I sense something. A presence I've not felt since... –James Earl Jones as Darth Vader (Star Wars – 1977) [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c] [C] _____________TITLE___________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_ **Star Wars Trilogy 4-Disc_ _ $41.49 __ $42.99 __ $44.99 __ $44.99 __ $43.99 __ [/c] Other Brick & Mortar stores: CompUSA: $39.99 K-Mart: "Low Price" Eckerd Drug Store: $49.99 On-Line Retailers: Outpost.com:$36.99 ($4.83 Ground shipping) (1 per customer) DVDImport.com:$39.86 (free S&H) DeepDiscountDVD.com:$41.88 (free S&H) Walmart.com:$41.88 (5.89 S&H) Overstock.com:$40.99 ($1.40 S&H) BestBuy.com: $42.99 ($1.25 S&H) SamsClub.com:$44.88 Buy.com:$44.95 (free S&H) DVDSoon.com:$44.96 (free S&H) Circuitcity.com: $44.99 (free S&H) DVDPlanet.com:$44.99 ($1.80 S&H) The Laser’s Edge:$48.99 ($3.00 USPS S&H) Coconuts.com: $49.99 (free S&H)(SEE REBATE INFO BELOW!) Titles included in Collections listed in the above RoundUp: Star Wars Trilogy: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. **BE CAREFUL! The Star Wars Trilogy is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one. Here’s a tip, Star Wars fans: Look for the black and silver box. Stay away from the black and gold box! --Amazon offers free shipping on purchases over $25. If you participate in Amazon’s “Share the Love” Program, the price drops to about $37 (free S&H). --Amazon.com is also offering a deal on the joint purchase of the Trilogy and THX-1138. Buy the Trilogy ($41.99) and THX-1138 ($18.89) for $57.88. $42 + $19 = $61. $61 - $58 = $3 savings. --FYE is offering a price of $35 – after a $15 mail-in rebate – BUT THE REBATE IS AVAILABLE ONLY ON A PRE-ORDER. It is also reported that FYE is offering a free Star Wars poster with the purchase. Coconuts.com…another TransWorld operation…is offering an even better deal. AND WHAT MAY TURN OUT TO BE THE BEST DEAL AVAILABLE!!! HERE is a link to Coconuts.com for the Trilogy. HERE is a link to the $15 rebate form. HERE is a link to a coupon for Coconuts.com which gives you 10%off your first purchase with them. If you’ve never made a purchase at Coconuts.com before…you can pay $50 up front…get 10% off bringing the price to $45…and then subtract the $15 mail-in rebate bringing the final price to $30. If you are willing to follow all the steps and dot the I’s and cross the t’s…you could do pretty well with this. For anyone with reservations about cutting up the packaging to send the UPC code to TransWorld for the rebate…that is NOT necessary. The price sticker on the cellophane wrap outside the packaging will suffice. --Best Buy is offering a free copy of Star Wars Insider Magazine. Minimum 160 per store. No rainchecks. Offer varies on-line. --bestbuy.com is offering a FREE copy of the mockumentary DVD R2-D2 with the PRE-ORDER purchase of the Trilogy. --Blockbuster Video is offering a deal to buy the Trilogy and get seven rentals for $59. --Toys ‘R Us is offering a FREE $10 gift card with the purchase of the Trilogy ($49.99) --Ya gotta know that Wal-Mart (and probably other stores) will be price-adjusting constantly to make this title a huge loss leader for them. --This post now includes the actual in-store prices for the brick & mortar stores. They are posted in the abbreviated grid above. The prices for the rest of the titles to be released 9/21/04 will be posted in the complete Weekly RoundUp Sunday...per forum guidelines. Thanks to everyone in the "Best Deal on Star Wars" thread. Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores! $_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing 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...like Dave & I do! Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".