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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Buy Walmart DVDs from Netflix?

Maybe this new "buy movies" feature at Netflix is just a way for them to sell off Walmart's online DVD rental inventory.

4 Comments:

  • At 6/08/2005 4:06 PM, Blogger Christian Michael said…

    Aren't they previously viewed movies though?

     
  • At 6/08/2005 5:10 PM, Blogger Becky said…

    Yes. My guess is that Walmart used them for their online rental DVD business, which they recently turned over to Netflix.

     
  • At 6/08/2005 7:52 PM, Blogger jer said…

    I'm not sure that adds up.. why sell off your newfound glut of inventory when you're going to have to increase your inventory over time anyway? Not to mention it is pretty likely that there's some stuff Walmart had that Netflix didn't, or at the very least things that were out of print.

    You think maybe it's just because they don't have enough warehouse space? Or maybe they're just selling off the stuff they already have tons of?

     
  • At 6/08/2005 10:47 PM, Blogger Becky said…

    Netflix doesn't buy their discs in DVD cases with original artwork. That wouldn't be practical, or necessary, if they are buying thousands of copies just for rental. But all of a sudden, they're selling them that way? I can't imagine any reason, other than that they got them from Walmart. This is because I figure that Walmart took inventory off of their shelves (in DVD cases, with artwork), when they started their online DVD rental business.

     

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