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vdc530
03-26-12, 02:35 AM
It's going the way of the record. High Fidelity is OOP in all forms and if you ever want to see Tim Robbins in a pony tail getting his face smashed in by an air conditioning unit on DVD then now is as good a time as any. It's 5 bucks a pop for New and it's not getting any cheaper, so I suggest you don't wait.

EDIT: The price since I posted this has gone from $5 to <strike>$20</strike> $35 for new copies.

http://www.amazon.com/High-Fidelity-John-Cusack/dp/B00003CXGA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1332746686&sr=8-2

"I can't fire them. I hired these guys for three days a week and they just started showing up every day. That was four years ago."
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd317/vdc530/high-fidelity-original.jpg

LosingMyMind
03-26-12, 05:05 AM
The Blu-Ray is coming out later this year, so who gives a fuck?

vdc530
03-26-12, 10:03 AM
I pretty sure you're mistaken. No news of it anywhere. Link?

Obi-Wan Jabroni
03-26-12, 10:18 AM
I read it in this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/hd-talk/599893-disney-2012-catalog-titles-releases.html

But I don't know what the original source is.

Cardsfan111
03-26-12, 10:23 AM
Where's #2 - #10? The day's not getting any longer.

davidh777
03-26-12, 10:46 AM
#s 2-10 are "make separate threads for nine other OOP titles"

NoirFan
03-26-12, 11:12 AM
#s 2-10 are "make separate threads for nine other OOP titles"

Hey, someone has to keep the DVD Forum alive.

The Cow
03-26-12, 11:16 AM
:lol:

wd40cloud
03-26-12, 11:19 AM
I saw a copious amount of copies in the Wal*Mart $5 bin over the weekend,

davidh777
03-26-12, 11:32 AM
Hey, someone has to keep the DVD Forum alive.

I thought that's what the challenges are for? But I do enjoy the irony of keeping the forum "alive" with OOP notices. :)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-26-12, 12:38 PM
It's going the way of the record.

Still found in department stores?

Gizmo
03-27-12, 03:00 PM
OMG nooooooo.

I've only had 10 years to buy this! Holy sheeeeeeeedeeeeeeeeeeet.

man*machine
03-27-12, 03:59 PM
Or you could just buy a double feature that's still in-print?

http://www.amazon.com/Grosse-Pointe-Blank-High-Fidelity/dp/B000QUU4MI/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1332881732&sr=1-1

That'sAllFolks
03-27-12, 04:09 PM
Wal-Mart $5 bin: Enjoy.

Pizza
03-27-12, 04:34 PM
Ok. I just bought 20 copies. I can't wait to make a mint on eBay soon! Awesomeness!! Thanks for the tip.

Double_Oh_7
03-27-12, 04:43 PM
It's going the way of the record. High Fidelity is OOP in all forms and if you ever want to see Tim Robbins in a pony tail getting his face smashed in by an air conditioning unit on DVD then now is as good a time as any. It's 5 bucks a pop for New and it's not getting any cheaper, so I suggest you don't wait.



What if I've never wanted to see Tim Robbins in a pony tail getting his face smashed in by an air conditioning unit on DVD?

Pizza
03-27-12, 04:55 PM
What if I've never wanted to see Tim Robbins in a pony tail getting his face smashed in by an air conditioning unit on DVD?

Then you would buy the movie on bluray. Duh.





;)

vdc530
03-27-12, 05:09 PM
Have you guys seen this?! The lowest price for new is now 19.99 and the sales rank has been halved. I doubt you can find this in any walmart bin because if you could then they wouldn't be in such low supply on Amazon marketplace, not to mention doubling in sales. Ebay is your only hope and they're aren't many left.

EDIT: lmao, scratch that, lowest price for new is $35, for now.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-27-12, 05:12 PM
The double feature is still cheap.

wd40cloud
03-27-12, 06:21 PM
Have you guys seen this?! The lowest price for new is now 19.99 and the sales rank has been halved. I doubt you can find this in any walmart bin because if you could then they wouldn't be in such low supply on Amazon marketplace, not to mention doubling in sales. Ebay is your only hope and they're aren't many left.

EDIT: lmao, scratch that, lowest price for new is $35, for now.

Do I really have to go to Wal*Mart and take a picture of this in the $5 bin for you?

Texan26
03-27-12, 06:48 PM
EDIT: lmao, scratch that, lowest price for new is $35, for now.

