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JEDIpartner
06-02-2004, 01:48 PM
Suncoast: $49.99
FYE: $34.99

post your sale price info here!!!!

El Chuxter
06-02-2004, 03:12 PM
amazon.com: $41.99 (free shipping on orders over $25)

deepdiscountdvd.com: $41.88 (free shipping on all orders; they will also likely undercut Best Buy's advertised price by $0.20-$1.00 the week it comes out)

overstock.com: $40.99 (plus $1.40 shipping)

JEDIpartner
06-03-2004, 11:30 AM
Not sure why Suncoast is so much higher than everyone else considering the information is out there. Strange.

Kidhuman
06-03-2004, 01:03 PM
The closer to the date I think more places will have it for preorder.

Wal-MArt...41.98

El Chuxter
06-03-2004, 01:13 PM
I can guarantee you that, no matter what WM's ad and site say, the stores will be cheaper.

Deoxyribonucleic
06-03-2004, 02:30 PM
Here's one for you...I'm ashamed to say I work here too!

Barnes & Noble in store: $69.99; Ship to home is like $48.98 or something like that. :rolleyes:

GET OUT!

JEDIpartner
06-04-2004, 09:28 AM
Wow!! You're still a buck cheaper than Suncoast!!! I ordered mine from Suncoast because I have all of these little certificates/cards from them that will drop my actual price to like $10. :rolleyes:

Kidhuman
06-04-2004, 12:36 PM
Have any extras JP?

Deoxyribonucleic
06-04-2004, 12:49 PM
Wow!! You're still a buck cheaper than Suncoast!!! I ordered mine from Suncoast because I have all of these little certificates/cards from them that will drop my actual price to like $10. :rolleyes:

Hey, that's totally worth it though! Had I had those coupons/giftcards, I'd do the same. 10 bucks is an excellent price! :)

JEDIpartner
06-04-2004, 04:32 PM
I know... it was a real conundrum for me. I could either a) take advantage of the great pricing at FYE and save the certificates for other releases at Suncoast or b) just blow the certificates on the Suncoast purchase and get (technically) less value for the cards and certificates on that purchase knowing I could have gotten the set for $15 less elsewhere.

OC47150
07-02-2004, 09:21 AM
It's nice to see what some of the prices are. I'm waiting to see what extras are tossed in, like the Wal-Mart AOTC five-set trading cards.

One store (think it's Suncoast) is throwing in the R2 Beneath the Dome DVD in for free.

Suncoast can charge so much because it's Suncoast. I only go there as a last resort.

JEDIpartner
07-02-2004, 09:38 AM
Well... I've got a $25 gift card for Sam Goody/Suncoast on the way from redeeming my Galactic Rewards points. I'll be paying $10 on this now. :)

gsr-jedi
07-05-2004, 05:36 PM
I also want to see what goodies are available from the individual stores before I actually pre-order/buy. Though it's still nice to see some of the prices. I figured it would be similar to the Indiana Jones set retail for $45~$50, and first week sale of ~$40.

Veers
07-14-2004, 09:28 PM
I am going to get mine at Wal Mart.

OC47150
07-22-2004, 03:29 PM
I noticed that Suncoast is tossing in an exclusive lithograph with the trilogy DVD. For the price they're asking, I don't know if it's worth it.

Do they match competitors' prices?

Best Buy is doing the R2 DVD offer.

OC47150
07-31-2004, 10:44 AM
Suncoast is no longer taking reservations for the trilogy that include getting the lithograph. Beside, according to a sales clerk, because of the huge response, there may not be enough lithographs to go around.

Sebulba_Fett
08-17-2004, 01:23 PM
So where do you guys think is the best place to pick up the OT set? I'm looking at not only price but who has the best reservation promotion.

bigbarada
08-17-2004, 02:09 PM
It's a good thing I didn't pre-order this set from the Science Fiction Book Club (I joined it while I was stationed in Korea and now I can't get out!). They're claiming that the set will retail for like $70 and we should be glad that they are offering it for the low, low price of just $60!:rolleyes:

JEDIpartner
08-19-2004, 10:15 AM
Shut up!! That's just seriously insane pricing. Some things are worth waiting for, BB.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2004, 12:16 AM
GameStop is offering a pre-ordering promotion: trade in 3 DVDs and reserve a widescreen copy for $29.99. Between that trade-in offer and two X-Box games I traded for store credit, the Trilogy will only cost me $21.99 plus tax.

OC47150
08-24-2004, 07:49 AM
That's a different sort of arrangement. Hadn't heard of that one before.

