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Big O Anime_Fan 09-20-05 11:13 PM

(DEAD) Price Mistake: Rurouni Kenshin TV Season 1 Economy Box is 29.99 at bestbuy.com
 
You can preorder this great Kenshin box set now at Bestbuy.com for 29.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....uct&id=1481609

Retail price is going to be 79.95 ! 6 DVD set re-release

Later all

Anime Fan

bis22 09-21-05 12:54 AM

Thanks! This will be a blind buy for me. Hopefully it won't get cancelled.

eau 09-21-05 01:46 AM

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Thanks! The list price for this season set is $79.95. BB misprice is practically 62.5% off!!!

BB usually honors their misprice. However, they have the lousiest shipping in the industry. They will most certainly ship the boxset using a padded envelope -eek- Don't have high hope that your boxset will arrive in mint condition.

exharrison 09-21-05 08:01 AM

What makes this set "economy"?

fender69 09-21-05 08:30 AM

Thanks, I've been wanting to get this series.

If it gets damaged in the mail I'll exchange it at best buy as I'm sure they will have some on the shelves.

Sweet Baby James 09-21-05 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by eau

They usually honor misprices if they have it in stock. However, they have been canceling mispriced items that aren't in stock(example:Hellsing Box Set for $16.99 was cancelled). Worth a shot because when they do cancel a mispriced order, they usually will give you a $5 digital coupon as an apology for the cancellation. Thanks Big O Anime_Fan.:)

bobpierce 09-21-05 09:59 AM

I'm in! Thanks.

- Bob P.

Maxflier 09-21-05 10:36 AM

Just got done Netflixing this series, otherwise i would have jumped on this.

bis22 09-21-05 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by exharrison
What makes this set "economy"?

Traditionally, they release an anime season in a series of volumes, each containing a few episodes and being sold at the full price of a DVD. This set contains the full season at a reduced price.

Jah-Wren Ryel 09-21-05 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by exharrison
What makes this set "economy"?

It probably has plain packaging, maybe even thin-paks. The previous season boxes were sort of fancy - but not particularly functional, the discs themselves were stupidly packed, like in paper sleeves or something equally poor. So, this "economy" version may actually be better, if plainer, packed.

eau 09-21-05 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by exharrison
What makes this set "economy"?

Initially, this series was released in 6 individual volumes, for $30 each.
Then, it was released in a premium bento set, for $150.
Soon, it will be released in an economy set, for $80.

They all have the same discs. They make the economy set at a cheaper price point, hence the name. Btw, it's the first season only. Two more seasons will be released in economy sets later.

tmy727 09-21-05 11:59 AM

So this is a cheaper version of the BROWN BENTO Box Sets, right? Same discs, different packaging?

Krayzie 09-21-05 12:09 PM

i'll have to get this hope the next 2 sets are $30 too lol

eau 09-21-05 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by tmy727
So this is a cheaper version of the BROWN BENTO Box Sets, right? Same discs, different packaging?

No official specs on the economy set yet but it's 6 discs. It is reasonable to assume they would use the same 6 discs on this set.

Krayzie 09-21-05 12:23 PM

amazon has it listed for $71.95

JGwinn1048 09-21-05 12:23 PM

It's a thinpack re-release of the first season of Kenshin. Same DVDs, Cheaper Price.

exharrison 09-21-05 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by eau
Initially, this series was released in 6 individual volumes, for $30 each.
Then, it was released in a premium bento set, for $150.
Soon, it will be released in an economy set, for $80.

They all have the same discs. They make the economy set at a cheaper price point, hence the name. Btw, it's the first season only. Two more seasons will be released in economy sets later.

This is what I was getting at. I just wanted to know what made it different from the original set.

IamLegend 09-21-05 12:53 PM

Sold Out/Dead

spinning plates 09-21-05 12:54 PM

sold out.

eau 09-21-05 01:49 PM

They marked it sold out now. It looks like they got wind from the multitude of orders for this item in the past 12 hours or so.

JGwinn1048 09-21-05 03:32 PM

It's no longer listed on the website. My order hasn't been killed yet though. Wonder if they will honor it?

eau 09-22-05 11:42 AM

It's back on the website now...but at $65.99.

bis22 09-26-05 01:25 PM

Hey, good news. It sounds like this is going to go through. I ordered 2 copies and they sent me this email:

Dear Best Buy Customer,

Thank you for your Rurouni Kenshin TV Season 1 DVD order on
BestBuy.com.

We appreciate your interest in Rurouni Kenshin TV Season 1 DVD.
Due to a system error, the DVD was incorrectly priced at $29.99. As a
result, we have canceled all but 1 unit from your order(s). If you have
any questions concerning our policies, please review the Conditions of
Use which are found online.

Because you are a valued customer, we would like to offer you
the following $5.00 Digital Coupon* toward a future purchase at
BestBuy.com:

eau 09-26-05 02:24 PM

Wow! Great. They honor the misprice and gave you a $5 coupon to boost :)

exharrison 09-26-05 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by eau
Wow! Great. They honor the misprice and gave you a $5 coupon to boost :)

I'm gonna guess that the coupon was for cancelling the second box. I only ordered one and have received no coupon.


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