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No Fire Sale - Best buy pulling HD DVD?

Old 03-21-08, 08:12 PM
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No Fire Sale - Best buy pulling HD DVD?

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I just heard from a member on AVS forums that his Best Buy already pulled there HD DVD movie off the floor.
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Old 03-21-08, 08:15 PM
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At the prices Best Buy was offering, they can feel free to send them back. Amazon and DeepDiscount will probably reap their returns.
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I think it was mentioned on the Transworld thread. Best Buy only had 30% off in their HD DVD items. Some DVDTalk members where saying that several Best buys had begun taking the discs of the shelf.
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Old 03-21-08, 08:53 PM
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At the prices Best Buy was offering, they can feel free to send them back.
agreed. i've already bought almost all of the HD DVD titles i would want to own from online retailers and never even considered best buy. average price: just under $11.

the only ones left that i would buy are a couple of warner titles if they become available for less than $10 and Zodiac, which i still haven't seen for less than amazon's $18.95.
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Old 03-21-08, 09:22 PM
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Thats what my target did. We currently have like 4 slots left for hd-dvd movies. We have tons of hd dvds in the stockroom. We will probably send them back via a MIR or the electorics scan.
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Just checked Best Buy the other day and even at 30% the prices were too high. No wonder they're returning them because without any further discounts they aren't going to move.
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Old 03-21-08, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by King Felix
Thats what my target did. We currently have like 4 slots left for hd-dvd movies. We have tons of hd dvds in the stockroom. We will probably send them back via a MIR or the electorics scan.
I was in Target last night and noticed it. All HD-DVDs were gone except for 4 titles. Beowolf, Harry Potter, and two others. Odd to just keep those around and send the rest back.
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Old 03-21-08, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I was in Target last night and noticed it. All HD-DVDs were gone except for 4 titles. Beowolf, Harry Potter, and two others. Odd to just keep those around and send the rest back.
yea I think thats what was left on the shelve. I work in the backroom, we have a couple waco boxes full and full of hd dvds. If target was smart they would just put them on clearance but they not that smart.
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Old 03-21-08, 10:43 PM
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Generally stores have a limited amount of time to send back movies for credit after they have been released. Sometimes movies older then 6 months can be sent back for credit while new ones can't. Sounds backwards, I know, but thats how it was when I was in both the videogame and movie retail business. Thats why you see newer releases still offered at some places while the older titles are pulled.
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Not to mention, the newer titles are well, newer, more popular, and will attract buyers along with a price that is at least twice a clearanced price HD DVD. Newer titles bring more cash. Beowulf is an example. I'm sure many people have bought it at the $25 price.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I was in Target last night and noticed it. All HD-DVDs were gone except for 4 titles. Beowolf, Harry Potter, and two others. Odd to just keep those around and send the rest back.
Same at my 2 Targets. I asked one guy, he said as far as he knows they were sent back and never put on clearance.
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