Or you can get the version with a digital copy for less than half that price. (http://www.amazon.com/High-Fidelity-Lisa-Bonet/dp/B002CLBJV4/ref=sr_1_4?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1332891711&sr=1-4)

DeepDiscount has it for $5.39. (http://www.deepdiscount.com/dvd/High-Fidelity_717951009944)

You can go to half.com or ebay.com and find many cheap copies. There are so many copies out there. Nobody will ever pay more than 10 bucks if they do their homework. Just because a marketplace seller has it listed at a high price doesnt mean it's selling at that price.

Mr. Salty
03-27-12, 06:51 PM
EDIT: lmao, scratch that, lowest price for new is $35, for now.
You're not very good at this.

vdc530
03-27-12, 07:27 PM
Or you can get the version with a digital copy for less than half that price. (http://www.amazon.com/High-Fidelity-Lisa-Bonet/dp/B002CLBJV4/ref=sr_1_4?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1332891711&sr=1-4)

DeepDiscount has it for $5.39. (http://www.deepdiscount.com/dvd/High-Fidelity_717951009944)

You can go to half.com or ebay.com and find many cheap copies. There are so many copies out there. Nobody will ever pay more than 10 bucks if they do their homework. Just because a marketplace seller has it listed at a high price doesnt mean it's selling at that price.

Like eBay, there are only a handful of copies left with that digitalcopy one and Deepdiscount says sold out. The point of this thread was to get people to buy this movie before it reached the $80 range. It's still far from that on amazon but inexpensive avenues still exist like ebay. But there is no blu-ray, not even announced, and it's a popular title, this will be an $80 title soon and people will still be buying it. Look at that rank! The rank just got halved again!

TomOpus
03-28-12, 01:45 AM
it's not getting any cheaper, so I suggest you don't wait. Ebay is your only hope and they're aren't many left.
inexpensive avenues still exist like ebay.You sure you don't have a bunch of these on eBay?

Where's #2 - #10? The day's not getting any longer.:mad:

EdTheRipper
03-28-12, 05:42 AM
You sure you don't have a bunch of these on eBay?

The nature of these posts almost makes me believe that that is exactly what's going on here.

abintra
03-28-12, 09:41 AM
But there is no blu-ray, not even announced, and it's a popular title, this will be an $80 title soon and people will still be buying it. Look at that rank! The rank just got halved again!

It has been mentioned once already but this has been officially announced by Disney for a Blu-ray release this fall.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/blu-ray-disc/disney-preps-30-plus-movies-first-time-blu-ray-release-26706

vdc530
03-28-12, 11:03 AM
The nature of these posts almost makes me believe that that is exactly what's going on here.

You solved it Sherlock!

But seriously that doesn't even make any sense if I did I would have put em all on Amazon where it's 5 times the price....I try to be helpful, give you guys a heads up, and all I get is shit.

TomOpus
03-28-12, 11:56 AM
It seems like you're ignoring people when they are posting that it's available for cheap at WM and there's a double feature DVD that's cheap. Plus it's been announced for blu-ray and you told the person who mentioned it they were wrong.

You're acting like Chicken Little and there's nothing falling except your credibility.

vdc530
03-28-12, 01:25 PM
sooos....prices on eBay are now at $35 also.

kd5
03-28-12, 01:48 PM
You can buy it Like New for $4.49:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Fidelity-DVD-2000-DVD-2000-/342726346532?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4fcc150724 -kd5-

Ish Kabbible
03-28-12, 01:51 PM
sooos....prices on eBay are now at $35 also.

That particular seller on Ebay is also offering 2 copies of The New World DVD with Colin Farrell for $980 each.

hilts
03-28-12, 02:14 PM
Is it possible to hate a movie you've never seen because of one DVD Talk thread?

NoirFan
03-28-12, 02:17 PM
Deepdiscount says sold out.

No, Deepdiscount says 'Out of Stock – Usually ships in 5-10 days'.

vdc530
03-28-12, 02:20 PM
Absolutely you can get used copies for cheap. Don't fall asleep on that either and have it end up being $35

EdTheRipper
03-28-12, 02:33 PM
You solved it Sherlock!

But seriously that doesn't even make any sense if I did I would have put em all on Amazon where it's 5 times the price....I try to be helpful, give you guys a heads up, and all I get is shit.

