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Weekly RoundUp 9/28/04

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    This used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.
    –Jack Nicholson as George Hanson (Easy Rider – 1969)

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    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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    _____________TITLE___________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    227: Season 1_______________ _ $24.56 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **The Alamo_________________ _ $20.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Best of the Best____________ _ $17.35 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Big One_________________ _ $13.99 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Big Town (1987)_____________ _ $_N/A_ __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Children of/Corn Divimax SE_ _ $16.37 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Christine SE________________ _ $17.35 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Club Dread NR_____________ _ $16.38 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Crank Yankers: Season 1_____ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Creepshow 2: Divimax SE_____ _ $16.38 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Degrassi: Next Gen. Ult. Box _ $34.99 __ $44.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Easy Rider (35th Anniv.) SE_ _ $20.96 __ $19.99 __ $21.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ellen: Season 1_____________ _ $27.96 __ $32.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $24.99 __
    Elvira’s Box of Horrors_____ _ $26.06 __ $23.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Envy________________________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Eternal Sunshine/Spotless_ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Footloose SE________________ _ $10.49 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ghost in the Shell: Vol. 2__ _ $17.49 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ghost in the Shell:Vol. 2 LE _ $34.99 __ $36.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Heartlands__________________ _ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Homicide - LITS: Season 5___ _ $69.96 __ $64.99 __ $99.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Hunting for the President_ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    In Living Color: Season 2___ _ $34.99 __ $35.99 __ $35.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    I Wanna Hold Your Hand______ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Joey Bishop Show: Season 2__ _ $20.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Land of the Lost: Season 2__ _ $34.76 __ $27.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Little Women (1994)/LE w/ bk _ $21.71 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    My Best Friend Wife_________ _ $19.59 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    My Name is Modesty__________ _ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    My New Gun__________________ _ $21.72 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sense/Sensibility('95)/LE/bk _ $21.71 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sherlock: Undercover Dog____ _ $17.35 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Silk Stalkings: Season 1____ _ $41.99 __ $39.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sniper 3____________________ _ $21.72 __ $19.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sniper (three pack)_________ _ $34.76 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Star Trek Voyager: Season 4_ _ $90.30 __ $99.99 __$129.98 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Static Shock: The New Kid___ _ $17.37 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Strangers With Candy: S3____ _ $18.89 __ $32.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Super Size Me_____________ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Teen Titans: Divide & Conquer_ $17.37 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Tess (1979)/SE______________ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Tess (1979)/LE with book____ _ $21.71 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Thriller: A Cruel Picture___ _ $24.56 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Track Down__________________ _ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Walking Tall________________ _ $19.59 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?__ _ $17.47 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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! The Alamo AND Club Dread NR AND Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one. Super Size Me is available in two different versions...a PG-13 “theatrical” release and a censored PG “family” release -- get the one that’s right for you. [​IMG]

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

    --The two-disc SE of Easy Rider is being widely advertised as coming with a CD soundtrack and a book from the British Film Institute of an in-depth look at the film.

    --Best Buy is offering a deal in which you can save $10 if you buy both Season 1 ($35.99) AND Season 2 ($29.99) of In Living Color. $36 + $30 = $66. $66 - $10 = $56. $56/2 = $28 apiece.

    --If there’s anyone who did NOT get their copy of the Star Wars Trilogy last week…Circuit City is advertising an in-store price of $49.99. bestbuy.com is still showing $42.99. BJs Wholesale Club is steady at $43.49. I’m sure there are a number of stores who will remain in that range.

    --There are at least 16 total prices that are different this week (lower) in the Best Buy and Circuit City flyers than prices posted at bestbuy.com or circuitcity.com. The on-line sites continue to be less and less reliable for what the in-store price will be. This week's grid price for Star Trek Voyager: Season 4 at Circuit City, for example, is from their website. I would suspect their in-store price will actually be lower. But, it was not listed in their Sunday flyer.

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: September 28, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Universal/Dreamworks

    Brewster's Millions, Casual Sex?, The Hard Way, The Lonely Guy, McHale's Navy (1997), The River ... $9.99
     
  2. anthony_b

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    Slow week for me...thanks for the good job as always.[​IMG]
     
  3. Ed Faver

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    Thatnks for the great work & early postings. FYI: Costco prices Voyager @ $84.99 and ST:TOS @ $81.99. Why the 3buck discount? Who know, who cares! Just gimmee, gimmee, gimmee!!
     
  4. Jason_V

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    Absolutely, positively nothing at all. But from here on, it's going to be expensive, especially next week with Aladdin, Deep Impact and Farscape.

    Thanks Mike!
     