El Chuxter
09-14-2004, 03:08 PM
Okay, I need someone to stop by here as soon as Sunday's ads are available and post the prices (and any promotions) for the major stores. I expect Best Buy, Circuit City, Target, Wal-Mart, and even K-Mart will be running major discounts on this set. Based on the prices we've seen already, I'm betting that most stores will carry it for around $39.99 for the first week, which I'm willing to bet is when most of us will be picking it up.

I've looked at the Costco site, and they have it listed for $43.49. Thing is, the online prices rarely match the in-store prices, and they have a policy against advertising their prices, or even giving them out over the phone. It could actually be that high, since they've been less competitive on DVDs lately.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-19-2004, 06:33 PM
I saw a lot of ads with the DVDs in them, but they all said "Hot Price" or "Low Price" and crap like that. That kind of ****es me off, why don't they just tell what it is?

The only good SW thing in today's ads was that K-mart is having 25% off some stuff. Good thing I don't have the cantina set yet, I might get it tomorrow.

JediTricks
09-19-2004, 11:32 PM
I heard they're not allowed to advertise loss-leader prices anymore in print because other stores were getting honked when people tried to price-match these below-profit prices and those other stores complained to the studios about it.

SirSteve
09-20-2004, 12:36 AM
CompUSA - $39.99

plasticfetish
09-20-2004, 06:58 AM
Yep, the CompUSA ad is the only one that I saw with a price on it.

I saw a lot of ads with the DVDs in them, but they all said "Hot Price" or "Low Price" and crap like that. That kind of ****es me off, why don't they just tell what it is?Here's my guess, they're all waiting to see what the other guy does before they announce their price. In most cases, each of the stores probably had to submit their ads a week (?) ago -- in order to give themselves the chance to gauge both public interest and competitor pricing, they've left it open until the last minute.

My bet is that $39.99 will now be the average. We may see it go a little under that... but I'm only guessing (and hoping.) In the long run JabbaJohnL, the whole "no price in the ad" thing works to our advantage.

(And why pre-ordering is silly IMO.)

OC47150
09-20-2004, 08:18 AM
I've bought 6 - 8 figures at Kmart last week. I'm going back to get price adjustments.

Every little bit helps!

scruffziller
09-20-2004, 09:11 AM
FYE: $34.99

That is after you send in the $15 rebate. ;)

JEDIpartner
09-20-2004, 09:54 AM
Yeah... they announce that now! LOL

mrmiller
09-20-2004, 11:08 AM
TRU has a $10 gift card option.. and they Price match. So I'm taking in my CompUSA ad ($40) and will get it for pretty much $30. That's the best deal I've seen so far.


=MATT=

El Chuxter
09-20-2004, 11:41 AM
If you live near a Fry's (and I don't :(), they've got it Tuesday only for $36.99. :eek:

I'd make a trip to Anaheim, but the gas would run more than the difference from CompUSA's price of $39.99.

Lazer Brain
09-20-2004, 11:46 AM
the TRU $10 gift card is only if you use a coupon sent in there G-Magazine mailer, the coupon is in there. the price is 49.99 and you get a $10 gift coupon to use at the store.

later

BanthaPoodoo
09-20-2004, 12:14 PM
From TFN:

Retailer Round Up: The Star Wars Trilogy DVD
Sat, Sep 18, 04 09:17:35 AM EDT

Special thanks to Kenneth Chui from OSWCC for the list!

Amazon.com: $41.49 (before STL discount)
Best Buy: $42.99*
Circuit City: $44.99
Costco: $43.99
Target: Target reportedly shows an ad price of either $44.99 or 45.99 (neither has been confirmed)
Toys "R" Us: $49.99*
Wal-Mart: N/A (as prices vary by store)

Blockbuster Video: $54.99*
Buy.com: $44.95 (free S&H)
Coconuts.com: $49.99 (free S&H)($34.99 after $15 mail-in rebate)
DeepDiscountDVD.com: $41.88 (free S&H)
DVDImport.com: $39.86 (free S&H)
DVDPlanet.com: $44.99 ($1.80 S&H)
DVDSoon.com: $44.96 (free S&H)
FYE: $49.99 ($34.99 after $15 mail-in rebate, but MIR only applies to pre-orders)
Gamestop: $49.99 ($29.99 with trade-in of 3 movies)
Outpost.com: $36.99 ($4.83 Ground shipping) (1 per customer)
Overstock.com: $40.99 ($1.40 S&H)
SamsClub.com: $44.88
The Laser's Edge: $48.99 ($3.00 USPS S&H)
Walmart.com: $41.88 ($5.89 S&H)

Other details:
* Best Buy is offering a free copy of the mockumentary DVD R2-D2 Beneath the Dome with the purchase of the Trilogy (online pre-orders only).
* Best Buy will be offering a 50-page Star Wars Insider magazine for in-store orders.
* Blockbuster Video is offering a deal to buy the Trilogy and seven rentals for $59.
*Toys "R" Us is offering a free $10 gift card w/ purchase.

