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New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Help/suggestions welcomed.

store
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
exclusive?
2 disc SE
exclusive?
Blu-ray
exclusive?
Best Buy
$16
$14 doorbuster midnight price
$23
$21 doorbuster midnight price; also exclusive gift set with figure and $50 sideshowcollectibles gift card for $45/$42
$25
$22 doorbuster midnight price
Target
$15
$23/$27
2nd price Bumblebee transformer packaging
$26/$30
2nd price Bumblebee transformer packaging
Wal-Mart
$16
2 disc 'big screen edition'
$21
'big screen edition'
$20
'big screen edition'
Amazon
$16
$23
$25
Deep Discount
$23
$29
$34
TWEC chains
$??
$18
after $7 rebate, steelbook edition
$??


store
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
exclusive?
title variation
exclusive?
Blu-ray
exclusive?
Best Buy
$18
n/a
$26
Target
$??
n/a
$??
Wal-Mart
$17
n/a
$20
Amazon
$17
n/a
$20
Deep Discount
$18
n/a
$23
misc store
$
$
$


store
The L Word: Final Season
exclusive?
title variation
exclusive?
Blu-ray
exclusive?
Best Buy
$40
n/a
n/a
Target
$37
n/a
n/a
Wal-Mart
$37
n/a
n/a
Amazon
$39
n/a
n/a
Deep Discount
$44
n/a
n/a
misc store
$
$
$


store
Numbers: The Complete Fifth Season
exclusive?
title variation
exclusive?
Blu-ray
exclusive?
Best Buy
$40
n/a
n/a
Target
$??
n/a
n/a
Wal-Mart
$47
n/a
n/a
Amazon
$39
n/a
n/a
Deep Discount
$43
n/a
n/a
misc store
$
$
$


store
Peanuts: 1970's Collection, Vol. 1
exclusive?
title variation
exclusive?
Blu-ray
exclusive?
Best Buy
$25
n/a
n/a
Target
$??
n/a
n/a
Wal-Mart
$21
n/a
n/a
Amazon
$22
n/a
n/a
Deep Discount
$25
n/a
n/a
misc store
$
$
$


store
Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Vol. 1
exclusive?
title variation
exclusive?
Blu-ray
exclusive?
Best Buy
$13
n/a
$17
exclusively sold at Best Buy in blu-ray
Target
$??
n/a
n/a
Wal-Mart
$15
n/a
n/a
Amazon
$13
n/a
n/a
Deep Discount
$12
n/a
n/a
misc store
$
$
$


Blank table spoilered below for anyone who wants to add a title.
Spoiler:
store
title
exclusive?
title variation
exclusive?
Blu-ray
exclusive?
Best Buy
$
$
$
Target
$
$
$
Wal-Mart
$
$
$
Amazon
$
$
$
Deep Discount
$
$
$
misc store
$
$
$

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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

I've seen a Wal-Mart ad posted that showed Transformers 2 Blu at $19.96. Why does the chart say $23?
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Originally Posted by cinemaphile View Post
I've seen a Wal-Mart ad posted that showed Transformers 2 Blu at $19.96. Why does the chart say $23?
Because you saw that ad but I did these tables?

I can only provide info that I'm aware of, and I didn't know Walmart had a printed ad with actual prices for next week. I was using their online prices.

Fixed.

But of course be advised that Walmart prices are extremely YMMV.
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

I'm sorry if it sounded like I was criticizing, Trevor. I most certainly was NOT. I was actually more wondering if the ad I'd seen had turned out to be incorrect or if the price had changed. I was concerned MY info was incorrect, not yours.

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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Trev,
for Transformers your "misc store" could be TWEC Stores with the SteelBook 2-disc DVD @$24.99 with $7 MIR.
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post

But of course be advised that Walmart prices are extremely YMMV.
It was in a nationally-circulated ad in numerous sale papers over the last two weeks all across the country. I would think that this wont be extremely YMMV, but a more-or-less slam dunk.....more or less.
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

"Big Screen Edition"?
Is WalMart trying a new way to explain widescreen to the masses?
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Originally Posted by cinemaphile View Post
I'm sorry if it sounded like I was criticizing, Trevor. I most certainly was NOT. I was actually more wondering if the ad I'd seen had turned out to be incorrect or if the price had changed. I was concerned MY info was incorrect, not yours.
I didn't think that, my reply was supposed to come off as funny, not defensive and snippy, like I occasionally am.
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Trev,
for Transformers your "misc store" could be TWEC Stores with the SteelBook 2-disc DVD @$24.99 with $7 MIR.
Cool, thanks Scott, will add.
Originally Posted by Spaceknight View Post
"Big Screen Edition"?
Is WalMart trying a new way to explain widescreen to the masses?
I think it's an actual IMAX sort of cut, more info in the Transformers thread I think.
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

am i the only one who hates that the Blu version is actually a buck cheaper then the DVD version for the 2 disc "big screen version"
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Trevor,

