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Old 03-28-2008, 11:54 AM
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Why is I AM LEGEND so cheap?!

Can anybody tell me why the BD disc of I AM LEGEND was released (on Amazon) for $18.95 ... and still is $18.95? I have never seen a BD first release of a movie that was in theaters a couple months ago, released at such a low price ... then stay at that low price.

Can anyone give me a clear explanation of this?

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:55 AM
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No idea. I hope it starts a trend though.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:04 PM
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So the people with both HD DVD and Blu-ray dont buy the HD DVD version because it is cheaper. All the new release HD DVDs were coming out at the basement price for the most part.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:28 PM
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So the people with both HD DVD and Blu-ray dont buy the HD DVD version because it is cheaper. All the new release HD DVDs were coming out at the basement price for the most part.
So why doesn't that apply to all first release BDs? I have not seen any more this low? What is it about this particular movie?
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So the people with both HD DVD and Blu-ray dont buy the HD DVD version because it is cheaper. All the new release HD DVDs were coming out at the basement price for the most part.
Michael Clayton is more expensive on than .
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:34 PM
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Michael Clayton is more expensive on than .
No ... what I'm saying is among BD releases (not HD DVD), I have never seen one released at $18.95 like I AM LEGEND was ... and stay at that low price. It's cheaper than most BDs that were released last year.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:37 PM
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It suckers some of us (aka, me) into blind buying it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:40 PM
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It suckers some of us (aka, me) into blind buying it.
Don't get me wrong ... I'm not complaining. I bought it, too. I had already seen it, though.

And I agree with DrThunderHD ... I hope it does start a trend.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:42 PM
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It was expected to be a big seller, so all of these places were likely buying big volumes so they could put out the best price to get those first week sales.
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It was expected to be a big seller, so all of these places were likely buying big volumes so they could put out the best price to get those first week sales.
Well, it's been out for more than 2 weeks and it's still $18.95 on Amazon ... and $18.87 at Walmart. Although, Best Buy lists it at around $35.
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