Plenty of Early Year Bargains11 Jan, 2011 By: John Latchem
Not much fanfare greeted the few new releases that hit shelves Jan. 11. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Social Network was the biggest new release, but most retailers shied away from any major promotional deals.
Best Buy and Amazon.com, however, did offer Social Network at an incredibly low price typically reserved for a holiday sale: $12.99 for the DVD and $16.99 for the Blu-ray.
Best Buy also offered a deal on a couple of other recently released Sony Pictures titles: a $10 discount with the purchase of the Blu-ray versions of both Resident Evil: Afterlife and Salt.
Another sale at Best Buy offered Blu-ray two-packs at anywhere from $12.99 to $16.99 each, and recent TV DVD releases at $19.99 each.
Target offered the new Chuggington: Ride the Rails kidvid DVD at $12.99 with exclusive soundbook packaging: a case that plays sounds associated with whatever button is pressed.
Other deals at Target included Disney Blu-ray/DVD combo packs offered at $19.99, an assortment of catalog titles at $4.75 and $10 each, and a selection of TV DVD seasons from $8.99 to $14.99.