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Worst deals ever....

Discussion in 'DVD' started by [email protected], Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Frank@N

    [email protected] Screenwriter

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    I'm guessing allot of folks in this forum enjoy a common hobby...shopping around for cheap DVDs.

    But occasionally you get confronted with the 'Worst Deal Ever'...

    While shopping at a local Coconuts, I was assailed by two bad deals:

    - Born on the 4th of July (new) 4:3 transfer - $34.99

    - Scarface (used) 4:3 transfer - $24.99


    Ouch!
     
  2. Jeff Whitford

    Jeff Whitford Screenwriter

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    Wow those are almost like Suncoast prices! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    What about Willow on laserdisc- $69.99, no extras, and several copies developed laser rot!
    Pauly Shore's "Jury Duty" for $39.99 is another good one- wonder how many they actually sold at that price??
     
  4. Kenneth English

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    Just yesterday I was at the new Fry's store in Irving and saw that they had two copies of SNIPER, both of which were marked $27.99. This thing's been $9.99 ($9.44 if you shop at Wal-Mart) everywhere for, oh, three years!

    What a deal! [​IMG]
     
  5. DavidBL

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    My favorite "worst deal" I ever saw was last Christmas at a Toys-R-Us. They had "101 Dalmatians" (live action) sitting out for $24.99. And two rows down on the same shelf, they had a two pack of "101 Dalmatians" I & II for $19.99! I guess part II was so bad they had to pay you $5 to take it off their hands.[​IMG]
     
  6. Richard_D_Ramirez

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    I saw a similar deal at Wal-Mart the other day: Red Dragon for $18.88, and located right next to the DVD was a two-pack of Red Dragon and The Bone Collector for the same price of $18.88. [​IMG]

    8^B
     
  7. Russell G

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    Davids case is similar to what is happening at our future Shops, you can buy 8 Mile for $26.99, or 8-Mile packed with Empire for $24.99. (this applies to many of the summer Universal 2-packs that are out, Conan special edition sells for $34, but can be had packed with Conan the Destroyer for $24.99).

    I guess it depends on how you look at it, it's actually a great deal.

    Criterions @ HMV are insanely priced. Do the right thing is $75, Rushmore is about the same.
    (all prices canadian)
     
  8. Kenneth English

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  9. Jason Harbaugh

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    I keep walking by the nonanamorphic Field of Dreams for $27.99 at Best Buy every week.

    Oh yeah forgot to say that it is under $10 everywhere else.
     
  10. alan halvorson

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    Practically all Criterions are near full-price at Best Buy now. My worst deal is in the laser disc world. For a list of $150, the box set of Schindler's List came with no disc extras (same discs that were available separately), a paperback copy of the book, the soundtrack cd and a rather nice insert, all for $100 more than the separately available LD. I am ashamed to say that I sprung for it.
     
  11. Jesse Skeen

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    Well, I paid about $20 a few months ago (with my employee discount) for Anchor Bay's The Swinging Cheerleaders, and now it looks like I'll have to buy it again in a box set for a total of $20 just to get 2 more movies that aren't available separately (The Cheerleaders and Revenge of the Cheerleaders, actually unrelated films other than being from Anchor Bay.)
     
  12. Matt Stone

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    The Blues Brothers for $35 at Best Buy after retail had been dropped to $15 (available most places for $10). The Nightmare on Elm St. Collection at Suncoast for $135 a few weeks after I got mine for $50 shipped from Amazon.ca.
     
  13. Dan Shogren

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    12 MONKEYS for $28.99 sitting right next to 12 MONKEYS/THE THING TWO PACK for $22.99.
    SAVING PRIVATE RYAN for $25.99 (Ive seen this for 14.99)
    THE LIFE OF BRIAN CRITERION COLLECTION $42.99. For gods sake isnt that pushing it a little too far?

    Oh, yeah.....all of these fantastic deals can be found at your local BORDERS store.[​IMG]
     
  14. Joe Fisher

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  15. CraigF

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    Not counting things on eBay...the worst deal I've ever bitten on is The Ultimate Toy Box in Future Shop, I paid Cdn$58 for it, when it had been selling for as low as Cdn$25 at Best Buy when discontinued.

    Any DVD at HMV is pretty much a bad deal...Sopranos sets sell for ~Cdn$150 last time I dared go in there, were as low as ~Cdn$75 at the same time at Best Buy.

    JIC I sound like a BB shill, they generally do not have especially good prices here, and generally their set prices are rather high, but sometimes...

    OK, one last BB "deal", not what you asked for: The Hitchcock Criterion collection of 5 movies: works out to less than Cdn$30 per movie...decent for Criterions in Canada.
     
  16. MarcinL

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    Okay here is one

    Metro at best buy 27.95
    Metro/Low down dirty shame at BB for 15.99
     
  17. RobertDragon

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    i would have to say the worst i ever saw was Donnie Darko, it was $8.99 at best buy and a few other stores. The suncoast in my mall had it for $34.99
     
  18. Jeff Whitford

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    Looks like I was right on the money[​IMG]
     
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    Have Canadian Dollars become Pesos?
     

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