NEW OFFICIAL - Special buys, Discounts and deals thread. All Deals Go here! - Page 3 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #61 of 8194 Old 01-17-2008, 03:05 PM
AVS Special Member
 
bjmarchini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomsHT View Post

For $15 I would say yes to most of them but I guess it depends on if you like the movies or not. I usually base my decision on whether I would watch the movie more then once, even if it be maybe a year or so later. If the answer is yes, then I purchase the movie, if not I rent it. But for $15 you can hardly go wrong, it will always have some re-sell value in the future so you would hardly be losing out.

I do the same anymore. I used to buy so many DVDs. I mean seriously, how many times was I going to watch Ghost Ship. Now I rent first and buy later.

I apply this also to greats. I would not want to watch a movie like the Pianist again. It is an amazing movie, but you have to be a masachist to watch that over and over. No offense to the masichists. On the other hand, I had to get the last Starfighter. It is not the greatest transfer, but I just love that movie. and 2001 and dune also.

HD DVD: 45 SD DVD: 350 BR: 120
PCs: 12, Mame Arcade:1, HD HTPC: 1, WHS Server: 1, HD A3: 2, HD-A30: 1

bjmarchini is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 8194 Old 01-17-2008, 03:49 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Smarty-pants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 16,039
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked: 102
See, now everyones tastes differ so much . I wouldn't watch Last Starfighter or Dune more than maybe 2-3 times in a lifetime, but I'd watch the Pianist at least once a year.

Definately agree about the dvd "buying". I used to do the same thing. Slowed wayyyy down on that.

~Dave

...Theater Room Setup...
JVC DLA-RS40-U... Oppo BDP-105D... Toshiba HD-XA2... Uverse VIP-2250... Roku Streaming Stick... Emotiva XPA-3... Onkyo TX-SR805
JBL LC2 (x3) ... JBL L820 (x6) ... SVS PB10-ISD (x2) ... SVS 20-39-PCI
Smarty-pants is offline  
post #63 of 8194 Old 01-17-2008, 04:38 PM
Member
 
john*d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
47% off select UNIVERSAL titles at deepdiscount.com

http://www.deepdiscount.com/DVD---Un...9VVviewcat.htm
john*d is offline  
post #64 of 8194 Old 01-17-2008, 04:43 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Smarty-pants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 16,039
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by john*d View Post

47% off select UNIVERSAL titles at deepdiscount.com

http://www.deepdiscount.com/DVD---Un...9VVviewcat.htm

Thank you for posting the deal .
I will not be buying since they are all catalog titles that should be priced at $10-$12, which they were during the Amazon BOGO sales.

~Dave

...Theater Room Setup...
JVC DLA-RS40-U... Oppo BDP-105D... Toshiba HD-XA2... Uverse VIP-2250... Roku Streaming Stick... Emotiva XPA-3... Onkyo TX-SR805
JBL LC2 (x3) ... JBL L820 (x6) ... SVS PB10-ISD (x2) ... SVS 20-39-PCI
Smarty-pants is offline  
post #65 of 8194 Old 01-17-2008, 04:49 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Brian81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

Thank you for posting the deal .
I will not be buying since they are all catalog titles that should be priced at $10-$12, which they were during the Amazon BOGO sales.

DD has the best prices on DVDs, but for their Hi-Def stuff...they are almost as bad as Best Buy!
Brian81 is offline  
post #66 of 8194 Old 01-17-2008, 05:47 PM
Member
 
john*d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I would assume DVDplanet will pickup the sale by next week...

With their coupons, store credit, and Frequent Buyers Program, it'll be worth it!
john*d is offline  
post #67 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 12:29 AM
Member
 
1jzgte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
amazon deal is dead
1jzgte is offline  
post #68 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 02:27 AM
AVS Special Member
 
yellowcanary73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: McKinney,Texas
Posts: 2,394
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Thats a shame went BB yesterday they wanted 29.99 for Good Luck Chuck and this is not a very good movie.At these prices HD will never catch hold.
yellowcanary73 is offline  
post #69 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 03:15 AM
Member
 
trots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
The sale is over at Amazon, but I always keep a bunch of items in the "Save for Later" area of my cart because it makes it really easy to see when things you're watching go up or down; as soon as you go to your shopping cart, you see a warning band across the top alerting you to the price change.

So, I've had The Searchers in there for some time. It wasn't part of the now-dead sale, but when I went in today I saw it had dropped from $18.95 to $15.99. Not a huge difference, I know, but it was enough to make me pull the trigger on it. A great John Ford western, #12 on AFI's most recent "100 greatest movies of all time." I expect it'll go back up in a day or two so act now if you're interested.

