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« on: February 03, 2005, 11:14:57 PM »

According to this article (http://dvd.ign.com/articles/584/584944p1.html over at IGN, the Elektra DVD will be out on April 5 for $29.98.
Since when have new dvds cost more than $19.99?? I hope this isn't going to be a new trend.
I was going to buy Elektra (can't get over the red suit) but not for $30. Usually Walmart has all the new releases on sale the day they come out for around $15 (then they go back up to the NORMAL $19.99 rate).
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2005, 11:20:40 PM »

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According to this article (http://dvd.ign.com/articles/584/584944p1.html over at IGN, the Elektra DVD will be out on April 5 for $29.98.
Since when have new dvds cost more than $19.99?? I hope this isn't going to be a new trend.

A lot of titles retail for over $20 - but they're usually discounted below $20 once they hit the store shelves.

I paid $40 for T2 when it was originally released in 1998...
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2005, 11:24:41 PM »

Like Laner said, most DVD's actually retail for $27.99.  Most stores simply discount them the first week of release to get people in the store.  Buy them on the week of release or look online for a good deal.  If you look at the new releases on Amazon you will see the retail price below the sale price, which is often much higher.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2005, 12:29:16 AM »

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A lot of titles retail for over $20 - but they're usually discounted below $20 once they hit the store shelves.

I paid $40 for T2 when it was originally released in 1998...

The usual retail amount for movies is $29.99, although they fluxuate quite a bit between the studios.  T2 was a different case since it was a DVD-18 (or 2 DVD-9s depending on which printing you got), which cost the manufacturer more to make plus they jammed in a lot of stuff into that release and raised the MSRP for it.

And yes, it is always smart to pick up a movie you like on the first week.  Sometimes you'll see sales within the month on big-name titles outside of the first week, but you can't always count on that.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2005, 12:37:13 AM »

Every single DVD on Earth has a MSRP of $29.99.

(Well not every one, but you get the picture.)
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2005, 07:13:35 AM »

i guess the bigger question is:  why or why would you want that train wreck of a movie anyways?   Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2005, 12:12:55 PM »

I'd watch it if they paid me $30.  Otherwise no.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2005, 02:52:42 PM »

I imagine it will be in a 3 pack for $30 before the end of the year.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2005, 04:33:26 PM »

I'm not buying it for the movie, I'm buying it for Jennifer Garner  :wink:

That's pretty interesting if ever new release dvd has a suggested retail of $29.99, never in my life heard that before.
Then again I've never looked at any preorder information, except maybe blockbuster that over-price their dvds anyway. (Usually around $22.99)

Whenever I go to Best Buy their new dvds are usually around $15.88 and then after a couple days they jump up to around $19.99, which I always assumed was the standard retail price.

In any case, I could never justify paying $30 for a dvd. $20 OK, but $30, that's pushing it too far.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2005, 05:06:18 PM »

Man, I rarely see a standard DVD for over 30 bones here in Vancouver, Canada. The average seems to be about $25. Here's the Top 20 DVDs at Futureshop, if anyone cares to see our prices. Interesting to note that all of the titles are on "sale", usually ten bucks lower than their "actual" price.
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2005, 04:33:26 AM »

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I'd watch it if they paid me $30. Otherwise no.


I saw this on Friday (work outing).  $30 is not enough to get me to watch it again.
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2005, 02:18:33 PM »

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A lot of titles retail for over $20 - but they're usually discounted below $20 once they hit the store shelves.

I paid $40 for T2 when it was originally released in 1998...

The usual retail amount for movies is $29.99, although they fluxuate quite a bit between the studios.  T2 was a different case since it was a DVD-18 (or 2 DVD-9s depending on which printing you got), which cost the manufacturer more to make plus they jammed in a lot of stuff into that release and raised the MSRP for it.

No, the one I'm referring to was even before the DVD-18 version... You're thinking of the "Ultimate Edition".  THe one I bought back in 1998 was expensive simply because it was the biggest title on the DVD format at the time (I assume smile )
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2005, 03:42:42 PM »

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I saw this on Friday (work outing). $30 is not enough to get me to watch it again.

Its that bad eh?  I was all over it until the reviews started pouring in...
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2005, 04:07:50 PM »

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I saw this on Friday (work outing). $30 is not enough to get me to watch it again.

Its that bad eh?  I was all over it until the reviews started pouring in...


It's not especially bad, it just isn't any good. The story is blah, the acting is blah, Jennifer's outfits are blah, the bad guys are blah. I'd say the story is the worst part of it.
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