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Old 03-19-04, 09:02 AM
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Scooby Doo 1&2, why so expensive???

Looking up and down the TV set food chain, it seems like it's priced really high (excluding HBO sets)???
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Old 03-19-04, 09:35 AM
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I think it's priced too high, as well. I want to buy the Flintstones, but I haven't been able to convince myself of the $45.00 price. I think it should have been priced around $30.00 like Gilligan's Island (where I got 36 episodes). With that being said, I still *might* break down and buy it.

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I bought it with Flintstones at Best Buy and they took off $25 off the total which made it around $40 each. I went to Wal-Mart and they wanted $50 each and no discount if you bought both.
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They're both around $40 from Amazon with the share-the-love discount.
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41 bucks at Costco, and yes the price seems damn high. The set ain't even anything special- no extra stuff inside, basic plain box.
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Well, part of the price determination process is expected sales. These are not likely to be top sellers.
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Originally posted by EPKJ
These are not likely to be top sellers.
Especially at these prices. The price is what has kept me away from the Flintstones and Scooby. I'll wait for a price drop or good sale before picking them up.
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Flintstones is worth buying..though why anyone would buy Scooby when it's shown a million times a day on all CN stations and CN on demand
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Especially at these prices. The price is what has kept me away from the Flintstones and Scooby. I'll wait for a price drop or good sale before picking them up.
I want both of them, and I must admit that the price put me off even at Costco.
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These posts keep springing up which leads me to believe WB may have made a mistake. I bought them both for $40 each at best buy and i think its a great deal, but I'm biased Flintstones is one of my favorite shows ever. So to have the entire first season uncut, in order, and in a format that won't wear out was a no brainer for me. I hope these sell well, i really want all the seasons
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Originally posted by RichardW
They're both around $40 from Amazon with the share-the-love discount.
But if the retail price was more in line with where it should be, the Amazon price would be closer to $25-30.

These sets are way too expensive. I really want to get Jonny Quest, but I'm having trouble shelling out that much $$$ to get it.
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Ha!

If you think these sets are expensive, you obviously haven't tried to purchase Voyager - Season One!! Suncoast's current price for this 15 episode, 5 disc set, is currently $139.95!!!
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Scooby snacks aint cheap ya know
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Originally posted by Joseph B
Ha!

If you think these sets are expensive, you obviously haven't tried to purchase Voyager - Season One!! Suncoast's current price for this 15 episode, 5 disc set, is currently $139.95!!!
But that price makes sense. Few watched Voyager and few want it on DVD, so, the price is sky high.
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I have gotten used to paying around $25-$35 for season sets. The Scooby set seemed too high to me as well and I passed on it. I would never even consider paying the off the wall prices asked for the Star Trek and X files sets.

I can understand that music rights (like with the SCTV set) can cause the prices of box sets to go through the roof, but that should not be an issue with the Scooby and Flintstone sets.

I usually just stay patient with box sets. There is always a deal that comes along like the $24.99 sale Target had last year on Futurama and Family Guy or the 50% off coupon for the Fox Store I used for King of the Hill.

I'll get the Scooby set for $30 eventually. With so many TV box sets on the market I want, I have to make sure I pay as little as possible for each one.

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I want to know where the Headless Horseman episode was. WTF?
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I'd love to have both the Scooby-Doo and Flintstones sets, but not at those prices. Especially since I already own some of the Scooby episodes on older DVDs like "Original Mysteries" and "Spookiest Tales". Guess I'll wait until they start showing up at the used stores and pick them up for $25 - 30 each. No $$ for Warner Bros.!
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Originally posted by Scot1458
I want to know where the Headless Horseman episode was. WTF?
Check here: Episode Guide
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yeah, I feel these are overpriced as well. I mean the Looney Tunes super-golden-tricked-out-edition was in the same price range, but it included more shows, and Xtras - pretty darn good Xtras considering the material...

How many episodes are even on the Scooby set?
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Aaah, but this is Scooby. $40 is still a bit high but there's a lot of childhood regression in the box. I'll pick it up next time in the States.
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51 bucks each for flintstones and scooby doo here at future shop in canada...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! yeah right...
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Originally posted by scottp120
I bought it with Flintstones at Best Buy and they took off $25 off the total which made it around $40 each. I went to Wal-Mart and they wanted $50 each and no discount if you bought both.
That's what I did as well, though I do agree both sets are overpriced.

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Originally posted by Axorr

How many episodes are even on the Scooby set?
25 episodes
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So, 12 eps for season 1, and 13 eps for season 2?
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I'd love to pick these up, but it's a little too steep for me.
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