[rant]The Early Bird Gets The Worm![/rant] [c][/c] 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! [c] __________TITLE___________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_CostCo_SamsClub_Borders Are You Being Svd? Movie_$14.99__$12.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$14.99 Arthur #1: Doctor________$ 9.74__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$ 9.99 Arthur #2: Good Sport____$ 9.74__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$ 9.99 Arthur #3: School Days___$ 9.74__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$11.99 Arthur #4: Great Summer__$ 9.74__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$ 9.99 Black Hawk Down__________$19.88__$15.99__$15.99__$17.49__$18.28__$23.99 Buffy/Vampire Slayer: S2_$43.88__$39.99__$45.99__$39.99__$39.95__$58.99 FH's Dune: SE Dir.'s Cut_$20.24__$19.99__$19.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$23.99 Hall & Oates: 7 Big Ones_$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$16.99 Kate & Leopold SE________$22.49__$19.99__$19.99__$17.99__$18.48__$25.99 Lost In Yonkers__________$18.71__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$23.99 Monster's Ball___________$17.99__$14.99__$15.99__$15.99__$16.98__$23.99 Real Genius______________$18.71__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$23.99 Shatter SE_______________$14.99__$12.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$14.99 [/c] * CompUSA decided to not leave well enough alone. It seems they want to make up for the Harry Potter for $9.97 debacle by offering...Harry Potter for $9.97! Yes, according to their new circular ad the same deal is back, minus the free mousemat. The same emphasis is on the FullScreen version as in the previous ad, but once again the WideScreen version is also mentioned in the ad. I'm sure most of the readers of the Roundup have picked up this title already, but if you know anyone who missed it, now's their chance. Also in the CompUSA circular are new releases Monster's Ball for $14.99, Black Hawk Down and Kate & Leopold each for $17.99, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 2 for $39.99, as well as some older releases (I might as well list them: Ali, Total Recall SE, Matrix, First Blood, & Rambo for $16.99, 12.99, 14.99, 11.99, & 11.99). [rant]I'm sure supplies are quite limited once again, so hurry if you dare![/rant] * After getting a couple of private complaints last week, I went ahead and put Borders back into the Roundup for this week. Frankly, I shouldn't have...they should be embarrassed at how high some of those prices are. Note that the Hall & Oates disc is actually $2 above list price! I've included them this week just to prove my point, and next week I likely am going to resume taking a breather with that chain, at least for a while. If I see a bargain I'll write it up the same way I do Target and K-Mart. * EDIT: I neglected to mention that Best Buy's deal is back for 10% off of all Collector's Sets. For those of you who are instantly thinking of a Buffy double-discount, though, don't waste your time. They covered themselves this time around with a note that states "Markdowns Taken From Regular Prices. Sale Limited To In-Stock Items. Selection Varies By Store." * After writing up this week's Roundup, I will take a quick trip to the grocery store and then come back to finish writing up my review of Frank Herbert's Dune: Special Edition Director's Cut for TVShowsOnDVD. I can tell you right now that it is a vast improvement over the original disc. If you were interested in this title, get it. Keep an eye out for my official write-up; hopefully I can get it to Gord in time for a posting today. * I decided to NOT put in the Roundup the Olsen Twins' release Getting There: Sweet Sixteen & Licensed To Drive due to a previous bunch of confusion here on HTF about this title getting mixed up with a popular-around-here film from the '80's called License To Drive. The latter title isn't on DVD yet, and I wasn't sure I wanted to confuse things further. BUT, if you have or know a young lady who likes Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen, and wants their latest effort, then I can tell you that this disc is $12.99 at Circuit City and $14.99 at Best Buy and K-Mart. Since two of the Olsen Twins' older DVD efforts are getting markdowns this week, I thought I should mention this new disc SOMEwhere. * Target is offering a deal for PS2 buyers. If you buy a PS2 at it's new normal price of $199.99, and a DVD remote along with it, you can get your pick of a free DVD valued at $14.44. Meanwhile, on the new releases they are showing $16.99 on Monster's Ball and "Low Price" on Black Hawk Down and Kate & Leoplold. * K-Mart has Frank Herbert's Dune: Special Edition Director's Cut for just $18.99, a price only beaten by CostCo. Non-CostCo members should get it there, or get it price-matched! They also have for $19.95 each the new releases Kate & Leopold, Black Hawn Down, & Monster's Ball. * Wal-Mart has Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 2 for $42.44. The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP): ------------------------- • Holiday in the Sun $24.98 $19.98 • Our Lips Are Sealed $24.98 $19.98 Other Price Reductions not listed at VideoTropics: -------------------------------------------------- None...aren't a pair of Mary-Kate and Ashley vids good enough for ya'?