One Episode DVD's @ Wal-Mart

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  1. Joshua Clinard

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    I saw DVD's with one episode of the following shows at Wal-Mart yesterday. They were each 3.88. Does anyone think it's worth it? I might have bought one for 1.00, but for 3.88? Nope!

    Gilligans Island
    The Gilmore Girls
    The Jetsons
    The Flintstones
    (and others)
     
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    I think they are a ripoff by themselves but I believe there is a coupon for the season set inside them.
     
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    These are meant to get you to try a TV series cheaply, and then use the coupon included to basically get your money back towards the entire season set. It's an inexpensive way for someone to try a new series, like Gilmore Girls without having to plunk down $45.00.
     
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    [​IMG] Definitely worth it as a marketing tool. I'm strongly considering a couple of them if they show up in my area - I think there's one for Babylon 5, and it'd be nice to have the Gilligan's Island one, if only since it'll be the initial episodes where they get stranded. [​IMG] I agree that it's a good chance to try out a new TV series or see if an old one holds up for you - I only wish more vendors would try that - we're not all on Netflix. [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, they started with 45's, then we got cassingle (i.e. cassette single), then we got CD single, so why not DVD singles? [​IMG]

    Although the price isn't the greatest, especially after getting those FREE tv show episodes included in my cereal box. [​IMG] Maybe they should give these away free with a certain $$$ of DVD movie purchases? That might make more sense.
     
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    What others did you see? None of the 3 Super Wally's in my area have them. Perhaps they'll get them.
     
  7. Joshua Clinard

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    Anyone know how much the coupon is for?
     
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    The coupon is for $5 off the box set.

    Gord
     
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    Here's our March news story about this. I had been looking for these to no avail in any store. What part of Wal-Mart did you find them in? Was it in the DVD/electronics area, or did they promote it in an aisle or up by the registers, or what?
     
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    So you get paid $1.12 to buy the single episode DVD in essence.
     
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    I found most of them at "MetroVideo" here in Montreal.They cost $5.88.For the cartoons not worth it since it's only 25 or so minutes.The BB5 dvd is like 1 hour 1/2,so you get more on that one.
     
  12. Joshua Clinard

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    At 3,88, the 5 dollar discount is not worth it. If it was a 10 dollars, I would bite, but 5 is way to little.
     
  13. Joseph DeMartino

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    Actually most of these discs either contain a "2-hour" pilot film or a couple of episodes of the series, so they are more entertainment for your dollar than the initial post seems to indicate. So if you're curious about a series you haven't caught on TV you can own a TV movie or a couple of episodes for less than the price of a rental (or a cup of ChainStore Coffee or a pack of cigarettes in a lot of places) and get a coupon that gets you your money back if you decide to go for a season set later. Seems like a no-lose way to check a show out. You can always pass the disc along to someone else if the show turns out not to be your cup of tea.

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