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Old 07-06-10, 10:24 PM
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Re: Big Lots Part 8 - List your FINDS here (NO trades)

Dropped by Big Lots today and bought:

Undead or Alive (Chris Kattan zombie western)
Rocket Science (Anna Kendrick)
Wise Guys (Piscopo, Devito)

Undead or Alive did not have a slashed bar code but the other two did.
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Re: Big Lots Bargains: Modesto (eastside store)

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Found a brand new tri-tiered display of the new WB $3 titles, stacked so high it's impossible to access the bottom layer at this time.

Picked up:
Memoirs of An Invisible Man
Widescreen?
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Stopped by a BL just off I-40 on the west side of Oklahoma City today. Saw several of the new WB display titles (the 4 sided wire rack & a 3x3' cardboard display with 2 top layers and a lower "slotted" layer) and picked up:

"Babylon 5: The Lost Tales"
"The Invasion" (Nicole Kidman/Daniel Craig)

both $3, both slashed, as were all the new WB titles.

Stopped in the "home" store to snag a loaf of bread for supper, asked about the new stuff as there are a couple I didn't see in OK and was told there were "lots in the back, but they've not put any out yet".

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both $3, both slashed, as were all the new WB titles.
Interesting. About 3/4 of the new $3 Warner batch I've seen were unslashed.

The $5 Warner batch we got here were all slashed, though.

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Re: Big Lots Bargains: Modesto (eastside store)

Memoirs of An Invisible Man
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Widescreen?
"Widescreen version... enchanced for widescreen televisions"
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[QUOTE=djskyler;10251042]Found a brand new tri-tiered display of the new WB $3 titles, stacked so high it's impossible to access the bottom layer at this time.

If parts of the display are detachable,take them off the top and put them on the floor but DO NOT DO NOY DO NOT put the stuff back. If not detachable, just pull mdse. off the top till you can shop the display. Put it anywhere,even throw it in a shopping cart. If an employee comes by and says something,tell them you are a customer who might want of buy some of that mdse. Keep shopping and leave everything where you left it when done. It's possible those morons won't do that again.
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I disagree with the above. It's a good way to piss off the managers & employees who are nice to us collectors.
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Re: Big Lots Part 8 - List your FINDS here (NO trades)

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If parts of the display are detachable,take them off the top and put them on the floor but DO NOT DO NOY DO NOT put the stuff back. If not detachable, just pull mdse. off the top till you can shop the display. Put it anywhere,even throw it in a shopping cart. If an employee comes by and says something,tell them you are a customer who might want of buy some of that mdse. Keep shopping and leave everything where you left it when done. It's possible those morons won't do that again.
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I disagree with the above. It's a good way to piss off the managers & employees who are nice to us collectors.
That and imagine being the next customer to come in and finding the DVD display being destroyed with piles on the floor and in nearby carts.

I don't get upset at the big mountain of DVDs that are put out which sometimes make it hard to get to some. I'm happy that they've put them out in such large quantities rather than setting up a smaller display with boxes of unopened DVDs in the back.

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Re: Big Lots Part 8 - List your FINDS here (NO trades)

^Exactly! I'll go as far as to organize the bins/displays a bit while I'm shopping. It makes it easier for me *and* the moron who just dumps it all in a cart/on the floor. Many times this has paid off in that I've made enough extra room that they'll bring out some more "new" product! I see it as a win-win.

From personal experience it *pays well* to get on the good side of those who put out new DVD merchandise.

Well enough to get trips to the storage area for a browse through unopened boxes of new stock!

Well enough to get desired titles *held* for later pickup!

Well enough to get calls when new stock hits the floor and they've been alerted that you're looking for this to occur!

I could go on but it all boils down to just be friendly, courteous, say "please" and "thank you"... you know... the things you should have learned in Kindergarten.
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Since my review of the area Lehigh Valley stores a few days ago,I got a chance to revisit the one I rarely visit. Good thing. The reason why this one is always a step behind,seems to be the lack of volume. DVDs were moved to the far left front of the store. Still chaos. But that can prove to be a good thing. There's stuff from the Valentine Day $3 dumps up to the Father's Day ESPN and PV $5 deal still in pretty heavy quantities. And the new bunch of $5 mostly Warner stuff was in full stock. In the last couple of weeks,I've broken a rule and bought some $5 stuff,though all of it was with a good reason. For $5:Jaws 2 disc Standard,Bonnie & Clyde 2 disc,Superman I four disc(primarily for the score and remastered cartoons,as I'm not a big fan of the actual movie)Amadeus(single disc,but a favorite) and the Unforgiven(as good as Eastwood can get,I guess). Lots of those bad $3 multipacks,no 5 disc Bronx(I did find one at another store a few weeks ago,thanks to this forum and contributers pointing out what to look for). In general,though,that $5 price point is to be avoided for common stuff and certainly no blind buys. I have a theory that,though Warner was POed that their landfill stuff found it's way to the marketplace,they have made a deal with BL to get rid of even more stuff(e.eg.-Superman)and,though the price was higher for BL,they are probably getting away with the higher price point and higher margins. If it don't work out,they can lower the price or have a multi sale some dead weekend this summer.
What store did you go to? The one in Trexlertown?
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David Cronenberg's M Butterfly is now at Big Lots for 3 bucks!

