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FF:NZ DVD Pricing ... Let battle commence! :)

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Buzz-Bumble, Nov 6, 2002.

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  1. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
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    also, if you're a Real Groovy club member, you get 20 bonus stamps, which is basically a $20 discount anyway.
  2. Norrad_Roff Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2001
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    Whitcoulls has a "20% off Sale" on all DVD and Video titles on Nov 23rd.

    Got a flyer out of my mailbox today and noticed that EPII is pictured.

    I got a Whitcoulls voucher for my b'day in July that I was saving up to get AOTC when it came out, but I don't know whether to wait until then, or get it tomorrow so I can watch it after my Data Comm's and Networking exam on Friday.

    Hmmmmmm. :confused:
  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Unsurprisingly the Parallel Imported LOTR Deluxe collections appear to be Zone 1, which could be an issue for some people (like me, for instance).

  4. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Yep, I've just seen that Whitcoulls 20% off brochure as well - looks like I might be waiting until 23 November to buy mine, unless K-Mart or the Warehouse are lower. :)

    It also says underneath that the 20% off EXCLUDES Lord of the Rings - nyah, nyah!! :p



    If anyone's interested, I saw DVDs for the just released Batman Movie at both Whitcoulls and the Warehouse - that's the movie based on the old TV series, not the newer versions. POW! WHAM! WAP! Holy big screen, Batman! :)
  5. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Just got the Warehouse mailer from the letter box ... AOTC DVD at 39.95, and you can go in the draw to win an XBox console.

  6. damolay Jedi Knight

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    Apr 6, 2002
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    As much as I deisre a DVD player, the forseeable future( ie bank account) wont allow for me to get an Xbox with multizone universal DVD remote, so I say this with my trusty 20 or so year old VHS Player

    LONG LIVE VHS!!!..


    but in all truth, it sux... :(

    DVD has taken over. nuff' said.

    WIth as much sarcasm as can be expressed by 1's & 0'sI say. Wooo cant wait for my VHS copy. At least SW fans can say they 'own' Episode II.

    Yeah, we bought it of Georgie boy didnt we.
  7. purplebabbit Jedi Knight

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    Aug 9, 2002
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    Woohoo!! The day is finally here! I will be rushing down to the stores in nine hours time :) I've watched it so many times on my computer, but now I'll finally be able to see it in all it's glory again :) and the dvd extras! I'll have to start practicing some moves with my MR anakin fx lightsaber :D I'm so excited!

    *so happy*

    :D :D :D

  8. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    Dec 20, 2001
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    YES im going in after school to by my dvd muahahaha and im also going to see if i can reserve a few cutouts
  9. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    Picked up my AOTC DVD this morning on the way from work. $33.95 at Woolworths Glenfield. Does this mean I am the first? It wasn't even on the shelves and one of the women who worked there had to go out the back and unpack it for me

    Interestingly, my LOTR (which is a US parallel import) looks to have better packaging than the NZ release. nothing major ... just that the slipcase etc. seem to be of better quality, stiffer cardboard. Hooray marbecks!

    Lawrence
  10. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    OK, here's a quick run-down on the pricing (so far) for those who haven't already run out and bought their copy ...

    Episode II DVD
    $49.95 Harvey Morons
    ~$39 Dork Smith
    $39.95 The Warehouse **
    $33.95 Countdown / Foodtown / Woolworths supermarkets
    $???? Whitcoulls - 20% off on Saturday, 23 November
    $???? K-Mart
    $???? Blonde & Blonde
    $???? Noel Lemmings
    $???? Video Ezy
    $???? United Video
    $???? ...


    Episode II video
    $24.95 Countdown / Foodtown / Woolworths supermarkets
    $???? Harvey Morons
    $???? Dork Smith
    $???? The Warehouse **
    $???? Whitcoulls - 20% off on Saturday, 23 November
    $???? K-Mart
    $???? Blonde & Blonde
    $???? Noel Lemmings
    $???? Video Ezy
    $???? United Video
    $???? ...

    Hmmm ... not many people/advertisments seem interested in the video. :(

    ** I'm not sure if the Xbox competition is just for the Warehouse buyers or if it's the Christmas Cracker competition that's on various videos and DVDs.
  11. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    that's 'cause video is dead, son ...
  12. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Video tape ain't dead! :p

    VHS tapes will be around for MANY YEARS yet.
  13. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    I might pick up the video tape if it's at a bargain price over the next few months ... I like those 'connection' documentaries, which are only on the tape, apparently.

