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?
Recent discussions in the Blu-ray forum
|Dear Amazon: Please Ship Movies in Cardboard Boxes||124||2 days ago|
|Kung Fu Panda 3 in 3-D||7||7 days ago|
|Strategic Air Command on blu ray (or how can we make this happen?)||15||8 days ago|
|Amazon now Charging Tax!||862||9 days ago|
|Why do Blu Ray players come with composite cables?||114||18 days ago|
|Using Amazon UK||0||Jun 6, 2016|
|Session 9 on Blu-Ray?||5||May 26, 2016|
|Blu-Ray Price Reductions & Bargains||5673||May 26, 2016|
|Amazon UK charging 3-7 times less for movies than Amazon US?!?||33||May 22, 2016|
|LG 2D-3D coversion how well does it work?||14||May 18, 2016|
|HFR Hobbit on blu will never happen?||47||Apr 22, 2016|
|On pre-orders, when does Amazon charge your CC?||40||Apr 15, 2016|