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Old 09-17-04, 08:56 AM   #1
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Fry's Ads 9/17-21

Here's the entertainment software listings from the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles/Orange County (LA), San Jose/Silicon Valley (SJ), and Washington state (WA) Fry's Ad(s). These prices are valid only for the dates listed in the subject line.

The items listed below are as they appear in the Fry's Ads. If an item is listed as "SJ only", for example, it could still be on sale at other locations (i.e. - San Diego, Sacramento, Austin, Houston, NV, AZ, OR, IL, GA), but it only appeared in the SJ ad. We have noticed that the Dallas Morning News and SJ Mercury News often run very similar ads. Also, the Chicago ads are often similar to the Seattle ads. However, since these ads are not available online, I cannot confirm them.

If anyone knows of a website to view any further ads, please let me know.

Unless otherwise indicated, items below are listed in all four (DFW, LA, SJ, and WA) ads.

Ad updates:
DFW, LA, WA: Fri-Mon, Weds
SJ: Everyday

DVDs

$6.99 (SJ only)
I Shot Andy Warhol
Sid & Nancy: Movie only Edition
This Is Spinal Tap: Special Edition

2 for $14 ($9.99 each)
8 Seconds
All About the Benjamins
Any Given Sunday: Special Edition
Austin Powers: Goldmember
Blade Runner: Director's Cut
City of Angels
Femme Fatale
Insomnia: Widescreen (2002)
John Q
Kangaroo Jack
Knockaround Guys
Maverick
Menace II Society
Ocean's Eleven: Widescreen Edition (2001)
Two Weeks Notice: Widescreen
Willard

$7.99 (SJ only)
Blue Man Group: The Complex Rock Tour (9/19)
Linkin Park: Frat Party (9/19)
Stomp: Out Loud (9/19)
U2: Rattle and Hum (9/19)
Various Artists: Down From the Mountain (9/18)

$8.99 (DFW, LA, and WA) / $9.99 (SJ) (9/19)
Blazing Saddles: 30th Anniversary Special Edition
The Matrix Revolutions
Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines
Torque

$9.99
Tori Amos: Welcome to Sunny Florida (SJ only) (9/18)
The Big Bounce (SJ only) (9/19)
Blade 2: 1-Disc Edition (LA, SJ, and WA) (9/18)
Bubba Ho-Tep: Special Edition (SJ only)
Chasing Liberty: Widescreen (DFW and SJ) (9/18)
Final Destination 2 (9/18)
Gods and Generals (9/18)
Gothika: Widescreen 1-Disc
How to Murder Your Wife (SJ only)
The Last Samurai: Widescreen
Mad Max (SJ only)
Mystic River: Widescreen
Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden (SJ only) (9/18)
Platoon: Special Edition (SJ only)
The Princess Bride: Special Edition (SJ only)
Rain Man: Special Edition (SJ only)
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (SJ only)
Shakira: Live & off the Record (SJ only) (9/18)
Spartan (SJ only) (9/18)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003): 1-Disc Edition (9/18)
The Usual Suspects: Special Edition (SJ only)

$34.99 (9/20)
The Twilight Zone: Season 1

$36.99
Star Wars Trilogy: Widescreen or Fullscreen (Avail. Tues.)

GBA

$8.99 (SJ only) (9/19)
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits

$14.99
GBA SP Starter Kit

$69.99
GBA SP Console

GameCube

$19.99 (DFW) / $22.99 (SJ and WA) / $24.99 (LA)
Phantasy Star Online I & II Plus

PS2

$13.99 (9/18)
ESPN NFL 2K5

$22.99 (DFW, SJ, and WA) / $24.99 (LA)
Gradius V

$29.99 (SJ only) (9/19)
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (Avail. Thurs.)

$36.99 (9/19)
Madden 2005 (LA, SJ, and WA)
Star Wars: Battlefront (Avail. Tues.)

