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Weekly RoundUp: Black Friday Info (merged)

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    Hey gang!

    Not really a RoundUp. This info is courtesy of THIS ARTICLE in homemediaretailing.com that is currently running on the splash page of the HTF. The HMR reporter, in turn, gives credit to fatwallet.com and bfads.com.

    I thought I'd post it here where most bargain hunters might see it...and give anyone the chance to add to it who might have some more info. I am only including software info. But, the complete article also goes into various DVD/TV hardware deals that will be around.

     
  2. JackKay

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    Great, thanks again Mike. Wish some HD-DVD titles were there.
    -jack
     
  3. Will_B

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    I wonder how early one has to be in order to be an "early bird shopper" at Circuit City. I think I'll swing by the store and ask, since the website says individual stores will set their own hours during the holidays.

    The other thing I am dreading is how disorganized Circuit City's DVD section is... could have people tripping over each other searching for things.
     
  4. James_S

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    That is a good question. I went last year and I remember within an hour they were out of what I wanted.

    Thanks for posting Mike!
     
  5. Malcolm R

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    I don't even bother with these black friday deals since they usually only have 10 or 12 of the sale items. Unless you camp out overnight, you may as well forget it.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    Honestly, it would take big ticket items to get me out on Black Friday morning. These DVD prices...while there are a couple of okay bargains...just wouldn't ever make it worth it for me.

    I'd have to be in the store for something else...pick it up...and then hope for the best.
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    6 hour specials - stores open at 5 a.m.:

    $2.99 DVDs: Limit 3 per title per customer. In store only
    Spy Game
    Intolerable Cruelty
    Red Dragon
    Hulk: 2 DVD Special Edition
    The Cat In The Hat (Mike Meyers)
    Wimbledon
    Natural Born Killers: Director’s Cut
    Total Recall: Special Edition
    Dance With Me
    Godzilla (Matthew Broderick)
    The Sweetest Thing: Unrated
    Charlie’s Angels: Unrated

    $8.99 DVDs: Limit 3 per title per customer. Titles May vary Online
    Click: Special Edition
    The Little Mermaid: Platinum Edition
    X-Men 3: The Last Stand
    Monster House
    Chicken Little
    The Polar Express
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1
    The Office: Season 1

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    Regular sale for 11/24 and 11/25

    2 For $8 DVDs: Must be purchased on same receipt. In store only
    SWAT
    Alien
    Drumline
    The Fugitive
    Cape Fear
    The Bodyguard
    XXX
    Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    A Beautiful Mind
    Swordfish
    The Black Book
    Garden State
    My Cousin Vinny
    Big Momma’s House
    Honey
    Bad Boys II
    Platoon
    Cool Hand Luke
    Falling Down
    A Time To Kill
    Behind Enemy Lines
    The Pelican Brief
    Devil’s Advocate: Special Edition
    Entrapment: Special Edition
    Anger Management
    Sleepers
    Pay It Forward
    The Untouchables
    You’ve Got Mail
    8 Mile
    Along Came Polly
    Dazed & Confused
    Hitch
    X-Men
    X2: X-Men United
    The Longest Yard (2005)
    Mr. Deeds
    Reservoir Dogs
    The Terminator
    Terminator 2
    Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
    Schindler’s List
    The Matrix
    Deliver Us From Eva
    Romeo + Juliet
    Chronicles of Riddick
    The Last Of The Mohicans
    Unfaithful
    Meet The Fockers
    Meet The Parents
    Die Hard
    Die Hard 2
    Die Hard With A Vengeance
    Something’s Gotta Give
    Out Of Time
    Kiss The Dragon
    The Grudge
    Alien vs. Predator
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    Batman & Robin
    Field Of Dreams
    The Thin Red Line
    The Girl Next Door
    After The Sunset
    The Replacements
    Empire
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason
    The Interpreter
    Super Troopers
    The Wedding Singer
    Austin Powers: Goldmember
    Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Dumb & Dumber
    Family Guy: Freakin’ Sweet Collection

