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RE: Pricing of DVD vs. Video.
- To: <email@example.com>, "Hamaker, Chuck" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: Pricing of DVD vs. Video.
- From: "Paul Burry" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 21:07:50 EDT
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- Sender: email@example.com
My (fuzzy) recollection on this one is that newly released feature films are priced high for a temporary initial period in order to allow video stores a competitive advantage in introducing "new releases" to the public. After some indefinite period, the price is lowered to the $20.00 range for mass market retail consumption. I have no idea why this practice does not extend to DVD. Looks like maybe Amazon just hasn't yet removed the record for the initially more expensive version, which obviously no one buys after that initial release phase is complete. Can anyone else back me up on this one (someone should probably sign onto the VIDEOLIB listserv to get the expert explanation)? Paul Burry Information Services Support Specialist Information Resources & Digital Library Technical University of British Columbia firstname.lastname@example.org 604.586.6019