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Neither Shooter or 300 at the BigW in Epping. JB in Heidelberg (Vic) had copies of 300 and were happy to price match. No Shooter though.

Think I'll try another Amazon order this week and grab Shooter, TMNT and a few others.

With the way the $$ is you are game...

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Went to Big W in Karingal shopping centre, Frankston today - They had 17 different titles, but no 300 or Shooter.

Actually, first time I have been to that shopping centre in years - The new Village complex is amazing

Has anyone tried JB Preston, to see if they will price match ?

lol, i went there today as well to check out their Blu-Ray selection - first time ive been there! i was amazed to see self service check-outs, when did this start?? clearly i dont go to Big-W enough :ph34r:

The village complex is good, with a decent lounge section for Gold Class and Cinema Europa. Thank god for differentiated service in Cinemas these days, especially in places like Karingal!! :o

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With the way the $$ is you are game...

It's not that bad. Still pretty decent prices verses regular local prices such as $47.95 for Ghost Ride, $43.95 for shooter etc etc

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It's not that bad. Still pretty decent prices verses regular local prices such as $47.95 for Ghost Ride, $43.95 for shooter etc etc

Zachary.

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Well, I went to Big W at Southland on Friday afternoon and they were out of 3 or 4 titles, Shooter and 300 included.

Asked about 300, and was told by the checkout lady that someone came in the day before and bought all 5 or 6 copies at once.

So expect to see a few more copies on eBay my friends!!! Either that, or JB bought a few at a reduced price!!!!

God that makes me mad!! :angry2: :angry2: :angry2:

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Went back to my local BigW to pick up Shooter - had several copies previous day - but all gone. :(

Asked the kid on the AV counter whether they were getting more - he said they're having trouble obtaining BD stock. Also said some guy was in the previous day and bought over $200 worth of BD's from the sale items. It appears BigW and perhaps the distributors have underestimated demand.

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Well I had another go today, tried the BigW at Orion Springfield.

Had about 12 discs total, mainly hollywoodland and POTC

No sign of shooter or 300 :(

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They had 5 copies of 300 at Big W Sunshine (Melbourne) on Thursday if that helps anyone...

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They had 5 copies of 300 at Big W Sunshine (Melbourne) on Thursday if that helps anyone...

I bet they're gone now......probably gone by Friday.

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I went into my local Big W today to try and get Shooter. No copies. Dammit!

I bet they're gone now......probably gone by Friday.

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I just watched Shooter on Blu-Ray

(got it from Big W QV)

Love the movie

Some of the best shoot out scenes in years

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Damn BigW's lack of stock - just crunched the figures on Amazon's price for Shooter and it's A$35....before shipping is added! :o

Yep Shooter is just one of those anomalies where it's actually a fair bit cheaper to buy from the BigW sale than import. Although those cases are still very few and far between at this point, not to mention the selection of titles are far greater from o/s so I will continue to procure the majority of my titles from Amazon.

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I just watched Shooter on Blu-Ray

(got it from Big W QV)

Love the movie

Some of the best shoot out scenes in years

While I really loved the movie, there were parts of it that just didn't do it for me. Good, but not great.

Looked pretty though!!

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I walked all the way up to Big W in QV in Melbourne on Thursday lunchtime to get 300, but was told that they 'couldn't find it'! Fortunately, I managed to leave work a little early and headed over to Altona Meadows (in the car :P) and picked it up there, along with Ghost Rider.

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I walked all the way up to Big W in QV in Melbourne on Thursday lunchtime to get 300, but was told that they 'couldn't find it'! Fortunately, I managed to leave work a little early and headed over to Altona Meadows (in the car :P) and picked it up there, along with Ghost Rider.

The $15 you saved on the DVD's was not worth the petrol or your time driving all that way.

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Just to concrete some of what others have posted.

Went to JB Lonsdale, said they would price match IF Big W had the titles in stock. Which obviously they don't.

EzyDVD said they only price-match if they break even or make a profit, and apparently the Big W price is at least $10 under what they can buy them for from their suppliers. So in essence, the 'best' deal they can give you is only four or five dollars off their current price tag. Not much of a deal to me.

Went to Big W QV in the hopes of getting a rain check. They said they weren't giving any out. The guy there was nice enough, he checked up on whether they were getting any new stock of 300 in (although I really want Casino Royale more), and was told they weren't getting any more at this stage. And he told me I could bank on that being the same for all their blu-ray titles over the duration of the sale.

