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Old 04-24-09, 01:00 PM
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by BobSolo View Post
This guy took advantage and upgraded everything. Love the crap about not having the covers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/21-HD-DVD-Lot-Pl...QQcmdZViewItem
Good for him. Still priced $100 more then what I would pay for a complete collection of those films. The picture needs to be retaken without the artwork though as many will assume you get artwork.
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by BobSolo View Post
This guy took advantage and upgraded everything. Love the crap about not having the covers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/21-HD-DVD-Lot-Pl...QQcmdZViewItem
No way in hell he'll get $210 for that... I'll be shocked if he does...
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No way in hell he'll get $210 for that... I'll be shocked if he does...
Agreed. Maybe $10 for the season sets and $5 for each HD-DVD and they'd sell...

"Please take not that due to the low shipping rate ebay makes me charge, I am only sending these movies as discs only.".

What a hoot... love that eBay is regulating shipping charges now, though.
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Originally Posted by kk725 View Post
Agreed. Maybe $10 for the season sets and $5 for each HD-DVD and they'd sell...

"Please take not that due to the low shipping rate ebay makes me charge, I am only sending these movies as discs only.".

What a hoot... love that eBay is regulating shipping charges now, though.

I'd win the auction and say that "Please note, due to the recession, I am paying you by photocopied bank notes only".
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
No way in hell he'll get $210 for that... I'll be shocked if he does...

Yeah, there's no way. You'd have to be an idiot to give the guy that much.

I'm think about upgrading a few titles and selling the discs only with my HD-A2 player since I just got a HD-A30. I should be able to get a decent amount that way but what that guys asking just for those discs is way too much IMHO.

I'm just on the fence on whether or not I should "upgrade" my Harry Potter or Kubrick films from HD DVD to Blu-ray. Probably not. The quality is the same so it doesn't seem like it would be smart for me to do so.
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ummm... sorry if this has been mentioned, i couldn't find it, but does the Ultimate Matrix Set fro InetVideo come with the bilingual cover or not?
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I never got a confirmation email from red2blu
Old 04-24-09, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by gimmepilotwings View Post
I never got a confirmation email from red2blu
If you haven't already, check your spam folder.
Old 04-24-09, 06:46 PM
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

has anyone noticed that casablanca and ult matrix goes up $5 when you go to checkout?
Old 04-24-09, 07:20 PM
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by abintra View Post
If you haven't already, check your spam folder.
Hmm... I didn't get my confirmation, either. Checked SPAM folder, nada. Wonder if they'll resend.

iNetVideo has put a whole ton of their HD-DVDs on sale, including a few from the Red2Blue swap. Here's all the ones $4.99 or less:

300 $1.99 (NEW)
Alexander Revisited $4.99 (NEW)
Blazing Saddles $4.99 (NEW)
Enter the Dragon $1.99 (NEW)
Goodfellas $4.99 (NEW)
Happy Feet $1.99 (NEW)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $3.99 (USED)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $3.99 (NEW)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $4.49 (USED)
Lethal Weapon $1.49 (USED) $1.99 (NEW)
Lethal Weapon 2 $3.49 (USED) $3.99 (NEW)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation $3.99 (NEW)
Scooby-Doo - The Movie $3.99 (USED)
Superman - The Movie $3.99 (NEW)
Swordfish $3.49 (USED) $3.99 (NEW)
The Fountain $1.99 (NEW)
The Fugitive $4.99 (NEW)
The Last Samurai $4.99 (NEW)
The Perfect Storm $3.99 (NEW)
The Road Warrior $4.99 (NEW)
Training Day $4.99 (NEW)
Troy $3.99 (USED)
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Looks like WB did bump up the price on a few of the collector sets:

Casablanca $9.95
Ultimate Matrix set $19.95
Harry Potter 1-5 set $19.95
Planet Earth $14.95
Old 04-24-09, 08:02 PM
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

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Yeah, there's no way. You'd have to be an idiot to give the guy that much.

I'm think about upgrading a few titles and selling the discs only with my HD-A2 player since I just got a HD-A30. I should be able to get a decent amount that way but what that guys asking just for those discs is way too much IMHO.

I'm just on the fence on whether or not I should "upgrade" my Harry Potter or Kubrick films from HD DVD to Blu-ray. Probably not. The quality is the same so it doesn't seem like it would be smart for me to do so.
I wouldn't upgrade your HP films just yet. Kubrick films, I wouldn't as well.

I'm kinda hesitating on this upgrading thing, personally. Just looking at these final checkout prices for some of you, ranging over $100 for 25 titles...that you already own in the first place...seems wrong. WB should be offering a postage-paid envelope, we mail the covers back to them in the envelope, and they ship the movies out to us media mail. Shipping is a deduction as a cost of doing business, so WB is being way too conservative on their philanthropy.

