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Weekly RoundUp 7-10-2018

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jul 7, 2018.

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  1. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Yep, Studiocanal is always region locked. But 4K discs are not region locked if you have the ability to play that disc.

    Walmart had Paddington 2 blu-ray for $14.96 a few weeks back. Not sure if that was a temp price, or if it's still valid.
     
  2. Hollywoodaholic

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    My big question is are any of the brick and mortar stores (Best Buy, Target, Walmart) going to carry the blu-ray of The Expanse, Season 3 coming out next Tuesday? In the past, probably, but where's the cutoff of material stocked now? Just top ten bestsellers?

    Remember when Crown Books was around and just stocked the most popular titles and if you wanted anything deeper, you had to find a real book store? Now I can't even depend on Best Buy to stock a 'popular' sci-fi release. But I'd still rather pick it up Tuesday if possible then order online and not get it for a few more days. (My son and I are just finishing Season 2).
     
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    It’s a crap shoot in my area. This goes for new releases and older ones with name recognition. Incredibles 4K was scarce during release week (kinds less so now). ET 4K is MIA this week at two stores even though it’s listed as an advertised special.
     
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    The web site says "available for shipping only," so that doesn't sound promising.
     
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    4K is irrelevant to me personally at this time. But yes, sure. Point being either way that people should see the movie and make room for it in their collections, in whichever format. It's a blast of positivity that is perfect for right now.
     
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    But remember for low quantity items and often on special sales shippers, the website often says that when they're right there in front.
    If you aren't sure, just call the store and have them check or pull it for you.

    If it's an 8 digit SKU then pretty much 100% it's online only
     
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    If you can get them to be cooperative, sure. I tried this with Beauty and the Beast's steelbook last year and called right at 10am as soon as they opened for them to hold one, since online ordering for store pickup didn't work for that item at my store for some reason. They kept me on hold for 45 minutes and were sold out by the time they answered my call.

    Of course, the regular keepcase edition I ended up with is now autographed by Audra McDonald, which would be a lot harder to maintain on a steelbook, so that worked out. But I was mighty annoyed with Best Buy at the time, and haven't tried to get one of their exclusives since.
     
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    Now that's a different issue, though I suspect the sale price on ET is likely muhc lower on the radar than a Brand New A-list Disney Exclusive item.
     
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    It's all part and parcel. They can't be bothered to make sure their advertised specials are in stock and they're less likely to stock non A list titles on release week. It speaks to how much they really don't care.
     
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    Done!

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    Yeah, I picked mine up on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. I plan on watching it this weekend, perhaps on Friday.
     

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