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Weekly Roundup 2/26

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Lambert, Feb 24, 2002.

  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
    Bones- Platinum Ed.__$18.74__$19.99__$16.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Cinderella 2-D.C.T.__$22.49__$16.99__$16.99__$18.49__$18.49
    Drawing Flies________$14.98__$12.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Jay & Silent Bob SB__$22.49__$17.99__$16.99__$17.99__$_N/A_
    Larry Sanders Show___$37.99__$39.99__$49.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Meet The Feebles_____$11.24__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Men/Killed Kennedy___$22.46__$24.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Musketeer: C.E.__$20.24__$16.99__$16.99__$17.99__$_N/A_
    Roger Ramjet #1______$11.24__$_N/A___$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Roger Ramjet #2______$11.24__$_N/A___$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Secret Agent Man #2__$29.96__$34.99__$29.99__$25.99__$_N/A_
    Secret Agent Man #3__$29.96__$34.99__$29.99__$25.99__$_N/A_
    Session 9____________$20.24__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Sonic The Hedgehog___$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Soul Survivors-K.C.__$18.74__$19.99__$16.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Space: 1999 #5_______$29.96__$27.99__$29.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Space: 1999 #6_______$29.96__$27.99__$29.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Spr Mario Bros Show__$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    St Wars vs. St Trek__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Twin Peaks-Fire WWM__$14.99__$13.49__$15.99__$13.49__$_N/A_

    (I'm almost ready to drop Sam's Club from the grid...thoughts on that?)
    * [rant]Best Buy will give you $5 off any 3 DVD's you buy[/rant]. Fine print: multi-disc items count as "1 DVD", and savings is off of the total purchase (I think that last bit means that if you buy 6 DVDs at once you still only save $5...solution is buy 3, dump 'em in your car, go back in and buy 3 more! [​IMG] ).
    * Best Buy also gives you 2 free DVDs if you buy a DirectTV system and 4 free DVDs if you buy a projection TV.
    * Best Buy's flyer shows Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me for $14.99, but their website shows $13.49!! I expect that there was a last minute markdown, or else the lower price is unique to the website. If you MUST save the $1.50, and you have a CostCo membership, then there's no dilemma. Otherwise, buy from Best Buy's website and use the in-store pickup option. Don't forget that you should buy this but not watch it unless you already know who Laura Palmer's killer is...if you watch it before Twin Peaks Season 2 comes out your surprise will be spoiled and the suspense will be **gone**!
    * Circuit City's ad shows Chasing Amy for $14.99, for you Kevin Smith junkies. For more info about Askewniverse title pricings, though, see my post in this thread (if it's a tough read then I apologize; it was not too long after I woke up).
    * Peter Jackson fans will have to look hard for his rookie effort, Meet The Feebles. Noone seems to want to stock it in-stores this week. Same for geeky effort Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues, which I am curious about, geek that I am. I'm sure both will show up in a few weeks; no rush.
    * History/conspiracy buffs should look to Circuit City for the best price on the 2-disc The Men Who Killed Kennedy...I just hope my local store has it in-stock! I would like feedback from the crowd as to whether anyone spots this at their local CC...mine doesn't *never* seems to have items of this nature, and I want to know if it's a chain-wide thing so I can decide whether or not to complain about the inventory at my nearby store. Thanks. Hopefully I'm wrong and it will be there Tuesday...my wife wants it badly and $5 is $5!!
    * LOTS of TV-on-DVD effort this week...please support it with at least the Larry Sanders show, eh? [​IMG]
    * Target shows "Low Price" on Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True...someone please tell me if this is worth buying, okay? Frankly, I'm scared of Disney's sequels-for-all-their-masterpiece-classics policy! [​IMG]
    * K-Mart has a number of things in their ad this week:
    • Cinderella 2 for $19.95, plus "Buy Cinderella II on VHS or DVD and save $2 instantly* on Mattel's Swirl 'N Style Cinderella doll *With coupon on pack" (probably this on-pack coupon is on all DVDs bought anywhere, though)[/size]
    • Bones for $19.95
    • The Musketeer for $19.95
    • Soul Survivor for $17.99
    I don't know about any other K-Mart location, but the Super K-Mart near me seems to be getting out of the DVD business?... They have plenty of VHS stock, mostly older stuff, but DVD stuff is drying up fast. Probably a sign of their bankruptcy troubles. Comments?
    The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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    None this week! Our friends at VideoTropics seem to be falling down on the job, as both Clerks (down to $19.99 SRP) and Clerks Unsensored: The Animated Series (down to $22.99 SRP) are getting marked down this Tuesday, everywhere. Best Buy will have each of them for $14.99!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Greg_Y

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    Thanks David.

