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Firefly DVD sales at Amazon qway up!

POSTED BY: RKLENSETH
UPDATED: Thursday, October 13, 2005 06:05
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 1:56 PM

RKLENSETH


Yesterday before the trailer was release DVD sales were hovering around the 200 or 150 range on Amazon.com. Since the trailer has been released online, sales have jumped all the back up to 27. I think that is awesome.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 2:13 PM

MANWITHPEZ

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YESSSS!!! Total vindication! Oh God! What a great feeling! Everyone at Osan AFB who told me this show sucked can BITE ME!!!

Wouldn't it be great if it sold out!!! SWEET!!!

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 3:17 PM

METAPHORE


listing as 24 now :)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:33 PM

KELLAINA


As of 10:19 EDT:

At Amazon.ca the DVD set is #35 and Finding Serenity is #275

At Amazon.com the DVD set is #142 and Finding Serenity is #617

At Amazon.co.uk the DVD set is #91 and Finding Serenity is #205



Edited to add the Amazon UK

If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. -"Angel"

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:40 PM

RABIT


Wow - that's awesome! Where do you link to to get that info, anyway?

Thanks for the news!

Rabit

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:41 PM

RANGRBOB


Now at 23. Hope it goes all the way back to #1

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 5:02 PM

KELLAINA


The info I got was from the individual product pages

The Amazon.com Firefly DVD set listing:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000AQS0F/ref=pd_ts_d_2
3/002-1414800-4140011?v=glance&s=dvd&n=404276


About halfway down at the end of the product details section it lists it now as being #142 in DVD.

However it is listed as the 23rd top seller of DVDs. I have no idea what the difference is, and as far as I can tell only Amazon.com has a discepancy between the 'top seller' lists and 'best seller' lists.

Links for Amazon.ca:
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AQS0F/qid=1114656135/sr=8-1
/ref=pd_ka_0/701-2643991-5863556


and Amazon.co.uk:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001B3YTM/qid=1114656388/sr=
8-1/ref=pd_ka_0/202-9027537-4293460


(Although anyone thinking of ordering should use the links on the main page to support Haken and the site!)



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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 5:25 PM

RKLENSETH


Quote:

Originally posted by Kellaina:
As of 10:19 EDT:

At Amazon.ca the DVD set is #35 and Finding Serenity is #275

At Amazon.com the DVD set is #142 and Finding Serenity is #617

At Amazon.co.uk the DVD set is #91 and Finding Serenity is #205



Edited to add the Amazon UK

If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. -"Angel"



Actually the number at the Firefly DVD Sets listing is wrong and has been stuck on 142 for a while. If you go to the top 25 sellers it is listed at 25 on Amazon.com (click on the 142 and it'll take you to that page) and here on Fireflyfans.net it is 24 which might be a little more accurate since Haken wrote a script that tracks the actual number I think and updates in real time.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.


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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 5:30 PM

RKLENSETH


Top Seller list would be the most accurate I think and that lists it at 23 currently.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 5:42 PM

HASUFEL


Here's Haken's tracker:

http://www.fireflyfans.net/amazon.asp

And here's the latest info:

Date Avg Highest Lowest
4.27.2005 28 23 33
4.26.2005 94 34 154
4.25.2005 157 127 187

It goes back to the beginning of time if you're interested.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 6:54 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

YESSSS!!! Total vindication! Oh God! What a great feeling! Everyone at Osan AFB who told me this show sucked can BITE ME!!!

Wouldn't it be great if it sold out!!! SWEET!!!




All those who said that about Firefly probably are folks who think 'The Bachelor' and 'The Simple Life' are quality t.v.

Yeah, vindication to the max!

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Thursday, April 28, 2005 4:31 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Quote:

Originally posted by rklenseth:
Yesterday before the trailer was release DVD sales were hovering around the 200 or 150 range on Amazon.com. Since the trailer has been released online, sales have jumped all the back up to 27. I think that is awesome.




Shiny news!

The trailer is driving DVD sales up again, and even though it puts money in the pocket of Fox, it is worth if for the justification that Firefly/Serenity has bright future.

Too bad you didn't know a good thing when you had it Fox.

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Thursday, April 28, 2005 4:44 AM

RKLENSETH


It is n ow around 24 if you go to Amazon.com and 22 if you look at the tracker here at Fireflyfans.net.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:03 AM

RKLENSETH


It is now 19 on the list of top sellers.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:14 AM

0REAVER0


well good news i checked theTop Seller list and that lists it at 2 currently. first is
The star wars trilogy set and 3 is some other starwars

0Reaver0

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Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:29 AM

TOMANTA


Something else...

it is the OLDEST item in the top 20, and aside from the Star Wars trilogy it is the only one not to have been released in April (or May) [I believe].

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 4:33 PM

SOUPCATCHER


Looks like the wave of buying took Amazon by surprise.