My collection is finally complete!
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Found several copies of Before the Devil Knows Your Dead for $3 today.
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Yesterday, at the Big Lots in North Fort Myers, Florida, I picked up:

Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains
Black Magic
Splendor in the Grass (Remastered edition that came out in 2009)
Friday the 13th: The Series - Season 2

And on a side note, I also purchased a candle that looks like a cupcake. How did I survive before Big Lots?
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Friday the 13th: The Series - Season 2
How much?
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How much?
Three dollars! I was pretty psyched. There were two copies total.
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Three dollars! I was pretty psyched. There were two copies total.
Nice find! I'll have to go back this weekend and see if they got anything new. My store has been pretty weak compared to the rest of the stuff everyone's finding.
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Three dollars! I was pretty psyched. There were two copies total.
Wow, that's a great deal. Hope I can find a copy around here.
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The Franklin Mills, PA store has a five-foot-high box with the latest $3 update. Just from the top layer alone:

Men In Black (some copies have a slip case)
King of Kings
Devil's Advocate
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
The Specialist
The Air I Breathe
Rails & Ties
The Right Stuff (standard DVD case, unlike the version that showed up last year)
THX 1138
Pacific Heights
The Green Berets
Fame
Mortal Kombat Annihilation
Free Willy
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Under Siege 2
Undead or Alive
Wise Guys
Supergirl
Strangers on a Train (2-disc)
Jailhouse Rock (snapper)
The Phantom Of The Opera
Caddyshack
The Lost Boys
Young Guns II
...
City of Angels
Copycat
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Made in America
National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1
Sleepers


Picked up 21 Grams, Soylent Green, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Splendor in the Grass, and M Butterfly.

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^Exactly! I'll go as far as to organize the bins/displays a bit while I'm shopping...
while doing this myself, ive had a few customers ask me where something is, thinking i work there
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I got the Special Edition of Beavis and Butt-head Do America a couple months ago- never seen the older disc there.
ok thank and I look for that one.
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Don't think The Outrage (Western remake of Rashoman with Paul Newman) has been mentioned yet. I am curious but doesn't seem to be a well reviewed movie.

Also, finally found Strangers on a Train 2-disc (btw without UPC slash). Now if I could just find M Butterfly my life will be complete (...oh and Friday the 13th Season 2 :O ).

I have never seen more copies of Mystic River full screen single disc in one place before as at Phamer Ln in Austin, TX.

It's impossible but I'm remembering the early attempt to keep a running log of EVERY title EVER spotted at Big Lots.

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It's impossible but I'm remembering the early attempt to keep a running log of EVERY title EVER spotted at Big Lots.
That has become an unenviable task by now, I'm sure.

I appreciate the efforts of those who kept it going for so long, but there has been too much coming in over the past year or so.
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..I have never seen more copies of Mystic River full screen single disc in one place before as at Phamer Ln in Austin,TX .
Ditto for 7th st Long Beach,ca. I personally looked at every copy :-)... Does a WS version exist ? I also saw a bunch of FS Brokeback mountain, (but in this case also 2 WS)

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I met a really nice employee today that recognized me from this past weekend. She said she got some new movies in and offered to go get them for me. She pulled out 4 big boxes and let me go through them, then put them back in storage.

I ended up buying:

Cruising: Deluxe Ed. (Pacino)
Exorcist II: The Heretic
National Lampoon's European Vacation
Strangers on a Train: 2disc SE
Superman II: 2disc SE
THX 1138: Director's Cut

...only Cruising and THX were slashed.

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Does a WS version exist ?
A ws version definitely exists, I just don't know if it exists in Big Lots land.

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Roseville Michigan Big lots. Picked up three pack for 3.00 : Sherlock Holmes AMC, Dick Tracy AMC, tv guide Horror classics(screaming skull/jesse james meets frankenstein's daughter). Had at least three more of this set.
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