More Blu-Ray Movies Coming to Costco

December 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments

More Blu-Ray at Costco

More Blu-Ray at Costco

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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  1. 1 Winston // 2011.04.22 at 3:35 pm

    OK, I know this is an old thread, but it’s the closest thing I could find….

    My Costco in Greenville, SC has the worst selection of Blu-ray titles. It’s been getting worse and worse since 2010. They have maybe 10 to 20 titles, yet still have a massive standard DVD selection. I went today, and other than the nature genre of blu-ray, they only have 5 titles available in blu-ray. What’s the deal?

  2. 2 Lori // 2009.12.14 at 8:42 pm

    I just ordered a blue ray from Costco.com and then read your article. The price was fantastic compared to other sites. Well the blue ray came today and was left on my porch. It was not packed in another box. They slapped a shipping lable on the blue ray box and sent it UPS. Luckily my husband was home to collect our items. It could have sat on my porch all day for anyone to take. Not very good customer service and I am going to let them know that.

    • 3 Kimberly // 2009.12.15 at 4:58 pm

      Lori, I agree with you completely on this one. I hate it when companies send stuff like that in clearly marked boxes. I would definitely write an email to the Costco Customer Support folks and let them know that kind of thing is a bad idea.

  3. 4 Robert S. Slone // 2009.12.10 at 6:59 am

    After I picked the wrong horse in the HDDVD/Blu Ray debacle, I decided to wait awhile before getting a blu ray player. I purchased the Panasonic DMP-BD60 after reading the prior reviews about Panasonic players and their ability to play everything without problem along with the fact that Panasonic prepares regular firmware updates. I am completely happy with it. It plays whatever I put in without a glitch or problem. The load times are not that bad (my HDDVD is alot slower). The firmware update was smooth and without any problems. The picture is terrific, sharp, clear and in the case of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, it seems to have an almost 3D quality in certain scenes. The upconverter works as well or better than my Toshiba (which was very good). And with the current price decreases, it is the best value by far. Don’t hesitate to buy it.

  4. 5 Frank Doyle // 2009.12.08 at 11:54 am

    About time they bump up their blu-ray offereings…

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