Why not just offer a coupon for the same Blu-ray movie at a local retailer once they received the proper cover and not even bother with sending the movies out to us. We would just get the coupon in the mail, and head down to any retailer with the movie in stock. Problem solved. No shipping charges necessary.
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

That isnt fair that they raised the prices and let some people have the cheaper price. We should complain to the wb.
Old 04-24-09, 08:29 PM
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I kept thinking..better get on this before they change prices or something.."snooze you lose on internet promotions" should be always headed..hate that.
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by Patman View Post
Looks like WB did bump up the price on a few of the collector sets:

Casablanca $9.95
Ultimate Matrix set $19.95
Harry Potter 1-5 set $19.95
Planet Earth $14.95
Stinkin' Warner Bros.! Thanks for pulling an Amazon! I was hoping they wouldn't start playing with the prices before I got to deal with this. Unfortunately my work was hammering me during the week (as usual) and there was just no way on earth I could go through the upgrade list, check reviews, and decide which ones I wanted before this Saturday. Now they jacked up the prices on Ultimate Matrix and Planet Earth, so I doubt I'll be upgrading those now just on principle. By tomorrow when I finally get time who knows what else they'll jack up in price or maybe yank from the offer completely. I'm borderline as it is, if anything goes up even $1 then screw it and I'll live with my HD-DVDs.

It's like all these places see too many orders for something and say to themselves "oops... we're giving too good of a deal, otherwise so many people wouldn't be getting it. Even though at the beginning we decided that was a fair price which covered our costs and made us an acceptable level of profit, let's raise the prices to hurt the people who order later because we see an opportunity to make more profit. That way maybe we can get bigger raises or bonuses next year".
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by DVD Polizei View Post
I wouldn't upgrade your HP films just yet. Kubrick films, I wouldn't as well.

I'm kinda hesitating on this upgrading thing, personally. Just looking at these final checkout prices for some of you, ranging over $100 for 25 titles...that you already own in the first place...seems wrong. WB should be offering a postage-paid envelope, we mail the covers back to them in the envelope, and they ship the movies out to us media mail. Shipping is a deduction as a cost of doing business, so WB is being way too conservative on their philanthropy.
Thanks for sharing your opinion. I'm listening.

I'm thinking about placing an order now for the following:
The Matrix: 10th Anniversary $4.95
Ultimate Matrix Collection, The $19.95
Planet Earth: The Complete Collection (BBC) $14.95
Pan's Labyrinth $4.95
Casablanca, Ultimate Collector's Edition $9.95
Batman Begins $4.95

My Matrix for the Matrix Digibook (which I will either keep as a collectors item or sell -- either option is tempting). The Ultimate Matrix Collection makes sense because it has all the bonus materials my complete collection didn't have. And I am a huge fan of The Animatrix as well so seeing that in 1080p High Definition with lossless audio is a big upgrade IMHO. Planet Earth I'll do this for because my sets case had a somewhat odd stench since I traded for it over a year ago. Weird, I know... Pan's Labyrinth I'm trading in as my PS3 will be able to process the DTS-HD Master Audio. Casablanca, so that I can get the fancy collectors edition. And Batman Begins, because my cover art was a bit wrinkled and then it will also match The Dark Knight.

I am NOT "upgrading" the Harry Potter or Kubrick films. Or any of my MANY other Warner titles either.

The discs that I have left over will go in cases w/o covers, along with several HD DVD's I wanted to sell by themselves in a lot with my HD-A2 player on eBay. I think this will be a good way to balance it all out.
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Is it just me or was the Planet Earth set removed from the site?
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by Patman View Post
Looks like WB did bump up the price on a few of the collector sets:

Casablanca $9.95
Ultimate Matrix set $19.95
Harry Potter 1-5 set $19.95
Planet Earth $14.95
I was fearful that would happen, which is why I jumped on the deal as fast I as I could.
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So I'm upgrading 19 discs. Hit order, and the site has been "loading" for the last 15 minutes.
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by DVD Polizei View Post
I wouldn't upgrade your HP films just yet. Kubrick films, I wouldn't as well.
I'm just curious,Why not?
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Okay, is it just me or have they taken down "Planet Earth?" I keep refreshing and clearing my cookies, but I don't see "Planet Earth."
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I'm just curious,Why not?
Probably because there is no major difference between the releases at all. Meaning that it's sorta like throwing away $5 a film for a blue case -- if you think about it that way. It really sort of is.
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Okay, is it just me or have they taken down "Planet Earth?" I keep refreshing and clearing my cookies, but I don't see "Planet Earth."
Read in another forum that it has been removed from the list.
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Re: Warner's "Red2Blu" Plan - $4.95 to switch HD DVD to Blu-ray

Originally Posted by BobSolo View Post
This guy took advantage and upgraded everything. Love the crap about not having the covers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/21-HD-DVD-Lot-Pl...QQcmdZViewItem
This supports my statement from earlier. For those of us still collecting hd-dvds, now we'll be stuck with these types of auctions and discs without cases and cover art. I hate rebates and stuff like this that essentially trashes or breaks up the original item. It's wasteful!
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Originally Posted by GenPion View Post
Probably because there is no major difference between the releases at all. Meaning that it's sorta like throwing away $5 a film for a blue case -- if you think about it that way. It really sort of is.
You could make that argument for all of the titles as each one is subject to come out in a bigger, badder edition. And for those who feel it's a waste of money then it would be silly to indulge. Get right down to it, one could argue our entire collections are a big old waste of cash. With that, I'm happy to get an additional copy of movies and shows I love in another format for what I consider to be a cheap price.

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