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Old 02-17-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
zak88lx zak88lx is offline
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Default Blu-ray retail pricing (lack of deals)

Is it just me, or have all Canadian retailers gone with MSRP pricing for new release Blu-ray's?
I was out shopping at a few common retailers (Best Buy, Wal-Mart) and found that almost every new release title was listed at $24.99, and DVD's were priced at $19.99.
And if anything was actually on sale, they never dipped below $19.99!
Even the Costco store had the new releases priced at $24.99.

For whatever reason, I will not pull the trigger at these price points, and I have purchased a lot of Blu-ray titles over the years.
Maybe my memory is fading, but I used to find deals on Blu-ray titles at the retail stores in the past.

I was hoping that the new 4K Ultra HD technology would maybe lower Blu-ray pricing, but it hasn't.

End rant.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:39 PM   #2
ArrestedDevelopment ArrestedDevelopment is offline
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$24.99 CAD has always been the release day pricing as far as I can remember. Even if our dollar was on par with the USD, companies would still be gouging us on the MRSP just because they can.

8-12 months down the road, you'll see pricing dip to the $10-15 range. Just have to be patient and hold out for your price point.
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:42 PM   #3
uther uther is offline
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Originally Posted by ArrestedDevelopment View Post
8-12 months down the road, you'll see pricing dip to the $10-15 range. Just have to be patient and hold out for your price point.
And after that go to the $7.99 to $5 range for the 'mainstream' titles.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:00 PM   #4
acantho acantho is offline
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part and parcel with living in Canada it seems.
if you are lucky and you don't care about slip covers or special edition you can sometimes wait on a major release and it will dip down to $15 or less but it doesn't always happen.

I do tend to grab Well Go releases from Walmart during their release week as they generally range from 14-20 for their blurays which we all know is cheaper than the $25+ for everyone else
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:55 PM   #5
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Unless you are after Shout, Arrow, Kino stuff. They always seem to be a bit high. Used Blu-ray prices are kind of ridiculous too. Especially on Amazon.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:38 AM   #6
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Canada is by no means an economical place to buy new releases.
The mark-up is ridiculous IMHO and I always end up playing the waiting game until they come down in price and that has been as long as a YEAR at times.
If it is truly a special edition, I inevitably end up purchasing from U.K. or Germany as is no friend to Canadian purchasers and the shipping and import fees are randomly generated and can almost equal the purchase price. I suspect it is their way of forcing Canadians to buy from, dunno, just a guess.
This is a difficult and expensive hobby to maintain right now. So, in essence I've resigned myself to waiting for sales, regardless of time it takes. Sad, I know.
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