Cheers.
trots is offline  
post #70 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 04:34 AM
AVS Special Member
 
HeyNow^'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Martinsburg, Wv USA
Posts: 2,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
The Searchers is excellent picture quality. We loved it.
HeyNow^ is offline  
post #71 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 06:30 AM
Member
 
trots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

The Searchers is excellent picture quality. We loved it.

Thanks, Randy, that's good to know! Makes me feel even better about the purchase.
trots is offline  
post #72 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 06:43 AM
Senior Member
 
wallijonn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 17
HD-DVD Battlestar Galactica, Season One (Sci-Fi channel): $74.99
HD-DVD Tansformers, $27.99
wallijonn is offline  
post #73 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 07:22 AM
AVS Special Member
 
HeyNow^'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Martinsburg, Wv USA
Posts: 2,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by trots View Post

Thanks, Randy, that's good to know! Makes me feel even better about the purchase.


John Wayne's el dorado in another great video quality HD-DVD movie. Walter Brennon's blue eyes really stand out. The wife is a big western fan. 3:10 to Yuma is slated for tonight, sadly only in SD DVD.
HeyNow^ is offline  
post #74 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 07:46 AM
Member
 
trots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

John Wayne's el dorado in another great video quality HD-DVD movie. Walter Brennon's blue eyes really stand out. The wife is a big western fan. 3:10 to Yuma is slated for tonight, sadly only in SD DVD.

I couldn't find El Dorado in HD DVD at Amazon, but I did see that both The Cowboys and Rio Bravo are 45% off ($15.99) as well. Must be a John Wayne sale or something. Who knows, maybe it was just a price drop.

I'm really not that big of a fan of his, but I like The Searchers because it was a different kind of role for him... he wasn't a nice guy in that one; kind of an anti-hero, I guess.
trots is offline  
post #75 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 10:09 AM
AVS Special Member
 
bjmarchini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

See, now everyones tastes differ so much . I wouldn't watch Last Starfighter or Dune more than maybe 2-3 times in a lifetime, but I'd watch the Pianist at least once a year.

Definately agree about the dvd "buying". I used to do the same thing. Slowed wayyyy down on that.

funny thing is I think this has more with why DVD sales are slowing down than competition from HD. I used to buy because after all the late fees it would end up being cheaper half the time. But with services like netflix where you can keep it as long as you want, it makes more sense to buy less.

HD DVD: 45 SD DVD: 350 BR: 120
PCs: 12, Mame Arcade:1, HD HTPC: 1, WHS Server: 1, HD A3: 2, HD-A30: 1

bjmarchini is offline  
post #76 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 10:25 AM
Senior Member
 
binici's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: California
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Fry's LA/Orange County Newspaper has:

Transformers - $27.99

$14.99
  • Serenity
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Casino
  • The Game
  • Traffic
  • Back Draft

Until Jan. 22nd

I was thinking of Back Draft and Serenity, since those are awesome movies!
binici is offline  
post #77 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 10:30 AM
Senior Member
 
bunger3_16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Columbia MO
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm not sure if this has been posted before or not, but amazon warehouse deals are a great place to find some used titles really cheap. I picked up Planet Earth on HD-DVD (Attenborough edition) for $11 shipped! You can check out Warehouse deals on http://www.warehousedeals.com

Please note that most of the items on their site are either used or, as mine said, was missing the shrinkwrap but should be brand new. It is a subsidiary of Amazon and used my Amazon login info, so for those of you with Prime you may be able to get free shipping upgrades as well. Worth a shot at least. Good Luck!
bunger3_16 is offline  
post #78 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 11:03 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Rambler358's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 1,010
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1jzgte View Post

Tower Records has some good prices on HD DVD's

http://www.tower.com/surf/explore/na...id=3&format=18

Thanks for that - just picked up Blade Runner, 2001 and Black Snake Moan for $67. Cheaper than Amazon even.

XA2 + PS3 = Priceless
Rambler358 is offline  
post #79 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 11:06 AM
AVS Special Member
 
yellowcanary73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: McKinney,Texas
Posts: 2,394
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Ya thought some prices were pretty good compared to BB,CC and even amazon picked up
Heart Live
Payback
28.34
yellowcanary73 is offline  
post #80 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 11:23 AM
AVS Special Member
 
HeyNow^'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Martinsburg, Wv USA
Posts: 2,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by trots View Post

I couldn't find El Dorado in HD DVD at Amazon, but I did see that both The Cowboys and Rio Bravo are 45% off ($15.99) as well. Must be a John Wayne sale or something. Who knows, maybe it was just a price drop.

