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Best Buy does it again.... Premium pricing for Widescreen Cats and Dogs


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#21 of 35 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted December 17 2001 - 02:38 AM

David, an added benefit to your plan just occurred to me: when you go back to grab 3 of the P&S version to show to get the lower price, you're also getting 3 of the MARred version off the shelves, thereby possibly saving three lost souls! Well done!

#22 of 35 OFFLINE   Chris Hicks

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Posted December 17 2001 - 04:44 AM

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Man who loves P&S: Hi, my name is Joe and I have a 2" penis cause I'm edited for your dis-satisfaction.

#23 of 35 OFFLINE   Nate Anderson

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Posted December 17 2001 - 05:12 AM

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Man who loves P&S: Hi, my name is Joe and I have a 2" penis cause I'm edited for your dis-satisfaction.


I Joe, I'm Nate. I really didn't need to know that.
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#24 of 35 OFFLINE   Ryan Wright

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Posted December 17 2001 - 06:18 AM

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I was just tryin' to be funny...

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#25 of 35 OFFLINE   Chris Hicks

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Posted December 17 2001 - 06:32 AM

Hi Nate. I hope you know that was just a joke.Posted Image

#26 of 35 OFFLINE   Nate Anderson

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Posted December 17 2001 - 07:30 AM

Yeah Chris, I know that was a joke. My response was also a joke.
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#27 of 35 OFFLINE   Ross Waite

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Posted December 17 2001 - 07:31 AM

Actually, you could purchase the P&S version, open it, then bring it into the store and exchange it for the OAR version claiming the P&S version is defective.

When doing an "even" exchange, it is very unlikely that they will even notice their error.

If asked what is wrong with the product, tell them the sides were removed, and that you paid for the entire movie. Or not, and claim it doesn't display correctly on your TV (which is technically the truth, from an OAR perspective).

...Just a thought. We might as well use their ignorance against them.

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#28 of 35 OFFLINE   Alex S

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Posted December 17 2001 - 08:19 AM

I got C& D widescreen from BB for $19.99.

#29 of 35 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

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Posted December 17 2001 - 10:26 PM

Well, it seems that BB is not the only one that has different prices for the OAR and P&S of "Cats and Dogs". Just went to Amazon and saw that the OAR is 21.46 (20% off list) and P&S is 20.24(25% off). List price for both is the same.

#30 of 35 OFFLINE   Prentice Cotham

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Posted December 17 2001 - 11:20 PM

At my BB store, they are both priced at $22.99.
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#31 of 35 OFFLINE   JasonKrol

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Posted December 18 2001 - 03:12 AM

also, the funny thing is, its actually more expensive to produce a P&S version of a movie on DVD than its OAR version.

I mean, they need to actually go in and spend time setting up the actual Panning and Scanning, whereas the OAR version they just "burn" to a DVD. (i know, i know, way more complicated, but in a nutshell)




this sucks.

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#32 of 35 OFFLINE   John Knowles

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Posted December 18 2001 - 03:54 AM

At the BB I work at, p/t, they're both $22.99 (at least that's what the computer said--I couldn't find a WS one on the shelf!
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#33 of 35 OFFLINE   Jim A. Banville

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Posted December 18 2001 - 09:01 AM

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also, the funny thing is, its actually more expensive to produce a P&S version of a movie on DVD than its OAR version.


They just use the P&S master that was used for the VHS release.
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#34 of 35 OFFLINE   LarryH

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Posted December 18 2001 - 01:55 PM

Checked my local BB today and there were exactly five copies of Cats and Dogs - all widescreen. Unfortunately, I fear that just means there're the ones not selling (also at $22.99).

#35 of 35 OFFLINE   Robert_eb

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Posted December 18 2001 - 02:08 PM

I just picked up a widescreen copy at BB for $14.99. The register actually rang it up for $22.99 but the sticker on the packaging was $14.99.





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