Here's Meijer's Transformers 2 prices:

DVD: $16.99
2-disc DVD: $22.99
2-disc Blu-ray: $26.99

"Exclusive": Get a free Pepsi 2-liter with the purchase of Transformers 2 on any format.
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
am i the only one who hates that the Blu version is actually a buck cheaper then the DVD version for the 2 disc "big screen version"
Nope you are not...that's what was the last straw to bring me over to the blu-side.
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Does anyone know if the "Big Screen Edition" is available in the big city, or do i have to travel to a small town, where i was taught to fear Jesus, to buy it?
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Does anyone know if the "Big Screen Edition" is available in the big city, or do i have to travel to a small town, where i was taught to fear Jesus, to buy it?
It's available at all Wal-Marts. SO if your big city has one, it'll be there (while supplies last, of course)
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for the 1-disc Transformers 2 buyers, Overstock.com has the DVD version for $9.99 ($2.95 shipping)


Overstock.com Transformers 2 DVD
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

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Does anyone know if the "Big Screen Edition" is available in the big city, or do i have to travel to a small town, where i was taught to fear Jesus, to buy it?
You can always just order it on-line and have it shipped to your big city residence if you fear us small town folk! (cue banjo).
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
am i the only one who hates that the Blu version is actually a buck cheaper then the DVD version for the 2 disc "big screen version"
ive mentioned that same sentiment previously in a few threads, but havent had many responses. dunno if this is entirely accurate or not, but it at least seems the difference in overall prices of sd dvds and blu-rays are getting smaller and smaller.
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Any idea if Costco will have something special for Transformers?

I am heading there Tuesday and will report back, if no one else does.
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Hey Trevor, I love that you are doing these price comparisons. How do you insert the tables? I have a few layout suggestions for you.
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Hey Trevor, I love that you are doing these price comparisons. How do you insert the tables? I have a few layout suggestions for you.
Thanks. I have zero programming or HTML knowledge, so I got all my advice from people here, and learned a lot (stole stuff) from just quoting posts with tables here and seeing what others did in their tables.

If any of you have ideas to make the tables here better, and they can definitely be much improved, just quote my post, take my blank table out, and go to town editing it.
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Okay, I'm working on it. Thought I might take the tables into dreamweaver, but that made a bunch of extra unnecessary code. Stay tuned.
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Alright, I'm having trouble getting this to appear correctly, but the general idea is this.

I found it confusing to list the titles across the top and then have exclusives, then the different versions go to the right. How about if we list all the titles on the left, then columns for each of the stores.

Since transformers is the only major release with exclusives, I didn't think it was necessary to have that section for each title. Why not list that in it's own section?

Does anyone know why there's this HUGE gap between my text and the code?











































































New Releases
Best Buy
Target
Wal-Mart
Amazon
DeepDisc
TWEC
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
$16
$15
$16
$16
$23
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2-disc SE
$23
$23/27
$21
$23
$29
$18
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray
$25
$26/$30
$20
$25
$34
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
$18
$17
$17
$18
The L Word: Final Season
$40
$37
$37
$39
$44
Numbers: The Complete Fifth Season
$40
$47
$39
$43
Peanuts: 1970's Collection Vol. 1
$25
$21
$22
$25
Iron Man: Armored Adventures Vol. 1
$13
$15
$13
$12










Exclusives
Stores
Transformers: Revenge of the fallen

  • Best Buy: $14 doorbuster midnight price

  • Best Buy: 2-disc SE $21 doorbuster midnight price; also exclusive gift set with figure and $50 sideshowcollectibles gift card for $45/$42

  • Best Buy: Blu-ray $22 doorbuster midnight price

  • Target: 2nd price Bumblebee tranformer packaging

  • Wal-mart: "big screen edition"

  • TWEC: 2-disc SE after $7 rebate

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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Chris, looks good, and I had thought about doing it that way, but I decided that the exclusive information had to be right next to the prices. The prices alone are sort of useless, without knowing at an easy glance what is included with it.

Of course, you can ignore that and re-do my posts every week, giving people two options. I'm only half kidding I think.

I do agree that it can be made much better. I'm thinking some sort of shading or bolding in certain rows/columns to make the information flow better.

On the empty space thing, I know the fix, but am forgetting it at this moment. About to leave the house, will look at it closer later.
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

Amazon has dropped the price of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray to $19.99

It might be helpful for those who do not have the Pappa Johns coupon or a Wally World near them and don't mind waiting to get it...
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

I'm getting my Imax edition at Wal-Mart at midnight tonight - with Papa Johns coupon only $16.96. Sweet!
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Re: New Release Price Comparisons - Week of 10/18/09 to 10/24/09

I just got back from the wal-mart in oxnard, ca and they have the 2 disc blu-ray for $13.00. I don't know if this is limited time or not.

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