"Availability: Usually ships within 5 to 6 days"

Used to be 24 hours.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 4:53 PM

RKLENSETH


Currently 38. Still in the top 50. Selling is strong. I wonder if these are new Browncoats or Browncoats on the fence or older Browncoats buying there 20th set that are buying all those DVDs.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 5:15 PM

UNICORN


I wish there were a way to tell who's buying it. Like an exit poll, you know?



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Sunday, May 1, 2005 5:22 PM

PHOENIXSHIP


Seems to be at #32.

Bump.

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Mal to Jayne, "Jaynestown"

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 6:21 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by Unicorn:
I wish there were a way to tell who's buying it. Like an exit poll, you know?



There is no such thing as a weed.



Well, there is, kinda. At least by city. Austin,TX had Firefly ranked as # 1 from Amazon. I think that's sorta cool. Austin is, of course, the home of U. of Texas. For what its worth.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005 7:26 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by Hasufel:
Here's Haken's tracker: http://www.fireflyfans.net/amazon.asp


Thanks for the link. I'd never found this before.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005 8:31 PM

EMMA


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extremely dimensionally transcendental

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005 11:24 AM

WICKEDWREN


I've done my part by ordering yet another set. My originals keep making the rounds and never have the chance to come home.

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Thursday, May 12, 2005 4:04 PM

NYWOE


Still hovering near 50. Not bad!

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Thursday, May 12, 2005 10:30 PM

SOUPCATCHER


Looks like they got the DVDs back in stock. They've gone back to 24 hour order processing. And they passed 1300 on the reviews. Still a five star ranking .

I'm half expecting another surge in DVD sales in the next month (or at least for the sales to stay high) as those who bought the set after the trailer become Browncoats and start recommending Firefly to others. Or maybe I'm just doing some wishful thinking .

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Thursday, May 12, 2005 11:02 PM

HASUFEL


Thought I'd put some numbers on that "overwhelming number of 5-star reviews." It is. As of today:

1 star - 19 (and 2 of those have 5 star comments - clicked wrong?)
2 star - 7 (and 1 of those was for mistakenly thinking it was fullscreen)
3 star - 10 (and 1 of those has a 5 star comment)
4 star - 38
5 star - 1267

The spike in sales corresponding to the trailer release is a lot more stead than I expected.

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Friday, May 27, 2005 12:03 PM

ZNACHKI


Worth a bump - checked this AM - around #66, this PM #39.

It hasn't been out of the top #75 since the trailer came out.

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Friday, May 27, 2005 4:55 PM

FIREFLOOZYSUZIE


Quote:

Originally posted by ZNACHKI:
Worth a bump - checked this AM - around #66, this PM #39.

It hasn't been out of the top #75 since the trailer came out.



Has the price of the DVD set changed at all?

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Friday, May 27, 2005 5:56 PM

SHINY


Quote:

Originally posted by firefloozysuzie:
Quote:

Originally posted by ZNACHKI:
Worth a bump - checked this AM - around #66, this PM #39.

It hasn't been out of the top #75 since the trailer came out.



Has the price of the DVD set changed at all?



Nope, at least not on amazon

Jayne, your mouth is talkin. Might want to look into that.

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Saturday, May 28, 2005 1:44 AM

FIREFLOOZYSUZIE




From PriceGrabber:





Firefly Complete DVD Set
$36.99

$36.49


$40.85

Overstock.com $34.49

Walmart.com $34.88

Amazon.com $34.99

DVD Destination $34.99

There were some higher as well.
Enter zip code to calculate shipping.

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Saturday, May 28, 2005 3:00 PM

LITWOLF689


Glad to see that everything is improving.

Does anyone know when we can write a review for the movie? I am dying to write one but I cant find one of those stupid buttons.

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW! I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damnit." ~Joss

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Saturday, May 28, 2005 3:03 PM

CHRISTHECYNIC


Anyone know the number of DVDs sold? At Amazon or in total, either way.

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Saturday, May 28, 2005 5:04 PM

ZNACHKI


Quote:

Originally posted by christhecynic:
Anyone know the number of DVDs sold? At Amazon or in total, either way.



Nope - we don't. Seems to be some big fat secret.(Royalties, trade secrets, who knows what.)

Over a year ago now, the figure 300,000 units was cited in some sources. But let's face it, that was a long, long, time ago now.

It's the really big unanswered question.


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Saturday, May 28, 2005 6:30 PM

CHRISTHECYNIC


Quote:

Originally posted by ZNACHKI:
Quote:

Originally posted by christhecynic:
Anyone know the number of DVDs sold? At Amazon or in total, either way.



Nope - we don't. Seems to be some big fat secret.(Royalties, trade secrets, who knows what.)

Over a year ago now, the figure 300,000 units was cited in some sources. But let's face it, that was a long, long, time ago now.

