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Weekly RoundUp 1-24-2006

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    The Cast (The Time Tunnel - 1966)

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    Jodie Foster (Flightplan - 2005)

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    George Carlin (The Aristocrats - 2005)

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    The Cast (Virgin Spring - 1960)

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    Barney Clark & Ben Kingsley (Oliver Twist - 2005)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAddress Unknown$18.74$19.99$19.99--’Allo ‘Allo!: Complete Series 4$16.99$22.99$19.99--The Aristocrats$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-Benjamin Franklin (PBS)$17.99$22.99$19.99--Cisco Pike$11.20$12.99$14.94--Dallas: Season 4$27.99$27.99$27.99$27.99-Down and Derby$18.99$24.99$27.00--Educating Rita$9.71$9.99$14.94--**Flightplan$19.49$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99**The Fog$19.99$16.99$14.99$16.99-Ghost in the Shell/SAC: Season 2 Vol. 3$16.99$16.99$17.99--Ghost in the Shell/SAC: S2 V3 Le$34.99$34.99$39.99--Il Divo: Encore$9.99$12.99$12.99--Initial D$14.96$14.99$15.99--John & Abigail Adams (PBS)$17.99$19.99$19.99--Missing: Season 2$35.98$39.99$34.99$32.99-My Big Fat Independent Movie$14.98$14.99$15.99$14.99-Nat’l Lampoon’s Barely Legal$17.47$19.99$17.99$19.99-Oliver Twist (2005)$17.37$19.99$19.99$16.99-Repo Man CE$13.99$14.99$17.99--SNL: Best of Alec Baldwin$13.99$14.99$12.99--SNL: Best of David Spade$13.99$12.99$12.99--Streets of Legend$18.99$24.99$19.99--Thumbsucker$16.18$19.99$19.99$19.99-Thunderbolt (1995)$14.98$14.99$15.99$14.99-Time Tunnel: Volume 1$27.99$29.99$34.99--The Virgin Spring (CC)$39.95$34.99$34.99--Vital$18.74$19.99$19.99--

    (CC)after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

    The Disclaimer Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed Sunday advertisements. All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price.

    "LP" in the RoundUp table means a store’s Sunday flyer says "Low Price". That means I could not locate a definite price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

    I, obviously, cannot include EVERY title released in a given week in the RoundUp. The titles included are those that I am interested in...as well as those which I consider will be of interest to a majority of consumers (and sometimes I’ll miss one!). I don't get paid for this, and I don't have the time to list every DVD. So, please don't complain! If there is a title not included in the RoundUp that you want to see, just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone!

    Note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the RoundUp. They set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is no way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. And, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


    The Specials

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Flightplan AND The Fog are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! The OAR version of The Fog is available only in an unrated version. The MAR version of The Fog is only available in PG-13.

    --I had trouble again this week securing a Best Buy flyer before posting the RoundUp [​IMG] …so I have culled the following information from a wide variety of internet sources.

    --For members of its RewardZone Program, Best Buy is offering 15,000 bonus RZ points with the purchase of the following TV Shows on DVD titles:

    [c]Sex and the City Complete Series $189.99
    Star Trek Enterprise: Season 1 $44.99
    Star Trek Enterprise: Season 2 $44.99
    Star Trek Enterprise: Season 3 $44.99
    Thundercats: Season 1 Volume 2 $42.99
    24: Season 4 $42.99
    The Shield: Season 4 $39.99
    Oprah: 20th Anniversary $39.99
    Nip/Tuck: Season 2 $39.99
    The OC: Season 1 $37.99
    The OC: Season 2 $37.99
    The Simpsons: Season 7 $32.99
    Stargate Atlantis: Season 1 $32.99
    Charmed: Season 3 $32.99
    South Park: Season 6 $32.99
    Party of Five: Season 2 $32.99
    That 70s Show: Season 3 $32.99
    Friends: Season 10 $29.99
    Beavis & Butthead Collection Vol. 1 $27.99
    Tales from the Crypt: Season 2 $27.99
    Arrested Development: Season 2 $24.99
    Family Guy: Season 4 Vol. 3 $24.99
    Laguna Beach: Season 1 $24.99
    Bewitched: Season 1 $24.99
    Bewitched: Season 2 $24.99
    Da Ali G Show: Season 2 $17.99
    Blue Collar TV: Season 1 $14.99[/c]


    --Best Buy is also advertising a free “Who Shot J.R.?” T-shirt packaged with its copies of Dallas: Season 4 ($27.99).

    --Circuit City is advertising a FREE 88-page graphic novel “The Fog” with the purchase of the DVD The Fog at their store. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 10 per store.