$36.99 (DFW) / $37.99 (SJ and WA) / $38.99 (LA)
NHL 2005
Shellshock: Nam '67

XBox

$13.99 (LA, SJ, and WA) (9/18)
ESPN NFL 2K5

$14.99 (SJ only) (9/19)
Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic

$34.99 (SJ) / $38.99 (DFW, LA, and WA)
Fable

$36.99 (9/19)
Madden 2005 (LA, SJ, and WA)
Star Wars: Battlefront (Avail. Tues.)

$36.99 (DFW) / $37.99 (SJ and WA) / $38.99 (LA)
NHL 2005
Shellshock: Nam '67

PC

$12.99 (LA only) (9/20)
World Series of Poker Deluxe Casino Pack

$12.99 (DFW and SJ) / $14.99 (LA)
The Conquerer's Collection: Celtic Kings: Rage of War, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, Sid Meier's Alpha Centarui, Sid Meier's Civil War Collection, Waterloo - Napoleon's Last Battle
EA Games Collection: 007: Nightfire, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, SimCity 3000 Unlimited (SJ only) (9/18)
Need for Speed Underground (SJ only) (9/19)
Roller Coaster Tycoon 2: Triple Pack
World Poker Championship

$14.99
Real Deal Casino Championship (DFW only) (9/20)
Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic (SJ only) (9/19)

$19.99 (SJ only) (9/19)
Star Wars: Galaxies

$22.99
Call of Duty: United Offensive
Unreal Tournament 2004

$22.99 (DFW, SJ, and WA) / $24.99 (LA)
Everquest: Omens of War (Price is $24.99 in SJ ad, but $22.99 in Contra Costa Times)

$22.99 (DFW) / $24.99 (LA, SJ, and WA)
Age of Mythology: Gold Edition

$27.99 (DFW) / $29.99 (SJ and LA)
Madden 2005

$32.99
Shellshock: Nam '67

$34.99 (SJ) / $38.99 (DFW, LA, and WA)
Diablo II Battle Chest (SJ only) (9/19)
The Sims 2

$36.99 (SJ only) (9/19)
Star Wars: Battlefront (Avail. Tues.)

Music

$9.88
Green Day: American Idiot (SJ only) (9/19)
Richard Marx: My Own Best Enemy (SJ only)
Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic
Megadeth: The System Has Failed
Nelly: Sweat
Nelly: Suit
Keith Urban: Be There (SJ only) (9/19)
Various Artists: Shark Tale Soundtrack (SJ only) (9/19)

$10.88 (DFW, SJ, and LA)
LL Cool J: The Definition

$11.88 (DFW, SJ, and LA)
Alan Jackson: What I Do
Tim McGraw: Live Like You Were Dying (SJ only)

$12.99 (SJ only) (SACD?) (9/19)
Diana Krall: The Girl in the Other Room
John Mayer: Heavier Than Things
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
Sting: Sacred Love

$13.88 (SJ only)
R. Kelly: Happy People/U Saved Me

$18 (DFW, SJ, and LA) (3-CD Sony Collections)
Aerosmith: The Collection
Johnny Cash: The Collection (SJ only) (9/19)
Celine Dion: The Collection
Earth, Wind & Fire: The Collection (SJ only) (9/19)
Journey: The Collection (SJ only) (9/19)
Willie Nelson: The Collection (SJ only) (9/19)
Carlos Santana: The Collection
Stevie Ray Vaughn: The Collection

$18.88 (SJ only) (9/19)
Norah Jones: Feels Like Home (CD and DVD)

$29.99 (SJ only) (9/19)
Star Wars Trilogy: Slip Case Edition Soundtracks

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Old 09-17-04, 09:11 AM   #2
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Old 09-17-04, 09:23 AM   #3
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SW!!! Im all over that $36.99 price. THANKS.
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Old 09-17-04, 09:41 AM   #4
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And in the SJ paper today for DVD:

