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(DEAD) Price Mistake: Rurouni Kenshin TV Season 1 Economy Box is 29.99 at bestbuy.com

Old 09-20-05, 11:13 PM
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(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

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Old 09-21-05, 12:54 AM
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Thanks! This will be a blind buy for me. Hopefully it won't get cancelled.
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Old 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 Don't have high hope that your boxset will arrive in mint condition.
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What makes this set "economy"?
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Old 09-21-05, 08:30 AM
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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.
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Old 09-21-05, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by eau




BB usually honors their misprice.
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.
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I'm in! Thanks.

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Just got done Netflixing this series, otherwise i would have jumped on this.
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Old 09-21-05, 11:25 AM
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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.
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Old 09-21-05, 11:49 AM
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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.
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Old 09-21-05, 11:54 AM
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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.
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So this is a cheaper version of the BROWN BENTO Box Sets, right? Same discs, different packaging?
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i'll have to get this hope the next 2 sets are $30 too lol

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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.
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amazon has it listed for $71.95
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It's a thinpack re-release of the first season of Kenshin. Same DVDs, Cheaper Price.
 
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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.
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Sold Out/Dead
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sold out.
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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.
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It's no longer listed on the website. My order hasn't been killed yet though. Wonder if they will honor it?
 
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It's back on the website now...but at $65.99.
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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:
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Old 09-26-05, 02:24 PM
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Wow! Great. They honor the misprice and gave you a $5 coupon to boost
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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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