    I'm just going down to Hunter's Plaza now, so I'll check K-Mart.
  14. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    video will be around for a fair while as a recording option for some time, but I think film distributors are putting more and more effort into DVD releases ... extra stuff, nicer packaging etc. Plus, I have heard that Blockbuster "video" is planning on going entirely DVD in a years time.

    "the past is yours but the future is mine"
  15. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    That's what they said about audio tapes, and yet they still sell those by the ton. ;)


    I just got the Warehouse brochure and the Xbox competition is only if you buy the DVD / video from them - oh, well, the chance to win an Xbox isn't worth the $6 extra cost.

    Here's the updated price list (although it looks like most people here have already got or are abot to get their copy anyway): :)

    Episode II DVD
    $49.95 Harvey Morons
    ~$39 Dork Smith
    $39.99 Noel Lemmings (although their website has it listed twice, once at $39.99 and again at $49.99)
    $39.95 The Warehouse (plus chance to win one of two Xbox consoles)
    $34.85 K-Mart
    $33.95 Countdown / Foodtown / Woolworths supermarkets
    $???? Whitcoulls - 20% off on Saturday, 23 November
    $???? Blonde & Blonde
    $???? Video Ezy
    $???? United Video
    $???? ...


    Episode II video
    $29.99 The Warehouse (plus chance to win one of two Xbox consoles)
    $24.95 Countdown / Foodtown / Woolworths supermarkets
    $24.85(?) K-Mart
    $???? Harvey Morons
    $???? Dork Smith
    $???? Whitcoulls - 20% off on Saturday, 23 November
    $???? Blonde & Blonde
    $???? Noel Lemmings
    $???? Video Ezy
    $???? United Video
    $???? ...

    Edit: updated K-mart (thanks Kitt) and Noel Lemmings prices. :)
  16. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Okay, I picked it up from K-mart - DVD 34.85, (video was 24.85 I think). I could have told them foodtown had it a dollar cheaper, but I decided to just support K-Mart, seeing as they'd great at getting star wars toys.

    I just watched the blooper reel! Hayden Christensen is a total klutz! LOL.

    Unfortunately, I've just been informed that members of the extended family are coming over this afternoon, so I'm going to have to watch as much as I can right now.
  17. purplebabbit Jedi Knight

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    Aug 9, 2002
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    :) yay, I'm so happy:) I ran off to Lynn Mall this morning, and found it at Woolworths (8:50am) - which is open 24hrs, so technically I could have had it at midnight :( but anyway $33.99 is good! I've watched the movie through - compared to my on-line theatrical version - several new shots not in the original release :) I would have loved to have seen the lost twenty or Dooku's two lightsabers in the deleted scenes, but oh well. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

    :)

    *runs off to watch more*

    :D :D :D

  18. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    I love the deleted scenes with Anakin and Padme :D

    and George Lucas reveals Yoda's parentage!!! :eek:
  19. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Whitcoulls = $39.99.

    But I had vouchers from my birthday, so didn't really pay anything. :D

  20. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Okay, just saw an ad on tv ... if you buy or rent AOTC from video ezy, you go in the draw to win a collectable Jango Fett doll.
  21. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    OK, so Whitcoulls is $39.99, so when they have their 20% off sale that'll make it about $8 cheaper = $31.99, that's $2 cheaper than the supermarkets.

    Assuming roughly the same price for the video as the other places, that'll be about $6 cheaper, which means about $1 cheaper than the supermarkets.

    So that means a total saving of $2 + $1 = $3. Now, is a $3 saving worth waiting another week ... hmmmm. ?[face_plain]

    :p
  22. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    Dec 20, 2001
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    Picked mine up from Whitcoulls IT WAS $49




    Have just watched the straight movie cant watch the extras to 8:00 so that means ill be up 2 1:00
  23. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    $49???

    Either you or JP-30 has a typo in their message - or you got scammed. ?[face_plain]
  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    OK. Whitcoulls in ShoreCity mall, Takapuna, has it for $39.99. I still have my receipt.

    The price came up on the till as $49.99, but the checkout lady hit some discount button and it corrected to $39.99 (as the DVD was stickered at $39.99) -> I guess the price is a limited time offer or something.



  25. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
    star 4
    Can't... resist... must... get... DVD... now. [face_shocked]

    I'm off to St Lukes! :D
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