bestbuy in store price increases that i've noticed

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  1. TonyD

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    i was in my local bestbuy in delaware today and noticed at least 3 movies with an increase.
    1. X-FILES FIGHT THE FUTURE
    was $24.99 now $29.99
    2. KELLY'S HEROES
    was $14.99 now $16.99
    3. THE AWFUL TRUTH SEASON 1 & 2
    WAS $27.99 now $32.99

    i hope there arent too many more.
     
  2. Jenna

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    I've been noticing the same thing over the last few months:
    "Whipped" was $17.99 now $22.99
    "Batman" movies were $14.99 now $16.99 each
    "Jackal" was $22.99 now $29.99

    You're better off purchasing any movie on it's release date, if you can. The longer they sit on the shelf, the more likely the "sticker witch" will mark them up.
     
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    Does that make sense that the longer the movie stays on a shelf, the more expensive it gets. What is it wine?
     
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    1. X-FILES FIGHT THE FUTURE
    was $24.99 now $29.99
    2. KELLY'S HEROES
    was $14.99 now $16.99
    3. THE AWFUL TRUTH SEASON 1 & 2
    WAS $27.99 now $32.99
    4. RIO BRAVO
    was 14.99 now 16.99
    5. SNAKE EYES
    was 19.99 now 22.99 this is on bestbuy.com as 16.99 so who knows what the price is.
    6.IT'S A MAD,MAD,MAD,MAD WORLD
    was 14.99 now 19.99

    i'm not going to keep track of this the way some people do in these type of topics but if i run across one occasionally i'll put it in here.

    if no one cares to know these price increases at best buy then i'll probably stop eventually anyway.

    also all the warner dvd-audio's are still higher then $15, which i think is the msrp.
     
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    Nightmare on Elm Street Platinum 8-disc box set: was $89.99, now 99.99.
     
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    Why is Buffy season 2 $69.99 at Best Buy? I want to get the set but, that seems to much.
     
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    Open Your Eyes was $14.99, now $19.99. (Target has it for something like $9.99.) Leon the Professional (International Cut) was marked up as well, but I can't remember the prices. I'd planned on buying both of these movies at Best Buy at one point, but quickly changed my mind when they were noticeably more expensive than they'd been a few short months earlier.
     
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    I've noticed quite a few titles have changed from $14.99 to $16.99 and $17.99
     
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    It's funny what happens when there is less competition in the market place...

    Daniel L
     
  10. TonyD

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    it seems that bestbuy has done it again to almost all the titles.

    so i thought i'd go back to this thread again.
     
  11. David Lambert

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    Matt Birchall mentioned this in last week's Roundup thread, and I repeated it in the Roundup post for this week.

    Also been brought up in Mike Frezon's "quest for preferred customer coupons" thread.

    Thanks, though.
     
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    The good thing about this is when we PM at Best Buy, the 10% of the difference will be even greater. Otherwise, I'm staying away.
     
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    Interesting way to look at it, Jimmy! [​IMG]
     
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    The "stores" that went away were the online etailers. Back in the early days of DVD, there were amazing deals to be found. 3 DVDs for $1.00, coupons, freebies galore. Everybody wondered how long those places would stay in business at the rate they were giving away product.

    Hmmm...with the market penetration that exists now (and these price increases), maybe they could make a killing if they came back.
     
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    Funny thing is that I have spent $$$'s at BB over the years and this was the first time they sent me a 'preferred customer' coupon. I went in on Sunday to look at what the 10% would buy me. With the price increases the 10% didn't seem to be worth very much at all (10% off after across the board 25% price increase is not an inducement for me). It looks like Costco and the online retailers will be getting my money from here on in. BB has just been removed from my list of B&M's to shop for DVD's.


    Joel
     
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  18. TonyD

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    i remenber the 3 for $1 at 800.com.

    by the way if you go to 800.com it's now circuitcity.com.
     

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