You say that you're trying to be helpful. We get it. I might be less skeptical of you but the fact that one of your first threads here was about the founder of the site having AIDS just kind of heightens my suspicion a bit.

Larry C.
03-28-12, 02:46 PM
Absolutely you can get used copies for cheap. Don't fall asleep on that either and have it end up being $35

Can you sell me one? I'll give you $50 because I went everywhere and couldn't find one.

NoirFan
03-28-12, 02:56 PM
Can you sell me one? I'll give you $50 because I went everywhere and couldn't find one.

Didn't you hear? This will be an $80 title soon!

Larry C.
03-28-12, 03:56 PM
Didn't you hear? This will be an $80 title soon!

Well crap I'm trying to do some business and your cock blocking me man. $65 is the highest I'm willing to go right now.

davidh777
03-28-12, 06:07 PM
This thread is getting better :lol:

vdc530
03-30-12, 04:26 PM
Looks like prices have come down again. Hurry up and buy em before you regret it....again.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-30-12, 05:59 PM
$2.09

Truly an investment.

Michael Corvin
03-30-12, 07:37 PM
Looks like prices have come down again. Hurry up and buy em before you regret it....again.

Whew... bullet dodged.

Kurtie Dee
03-30-12, 11:44 PM
I thought price-fixing was supposed to work in the other direction.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-31-12, 12:10 AM
I thought price-fixing was supposed to work in the other direction.

Not if you're a speculator. Then you can go both ways.

GoldenWheels
03-31-12, 07:47 AM
If I bought one of these and that OOP giallo collection that guy was trying to sell, do you think it's safe to close my 401k?

SethDLH
03-31-12, 08:22 AM
If I bought one of these and that OOP giallo collection that guy was trying to sell, do you think it's safe to close my 401k?

Only if the oop giallo collection is sealed so that you can see the super secret image the spines make up

Kurtie Dee
03-31-12, 07:32 PM
Not if you're a speculator. Then you can go both ways.

This is the first damn educational thing in this whole thread. Thank you Mister Peepers, I wasn't thinking clearly.

Going out to buy up every available copy of <i>Grosse Pointe Blank</i> now.

Kurtie Dee
03-31-12, 07:33 PM
Wait, what?

vdc530
04-02-12, 07:29 PM
I've seen far less popular titles coming with a bigger price tag. This will definitely be a $80 title and it will continue to sell. You can't argue with facts, the sales rank doesn't lie.

You can either purchase them now and make bank on it or you can avoid easy money, your choice. And if your not into reselling them, then just buy it now and enjoy the film on DVD. Who knows what can happen? Maybe it gets cancelled? Only one thing is for certain, it will be much more expensive when the time comes to sell your copy.

It's like owning a DVD that pays. Hell, go ahead and pay for the Blu-ray with some of the profit.

EdTheRipper
04-02-12, 07:44 PM
Give it up already. You can still get this brand new on Amazon starting at $1.99. If you want to go the used route, there are 94 with prices starting at $1.22. Why are you insisting that there is value when there just isn't?

Ish Kabbible
04-02-12, 08:24 PM
I own a parrot at home. You can't have a conversation with him because he ignores most of everything you say.
However he does repeat a few things over and over again
Does VDC530 wanna cracker?

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-02-12, 08:35 PM
We can't forget the DVD with this as double feature is also cheap :)

Technically, the only reason it'll be expensive when you try and sell your copy is because you over paid for it and you can buy it new for $1.99. So you end up losing even more when you try and sell it.

animatedude
04-03-12, 06:11 AM
someone need to make a list for all the must-have Miramax releases i can't stand all these awful re-releases by Eco and Lions Gate..

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-03-12, 09:43 AM
I just checked the price history for High Fidelity. For the last few months, it's the lowest it's ever been yet the double feature has a higher ranking.

What have we all learned? Buying DVDs as an investment, as with any other investments, isn't always a good thing to do if you don't know what you're doing and you think OOP or John Cusack automatically = big bucks.

davidh777
04-03-12, 01:03 PM
This thread is still going rotfl

Kurtie Dee
04-03-12, 02:03 PM
A'ight, I give. Going to amazon to check prices on <i>High Fidelity</i> now. Who said the Internet isn't a valuable tool.

Kurtie Dee
04-03-12, 02:04 PM
Amazon has changed their look a bit. (Also, picked up 13 copies of the DVD. Profit can't be far away.)