UPDATE: Jawa01 writes in: Hey guys. I work at Target and right now it's in the system for $49.99. If it's going to be cheaper it won't show in the system until Sunday when the sale prices for the week take effect. On a different note, we are offering a $10 gift card with the purchase of Star Wars Battlefront. So, if you buy Battlefront and the DVD set, get the game first and then have them ring up your DVD set seperatly and use the $10 gift card on it. Hope this helps.

Also Tom R. reports: Just seen COMPUSA ad for S.W. Trilogy on sale for $39.99!

Chuck Mutch writes: Fry's is advertising it for $36.99 Tuesday only. I have had chain stores match the Frye's ad.

Kyle Katarn
09-20-2004, 12:50 PM
I wanted to separate one copy when I went to McAllen but I will go till next month...so I will buy it here in Mexico where it's more expensive.

El Chuxter
09-20-2004, 12:58 PM
I checked the Target website yesterday since the ad said "Hot Price" if you look closely (the $44.99 is for Felicity or some such garbage), and online it was $48.99. Not too hot a price, if you ask me. :)

chrisc
09-20-2004, 05:25 PM
FYE 35.99 after $15 rebate plus free limited edition poster for reserving.

JediTricks
09-20-2004, 09:13 PM
If you live near a Fry's (and I don't :(), they've got it Tuesday only for $36.99. :eek:

I'd make a trip to Anaheim, but the gas would run more than the difference from CompUSA's price of $39.99.
I'd go to the one in Burbank but I know it'll be a madhouse, they'll probably run out before I get there, and it's out of my way tomorrow.

steeltormentor69
09-21-2004, 01:37 AM
It was almost $48 at walmart, I'm going to wait to see if any place has it cheaper tomorrow.

DarthPoop
09-21-2004, 06:34 AM
garamond 3green I think it's pretty sad that Star Wars fans would support such an evil corporation like Walmart to begin with.A company that belittles women in our own country and endorses Third World slavery.blech! I decided to not give my money to the Empire,but rather give it to hard working Jawas,even if I spend one whole more dollar and don't recieve another exclusive free piece of cr#P that is just going to sit around my house and take up space anyways.

Runobot
09-21-2004, 07:18 AM
It was almost $48 at walmart, I'm going to wait to see if any place has it cheaper tomorrow.

I bought mine at Wal-Mart this morning for less than $39. This is in Orlando, FL.

Jedi
09-21-2004, 11:45 AM
I purchased mine this morning outside of Buffalo, NY for $36.83 plus tax. The total came to $39.87. Tough to beat that price!



Jedi Knight

scruffziller
09-21-2004, 12:21 PM
I bought mine at Wal-Mart this morning for less than $39. This is in Orlando, FL.Dern Gernit:frus:

At Wal Mart, mine was $44.87(before tax)!!!! and said "WAS $47.56, you saved $2.95:rolleyes: And I couldn't get my discount since it was ALREADY on sale.....:frus:

The 'Xir
09-21-2004, 01:01 PM
Yeah my local Wal-Mart store had a midnight madness sale for 37.88, plus I bought one of those dvd exclusive tye-in 3-figure sets so my total was like $51.

El Chuxter
09-21-2004, 01:12 PM
My local WM had it for $37.88, and I confirmed with a friend in the OC that his was that price as well.

At that price, I figure even WM has to be taking a loss, so I don't feel bad about getting it there. :)

scruffziller
09-21-2004, 03:26 PM
My local WM had it for $37.88, and I confirmed with a friend in the OC that his was that price as well.

At that price, I figure even WM has to be taking a loss, so I don't feel bad about getting it there. :)
Well with the price I got it at my WM it recollects of how we know(by the corperate standards) our store is hurting so they opted for the higher price.

Reefer Shark
09-21-2004, 06:00 PM
I scored the WS DVD set and Battlefront (Xbox) for $36.99 each at Fry's Burbank.

They had a pallet full of foolscreen just sitting there. Every time they brought out a box of WS, everyone bum-rushed it within minutes the box would be empty.

I went in a group of 4 people, and we all got one (at around 12:00pm).

I just watched a few ANH scenes here at work on my laptop, and the quality looks fantastic! I cant wait to get 'em home and watch it in surround sound! :smoker:

darthdeogg
09-21-2004, 09:35 PM
$42.87 at the Ontario (Mansfield) Ohio Walmart, $45.90 after tax.

