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Weekly RoundUp 10-23-2018

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Jake Lipson

    Jake Lipson Producer

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    It is, and I also think it's much better than the original. Ol Parker, who wrote and directed this one, actually knows how to make a movie, and he's more ambitious and better-suited to making it cinematic than Phyllida Lloyd was on the original.

    I also wanted to note that Amazon has dropped the price on the 10th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of the original film to $6.99. That means if you're looking to purchase both, it's actually currently cheaper to buy them separately than in the 2-movie collection that is being released tomorrow (which Amazon has for $29.99.)
     
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  2. Wayne_j

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    I'm going to the Albany Best Buy tomorrow. I will let you know if I see it.
     
  3. Jason_V

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    Mike...I cancelled my Amazon order this morning since it was still stuck in No Man's Land. Per BB.com, every store in my area has "few in stock." I'll scout the store tonight when I pick mine up to see how many might be laying around on a shelf...or not.
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    Has ANYONE received a notice from Amazon that Celebrating Mickey is on its way??

    Thanks, Wayne. Depending upon your report, I will be near there tomorrow afternoon after a doctor appointment.
     
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    One of my Walmarts -- luckily the one I was closest to today after my Flu shot had 3 copies Celebrating Mickey BD on the shelf (exactly what Brickseek said).
    The nurse didn't have a sucker and I figured it was better for me than a free Ice Cream Cone -- I only whimpered a little and never really cried at all and didn't bite her even a little this year.

    It appears a bunch of the Albany area WM have in stock and priced $14.96 in store
    http://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker?sku=898217947
     
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  6. Mike Frezon

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    I'll be stopping at my local W-M tonight then, David. I'm going to be right near one! :D

    Many thanks!

    And save $3 in the process.!

    By the way, I DID chat with an Amazon rep today. This is going to shock you all...but I got nowhere asking why they don't have any when other retailers around me do.
     
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    No copies at the Albany Best Buy or the nearby Target even though Target actually ran a commercial for it while I was there.
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    Thanks, Wayne. I'll report back if I get to Wal-Mart in East Greenbush. I'm planning on it as of now.
     
  9. Jake Lipson

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    Did they at least give you something to apologize? Prime extension or anything?
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    Nope.

    Just an offer to "monitor the situation" and let me know when it becomes available. I have heard this offer many times. And they NEVER follow through on it. But, of course, their software automatically will let me know that the product is available and ships. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jake Lipson

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    That offer suggests that you wouldn't just go get it from another source. Amazon deserves no loyalty if they're not stocking items you want to have.
     
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    Mike: the BB I went into for Celebrating Mickey had three on the shelf I could find.
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    Price, Jason?

    Well, it SHOULD have been there. They've got a spot for it:

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    It looked like this particular store was doing an extensive remodeling of the store. The media section was shrunk--by quite a lot...while it looked like the electronics section is going to take over more of that space. There were TONS of TVs in the store for sale.

    I'll either try another Wal-Mart or look at a Target tomorrow.
     
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    Site to store?
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Celebrating-Mickey-Blu-ray-DVD-Digital-Copy/898217947
     
  15. Mike Frezon

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    That link shows it as "In Stock" in the store I went to tonight, Howie! :laugh:

    I'm sure it won't be hard for me to find one sometime soon...eventually.

    It's odd. That link indicates it's in-stock, but if I want to "pre-order" it tonight at walmart.com it would ship on October 30th (with free two-day shipping) and arrive November 1st. It makes the head spin.
     
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    17.99. Same as the online price.
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    That's two strikes against that purchase @ BB for me.

    It's $3 cheaper at WalMart and Wayne has already reported that my one and only BB didn't have any in stock today.
     
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    The East Greenbush store might still have their copies on a pallet somewhere, waiting to unpack until they know where to put it.

    Both the Glenmont Walmart and the Crossgates Commons Walmart are supposed to have four copies in stock.
     
  19. Mike Frezon

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    They should ask me. I found the spot where it's supposed to be shelved! :laugh:
     
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    Not this item -- but a couple weeks ago on the release date for the A Star is Born soundtrack, I went into my Target looking for it in the middle of the afternoon, by which time they should have had it out. It turns out that all of their copies were in the back stockroom and no one had put them out in the store, so you had to ask for it. AND it was a Target exclusive version of the CD which they paid to have (the exclusive is a foldout poster on the back of the booklet, not extra music, but still.) They paid to get an exclusive on what is essentially a new Lady Gaga album and didn't bother to put it out. But they had it. You just had to ask to get it.
     

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