Amazon has slashed the price of the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack of Iron Man 2 to $19.99 (50% off MSRP), probably as a preemptive action before a similar price goes live at Best Buy this weekend as advertised on the retailer's weekly ad. There is no information as to how long this price will last.
I canceled my order because I knew Amazon was not going to be the best price around, they have been getting much slower to match prices offered by their competition lately. So now they are sending out codes to convince all the people who didn't shop around that they are still competitive. If they had a policy where they did this $ promo credit all the time if the price dropped the same week as release I would preorder a lot more stuff from them.
This is a great deal whoever miss the Wal-Mart price for $15. I would be all over this if I did not order from Wal-Mart! If you look at it, the price is $19.99-$5 promotional code so it is really $14.99. Not bad at all! Great Price.
I pre-ordered this item thinking it would drop by ship time. As we know, it did not drop. I just called Amazon and they applied a $5 promotion to my account as well. I am a happy camper but I may no longer pre-order.
I usually end up pre-ordering, but then I get really really upset when it lowers by $5-$10 the next couple weeks. So I may prioritize my pre-ordering a little better. Inception Blu, yes, day one pre-order. But some of the older movies just now coming to Blu, I can wait. Those are the ones which seem to drop quicker.
I bought the Amityville Horror remake and Invasion of the Body Snatchers for $16 day one, Less than a week later they both are $10.
If BB is lowering the price in both the store and online you can get the lower price. If it's only available online, their website says store purchases will not pricematch online offers. But they will match online purchases with instore prices. Go figure...
For the website they say to call 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289).
For the store, they say "We are currently not able to process your request over the phone or online."
I'll be calling either way.
Last year we were seeing big releases selling first week for around $16 approaching the Christmas season, due to amazon's price war with Walmart and to some extent Target's $5 coupons.
Some were Terminator Salvation, Hangover, Harry Potter (which was a 2-BD, 1DVD and Digital copy set just like this IM2 set). But as it stands $19.99 is a good deal, for now at least although I still hope to see prices as low as last year.
I ordered through BB.com and waited until this morning (10/3) to call for the price match. They price-matched their own $19.99 price on BB.com without any issues. Took about 3-4 minutes total.
If you bought it at the store, they will match the advertised price if it's in the ad - which it is in my local paper.
You just didn't wait long enough!
$19.99 isn't a deal because I could care less about a digital copy or the dvd copy. I'm buying the blu-ray because I have a blu-ray player, don't want or need the dvd. Don't want the digital copy because I want to watch movies on my TV, not my laptop or computer. I don't consider any movie a deal at $20, new release or not.
Whenever I get a DVD copy with a Blu-Ray I either give it to someone, or I take the DVD, package it in a case (of which I have many for which I paid 25 cents each), make a copy of the cover and sell it for $3-5 (depending on the film.)