questionsdoes anyone really pay 25$ to 40$ for new blu-ray…

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I do sometimes, but not usually more than the $24 price point. I only buy stuff like that that I "need" to have right now.

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No Way... Wait for the sales...

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Of course they do, that is why they list them at those absurd prices. I was in sams club yesterday and watched a guy pick up two carpy new blu rays and put them in his cart. They were like 29.99 a piece. I just snickered and went about my own business.

A sucker is born every minute

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I remember some places charging up to $100 for new releases on VHS back in the day. And some people paid it. My step-dad had to have The Hunt for Red October on the release day and man did he pay for it at Blockbuster.

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All VHS releases were $99 back then.

I have paid up to $26 for a newly released BD, although that was a couple years back. Now you can generally find them for $20 or less immediately. And older titles will be much cheaper, of course.

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Not only do I know people who buy new movies at those prices, I know a couple of people who will actually buy a movie, then without fail, every single time, get annoyed when a new version comes out, rush to sell off their old versions (of course, for 1/5 of what they paid) so they can run out and yet again pay $25+ for the same movie they owned.....just because there's 1 extra special feature.

(yes, I've bought movies off of them for that 1/5 price)

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I've only done it three times (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Tron: Legacy, and Harry Potter 7 Part 1, at $25 each) and frankly, I didn't really mind. I wouldn't do it for every movie out there, but there are some that are worth the cost, especially with the stuff some of them come with.

And I say this as someone who generally doesn't buy DVDs until they're marked down to $10 or less.

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I bought Alice In Wonderland for $30, but it was for my sister's birthday the same week.

On the rare occasion I buy movies soon after release, I get them from Amazon. They're almost always at least $5 cheaper than retail - Walmart or Target, not the insane Best Buy or FYE prices.

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Sometimes. 20, 25 is usually my cap, but if it's a big special edition (such as Watchmen: Ultimate Cut) that has many, many discs, then I'd pay more. But that's a special case. Generally I wouldn't pay that much for TV seasons either, I'll either get it the week it comes out for $20, or wait for a sale

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@eojoob: VHS is retro now. Ultra awesome. Rockin' a DVD/VHS combo downstairs. (next to our house's new Vizio BluRay with Internets)

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Somebody must be.

You can fool some of the people all of the time.

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Why not I mean a movie ticket cost anywhere from $10 to $25 dollars per person. And ppl flock to the movies. So is buying a blu ray movie for $30 buck,s that everyone can watch as many times as they want, that u can pause and play whenever, Soooooo ridiculous????

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Hell no. I refuse to pay more than $20 for one, tops. I don't care if it comes with 100 copies of the movie on every other format, I just want the BD disk.
I don't pay more than $9 to see a 3D movie in theaters.

I did break down and bought the Collector's Edition of Tron because I had the $5 coupon and they are hard to find.

My step-dad did tell me he paid over $100 for a copy of "Top Gun" when it came out on VHS. I looked at him and laughed.

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@wickedd365: "My step-dad did tell me he paid over $100 for a copy of "Top Gun" when it came out on VHS. I looked at him and laughed."

Adding insult to injury is fun.

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Yeah, people do.

But we NEED those people. Those people are what allow people like me - who won't pay more than $9.99 for a new BRD - to get a new BRD for $8.99 :D

Really we probably don't. REALLY, if everybody refused to pay more than $12.99 for a blu-ray, people like you and I could probably pick 'em up at the 99¢ store.

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@dakid885: 25$ a person!!? What theaters do you go to??

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@spicyflavor: $25 does sound a bit steep, but I know some tickets are more than $15/person.
EXAMPLE: At AMC theaters in the St. Louis area, 3D IMAX tickets are $16 each.

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No. The newer the Blu-ray and the more popular the film the easier it is to find a Blu-ray quality MKV the same day the Blu-ray is released. Scene productions are nearly indistinguishable from Blu-ray disc.

IMHO, your $25 is much better spent on gas to an IMAX theater, tickets, popcorn, etc. There you can see the movie in a resolution far exceeding that of Blu-ray with the soundtrack played on a sound system that cannot be replicated at home. The whole idea of film "ownership" is breaking down. When you "buy" a 1080p movie from Vudu, you are merely purchasing a license to view it as often as you want as long as Vudu stays in business and retained the film in its catalog. And you pay dearly for that minimal license.

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I paid $125 for Avatar 3d on Ebay. Say what you will but I have never seen a movie that looked as amazing as it does, and 3d makes even better.