Expired -Sainsburys Ent Blu-ray Clearance, Stock Varies

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  1. hippo99

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    How VERY dare you! :D

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    I was waiting for a price drop on Fringe for ages then missed it. Boooo. :(
     
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    Can't believe I missed Fringe. I am not getting emails for this thread.
     
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    I just got your email reply :)
     
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    My RoboCop remastered arrived this morning -nice.

    Real bargain @ £10.
     
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    ^
    It would be a better bargain if it was a $1 :)
     
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    Yep. I'd buy that for that price :D
     
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    I suspect the new Robocop may be selling for that price by the end of the year from what Ive heard about it... ;)
     
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    Now expired as Sainsburys Entertainment is now digital download only :(
     
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    What's the bets that they relaunch online after realising that this course of action was a bad mistake?
    I'd be interested in a poll of members here who actually streams. I betcha it's physical copies and illegal downloads that is 1 and 2..
     
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    yeh, real shame.
     
  16. jammyone

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    I think it's worse than a bad mistake, they've switched from physical sales which is a very competitive market to downloads a horrendously competitive market with the likes of Netfix, Lovefilm/Amazon, NowTV/Sky and even Tesco's Blinkbox for example, most of the latter are also available via smart TV's etc too, how are they going to successfully compete?
     
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    And what are they doing with their current stock, its not like everything they had suddenly went out of stock. Might we see it appearing in actual stores cheap?
     
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    I suspect it's not really about what consumers want... IMO seems more likely to be about profit margins.

    Also, as far as I know, they were stuck operating in a territory that formerly had VAT advantages, so they probably at least needed to relocate to remain competitive since there was no longer a benefit being located there; closure was perhaps an easier, less risky option right now.

    They did appear to offload a fair amount of stock in recent months. Perhaps most of the rest, that didn't get reduced, was being drop-shipped anyway?
     
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    Agree wit hall the above posts, they've left a market that is gradually dwindling to join a market that is expansively growing. Let me ask, what makes them sure they will be number 1?
    Price dictates what consumers buy and if they are not competing then what a waste.

    I have been keeping an eye on instore to see if any deals materialise. They have brought in their 'Big Night In' stands but none with Blu Ray. Yesterday i noticed LOTR theatrical for £5 and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows for £5 and that was it.
     
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    I'd expect them to have a smart app available before long. Moving into something which probably has a longer term future and potentially higher profit margins was probably more desirable than potentially being left behind further or leaving the market altogether. They do have the advantage of a vast marketing network and budget if they should wish to use it. I'm not saying it'll be a success but they couldn't really leave it any later and have a much better chance than an unbranded startup.

    Just makes me realise how good we had it in the early 2000s with a big choice of UK and import online stores to buy from all falling over themselves to try and win the market. Looking back I'm not surprised lots went under or changed their model. Free shipping and dirt cheap from Canada? $1.99 shipping from the US?
     
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    Sainsbury's Entertainment | Video On Demand FAQs
    Nice :facepalm:
     
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    Oh dear...
     
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    This is why I would never buy a VOD title. Renting is fine, and I do that quite a lot now between Blinkbox, iTunes and Sainsburys. But the whole issue over how much you own and are able to do what you like with a VOD title is ridiculous. I'll continue to buy physical media of titles I want to own and make my own digital copies thanks.
     
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    I've no interest in streaming stuff, much prefer to own personally. At least I feel I own something with the moneyve spent.
     
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    Sounds naff. With Ultraviolet why even bother?

    Streaming is for rentals only.
     
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    If I can't own it outright with it in my hand then I don't want it. I don't even rent over the net.
     
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    So basically the films can only be downloaded up to 4 times not 5 so the 5th licence can be used for streaming it.

    Also, if a title is downloaded for rental onto one device, it cannot be streamed on other devices.

    The films are £10+ which is insane and no HD and I bet the audio is just stereo. They are probably no different to digital copies you get with a BD.
     
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    why would anyone stream or download a copy of a movie beats me, that goes for games as well, most of the time they cost even more than retail hard copys, and you cant even sale them on if you want, i dont know anyone that buys digital copys of movies or games.
     
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    And how do you lend downloads, give them away or leave them in your will?!
     
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    Why anyone would want to buy every single movie they wanted to watch is beyond me. I've watched loads of streaming content via Netflix and Lovefilm over the years. I buy a fair few BDs as well. Not as many as I used to buy DVDs or even LDs. But still a fair few. Probably 1 - 2 a week at the moment.

    Streaming has saved me a fortune. A fair few movies have been crap and I'm pleased I didn't have to buy them to find out. As for cost, 9.99 a month for Lovefilm (including 2 BDs at a time via post) and 5.99 for Netflix it is a bit of a bargain IMO.

    I've also bought digital games. Minecraft on the 360 (before a disc came out) and loads via the PS+ subscription.
     

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