Wal-Mart rolls back $5.88 bin...to $5.50!!

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  1. David Lambert

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    Subject says it all! My local Wal-Mart has just changed the price on all of their $5.88 DVDs down to $5.50!!!

    It *could* go back up after the holidays, but probably won't. So all you have now is a $7.50 bin and a $5.50 bin at Wal-Mart.


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  2. Greg S

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    Yep saw this last night when I picked my copy of LXG for $10.19 after the $5 off coupon.

    Good to see, let's hope it continues.

    I personally loved and did the "Lambert Dance" when I got FF there for $5.88 2 weeks ago.


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  3. David Williams

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    Figures they do the $.38 rollback the day after I pick up Johnny Mnemonic. I mean, that's 38 *whole* cents... At Christmas time, no less. Wal-mart, you bastards![​IMG]

    I will say that the nice people at my local Neighborhood Market did a great job by putting all the bin titles on a rack for easy browsing conveneince. Now, if I could only find Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, I'd be really pleased.

    Thanks for the info, David! [​IMG]
     
  4. Sebastian

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    too bad all the movies in that cheapy bin suck, well IMO.
     
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    How do you dance naked around a Wal-Mart without getting arrested? [​IMG]
     
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    Agreed!! P U!!
     
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    Fatal Attraction sucks? Black Sunday sucks? Ford Fairlane sucks? The First Wives Club sucks? Titan AE sucks? Pretty Baby sucks?


    Jesus! [​IMG]
     
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    MANY of the titles in the Walmart Cheapie bin suck, but there are some gems in there, and I've partaken many times!
     
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    In answer to your question: yes, yes, and yes. FA is the exception, but I have yet to see something of that calibur in the DOUBLE WIDE BIN-O-CRAP.
     
  10. David Lambert

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    Either your Wal-Mart sucks, or your bin-diving skills suck. [​IMG]
     
  11. Dave Scarpa

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    Last time I went to Wally World (Which admittadly was black friday Weekend) they had no bin, it was gone ! I'm going today so we'll see if its back, I'd like to get FF
     
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    I was very happy to find Trading Places in there for $5.88.
    Or some of us aren't very picky [​IMG]
     
  13. David Lambert

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    Whoever's been stocking your $5.88 bin hasn't been stocking mine. First Wives Club and Trading Places for $5.50? Yes, please!! I'd even give Titan A.E. a shot for $5.50.

    Sigh.
     
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    With DVD rental prices hovering around $3-$4 a pop, $5.50 to outright buy a DVD is pretty cheap.
     
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    The bin has kind of lost its luster to me. When it first started, it was full of great cult flicks like Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Altered States, Exorcist III, etc....great movies that were at one point $20 at most stores. Buying a DVD that retailed for $24.99 for $5.88 was cool, but picking up a DVD for $5.88 that retails for....5.99 (well, a lot of times $9.99) doesn't seem so special. Paying 5.88 for a solid SE with features like Pee Wee's Big Adventure seems like you're getting a steal. Paying $5.88 for a pan and scan only single layer version of Last Action Hero feels like you're getting bargain bin crap for bargain bin prices.
     
  17. TonyD

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    right now the only thing good in our bin is last of the red hot lovers and lots of lassie dvd's.
     


  18. Almost all $5 C/Tristar movies can be found in WS too.

    For example, I recently had to dig through about 10 copies of 'About Last Night' till I found one that was PAN & WS.

    That said, there is alot of junk that isn't even worth $2, but I do enjoy digging for gold.

    Most recent cheap pick: Gremlins (not SE)
     
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    Yep I dug tonight amid alot of stares and there was nothing good left. I was mainly looking for Ford Fairlane. Oh well maybe after the 1st.
     
  20. David Lambert

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    Guys, keep in mind that the majority of the "gold" titles are right now gone from the bins as a result of the fact that the bulk of the holiday buying season is behind us. Jillions of folks have hit those bins and grabbed out every stocking stuffer that's worthwhile. But brilliant stuff does show up in those bins all the time, and if $5.50 is the new asking price then so much the better! Stuff that's sold out may never make it back in there, but still there will always be the next item that hits the bin. Recently a lot of titles were earmarked for markdown right after the new year. I expect them to end up in those $7.50 and $5.50 bins, fellas!
     

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