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#1 of 58 Mike Frezon

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Posted November 18 2006 - 03:30 AM

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.

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Originally Posted by homemediaretailing.com

Offers Abound for Black Friday
Author: JESSICA WOLF


Best Buy: Early bird Best Buy DVD lovers also can get new releases Mission: Impossible III and Click for $7.99, as well as a selection of titles at $2.99 each, including My Best Friend’s Wedding, Hitch and White Chicks. Friday and Saturday shoppers can get such $9.99 multidisc TV titles as The Office: Season One, Will and Grace: Season One and Arrested Development: Season Three, as well as $9.99 recent hits X-Men: The Last Stand, Inside Man and Monster House. Other two-day specials include $14.99 pricing on Seinfeld: Season 5 and Season 6, Friends: Season One, Entourage: Season Two and Smallville: Season 4.

Wal-Mart: The chain also will offer super-low DVD prices on Black Friday with a selection of titles for $1.88 (including The Hulk, The Cat in the Hat and Wimbledon) and an assortment for $3.44 (including The Pink Panther, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Scooby-Doo 2 and What a Girl Wants). Recent releases such as Click, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Sentinel and RV are going for $9.72 on Friday only.

Circuit City: DVD deals include a TV season blowout with such $12.99 titles as Will & Grace: Season One, House: Season One, Dawson’s Creek: Season One and a selection of $14.99 and $18.99 TV DVD titles.

Circuit City is also blowing out DVD catalog titles at $2.99 each (with three-title purchase limits), including The Hulk, The Cat in the Hat, The Sweetest Thing and Dance With Me. Other releases such as Click, Chicken Little, Monster House and Grey’s Anatomy: Season One will ring up at $8.99 for early bird shoppers. And the retailer has a large slate of catalog DVDs priced at two discs for $8.

Kmart: DVD two-day specials include $4.99 each for Terminator 3, Super Troopers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Sleepers, The Girl Next Door and others. The stores also will have a selection of titles from $5.99 to $7.99, including Napoleon Dynamite, The Notebook and Jarhead.

Target: Target also is advertising $15 prices for new releases The Da Vinci Code and Over the Hedge on the cover of its all-important circular. A selection of TV DVD titles are more than half-off at $16, including The Simpsons: Season 8, Family Guy: Volume 3, 24: Season One, Laguna Beach: Season Two and Gilmore Girls: Season 5.

Sears: The department store also has a bundle of DVD deals for morning shoppers with titles such as Apollo 13, Field of Dreams, The Wedding Date and Meet the Fockers for $3.99 each.


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 18 2006 - 03:53 AM

Great, thanks again Mike. Wish some HD-DVD titles were there.
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Posted November 18 2006 - 07:32 AM

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.
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Posted November 18 2006 - 07:47 AM

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I wonder how early one has to be in order to be an "early bird shopper" at Circuit City.

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

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Posted November 18 2006 - 07:57 AM

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.
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Posted November 18 2006 - 08:03 AM

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.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 18 2006 - 08:09 AM

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
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Posted November 18 2006 - 12:05 PM

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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Posted November 18 2006 - 03:07 PM

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.
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Posted November 19 2006 - 05:18 AM

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

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Posted November 19 2006 - 05:36 AM

Anyone know what Amazon/DDD will do for Black Friday?

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Posted November 19 2006 - 06:10 AM

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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

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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.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 19 2006 - 07:35 AM

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Also, check out bfads.com for more Black Friday info.
That's actually bfads.net

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Posted November 19 2006 - 07:46 AM

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That's actually bfads.net

Posted Image Thanks, Scott. Posted Image

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

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 19 2006 - 07:57 AM

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?
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Posted November 19 2006 - 08:11 AM

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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?

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.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 19 2006 - 08:36 AM

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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Posted November 19 2006 - 08:37 AM

J&R sent an email out to people on their list about their "black friday" DVD sales.
http://www.jr.com/JR....Dsale.11162006

There are some nice deals on the webpage their email links to.

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Posted November 19 2006 - 02:15 PM

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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.

Looks like I can skip the waking-up-early.

Me too, I was hoping it was season 2, oh well I will be able to sleep in then.
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Posted November 21 2006 - 01:46 AM

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.c....&type=category

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