I'm curious why the price of Blu-Ray movies has plummeted from an average of $20-25 bucks for one disc down to as low as $3.99 for some of the hot sales on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and a few other retailers this year?
I understand that there are always black-friday door busters and such, but I continue to see many great movies which were once $25 bucks down to a mere $3.99 (just bought the Green Lantern blu-ray on Amazon last week), and $5 for the Terminator 2 Skynet Blu-Ray. $10 for the Oceans Trilogy!? Amazing prices! I'm snagging them up even if I don't really NEED them (how often do we watch all the movies we buy??) because of the cheap prices.
So, that brings an interesting question. After the first of the year, will the prices go back up to normal? Some of the movies on sale are already priced back up, albeit they are still lower then they used to be, i.e. the $3.99 ones are now $9.99 or $14.99 but still way down from their original $20-30 dollar price tags.
I have two theories. The movie studios need to boost sales of certain low-performing titles so they authorized a huge slash of the prices. My other theory is that they are dumping the blu-ray titles to make room for the new 4K HD format that will be pushed upon consumers next year, forcing us to buy yet another new TV, new player, and re-buy all our old movies again.
What are your thoughts?
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