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Old 04-29-05, 07:29 AM
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LOTR Collector's Gift Sets: $24.99 Each at Fry's

In the Fry's So Cal ad for this weekend, they have the Collector's Gift Sets for all 3 LOTR films for $24.99 each. These are the ones with the bonus disc and the various trinkets (Bookends, Gollum statue, etc.).

Obviously this is a pretty good deal, even if it were just for the Extended Editon DVD's, but you get the whole box here.
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Old 04-29-05, 08:56 AM
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Weird, I was just @ the Euclid one on Tuesday and they had ton of these sets everywhere that had a $69.99 price on them.

Maybe Thursday Sale?
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Old 04-29-05, 08:58 AM
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These are also on sale in DFW.
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Old 04-29-05, 10:20 AM
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I wish there was a Fry's in Virginia. You could almost sell your existing EE's for this much.
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Dem!!!! I have the first collectors box set and 2 latter ones without the set.
Dem....should i upgrade???
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damn...i'm gonna check them out this weekend!
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Old 04-29-05, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by vhgong
Dem!!!! I have the first collectors box set and 2 latter ones without the set.
Dem....should i upgrade???
Dem straight you should!
If anything, it would complete your set.

I'm contemplating whether or not I should sell my existing EE's.
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Dem straight you should!
If anything, it would complete your set.

I'm contemplating whether or not I should sell my existing EE's.
Dem.....you talked me into it...dem...there goes $50++....
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Old 04-29-05, 12:18 PM
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Huh ... no Fry's in Hawai'i. Is this advertised (online) or sold on their website?
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Old 04-29-05, 12:25 PM
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Hmm... so this is just the EE with the statues, right?
I'm not sure if I'm a harcore enough LOTR fans to double-dip for this set... might be good for gifts, though.
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Old 04-29-05, 12:47 PM
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I really wish that Fry's would come to the NYC area
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Old 04-29-05, 01:08 PM
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Do these sets have any investment value? I already have the 4-disc extended editions of each movie, but might have to stop by Fry's on the way home tonight if these sets would be worth stashing away for a few years.
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E-mail me if anyone would be willing to pick up The Two Towers set for me.
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Originally Posted by gilbertr76
Do these sets have any investment value? I already have the 4-disc extended editions of each movie, but might have to stop by Fry's on the way home tonight if these sets would be worth stashing away for a few years.
Probably not. If they still have so much stock years after release they obviously are not limited in any way.
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Old 04-29-05, 02:00 PM
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I don't care about the bookends and statues, but it would've been nice to have the bonus DVD in each set for practically the same price I paid for each of the Extended Edition sets. This time I'm going to restrain myself and avoid the double dip figuring that since I haven't watched all the extras on the EEs, I'll probably never miss the extras on the bonus DVDs.

I find this interesting because it again indicates how huge the markup is on most DVDs. If these normally went for $60+ and they can sell them for $25 (and you know Fry's isn't losing money) then cost must be no more than $20 on the Collector's Sets, probably $10-$15 on the EEs, and probably under $10 on the theatrical editions.

Too bad places that rent movies online never rent special bonus discs like the 5th one found in each LOTR Collector's Edition.
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I don't see this advertised on the website...but I really want those statues..and could probably trade in the rest for $10-15.

Guess this might actually be worth the 20mile trip...gotta call first...
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Also in AZ, just picked up all 3, Thanks OP
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Originally Posted by Artman
I don't see this advertised on the website...but I really want those statues..and could probably trade in the rest for $10-15.

Guess this might actually be worth the 20mile trip...gotta call first...
I just got back from Frys in Renton 1.30pm and they still have some left.
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Originally Posted by vhgong
I just got back from Frys in Renton 1.30pm and they still have some left.
If I call do you think they'll hold one for me? I'm dropping some friends off at the airport tomorrow morning and was planning to stop by then..
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Old 04-29-05, 05:53 PM
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The bookends from FOTR usually go for about $50 on Ebay (new). Just the bookends.



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Old 04-29-05, 06:35 PM
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Buy. com has The Two Towers and The Fellowship of the Rings gift sets for $29.99 ea. if you don't have a frys nearby.
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Good at Fry's in Indy as well.
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Old 04-29-05, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Artman
If I call do you think they'll hold one for me? I'm dropping some friends off at the airport tomorrow morning and was planning to stop by then..
Just call them and try your luck.....you never know.
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Just picked up mine at the Fry' sin Webster, TX. They had about 75 of each on the floor and an employee said about 150 of each still in the back. Just an FYI for anyone who's interested.
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I really wish that Fry's would come to the NYC area
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