Re: video prices

John Holland (jholland@chipublib.org)
Sat, 9 Mar 2002 11:03:35 -0800 (PST)

There were some rumors going around in the video trade magazines a year or so
ago that DVD would start creeping up now that the format is well established
in the home video market, hence all of those $32.99 list prices that used to
be $29.95. Hopefully it won't get much worse - if it does, that would seem to
promise a drop off in sales to me.

Linda Engelberg wrote:

> I'm noticing that video prices seem higher than a couple years ago. e.g.,
> Films for the Humanities is being very aggressive about distributing
> television programs (Nightline and Discovery channel programs) which
> used to be available for $20-30. Also, individual distributor prices, in
> general, seem higher. And dvd prices are now going up a couple dollars.
> Is anyone else noticing higher prices?
>
> Linda Engelberg
> Video Librarian
> Wong Audiovisual Center
> Sinclair Library
> University of Hawaii
> Honolulu, HI 96822
> (808) 956-5414
> FAX (808) 956-5952
> engel@hawaii.edu

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John Holland
Librarian
Chicago Public Library
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