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Old 09-09-09, 09:11 AM
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Walmart cutting back on DVD selection

Several stores in my area have recently remodeled and now their stock of DVDs has shrunk. The $5 "mess" bins have all but disappeared and those at that price are limited to end-cap displays.

Maybe it is only a regional thing?
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Old 09-09-09, 09:22 AM
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They don't have too big of a section to cut back from to begin with!
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Re: Walmart cutting back on DVD selection

Haven't noticed anything at any of the stores I visit on occasion. Have you asked anyone at your store, OP, what's going on?
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I noticed this too at my local Walmart.
They also reduced their Blu-ray selections too.
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Re: Walmart cutting back on DVD selection

one of my local wal marts has cut back, but another hasn't...
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I really hope they don't remove the $5 bin from the Walmart by me.
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I really hope they don't remove the $5 bin from the Walmart by me.
same here, i HATE walmart but the times i do go there i always find a few movies i like for 5 bucks, i went there a couple of days ago and ours still had the giant tower shelf with 4 sides full of dvds

as for cutting back on the selection walmart has never really had a selection.. it had new movies and a row or 2 of newish movies and tv shows then you have the like 7.50 section full of full screen shit no one wants and i don't know about other people but the blu-ray selection at every walmart in my city is a joke the most ive seen is about 15 different titles
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Old 09-09-09, 01:11 PM
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I was in the nearest one to me the other day, and the $5 shelf was gone and I didn't see those DVD's anywhere. I was hoping it wasn't permanent. If it is, they've lost a lot of sells.
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Old 09-09-09, 01:20 PM
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Re: Walmart cutting back on DVD selection

Yes, I've noticed Wal-Mart has reduced their cheap bins. They used to have a good rotation of new & interesting titles.

Now it's one bin and has the same movies in it month after month. They've also reduced the amount of regular priced library titles as well.

I guess no one wants to get stuck with leftover stock from a format that isn't increasing in sales.
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Old 09-09-09, 01:36 PM
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It may be this:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/2009090...08599192069800

The news is just applauding Wal-Mart's agenda of fucking every retailer, small, medium and big, up in the ass and taking them out of business. The wonders of free market!
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I was just in one of the WalMarts near me a few nights ago, and that store must have been taking all of your castoffs. There were two $5 bins, and then several large displays of DVDs ranging from $7 to $10. This doesn't include the regular priced newer movies. The Blu-ray section was a little lacking, though.
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Re: Walmart cutting back on DVD selection

My Wal-Mart ditched their $5 bins a couple of years ago and replaced them with four big bookcases arranged in a square. Much better than digging through those bins; unfortunately, the selection isn't that great and there are too many fullscreens in the mix.

The DVD section doesn't seem to be any smaller, but there's a lot of empty space there. They have places for a number of titles that they've never had in stock, like Dollhouse.

And a couple of months ago, they decimated their Blu-ray selection. At one point, they stocked about 100+ Blu-rays, but that has shrunk to a little display of about twenty.
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Old 09-10-09, 02:56 PM
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Nothing like this at my local walmarts. If anything, they seem to have added soem dump bins/shelving in the middle of the aisles, as well as stuff at or near the registers.
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Went back to the same Walmart and the shelf was back. *shrug*
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Old 09-14-09, 01:32 PM
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Re: Walmart cutting back on DVD selection

I have a friend who is the manager of security at the Walmart in Allentown, PA. She informed me that a lot of Walmarts are getting "upgraded" (as I'm sure we have all noticed in the last year or so). Basically becoming a "super Walmart". But there will also be some new ones and some old ones that will just get remodeled but not have any space added to them. These "smaller" Walmarts will be more (as she put it) "cleaner" looking. No isle displays and smaller sections (due to added grocery space). Hence why we have seen some electronic sections shrink and some $5 bins disappear. So in other words a few years ago "Super Walmarts" were not the norm. Sure they were around and we have all seen them but the standard Walmarts were in much greater numbers. This apparently will be switching. So do not panic. If anything we should be seeing more better and larger electronic sections! Unless you are one of the unlucky few who get the remodeled yet downgraded Walmart. All the Walmarts near me have grown larger and now have an even better electronic sections (and other sections). There was one built around my work about a year ago that is one of the newer "cleaner" models. Its smaller and it does not have any isle displays and all in all does look a little less junked up then the bigger Walmarts. But their selection of everything is not a great as the bigger stores.

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Re: Walmart cutting back on DVD selection

my walmart also got rid of the two five dollar bins and just put up one shelf
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$5 dollar bin is gone at the Wal-Mart I typically frequent. They've got all bargain dvds shelved now. It definitely looks cleaner than having that giant bin in the middle of the aisle.
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Do people go into Walmart expecting to see a "clean" store? I dont even expect to see clean people shopping there.
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Do people go into Walmart expecting to see a "clean" store? I dont even expect to see clean people shopping there.
I don't expect to but looking at the progress of the remodel going on at that particular store, I think Wal-Mart is trying to take a step in that direction.
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