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Weekly Roundup 8/12


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#1 of 82 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted August 10 2003 - 12:40 PM

Women. If it weren't for them, there'd be no civilization. (quote from Kuffs)

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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 definate 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. 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. I have a lovely wife and a five-year-old son I'd rather spend time with. 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 I do!

Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.



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__________TITLE____________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_Target__CostCo__SamsClb
Babylon 5 - Season 3______$74.99__$74.99__$99.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$65.24
Beast Wars - Season 1_____$44.96__$42.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Cradle 2 the Grave - WS___$20.96__$15.99__$15.99__$15.99__$17.99__$_N/A_
Daisy Miller______________$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
ffolkes___________________$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
For Love or Money_________$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Futurama - Season 2_______$37.49__$35.99__$39.99__$_"LP"__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Gotcha!___________________$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Hard to Hold______________$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Head of State - WS________$20.24__$15.99__$15.99__$_"LP"__$19.49__$_N/A_
Helen of Troy miniseries__$20.24__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
House of 1000 Corpses_____$20.24__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Hunted - WS___________$22.49__$17.99__$17.99__$19.99__$17.79__$17.77
Kuffs_____________________$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Lizzie McGuire Movie__$22.49__$19.99__$17.99__$_"LP"__$19.29__$_N/A_
Once Upon/China Trilogy___$20.96__$24.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Paper Moon________________$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
SNL: 25 Years of Music____$44.99__$49.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
SNL: Best/Adam Sandler____$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
SNL: Best/Eddie Murphy____$11.24__$14.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
SNL: Best/Molly Shannon___$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
SNL: Best/Will Ferrell____$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hts__$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Targets___________________$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Will & Grace - Season 1___$33.74__$29.99__$_N/A___$29.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
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* BE CAREFUL! Cradle 2 the Grave, Head of State, and The Hunted are available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct one.

* Circuit City: Buy Lizzie McGuire DVD and get a free CD Player case/wallet. Also get $3 off the soundtrack CD if purchased on the same transaction.

* Best Buy: Purchase SNL: 25 Years of Music for $49.99, and be eligible to buy on the same transaction one of the following SNL: Best of... titles for $7.99 (regularly $14.99): Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, or Will Ferrell. Note that SNL: Best of Eddie Murphy is not part of this deal.

* Best Buy: Purchase The Hunted and Double Jeopardy on the same transaction for $25.

* Best Buy: Purchase both Season 1 ($29.99) and Season 2 ($35.99) of Futurama on the same transaction and save $10 instantly.


The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:
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EFFECTIVE 8.12.03
Universal Galaxy Quest , The Jackal, The Last Castle, The Last Starfighter, Mercury Rising, The Mexican, The Shadow, Timecop, Waterworld, Xanadu 14.98

Universal Blue Crush, The Bourne Identity, Dragonheart, Dragonheart: A New Beginning, Erin Brokovich, The Frighteners, Greedy, The Hard Way, Leave It to Beaver, Ringu, Streets of Fire, The Truth About Charlie, The Tuxedo, Undercover Brother 19.98
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#2 of 82 OFFLINE   Adam_WM

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Posted August 10 2003 - 12:45 PM

Thanks, Dave. Hope your vacation was good...

Nothing this week... next week, though... ohhhh boyyyy...
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#3 of 82 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted August 10 2003 - 12:51 PM

ugh i'm still waiting for bestbuy to get in all last weeks cat titles except for thing from another world.

looks like a possable 24.99 at target for futarama.
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#4 of 82 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted August 10 2003 - 01:18 PM

Thanks again, Dave.

Nothing for me, but I'll probably rent The Hunted.

#5 of 82 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted August 10 2003 - 01:19 PM

Hoping for a bit of a better price on B5. I may seek this one used.
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#6 of 82 OFFLINE   Chad A Wright

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Posted August 10 2003 - 01:38 PM

Just Futurama Vol 1 and 2 for me. That's a pretty good deal at Best Buy.

#7 of 82 OFFLINE   Howard Glenn

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Posted August 10 2003 - 02:27 PM

Welcome back Dave!

For all you Babylon 5 addicts (like myself), Fry's has The Complete Third Season included as one of their Specials this week for $59.99.

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#8 of 82 OFFLINE   ChristopherDM

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Posted August 10 2003 - 02:32 PM

Hope you had a good vacation Dave!
Just got done with DS9 Season Four(NEED SEASON FIVE NOW!!!Posted Image ) Now I get Season Three of B5 which has among others Servered Dreams. I might pick up Beast Wars as well depends how much money I got this week.

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#9 of 82 OFFLINE   Andrea W

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Posted August 10 2003 - 02:51 PM

Just B5 Season 3 for me this week, which I preordered at amazon.ca.

Thanks for the Roundup, Dave.

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Posted August 10 2003 - 03:10 PM

Were did you hear 24.99 for futarama season 2 at Target? I really hope so because I don't feel like paying 35.99. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the roundup!

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Posted August 10 2003 - 03:11 PM

Oh yah, anyone know if House of 1000 Corpses is uncut? And if so is it the same price? Thanks again!

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#12 of 82 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 10 2003 - 03:13 PM

Thanks Dave.

Nothing for me this week. There was a rumor a while back that Timecop would be coming out this week (OAR, not the current p&s), but that didn't materialize, so a rest for my wallet.
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#13 of 82 OFFLINE   Galen_V

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Posted August 10 2003 - 03:42 PM

As Troy said, could you post where you found the 24.99 for Futurama at Target? I couldn't find anything on Target.com and while there are no Targets near me, it would be really helpful to price match at Best Buy.

#14 of 82 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted August 10 2003 - 04:19 PM

Thanks for the roundup David, but nothing for me this week.
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#15 of 82 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted August 10 2003 - 05:38 PM

Nothing this week because the lack of money, but later on in the year I will pick up Futurama season 2 (not in a big hurry since seeing the season a while back).
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#16 of 82 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted August 10 2003 - 10:07 PM

Per my spies, Target's price for Futurama is more likely to be $34.99 or $29.99...I think he typo'ed when he wrote that. *I* am not gonna hold my breath on a price that low! Posted Image

George, Timecop is merely a markdown this week (see bottom of Roundup).


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#17 of 82 OFFLINE   James D S

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Posted August 10 2003 - 11:21 PM

Nevermind. I found the answer. Posted Image

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Posted August 10 2003 - 11:29 PM

nope wasnt a typo.
i saw that in one of the many other forums that has a guy who gets prices early.

but i found in another one that i guy claims 29.99.

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#19 of 82 OFFLINE   Ed Faver

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Posted August 11 2003 - 12:25 AM

To John B.-

Bab 5 is going for $54US at amazon.ca. After adding in shipping, you should be able to have delivered for under $65. It's just a matter of putting up with the incredibly slow Canadian post.

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Posted August 11 2003 - 01:02 AM

Paper Moon... Classic.