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Post by Hello Doris! » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:45 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6386153.stm

Cheap dvd's a go go at Zavvi!!! Yes it's finally confirmed!

Not that I need an excuse to buy stuff.
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Post by Satans Puppy » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:05 pm

Tis a shame since Zavvi were kinda forcing GAME and HMV to compete with their prices... :(

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Post by streetrw » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:13 pm

Satans Puppy wrote:Tis a shame since Zavvi were kinda forcing GAME and HMV to compete with their prices... :(
When they released the expanded INDIANA JONES soundtrack boxset last month, I went into both Zavvi and HMV's West End shops to get prices. When I informed the youth in Zavvi that HMV's price was considerably lower, I was told "we don't price-match".

Money can't buy THAT kind of business acumen....

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Post by Satans Puppy » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:08 pm

streetrw wrote:
Satans Puppy wrote:Tis a shame since Zavvi were kinda forcing GAME and HMV to compete with their prices... :(
When they released the expanded INDIANA JONES soundtrack boxset last month, I went into both Zavvi and HMV's West End shops to get prices. When I informed the youth in Zavvi that HMV's price was considerably lower, I was told "we don't price-match".

Money can't buy THAT kind of business acumen....
Works both ways though.. Dead Space on the 360 was 35 quid on a HUGE ad board outside zavvi, went into game next door and they were 10 dearer and got the same price match response :( Although my Zavvi price matched :D

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Post by krispyg » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:57 am

It is a shame as I get discount at Zavvi

I think the writing has been on the wall for many music retailers for some time, maybe down to illegal downloads, online gaming etc who knows. And I think supermarkets selling games, dvds and cd's can not have helped.

We lost a classic last year in Music Zone, that was an awesome shop, always had good prices for things but still it went under. So much seems to be going on online sales but if the consumer get's a better deal and is not requiring the item straight away then that's where they will take their business.

One thing that does surprise me is that we have not heard about cinemas struggling, yes people will go but if you have less to spend then I would have thought nights out at the cinema would be something people would cut back on. Or maybe we have not heard about it just yet.

I would not like to see the end of any music/film retailer, nothing beats wandering round contemplating what to buy, thinking of another film to get so you can buy the 5 for £30 off that they have on. Buying online has it's pluses but I still like to buy from a shop.

I don't like to think that supermarkets are a good place to buy your music and films, yes you can get stuff that's new or in the chart but not much outside of that. But then when you get Morrisons selling chart albums at £7 most people will take their custom there.

I think 2009 will be quite interesting

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Post by Grindhouse » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:47 pm

any bargains anywhere post them here.
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Post by streetrw » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:19 pm

Picked a few up today - THEM, CAPE FEAR (Scorsese), THE ORPHANAGE and WRONG TURN 2.

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Post by Team Banzai » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:42 pm

checked out zavvi.. lots of cheap stuff

got assassination of jesse james double for 3.99 (as i haven't seen it yet)

eagle versus shark for 5.99 (as i LOVE the flight of the conchords and missed this also)

and the complete spaced triple set with loads of extras for 7.99

no blu rays in the sale..boo!

checked out the dying woolworths... nothing just still over-priced dvds which are much cheaper elsewhere and zero BR's - shelfs were cleared.

hmv looked ok as well but again no br's - and there's no point in picking up iron man for 8 quid on the regular format.

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Post by Melvin Junko » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:29 pm

from santa:

child's play
child's play 2
child's play 3
bride of chucky
seed of chucky
friday the 13th boxset
jason goes to hell
killing spree
chopping mall
the wire season 4 and 5
and mama mia for Rach

and with money I got from Santa I got some stuff from amazon:
Once upon a time in China
Once upon a time in China 2
Once upon a time in China 3
Dead or alive 2
Dead or alive 3
Zombie strippers
Brain damage
Downfall
Lifeforce
Maniac
Hollywood chainsaw hook
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Post by dangerous_jamie » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:04 am

Crimbo was dvd kind to me too:

A new copy of Surf Nazis Must Die as my old one gave up the ghost.
Dead Set
Sgt Kabukiman NYPD
1990: Bronx Warriors
Bronx Warriors 2
Hollywood Chainsaw Hooker Spec Ed
Body Melt
Ghoul School
Strange Behaviour
Flight Of The Living Dead
The Unnamable/The Unnamable Returns
Doomsday
Night Of The Living Dorks
The Blob
Inseminoid
Faster Pussycat... Kill! Kill!
Snakes On A Train

Aaaand
Newsies, the Christian Bale musical singalong with ridiculous, over the top NOO YOIK accents. Excellent.
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Post by dangerous_jamie » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:06 am

Also, Hannah pre-ordered Bad Biology for me!

Roll on, Feb!
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Post by orlovsky » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:35 am

dangerous_jamie wrote: Sgt Kabukiman NYPD
WOOOOO! I love that film!
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Post by Vampirella » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:37 pm

Got Mum and Dad on play 8)
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Post by Melvin Junko » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:22 pm

spend a 10 quid hmv voucher on:

Halloween ressurection (not expecting anything from this but just wanted to complete the collection)
The fly 1 and 2

edit: went to hmv again and got

plannet terror 2 disc edition

cloverfield
for a tenner,

Rach got some stuff from amazon:

The fast show ultimate collection 7 disc set

Peep show season 1 - 5
30 quid for the two of them. Sweet!
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Post by Melvin Junko » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:48 pm

just ordered Full metal yakuza from amazon to add to my Takashi Miike collection
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