help out financially. THANKS!

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: August 9, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $14.99
    The Pacifier

    $17.99 each:
    Guess Who
    XXX: State of the Union
    Alexander: Director's Cut
    King's Ransom
    Constantine
    Hide and Seek

    $5.99 each:
    Kiss the Girls
    Cobra
    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    Son In Law
    The Peacemaker
    A Low Down Dirty Shame
    Tales From the Hood
    Double Jeopardy
    Dog Soldiers
    Mars Attacks
    You So Crazy
    The Eagle Has Landed
    What About Bob?
    The Cannonball Run
    The Legend of Bagger Vance
    Cocoon
    Go
    Juice
    No Mercy
    Eye of the Beholder
    Serpico
    The Sea Chase
    Beverly Hills Cop
    When a Man Loves a Woman

    $8.99 each (50 titles total, but not all listed)
    Hero
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Collateral
    White Chicks
    American Psycho
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    Dazed and Confused
    Badder Santa
    The Crow
    Meet the Parents: Bonus Edition
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Willy Wonka & The Chocloate Factory
    The Haunted Mansion
    Bad Boys
    Apocalypse Now Redux
    Se7en
    The Breakfast Club
    The Fast and the Furious
    The Green Mile
    Braveheart
    Richard Pryor: Stand Up Comedy Double Feature
    Unforgiven
    Caddyshack
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour The Movie
    The Ring
    The Punisher
    Ice Age
    Sixteen Candles
    Schindler's List
    The Bourne Identity: Extended Edition

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $16.99:
    House of Flying Daggers

    $19.99 each:
    XXX: State of the Union
    Miss Congeniality 2
    Son of the Mask
    The Jacket
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Bullitt
    Blade: Trinity
    Heat (2-disc ed.)
    True Romance: Unrated Director's Cut

    $14.99:
    The Last Samurai

    Best Buy Exclusives:
    The Hitman $7.99
    American Kickboxer 1 $7.99
    American Samurai $7.99
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike $9.99
    Welcome Back Kotter $14.99
    Tru Calling Season 2 $24.99

    $17.99 each:
    Alexander: Director's Cut
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    Hide and Seek

    $9.99 each:
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    The Terminator
    Gattaca
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Stargate
    Dune (3-disc ed.)
    Blade Runner
    Poltergeist
    Swordfish
    Out of Time
    The Negotiator

    $12.99 each (Tyler Perry titles):
    I Can Do Bad All By Myself
    Madea's Class Reunion
    Meet the Browns
    Madea's Family Reunion

    $9.99:
    Redneck Comedy Roundup

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $14.99;
    What's New Scooby-Doo? Monster Matinee

    $9.99
    Redneck Comedy Roundup

    $10 each:
    The Princess Diaries SE
    Big Fish
    13 Going on 30
    Fahrenheit 9/11
    Hellboy
    The Punisher

    $7.50 each:
    Rudy
    The Stepford Wives
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Bettlejuice
    Gothika
    Ocean's Eleven
     
  3. TravisR

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    Thanks for the list. Nothing for me this week. It will give me some time to save money for next week when there's a number of titles that I'll be getting[​IMG]
     
  4. Bleddyn Williams

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    Thanks as always for your hard work, Mike and Patrick!

    One thing though - KUNG FU HUSTLE has been showing as $16.99 at bestbuy.com and the new weekly ad also has that price! [​IMG]
     
  5. Eric Emma

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    Muppet Show Season 1 for me [​IMG]
     
  6. Dillon*G

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    I'm getting Kung Fu Hustle,The Muppet Show:Season 1,Roswell:Season 3 and maybe a few $8.99.

    Thanks Mike and Patrick.
     
  7. Brenda M

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    Yea! I really want the Muppet Show: Season One.
    Thanks guys for showing us each week where to get the best buys.
     
  8. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the roundup. Just Oh, Heavenly Dog for me.
     
  9. Brenton

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    Muppet Show, here I come!

    I'm still debating whether or not to get The Muppets Wizard of Oz too. I love The Muppets and I'm one of the geekiest fans of the Oz books, but I wasn't crazy about this movie on TV. However, the Best Buy deal makes it really appealing.

    Does anyone know how this works? Does it automatically come to the right total at the register, or is it some sort of rebate?
     
  10. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual. Only two things this week, but very nice to have - Columbo and McMillan & Wife.
     
  11. JonBoriss

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    KUNG FU HUSTLE!
     
  12. Ken Chui

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    The price adjustment should happen on the register; if it doesn't, mention this to the cashier.

    Picking up The Muppet Show: Season 1 and Thundercats: Season One, along with Nickel Creek's new CD.


    P.S. The Muppet Show: Season 1 is actually $29.99 in Best Buy's flyer and on their website.
     
  13. Jesse Skeen

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    Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are both pan & scan. They were put out in letterbox on laserdisc, Tom Sawyer even had a commentary track with Johnny Whitaker. Thanks for nothing, MGM.
     
  14. TonyD

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    some of the best buy prices are different in the ad that i have.

    columbo, mcloud and mac and wife are 29.99, 26.99 for RZ members.
    same prices for dallas.
    muppet show is 29.99
    t.j. hooker 39.99 34.99 rz
    roswell 44.99, 39.99 rz
    profit 24.99, 19.99 rz

    kungfu hustle 16.99
    because of winn dixie 19.99

    mike probably had to make the list early so he didnt have the most updated prices.
    or his ads were different.

    (Admin note - I've updated the grid for the non-RZ price on the season sets)
     
  15. EricSchulz

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    I am FINALLY using my RewardZone Card pretty regularly due to these RZ member discounts!!! I am all over Columbo S3!
     
  16. Eric Emma

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    Wow I have to say to the drop in price by Hero I remember when this first came out it was 30 bucks now it's down to 9.
     
  17. Dave Scarpa

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    Circuit City Has Kung Fu Hustle for $14.99 On DVD

    Probably $19.99 on UMD
     
  18. Kenneth Cummings

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    Thanks for the roundup Mike, but nothing for me this week.
     
  19. ChrisBEA

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    All I gotta say is: KUNG FU HUSTLE!!!

    I'd like Thundercats, but that's a lot of money...
     
  20. Casey Trowbridg

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    Thanks as always Mike and Patrick, Muppet Show Season 1 for me this week.
     

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