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20th February 2006 2:12  #1

degina2009 Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 26
Can someone tell me
why retailers release a 1-disk version of a movie for like 28 bucks and then release a 2 disk for 30 bucks? that makes no sense.

20th February 2006 5:34  #2

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Sure it does...in many cases they get a double dip out of the die hards (fools to be exact) like me. Although I never pay MSRP.

20th February 2006 6:03  #3

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
So they can buy bigger houses and more expensive cars.

20th February 2006 15:43  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Aaron, I think what he is asking is why they release it at the same time (not necessarily double dipping in the future.)  It really doesn't make a lot of sense, but the retail prices have a bigger delta than the MSRP.

20th February 2006 15:48  #5

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Walk The Line is $10 difference between the two versions, and only very few extras on top of those already on offer in the one disc. Explain that??  

20th February 2006 16:33  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Mark Lim wrote: Walk The Line is $10 difference between the two versions, and only very few extras on top of those already on offer in the one disc. Explain that??  Because the single-disc art sucks compared to the 2-disc art.

20th February 2006 17:59  #7

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
The reason whu is that when a new movie like "Walk the Line" comes out Wal*mart Circuit City sell them at a loss. Walk Line wholesale price for the single disc editon is about $18.50. They sell them anywhere between $14.99-$16.99.  That is a loss. However they regain there profect from 2-disc set. They only  mark them down 20% below MSRP. Please keep in mind the sudios know most people prefer just the movie and do not want the extras.  That is why there is dual release at the same time! This "dual release" will get more rapid as time goes by.  The DVD shelf space at stores is limited this also explains  another reason for the dual releases.

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