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    ! - FYE is going out of Business at all locations, 50 % off all items

    FYE is going out of Business at all locations, 50 % off all items....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riven37 View Post
    FYE is going out of Business at all locations, 50 % off all items....
    That figures! I just purchased the "remastered" beatles collection a few weeks ago at FYI.

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    Cheaper even at the Batavia location. They were closing down before the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riven37 View Post
    FYE is going out of Business at all locations, 50 % off all items....
    UP TO 50% off all items.

    Which basically means nothing is on sale. FYE was always so overpriced to begin with, that even with 50% off, it's still too expensive.

    Of course, that won't stop shoppers from buying up all the CDs and DVDs in the store. They can be had cheaper at Target/Walmart, but shoppers will pay more thinking they're getting a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    UP TO 50% off all items.

    Which basically means nothing is on sale. FYE was always so overpriced to begin with, that even with 50% off, it's still too expensive.

    Of course, that won't stop shoppers from buying up all the CDs and DVDs in the store. They can be had cheaper at Target/Walmart, but shoppers will pay more thinking they're getting a deal.
    Wa who, I agree with Brandon (miracle of miracles eh Brandon?). I walked in that store once, seen the product, turned around, walked out and never went in again.
    The above is opinion & commentary, I am exercising my 1st Amendment rights as a US citizen. Posts are NOT made with any malicious intent.

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    How convenient that they announce it on Christmas Day, so that everyone who got gift cards is now in a panic to spend them.

    I was there Saturday afternoon - the line went about 2/3 of the way to the back of the store. CD's were only 20% off at that time.

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    I buy used in there. They would have buy 3 used, get 1 free. Since they were guarenteed, it was worth it. Batavia is 60% off all DVD's and Cd's now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayingKoi View Post
    I buy used in there. They would have buy 3 used, get 1 free. Since they were guarenteed, it was worth it. Batavia is 60% off all DVD's and Cd's now.
    60% off what? It means absolutely nothing.

    Example: My wife loves the TV series, Reba.

    Season 1 of Reba: MSRP $29.98
    FYE: $23.99 (20% off)
    Amazon.com: $18.49 (over 35% off)
    Batavia FYE: $11.99 (if it's even there)
    Target: $7.50 (over 75% off) (season 1 and 2 are bundled for $14.99)

    What type of bargain are you actually getting?

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    what is an FYE?
    “if you’ve got health insurance, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven View Post
    what is an FYE?
    For Your Entertainment
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven View Post
    what is an FYE?
    Media Play, part deux.

    Same crappy store, different name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    60% off what? It means absolutely nothing.
    What type of bargain are you actually getting?
    I guess the "bargain" I got was 5 movies, all ones I wanted, for less than $16. I was able to take then home right then and there, watched some that night. I agree that some of their prices were higher than other retail, but I used to do my homework before I would go in.

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    I am guessing That must be one of those mall stores?

    Never been
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayingKoi View Post
    I agree that some of their prices were higher than other retail, but I used to do my homework before I would go in.
    You're a rare breed. A smart shopper who's educated on prices going to a 'going out of business sale'.

    I've visited places like Media Play, Circuit City, and Linens and Things during the first weeks of their going out of business sales, and I never found one deal. Even on the last day that Circuit City was open, I had a hard time finding a deal.

    How did you get 5 movies for $16? Great Deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven View Post
    I am guessing That must be one of those mall stores?

    Never been
    I was in one once, and I think it was in Albany or Syracuse or someplace like that. As others have said, they're overpriced compared to other others.

    Moreover, probably the biggest segment of the entertainment market -- younger people in their teens and twenties -- are totally into downloading their music/entertainment rather than buying CDs and DVDs. I read an article several months ago that the entire home entertainment market is shrinking because of that, and that chains like fye were most likely doomed.

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