TomOpus
04-03-12, 02:28 PM
I bought 10 copies. Once they start selling for $80 I will send all my profits to vdc 530.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-03-12, 03:32 PM
Amazon has changed their look a bit. (Also, picked up 13 copies of the DVD. Profit can't be far away.)

Can't go wrong at $1.99 each. Can't go anywhere but up from here.

EdTheRipper
04-03-12, 04:28 PM
Actually, he convinced me as well. I get paid tomorrow and am fully intending to clear Amazon's stock on this one.

kd5
04-03-12, 09:02 PM
Actually, he convinced me as well. I get paid tomorrow and am fully intending to clear Amazon's stock on this one.

Not if I get there first...;) -kd5-

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-03-12, 11:12 PM
Too late boys. Daddy already got a loan from one of the check cashing places. I only had to use my car and family as collateral and I only pay 800% interest. Good thing I'll be able to sell these in a couple days for at least $50 each.

Michael Corvin
04-04-12, 07:12 AM
I heard a new version is on the way with a drenload of features. Can anyone confirm?

EdTheRipper
04-04-12, 07:21 AM
You can't argue with facts, the sales rank doesn't lie.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,080 in Movies & TV
The other 7,079 titles disagree with you.

Larry C.
04-04-12, 12:48 PM
I heard a new version is on the way with a drenload of features. Can anyone confirm?

Who cares. I just paid $500 for it. But the best part is that the dvd is signed by Lisa Bonet.

I hoping to get $10,000 for it by July.

GenPion
04-04-12, 01:30 PM
I just want to chime in and say that this is one of the funniest threads I have ever read in DVDTalk history.

I purchased this on DVD for around 50 cents used a few years ago. I wonder if I hold onto it for a few more years if it will be worth a down payment on a house? I may just hold on to it even when the Blu comes out.

GenPion
04-04-12, 01:35 PM
Wait a sec... what about the other 9 things?

#2: Buy some stock specific to High Fidelity DVD's. Avoid the Blu-ray stock (which might even drop).
#3: Create a High Fidelity Amusement Park in the style of a used record shop. People can pretend listen to music and discuss their lives.
#4: Meet a cast member (somehow) and ask them to sign 5,000 copies of High Fidelity on DVD. They get 10%.
#5: Produce a spin-off: Low Fidelity. Starring Jack Black and the Muppets in a raunchy comedy... featuring muppets.
#6: Eat dinner.

Someone finish the list...

BobO'Link
04-04-12, 09:08 PM
I got a copy a couple of days ago. At first they wanted an arm but I talked them down to a hangnail.

SethDLH
04-04-12, 09:30 PM
#7. Find out how many copies of High Fidelity it takes to put next to each other for a secret image to appear on the spines. The copies have to be sealed of course. This will not only pay for the down payment, but you'll own that house free and clear!

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-04-12, 11:26 PM
Don't forget, if there's no image, you probably got a bootleg.

Kurtie Dee
04-05-12, 01:09 AM
Does me heart proud to read this thread. Also, I've got a buttload of out-of-print Fangoria magazines upon which I plan to retire.

Lastdaysofrain
04-05-12, 07:00 AM
Does me heart proud to read this thread. Also, I've got a buttload of out-of-print Fangoria magazines upon which I plan to retire.

I bought a house boat with the money I made selling my Gorezone back issues.

Kurtie Dee
04-05-12, 11:54 AM
That must be a luxury houseboat!

Lastdaysofrain
04-05-12, 12:53 PM
That must be a luxury houseboat!

Have you heard of the QE2? This is the QE4

Larry C.
04-05-12, 01:24 PM
Guys its time to get serious. I just checked ebay and its going for like $8 shipped Brand NEW!!! :jawdrop:

I felt bad because the sellers don't know there holding on to a gold mine so I bid $25 on each auction.

Larry C.
04-05-12, 11:35 PM
You guys are obviously not taking this serious......

http://i39.tinypic.com/2z49xkw.jpg

Dean Kousoulas
04-05-12, 11:39 PM
For all we know that photo could have been taken years ago.

dino88
04-06-12, 12:31 AM
The Walmart version is edited. In the scene where Tim Robbins gets his face smashed in by an air conditioning unit, he doesn't have a pony tail.

Larry C.
04-06-12, 12:44 AM
For all we know that photo could have been taken years ago.

