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Media Play- exchanging used dvds for new releases

 
Old 07-11-04, 04:05 PM
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Media Play- exchanging used dvds for new releases

The chain out here in the Detroit area Media PLAY invites people to bring in four used dvds in exchange for a new release dvd. Has any one heard of anything like this?
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Old 07-11-04, 09:27 PM
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They're doing this up here in Mid-MI as well.Went in a couple of days ago and they have ALOT of shelf space in a seperate area of the store,but all the shelves were empty.
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Old 07-11-04, 09:48 PM
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yeah they have this at the Middletwon, NY store as well, but I would rather trade in 1 to BB and pay $12.99 ( not that I would do this either, I would rather jsut apy $15 on release day)

and you know they will charge $12-$15 per used title that you trade in for 1 $20 title
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Old 07-11-04, 11:08 PM
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If you have a Wherehouse Music they do a 3 for 1 tradein, and I have traded in some really crap $5.50 walmart bargain bin titles for a new movie up to $29.99, not too shabby.
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Old 07-12-04, 01:55 AM
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If you have a Wherehouse Music they do a 3 for 1 tradein, and I have traded in some really crap $5.50 walmart bargain bin titles for a new movie up to $29.99, not too shabby.
What is the minimum credit they give you for one dvd? Thanks.
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Old 07-12-04, 01:09 PM
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Media Play will give you a new release for 12.99 in exchange for one used dvd
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Old 07-12-04, 01:13 PM
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I'll have to check this out. I have a bunch of old titles I need to get rid of, and I'd rather go to MP to exchange one title for a $12.99 new release as opposed to doing the same at BBV.
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Old 07-12-04, 04:22 PM
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My local Media Play shelves were empty as well.
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Old 07-12-04, 05:22 PM
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Does this go for Suncoast as well? (they are still the same company correct?)
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Old 07-13-04, 11:39 AM
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I just stopped by the MediaPlay by me and asked one of the sales people. She didn't seem the most k nowledgeablewhen I asked about the promo. She said on new release day, that any of those new releases were $12.99 with 1 DVD trade in. I asked her again if it was any and she assured me it was. Hopefully she's there next Tuesday at 10am when I go in to trade in 2 DVDs and grab Sealab: Vol.1 and Aqua Teen: Vol.2 for $12.99 each
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Old 07-13-04, 02:52 PM
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steebo, reading the fine print about the New Releases...it's for DVD's regularly priced $26.99 or less.
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Old 07-13-04, 03:18 PM
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Hey all,

I just got off the phone with MediaPlay here in Detroit (granted my cat knows more about the DVD promo going on than the MediaPlay people....but anyway). They said That every tuesday, any new release that day is free with 4 DVD trade-ins. The dvd's can't have bad scratches, and have to have the cover, upc, etc present -- no altered upcs or promo dvd's either. During the week she said any new release is $13.99 with 2 dvd trade ins -- which didn't make sense - i think she meant 1 dvd, and any reg. priced DVD (under 26.99)

Anyway, it sounds promising -- but, in most cases, you are not saving that much. If you figure each used dvd is worth around 5 dollars, and some MUCH more -- but even at that, you are giving them $20 in used DVD's to get their $27.99 dvd for free -- especially when the same DVD can be bought for $15.99 at the same time at target - not to mention they will turn around and sell each of your used dvd's for at least $10....


I don't know -- it sounds good -- but it's not that great...

I'll put it in perspective with this.

You give them:

1) Teaxas chainsaw Massacre (2004) special edition (2 dvds, but counts as one)
2) 50 first dates
3) Spiderman
4) Matchstickmen

…for Butterfly effect for free. Well, the dvd's you traded in are worth far more than the $27.00 you are saving -- which is far, far more for the $15 you can get it for at Target....lol. On the flip side, if you have 4 crap dvd's that you cannot get rid of at all -- this may be a good deal -- and the ONLY time it may be a good deal...

Well, I am on my way to Media Play with Fulci's New York Ripper, Happy Tree Friends Vol 1, Buffalo 66, and Legally Blonde.... oh....wait, now that i think about it -- i am giving them much more than they are giving me.... I am staying home....haha...

Wow, I cannot believe I just analyzed this that much….oh well…

My 3 cents,

Matt

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Old 07-13-04, 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Crosseye
steebo, reading the fine print about the New Releases...it's for DVD's regularly priced $26.99 or less.
Bummer. Oh well, it's always worth a try to find an under-average sales person
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Originally posted by steebo777
Bummer. Oh well, it's always worth a try to find an under-average sales person
Well that's not hard to do

You probably have a harder time finding a completely competent worker.
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Ok -- not THAT bad...

Can anyone confirm -- I believe that the 4:1 dvd deal is only on tuesdays -- right? Or are they being leniant with this?


Thanks,

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Old 07-20-04, 12:30 PM
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Just did this deal today. The CS said it has gotten a huge response, which must be because there was 4 people ahead of me doing the same thing at 10am. Anyway, it is trade any 4 DVDs for a new release on Tuesday (there is NO price limit for the new DVD... for now at least). Also, trade one DVD for a new release on Tuesday (must be less than $26.99). Not bad considering I traded in 4 DVDs that would've gotten me less than a few bucks a piece on ebay.

Also FYI: Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Vol. 2 and Sealab 2021: Season 1 are both $19.99 there this week. That is the best B&M price I could find for those.
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Old 07-20-04, 01:30 PM
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Steebo,

Hey man - I did the exchange deal last week and go Red Dragon ($31.00 2 DVD version) for nothin'. Hey, I am in Detroit... I think I go to your MediaPlay... Email me at using the "email" link above for this post....


Thanks,

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Old 07-26-04, 01:40 PM
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Do you have to purchase a new release or can you get any dvd with your 4 trade ins?

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Old 07-26-04, 01:54 PM
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It's supposed to be anything released within the last 30 days. I'm going in tomorrow to get Aqua Teen, Sealab, and K Street. I figure I'll give Aqua Teen volume 1 a shot too, just to see.
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