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Old 17th October 2011, 02:44 PM
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I really want New York Ripper and my local hmv now no longer have the first release which was 7pound. They only have the fan edition which is 19pound. I stare at it sometimes when I go in there, but feel this is too much for a dvd when the blu ray is the same price.
I know its 10 pound on amazon, and I should buy it from them...but I still keep checking. Like they might drop it in price one day...

Whats the most you would pay for a Shameless title? Or what's the most you have paid for a single dvd. I think besides the early days when dvds were 20pound each, I paid 16pound for Superstition aka the witch...aka one of the best movies ever.
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Old 17th October 2011, 03:07 PM
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I personally wouldn't spend 19 on it, especially when you can get it from Amazon for almost half that. It's really a no-brainer when you can get something a lot cheaper elsewhere.

As for HMV, I refuse to support their greed, which is why I don't buy anything in-store anymore.

When the majority of consumers become more internet-savvy, I hope it encourages HMV to drop their in-store prices to match their online ones; especially when they realise that they don't have any customers left.

I've imported single DVDs at much higher prices than 19 before, but only due to their rarity or OOP status. I'd never spend more than I had to on a DVD.
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Old 17th October 2011, 05:03 PM
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My policy is to set what price I would pay for a film and stick pretty much to that, i.e. the Arrowdrome treble sets are easily worth 25, CH at 15 is the ceiling for DVD and only slightly more for a Blu, the trouble with 19+ DVD's is that you can buy 3 Shameless's for that(for now), and thats before online or shop sales enter into it, and then there's the whole pre-owned thing going on. Back in the days of VHS I used to set aside 40-60 per month for new and pre-owned titles, nowadays more like 60-70 with a bigger proportion pre-owned. But to answer, yes 19 is too much by at least 1/4.
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Old 17th October 2011, 05:17 PM
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I remember the first dvd I ever bought, The Sixth Sense, being 19.99. Happy (but expensive) days.

Utter foolishness to spend that much nowadays . . .
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Old 17th October 2011, 05:17 PM
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Yes. Yes it is.
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Old 17th October 2011, 06:23 PM
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It is for NYR, especially when I'm selling Fulci's Box of Terror which includes the first release for 12 shipped!

Seriously though, it is and it isn't. If it's a title that's available anywhere in plenty of supply then yes, but I've paid higher for more obscure releases or limited pressings and will continue to do so when I have the money to. There seems to be a fair few people who will now buy Blu-Ray only. Yeah, I'd prefer it but I have no qualms paying for a DVD that stands little or no chance of making it to BD, at least for a good few years, if ever.
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Old 17th October 2011, 06:41 PM
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I'm sure you could find a mint used condition copy on either ebay or CEX online for a few quid, that's what I did, managed to get that, Manhattan Baby and the Bronx Warriors for about 7.50 for all 3 and they were in mint condition too. It might be a bit riskier than buying brand new, but I haven't had too many issues doing this.
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I really want New York Ripper and my local hmv now no longer have the first release which was 7pound. They only have the fan edition which is 19pound. I stare at it sometimes when I go in there, but feel this is too much for a dvd when the blu ray is the same price.
I know its 10 pound on amazon, and I should buy it from them...but I still keep checking. Like they might drop it in price one day...

Whats the most you would pay for a Shameless title? Or what's the most you have paid for a single dvd. I think besides the early days when dvds were 20pound each, I paid 16pound for Superstition aka the witch...aka one of the best movies ever.
The prices have dropped through the floor on Ebay. I picked one up yesterday for seven quid delivered!
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The first ever imported DVD release I purchased cost me 17.99 and that was Elite's 'Re-Animator' Millenium Edition.After that I got wise to internet pricing.
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