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ProfessorEcho 10-30-11 06:03 PM

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Lostboys, I sent you a PM about our Big Lots Army.

Strapped4Cash 10-31-11 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by lostboys323 (Post 10984129)
No problem Strapped4Cash and thanks hopefully when my car is running again I will go on the hunt again.

It sounds like there's little doubt that you'll be hunting again soon. :)


If you want I can keep you posted on here of the dvd's I see when I go to big lots since Im always driving around going to different big lots here in LA or you can just send me a pm when ever you are looking for a title. I can tell you If Ive seen a certain title you are looking for and at what store or I can pick up a copy for you. Always glad to help another dvd hound.
I appreciate the offer lostboys323. Based on my experience with the stores in my area then I think that I won't need too much help, but every now and then there might be something I need an assist on. And the same goes for you, if there's anything you want me to keep an eye out for, let me know.


Alright Im in the mood for some hammer films so I guess I will go and watch Frankenstein Created Woman. Later Strapped4Cash and good luck with finding that movie.
I hope that you enjoyed the movie and thanks.

Strapped4Cash 10-31-11 03:47 AM

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I didn't get a chance to go hunting yesterday, but made it to 3 more stores today. First was the Slauson store, which was somewhat picked over, but I did see that they had a small Holiday display devoted to $8 Blu-Rays that Rexxriot mentioned above. The BR titles were mostly uninteresting imo, like 17 Again and Yes Man but maybe the selection might vary? The only other distinguishing thing about this store is that while all of the other BL I've seen have only had the single disc Wonder Woman 2009 Animated movie, this one had several copies of the 2-Disc version. In case anyone's looking for that.

I then went to the Downtown store on 7th Street, but was not thinking and forgot to bring cash to pay for parking. With only my debit card, I had fun searching for street parking, but eventually found something. And thankfully my car was still there when I came back for it. Anyway, I was also fortunate in that they still had 4-5 copies left of Ned & Stacey S1 (and Huff for anyone in the area who needs it). On the tower display I found the last copy of Kidnapped. Much thanks to Shawerma for the heads-up on this store and good luck to everyone else still looking for these.

Last for me was the Crenshaw and Manchester location. They had nothing not available elsewhere, except that they've marked down two (of several copies) of Twin Peaks S2 to $6. This seemed a good idea, as they look like they've sat awhile at $10.

After hitting so many BL I'm wondering if some of the store employees might be buying some of the better deals like the TV shows? I've seen that sometimes 1 out of 9 stores really can get something that the others won't, but still, I wouldn't be surprised if at least a few had employees who picked some of the better stuff out before it made it to the floor.

laidbacklarkin 10-31-11 03:51 PM

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Picked up Huff and 'Ned and Stacey S1' at the Buena Park (SoCal) location. Plenty of Huff copies left, none of the other. Not many new titles there as well, a bit smallish update amidst tons of the same old titles.

wmhgreen48 10-31-11 04:18 PM

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The blurays mentioned by Rexxriot have shown up at Puyallup WA

kd5 10-31-11 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Strapped4Cash (Post 10986117)
After hitting so many BL I'm wondering if some of the store employees might be buying some of the better deals like the TV shows?

I wouldn't at all doubt that's the case at the BigLots around here. My local BigLots rarely ever has anything that I either don't already have or that others have mentioned should be widely available but aren't here. Wouldn't doubt the employees get first dibs (probably one of the perks of working there).

My wife and I went to the BL in Hermitage, PA yesterday, they had a ton of DVDs, but nothing that I don't already have. There are a few for $5 but they're not DVDs I would pay more than $3 for, so I'll wait.

I haven't had much luck at BigLots lately, they need to get in some fresh batches and preferably the widescreen versions. Don't know why the media companies keep pumping out so many fullscreen movies in this age of widescreen TVs. -kd5-

MooMooMooMoo 10-31-11 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by wmhgreen48 (Post 10986771)
The blurays mentioned by Rexxriot have shown up at Puyallup WA

Anything else new @ Puyallup?

Only recent info I have on Pierce/King is nothing at Pearl Street on last week's truck.

lostboys323 11-01-11 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by JohnnyMovie (Post 10984951)
which case? one with keepcase with different artcover or snapcase?

It's the snapcase one with the original cover that I picked up.

wmhgreen48 11-01-11 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo (Post 10987212)
Anything else new @ Puyallup?

Only recent info I have on Pierce/King is nothing at Pearl Street on last week's truck.

Most of the DVDs that Rexxriot mentioned...(several of which had already shown up:Lawrence/Arabia, There Will Be Blood, Saturday Night Fever etc)

ProfessorEcho 11-01-11 06:48 PM

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Culver City, CA literally overflowing with DVDs, but close inspection reveals multiple upon multiple copies of the same titles. Just about everything that has recently been reported including the new $5 displays.

I bought the lone copy of the TEXAS/ARIZONA double and that's it.

skippysgarden 11-01-11 09:01 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by wdavetex
I saw The Garry Shandling series here, several disc, $3. That's about the only thing new I found.

Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show


I am confused (not an unusual state of mind for me). Has anyone else seen Gary Shandling DVD's and, if so, are they "It's Gary Shandling's Show" or is it "The Larry Sanders Show" and, if either, is it a highlights disc or is it complete seasons?

PhantomStranger 11-01-11 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by kd5 (Post 10986785)
I wouldn't at all doubt that's the case at the BigLots around here. My local BigLots rarely ever has anything that I either don't already have or that others have mentioned should be widely available but aren't here. Wouldn't doubt the employees get first dibs (probably one of the perks of working there).

