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Old 08-01-2007, 12:27 PM
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So I decided to get 300 on BD instead of HD DVD due to the audio capability of my hd dvd player, and the fact that I don't watch extras and supplements.

I spent 2 hours going to 4 different stores only to realize that in my entire town of 45k people there were 8 copies delivered to my town. Un-F'ing-believable. I went home all dejected and decided I would order from my retail savior, Amazon. Guess what? Sold out until the 7th. I haven't bought a high def movie yet and of course the first one I go to buy I can't get.

It brought the lack of HD support in major retailers to the forefront of my mind. No wonder HD isn't catching on. At my walmart they have 1 BD player and no HD DVD players. they have half of one part of a rack for both BD and HD DVD and they aren't organized or advertised.

Sorry. Just needed to vent.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:28 PM
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I see you play viva pinata, mb we can trade some if that'll make you feel better
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:31 PM
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I completely agree. At least every other week I try to buy a movie on HD or Blu-ray at some store only to find they don't have it.

Sometimes BestBuy's website will say they have a movie and I'll go in and they don't have it. You'd think stores would want to make an extra $5-10 over the similar DVD.

I can easily say local stores have lost a couple hundred bucks from me because they don't get the movies I want.

Amazon FTW!
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:05 PM
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Yep, God Bless Amazon. I don't have to sell my soul and moraltiy to Walmart to get a cheap BD disk.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:07 PM
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amazon's back in stock now.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:37 PM
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what i do since wal-mart is always cheaper but never has anything in stock i print out the online add and price match it at Best Buy got 300 for $23 on tuesday
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:43 PM
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So I decided to get 300 on BD instead of HD DVD due to the audio capability of my hd dvd player, and the fact that I don't watch extras and supplements.

I spent 2 hours going to 4 different stores only to realize that in my entire town of 45k people there were 8 copies delivered to my town. Un-F'ing-believable. I went home all dejected and decided I would order from my retail savior, Amazon. Guess what? Sold out until the 7th. I haven't bought a high def movie yet and of course the first one I go to buy I can't get.

It brought the lack of HD support in major retailers to the forefront of my mind. No wonder HD isn't catching on. At my walmart they have 1 BD player and no HD DVD players. they have half of one part of a rack for both BD and HD DVD and they aren't organized or advertised.

Sorry. Just needed to vent.
Feel sorry for you.

I have 2 walmarts, 2 best buys, 2 circuit citys, and a fry's all within a 10 mile radius.

Fry's has a huge inventory and alwasy has hd dvd and blu-ray day one.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:23 PM
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yeah, yesterday i went to my local taget at about 11:00 and they were out of the blu-ray, i was tempted to get the HD-DVD version, but decided not to. I then went to the one in the next town over, and they had a fresh, full stock of them.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:17 PM
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Don't get me started on how my two local Blockbusters will not support blu-ray even though there will be 1700 stores across the nation that will.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:27 PM
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Hmm...
I've got about 50,000 in my town. I walked into Target at 10 am on Tuesday and picked it up off the shelf. They had the HD-DVD version too. Plenty of copies.
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