And aside from the Hayden-akin ghost scene, worth EVERY penny!

plasticfetish
09-21-2004, 09:59 PM
At that price, I figure even WM has to be taking a loss, so I don't feel bad about getting it there. :)I've a friend who works at a record store getting me one for cost, which he thinks is $35, so yeah... they're not making much at all.

Bugstar2
09-21-2004, 10:05 PM
You cannot go to Toy R Us and get the $10 gift card AND another advertiser's price for the Trilogy. In other words, Comp USA has it for $40 and Toys R Us had it for $50 plus a $10 gift card (NOT to be used on the Trilogy DVD set). I brought my Comp USA advertisement to Toys R Us and they honored it for $40 but would NOT give me the $10 gift card. You can only take 1 offer or the other. I chose the $40 Comp USA price.

aharry
09-21-2004, 10:41 PM
Here's what I got at Target:
SW Battlefront for PS2 $49.99 with a free $10 gift card, so after tax the total was $52.79. They were selling the Trilogy DVD for $44.99, so after tax and gift card, the total for this was $38.14; for a grand total of $90.93. Not too bad of a deal.

scruffziller
09-21-2004, 10:52 PM
They had a pallet full of foolscreen just sitting there. Every time they brought out a box of WS, everyone bum-rushed it within minutes the box would be empty.

Yea!!!!! Take that old TV timers!!! That is fuuuuuuuuunnnny!!!!!!:D

OC47150
09-22-2004, 08:24 AM
That happened to me, too, BugStar. But someone else in my area went to a different, out of the way TRU and got the $10 off and the gift card.

My mom bought a WS set for my brother at WM late in the day and the price was under $40. The same set rang up $44 at midnight.

shortcat
09-22-2004, 01:41 PM
I got mine at Toys R Us, got the gift card, and used it on Galactic Heroes series 2 which they had just got in. I'm satisfied.

JediTricks
09-22-2004, 03:42 PM
I scored the WS DVD set and Battlefront (Xbox) for $36.99 each at Fry's Burbank.

They had a pallet full of foolscreen just sitting there. Every time they brought out a box of WS, everyone bum-rushed it within minutes the box would be empty.

I went in a group of 4 people, and we all got one (at around 12:00pm).

I just watched a few ANH scenes here at work on my laptop, and the quality looks fantastic! I cant wait to get 'em home and watch it in surround sound! :smoker:
Now I'm REALLY glad I didn't end up going there. Especially since I went to WM Duarte and they had the DVDs for $35.88 and NOBODY was mobbing anything (though there was only 1 row of WS and the rest of the display of FS).

BanthaPoodoo
09-23-2004, 10:35 AM
Here are the prices in my area (all before taxes):

Walmart - $47.92
Toys R Us - $59.99
Suncoast Video - $69.99

So I got my dad to get it over at the BX in GA on the Air Force Base for $38.98 with no tax!!! I can't wait!!!

Mandalorian Candidat
09-24-2004, 10:35 AM
I did the CompUSA price match at the WM where I bought my set at midnight. By that time they had lowered the price by a few bucks. It was veeeeery interesting that the only sets left were foolscreen. Not a widescreen in sight. :D

OC47150
09-24-2004, 10:39 AM
At the WM I went to Monday night/Tuesday morning, there was one guy who bought the full screen. I almost pulled him to aside and asked, 'Dude, what are you doing?'

DaveWindu
09-28-2004, 02:39 PM
I found the Tirlogy set at Target for an everyday price of 35.99. They even offered a lucite protected box set, like the re-issue of the original characters, for only 45.99. I know it's an extra ten spot, but for a mint collection it's a great buy!

dr_evazan22
09-29-2004, 12:28 PM
Got mine at midnight at WM for 39.99 + MD's 5% sales tax. Sales tax = poodoo.

chrisc
09-30-2004, 11:19 AM
Did anyone reserve the trilogy and get something with it? I reserved mine at FYE and was supposed to get a free poster. I was nice to the guy a got all three posters. They are the picture on the front of the DVD boxes.

manchi
10-01-2004, 01:03 PM
Toys R Us= $49.99 + $10.00 Gift Card!

GGG

plasticfetish
10-04-2004, 07:24 PM
Well, I ended up buying a set at Wal*Mart for just under $43. My friend who works at a local record store told me that they payed $44 for these things, so that was the lowest price he could get one at. (It was a hassle for him to do it, so I said not to bother. W*M still had a mountain of them.)

So it looks like Wal*Mart is possibly selling them at a loss, or perhaps they're able to get them for far less because of the quantity that they've bought. Hmmm.