Weekly Roundup 2/19

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  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, the week of the release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website...but it COULD still be in-stores!
    Without further ado, here is the latest grid:

    _______TITLE__________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_CostCo_SamsClub
    Balto________________$18.74__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Balto 2: Wolf Quest__$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Don't Say A Word_____$20.98__$17.99__$16.99__$17.99__$18.49
    Escape/Grizzly Mtn.__$11.21__$_N/A___$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Ferngully: Last Rnf__$14.98__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Frances - Spec. Ed.__$14.98__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Hardball_____________$22.49__$19.99__$16.99__$18.99__$_N/A_
    Jo Jo Dancer: YLIC___$14.96__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    NG Beyond/Mov: LotR__$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    "O"__________________$18.74__$17.99__$16.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Roughnecks:STC Vol3__$18.71__$_N/A___$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Roughnecks:STC Vol4__$18.71__$_N/A___$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Thumbelina___________$14.98__$_N/A___$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Troll in Central Pk__$14.98__$_N/A___$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_

    * Circuit City seems to rule the roost this week, eh? With only two exceptions, they beat everyone's prices - even the warehouse stores - except for two of them. What got into THEM? [​IMG]
    * Reminder: Sam's Club has the JVC DVD Player with the bonus behind-the-scenes-of-"Lord of the Rings" disc for just $139.98 (SRP is $250), with plenty of them still in stock at my local outlet.
    http://shop.newline.com/escalate/store/DetailPage?pls=newline&bc=newline&prod=013d80328437&clist=01368032f8ac:013d80328435:
    * Best Buy has a load of titles selling for just $11.99 this week, including recent Paramount markdowns like An Officer and a Gentleman, Witness, In Harm's Way, South Park, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and others. Also, Das Boot, Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth come to mind. Oh, did I mention Face/Off? Good companions to the 10%-off preferred customer coupons that some of us (including me) got for this weekend...good through Presidents Day!
    * Circuit City has Dirty Dancing, Poetic Justice, and Last Man Standing for just $8.99!
    * Target has Hardball for $16.99 (nice price!...matches CC's), Balto II: Wolf Quest for $19.99, and Don't Say A Word for "Low Price".
    * K-Mart has Hardball for $22.95 ( [​IMG] ), Balto II: Wolf Quest for $19.95, and Don't Say A Word for $19.95. They also have some cheapy storage racks for just $19-ish, if you need something quick and easy. I have a trio of the "fold-out" kind that are on sale, and they are indeed worth the money (I spent $10 more, IIRC).
    The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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    • Demetrius And The Gladiators $24.98 $19.98
    Wow, dude...that's the only one! And none others listed until MARCH!! [​IMG]
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    David,

    Thanks again for the info, though I must say my pocketbook is going to be getting quite a rest until March 5. Nothing I personally want is coming out til then.
     
  3. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    George, not much for me, either. Just the National Geographic LotR thing for the wife. I feel like I OUGHT to want the family titles, but frankly my son has plenty to watch and better things coming soon. I'll remember them when we hit a rough spot or if my Don Bluth collection feels needy! [​IMG] Otherwise, the only other interesting thing is "Don't Say A Word".
    If I was interested in "Hardball", I'd get the original: Bad News Bears! I should pick that up, but I will pay off some of those credit card bills first! [​IMG]
    Good week to do so....
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    Hardball wouldn't be that bad of a rental. I saw it when it was in the theaters.

    It also looks like a barren week of DVD buying for me, I don't think I've bought anything *gasp* in the month of February.
     
  5. Matt Stryker

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    Don't forget that Circuit City is also selling the 2-disc SE of Planet of the Apes for $11.99. Its on the back page of the circular, and I picked it up yesterday.
    Pretty good if you haven't gotten it already. And they didn't even ask me to buy a service plan on it.
     
  6. DaveJJ

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    Thanks for the info, David! Your weekly update is very helpful and a time saver when purchasing DVD. Target is also selling Don't Say A Word at $16.99.
    DaveJJ[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Have Fun Guys!My HT
     
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    I bought Panic yesterday at Best Buy for $9.99 [​IMG].
    -Christian
     
  8. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Thanks again, David.
    You know, I've been losing track of release date info (not bothering to scour the net like I used to in the "Coupon Days of DVD"). Well, I find myself looking to this helpful thread every week now! You are my new Reel.com - except hopefully you won't go under like that company did. [​IMG]
     
  9. David Lambert

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    As always, everyone is welcome for the postings. I wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it at some level. Cheers,
     
  10. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Just want to confirm the Planet of the Apes at Circuit City for $11.99 in Los Angeles. I got the CC Circular in my area and it didn't have POTA advertised (which was too bad because I was going to have BB do a 110% difference, which would have been sizable since they have it for $22.99).

    Walked into the West LA CC and there it was (POTA) for $11.99!
     
  11. David_Jr

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    It was on the back page of the flyer, toward the bottom. It was in ours anyway.
     
  12. Dennis Nicholls

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    Costco does have the National Geo. LOTR special for $16.99. I saw it there last night.
     
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    SamGoody.com has the LOTR National Geographic for $11.24. This ends up being $14.23 including shipping.
     
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    Dave, I continue to be impressed by your Weekly Roundups. And thanks to whomever it was for that POTA nugget! I don't own that one...YET! [​IMG]
     
  16. David Lambert

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    Costco is definately now carrying National Geographic Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings for $16.99. This was added to their web site within the past few days.
    Although I cannot find it listed at the Sam's Club website, the 10th post in this thread states that Sam's Club is selling this same item for only $8.99!! Wow! [​IMG] They might be referring to a VHS, though, at that price.
     

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