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Old 03-10-10, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by BJ
Ah, so that explains why half the tvs on the wall were taken down yesterday: square tube tv's are making a comeback at Walmart!
The square tube TV wall at my Wally world was taken down and replaced by a bulk food/clearance section. The flatscreen wall was untouched.
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Originally Posted by darkhawk
I went by WM this morning and all the $10 BDs were gone, but they still had some $15 ones. I also saw new $15 BDs on the shelf. I saw Shrek the Third, Madagascar 1 & 2, The Bee Movie and The Spiderwyck Chronicles.
It's a new hot spot section of Easter/Oscar/New Moon (Vampire and Werewolves/Clash of the Titans/ $15 blu-rays.
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Originally Posted by Moleman1138
It's a new hot spot section of Easter/Oscar/New Moon (Vampire and Werewolves/Clash of the Titans/ $15 blu-rays.
Clash of the Titans was only $15?!?!?! I'd pay that!

I just picked up Stargate Universe for $24.96 at my WM, but it was clearly a misprice. There is something in the new releases area that has a tag which says START****** (I don't remember the rest, but it definitely said START in caps). Some WM employee loaded the spot with Stargate Universe, but that wasn't the correct product. They honored the price for me though, and I didn't even have to fight for it.
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Saw The Mist today for 15$. They were moving things all over the place when I went as well.
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Found The Last Kiss BD in the $5 bin at the Wal-Mart in Sevierville, TN.
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi
Clash of the Titans was only $15?!?!?! I'd pay that!

I just picked up Stargate Universe for $24.96 at my WM, but it was clearly a misprice. There is something in the new releases area that has a tag which says START****** (I don't remember the rest, but it definitely said START in caps). Some WM employee loaded the spot with Stargate Universe, but that wasn't the correct product. They honored the price for me though, and I didn't even have to fight for it.
No, no, no. There was a Clash of the Titans hotspot for $7.50 titles - Mummy (99), Mummy Returns, Scorpion King, Red Sonja, Conan, Snapper CoTT. The $15 BDs are kids movies like Bee Movie, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda
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Originally Posted by dkedvd
What the hell? What is Walmart doing? Getting rid of the cheap Blus that will sell over the more expensive ones? I cannot figure out this stores strategy. This kind of thing really does scare me though. If they are getting rid of these maybe Blu is just not selling. I hope were not buying up the new Laserdiscs.
It shouldn't really be surprising to us, given Walmart's preference for stocking Full Screen releases over Widescreen. It may seem that they're clueless, but in fact Walmart is very shrewd about monitoring the buying habits of their consumers.

I would advise some patience. Firstly, we all know the state of the economy. Secondly, this is the Easter-basket-buying time of the year. For those not in the know, this is second only to Christmas for sales of home video, because parents have taken to buying DVD's for their kids' baskets, and epic biblical classics like The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur still catch some attention. The latter might be Blu-ray material, but unless it's Disney, most parents aren't interested in buying Hi-Def animated movies for their kids to outgrow in a year. This is why many stores have replaced catalog Blus with Easter titles.

I suspect after Easter, we'll get a better sense of Walmart's Blu-ray sales model. Our local store yanked out every aisle display and has yet to replace any of them last I saw, so wherever you go, you've got an enormously wide open walk area. I can't imagine the bean-counters approving of so much unused floor space, so I suspect some overhauling is coming. Hopefully, Blu-ray figures into whatever their post-Easter plans are.
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Originally Posted by MinLShaw
Our local store yanked out every aisle display and has yet to replace any of them last I saw, so wherever you go, you've got an enormously wide open walk area....
Yea, I noticed the same thing in my store. I thought it was a new model to have a more open floor plan and less clutter. In the past, it was kind of a gauntlet to walk through the narrow aisles with their big bins in order to get to electronics.
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What's out in the aisle where the $9 and $13 movies were aka the E-Center is now Hot Spot. But will eventually be eliminated to have no displays in the aisles, which is why bye-bye dump bin. The $7.50 section has already been taken out.

Blu-Ray at one point was 224 titles

64 on the E-Center
96 on the In-Line (which became 48 Inline and 48 Double Feature)
42 on the BD New Release
8 on the DVD New Release
14 on the Sony Blu-Ray endcap

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From all the posts I've read, it's becoming clear that Walmart is deemphasizing their DVD and BD sales. They yanked out all of the aisle displays in my Walmart last year, so it sounds like other stores nationwide are just starting to catch up to mine. When I mentioned it (to one of the few knowledgeable long-time employees there) I was told the manager took them out because (1) he thought it looked better and (2) to eliminate potential lawsuits of people walking into the displays. As a professional cynic, I'll guess it's really reason (2) corporate-wide. To me big open wide aisles aren't pretty either.

