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Old 06-22-06, 08:51 PM
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(DEAD) Planet of the Apes Ultimate Collection $81.80 @ DDD

It was mentioned deep in one of the DDD 20% threads, so I thought it was worth mentioning that the Planet of the Apes Ultimate Collection (14-disc set with ape head) is now $81.80 at DeepDiscountDvd, which is actually ~$13 cheaper than it was during the sale after the discount and is by far the cheapest price I have found on the web for it.

So, if you have any extra dollars and don't have this set, it might be worth picking up.

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Here's the LINK

This might tick a few off that bought during the sale.
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Or bought at the BEGINNING!
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All right, that does it. I've resisted and resisted, but I'm in.

Damn you! Damn you all to hell!

(Looks like DDD expected lots of these to move during the sale and didn't quite get rid of them.)
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Originally Posted by speedy1961
Or bought at the BEGINNING!
Yeah, really.
How many more of these can be left anyways? I thought it was limited.
Old 06-22-06, 10:15 PM
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Their inventory shows at least 1500 copies in stock if it is at all accurate
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Well this really sucks. Shouldn't complain too much though since during the sale it was still the best deal compared to other sites and I knew the price would go down eventually. I just never expected it would be DDD to lower the price first, especially before I receive the one I ordered during the sale!!!

I'm sure you could probably return the one you just bought, then rebuy it later at the lower price, but that's not worth the hassle for me, I'll just keep it and proudly display the ape head.
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anybody know what the total # of sets they put out.
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You could try emailing them and complaining. I once bought some clearance items and they reduced the the prices before i received them. I told them I'D return it unless they pricematched to their site and they did. Easy as pie.
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Originally Posted by Kocheese99
anybody know what the total # of sets they put out.
There are only 10,000 (according to amazon description. A fox exec. told USA today there would be no more after they are depleted, in an article I read, so it will be oop

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just ordered one. thanks op.
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Originally Posted by g
There are only 10,000 (according to amazon description. A fox exec. told USA today there would be no more after they are depleted, in an article I read, so it will be oop
Yeah, it comes with a numbered cert of authenticity. Limited to 10,000. I've got to think that these are getting pretty close to the end of inventory. Why they are marked down so much is beyond me -- that's an AMAZING bargain.

Even if you think the ape head is silly (like I kinda do), you can just pull out the DVD set within and store normally. It's incredibly compact, with great packaging. And you get every film, the remake, extras, the full tv series, and full animated show. Absolutely amazing.
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Man, I bought it for around this much at amazon cuz I had gift certificates. I guess I should have waited, seeing how all I've done is opened the head to look at it and I haven't watched a single disc yet.
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I just bought this during the 20% off sale. I can't believe it is that cheap now. If you have any interest in this at all, it would be smart to jump on it now. A very cool set and something I'm glad I purchased.

I got #2285.
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Just grabbed myself one. I was really thinking about it during the 20% sale but passed on it. I can't do it again. Now all I need to figure out is where the heck I'm going to put the ape!!

BTW...I signed up for the Great Fun promo to save another $20. Has anyone done this?

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I'm tempted to get it and i'm not even a fan of the movies. just from a dvd collector's stand point, $81.80 is a steal. Amazon has it for $161.99. now I gotta see who will win in the fight between my wallet and the empty shelf in my dvd case.
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Originally Posted by joshtown
Just grabbed myself one. I was really thinking about it during the 20% sale but passed on it. I can't do it again. Now all I need to figure out is where the heck I'm going to put the ape!!

BTW...I signed up for the Great Fun promo to save another $20. Has anyone done this?
Yeah I did it, easy to cancel your membershit, just have to call em within the month, you also get an extra 5% off at DDD while you're a member, they have a link at their website that you have to follow.
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Looks like they wrote their description in a big, echo-y cave...
"DVD Description
The title says it all: this release is the ultimate collector's item for dedicated Planet of the Apes lovers. PLANET OF THE APES - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION contains all of the original films, the 2001 Tim Burton film, the animated television series, the live-action television series, and a full-length documentary. full-length documentary. documentary."
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I was tempted to pick this up during the sale, but held off..I can't stop myself now..Somebody stop me!
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Holy shit. I wish I had money. I hope this price sticks around until I get paid.
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Originally Posted by g
You could try emailing them and complaining. I once bought some clearance items and they reduced the the prices before i received them. I told them I'D return it unless they pricematched to their site and they did. Easy as pie.

I think I'm going to call tomorrow (if the price is still $81) and ask for my $13 or so back. DDD has 30 day satisfaction guarantee so if they won't give me the difference I'll just mail it back to them then reorder. I got to believe if we say that this is what we're doing, they'll just give us the $13 to avoid the hassle. We'll see. I'll let you know what they say.
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I thought i had conquered my dvd packaging sickness when i resisted the call of the ape head during the 20% off sale. Cornelius will be mine. I am weak.
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While that is a GREAT deal, it would be an $80 blind buy for me (except for POTA 2001) and I need to build some self control. I remind myself I already have 700+ DVDs, many of which I still haven't watched...
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i bet these wind up eventually going the same route as the LORD OF THE RINGS box sets with the figurines, or the MATRIX box set with the neo figurine...
if they don't sell through the 10,000 units nationally, we'll be seeing these monkey heads kicked out at some crazy price (like $30.00) at sam's or bjs. then everyone will bum out.
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Originally Posted by elektrohog
i bet these wind up eventually going the same route as the LORD OF THE RINGS box sets with the figurines, or the MATRIX box set with the neo figurine...
if they don't sell through the 10,000 units nationally, we'll be seeing these monkey heads kicked out at some crazy price (like $30.00) at sam's or bjs. then everyone will bum out.
My thoughts exactly. I'm not a big follower of the PotA movies. So I can resist this....for now.

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