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Best Buy Keeps Up the Heat on CD Price Competition

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 28, 2004 @ 5:24 am In Current Affairs,Finance,Music | Comments Disabled

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More evidence of price competition, as Best Buy [2] maintains price pressure. From this past weekend’s circular:

CD Sale: $9.99 or less
•   Helmet Unsung: The Very Best of Helmet (1991-1997) [3]: $7.99
•   No Motiv Daylight Breaking [4]: $8.99
•   Twista Kamikaze [5]: $9.99
•   Baby Bash The Smokin’ Nephew [6]: $9.99
•   Tupac Resurrection [7]: The Soundtrack: $9.99
•   Yes The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary [8]: $15.99 (Double CD)

And of course, the continued “DVDs that are cheaper than CDs” sale:
•   Swingers [9] $9.99
•   Clerks [10] $9.99
•   Grosse Pointe Blank [11] $9.99 (which is one of my all time favorite comedies; I will swing by BB and pick this up this weekend).

Given our prior discussions on Peter Gabriel [12] and Brian Eno, I may just splurge and drop $15.99 on Peter Gabriel’s Growing Live [13]. 134 minutes long — looks great!

Best Buy still offers free shipping — so if the weather is as bad as predicted (we got a foot of snow last nite), I can still pick ‘em up from home.

Ain’t competition grand?

UPDATE: 1/28/04 6:56 am
Since we are all about competition here, Amazon has the Peter Gabriel DVD [14] for $14.99. And since I earned a grand total of $24.76 as an Amazon Associate (buy something, people!) it looks like Amazon will get the Gabriel [14] sale . . .


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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat02001&type=category

[2] Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/

[3] Unsung: The Very Best of Helmet (1991-1997): http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1346981&skuId=6231428&type=product

[4] Daylight Breaking: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=product&id=1345913

[5] Kamikaze: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=product&id=1345027

[6] The Smokin’ Nephew: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=product&id=1330038

[7] Resurrection: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1336691&skuId=6068382&type=product

[8] The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=product&id=1346087

[9] Swingers: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=43645&skuId=4785012&type=product

[10] Clerks: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=27788&skuId=3632732&type=product

[11] Grosse Pointe Blank: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=28539&skuId=3378810&type=product

[12] Peter Gabriel: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/01/musicians_looki.html

[13] Peter Gabriel’s Growing Live: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1336711&skuId=6056741&type=product

[14] Peter Gabriel DVD: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000DZ3H4/ref=ase_thebigpictu09-20/103-3937756-4643047?v=glance&s=dvd

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