No wonder high street media retailers are crashing and burning...
About a fortnight ago, me and the mussis were in the HMV at Bristol casually prusing the DVD box sets after something new to watch. She settled with the Grey's Anatomy Season 1 box set and I went four House Season 1 - both coming in at £15 each. Not bad for 20 odd episodes per series I though.
We finished House and I thought "Hummm, it's near payday and I really enjoyed it - I'll go into the local HMV on lunch to see if I can get Series 2."
Went in today and found it on the shelf. Pulled it up and was shocked to see it priced at £45! I asked the assistant to check the price on the till and he confirmed it was £45.
Back in the office, a quick search on Amazon found it for £10.97, or £14.99 on Play.com!
Even if I was desperate to get hold of it, why would the clowns at HMV expect anyone to pay £45 for it?! On Amazon with next day business class delivery, there's still a huge difference price wise!
Edit: Another look on Amazon shows a "Frequently bought together" offer of Season 1, 2 AND 3 for £31!