I remember those wait to buy VHS days. You could buy them right away, but they would be like $100.
That was one of my selling points in getting my mom to buy me a DVD player. "You can buy DVD's right away! You don't have to wait! Plus they have all kinds of cool features like where you can put them in the cd-rom and it will bring up photos from the movie! Please, mom! PLEASE!!!"
She actually bought my PS3, too. But that conversation didn't have yelling, just facts like how it can play video games and blu-ray movies. Ya know, adult talk.