    By the way, Meet The Feebles wasn't Peter Jackson's first film. It was his second after Bad Taste. I haven't been able to find out any details of this release or cover art. I'm not sure if it's a reissue of the Canadian Substance DVD or if it is different in any way. Since no e-tailers have any concrete details that I could find, could it possibly have been delayed?
     
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    Clerks Uncensored: The Animated Series has been $16.99 at local Media Play stores for the past couple of weeks. I'm glad to hear that the original film is getting marked down as well; it's impossible to find it at a B&M for under $30...until Tuesday, that is.
     
  4. David Lawson

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    The two twin packs Best Buy offers for $14.99 also caught my eye, although I think I'll pass on both, since I already own one of the two films in each pack.
    Pi and Requiem For A Dream is one of them, although it's the R-rated version of Requiem, according to the ad.
    The Way Of The Gun and Killing Zoe is the other one.
     
  5. David Lambert

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  6. Bill Geiger

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    Just thought I would add a couple in case some of you shop at WalMart.

    The Musketeer: 19.95

    AI - Artifical Intelligence: 22.95 - March 5

    The Last Castle: 19.95 - March 5
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    Well, I guess I'll finally hit the Costco after almosta month away from the store. I plan on getting Twin Peaks; FWWM, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

    Is A.I. even supposed to be released this week? Or Last Castle?
     
  8. David Lambert

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    Patrick, those are both March 5th. I believe I know where you're going with that. Sorry, Bill!
     
  9. Ed Faver

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    Thanks Dave! Great work. This is the first place I check every Sunday.
     
  10. David Lambert

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    You're welcome, Ed, and everyone else.
    In the meantime...STOP THE PRESSES!!
    I always wanted to say that.
    Listen, I'm a stupid S.O.B. and I missed a couple of important aspects of Best Buy's sale. One of them was pointed out to me by Matt Birchall in http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&postid=471530&t=6496#post471530[/list]In other news, I also missed out on mentioning Best Buy's OTHER offer: to get a free $5 gift card when you buy either the DVD or the VHS of Cinderella II: Dreams Come True. This sounds like a stinker and I don't want it, but if YOU do want it then the price comes out to $11.99, plus more savings if you're getting it with 2 other DVD titles. "Offer begins Tuesday Feb. 26th; In-Store Only". [​IMG]
    Sorry for missing these with my earlier post, folks! I guess I was anxious to get to BB and start saving money...
    (Y'know, they ought to be giving me kickbacks, as often as they "win" these roundups! Maybe Costco, too. Sigh. Nothing for David...just high credit card bills [​IMG] )
     
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    I was in Super Target today and they had Cast Away marked down to $14.99. At the register it came up $19.99, but I told the clerk, and she changed it, no questions asked. So, I'm not sure if it's for real or not, but it may be worth checking out if you don't already have this (and want it).
     
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    Is the Last Castle THAT bad?
     
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  16. David Lambert

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    Bill, really, all you have to do is edit your post to remove the name of the store. Perhaps replace it with asterisks. Nothing else need be done!
     
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    David,

    I don't personally find it to be morally reprehensible though some may, but you could just rebuy both Clerks discs that you just got on Tuesday with J&SBSB and then return the two, now unopened copies, with the original receipt. Therefore still getting the discount...

    -Chad
     
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  19. Mark Cappelletty

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    FYI -- There are some good Costco deals going on. I saw the Twin Peaks Season 1 box set for $39.99 and two-pack Disney DVDs (Dinosaur & The Emperor's New Groove) for $19.99.
     
  20. David Lambert

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    Chad, thanks for voicing that idea...I actually thought of that yesterday myself. I'm thinking about it, but I actually think that - since I've spent something like $3000 just on DVDs at my local BB and the manager knows it, then if I ask him nicely he'll take care of me. If not, then I'll write to corporate again. Last time I did that they sent me a $25 gift card! [​IMG]
    Mark, thanks for the input. Actually those items were covering in previous Weekly Roundups, which I'd point to except that they were deleted when this section was removed and re-installed. In any case, a reminder never hurts, so thanks for pointing them out. These are Costco's everyday prices on these items, so get 'em while they last! Especially Tarzan: CE, since it CAN'T be reordered!
    Also I'll point out that, if you're not a CostCo member, or if you're local CostCo is out of stock (mine didn't get there stock until weeks late!), then Wal-Mart has the Twin Peaks box set for $43.99. Pertinant info with TP:FWWM streeting on Tuesday.
     

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