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Old 10-12-06, 01:39 PM
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Stopped in today to my Tower....they had 15% off dvds, 20% off cds, and 30% off horror dvds. Saw some titles i'll go back for when they drop further, nothing too great now though.
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Old 10-12-06, 01:57 PM
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Not all CDs are 20% off. Only Jazz, Soundtracks and Broadway, Pop Vocal , oldies etc are 20%. . Rock and Classical are only 15% off.

As for the Horror DVDs, I saw the Warner Hollywood Classic set ( Mask of Fu Manchu, Mad Love etc.) Listed at $40 . With 30% off it was $28. Surprising they had it as it was released this week. Not as cheap as Buy.com with the $10 off. This was at Lincoln Center store in NYC.
The employees were saying that this store will get the inventory from smaller Tower stores when the smaller stores close.

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Old 10-12-06, 07:36 PM
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im hitting the big one up in NY when i go for a visit, and will hit the WOW long beach one up soon, load up when dvds drop to dirt cheap
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I love how in the article a kid says "I don't really even like to buy CDs, Usually I just buy songs on iTunes." Let's see him play those songs 20 years from now!
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
I love how in the article a kid says "I don't really even like to buy CDs, Usually I just buy songs on iTunes." Let's see him play those songs 20 years from now!
You can burn iTunes songs to CDs or whatever.
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Old 10-12-06, 08:29 PM
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That's right Matome.

It was "Laser Exchange" not "Discount Laser Disc". Phone orders too, I live in California.
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Old 10-12-06, 10:30 PM
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Don't know if this applies to all stores, but here in NYC at the Lincoln Center location the rental DVDs are now up for sale at 50% off their original MSRP.
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Old 10-13-06, 05:45 AM
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anyone noticed what the discounts were on the world and latin section? any changes? good to see the jazz with a higher percentage. this gives me some hope.
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Old 10-13-06, 12:00 PM
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Okay, I'm feeling seriously schmucky about asking this, but... could one of you cast an eye around the store and see if they've marked down their holiday stuff? When our local Sam Goody's closed, they put the holiday stuff (both dvds and cds) at 75% off at the beginning of the sale! I've just about got my holiday movie collection complete, and my holiday cd collection is in the hundreds, but I'm always open to more if the price is right. TIA!
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Old 10-13-06, 12:29 PM
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someone likes xmas! but in all seriousness I think that's a legit question since often times certain things get an extra sale.
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Old 10-13-06, 01:01 PM
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I didn't see any holiday stuff at the Atlanta store, but there dolls and stuff like that were at 10%.
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Old 10-13-06, 01:17 PM
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i think the diffrence is that Musicland shut down after Xmas...it was terribly out of season...thats not really the case for tower, as there going out of business will run into the holiday season
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Old 10-13-06, 02:58 PM
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I assume they have no more new release begining this week?

I have quite abit of credit saved (used-DVD trade-in) so I have to use it soon.

Anyone know if the liquidation apply to the Tower in US only? how about Tower in Oversea? (if there are still any.)

about 10 years ago, Tower had stores in Hong Kong and Taiwan but later all closed. There are also couples in Japan and I wonder if they're still there?
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Old 10-13-06, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by tsetse27
I assume they have no more new release begining this week?

I have quite abit of credit saved (used-DVD trade-in) so I have to use it soon.

Anyone know if the liquidation apply to the Tower in US only? how about Tower in Oversea? (if there are still any.)

about 10 years ago, Tower had stores in Hong Kong and Taiwan but later all closed. There are also couples in Japan and I wonder if they're still there?
I was in Tokyo this week and noticed the Tower sign was still lit up in Shinjuku. I didn't go inside though so I can't really comment on whether it's also liquidating.
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Old 10-13-06, 07:58 PM
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from what Ive read and the letter i got in the mail, the towers overseas will still be open
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Old 10-13-06, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by tsetse27
I assume they have no more new release begining this week?

Anyone know if the liquidation apply to the Tower in US only? how about Tower in Oversea? (if there are still any.)
From what I understand...

It has been several weeks since they have received any new releases.

The overeseas Tower stores were sold off a few years ago.
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Old 10-13-06, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by nohoaudiovideo
"I left thinking that Tower doesn't even know how to go out of business properly. No wonder they went out of business."
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Old 10-13-06, 11:36 PM
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Tower in Japan is wholly owned by Japanese interests. Tower America has nothing to do with them.
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Old 10-14-06, 11:40 AM
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Even at 20% off some CDs I saw things Cheaper at Virgin and Virgin Mega Stores are not known for their great discounts. Still stuff was flying out of the NY Lincoln Center store . They seem to be low on stuff from some artists.
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Originally Posted by nightwing
From what I understand...

It has been several weeks since they have received any new releases.
Tower had new releases up until the week of 10/3, because they had what I thought to be the best price in NYC for the new Sean Lennon album (turned out, J&R had them beat by a dollar).
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Old 10-14-06, 01:24 PM
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Stopped in at the Lincoln Center Tower this morning. People were buying away. 10% off some stuff, 15% off some stuff. I just don't get why people are jumping at this stuff at this point. It's such a weak sale so far. And of course, the up escalator to the DVD's and Classical section wasn't working, which is like a daily occurrence at this store. Gotta love it.
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Old 10-14-06, 01:57 PM
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10 and 15 percent off just doesn`t excite me anymore. So I spend a hundred dollars and get a whooping ten bucks off. let me know when it`s at least 30 percent off.
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Old 10-14-06, 02:28 PM
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All rentals $10.

Stopped into the Tower on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. All their DVD rentals are $10. Picked up a few criterions (Metropolitan and Harlan County) for $10 each. They had a few others left like Short Cuts and Young Mr. Lincoln. Pretty good deal, I think.
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Old 10-14-06, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffrey r
Stopped in at the Lincoln Center Tower this morning. People were buying away. 10% off some stuff, 15% off some stuff. I just don't get why people are jumping at this stuff at this point. It's such a weak sale so far.
Especially considering that Tower sells everything for like 6 to 7 dollars more then anywhere else. The only CDs that I'd consider buying from Tower are singles simply because they're the only store I know that sells them around here.
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Old 10-14-06, 07:44 PM
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The sales rep mentioned that they will probably drop 10% each week. So if you check back next week, their sale may be at 20%.
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