    $5.99 DVDs: In store only
    Cinderella Man
    Basic Instinct 2
    Ray
    DOOM
    Fantastic 4
    Jarhead
    When A Stranger Calls
    I, Robot
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Underword: Evolutions
    Fun With Dick & Jane (2005)
    Office Space: Special Edition With Flair
    Shark Tale
    How The Grinch Stole Christmas
    Robots
    The Bourne Supremacy
    RENT
    Memoirs Of A Geisha
    Legend Of Zorro: Special Edition
    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

    $12.99 DVD season sets:
    Will & Grace: Season 1
    Northern Exposure: Season 1 + 2
    Monk: Season 1
    House: Season 1
    Arrested Development Season 1
    The King Of Queens: Season 1
    Dawson’s Creek: Season 1

    $14.99 DVD season sets:
    Friends: Season 1
    Smallville: Season 1
    Simpsons: Season 1
    Seinfeld: Season 1 + 2
    Gilmore Girls: Season 1
    Entourage: Season 1
    Rescue Me: Season 1

    $18.99 DVD season sets:
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1
    Family Guy: Volume I – Seasons 1 & 2
    Charmed: Season 1
    The Boondocks: Season 1
    The Shield: Season 1
    Everybody Hates Chris: Season 1
    South Park: Season 8
    The Original Television Christmas Classics


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    7 hour specials from store opening at 5 a.m.

    $2.99 DVDs: Limit 3 per title per customer. Minimum 20 per store. No Rain checks
    A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
    Hitch
    Matilda: Special Edition
    Something’s Gotta Give
    Big Fish
    White Chicks: Unrated
    Jerry Maguire
    Groundhog Day: Special Edition
    Bad Boys II
    50 First Dates
    My Best Friend’s Wedding

    $7.99 DVDs:
    Limit 1 per title per customer
    Click: Special Edition
    M:I: III (Mission Impossible 3)

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    Regular sale for 11/24 and 11/25:

    $4.99 DVDs: Limit 3 per title per customer. Minimum 20 per store. No Rain checks
    Jarhead
    Anger Management
    Men In Black II
    Robots
    Mr. Deeds
    Kicking & Screaming
    Brokeback Mountain
    Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World
    Fun With Dick & Jane 2006
    The Transporter
    Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth
    DOOM
    SWAT
    Barbie: Magic Of Pegasus
    Edward Scissorhands
    Ong-Bak: The Warrior
    Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)
    Into The Blue
    The Wedding Date
    X2: X-Men United
    XXX
    Meet The Fockers
    Fight Club
    Super Troopers
    A Beautiful Mind
    Dazed & Confused
    Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason
    Charlotte’s Web
    The Cat In The Hat
    Crash
    Tyler Perry: Madea Goes To Jail
    SAW
    Munich
    Van Helsing
    American Pie 2: unrated
    2 Fast, 2 Furious
    The Girl Next Door
    Dodgeball
    Moulin Rouge
    Wimbledon
    The Hulk
    Man On Fire
    The Sandlot
    Field Of Dreams: Anniversary Edition
    Ice Age
    Apollo 13: 2 DVD Anniversary Edition
    Layer Cake
    You Got Served
    Memoirs Of A Geisha
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Underworld: Evolution
    Zathura: Special Edition

    $9.99 DVDs: Limit 3 per title per customer. Minimum 20 per store. No Rain checks
    Benchwarmers
    The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
    Madea’s Family Reunion
    Monster House
    Inside Man
    X-Men 3: The Last Stand
    The Office: Season 1
    Will & Grace: Season 1
    Arrested Development: Season 3

    $14.99 DVD Season sets: Limit 3 per title per customer. Minimum 20 per store. No Rain checks
    Seinfeld: Season 5
    Seinfeld: Season 6
    Entourage: Season 2
    Friends: Season 1
    Smallville: Season 4

    $19.99 DVD Season sets: Limit 3 per title per customer. Minimum 20 per store. No Rain checks
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1
    CSI: Season 3
    Prison Break: Season 1


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    3.98 DVDs
    Harry Potter
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Pink Panther (2006)

    5.98 DVDs
    Elf
    40 Year Old Virgin
    National Treasure

    $8.98 DVDs
    Click
    Monster House
    Walk the Line

    $15 DVDs
    Over the Hedge
    The Da Vinci Code

    $16 Season sets:
    24 Season 1
    Gilmore Girls Season 5
    Laguna Beach Season 2
    The Simpsons Season 8