Apparently they weren't expecting the demand, and as the sale is nationwide, only gave each store a very limited supply of each title (say, six or so). Which is woefully inadequate.

In any case, I can't think of a way to take advantage of this deal. I live in the CBD and don't have a car, so I can't easily get to another store, and they all seem to be out of stock anyhow. So anyone who actually managed to take advantage of the deal, I count as being pretty damn lucky.

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If this sale has been a success which by the sounds of it it has, then dont be surprised to see another one by Big W very soon, or another retailer for that matter.

With everyone going to the JB's of the world asking to price match BigW, I think that it will tell them something about the popularity of the Blu Ray sale.

They wont want to miss out...

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early bird caught the worm im afraid

And I was one of them :P

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Just to concrete some of what others have posted.

Went to JB Lonsdale, said they would price match IF Big W had the titles in stock. Which obviously they don't.

EzyDVD said they only price-match if they break even or make a profit, and apparently the Big W price is at least $10 under what they can buy them for from their suppliers. So in essence, the 'best' deal they can give you is only four or five dollars off their current price tag. Not much of a deal to me.

Went to Big W QV in the hopes of getting a rain check. They said they weren't giving any out. The guy there was nice enough, he checked up on whether they were getting any new stock of 300 in (although I really want Casino Royale more), and was told they weren't getting any more at this stage. And he told me I could bank on that being the same for all their blu-ray titles over the duration of the sale.

Apparently they weren't expecting the demand, and as the sale is nationwide, only gave each store a very limited supply of each title (say, six or so). Which is woefully inadequate.

In any case, I can't think of a way to take advantage of this deal. I live in the CBD and don't have a car, so I can't easily get to another store, and they all seem to be out of stock anyhow. So anyone who actually managed to take advantage of the deal, I count as being pretty damn lucky.

I think one lesson you will learn from this type of sale is the principal of FIFS ( first in first served). You can't expect the shop to have the stock a few days after the sale has alreday begun. So when you next hear this type of sale be prepared to be the first one in the shop. I was at Epping wihtin 2.5 hours after BigW opened and even then I missed out my copy of 300 and was fortunate to grab a copy at JB Melb.

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I think one lesson you will learn from this type of sale is the principal of FIFS ( first in first served). You can't expect the shop to have the stock a few days after the sale has alreday begun. So when you next hear this type of sale be prepared to be the first one in the shop. I was at Epping wihtin 2.5 hours after BigW opened and even then I missed out my copy of 300 and was fortunate to grab a copy at JB Melb.

Surely that would have to make you wonder how much stock that really had in the first place though. I think BigW had no idea how popular the sale would be and, let's face it, if they had the stock 90% of the conversation about it wouldn't have been necessary since it was all about the lack of stock.

Having said that I doubt they'll make the same mistake again.

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Allow me to repeat my experience one more time for those that do not seem to get it:

I went to JB in chatswood, NSW last Sat (where there's not even a BigW in the area!!), grabbed a guy and said: BigW has 2 titles I want (300 and Shooter) for 29.48, can you match it? He said, which store? I said, it's public news, it's on their latest catalouge. So, he said, I will call them up to check. He disapeared into the back, but returned only 30 seconds!!!! later, with new price stickers on those 2 discs for 29.48.

The take away from this is: it does NOT matter if you missed out on BigW, go to JB (or EzyDVD etc etc...) someone WILL be willing to match price!!!!

End of story.

Now, go and make sure all of you gets a copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^

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I think one lesson you will learn from this type of sale is the principal of FIFS ( first in first served). You can't expect the shop to have the stock a few days after the sale has alreday begun. So when you next hear this type of sale be prepared to be the first one in the shop. I was at Epping wihtin 2.5 hours after BigW opened and even then I missed out my copy of 300 and was fortunate to grab a copy at JB Melb.

Thanks for the unnecessary lecture in which you didn't take in to account whether or not I'd heard about the deal prior to its starting, however ajm's point is really the key one - they didn't have enough stock to meet demand, and considering it is a TWO WEEK sale, you'd THINK they would have enough stock so that customers wouldn't HAVE to get there at the very start of the sale on the very first day to take advantage of it. You cannot blame the consumer for a corporation's screw-up.

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