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A Christmas Story (Digital HD) - $6.99 @ Amazon PRIME MEMBERS ONLY or $7.99 @ Google Play

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Normally, the best price you might ever see this movie for is $10 on sale. Great movie to share with your family this time of year, especially if you don't have TBS (cable). This movie hardly gets discounted because of its cult status; definitely up there with Christmas Vacation. This matches the price for the Christmas Story Blu-ray @ Best Buy, so I wouldn't describe it as a very hot deal. But as usual, if you have no-rush shipping credits that you'd like to spend on a movie that you'll watch at least once a year, here you go. Same price at Google Play.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/video...nsnab1_2_1

$6.99 SD/$7.99 HD @ Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/mov...-e18bQOZUw

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$13.99 @ VUDU: https://www.vudu.com/movies/#!con...tmas-Story
$12.99 @ Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...6kgwzl4z69
$14.99 @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie...d297444171
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's a cheaper way to get this movie. It's D2D eligible, so you can get it for $2 or $5. It will have UV rights and will port to any shared Vudu accounts, and because it's also MA (MoviesAnywhere), it will port to Amazon, Google, iTunes.

Edit: See this thread for a lot of info:
https://slickdeals.net/f/9899132-vudu-app-disc-to-digital-program-dvd-sd-2-hdx-5-blu-ray-hdx-2-w-barcode-scan?p=97977120#post97977120
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I am really getting tired of hearing about this "back door" D2D alternative. 99% of people who go that route do NOT own the titles they are redeeming for the discounted price. You will NEVER see movies or even music albums offered on Amazon/Google/iTunes for $2-3 natively. D2D is a generous loophole just begging to be closed, but who am I to judge. If you want it that cheap without meeting the program rules, you might as well pirate it. For everyone else who has their movie collection on Amazon or Google as opposed to Vudu and doesn't want to monkey around with D2D or Movies Anywhere, I think my movie and the price offered is perfectly reasonable.

TLDR: I used to do Napster. Now look at the music business! Support good art!
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's a cheaper way to get this movie. It's D2D eligible, so you can get it for $2 or $5. It will have UV rights and will port to any shared Vudu accounts, and because it's also MA (MoviesAnywhere), it will port to Amazon, Google, iTunes.

Edit: See this thread for a lot of info:
https://slickdeals.net/f/9899132-vudu-app-disc-to-digital-program-dvd-sd-2-hdx-5-blu-ray-hdx-2-w-barcode-scan?p=97977120#post97977120
Thank you for posting this! I actually own 2 physical copies of Christmas Vacation (DVD from years & years ago, and Blu-Ray/DVD Steelbook combo package I just got in the last year).

Scanning the UPC for the Blu-Ray Steelbook, Vudu would not accept it at all...ugh! Scanning the old DVD did work, but it was $5 for the HDX version.

Using the list from that forum post you linked to, I was able to find a working Blu-Ray UPC for Christmas Vacation and get HDX for $2. I don't condone abusing that list if people don't own the physical discs, but in this case it helped save me a few bucks since my Blu-Ray steelbook was inexplicably not accepted.

Thanks again.
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I am really getting tired of hearing about this "back door" D2D alternative. 99% of people who go that route do NOT own the titles they are redeeming for the discounted price. You will NEVER see movies or even music albums offered on Amazon/Google/iTunes for $2-3 natively. D2D is a generous loophole just begging to be closed, but who am I to judge. If you want it that cheap without meeting the program rules, you might as well pirate it. For everyone else who has their movie collection on Amazon or Google as opposed to Vudu and doesn't want to monkey around with D2D or Movies Anywhere, I think my movie and the price offered is perfectly reasonable.

TLDR: I used to do Napster. Now look at the music business! Support good art!
I agree with you on not pirating and paying people for their work/art. However, see my reply to the other poster. I own 2 physical copies of this, including a valid Blu-Ray, but the app wouldn't accept it for the $2 HDX "conversion" that it should have.

For me, the list helped me obtain the proper "conversion" that my Blu-Ray copy should have triggered (plus the fact that I also own a separate DVD copy). Just throwing out my 2 cents that not everyone referencing that list is pirating/gaming the system/"back door-ing". Smilie
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I am really getting tired of hearing about this "back door" D2D alternative. 99% of people who go that route do NOT own the titles they are redeeming for the discounted price. You will NEVER see movies or even music albums offered on Amazon/Google/iTunes for $2-3 natively. D2D is a generous loophole just begging to be closed, but who am I to judge. If you want it that cheap without meeting the program rules, you might as well pirate it. For everyone else who has their movie collection on Amazon or Google as opposed to Vudu and doesn't want to monkey around with D2D or Movies Anywhere, I think my movie and the price offered is perfectly reasonable.

TLDR: I used to do Napster. Now look at the music business! Support good art!
I completely understand what you're saying, but I do have to strongly disagree in regards to "you might as well pirate it".

Vudu and studios knew what they were doing when they made D2D available. There are probably millions of people who download movies and TV series for free every day, because they're not "crazy enough" to pay $15+ for a movie or a show. I was one of those people for 10-15 years, with the exception of a handful of albums I bought just to support those particular artists. Last year I lost my hard drive, which stored thousands of movies I'd downloaded over the years. Karma? Probably. Rather than starting over, I started collecting movies and shows in Vudu. Since middle of March of this year, I've spent well over $4,000 on around 1300 movies in my library, plus unknown (or, not added up yet) amount on over 2500 TV episodes. (Mind you, I didn't lose any of my TV shows when my hard drive crashed, I just stopped using Plex all together and started buying those same shows for Vudu). Most of those movies and shows were digital codes, a bunch were bought directly from Vudu or other providers, and a lot of them are D2D or MD2D.

As wrong as it is to MD2D a movie you don't own, it's simple math for those companies. Ultimately, they would rather get millions of dollars $2/$5 at a time, from people who have always just been pirating digital content, than get $0.
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