$9.99
I shot Andy Worhol
Mad Max SE
Princess Bride SE
Bubba Ho Tep
Spinal Tap SE
Sid & Nancy
Rain Man SE
The Russians are Coming
Usual Suspects SE
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Old 09-17-04, 10:00 AM   #5
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Great Job fidodido !!!!
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Old 09-17-04, 10:06 AM   #6
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I love Fry's. I can always count on them to deliver the best price. That $37 Star Wars price is flawless.
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Old 09-17-04, 10:15 AM   #7
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I'm hoping for a Fry's price on X-Men Legends coming out next week. C'mon, Fry's - your Fable price was FAAANTASTIC
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Old 09-17-04, 10:32 AM   #8
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fidodido. Fable is still 34.99 in the San Jose Fry's ads. They may have priced it differently in other regions. The same goes for Sims 2. $34.99. Thanks again for posting the ads every week.
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Old 09-17-04, 10:52 AM   #9
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Thanks for the additions/corrections, everyone. SJ was slow about posting their ad, so I left out their pricing. But it has been updated now that they website is up.

But...the GI Joe still eludes me, Rammsteinfan.
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Old 09-17-04, 11:31 AM   #10
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Old 09-17-04, 11:39 AM   #11
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PM Star Wars on Tuesday and PM Megadeth today. Thanks!
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Old 09-17-04, 11:40 AM   #12
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Fry's upped their Fable price by 2 bucks in one day (it was 36.99 in yesterday's ad). Anyone know why they have SO many ads, pretty much one every other day?
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Old 09-17-04, 11:58 AM   #13
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I think they just opened a Fry's in Atlanta in recent weeks (tried to confirm on their web site, but it wasn't much help). From what my brother in L.A. tells me and what I've seen here, it's an exciting place. Are there any ads for the Atlanta location?
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Old 09-17-04, 12:01 PM   #14
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BeckysBoy -

The ads are often in the AJC. As for the location, it's up on exit 104 off I-85, which is Pleasant Hill Road. It's right by Gwinett Mall.

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Old 09-17-04, 12:55 PM   #15
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Boy, hopefully Sims will only be $34.99 in Oregon. I'd be all over that one.
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Old 09-17-04, 12:58 PM   #16
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Aside from the opening weekend, I would have to say the DVD deals at the Gwinett Fry's have been very underwhelming.
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Old 09-17-04, 01:10 PM   #17
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Thanks for the additions/corrections, everyone. SJ was slow about posting their ad, so I left out their pricing. But it has been updated now that they website is up.

But...the GI Joe still eludes me, Rammsteinfan.
Haha, i just checked again, it was yesterdays AD that it was in. OOOOPs.
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Fry's upped their Fable price by 2 bucks in one day (it was 36.99 in yesterday's ad). Anyone know why they have SO many ads, pretty much one every other day?
Sale prices run from Friday thru Tuesday and Weds thru Thursday. So, technically, any prices from yesterday's ad would no longer apply today.

BTW, someone on CAG has reported that they picked up Fable this morning in LA (Manhattan Beach) and it rang up at yesterday's $36.99 price.

As for why they run so many ads...well, I have to go back to the old argument...sure seems to work well. They keep me coming back.
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Does anyone know if the Star Wars price will be good at the new Downers Grove (Chicago burbs) ?
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I was happy to see the $36.99 SW price. I want to pricematch at Best Buy and get the free magazine plus the handful of Reward Zone points. However, on a release like this I don't trust Best Buy to have enough widescreen copies. Therefore, I feel like I should probably go to Walmart early in the morning and pricematch. Then if I'm able to get it at Best Buy I'll return my unopened Walmart one.

The problem with this seems to be that stores are now confiscating the ad whenever I pricematch because they don't want you to be able to go anywhere else and pricematch.

Are other people having problems with Best Buy and Walmart tearing pricematch ads apart so you can't re-use them? Last time I told them I needed the ad and they said they had to take the entire page or they wouldn't give me the pricematch. I don't remember seeing "all ads will be confiscated" as part of the pricematch policy.

I only do this on certain releases because stores in my area often can't be trusted to get enough in stock. It's a problem when you live in an area which last I heard has half a million people in a 3 mile radius of the store. I doubt my Walmart and Best Buy will have a half million copies in stock case everyone decided to get one on Tuesday.
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Sale prices run from Friday thru Tuesday and Weds thru Thursday. So, technically, any prices from yesterday's ad would no longer apply today.

