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I was gonna get it today until I saw the price smile.gif! Its $39.99, with an FYI "discounted" price of $33.99 smile.gif! Even the discounted price is too high for an 87 minute movie. I'll have to look around some before I get that. Escape From Planet Earth was cheaper AND with a 1.81 aspect ratio, so I'll go with that. I'll check Walmart to sed if its cheaper there.
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That's a crazy price. Amazon has it at $22.99, and there are some retailers selling it for even less.
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That's a crazy price. Amazon has it at $22.99, and there are some retailers selling it for even less.

After you add shipping it will be around $28. Ths is borderline acceptable to me.

I buy 3D movies at local B&M stores during the first week of release when they are priced around $25 or $26. Any price above that and they can keep the movie. I had planned on purchasing H&G and OZ, but they have exceeded my threshold on these movies. I don't want to be cheap about it, but $32 for a move is BS. It's not that I can't afford the the price, but $30 or more for a movie is nothing more than the studio testing the market to see how much they can charge. Instead of paying $25 I'll wait and buy the movie on sale for $20 in the near future.

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Who pays shipping from Amazon anymore? Orders from $25 and up ship for free, and if you have a Prime membership, you get 2nd day shipping for free, even on large items such as TVs. Add to that the lack of sales tax (at least in my state) and there is no way I am paying SRP at some mall store.
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Who pays shipping from Amazon anymore? Orders from $25 and up ship for free, and if you have a Prime membership, you get 2nd day shipping for free, even on large items such as TVs. Add to that the lack of sales tax (at least in my state) and there is no way I am paying SRP at some mall store.

Exactly! I sure won't pay Amazon shipping, I simply buy elsewhere. I won't buy extra stuff I don't want to get free shipping and I sure as hell won't pend $79 a year to become a member. I won't pay SRP either, I'll simply do without until the movie is offered at a reasonable price locally or at an online retailer with free shipping. I just ordered life of Pi from bestbuy for $20 and shipping was free.

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It would seems since most new releases are going to be $25 anyway, you'd get free shipping and save the sales tax, as well as gas, time and trouble. To each his own, though, I know people who will drive all over town to get price matches on stuff they already bought so they can get $1.42 back. wink.gif

The Prime thing works if you buy enough from Amazon to justify it; $79 a year for some is far cheaper than paying sales tax and postage on orders over the course of a year, plus the fact that you get unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows as parts of the deal. The selection isn't as good as Netflix yet, but it is getting better. But if you only buy a couple of things a year, then not so much.
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Walmart had the super-discounted price of 29.XX, so I got it smile.gif.

I really liked it in the theater. They didn't endear themselves to the domestic violence advocacy; there is some serious beatdowns put on the chicks smile.gif. They couldn't beat the witches with a counter spell or relic? They had to literally BEAT them smile.gif? But the movie has some good 3D scenes of chunks if flesh flying out.

Next week is one that I REALLY enjoyed in the theater, Jack The Giant Slayer! Slow first half hour, then it really picks up, concluding in a massive castle siege. One of the giants has a second head that makes some hillarious facial exprsssions biggrin.gif! This needed to be in 1.81:1, but oh well.
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It would seems since most new releases are going to be $25 anyway, you'd get free shipping and save the sales tax, as well as gas, time and trouble. To each his own, though, I know people who will drive all over town to get price matches on stuff they already bought so they can get $1.42 back. wink.gif

The Prime thing works if you buy enough from Amazon to justify it; $79 a year for some is far cheaper than paying sales tax and postage on orders over the course of a year, plus the fact that you get unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows as parts of the deal. The selection isn't as good as Netflix yet, but it is getting better. But if you only buy a couple of things a year, then not so much.

Excellent points. For me, every time I want to buy an Amazon item it is priced a buck or 2 under $25 rolleyes.gif) What a coincidence. I'm not really opposed to sales tax. I know what you mean about driving all over town, I get a chuckle when some bozo changes ISP's, TV providers or phone service every time a competing provider offers a "DEAL" for 12 months. To each is own is great for the Prime thing, but I don't buy memberships in clubs that extend the privilege of huge discounts when I buy a case of hot sauce either. All you need to do is buy 30 cases of hot sauce and you break even on the membership fee.

I wanted to buy H&G and Oz. I'm not willing to pay $33 for Oz or $29 for H&G. I have no problem waiting until a reasonable price becomes available. As odd as it may be, I have no problem spending $100 on a bottle of tequila, but won't spend $30 on 3D movie.

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It would seems since most new releases are going to be $25 anyway, you'd get free shipping and save the sales tax, as well as gas, time and trouble. To each his own, though, I know people who will drive all over town to get price matches on stuff they already bought so they can get $1.42 back. wink.gif

The Prime thing works if you buy enough from Amazon to justify it; $79 a year for some is far cheaper than paying sales tax and postage on orders over the course of a year, plus the fact that you get unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows as parts of the deal. The selection isn't as good as Netflix yet, but it is getting better. But if you only buy a couple of things a year, then not so much.


+1 If you take advantage of what it offers, Amazon prime is a great deal!
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Down to 26.99 now on amazon, but I will wait until the $20 sweet point. I really enjoyed this movie in the theater, saw it in real 3D. It was a mindless adventure movie to me, but walked out of the theater wanting to own it because of the quality of the 3D. Was very well done in my opinion.

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