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#21 of 96 ElijahS

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Posted October 02 2005 - 12:46 PM

Heck, I've bought five WB sets in the last month (Smallville S4 and The West Wing S1-S4). I just need to get one.
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Posted October 02 2005 - 01:27 PM

Anybody here of the sale happening in Canada? I wouldn't mind picking up L&C, ER, and OTH.

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Posted October 02 2005 - 04:48 PM

I'm guessing this is in-store only pricing. None of this new pricing is showing up on these titles at the store's website. Posted Image
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Posted October 03 2005 - 04:04 AM

Thanks for the heads up, I just got back from buying Smallville Season 1.
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Posted October 03 2005 - 04:12 AM

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Anyone know if Friends Season 3 is included in the sale?

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Posted October 03 2005 - 04:30 AM

I will not be buying anything from Warner Brothers as I am officially boycotting them as I have been waiting for them to release Gary Cooper movies like Sgt York and The Hanging Tree since the DVD medium was invented to no avail. Warner Brothers sucks.Posted Image

#27 of 96 Mark Talmadge

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Posted October 03 2005 - 04:59 AM

I have some additional information for everyone. Since I work at Target and I run the electronics department during the overnight process and I'm also responsible for stocking the shelves before the store opens, I just learned that it's a temporary price drop and that the sale is only through this saturday.

Temporary price drop means that it's a special promotional "limited time" offer on these boxed sets.

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Posted October 03 2005 - 05:20 AM

Is the sale only at Target or does it extend to Best Buy and Wal*Mart as well? We have no Target in the entire state of Vermont.

#29 of 96 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted October 03 2005 - 06:56 AM

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Is the sale only at Target or does it extend to Best Buy and Wal*Mart as well?


Wal-Mart in my area is offering similar discounts in their weekly circular. Best Buy isn't.

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Anyone know if Friends Season 3 is included in the sale?


The list of seasons above is complete, as far as I know. I suspect WB is cutting the price on the first season (or two for shows with more seasons released) as loss-leaders in order to jump-start interest in the shows and generate new collectors. I doubt they saw any advantage to discounting three seasons as opposed to two, since the idea is ultimately to get more people to buy the later seasons at something closer to full price.

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None of this new pricing is showing up on these titles at the store's website.


One of the reasons for deep discounts like this is to drive people into the stores, after all.

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I will not be buying anything from Warner Brothers as I am officially boycotting them

Good plan. You deprive yourself of hundreds of hours of viewing pleasure and them of a few sales they won't even notice they've missed. And over a couple of titles. That's the spirit.

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Yeah. Let's ignore the fact that WB was instrumental in getting the DVD format off the ground in the first place and in making anamorphic widescreen the de facto standard from the first. They haven't released a handful of movies I want, too, so I guess I should join your boycott.

Can you say "futile" and "pointless"? I knew you could.

BTW, have you tried writing to Warner Home Video asking about the missing flicks (which could be tied up in rights limbo) so at least know they know that someone's interested? Or do you figure that by passively not buying their product you are somehow communicating with them. How would that work? How would they a) notice that one person isn't buying their discs and b) connect that fact with the films of Gary Cooper? Are they supposed to use their psychic powers to do this? Just wondering...

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#30 of 96 Mark Talmadge

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Posted October 03 2005 - 07:05 AM

While I tend to agree that in the past Warner was very slow to react in releasing these TV DVD boxed sets they have been pumping out a lot of them lately. But, I wouldn't exactly call these titles loss-leaders. Dukes of Hazzard, Gilligan's Island, Friends, Smallvilla, Lois and Clark and many of those others are hit shows.

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Posted October 03 2005 - 08:16 AM

Unfortunately Smallville is the only one of these that I'm even remotely interested in, and I haven't watched it since Season 2. If only they'd waited another week and included Veronica Mars in the sale Posted Image

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I will not be buying anything from Warner Brothers as I am officially boycotting them as I have been waiting for them to release Gary Cooper movies like Sgt York and The Hanging Tree since the DVD medium was invented to no avail. Warner Brothers sucks

Now that's just unsane. For the past couple years, Warners has been doing a phenomenonal job with their catalogue, releasing discs that are second only to Criterions. I would be very surprised if they don't have a Gary Cooper Signature Collection in the works, and depriving yourself of the Gangster, Film Noir, Controversial Classics, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, James Dean, Alfred Hitchcock, Thin Man, and Garbo sets until it comes out is silly.
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Posted October 03 2005 - 09:00 AM

Mark,
The 18.88 sale may be temporary, but the 19.99 pricing at Wal-Mart and K-Mart leads me to believe this is a little bit more than a 1 week sale.

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Posted October 03 2005 - 09:06 AM

ravma, any solid info on that at all?Posted Image

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Posted October 03 2005 - 11:20 AM

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More like a year; the titles listed have all been out for at least half of a year.
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Posted October 03 2005 - 11:33 AM

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Posted October 03 2005 - 11:37 AM

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The 18.88 sale may be temporary, but the 19.99 pricing at Wal-Mart and K-Mart leads me to believe this is a little bit more than a 1 week sale.


I assumed that this was a WB price drop of some sort, or a sale by one of the stores and the others were just pre-emptively matching the price - with Target going a smidge lower for a competitive edge. That (and the fact that the stores featured the titles in their weekly circular) suggests the usual one-week sale, to me. I went to my local Tar-zhay tonight on the way home from work and picked up a couple of sets, but they had sold out on two others. So I'll hit the store by the office tomorrow and hope the area is a different demographic. Posted Image

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Posted October 03 2005 - 12:31 PM

I'm guessing this is in-store only pricing. None of this new pricing is showing up on these titles at the store's website.


That's because Target.com's Movies/Music/Books section is powered by Amazon...the prices will be the same as Amazon.com

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Posted October 04 2005 - 04:30 AM

Went to two Targets last night to pick up Nip/Tuck, but they were out of stock at both stores. So I decided to get Smallville and Lois & Clark and do an extended Superman marathon.

None of these were anywhere in sight in two Wal-Marts I visited.

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Posted October 04 2005 - 07:14 AM

I picked up

Smallville S1
Gilligan's Island S2 (Already own 2 &3)
ER S2 (Already own S1

Taget made it very conveinient for Rain checks.
They had a tablet full of them attached to each empty spot also.

I got a rain check for Smallville S2.

I might go back and get West Wing S1 &2 or
Friends 1 &2

you add in the rebate and wow!
I already have 1 WB item waiting to send in for my rebate so basically I am paying $8.88 each. WOW!!!!!

you can't beat this

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Posted October 04 2005 - 07:31 AM

Folks in the Midwest may want to check MEIJER; season sets have been spotted for $16.99 each at one OH location. There's no indication that it's a nationwide offer, but it doesn't hurt to check if you were planning on grocery shopping anyway.


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