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    Wal-Mart

    $1.88 DVDs:
    The Cat in the Hat (Myers)
    Hulk
    Wimbledon
    Riddick Dark Fury

    $3.44 DVDs: (over 75 titles available)
    A Time to Kill
    What a Girl Wants
    The Pink Panther (2006)
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Sugar Hill
    Scooby-Doo 2


    $9.72 DVDs:
    The Office season 1
    The Sentinel
    RV
    Walk the Line
    X3: The Last Stand
    Click

    $11.88 DVD 2-pack:
    Into the Blue/Charlie's Angel
    The Mask of Zorro/The Legend of Zorro
    When a Stranger Calls/Boogeyman
    Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)/Hitch
    Zathura/Jumanji
    The Cave/Anacondas
    Stuart Little 2/Stuart Little 3
    Spider-Man/Origins of Black-suit
    Spider-man/Origins of Venom

    $15 DVD set:
    Rocky 1-3 Triple Pack
     
  8. Will_B

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    Thanks for the detailed update. Looks like there's an error in the original message where it says Season Two of Grey's Anatomy will be $8.99 at Circuit City at 5AM (early bird). Everything else says it is Season One, which makes sense since that was inexpensive to begin with.

    (Admin note - now fixed)

    Looks like I can skip the waking-up-early.
     
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    I mainly just pick up the cheap stuff to hand out to co-worker as X-mas gifts (they draw numbers and they pick in order of the numbers, and just pick from a big grab bag of DVDs (usually 3 cheap DVDs, or 1 cheap season set, what doesn't get picked goes back to the store). I don't see much that I need for my personal collection this year, so it's going to be just X-mas gifts for the most part. I may pass out a few Office Space SE's too.
     
  10. todbnla

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    So is their a b/f thread on this forum somewhere else for other than dvd's?
    I heard thru Yahoo that w/m was pushing a 42" hd plas for undr $1k

    PLMK-
     
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  12. Mike Frezon

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    Todd: Check out the first link ("this article") back in my first post. It will take you to the whole article. As I explained, the whole article also includes hardware deals that I didn't include in this thread because it was in the software section. You'll find your Wal-mart info there. Also, check out bfads.com for more Black Friday info.
     
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    [​IMG] Thanks, Scott. [​IMG]

    And interested shoppers should check in often...because ads get posted up...and then removed. Up...and down.
     
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    Thanks Mike!

    In the past this kind of information was usually very hush hush and sites that publish it usually got threatened with legal action. Are retailers so desperate for sales this year that they've lifted the veil of secrecy and allowed mainstream sites to publish this information?
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    Steve: A quick check of bfads.net shows that they just pulled their best buy info from their site because of concerns about legal action. But most of what they've put up continues to stand.

    I know that posting up bf info here at the HTF has, understandably, always been frowned upon for those same concerns. I only reprinted what homemediaretailing.com has been running over the past few days.

    I wonder if your comment about concern over sales may not be accurate. bfads.net has certainly been under a heckuva lot more pressure than what they seem to be seeing this year. Fatwallet.com has an entire "Black Friday" button at the top of their home page which takes you to forums concentrating solely on individual retailer's deals. It seems as if the bugaboo surrounding the situation is becoming less of an issue.
     
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    I would think the retailers would be grateful for the free publicity.

    But the info does seem to be much more accessible/available this year than in the past.
     
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    Me too, I was hoping it was season 2, oh well I will be able to sleep in then.
     
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    Didn't see a thread on this so I thought I'd share...

    Best Buy's Black Friday DVD deals, 7 hours only (5am to noon) and in-store only:

    Insignia 8" Portable DVD Player - $69.99

    Mission Impossible 3 - $7.99
    Click - $7.99
    Jerry Maguire - $2.99
    My Best Friend's Wedding - $2.99
    A Knight's Tale - $2.99
    Groundhog Day - $2.99
    Bad Boys 2 - $2.99
    Matilda - $2.99
    Something's Gotta Give - $2.99
    Big Fish - $2.99
    50 First Dates - $2.99
    White Chicks - $2.99
    Hitch - $2.99

    Quantities are apparently limited (the ad states "Minimum 20 per store"). Their complete Black Friday ad prices can be found here:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site//olspage...&type=category

    Mark
     

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