    --A tip of the hat to Eric Schulz for helping out—as he does most weeks—by supplying Target prices (many times above & beyond what’s listed in the Sunday flyer). [​IMG]

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: January 24, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Batman Begins $14.99
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose $14.99
    The Fog Low Price (free graphic novel)

    2 for $15 (over 30 titles to choose from):
    Bulletproof Monk
    Out of Time
    National Lampoon's Dorm Daze
    National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
    The Mothman Prophecy
    Stir Crazy
    Higher Learning
    Black Hawk Down
    The Terminator
    This Is Spinal Tap
    The Princess Bride
    Breakin'
    Poetic Justice
    Dirty Rotten Scroundrels
    To Live And Die In L.A.
    Contract Killer
    Raging Bull
    Ronin
    National Security
    First Knight
    Last Waltz
    Barbershop 2
    Show Girls
    Kingpin

    3 for $30 (purchase on same receipt, otherwise @$14.99):
    Unleashed Unrated
    Kicking and Screaming
    Scarface
    The Interpreter
    King Arthur Extended Director's Cut
    The Warriors Ultimate Director's Cut
    Office Space
    Hidalgo
    Finding Neverland
    The Godfather
    The Godfather Part 2
    The Godfather Part 3
    The Ring Two
    Land of the Dead
    Underworld
    Beauty Shop
    Jaws
    Gladiator
    Carlito's Way
    Kill Bill Vol. 1
    House of Flying Daggers
    The Transporter
    Shall We Dance
    The Blues Brothers
    Apollo 13
    The Princess Diaries 2
    Mask of Zorro
    Shrek 2
    Braveheart
    American Psycho


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (2-disc) $16.99
    Hustle & Flow $19.99
    Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition $19.99
    Two For The Money $19.99
    Red Eye $19.99
    Big, Bad Mama (Angie Dickinson) $11.99
    Beach Balls $9.99
    My Big, Fat Independent Movie $14.99

    Jodie Foster Movies: $7.99 EACH:
    Contact
    Maverick
    Taxi Driver
    Silence of the Lambs

    Best of Saturday Night Live $7.99 each:
    Adam Sandler
    Mike Meyers
    Will Ferrell - Volume I
    Will Ferrell - Volume II
    John Belushi
    Chris Farley

    DVD Sets:
    Dallas: Season 1 & 2 $27.99
    Dallas: Season 3 27.99

    Ghost in the Shell: Season 2 Volume III $16.99
    Ghost in the Shell: Season 2 Volume III Limited Edition $34.99

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No deals on non-new releases this week.
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    Just Flightplan for me at BB with a CC pm. We don't have a BB here but I'll be driving through a neighboring town that has one. I've got a Reward Zone cert to use up before it expires.
     
  4. Scott_J

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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick. Just Aristocrats this week.
     
  5. Ric Easton

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    Wow, amazing prices at Best Buy for Enterprise. Too bad I already have them!

    Maybe Time Tunnel for me this week. Or 24 season 4 and get all those bonus points!

    Thanks, guys!
     
  6. george kaplan

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    Aahhh, the wallet rests. [​IMG]

    Thanks as usual.
     
  7. RyanAn

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    Thanks for the list guys,

    The Aristocrats
    Flightplan

    Star Trek Enterprise: Season 1 $44.99
    Star Trek Enterprise: Season 2 $44.99
    Star Trek Enterprise: Season 3 $44.99

    They dropped about half the price! Is this going to be the regular price, or do you think they will go higher/lower?

    Ryan
     
  8. Dillon*G

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    Only Flightplan this week.Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
     
  9. Greg Layton

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    I'll probably rent The Aristocrats and look for it later if I like it. Thanks for the info.
     
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    This has gotta be a mistake, it says the regular price is $54.

    Unless this price is for Reward Zone members only?

    Oh well, I bought them used anyway....
     
  11. Craig S

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    For anyone looking for a better deal on The Aristocrats, DDD has it for $17.49.
     
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    Nothing for me this week. Thanks for the roundup, guys!
     
  13. Julio Diaz

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    I wonder whether that Enterprise BB offer is a misprint and is actually meant to be on the first three seasons of either Next Generation or Deep Space 9, which both just price dropped to an MSRP that would make the price listed seem like an average sale price (rather than the 50%+ drop it would be for Enterprise).

    Depending on what that Trek deal is, I might make the leap - I'd actually be MORE interested if it's supposed to be TNG or DS9 - but nothing from the new list for me. I do want to see The Aristocrats and might have made a blind buy at around $12, but at pushing $20, I'll probably just rent it or wait for a price drop. And I am collecting the SNL Best Ofs, but I don't buy 'em until the price drops to under $7 - many of them are starting to show up in the $5.50 bin at Wal-Mart.
     
  14. TravisR

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    Slow week, I'll probably rent The Aristrocrats though.

    Thanks for the list! [​IMG]
     
  15. ChrisBEA

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    Aristocrats and maybe Virgin Spring.
    Thans!

    I wiss the Enterprise deal extended to S4, that's the only one I really want.
     
  16. Kenneth Cummings

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    Thanks for the round up Mike...but once again there is nothing out this week that I want to get it.
     
  17. Steve...O

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    Thanks Mike and Patrick.

    Nothing for me this week.

    Steve
     
  18. Dave Scarpa

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    Geez at $100 I passed on Season 2 and 3 of Enterprise just getting the Best seasons 1 & 4, but for $45 plus RZ Points it's tough to Pass up, that's what they should have been all along. Glad I waited.
     
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    Has anyone ever tried to getting another B&M to PM any of those "2 for $15" or "3 for $30" DVD deals? Just thought I'd ask about it.
     
  20. Mike<> C

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    has anyone tried to purchase at say BB and immediately walk to CS to price guarantee from another store and succeeded?
     

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