Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
I believe I've mentioned this before, but if anyone still wonders what happened to Big Lots great selection of $3 dvd's (especially classic Warner):
I get the bi-weekly oldies.com emails. All the same cool titles BL used to get at $3 are now at oldies from $4-$12. This has been the case for quite awhile.
I wish I could have gotten those prices when I was a dvd retailer. I have no clue how Oldies does it.
M4, it's very simple to explain how Oldies does it....people are stupid!
I see it on ebay all the time...and I bet you did to...
I'll find some old film, say...Dames (1934) and I AM making these numbers up, but I have seen this with older WB titles...I go to completed items to see the average prices to see what might be a good starting price...I see Dames at 3.99, 2.99, 4.99...and not selling...so it's not even worth me putting it up, stick it aside to check back again in 6 months or a year. Then, scrolling down the listings, I see that the very same film, DVD release, etc. sold for $19.99! I look at who is selling it, and it's fill in the blank megastore with 100,000 + titles up at any one time...they are a real store to many folks, someone that's safe to buy from ( I mentioned years ago selling on ebay to a nurse in her 50's, and she basically thought most everything on ebay was stolen merchandise!!!!) and bookmarked said seller years ago....
I am guessing the same thing with oldies, people have bought from them for years, or find them via the web...and people feel better paying full price, or damn near it, than from someone that sells "stolen" stuff on ebay