So, Walmart has purposefully turned itself into the place that I go (or call) LAST when I'm looking for a movie rather than FIRST as it was in years past. I buy a lot less than I did before, but I mainly buy from Big Lots, Amazon, Target, and Best Buy (the latter 3 when there are specials). My last BD/DVD purchases from Walmart were on Black Friday and my next ones from Walmart will probably be... Black Friday.
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What would work is if Walmart's website would 1) be be priced the same as in stores and/or 2) have an Amazon-like way of automatically price-matching advertised competitors. Then, I wouldn't necessarily need them to have what I want on the shelves; I could just buy online and have it shipped to store. Coupons would be out (unless they'd be willing to do an after-the-fact price adjustment, which I wouldn't count on happening), but otherwise, it would go a long way toward making them competitive and streamlined.
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I saw a few new $10 titles today for the first time (I apologize if they were already reported):
In the Line of Fire
Le Femme Nikita

They were part of the Sony Blu-Ray player end-crap
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Originally Posted by MinLShaw
...Our local store yanked out every aisle display and has yet to replace any of them last I saw, so wherever you go, you've got an enormously wide open walk area. I can't imagine the bean-counters approving of so much unused floor space, so I suspect some overhauling is coming...
The Walmart nearest to me (five miles as the crow flies) also did this sometime after Christmas. My first thought was the local fire marshall enforcing a code infraction. They removed every bin/display in every major aisle throughout the store, including the grocery area. The place is three to four years old and looks like a freaking ghost town with those wide open aisles. Until a few months ago they seldom had sale pricing on DVDs or BRs. They also don't have much selection for either.

However, all other Walmarts near me (north Phoenix area and there are five within 30 miles) are still set up with all sorts of bins and displays in the big aisles except the main aisle where the front registers are. One, which was remodeled less than two years ago, has an electronics area at least twice as big as that of any other Walmart I've been in. It's also walled off from the rest of the store by shelves and the only way in or out is by going past the register area. It is very wide and open however, and you could probably push three or four carts side by side past each side.
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I'm glad I picked up the $10 stuff when I did, nothing left and its 2 wimpy side ends with $15 stuff now and not much else. laaaaame.
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They started putting up giant bright orange displays in the aisle with lots of bargain BD's, SD's, and TV seasons. For BD's, they have several April 6 releases out early, and at great prices:
The Relic - $10
Thomas Crown Affair (Brosnan) - $15
Flight of the Intruder - $10
Jade - $10
Cocoon - $15

TV season 2-packs for $19.96:
Chips
Gilligan's Island
Dukes of Hazzard
Everybody Loves Raymond

There were LOTS of horror movie SD's on the display as well. The display is double-sided, at has 6 sections on each side, IIRC.

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Originally Posted by kenbenobi
They started putting up giant bright orange displays in the aisle with lots of bargain BD's, SD's, and TV seasons. For BD's, I believe these are new:
The Relic - $10
Thomas Crown Affair (Brosnan) - $15
Flight of the Navigators - $10
Jade - $10
Cocoon - $10 I think

TV season 2-packs for $19.96:
Chips
Gilligan's Island
there was more, but I forgot and can't make out the pics on my phone
Really, "Cocoon"? That's not even supposed to be out until April 6th. Crazy if they have it before street date, especially for $10.
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The Relic (BD) is also not scheduled for release until April 6th. I'll have to check my local Wal-Mart to if this new display is out yet. I might pick this up for $10.
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When did Flight of the Navigator come out on BD?
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Originally Posted by Kory
Really, "Cocoon"? That's not even supposed to be out until April 6th. Crazy if they have it before street date, especially for $10.
Ditto on Thomas Crown Affair. Also April 6th.

I wouldn't expect this to be up at most Wally Worlds just yet.
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Originally Posted by Nugent
Ditto on Thomas Crown Affair. Also April 6th.

I wouldn't expect this to be up at most Wally Worlds just yet.
Yes, as we all know, WM's never put their displays out on the same date nationwide. I saw the display at 3 of the 4 WM's I went to yesterday, so I'm sure some people will find it...
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I am psyched for The Relic.
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Originally Posted by Kory
Really, "Cocoon"? That's not even supposed to be out until April 6th. Crazy if they have it before street date, especially for $10.
I'm not entirely positive that one was $10. I think so. I do have 2 pics on my phone, but I don't have a way to transfer it at work. I'll add pics when I get home...
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Originally Posted by gumby33
I am psyched for The Relic.
That's the one I bought! And today I bought La Femme Nikita (not on that display, but also $10). I can't resist some of these $10 titles, but I can easily pass on the $15 ones...
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Originally Posted by BSTNFAN
When did Flight of the Navigator come out on BD?
My apologies, it was Flight of the Intruder... I have corrected my post.
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi
My apologies, it was Flight of the Intruder... I have corrected my post.
April the 6th seems to be the trend ... I'll bet on that.

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