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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Regulus

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Posted November 13 2006 - 01:10 PM

As the Holiday Shopping Season gets under way stores are bringing on Bargains to get shoppers to come to their stores. Posted Image TARGET is selling the first three seasons of SMALLVILLE for $14.99 each! Some of these Specials go fast, so you might want to "Git em while the Gittins Good!"Posted Image

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#2 of 20 OFFLINE   DeathStar1

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Posted November 13 2006 - 02:23 PM

Are the first few seasons even worth that small amount? They must not be selling at all Posted Image.

#3 of 20 OFFLINE   Mary_P

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Posted November 13 2006 - 02:56 PM

Got that beat -- Wal-Mart's got the first *four* seasons of "Smallville" for $14.88 each, as well as the following: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Four S1 The Mind of the Married Man S1 Robot Chicken S1 One Tree Hill S1-2 Gilmore Girls S1-3 Friends S1-3 Oz S1 Sale flyer dated 11/12-19 Admins, should this be moved to Coupons and Bargains?

#4 of 20 OFFLINE   Jeff#

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Posted November 13 2006 - 04:18 PM

Smallville is one of the best series on modern TV, and they're selling for $15 a season?? While that's great for fans of the show, why doesn't the studio have more confidence in selling them for $40 as usual? Have sales been that poor in the past?

#5 of 20 OFFLINE   Jay_B!

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Posted November 13 2006 - 05:26 PM

well, Friends is easily Warner's biggest sitcom seller and they're selling those for $14 as well. I think shows like Smallville, Friends and Gilmore have sold so much that they figure they can take a chance on selling copies even cheaper and appealing to those who either haven't seen the show before and wanted to check them blindly (well, at least Gilmore and Smallville, I mean, I am a huge Veronica Mars fan now but didn't bother with the show until it was on sale for 19.99) or like the shows but don't wanna spend $40 on them. I mean, I have never watched Smallville before but I might blindly get all 4 seasons at this price, but one set at $40? Hell to the no!!!! There's other things I'd rather get then.

#6 of 20 OFFLINE   JoshRas

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Posted November 13 2006 - 06:22 PM

just my luck! I bought seasons 2-5 at Amazon for around $30 a month ago. For those who want to get Veronica Mars season 2 cheap, its going for $30 at many retailers and online in some spots

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Posted November 13 2006 - 06:24 PM

Smallville is an excellent show and definately worth buying at that price. I blind bought the first four seasons, never paying more than $25 each, and I was surprised at how good the show is. The show features an interesting interpretation of the Superman mythology and Michael Rosenbaum and John Schneider give the best performances byfar on the series.

#8 of 20 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted November 13 2006 - 06:48 PM

I don't think this should be interpreted as Smallville having poor sales by any means. It's just that these boxes are ancient by DVD standards. Season one has been on the market since 2003. The core audience has purchased, most of the curious have purchased, and now they're going after whoever might be left.

#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Regulus

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Posted November 13 2006 - 10:28 PM

Stores put items on sale for two reasons. The first of these is to attract customers. (On "Black Friday" many of the "Doorbuster" Items that they Advertise are often "Loss Leaders", Items that are sold below cost.) The stores figure while you are in the store you will also purchase other items at regular price, and that's where they will make their profit. Posted Image As many of you have mentioned, Many of these episodes have been on the slelves for quite some time. With Shopping about to kick into high gear, so to speak, many new items are about to be introduced to the market. These new items have to go somewhere, so by placing these items on sale the store is making room for the new items to go. It's "Out with the old, In with the new!" Posted Image

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#10 of 20 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted November 14 2006 - 01:32 AM

I was at Wal Mart bright and early at 10 am Sunday and they didn't have a single Smallville set on the shelf. Not a one. I was very disappointed. Maybe I'll stop in again on the way home tonight.

#11 of 20 OFFLINE   Mary_P

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Posted November 14 2006 - 01:54 AM

Jason, the problem may be that they ran exactly the same sale last week. (I still have both of the flyers, and double-checked the dates.) By the time I got to the store late on Saturday, I expected it to be pretty picked over, and most of the advertised titles were gone. There were a few copies of S3 & S4 of "Smallville" and one copy of "Oz." None of them had shelf-talkers showing the $14.88 price, though two empty spaces for S1 & 2 of "Smallville" did. I didn't see any "Gilmore" or "Friends" at all. "Oz" did ring through at the sale price.

If you're going into the store looking for something specific and it's not on the shelf, you might try to find someone working the department to ask. If they knew they were going to run this sale for two weeks, they may have stock in the back that they just haven't put out yet. It might be difficult to find someone who can or will check for you, but you might get lucky. Posted Image

#12 of 20 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted November 14 2006 - 02:00 AM

Thanks Mary. I didn't realize they did the sale last week too. I got the flyer on Friday night and made a metal note to get there first thing Sunday. I really miss getting Wal Mart fliers in the mail every week...

#13 of 20 OFFLINE   Doug^Ch

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Posted November 14 2006 - 06:57 AM

Costco is running the same sale on these titles.

#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Regulus

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Posted November 14 2006 - 08:05 AM

Thanks for the info Mary P. I got a copy of Season 4 for $9.89 at a local "Wally Mart" (I had a Discount Card courtisy of a local Auto Dealer. Posted Image )

SAMS CLUB is selling all nine seasons of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE for $24.99 each. Posted Image

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#15 of 20 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted November 14 2006 - 11:38 AM

GUYS, this topic belongs in the Discounts and Bargains forum. Oh, and we also have Gilmore Girls Seasons 1-3 on sale for $14.88 as well.

#16 of 20 OFFLINE   Jeff#

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Posted November 14 2006 - 01:35 PM

I liked Michael Landon, but only on BONANZA. I never cared for Little House on the Prarie or Highway to Heaven. Besides, $24.99 a season isn't that cheap compared to Smallville.

#17 of 20 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted November 14 2006 - 06:08 PM

Wish I could get my hands on the HD-DVD version of Smallville Season 5 for that price Posted Image....It's going for around $50 with some amazon discounts.

I already own Seasons 1-4.

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Posted November 18 2006 - 04:19 AM

Mary_P, thanks so much! I've been delaying getting Smallville over and over again for months. When I saw your post a few days ago, I went right over to WalMart and there were the first four seasons on a stand right in the front part of the store. I'll start watching these after I finish Lois and Clark S4. $14.88 per season, the best deal I've ever seen on TV dvd sets! You ROCK girl!
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#19 of 20 OFFLINE   GordonL

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Posted November 18 2006 - 06:53 PM

I paid $11.37 each. Posted Image

Took the Walmart ad to Circuit Ciy and they matched it + 10% of the difference.

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Posted November 19 2006 - 01:12 AM

Lucky sonofagun! That was pretty damn slick! Wish I could do that here, but my local CC has become sorta hit and miss on dvds this last year. They may or may not have what you want, even if it's a new release. And they don't have the best selection of TV dvd sets, they may have some of a series, but not always all seasons.
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