"Buy one get one free on DVDs" - they had a whole section devoted to this. Sounds pretty good yeah? Well it isn't all as it seems, they've just used crafty marketing techniques to short change the customer.
Luckily I wasn't fooled by this offer, mainly because I was clued up from visiting the store two weeks ago.
Sprited Away - £8.99
Spirited Away - £19.99 (BOGOF)
So if you purchased two DVD's two weeks ago (at £8.99 each), you'd have to pay £17.98.
That means todays buyers are giving an extra £2.02 to pay the frankly rubbish employees wages.
One guy started to ring through 2 things I'd bought as 2 for 10 quid offer until I pointed out that without taking advantage of the offer the two things came to £9 in total outside of using the offer.
No wonder they went semi-bust.
They have a 'sale' on at the moment. Their 'biggest ever sale', apparently. So how come the majority of the sale films are priced around £8.99?
And £8.99 for Resident Evil? Hmm...
> Anyone who has a Silver Screen store near where they live will know
> just how horrific their prices are.
They occasionally have some good offers on older films, but in general they sell at RRP. I was hoping, when our local one opened, to get some box-sets at reasonable prices. No such luck! Some of them were priced higher than RRP. Bizarre.
What a con (not that that 2p would make me much richer)
For example, I got two albums, Ocean Avenue (Yellowcard) and a Hangover You Don't Deserve (Bowling for Soup) for £4.99 each.
And don't even get me started on the TV box sets:
Friends: £39.99 each (RRP. £19.99)
Sopranos: £59.99 each (RRP. £32.99)
Van Damme Box Set: £29.99 (RRP. 25p)
So not all bad.