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RE: Pricing of DVD vs. Video.

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