Where NOT To Buy Blu-ray/HD DVD Movies Part I

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on November 20, 2007 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, HD DVD, Retailers

borders.jpegIn this first installment of “Where NOT To Buy BD/HD DVD Movies”, we take a trip to the local Borders book store. During our visit we discover a few HD titles mixed in with the regular DVDs. What we were really shocked by was the prices being asked for the discs. First up is the HD DVD release of Transformers, for the low price of $39.99 (who would think of buying an HD DVD player if you saw that price?). The other popular new release we found was Spider-man 3, which was on sale for $34.99 down from $43.99.

In the future we will continue to spread the word on places you should avoid like the plague.

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11 Responses to “Where NOT To Buy Blu-ray/HD DVD Movies Part I”

  1. cody on November 20th, 2007 3:59 pm

    Amazon will be the only place I buy HD releases.  Retail sucks.  You can get pretty much every HD title for around 20 bucks.

  2. Tyler Pruitt on November 20th, 2007 4:15 pm

    My only problem with amazon is, since I live in Seattle I have to pay Tax.

  3. Kris on November 20th, 2007 4:21 pm

    Haha I hear ya Tyler, I also am in Seattle and just hate having to pay tax on amazon on every order.  What was great was ordering a player from Valueelectronics and not having to pay tax there. And our WA sales tax is absolutely outrageous!

  4. paulw on November 20th, 2007 5:14 pm

    Kris. Define outragouse.. Would it be worse that our 12.5% GST??

  5. Kris on November 20th, 2007 5:39 pm

    Wow, no, where is that? I believe ours is 8.8%

  6. Ryan on November 20th, 2007 9:21 pm

    I buy most of mine from Best Buy, but have stepped back into shopping @ amazon recently. I enjoy their larger selection most of all. They have movies I didn’t even know were out on HD DVD. Scent of a Woman for example, found that one the other day!

  7. tom vinelli on November 21st, 2007 9:27 am

    yeh i checked borders also.
    the store i hit was in nh and man the prices were nuts
    noting new for borders,they did have alot of titles in both formats,but man they got to get real.
    thinking about it everything is pricey at borders

  8. DS2 on November 21st, 2007 10:45 am

    Two words: Deep Discount
    Most titles are 19.95, and they feature free shipping.  They’re in the Chicagoland area, which works great for someone like me in Madison WI.  No tax, free shipping, and my order arrives in just a few days since I’m so close.
    Right now they have their 20% off sale, which runs thru the 25th.

  9. Ryan on November 28th, 2007 6:49 pm

    Ha, go ahead and add Suncoast in the malls to this list. Many titles priced @ $39.98 and box sets actually selling for over $100. Rediculous, but I guess people are buying them? The did have a few really good prices ($14-16) this past weekend for the post-thanksgiving holiday shoppers, on about 10 titles.

  10. Christopher on December 1st, 2007 10:45 pm

    The best thing to do is check the price on every Blu-Ray/HD-DVD you potentially buy at .  I used their free service for years and it’s hard to beat.  It’s simply a price search engine, so you don’t buy from them, but they will tell you who has the best deal including shipping.

  11. Pegasus33 on August 31st, 2009 5:23 am

    Avoid Walmart, they told me I was buying a HD-DVD and it turned out to be a SD-DVD! (must read packaging next time!:-)

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