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Old 10-08-02, 09:18 PM
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Best Buy raising prices for the holidays?

I went to the Best Buy in Woodland Hills, CA today and noticed that most of their DVDs were missing from their shelves.

The Music Section was bare and an employee was restocking the Science Fiction Section. On closer inspection, almost EVERY DVD had new price stickers over older prices. Most $14.99 DVDs were now priced at $17.99. Most $19.99 DVDs were $22.99. Etc... They were re-pricing by Section.

Box Sets ranged from Simpsons Season 2 (Originally $39.99, now $41.99) to Fawlty Towers ($47.99 to $51.99).

Even their "Bargin Section" had new price stickers (Ghosts on the Loose $5.99 now $6.99). Worse raised price was the Twilight Zone DVDs which were originally $12.99 and now are $17.99.

Don't know if it's only this Best Buy or if it's going to be Nationwide soon.

I know, I know. It's only a few bucks more but I'm kicking myself for not buying the Criterion Traffic for $29.99 because it's $34.99 now!

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Old 10-08-02, 09:49 PM
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They have started raising prices last week...

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Well Best Buy, weather it's holidays are not...if this is true, they deserve to be kicked in their face. It's a bad time too. you EXPECT there to be sales on sci-fi and horror movies and christmas movies too
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Re: Best Buy raising prices for the holidays?

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Worse raised price was the Twilight Zone DVDs which were originally $12.99 and now are $17.99.

Whoa. The MSRP on those things is $14.99!

Bye-bye, Best Buy! Hello, DeeDeeDee.
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Old 10-09-02, 12:15 AM
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Heh.

Go to the Bestbuy.com website and do a search for "Twilight Zone". The "Twilight Zone 1" DVD is priced at $17.99, and right below that, it says Suggested Retail Price: $14.99.



Buy.com has the same disc for $11.99. "Best" buy, indeed!

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sheesh, these people are starting to remind me of sam goody/musicland/suncoast. those people's prices are just as high. the thought of paying MSRP for a dvd is so that even with a GC i had a hard time spending the money.
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See what they do is raise the price, and then they can put it on "sale" for the orig. price. Best Buy owns sam goody/musicland/suncoast. Maybe some of them has rubbed off on BB.
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So they can offer Replay like discounts....Replay is a scam
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Solution...don't shop at Best Buy.
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Old 10-09-02, 02:56 PM
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With their merger with Musicland stores, I'm beginning to believe Best Buy is simply raising prices to meet the "radiculous" prices of their new sister stores.

It's been quite some time since the "hot buy" of the week was truly competitive - meaning somewhere in the $13.99-$14.99 range. (Well at least the titles that I've been interested in buying.)
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Reading this thread makes me pray that Circuit City can keep impressing me with their prices and their service. I truly would love to move all of my electronics/DVD/games/PDA/etc business over to them. Let's hope they show that they're the good guys and refuse to raise prices with Best Buy.
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Originally posted by eau
They have started raising prices last week...

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=241613
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