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Old 11-07-06, 06:27 PM
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DVD's on Ebay - promos with UPC holes

I recently bought a few CSI DVDs on ebay and all were new in shrink wrap but had a hole punched through the UPC number. 1 boxset hadn't streeted yet, I got it about 2 weeks early. This doesn't bother me at all, they are authentic copys, but, my real question is how people on Ebay acquire these promotional copys from the studios and sell them and make a fortune. Anybody have a clue?
Old 11-07-06, 07:55 PM
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Studios sent out many copies to various places. Not all people selling on ebay are "people out to make a fortune" .. Sometimes they may acquire just one copy of this and that, but I'm sure there's but many of the following places get from the studios which are probably punched/marked or slashed: Websites such as dvdtalk. Newspapers. Magazines. Video Stores. Contests/Promotions/Radio Stations. TV Shows with audiences (The View, etc). There's probably more, but I'm sure that's a bunch of them.
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Many are review copies. Here in NYC, there are several stores that sell review copies (with the UPC punched out) of DVDs, CDs, and books.
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pilot and marty888, many thanks, I kind of thought that some may be review copies as well as just promos for all kinds of happenings. If people come up with it, don't want it -- it's on Ebay!

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