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But will it include an insert? The scoop on in-store DVD burning

Old 11-21-05, 09:26 PM
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This whole "in-store burning" thing was supposed to happen with music CDs years ago. Obviously, it never happened and it won't happen with DVDs either.
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Old 11-21-05, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by mbs
Obviously this isn't for anyone who cares what movies look like. DL-DVDs compressed to a DVD-5 look like crap (IMO) and DL DVD+R are nowhere near reliable enough. If I wanted highly compressed discs, I would burn them myself. I buy my discs because I want the highest video quality available (and, of course, don't want to be breaking the law).
This is the reason why DVD has remained profitable and CD sales are shrinking. DVD has a lot of value added features at a very attractive pricepoint that "homemade discs cannot match. Only now is the the allure of homemmade discs starting to take over, which means the studios just have to work that much harder to keep people buying. This burning thing is NOT an answer.
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Old 11-21-05, 10:56 PM
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Can you imagine what release day Tuesdays would be like?
Those who dash out from work at lunchtime might be in for a surprise. Rather than grabbing the disc off the new release shelf - there'd be a whole lineup of people waiting at the burn-station for their copy; each disc would take about ten minutes. Not feasible.
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Old 11-22-05, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jon2
There are at least five Wally Worlds with a twenty mile radius of where I live (and another four or five within a forty mile radius) and I've noticed something interesting. Very inconsistent pricing for major new releases in the same metropolitan area - Phoenix, AZ. A release with a $19.99 to $24.99 msrp will be $14.99 at one store, $17.99 at another and $19.99 at still another. At the store nearest to me, Revenge of the Sith wasn't even on sale on release day.

One would imagine this same thing holds true for other merchandise as well.
Yup, Walmart has probably the worlds most astute marketing organization. They know exactly what their markets will bear and they price accordingly. I live in a smallish city (100,000) and we have 2 Walmarts, one north and one south. The northern part of the city is a bit more upscale. We're not talking Richie Rich vs slums, the differences are very small. The prices in the north Walmart are higher across the board. It has always been cost effective to drive to the south store if you needed more than a couple items (until the cost of gas went up, now it takes twice as much to make the drive worthwhile). Big ticket stuff, we always drive south. Sorry, I digress as well...
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