  5. Nick T Robot

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    Star Wars was released on DVD? [​IMG]
     
  6. ChrisBEA

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    Thanks!
    I will try to limit myself to 2 titles:
    Eternal Sunshine
    Super Size me

    But I also want:
    Children of the Corn
    Creepshow 2
    Christine
    Club Dread
    Thriller
    Ghost in the Shell
    Walking Tall.
     
  7. dpippel

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    Thanks as always for your time and effort Mike.

    It's amazing now *expensive* some of the releases are this week. Big box store pricing at $19.99? What's up with that? [​IMG]
     
  8. Tim Glover

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    Thanks for your time Mike. Nothing for me this week. Still enjoying SW and Alias 3. Oct. 5 is going to be another great one though.
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD prices:

    $8.99:
    XXX
    Ocean's Eleven
    Lethal Weapon 4
    Minority Report (2 disc)
    Deliver Us From Eva
    8 Mile
    Devil's Advocate

    $12.99:
    Children of the Corn
    Barbie: Princess and the Pauper
    Tonka Tough Truck Adventures

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $19.99:
    Punisher
    Mean Girls

    $14.99
    Barbi: Princess and the Pauper

    $9.99:
    Footloose

    2 for $15:
    Two Weeks Notice
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Insomnia
    Devil's Advocate
    Ocean's Eleven
    The Grifters
    Midnight Express
    Deliverance
    Femme Fatale
    Road to Perdition
    American Beauty
    Chinatown
    Beaches
    City of Angels
    Thelma & Louise
    The Mummy
    The Mummy Returns
    The Scorpion King
    John Q.
    8 Mile
    Bridges of Madison County
    Nightbreed
    Kids
    Legally Blonde 2
    How High
    Undercover Brother
    Emma
    Dave
    The Three Musketeers
    True Lies
    My Cousin Vinny

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    2 for $11:
    Batman (1966)
    Bedazzled
    Simply Irresistible
    The Scout

    $13.99:
    Barbie: The Prince and the Pauper
     
  10. Ernesto.Morin

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    Thanks for the prices! Probably The Alamo and Walking Tall for me.
     
  11. Harold Wazzu

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    I got an ad in my paper today saying Toys R Us is having a Buy 2 get the 3rd free on all of their dvds (among other things). Offer good Sept 26 - Oct 2
     
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    Doesn't Star Trek Generations officially come out this Tuesday (after being recalled a few weeks ago for a packaging error)?
     
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,In Living Color:Season 2,and Walking Tall.I hope I can find some better prices on the first two.

    Thanks Mike [​IMG]
     
  14. Dennis Nicholls

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    Somehow Tess snuck up on me....I had forgotten that it was coming out. Sounds like the limited edition comes with a paperback copy of the Hardy novel. A copy of Helter Skelter would have been more appropriate. Looks like Costco won't stock it, probably Fry's won't either... [​IMG]
     
  15. Kenneth Cummings

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    Well this is a dead week for me. While my dad wants to watch Walking Tall, and my brother wants to see Enteral Sunshine, I see nothing for me. Oh well, that leaves room for Aladdin in two weeks. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes it does. Atleast thats what I've heard.
     
  17. MattGentry

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    Thank you for the concise and in-depth review, as per usual. Keep up the good work.

    I'm thinking about ordering Sunshine, albeit if I can manage to find a better price than those listed. DDD, pull through for me...

    (And yes, ST: Generations does come out Tuesday, at least according to DDD's website.)
     
  18. Scott Pierson

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    Hunting of the President for me. I want Eternal Sunshine, but $20? I'll wait.
     
  19. Carlo Medina

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    Wow, are we starting to see the disappearance of the loss-leader (though even at $15.99 they aren't technically losses)? Very few new titles are coming in at discounted prices on this list. Walking tall is priced low, but Eternal Sunshine and Supersize Me are $19.99 everywhere...
     
  20. NeilO

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    By the way, Sears continues to advertise DVDs again. Envy, The Alamo and Eternal Sunshine are all LOW PRICE.
    Walking Tall is 15.99
    There are other titles previous issued:

    Star Wars: 49.99
    Mena Girls: 19.99
    Along Came Polly: 19.99
    Mona Lisa Smile: 19.99
    50 First Dates: 11.99 (sale - reg. 14.99)

    In a bix titled Kid Favorites were the following
    Kim Possible Secret Files: 14.99
    Lion King 1.5: 19.99
    Hilary Duff - The Girl Can Rock: 14.99
    Baby Da Vinci From head to Toe: 14.99
    Pirate Adventure: 12.99

    Also, they have an offer of a collectible Sears Shrek 2 Gift Card if you reserve it for $5

    Neil
     

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