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The Ongoing Wal-Mart $4.88/$5.50/$5.88 Bargain Bin Thread

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Erwin, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Radioman970

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    Thanks for the info. That's the one I'll get. Off Topic: I just watched Legend (Tom Cruise) in the reworked version and the difference is amazing. The thing feels less empty now and much more fun to watch overall. I've heard MBV has it's problems...wondering if the uncut helps matters....
     
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    My Bloody Valentine just adds the uncut gore footage back to the movie rather than putting back character scenes or subplots like Legend or Lord Of The Rings or The Abyss. If you're a fan of slasher movies, the uncut version is the better one but nobody is ever going to mistake it for Citizen Kane. [​IMG]
     
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    Remember when "Uncut! Unrated!" actually implied that a movie had sex and/ or gore added? Nowadays you have to ask! [​IMG]
     
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    Heh heh!
    Well, I'm actually a fan of CUT on some things. Several Italian horror films look as if the gore put back in should have stayed out for good.
     
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    I picked up the MBV/April Fools DVD, plus the BCI 1974 Gone in 60 Seconds DVD and Hot Rod from the bin. Hot Rod was actually $4, along with a pretty good selection of newish titles. Can't remember any of the others right now... some pretty recent ones, IIRC.

    The cut MBV was still good fun (for only $2.50). I'd never seen it before, and I happen to be on a slasher flick jag right now. Haven't checked out AFD yet as I am going through the entire Friday the 13th saga.

    On an unrelated note, the packaging for the MBV/AFD disc is sort of odd. There was large sections of the amaray case cut out underneath the paper insert. It is in the shape of a recycling logo, so I guess it is "green". It seems "Green" Packaging = Cheap, Crappy Packaging, from what I've experienced so far from this trend. Don't quite understand how making a package so it will fall apart and not last, thus increasing the chances it will get thrown away, helps the environment.
     
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    Master & Commander in widescreen, finally! They've only ever had full screen of that before. EVen that double set with Dances with Wolves, I believe, was full screen all over the place. Can't wait to see it. Looks amazing.
    I nearly picked up Willow because I thought it was a fiver. But it was $7. If I hadn't already spent too much at Big Lots I would have gotten it too.
     
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    With Master & Commander, James, it's all about the awesome audio. It is my favorite soundtrack of all time. The creaking of the old wooden ship's quarters along with all the other nautical sounds is one of the best audio mixes I've ever heard. Be sure to select the DTS track! Combine that with a great score and a good story and you are good to go, my friend! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I wish I had a decent sound system. I have a couple of PC satellite speakers and a sub. It sounds surprisingly good but I need a proper system. I've looked at the cheap Phillips that walmarts has. Real tempting...
    I'm a fan of anything involving the sea. Athough those Disney Pirate movies aren't high on my list. Haha! This does look great...and you're making me want to watch it soon. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    This thread's been quiet for a long time.
    I'm wondering if it's because of the reason I suspect: The $5 bin at my Wal-Mart has been gone a long time now. My store has done a great thing and gotten rid of all the bins/kiosks/whatever that used to clutter their main aisles. The store is now much more clean and much more roomy. But, alas, no more $5 bin. They do have a $5 endcap in their DVD section...but it's not quite the same.
    I'm reading in other places about Wal-Marts amping up their blu-ray inventory in-stores...but I have yet to really see a major impact of that in the stores I've been in recently.
     
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    Mike,
    Just for the record, my Wal-Mart still has a $5.00 bin (At least it did as of Friday of last week) ... but I haven't seen anything new in it since the week following Valentine's day. (A bunch of "rom-coms" that didn't sell at $7.50 went to the $5 bin at that time.) The last DVD that I purchased from the $5 bin was "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" about four weeks ago.
    I should make it to my local Wal-Mart tomorrow at some point. I'll make a point of rummaging through the bin to see if there's anything new in there that's worth our time.
    With a lot of us now moving to BD it just could be that the allure of even a $5 DVD just isn't there anymore ...
     
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    Bring on the $5 BDs! [​IMG]
     
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    Though it wasn't 5 bucks, I noticed that the second release (or Collector's Edition) of Casino Royale on BD was just $15 when I was at Wally World the other night, which is 5 bucks less than I paid for it at BB when Quantum of Solace was released.

    My WalMart still has a $5 bin, but most of the titles are Spanish language flicks.

    I'd settle for a $10 Blu-ray bin.
     
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    Mine has the bin and a shelf with some of the choice titles (like Short Circuit, hee hee).
    I picked up Panic in the Year Zero/Last Man on Earth MGM set last week for a fiver. That was the only one they had and just that one copy that I picked up. If there are more they are underneath all the spanish titles on top. So many of those MGM doubles I still need to get. Last Man on Earth looked real good, much better than the other 2 copies I have of that PD DVD version and recorded off TV.
    I also bought (but later returned) BUG. Hard to buy $5 stuff when Big Lots has more than I can watch at $3 per.
     
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    OK ... I checked-out two Wal-Mart Superstores in my area, and both still had $5 DVD bins (actually, they were called "2 for $10" bins).
    Some of the titles I spotted included:
    Gremlins 2: The New Batch
    All the Matrix movies
    Lots of Adam Sandler movies including "Big Daddy" and "50 First Dates"
    Speaking of $10 BDs, both Wal-Marts had them!
    They were up on the shelves, though (no bin!)
    I spotted "Stargate" (The feature movie)
    and the first T2 release. (They also had The Skynet Edition for $19.95.)
     
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    I love Value DVD bins, another good one is the $3.00 bin at big lots! [​IMG]
     
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    I hate tax[​IMG]
     
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    is the big lots 3 dollar bins updated at times like the wally bins?
     
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    Yes, on a regular basis. There's a mega thread over at the DVD Talk forum in the DVD Bargains section that's keeping track of all the titles found to date. Sort of turns a trip to Big Lots into a scavenger hunt.
     
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    I was at my local Wal-Mart again last night. Still no bin...but the endcap I found (of $5 titles) the last time had been expanded to wrap around the edge of the two aisles it "capped."
     
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    I was in a local Wal-Mart twice this weekend and there was a $3 DVD display set up just inside one of it's main entrances (near where the "greeter" stands.

    Typical assortment of titles.
     

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