CompUSA and Harry Potter: Round 2

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Sun, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    FYI, CompUSA is offering Harry Potter at the $9.97 price once again, but I doubt many will be stocking many widescreen copies, so please don't turn this thread into a CompUSA bitch-fest. Feel free to report on the availability/non-availability of either version, but don't slag on CompUSA for offering a 10:1 ratio of Full Frame vs. WideScreen versions.
    We've been there, done that, no need to go down that road. I will delete the BMW (bitching/moaning/whining) posts on CompUSA corporate decision making. I think CompUSA simply is trying to get rid of all those gnarly Full Frame version copies they have in their warehouses.
     
  2. David Lambert

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    Funny, I *just this second* posted the Weekly Roundup, to include that information as well as the price on some other titles they're advertising, including four new releases!
     
  3. Kurt N

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    I don't have a CompUSA within 30 miles, but I took their previous $9.97 Harry Potter ad to K-Mart and they matched the price on a widescreen copy. Then I came to HTF and saw all the controversy about widescreen vs fullscreen on this title, took the same ad to Wal-Mart and bought a fullscreen for the same price.

    Tuesday morning I'm heading for my little cluster of stores (K-Mart, Target, Circuit City, and Wal-Mart) with the CompUSA ad to get Monster's Ball and Buffy at lower prices than they're offering.

    I love CompUSA, even though I've never shopped there.
     
  4. Kyle McKnight

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    OT, not starting a debate, just wondering Kurt, why did you buy the widescreen & the fullscreen version?
     
  5. Enrique B Chamorro

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    I just used the flyer to do a price match at
    Block Buster. Worked fine.
     
  6. Jay Rodriguez

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    I price matched the Comp USA "Potter" Ad at Best Buy (Richmond & Post Oak) yesterday (6/11). I wasn't sure if they'd do it, but I had no problems at all.
     
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  8. Bill McCamy

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    Perhaps he wanted to fill his screen, just like in a movie theater, or perhaps he doesn't like those pesky black bars. Or perhaps, like Everest, he found that it was there...
     

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