What's your best retail DVD mis-pricing incident?

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  1. Walt Riarson

    Walt Riarson Supporting Actor

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    I've had this happen a couple of times, so I thought what are some of your favorite times when you've gotten a better deal than you'd intended?

    I'm mainly asking about DVDs but if you have any other sort of retail mis-pricing story to share, feel free.
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    It should have been 20 bucks, I got it for 10. [​IMG]
     
  3. Thomas_Berg

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    i was on the phone with an e-tailer and the guy quoted me for $13 + shipping brand new. he typed the order in, told me he accidentally read the wrong line, and gave me the price anyway!
     
  4. Brian Harnish

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    In the purchase of over 140 DVDs, I've never had a mis-price incident!
     
  5. Patrick Wilmes

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    Mummy UE $9.99(Wal-Mart)

    A Bug's Life CE $19.99(Best Buy)

    The Insider $2.99(Amazon mis-price)

    Too many good deals at flea markets and used stores to list.

    I can get most newer big name movies at my local flea market the week after their release for $12 sealed.Recent ones bought were Shrek and American Pie 2 WS.
     
  6. Paul_D

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    I remember once that Amazon was selling The Robert DeNiro Collection (which I think included Heat, Bronx Tale, Goodfellas and Analyze This) for $6.79 instead of $67.99. I didn't buy it though! Silly me.
     
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    Braveheart at Best Buy, $9.99

    From Dusk Til Dawn Collectors Set, Best Buy $26.99

    James Bond Boxed Set #2 Best Buy $79.99

    I think there was a couple more but with 630+ in the collection it's hard to remember them all.
     
  8. Joe Fisher

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    Paid $29.99 for the Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box Set at Circuit City. Price sticker was for the 2 disc set that only had the standard discs. Saved about $30 bucks on that one. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Criterion's The 39 Steps for 8 bucks... they had it in the computer as the Madacy version, or whatever cheapo version it was. [​IMG]
     
  10. Walt Riarson

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    This isn't the best mis-pricing deal I've gotten, but most recently, I found a mis-priced 5-Star Edition of M.A.S.H at K-Mart. It was supposed to be $22.95. They were all labled $19.95 though.
    The employees had marked out the $19.95 price on most and scribbled in $22.95. However, I was able to find one in the bunch that hadn't been been marked back up.
    I'll buy damn near anything if it's mis-priced. It's like, an omen that I'm supposed to buy it. [​IMG]
     
  11. Jon_Are

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    Gladiator from Target for $12.95. Had to put up a fuss, but I got it.
    Of course, had I seen the movie already, I would have passed on the bargain. [​IMG]
    Jon
     
  12. Martin Fontaine

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    Not exactly DVDs, but DVD-Related anyway:

    A Multimedia Rack (300 CDs / 200 DVDs / 115 VHS or combo - the "No tools required" thingys) For 27.99$cdn... She let it go for that price. I thought it was supposed to be 49.99$ but no, it was 79.99$ when I went back and checked the adjusted price!

    Wow!

    Other than that, my only case of a DVD Deal on Misprice was Brandy's video collection, got it for 26$cdn instead of 30$cdn.
     
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    Nine Inch Nails $14.99 Canadian, that's less than $10.00 US at HMV.

    Regards

    EJ
     
  14. Dome Vongvises

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    Chasing Amy: Criterion Collection for $14.99 at Best Buy. Well, it might now be a misprice, but damn, that's cheap.
     

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