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Old 10-31-09, 09:32 AM
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Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

Since Walmart and Amazon are in the middle of a media war this holiday season, there's a lot of back and forth in prices of current BDs. When "matched," prices will still vary between .03 to .63.

Watch your existing pre-orders to make sure Amazon honors their pre-order guarantee.

Post Last Updated on November 4, 6 p.m. ET

Amazon is currently matching:
  • Up! - $19.99*
  • Monsters, Inc. - $22.99*
  • Four Christmases - $18.99
  • Terminator Salvation - $16.99
  • Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince - $16.99
  • Angels & Demons - $18.99
  • Heat - $16.49
  • Public Enemies - $19.99

Currently Walmart is cheaper on:
  • Fight Club - $17.86
  • Star Trek (2009) - $21.32
  • Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - $18.86
  • Inglourious Basterds - $18.86
  • The Hangover - $16.86
  • District 9 - $24.32

*Reminder: See $10 off Up and Monsters, Inc. pre-order at Amazon for combo savings

Prices subject to change at anytime.

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re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

Glad that I know that Amazon will honor the new price on Up!

At $18 and $20 respectively, I'll bite on HP:THBP and G.I.Joe.

Thanks OP!
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re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=12518775

Terminator: Salvation is $16.86 @ walmart.com
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re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

A price war on Star Trek would be much appreciated *come on amazon*
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re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

i'm just hoping that amazon will match the monsters, inc price after lowering up.
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re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

Have both UP and Monsters Inc preordered on Amazon with the $10 off. Keep the prices dropping!
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re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=12518775

Terminator: Salvation is $16.86 @ walmart.com
Well Amazon is showing $17.99 for this in my pre-order, hopefully a price war will lower it more.

Also Harry Potter HBP is $17.99.
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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

I asked this in another thread but got no response... what is Wal-Marts shipping like? Is it free? Are they likely to keep the prices or are they just in response to the sale at BB (and Amazon), and will go back up tonight?
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this is a great thing for blu ray.if we can get to the $15-$16 that would be awesome were almost there!!just would like to see all catalog blus under $15 from the start
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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

What I don't get is why some catalogs come out at $16-$18 and some come out at around $25.

It's not based on the quality or the special features. It just seems so random.

Heat didn't even really need this sale. It was around $18 from the day it was announced. It's a popular movie, big name actors, all the special features from the previous special edition, and the reviews I've seen have been all very good.

Yet Chasing Amy is $25 and it's gone down couple of bucks.

Love Actually is also a reasonably popular (compared to something really obscure, at least) catalog title and it was around $17 right off the bat.

I want to believe new releases and most, if not all, catalogs will start from $19.99 and lower, but I'm still not sure if these deals aren't just part of an early jump on holiday sales.

I'm sure there will still be those random catalogs at $17 and below without the need of sale (another example would be the Professional), but I wonder if prices will jump back up to where they've been in general starting in January.

Or maybe this is a trend. Mystic River is $17.49, due out in Feb, but I'm not sure if it's that price because of the BB/Amazon matching deal. But if it was about $20, it would remain in my wishlist. At the price, I already pre-ordered it.

12 Monkeys is now finally $19.99 because of the sales, but it's been out a long time. The Craft, which just came out, is $13.99. If 12 Monkeys was that price, it would be on its way to me now. A River Runs Through It is another catalog whose pricing baffled me. Very high to begin with and a long way from being where I need it to be. If it's not something I really, really like, I'm just not able to add that to my already high monthly blu tab unless it gets down around $15 or below.

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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

Originally Posted by dolphinboy View Post
It's not based on the quality or the special features. It just seems so random.
It's not random...each studio has its pricing scheme, and whatever one studio prices one of its catalog titles, you can expect to see that same sticker price on every other catalog release it puts out. How many retailers decide to discount 'em...that's something else, but the MSRP does play a role in that.
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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

Thanks for the thread!
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I keep looking hopeing to see them drop Terminator salvation down to the wal mart price. but even if not after factoring in the sales tax the walmart price works out to be the same would be nice to get if for less than 17 with no sales tax though
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Well Amazon is showing $17.99 for this in my pre-order, hopefully a price war will lower it more.

Also Harry Potter HBP is $17.99.
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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

Star Wars Clone Wars Season One is $32.86 at Wal-Mart (vs $34.99 at Amazon with free shipping).

Up is $19.96 at Wal-Mart (vs $22.99 at Amazon with free shipping).

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The only thing about Wal-Mart is that if you preorder, you can't get Site to Store free shipping.
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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

I ordered sw clone wars, gi joe and hangover the other day. Im waiting for star trek to drop more on amazon.
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I am wondering if they are ever going to get around to matching the walmart prices for
T4,HP6 and now Star Wars clone wars and UP. I really hope so and hopefully clone wars will be matched prior to shipping tommorow.
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cool, I went to Wal Mart for Transformers...looks like I'll be hitting them a few more times this month! Fight Club, Up, Monsters Inc, Star Trek....great releases.
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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

so will these be WM's in-store price as well, or do their online prices differ from in-store?

I'm glad to see WM going cheaper, but since there's no free shipping, it kinda kills it.
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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

Originally Posted by cinemaphile View Post
so will these be WM's in-store price as well, or do their online prices differ from in-store?

I'm glad to see WM going cheaper, but since there's no free shipping, it kinda kills it.
Their online prices widely differ from in-store
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Heat is down to $16.49 at Amazon.
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Originally Posted by cinemaphile View Post
so will these be WM's in-store price as well, or do their online prices differ from in-store?
An upcoming Walmart ad has leaked that advertises they will be selling both UP and STAR TREK on BD for only 19.96 each....
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UP has been 19.96 on walmart.com since yesterday
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An upcoming Walmart ad has leaked that advertises they will be selling both UP and STAR TREK on BD for only 19.96 each....
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Re: Amazon vs. Walmart Pre-order Price War: Up!, Basterds, Hangover and More

I'd like to get the Terminators and Harry Potters on BR, and while $16.86 each seems pretty good for the last of each, I'm a bit hesitant because I'm hoping there will be a complete movie collection pack of each on BR with a better price per movie. Is there any news on BR collections of these movies?

While Harry Potter is finished, there's always the chance for more Terminators, so no matter when you buy a collection it may become incomplete.

Based on past experience, I know what'll happen. Say I buy Terminator Salvation BR for $16.86, then within a year they'll probably have a complete Terminator 1-4 BR set for $40 (considering 2 of the 4 can easily be found for $10 or less), and I'll be bummed out I didn't wait.

I don't know what to do, so I'll probably do nothing and "wait around... see what happens".
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Originally Posted by Manzana View Post
I'd like to get the Terminators and Harry Potters on BR, and while $16.86 each seems pretty good for the last of each, I'm a bit hesitant because I'm hoping there will be a complete movie collection pack of each on BR with a better price per movie. Is there any news on BR collections of these movies?
Target's ad for this week lists a "Transformers Two-Movie Collection" for $44.99 on Blu-Ray.


While Harry Potter is finished, there's always the chance for more Terminators, so no matter when you buy a collection it may become incomplete.
Harry Potter still has part 1 and 2 of "Deathly Hallows" still to go. So there are two movies to go before you'll have a "true" complete box set. And besides, they're already starting to rerelease the individual Harry Potter movies as Ultimate Editions.

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