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Old 03-06-2007, 07:10 PM
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Default How do ebay sellers sell movies before release dates?

Like, I just bought Casino Royale.

I just got the confirmation it shipped the other day, and should be here in another day, two tops.

So how do they get them early? Granted this is the first one I have ever bought off of there, but I see other sellers with presales (I know they dont ship till release date) and copies in hand.

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Usually ebay descriptions will say that they are a preorder and will ship as soon as the seller has the item. Is it really such a big deal though? Best Buy and Hastings, at least in my area, are notorious for putting stuff on the shelves the moment it comes in. I've picked up a handful of DVD's weeks early, a full month being the earliest on one.
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Old 03-06-2007, 07:35 PM
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As someone who used to be in the video rental industry, even though it was 15 years ago with VHS and laserdisc, I'm sure it's basically the same as now. Generally, we would get the new releases about a week in advance of when they would be released. We could not display, rent, nor sell them. They would come in early so you could get them ready for whatever you'ld be doing with them...sell, rent, etc. And we complain about the prices now ! Back then first run, top blockbusters SOLD for $99.00 Yes, that's $99. for a VHS video tape And I always had lots of customers who paid the $99.00. No 5.1 surround sound, DD, DTS. Maybe just Dolby surround...no 5.1 otherwise just stereo or mono. Not to mention the horrible look of VHS. But that was wayyyy back then...today is wayyyyy better obviously, but 15 years in the future....the BD and HD dvd's may be considered horrible.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:13 PM
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The real question is how can you buy blu ray discs off ebay sellers so cheap? Where do they get these from and are able to let them go so cheap? I have gotten all of my discs on ebay below $20 a piece...and we are talking the Descents, F4, Saw 3, and more!
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Companies usually ship out new releases, and retailors get them at least a week before they are actually released. It's no different here.
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The real question is how can you buy blu ray discs off ebay sellers so cheap? Where do they get these from and are able to let them go so cheap? I have gotten all of my discs on ebay below $20 a piece...and we are talking the Descents, F4, Saw 3, and more!
I agree. I've secured my deal with a VERY large distributor, and I've seen prices on ebay lower than my cost. It all honesty, I think at least 50% of them may be hot.www.hdaddicts.com
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Well thankfully they all been legit but you can't beat getting saw 3 for $13 shipped!
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