I'm really not that big of a fan of his, but I like The Searchers because it was a different kind of role for him... he wasn't a nice guy in that one; kind of an anti-hero, I guess.

It was Rio Bravo.....my mistake.
HeyNow^ is offline  
post #81 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 11:46 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Hipnotiq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowcanary73 View Post

Thats a shame went BB yesterday they wanted 29.99 for Good Luck Chuck and this is not a very good movie.At these prices HD will never catch hold.

That is a Bluray movie
Hipnotiq is offline  
post #82 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 12:10 PM
AVS Special Member
 
TrevorS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 6,227
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

Thank you for posting the deal .
I will not be buying since they are all catalog titles that should be priced at $10-$12, which they were during the Amazon BOGO sales.

Those are GOOD prices, you just can't accept that the Amazon HD DVD BOGO prices (which we've only seen over that one brief peiod) were simply an incredible opportunity. There is no way of knowing whether that opportunity will be repeated. That brief occurence hardly provides basis for saying "all catalog titles that should be priced at $10-$12."
TrevorS is offline  
post #83 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 12:15 PM
AVS Special Member
 
yellowcanary73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: McKinney,Texas
Posts: 2,394
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hipnotiq View Post

That is a Bluray movie

Yes I know the HD DVD releases were just as high and most people are not going to spend that much on either format.
yellowcanary73 is offline  
post #84 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 12:28 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Smarty-pants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 16,039
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrevorS View Post

Those are GOOD prices, you just can't accept that the Amazon HD DVD BOGO prices (which we've only seen over that one brief peiod) were simply an incredible opportunity. There is no way of knowing whether that opportunity will be repeated. That brief occurence hardly provides basis for saying "all catalog titles that should be priced at $10-$12."

They set the bar themselves. From this point forward, I will never pay more tham $15 for any HDM discs. You can attempt to discredit my reasoning, but that does not earn them my money.

~Dave

...Theater Room Setup...
JVC DLA-RS40-U... Oppo BDP-105D... Toshiba HD-XA2... Uverse VIP-2250... Roku Streaming Stick... Emotiva XPA-3... Onkyo TX-SR805
JBL LC2 (x3) ... JBL L820 (x6) ... SVS PB10-ISD (x2) ... SVS 20-39-PCI
Smarty-pants is offline  
post #85 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 12:39 PM
Senior Member
 
beerisgood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
http://www.hddvdboxsets.com is selling many HD-DVD's for under $15, some under $10.

Some titles under $10 (new):
- Failure to Launch
- U2: Rattle & Hum
- The Wicker Man
- Laura Croft: Tomb Raider
- Full Metal Jacket
- The Watcher
- Meet The Fockers
beerisgood is offline  
post #86 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 12:44 PM
AVS Club Gold
 
chipvideo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 877
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

They set the bar themselves. From this point forward, I will never pay more tham $15 for any HDM discs. You can attempt to discredit my reasoning, but that does not earn them my money.

I kind of wonder where HDM would be without the bogo sales last year. I wonder how many people will only buy at those prices.
chipvideo is offline  
post #87 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 12:58 PM
AVS Special Member
 
wormraper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tucson Arizona
Posts: 4,094
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

They set the bar themselves. From this point forward, I will never pay more tham $15 for any HDM discs. You can attempt to discredit my reasoning, but that does not earn them my money.

I'll pay up to $20 for new releases but $15 is my limit too. and even then I wince at $15 and look for a coupon or place to pricematch them down to $11 or less.
wormraper is online now  
post #88 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 01:59 PM
AVS Special Member
 
colombianlove41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,079
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
just subscribing

"How long were you in Mexico?"
" uh...a week, no, no, a day..."
"Well, which is it a week or a day?
"uh...a weekday?"
colombianlove41 is offline  
post #89 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 02:35 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Brian81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
How fast and reliable is Warner Home Video?


I'd be paying $1 less per title buying through them than Amazon with their $15.99 titles. This is using the 25% off coupon code.
Brian81 is offline  
post #90 of 8194 Old 01-18-2008, 02:46 PM
AVS Special Member
 
erkq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 5,519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by colombianlove41 View Post

just subscribing

Just to make sure you know... unlike some other BB's, just posting doesn't subscribe you to the thread. Use the "Thread Tools" menu at the top of the posts.

Mod should remove this after a bit as it's really OT.
erkq is offline  
Reply HD DVD Software

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off