dvd prices

Jerry Notaro (notaro@bayflash.stpt.usf.edu)
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 12:44:56 -0700 (PDT)

Darryl Wiggers wrote:

> The Being John Malkovich example is a marketing scam to entice people
to buy
> DVD. It started with The Matrix as I recall. In six months, the VHS
> will nose-dive.

Actually, it has long been common practice to price tapes higher upon
release. It has nothing to do with DVD's, but has to do with profit
margins. I
personally feel that getting a better product for a cheaper price is not
scam, but just moving with the times.