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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)
 

Jon_p_s

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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.
 

Chad R

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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.
 

Devin_C

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:emoji_thumbsup: 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. :) 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. :laugh:
 

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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? :emoji_thumbsup:

Although the price isn't the greatest, especially after getting those FREE tv show episodes included in my cereal box. :D Maybe they should give these away free with a certain $$$ of DVD movie purchases? That might make more sense.
 

Scott Strang

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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.
 

David Lambert

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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?
 

Louis_P

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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.
 

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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Joe
 

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