Actually 3 hours ago :lol:

LosingMyMind
04-06-12, 06:04 AM
Actually 3 hours ago :lol:
Nice find! Did you leave the spot on the display empty after taking that picture?

Larry C.
04-06-12, 08:07 AM
Nice find! Did you leave the spot on the display empty after taking that picture?

Duh if you saw stocks for for IBM in the 50's you'd buy it right??????

davidh777
04-06-12, 10:50 AM
You should have taken the picture with the DVD holding today's newspaper so we would believe it

GoldenWheels
04-06-12, 11:25 AM
I love this thread, though do feel kind of bad for vdc at this point. :lol:

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-06-12, 11:55 AM
I love this thread, though do feel kind of bad for vdc at this point. :lol:

I would too but he just kept trying to get us to buy instead of learning.

Kind of like what I saw yesterday. We had some guy come in because he got a ticket for parking in a disabled spot. He thought he thought the ticket wasn't legitimate because he would have been late to work if he didn't park there, there were other open disabled parking spaces, and he was trying to add in something about it's confusing because it was at night so he thought it was open to everyone. Kind of like how you have 2 hour parking signs that say "From 7am to 7pm".

What was missing was any acknowledgment that he did anything wrong and that he wasn't going to do it again. If you get a ticket for $450, you're going to get more points on your side if you show you now know what you did was wrong and have learned from it. Also, dress nice and not wear jeans with holes in them.

In conclusion, this is why I didn't buy High Fidelity.

Texan26
04-07-12, 10:57 AM
High Fidelity in the Wal-mart $5 dump bin:

http://mail.aol.com/35834-111/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=27465900&folder=NewMail&partId=1

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-07-12, 11:17 AM
High Fidelity in the Wal-mart $5 dump bin:

http://mail.aol.com/35834-111/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=27465900&folder=NewMail&partId=1

You almost had me fooled until I saw the image was broken. Plus it's not like someone couldn't take one from their own collection and put it in there. From what I've heard, this movie is rare and expensive.

The Bus
04-15-12, 02:41 PM
Is it possible to hate a movie you've never seen because of one DVD Talk thread?

:lol:

You say that you're trying to be helpful. We get it. I might be less skeptical of you but the fact that one of your first threads here was about the founder of the site having AIDS just kind of heightens my suspicion a bit.

Wait, what?

I've seen far less popular titles coming with a bigger price tag. This will definitely be a $80 title and it will continue to sell. You can't argue with facts, the sales rank doesn't lie.


I fully expect your DVD Investment infomercial to appear on reputable TV networks at 5:30am.



In conclusion, this is why I didn't buy High Fidelity.

rotfl

EdTheRipper
04-15-12, 04:15 PM
Wait, what?

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/594705-sad-new-geoffrey-kleinman-has-aids.html

My Other Self
04-15-12, 06:20 PM
Anyone picture this guy like one of those schmucks in Pawn Stars who thinks their common antique is worth a bundle just because it's 50 years old, even though there was a million of them and is in fact worthless?

This thread is classic. :lol:

Rex Power Colt-Robot Man
04-16-12, 07:09 PM
Guys! Have I missed my chance to get in on this...this DVD gold?

Texan26
04-18-12, 04:54 PM
Disney has now officially announced the blu-ray version. Sell! Sell! Sell!

My Other Self
04-18-12, 08:13 PM
Did it ever hit $81?

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-18-12, 11:37 PM
It went solid gold! It killed Dick Clark!!

Kaaos_82
04-20-12, 11:18 PM
<img src=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JR5iLzMobys/TSJnYqW4TsI/AAAAAAAACsE/-CRMYcNWbz4/s1600/Sk55%2B71%2Bcost%2Barm%2B%2526%2Bleg.jpg>

...had to join in the fun :)

dhmac
04-21-12, 06:33 PM
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CF7OnW4XDck" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Obi-Wan Jabroni
08-10-12, 10:41 AM
So this is still worth millions of dollars, right?

Lastdaysofrain
08-10-12, 12:52 PM
I sold mine for 1.6 million and use the profit to invest in a new video format called "Gold Ray" that only I will have access to.

EdTheRipper
08-10-12, 04:06 PM
Hahaha, I forgot about this thread. Picked up my copy of it on blu-ray on Wednesday.

mhanlen1
08-10-12, 04:34 PM
The limb transplant operation was a success. What have I missed between reading the 1st post of this thread and up until now.