It's the really big unanswered question.


Interesting, the reason I want to know is I still have the insane idea in my head that we could fund the series. $2,000,000 an episode right? So $4,000,000 for two episodes, two one hour episodes are like one two hour movie, in theory, so you might be able to sell them on DVD for the cost of a movie, $20 to $30.

$20 a DVD by 300,000 is $6,000,000. I would guess, though I have absolutely no way to know, that that would be enough for the two episodes.

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Thursday, June 2, 2005 5:25 PM

RKLENSETH


Quick update:

Firefly is now #26 on the sales chart. We simply won't go away will we. Who would have imagined after a year and half that the DVDs would be selling so well. I think we might have a chance at beating out Family Guy which to this date has beaten out every other TV show in DVD sales. We have done the impossible before.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Thursday, June 2, 2005 5:27 PM

CHRISTHECYNIC


Quote:

Originally posted by rklenseth:
We have done the impossible before.


And that makes us mighty.

Couldn't resist.

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Thursday, June 2, 2005 6:14 PM

SHINY


The Firefly DVD Set now $29.99 (was $34.99) at Amazon.com, and it's not some sort of clearance, they're having a sale on their top-selling DVDs!

Jayne, your mouth is talkin. Might want to look into that.

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Saturday, June 4, 2005 12:50 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by Shiny:
The Firefly DVD Set now $29.99 (was $34.99) at Amazon.com


Thanks for the tip. I've already given sets to seven of my friends but, @this price, I'm thinkin' it might be a good idea to order another.

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Saturday, June 4, 2005 2:00 PM

SUBGUY


When I heard about the sale price on Amazon, I told some of my recent converts about it. At least 1 bought the DVD set within minutes of being told to look on Amazon. Maybe more will follow?

Captain Pete

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Saturday, June 4, 2005 4:39 PM

RKLENSETH


We're back in the Top 25 Bestselling DVDs! Currently #19! It is even higher on the list than LOST Season 1! And it is the oldest release DVD in the Top 25!

We're too pretty to die I guess.



Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Saturday, June 4, 2005 7:40 PM

WHITEFALL


Lol, YES!!! WE'RE BACK!!!

Not only are we 19 still, but the funniest top sell is back!

Do: Top Sellers > DVD > Studio Specials > 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment > Fox TV

GUESS WHO??????? :D

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/new-for-you/top-sellers/-/dvd/908
736/ref=pd_ts_d_nav/103-3463205-1461402?ts-parent-id=908714


Take that seasons 1-3 of 24 :)

Firefly is, at least on amazon, F*X TV's best selling DVD.

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Saturday, June 4, 2005 9:09 PM

MARTING


currently number 16 even

all nice and all, but i fear that fox is seeing most of the money, and joss and co hardly see a dime of it :(

i heard finding nemo dvd sales grossed more than at the boxoffice, 400 million.

the way firefly is selling, its making tens of millions too, wish all that money would go to universal instead so they have their 40 million investment for the movie back so joss can already start working on the sequals

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 2:53 AM

NYWOE


In a way, that money is going to Universal. Not directly obviously. But for every person that buys a DVD, you get a new movie-goer. And the average new flan probably converts about 4-5 friends each. So this is free advertising for Universal of the very best kind. And Fox does deserve some credit for making the show in the first place. (Yeah, I know, I should stop trying to be generous and admit that they are stinking piles of poo! Ahem.)

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 10:10 AM

RKLENSETH


Quote:

Originally posted by MartinG:
currently number 16 even

all nice and all, but i fear that fox is seeing most of the money, and joss and co hardly see a dime of it :(

i heard finding nemo dvd sales grossed more than at the boxoffice, 400 million.

the way firefly is selling, its making tens of millions too, wish all that money would go to universal instead so they have their 40 million investment for the movie back so joss can already start working on the sequals



No, only 20th Century FOX (who supported Firefly) is getting the money. The Fox Televison Network (totally different company than 20th Century) isn't seeing a dime of it.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 10:15 AM

CAPTBAGGYTROUSERS


What's more, I don't claim to know the byzantine working of Studio accounting, but I'd be very surprised if Whedon and various members of the production didn't see some money from DVD sales.

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 2:12 PM

RKLENSETH


The Firefly DVD at Amazon.com is now saying it will take 5-7 days to ship. Yesterday it was at 24 hours. I think they at Amazon underestimated the Browncoats or at least the demand.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 2:56 PM

CALLMEATH


Quote:

Originally posted by MartinG:
currently number 16 even



i heard finding nemo dvd sales grossed more than at the boxoffice, 400 million.




Actually, MartinG, most movies these days are making more money on DVD sales. Ticket sales are way down, but DVD sales are shooting up.

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 3:06 PM

ILIZEDE


It is now #1, woot!

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 3:59 PM

NYWOE


Seriously? Awesome!

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