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WS more expensive than PS

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steve_Tk, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Steve_Tk

    Steve_Tk Cinematographer

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    Last night I accidentally bought the PandS HP at walmart for 16 bucks. Got home, opened and then realized what I had bought. Got back in the car, drove up there to get the WS version. Went to customer service and she said your new total is $2.14, the WS was 2 dollars more than the FS. I was surprised that they were actually selling the WS for more than the full screen. Is this normal and I've just never noticed it?
     
  2. Greg_R

    Greg_R Screenwriter

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    It makes sense... the widescreen version includes more of the picture. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    Hmm, and some discs that sell for less give you BOTH versions!
     
  4. Ken Garrison

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    Pan and Scan Discs should cost more than Letterbox. It cost the studios more money to Pan and Scan a movie.
     
  5. Brian Kidd

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    OAR is also selling for more on Amazon. Maybe the prices are lower on the MAR'ed versions because they aren't selling as well. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

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    It's an unpleasant practice for retailers to charge more for Widescreen when it shares the same SRP & presumably the same cost as it's MARred counterpart. It's unreasonable to do so. I'd drop a complaint at their website about it.
     
  7. Jeff Swindoll

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    Sounds like you're Walmart is ripping you off. Mine had them both for $15.95 on release day and I think that they're both $19.95 now.
     
  8. Neil Joseph

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    That's why I will never buy another DVD from Walmart ever! Take the clout away from them and maybe the studios won't listen to them.
     
  9. Malcolm R

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    My Wal-Mart was charging the same for both versions.
     

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