The Big Lot employees I've met don't seem too interested in buying DVDs. I think this forum is what happened to Big Lots' selection of DVDs. After the great WB selloff of 2009, resellers got wise to the deals and constantly buy up new DVD stock to put on Amazon and eBay. If the item doesn't sell in 30 days, they just return the item for a full refund. I've seen these people buy shopping carts full of DVDs before, only to return anything that doesn't sell 30 days later.

MooMooMooMoo 11-02-11 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger (Post 10988536)
The Big Lot employees I've met don't seem too interested in buying DVDs. I think this forum is what happened to Big Lots' selection of DVDs. After the great WB selloff of 2009, resellers got wise to the deals and constantly buy up new DVD stock to put on Amazon and eBay. If the item doesn't sell in 30 days, they just return the item for a full refund. I've seen these people buy shopping carts full of DVDs before, only to return anything that doesn't sell 30 days later.

Based on what I know of the system, while BL may allow unlimited returns, dealers who are returning "shopping carts full of DVDs" will be treated very poorly; that is not how the system is supposed to work.

SethDLH 11-02-11 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo (Post 10988572)
Based on what I know of the system, while BL may allow unlimited returns, dealers who are returning "shopping carts full of DVDs" will be treated very poorly; that is not how the system is supposed to work.

Treated poorly or not, they aren't losing money. And if you're buying shopping carts full of movies to resell do you really care how you're treated if you get your $ back?

MooMooMooMoo 11-02-11 02:16 AM

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Has anyone actually personally seen this occur (& I don't mean a return of 10 floaters)?

thetao 11-02-11 03:35 AM

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Tonight I finished a run of the BL stores in south-central PA, which I haven't done in a long while. Here are a few things that may not have been mentioned before:

Look, Up in the Sky!: The Amazing Story of Superman
SOS Coast Guard (Bela Lugosi serial)
Constantine 2xDVD Deluxe Edition (with comic book)
Spiderman 2.1 + Spiderman 3 teaser DVD
GI Joe: Resolute

I bought the Superman documentary, There Will Be Blood, and The Fifth Element. Wanted to buy Where The Wild Things Are, Starman, and Da Vinci Code but stopped when I realized that other editions have better extras. The only thing of interest I haven't found locally is the Virginia Woolf 2xDVD. Has anybody from the Philadelphia area seen it?

Shawerma 11-02-11 10:06 AM

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which store in la has Lawrence or Arabia, Benjamin button,and Virginia woolf. I haven't seen these in the downtown store. Also by any chance has anyone seen strangers on a train 2 disc( I know that was seen a long time ago but I didn't buy it then.Thanks

laidbacklarkin 11-02-11 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Shawerma (Post 10988834)
which store in la has Lawrence or Arabia, Benjamin button,and Virginia woolf. I haven't seen these in the downtown store. Also by any chance has anyone seen strangers on a train 2 disc( I know that was seen a long time ago but I didn't buy it then.Thanks

Dunno abt LA but the Lakewood store on Bellflower has the Benjamin Button 2 Disc Criterion. The Fountain Valley store has a ton of LOA's.

Gibush 11-02-11 03:56 PM

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Apparently our local store called Liquidation World (which is what it sounds like) is turning into Big Lots. However, it's in a not-that-big city in Alberta, Canada.

Will our Big Lots be some crappy second rate Canadian version?
And do most of them actually have any of those items on the first page? Like Star Trek and Dexter for $10?

SterlingBen 11-02-11 05:13 PM

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Saw the new $3/$5 display. Almost bought a few $5 titles but at that price I might as well jest go Blu. Did see a single copy of this that I snagged @ $3 though:

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1...essmichael.jpg

laidbacklarkin 11-02-11 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by SterlingBen (Post 10989499)
Saw the new $3/$5 display. Almost bought a few $5 titles but at that price I might as well jest go Blu. Did see a single copy of this that I snagged @ $3 though:

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1...essmichael.jpg

depending on the store, it could be my return :-) looked up the reviews trashing it and hence back it went. There's a general level of displeasure over Sony's Martini Movies and my blind buys haven't been kind.

ProfessorEcho 11-02-11 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Shawerma (Post 10988834)
which store in la has Lawrence or Arabia, Benjamin button,and Virginia woolf. I haven't seen these in the downtown store. Also by any chance has anyone seen strangers on a train 2 disc( I know that was seen a long time ago but I didn't buy it then.Thanks

Culver City has a few copies of LAWRENCE. I didn't see the other two there and STRANGERS is probably long gone as it hasn't been reported in quite awhile.

Whiskey Warfield 11-02-11 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by thetao (Post 10988652)
GI Joe: Resolute

I'll have to look for this next time I'm at Big Lots.

g 11-02-11 08:47 PM

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[QUOTE=looked up the reviews trashing it and hence back it went. There's a general level of displeasure over Sony's Martini Movies and my blind buys haven't been kind.[/QUOTE]

I personally have really liked most of the Martini movies. I rented all of them at netflix as they came out and enjoyed most of them. I have close to a complete collection from Big Lots.

BobO'Link 11-02-11 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Gibush (Post 10989392)
...And do most of them actually have any of those items on the first page? Like Star Trek and Dexter for $10?

Highly doubtful. Most of the items on the first page were limited availability - well acutally most of the items we talk about/post are limited availability. It's just that there seems to be a small percentage of titles that have/may receive a limited restock at some point. It's a total crap shoot.


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