The $307.06 Harry Potter DVD

We’re guessing that this DVD came bundled with a carved, solid-wood goblet. (Thanks to Chris!)


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  1. jwissick says:

    Looks photochopped to me….

  2. RAREBREED says:

    WOW… what DID it come with?

  3. shulkman says:

    For that price, it better have come with the Holy Grail…

  4. ChewySquirrel says:
  5. lostalaska says:

    Maybe it’s the High Def version =P
    they do seem to be a ‘bit’ more expensive.

  6. thufir_hawat says:


  7. Parting says:

    You don’t get, do you?

    It COMES with a TV in the package ;)

  8. Parting says:

    Our small TV was paid 290$, so add 20$ for DVD and you get quite a bundle =P

  9. K-Bo says:

    @ChewySquirrel: lol
    @jwissick: it does, the 3&0 are way clearer than everything else

  10. homerjay says:

    Thats the one where the whole cast filmed it naked.

  11. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    Happy Potter….the porno movie…… (and that ain’t no goblet).

  12. ShadowFalls says:


    I guess that that takes Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban to a whole new level…

  13. mikemar42 says:

    I’ve worked at compusa, this would happen on occasion. When employees make tags they scan every item on a shelf and break apart the tags and put them up. If you miss tags you can end up having to make them again for whatever you missed. A manager would rather have a wrong tag than no tag. Also if a tag was made before the product should be released you would end up with something that might cost $112,807 reflecting the date it should be released. I’m sure this harry potter would not ring up to cost 300 dollars at the register.

  14. IanthePez says:

    First of all, this is either an old picture from last year or a year old tag, I can’t read the small to date to see when it was printed. Second of all, 3/07/06 was the release date of this movie hence the price. All movies/games at CompUSA that have a street date will have these prices print up so that customers will not buy the game before release. There is nothing in this picture that is worthy of being posted here, it’s just a waste of mine and everyone elses time. Oh, yes I do work at CompUSA, so if you have any other crazy things you need explaining I’m here :)

  15. timmus says:

    Somehow I think once the local Harry Potter fans get wind of that $307.06 they’ll be flocking to the store to buy this thing.

  16. goodkitty says:

    Who said it was an error? This sounds like exactly the situation the MPAA would love to set up… after all, anyone who watches films is a criminal, right? :)

    *remembering the good old days of VHS movies that cost $105*

  17. joemono says:

    What the hell is a happy potter?

  18. badgeman46 says:


    Absoulutely! circa 1985 I recall seeing ET for sale on VHS for well over 100 bucks.

  19. scootinger says:


    It looks like that’s exactly what happened here. The DVD was released March 7, 2006.

  20. Coder4Life says:

    IT’S AN I22 PRODUCT… The product’s tag may have been put out before it’s release date. Meaning the product is over priced so no idiots pays that much for it and they don’t sell it.

  21. The Stork says:

    @Coder4Life: Circuit City does this with display fixtures that they don’t own. In the system the Bose 321 Display is listed at $9999.99, and when all the tags would print for that brand we’d occasionally be handed one to put out on the shelf.

  22. mgyqmb says:

    @IanthePez: Goodness you are hostile. I got a chuckle out of it, at least.

  23. Coder4Life says:

    People really don’t have lives if they have the time to take pictures of these things in the store..

    Big mistakes like the ones at walmart where the signs are misspelled are funny. but these are just kind of stupid. I can take a 100 of these pictures at stores and well they would be stupid.

  24. snazz says:

    @Coder4Life: people who have time to make pointless comments about a thread they find stupid have no lives.

  25. schiff says:

    That is 100% photoshopped.

  26. RandomHookup says:

    Perhaps this is the version with the long awaiting Emma Watson nude scenes. Or maybe the Dan Radcliffe video from Equus. I hope it’s better than the $999.99 frozen pizza I saw last week at CVS.

  27. Looks like it got hit by The Gimp to me. Yeah, I had to be the one guy to not say Photoshop.

  28. obviously photoshopped. especially the price on the right is glaringly photoshopped text and the blur is not realistic.

  29. christoj879 says:

    I was the one who sent in the picture (holy crap they posted my pic!), no PSing/GIMPing. I snapped it with my phone back in March of ’06 and finally took the time to get the pictures off when my phone was going on the Bay…

    I almost bought one but I realized they were out of stock…I went to the other CompUSA in town and scored 3. Crafty consumer am I…

  30. Steveo says:

    Can anyone that submits internet picture take ONE that’s NOT blurry!?

  31. Parting says:

    @Steveo: Wait until cellphones get a better resolution cameras. (People carry cellphones, most of the time)

  32. spinachdip says:

    @chouchou: Better resolution won’t help in this case, but macro function would.

    The camera is too close to the subject, and all the pixels in the world won’t make it less blurry (in fact, a quick fix for a blurry photo is dropping the resolution down). If you must use a cameraphone, take a step back and zoom in.

  33. elislider says:

    i worked at compusa not too long ago and that looks like a legit sign. tho whoever was the employee that put up that sign must have been drunk not to notice it. i swear that company is so stupid (just like most corporations)

  34. a says:

    I love the irony!

    “Haha! Look at these morons making a typo on the Happy Potter DVD!”

  35. jtrouch says:

    Hmmmm? different focus and no curvature on the largest print. It’s not even good photo”crapping”!

  36. christoj879 says:

    @LaurenKitsune: Wow…I JUST saw that. :-)

  37. You can tell it’s fake because the text doesn’t line up. The price is straight left to right (you can draw a straight line underneath it) whereas the rest of the text (the title) is slanted at a slight angle.

  38. Falconfire says:

    @pfblueprint: Did you even READ the comments? Its not fake its something CompUSA does.

  39. STrRedWolf says:

    Wood? Peuter! They don’t make wood drinkware anaymore, Ben!

  40. There is nothing in this picture that is worthy of being posted here…

    @IanthePez: Did we miss the dollar sign in front of the 307.06?

    I keep saying this but apparently is still bears repeating: this is posted here because it is funny.

    Apparently this thing could have come with both the Goblet of Fire and The Triwizard Cup and it STILL would have been overpriced. (In other news I want both the Goblet of Fire and the Triwizard Cup.)

  41. kc2idf says:


    For that price, it better have come with the Holy Grail…

    Ah yes. Ees ver’ nayce. We ‘ave one.

  42. lolinterweb says:

    At least there is at least 25% markup on it! I used to work at compusa, and (just in case anyone cares) the letters at the end of the UPC number on the tag represent mark up. A = 25%+, B = %20, C = %15, D = %10. Always helps to know so you know what you can try to ‘deal’ on. Any big purchase with an A is fair game, and D’s are pretty firm. N’s though are discontinued products and usually well below store cost, but they are usually still willing to come down on them just to get them out of the store.

  43. Parting says:

    @spinachdip: There is no zoom on my phone :) And all pictures we took with it always look blurry, no matter how far you’re standing away from the ”subject”.

  44. Trai_Dep says:

    I hope that the $300 Goblet of Fire DVD has air-holes punched along the sides. Because otherwise the bound, naked and gagged Hogwarts student bundled inside as a bonus is going to be… sweaty.