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    Random Poll: Just how big is big momma?


    a) Big momma is so big, she can get group insurance rates.
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    RandallB
    Lackey

    Posts: 1
    From:cleveland, ohio, usa
    Registered: May 2000

    posted 05-10-2000 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RandallB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    Hi there
    I've gotten my dvd player and several movies at mobshop.com. I really wanna recommend it to others because the more people who buy there, the cheaper theprices get. Like the Matrix is down to $14.95. here's the link:
    http://www.mobshop.com/cycles?cycle_id=261050
    adios amigos

    Edge
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    From:Sunnyvale, CA
    Registered: Dec 99

    posted 05-10-2000 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Edge   Click Here to Email Edge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    Is there a cut-off to how low they can take a price on something there... just curious, I haven't visited the site yet.

    - mf

    J Higgins
    Lackey

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    posted 05-17-2000 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Higgins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    I suppose there are many excellent sites for DVD collectors. Personally, I do my information shopping at Ken Crane's because they tend to have very complete and accurate info (such as bonus contents, anamorphic transfers, etc.).

    Unfortunately for Ken, I tend to actually plunk down my money and order from Reel.com or Buy.com, as they tend to have better prices (especially Buy.com). Reel has a nice search engine and recommendations database, keeps its upcoming new release lists up to date, ships promptly, and has a daily trivia game to get you some store credits.

    Buy.com is a price-only kind of site: You order there for price, not because of any stellar site features. Their selection is smaller than Reel's, and they don't get the new release data up as fast either. As far as special deals go, if you open an E*Trade account, you get a $100 store credit. Nice.


    Lito
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    From:Conway, AR USA
    Registered: May 2000

    posted 05-19-2000 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lito   Click Here to Email Lito     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    Edge,

    Of course there is no limit to how cheap one can get DVDs on line, as many who particpated in the Reel coupon/Brands for Less frenzy last fall can attest. I was getting discs for somewhere in the $4 range for awhile. It was ridiculous and couldn't last forever. But my bank account sure appreciated it.

    But working in retail I have seen quite a few changes come up of late on pricing strategies, especially in MAP pricing. Because high-transaction stores like Best Buy were marking CDs especially at extremely low levels (in order to drive traffic which would facilitate the spending of money on high dollar items), distributors started setting a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) which would set a minimum amount that folks could charge for the product. However, these large volume stores continually ignored this MAP, even selling below cost. Some lawsuits were started by other retailers, but I have heard recently that they were unsuccessful. In fact, MAP pricing will be discontinued, letting retailers (and e-tailers) charge whatever they want for product. This definitely will see some repurcussions in the marketplace, with some retailers (Best Buy, Circuit City) charging less and less. I saw an add that Circuit City was selling Sixth Sense last week for something like 15.99, which is about $2 below cost.

    It seems as though e-tailers will have to dig lower and lower (especially on A-list titles) in order to attract business. All of which bodes well for us.

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