Dreamgirls (2 Disc) (HD-DVD) £3.99 @ HMV + 7% Quidco - HotUKDeals
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#1
Hot price, But didn't like the movie though... boring
#2
Good price for a HD movie, got 6.6 out of 10 on IMDB so definitely worth a punt at 4 quid.

Hot!
#3
think i;'ll wait till this is £2.99
#4
HMV are going to be paying us to take their HD DVDs soon.
#5
pjcorrigan
HMV are going to be paying us to take their HD DVDs soon.



Sure will, and I probably already have more in stock on my shelves than my local HMV store in HD DVDS as it is :thumbsup:
#6
cicobuff
Sure will, and I probably already have more in stock on my shelves than my local HMV store in HD DVDS as it is :thumbsup:


Ditto, i've only watched about 3 of them as well :?
#7
pjcorrigan
HMV are going to be paying us to take their HD DVDs soon.
I don't understand how (if) they make any money on these at all. On a standard HD DVD at £2.99 I get 10% student discount then a further 7% Quidco and it's free postage, so £2.99 - 10% = £2.69 - 7% = £2.51! :thumbsup:. They can't possibly be making any profit after they take off the postage, credit card fees and original wholesale cost etc?.
#8
Tony Harrison
I don't understand how (if) they make any money on these at all. On a standard HD DVD at £2.99 I get 10% student discount then a further 7% Quidco and it's free postage, so £2.99 - 10% = £2.69 - 7% = £2.51! :thumbsup:. They can't possibly be making any profit after they take off the postage, credit card fees and original wholesale cost etc?.


It's basically warehouse clearances now, it looks like they're just trying to recover cost on them.
#9
I know but even still, some of the titles I've bought at that price retailed at over £25. The cost to them at the time I'd imagine would have been more than £2.51 per disc even buying in the massive quantities they no doubt do.
#10
Yeah they gotta be making a loss. If they cost less than £2.50 then the future is cheap and poorly constructed!
#11
Tony Harrison
I know but even still, some of the titles I've bought at that price retailed at over £25. The cost to them at the time I'd imagine would have been more than £2.51 per disc even buying in the massive quantities they no doubt do.



Yeah its crazy, a couple of weeks ago with that HMV £2 off voucher multiple use thingy, went wild, ordered amongst a boat load of other HD DVD, for the wife the harry plopper movies, all worked out at £1.49 each less quidco....anyway, one was faulty, chip in the centre spindle, sent it back freepost, and had another arrive today.....it must have cost them more in postage than the £1.49 that it was worth posting out twice from Guernsey and a freepost returns address....madness!
#12
Tony Harrison
I know but even still, some of the titles I've bought at that price retailed at over £25. The cost to them at the time I'd imagine would have been more than £2.51 per disc even buying in the massive quantities they no doubt do.


I think you need to consider that the main selling point of HD-DVD manufacturing was that changes to the process were minimal. Therefore the cost of churning out 2 HD-DVDs is more or less the same as 2 DVDs. I'm sure that HMV weren't buying them in at this price so it must be a loss making venture for them. Still, shouldn't complain!
#13
Didn't someone say that they recently bought a HDDVD from HMV but it had another shops sticker on it?
I'm guessing HMV are buying up all the old HDDVD stock for peanuts and then selling it to us lot for a bit more than peanuts.
#14
nadnerb
Didn't someone say that they recently bought a HDDVD from HMV but it had another shops sticker on it?
I'm guessing HMV are buying up all the old HDDVD stock for peanuts and then selling it to us lot for a bit more than peanuts.


yeah I saw that somewhere on here - still if you get em cheap then no worries :thumbsup:
#15
As mentioned it's obvious that HMV are buying them at dirt cheap price say £1 a title and then making back about the same in profit after postage/packaging/promoting etc.
#16
Xb0xGuru
I think you need to consider that the main selling point of HD-DVD manufacturing was that changes to the process were minimal. Therefore the cost of churning out 2 HD-DVDs is more or less the same as 2 DVDs. I'm sure that HMV weren't buying them in at this price so it must be a loss making venture for them. Still, shouldn't complain!
Yeah I know the actual cost to make these things is pennies but it's the content that's important. Movie distributors would have wanted a fair wack of that £25 for new releases thats what I was getting at. I'm definitely not complaining, I'm loving the HD DVD deals :thumbsup: It's just a shame I've almost run out of titles I want to buy.

And HMV are most definitely buying up old stock. Movies keep coming back into stock when you thought they'd be gone for ever, Transformers being a good example.
#17
Tony Harrison
Yeah I know the actual cost to make these things is pennies but it's the content that's important. Movie distributors would have wanted a fair wack of that £25 for new releases thats what I was getting at. I'm definitely not complaining, I'm loving the HD DVD deals :thumbsup: It's just a shame I've almost run out of titles I want to buy.

And HMV are most definitely buying up old stock. Movies keep coming back into stock when you thought they'd be gone for ever, Transformers being a good example.


Yep, I see where you're coming from.

I wonder if the distributors are just writing off the HD-DVD revenue since it's technically a 'dead' format?
#18
I would rather invite a family of raccoons to live in my kitchen than watch this film.
#19
Spark
I would rather invite a family of raccoons to live in my kitchen than watch this film.


A harsh apraisal indeed for a film that won 2 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes, a Bafta and a Grammy!!! :?
#20
I saw this at cinema (seefilmfirst) I DIDNT REALIZE IT WAS A MUSCIAL.... ARGHHHH...
It wasnt a bad film - just too much singing in it.... (I dont fancy watching it again though)
#21
I was about to order this then realised I already have it (thought I only had the DVD).
#22
Xb0xGuru
Yep, I see where you're coming from.

I wonder if the distributors are just writing off the HD-DVD revenue since it's technically a 'dead' format?


They seem to be buying stock cheaply that has been taken of the shelf in stores, as HD is considered dead by the big retailers.
Why do I say this?
One of the £2.99 ones that arrived last week had a large £20 Asda sticker on the cellophane wrapper, if they had removed it, they would have broken the seal.

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