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Old 03-26-08, 02:13 PM
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Best Buy Clearance for HD-DVD

One store reported in Dublin, CA has them up to 70% and many at 9.99

http://gizmodo.com/372510/dealzmodo-...70-percent-off

Not sure if other stores are post them if you see them
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stopped by mine @ lunch today...none left, they said they sent them all back to their distributor...oh well...
Old 03-26-08, 02:30 PM
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Yep, a huge YMMV. I stopped by two stores today that had a good amount of stock yesterday. Both had shipped everything back, leaving no trace that they'd ever even sold HD DVDs.
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Stores in the Chicago area are still only 30% off... and pickings are slim.
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Man, I hope mine didn't send theirs back yet. I'm out of town right now, but I'd like to peruse what's left...
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Hmmm, that would be a nice price point, but I believe MOST BB's sent the inventory back today.
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No luck at the Duluth, GA, Best Buy; HD DVD is officially a thing of the past.
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No HD-DVD in Nashua, NH today.
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I stopped in at one store in Columbus OH, and they've all been whisked away. This was around noon.
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I checked 3 around columbus, all 3 had none.
Old 03-26-08, 05:28 PM
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Checked both in Madison. Nada.
Old 03-26-08, 05:29 PM
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So now for the 1000 Dollar question.....Where does HD-DVD go when it dies? Hopefully to Big Lots for $3 a disk.
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So they decided to return it rather than have a huge sale over it? No wonder there aren't sales on the ads....waaaaay stupid move. They could've made lots of $$$$ with like 85% off HD DVDs.
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Originally Posted by cheapdvdho
So now for the 1000 Dollar question.....Where does HD-DVD go when it dies? Hopefully to Big Lots for $3 a disk.
That's what I'm wondering. I never got into HD-DVD, but if the discs start showing up for pennies on the dollar and I can get a cheap player I'd probably go for it.
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That's the point. They would have lost lots of $$$$ with like 85% off HD DVDs.
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Originally Posted by Darknite39
That's the point. They would have lost lots of $$$$ with like 85% off HD DVDs.
Yeah, who would sell items at a major loss when they can make their money back by returning them?!?
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When they announced the gift card giveaway for people who bought HD-DVD players at Best Buy, they also announced that they would be accepting Hd DVD's for trade, or buy-back or something similar. It doesn't seem like they would want to sell the HD-DVD's for dirt cheap, and then give some kind of deal for trading them back.
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None left at the St. Peters MO BBY
Old 03-26-08, 08:03 PM
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BB in Tempe, AZ (Rio Salado - Tempe Marketplace) still has their stock for 50% off as of 1pm today. Their stock however is very picked over/slim...
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Question is what will the distributors do with these ? They ain't gonna burn it. The studios won't buy them back. They've got to dump it somewhere - they lost everything if they dump them in the ocean. So why not get pennies back for them thru Big Lots, Ross and other discount retailers ?
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I bet deepdiscount.com will be the major liquidator. They have capability to burn through a lot of merchandise if they sell it at the right clearance price. those other stores just dont have the wide reach of a site like dd. Nor would those stores have access to the most desired customers or maximize the money that could be yielded for the studios.

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They're 30% off at all the BB's I've been to in Los Angeles. Still a lot of them too. I was waiting for at least half off before I bought any.
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The one down the street from my house had them still at 30% off, but the other one a few miles from my house had none at all anymore.
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Cascase Station in Portland, OR seems to have sent their HD DVDs back. They're all off the shelves.
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Originally Posted by laidbacklarkin
Question is what will the distributors do with these ? They ain't gonna burn it. The studios won't buy them back. They've got to dump it somewhere - they lost everything if they dump them in the ocean. So why not get pennies back for them thru Big Lots, Ross and other discount retailers ?
In the case of the major retailers such as CC & Best Buy, the studios are the distributors. They buy direct... The studios will do whatever is most financially responsible for themselves with these discs. (They will probably destroy them and write them as a loss at the close of their current fiscal quarter... Just like Toshiba is doing with their HD DVD hardware...)

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