TPM: Selling rate???

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  1. Lane F.

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    Just wondering if anyone has any numbers regarding how many units have been sold... Has it reached the #1 spot yet?
     
  2. Joe6pack99

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    I am wonderng this also....what does it have to beat Mummy Returns? Should be no contest with the way this disc is selling!
     
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    I asked at a major retailler how it was doing against Snow White (which claims 1 million pieces the first day), and Episode 1 was over double the sales by mid day, despite Snow White having a week's lead. I expect the numbers will be pretty impressive.
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    The entity that reports this (Soundscan?) does so weekly and rarely on a daily basis. From what I'm seeing, not much can touch it! BTW - Wal Mart and a few others don't report to SoundScan, so released numbers can be lower than what actually sold and still be #1!!!
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    Well my local Circuit Shitty got about 100 disc in and they only 4 left after me and my friend bought our 2.....this was at 1:00pm in the afternoon.
     
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    A family member of mine who lives in Florida called me last night and told me that some Best Buys had put up a sign by mid-day stating "Limit One per Customer" so they wouldn't sell out before the end of the day. He was at the store around 1:30, and said that more than half of the copies were gone; they had no more in the back either according to an employee.
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    Why would people purchase several copies??? I saw in one thread that someone had seven copies. Personally, I've got one to use as a Christmas present but seven?? Would someone actually buy that many to use all as Christmas presents?? Or is someone hoping to make a buck after they sell out??? Unfortunately, it's people like this who would lead it to sell out before the regular shoppers get theirs.
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    I, for one, think it would have sold better had it been available day/date with the VHS release.
    With J6P entering the sales equation, many of them are not going to want to replace their videotape.
    - Steve
     
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    Kind of why I like Dvd Empire so well. Had my copy at my house on the 15th in the early afternoon. Didn't have to go anywhere to get it and, didn't have to worry about it being sold out before I got there.
    ...only worry is the USPS. Just have to hope they deliver it on time! [​IMG]
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    I am sure that episode 1 will sell much better then both the mummy returns and snow white.. in fact.. no one will really care how much they did the first week..unlike episode 1. It was probably a given.. since star wars is so popular..
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    'videoscan' is the company sales are reported to, not soundscan.
     
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    I just bought my copy of Episode I not 5 minutes ago at Costco. (I work across the street) $18, and they had hundreds of copies left.
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    I ordered four copies. One for me and three others for friends. I imagine many people were picking up copies for others that couldn't make it to the store.
    Everyone I know that has a dvd player has bought this disc. Even the few friends I have that don't usually buy, but rent.
     

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