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Old 04-22-04, 11:04 AM
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I suspect that the stores have been all alerted to the error by corporate by now.
Old 04-22-04, 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by JWolff
I suspect that the stores have been all alerted to the error by corporate by now.
Let's not complicate things. Very little 'alert'ing to be done; Corporate just has to change a few numbers in their computers.......
Old 05-12-04, 08:19 PM
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Oh my god. I can't believe how obstinately stupid blockbuster employees can be... Management must treat them so poorly that they are in constant fear for their jobs or something. Today I tried to do the pre-order at my local BBV and the girl, probably a summer new-hire since I've never seen her at that store before, absolutely would not press F2. I must have stood there for 3 minutes arguing with her about pressing F2. I could not believe it. The store was empty other than another blue-shirt newbie, but no matter what I said she would not press F2. Kept telling me that they can only do pre-orders during 9-5 when their distributor (Ingram, right?) was open and that she had no idea what pressing F2 would do so she wouldn't even try it. I even said that if it didn't do the right thing, I'd be fine and wouldn't ask her to try anything more after that. It was ridiculous. She turned down $70 rather than press a single key on the computer (I had 4 PVDs I had just spent 20 minutes picking out of their rather overflowing, but overpriced compared to HWV, PVD section).

This was at the local corporate store where I have probably spent a couple grand over the years on PVDs. If they didn't have such a high turn-over they might have a chance of remembering me instead of blowing me off.
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still 29.99 at my store.
Old 05-26-04, 05:19 PM
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got my order in .. 29.99 here as well
Old 05-26-04, 10:40 PM
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sctv 29.99

As of 5-26-04, I can order as many copies at $29.99 that I would like. If interested- contact me at [email protected] This is purely to open a few more US minds to the fact that they missed the best TV show ever produced. Will
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Old 05-27-04, 02:42 PM
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Are we sure this is for the 5-disc set coming out in June, and not the single disc volumes I've seen on Time Life, etc...
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Bad news, folks...

I JUST got off the phone with the manager of my local BB, who had left me a message at home. (I pre-ordered this 6 weks ago) Turns out the SCTV set is actually going to be $59.99, not $29.99! Obviously I'm going to get my pre-order refunded, but I thought ya'lls should know. Good in theory...
Old 05-27-04, 05:55 PM
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Re: Bad news, folks...

Originally posted by pezboy
I JUST got off the phone with the manager of my local BB, who had left me a message at home. (I pre-ordered this 6 weks ago) Turns out the SCTV set is actually going to be $59.99, not $29.99! Obviously I'm going to get my pre-order refunded, but I thought ya'lls should know. Good in theory...
Refuse the refund. Seriously, and everybody else should as well. If you prepaid for it, you are locked in at that price. Don't let them jerk you around.

You should check out this thread if you have any questions on your rights to have this set at that price:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=353268
Old 05-28-04, 08:44 AM
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As an alternative to anyone that can't get in on this deal. Best Buy is giving a $20 digital coupon for buying the set from them. Not as cheap as $29.99 but zero hassle.
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Getting close........just a few more days.......I'm feeling lucky!
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I had put a $25 (plus tax) deposit back when this was first posted, and today got a phone message saying it was in. When I went to pick it up, they asked me for another $5.36.

Thanks to calhoun07 and DVD Talk.

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Mine isn't in yet... I can't wait.

Thanks again, very much, for posting this deal.
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still 29.99 in the computer at my store.
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They called me that it was in and had no problem when I went to pick it up, thanks OP!
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Is this an in-store price as well? In other words, is it on shelves in Blockbuster for this price? Anyone know?

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Ordered mine yesterday at the $29.99 price with no problems. They sadi it may be a week before it arrives. For this price, I can wait a week. Thanks to the original poster.
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Originally posted by Marvin Dorfler
Is this an in-store price as well? In other words, is it on shelves in Blockbuster for this price? Anyone know?

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Doubt you'll see too many copies of this 'on the shelves' in BlockBuster. It's pretty much a niche set, and BB has only so much space for displaying sell-thru titles.

But to slightly rephase your question: anyone bother to ask at Blockbuster what price is NOW (i.e., now that's officially released) showing in the computer if you order it?
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i'll let you know later tonight.
unless somenone else does first.
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Originally posted by Jobronie
But to slightly rephase your question: anyone bother to ask at Blockbuster what price is NOW (i.e., now that's officially released) showing in the computer if you order it?
Actually, I went to a couple of Blockbuster's on my lunch break (about an hour or 2 ago) and it *is* in the system for $29.99, but none of them in my area seem to have it in stock. I could have special ordered it if I wanted to.

I read on another forum that a guy went to Best Buy to price match it and the Blockbuster price was in their system, so that worked - and they didn't even have to call Blockbuster to verify. I am going to try this after work.

And if that doesn't work, then I'm going to special order it!
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Picked up my two $29.99 preordered copies today and am watching now. I am in heaven! Thanks OP!!
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Originally posted by Nabalab
I read on another forum that a guy went to Best Buy to price match it and the Blockbuster price was in their system, so that worked - and they didn't even have to call Blockbuster to verify. I am going to try this after work.

I thought a print ad was needed to price match.
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Originally posted by Nabalab
Actually, I went to a couple of Blockbuster's on my lunch break (about an hour or 2 ago) and it *is* in the system for $29.99, but none of them in my area seem to have it in stock.
Same her in north Jersey.

I read on another forum that a guy went to Best Buy to price match it and the Blockbuster price was in their system, so that worked - and they didn't even have to call Blockbuster to verify.
Yeah, but IIRC, that was only at Bestbuy for the first few days that Blockbuster showed the 29.99 price. Bestbuy supposedly caught their mistake pretty quickly.....
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Originally posted by TelocZ
I thought a print ad was needed to price match.
Hey - I think so too, but I'm going to try anyways. You miss 100% of the chances that you never take

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UPDATE - Went to Best Buy, as expected - they wouldn't price match without a circular or anything. Can't say I really blame them because it was $59.99 on sale and here I am trying to get it for half of that!

Then went to Blockbuster and special-ordered it. Since I'm no longer a member (haven't used the card in years, hence no longer in the system!), I had to pay in full - which I didn't mind. If I was a member, I could have left $5 as a deposit.

Hmmm.....ordering something and having it take 2-4 weeks for me to have it. Sounds like amazon! LOL

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