Sci Fi Book Club - silly DVD prices?

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  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    I don't know if this is the right section for this observation, but the "retail" section didn't feel right either.
    And it IS just an observation.
    My wife's a member of the SF Book Club, and I leaf through the booklets they send each month. They always have a few DVD's. Always at prices like this (actual examples taken from the most current mailer):
    • $29.99 Gladiator
    • $24.95 The Exorcist - The Version You've Never Seen
    • $29.95 Hellraiser
    • $24.99 The Cell
    • $29.99 Kindred: The Embraced
    So, who buys this stuff at these prices? [​IMG]
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    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast
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    "Not I" said the cat in the green sombraro, "not I". [​IMG]
    Maybe convienence of not having to go to the store or order online? I'm as puzzled as you...
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  3. Marty M

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    Barnes and Nobles sells DVDs for similar prices and I can't imagine they sell many at their stores. Their sales prices are even higher than Best Buy and Borders regular prices. I guess people who aren't very knowledgable buy them at these prices.
     
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    And the silly part is that the Sci Fi book club membership is largely technophiles who are VERY aware of the internet and on-line prices. I think the parent company of the Sci Fi book club has done a poor job of market research.
     
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    Columbia House DVD Club has the same pricing: everything is listed at MSRP. If it weren't for the fact that you get a few free discs initially, there'd be no way I'd bother with them!
     

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