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Old 03-01-10, 06:08 PM
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

What a phenomenal price, I've been holding off on getting Season 3 since it was released. I think most places even have the DVD sets of these usually around $70.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

The packaging for season 3 is slimmer than those for the other two seasons -- it's as wide as a single-disc Blu-ray case. Perhaps Paramount wants to sell out of the wider season 1 & 2 sets and re-release them in the slimmer style, hence the really cheap price?

In any case, picked up seasons 2 & 3 at my local Best Buy store. Have never seen some season 3 episodes so that's something to look forward to, even though I know a lot of season 3 is regarded as rather awful...
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Originally Posted by Chris-K View Post
The packaging for season 3 is slimmer than those for the other two seasons -- it's as wide as a single-disc Blu-ray case. Perhaps Paramount wants to sell out of the wider season 1 & 2 sets and re-release them in the slimmer style, hence the really cheap price?

In any case, picked up seasons 2 & 3 at my local Best Buy store. Have never seen some season 3 episodes so that's something to look forward to, even though I know a lot of season 3 is regarded as rather awful...
Season 3 has 1 less disc, thus the slimmer case
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Best Buy's cashback said 5% earlier today but when I received the notification from them after a purchase, they had credited me 10%
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Hmmm. Still going to hold out. I realize this is Paramount, but the price on these sets has steadily declined. I'll hold out a little longer...
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Originally Posted by rfduncan View Post
Hmmm. Still going to hold out. I realize this is Paramount, but the price on these sets has steadily declined. I'll hold out a little longer...
I doubt it will be much cheaper than this. Star Trek is always priced at a premium.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

I'm in. Just waiting for BCB to go back to 10%, though this is pretty promising regardless:

Originally Posted by Kory View Post
Best Buy's cashback said 5% earlier today but when I received the notification from them after a purchase, they had credited me 10%
Old 03-02-10, 02:03 PM
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

I bit a couple of hours ago and only got 5% back. I'm more frosted that those SOBs auto-forfeited $125 in Rewards points at year-end cuz this purchase would've put me up to another $5 Reward. Jerks. I had a $5 coupon to burn anyway and made some extra cash, so it's a wash for me. Thanks for pointing out the deal, OP.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Originally Posted by cgray View Post
I'm in. Just waiting for BCB to go back to 10%, though this is pretty promising regardless:
Just keep in mind that the standard BCB for BB has been 2-3%. So it might drop further, not go back up... It was only 10% for a few days. It was 8% before that...
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
I'm more frosted that those SOBs auto-forfeited $125 in Rewards points at year-end
Yeah, I got screwed by that, too. Only $100 for me though. I'm sure somebody out there somewhere had $249 and got screwed. The new rule sucks. Borders is the only other store I know of who clears out the points every year. TRU is even worse; they clear it out every 3 months!!!
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Have you guys tried emailing Best Buy and complaining? Almost everyone who has done that got all of their forfeited points back.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

They forfeited $220 of mine, but I don't care. They forgot to cancel bing cashback on previous orders of mine, so it kind of cancels. I had a $40 RZ cert that expired soon to use for this, but otherwise I usually find it hard to find something cheap enough at BB compared to other places to make me want to spend the RZ certs in time.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Originally Posted by Kory View Post
Have you guys tried emailing Best Buy and complaining? Almost everyone who has done that got all of their forfeited points back.
What Kory said. I had $192 (all racked up since the end of November) wiped out. I gave them a call and they gave me back 250 within a couple days.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

I just bit on this for Season 2 (which shows back ordered) and Season 3. I bought Season 1 when it came out. I signed up for a Bing Cash Back Account, but, I don't even know if the order ended up going through them, after all of the passwords I had to enter for Best Buy, Pay Pal, etc. I really hope it works. At any rate, I tried finding these at local Best Buy's, today. The one I usually go to had Season 2 listed in stock, but, when I got there, they didn't have any. Another store 45 minutes away had 1 Season 3 set, according to customer service, but, I didn't want to risk all the driving for it NOT to be there, so I decided to order online.

As far as all of those saying they lost their Reward Zone points, I guess I got lucky. I had received the original E-mail saying that they were going to be forfeited, but, then I got an E-mail saying that, because I had a Reward Zone Master Card, they would't be forfeited. So, I was happy that I didn't lose all my points!
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Fry's has Season 3 on sale for $39.99 today as well (so I picked it up).

I've scored each season for that price. (I picked up season 1 last year from Amazon...)
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Amazon has raised season 2 back to $52, and it's also out of stock until 3/4.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

I don't know how I missed this thread... except that work has kept me very busy lately. I finally made a little time to read the reviews, and it sounds like this is a good set although I still worry that Paramount will re-encode them even better, add the few missing extras from the previous sets, and then sell them all for less than $40 each. As Kirk once said "don't believe 'em, don't trust 'em" (I'm referring to the studios here, not Klingons). However, being the fool I am I ordered all 3 figuring that it's free shipping and I can always return them to the store within 30 days if I change my mind. So on day 31 watch someone else have them for $30 each, or Amazon will have them for $20 (or maybe $60 for the whole set) on Black Friday week... sort of like what happened with the James Bond 10 BD set for $60 that I passed on because I already owned 6 of the 10.

I am bummed that I missed 10% Bing CB and will only get 5% at BBY.com. I suppose I'll keep looking each night and if 10% returns, then I'll order again and return the first set I receive (I don't know if it's possible/easy to cancel a BBY.com order if it hasn't shipped? Probably easier just to return in-store. If they ask why... $6 in Bing I'll say). If BCB goes back to 10%, please post in this thread.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Season Three is now being price matched at Amazon.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Originally Posted by Adboy151 View Post
Season Three is now being price matched at Amazon.
Amazon doesn't have Bing CB, right? So the difference between Best Buy.com with 8% tax - 5% BCB now and Amazon with 0% tax and 0% BCB is 3%... $1.20.

I guess if you know you're going to keep it, Amazon is worth saving a buck, but I like being able to change my mind for 30 days and return it locally. Just wish it were 90 days at Best Buy (like Walmart and Target) in case a better deal pops up in the meantime.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

I don't know how tax works over the internet sometimes, but we DO have Best Buys in Colorado and I only paid $4.80 in tax for the $120 purchase (definitely not 8%). I imagine I did not have to pay local and/or county tax, and the $4.80 is just the state tax.

Anyway, I definitely saved money by going through BB rather than Amazon, even at 5% BCB.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

What a mess:

Bought S1 a year ago on HD DVD from Australia when the format was crashing. Paid US$59, which was an excellent deal at the time! Today, I just bought S2 BD from Best Buy, free shipping, 7% tax, 5% BCB = 40.79 net, and S3 BD from Amazon = 39.99.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

I don't remember what I paid for my HD-DVD S1, but whatever it is, I'm satisfied with it. I don't plan on upgrading it to BD unless it is $25 or less... I'm not upgrading most of my HD-DVD's. I'm happy with them. There would have to be a huge difference in quality for me to want to upgrade...
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

Just got word that S2 and S3 shipped, but S1 is on backorder. Meh.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

I just received Seasons 2 & 3 in the mail today. Best Buy's packaging sucks ass, but they arrived in perfect shape and each with a slipcover.
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Re: Best Buy: Star Trek, The Original Series -- Any Season, $39.99 each + Free Shippi

I got my season 2 and 3 yesterday. The factory seal sticker label on the case said "Best of Star Trek -volume 3" instead of "Star Trek Original Series - Season 3" like season 2 had. The slipcover and box are clearly for the complete season 3 though. Did everybody else get Season 3's with the same error?

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