Costco will begin increasing their Blu-Ray DVD selections by as much as 50 percent going forward. They are aiming to have at least 100 titles available at all times, with an even bigger selection of around 150 titles this holiday season. And if you’re sick of paying up to $30.00 for Blu-Ray DVDs, Costco is also planning to start offering some of their Blu-Ray titles at prices as low as $9.99.
This big Blu-Ray push is probably due to the increase, the HUGE increase, in Blu-Ray player sales; up 450 percent over last year. I’m sure that’s because the players have finally started to get into the more reasonable price point area. Currently on Costco.com you can get a Philips or Panasonic Blu-Ray player for $129.99 or a Sony Blu-Ray player for $134.99. That’s quite a drop from last years prices well above $250.00.
As part of the push towards Blu-Ray, this month’s issue of the Costco Connection has an article all about Blu-Ray and why you might want to think about upgrading your DVD player. For instance, a recent survey shows that most people don’t realize that Blu-Ray players, including the PS3, can play your regular DVDs too. So, if you’re on the fence about upgrading, you should read the article: My Blu Heaven. The article also has a sidebar with a list of Blu-Ray players that you can buy at Costco.
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