DVD in grocery store

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  1. Rouslan Sytnik

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    This is news to me, sorry if it been mentioned before.
    I was really surprised to see DVD Hannibal SE for sale at GIANT (D.C. area grocery store chain). An it was priced $19.99!
     
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    This happened last year to west-coast Safeway stores. For 2 weeks, they had portible television sets. Then they had budget, but name-brand VCR's. Then for about a month they had a low-end Toshiba DVD player.
    And they had tapes and some DVD's to go with it.
    It IS strange.
     
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    I bought 13 Days 3 days before its street date at my local grocery store (which shall remain nameless). I didn't even expect them to have a good selection of DVDs, so I almost fell over when I saw 13 Days sitting on the shelves the Saturday before it was supposed to street.
    That's the only time I've ever seen a DVD hit a B&M in my area before the correct street date.
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    I bought North By Northwest at my local Ingles (grocery store in Georgia) for $19.99!
    They have mostly Disney DVD's and popcorn movies like ID4 and Jurrasic Park...not to mention a nice DVD rental section.
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    "I was really surprised to see DVD Hannibal SE for sale at GIANT"
    Was it near the Fava beans? [​IMG]
     
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    I picked up Close Encounter of the Third Kind at Kroger a few weeks ago for a good price of 14 dollar, thanks to a discount my parents received that day(the other movies were some average recent movies).
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    I have seen DVDs at Dominick's and the like. The only problem? They charge $26.98 for everything, be it American Pie: UE or The American President.
    Some of the cheaper discs, they charge almost double (MGM Standard Edition Some Like It Hot, $26.98).
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    It just doesn't seem right to be able to buy a DVD at a grocery store. My local 7-11 sells them. I guess it's just another commodity.
     
  10. Kenny Goldin

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    A chain here in western PA and also in Ohio I think called Giant Eagle has a bunch of them, especially the one in Greensburg next to the target. They have had them for a few years...always had a nioce selection...no Criterionws or anything "rare" but most of the mainstreem titles competetively priced.
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    yeah, it's funny that my local grocery chain (Fry's), also has Samsung dvd players and a small selection of dvd titles which are ALL priced at $19.99. some of the titles are Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hannibal, and Charlie's Angels just to name a few.
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    I got NxNW the week of its release, which is why it wasn't marked down any further....I decided to pay the 20 dollars. [​IMG]
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