BTW, someone on CAG has reported that they picked up Fable this morning in LA (Manhattan Beach) and it rang up at yesterday's $36.99 price.

As for why they run so many ads...well, I have to go back to the old argument...sure seems to work well. They keep me coming back.
Ah, but if not for this board (and the fact that I've been getting the daily newspaper for free lately), I'd never know what's on sale. Some Fry's post the ads at the front of the store, but inexplicably some do not, and there were times when I could never tell what was on sale. Most of the time, when I go to the videogame or DVD sections, i still can't tell what's on sale unless I know specifically what to ask for. It's a mess I tell you...

It was actually Wednesday's ad that had the price, but the game didn't come out until Thursday, so you had a one day window to get the game at that price. They also had that price in last Sunday's ad, which expired on Tuesday but explicitly stated that the game was going to come out on Thursday. Which is another reason I get so confused.

And milo, the price may vary in the Chicago store. You can see above that even from San Jose to LA there are different prices. Get the Sunday paper, and there should be an ad for it prominently there. It's unusual for them to advertise something this far in advance, but it is Star Wars, after all.
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I was happy to see the $36.99 SW price. I want to pricematch at Best Buy and get the free magazine plus the handful of Reward Zone points. However, on a release like this I don't trust Best Buy to have enough widescreen copies. Therefore, I feel like I should probably go to Walmart early in the morning and pricematch. Then if I'm able to get it at Best Buy I'll return my unopened Walmart one.


I still dont get this. Why if your going to get up early anyway, instead of hassling the PM at walmart, just buy it at fry's? I can see best buy if you have reward zone, but in general, i see a lot of people doing a lot of useless PMing. You figure, the Frys or whatever has to be close enough for best buy or walmart to consider them a competitor, so i cant see why you wouldnt just buy it at a place that offers the best price the first time.

Is it the thrill of the hunt to get a successful PM? Maybe if people supported the places that give the good prices, we will see more good prices. Also, all this needless PM's is probably why a lot of places are clamping down and doing stupid stuff like ripping up adds. If they dont offer good prices to begin with, they shouldnt deserve your time, PM or not.
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[b]I was happy to see the $36.99 SW price. I want to pricematch at Best Buy and get the free magazine plus the handful of Reward Zone points. However, on a release like this I don't trust Best Buy to have enough widescreen copies. Therefore, I feel like I should probably go to Walmart early in the morning and pricematch. Then if I'm able to get it at Best Buy I'll return my unopened Walmart one.
You think Wal-Mart is going to have more Widescreen copies than Best Buy? What magical Wal-Mart store do you have that actually stocks that more than 2 or 3 widescreen copies of a title?!?!?!

Also, that price for Star Wars is good Tuesday only, which I guess is why they put it in Friday's ad.

As for price matching, remember that there are 6 Fry's locations in LA/OC. This is a one day only price. Some people don't live close enough to one of these locations to make it worth their while to go there, especially in So Cal traffic. I'm lucky because I live closer to Fry's than I do CC, Best Buy, or Wal-Mart, but each of those stores have a lot more locations.

Finally, a tip. I can't say this will always work, but it did work for me at Best Buy for Star Trek Season One. Print out a copy of the Fry's ad from the OC Register web site (if you live in the So Cal area obviously). I brought in this printed copy of the ad when I PM'd for Star Trek, and they took it at the Fullerton Store no problems.

For Star Wars, I printed out the first page of the ad, and then a close up Star Wars ad. I don't know if I'll be PMing, or just getting it at Fry's, but I'm prepared for either case.
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Old 09-17-04, 03:02 PM   #24
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Cool. A couple of good movie deals. Thanks!
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Ah, but if not for this board (and the fact that I've been getting the daily newspaper for free lately), I'd never know what's on sale. Some Fry's post the ads at the front of the store, but inexplicably some do not, and there were times when I could never tell what was on sale. Most of the time, when I go to the videogame or DVD sections, i still can't tell what's on sale unless I know specifically what to ask for. It's a mess I tell you...
Might i recommend the OC Register's online ad site?

http://www.ocregister.com/interactive_ads/

That way you can check out other deals that aren't DVD/Video Game related
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