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Rant: Incredibles at Best Buy

Old 03-17-05, 12:41 PM
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Everyone worrying about the stickers on the slipcover....This is a reason to buy asap. Those stickers come off nice and easy when they are fresh, at least when the slip cover is nice and glossy like the Incredibles. Both stickers on mine are gone already, not even a hint of residue or tearing.
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Old 03-17-05, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by M Polo
You know what pisses me off more than anything with Best Buy, Circuit City, Walmart etc. is when DVDís have slip covers that arenít covered in plastic(Most of them) they slap there damn Price sticker right on the Slipcover in the most inopportune spot they can and use THE stickiest glue I believe they could find. When you peel it off either a) it just tears off and leaves half of it there or b) it leaves that nasty sticky residue. Come on stores work with us collectors here maybe put it on the actual DVD which IS covered in plastic instead of the nice slipcase. Those things have gotten me on tonís of DVDís.

Rant over, lol.
If you REALLY want to, you can always get them off safely. Might take an hour, but it can be done. Water, a rag, lots of caution, and possibly Goo-Gone.
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Old 03-17-05, 12:48 PM
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Pfftt. Try a dozen or more here, plus both recent locations of their world headquarters.
you win...or possibly lose
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Old 03-17-05, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Dabaomb
you win...or possibly lose
Exactly.

Actually I did buy it there, though. The other places around here are even worse for buying DVDs, with either ridiculous prices or no selection and I won't even walk into Walmart anymore. It's pretty much BB, Target, or online.
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Old 03-17-05, 03:14 PM
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At the Walmart in my town, every DVD with a slipcase his this clear little sticker on it, then the price sticker on top. The clear stick just comes off easily, no sign of a sticker
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Old 03-17-05, 04:59 PM
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So...the OP actually left Best Buy to go to another store for a fucking cardboard slip cover?

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So...the OP actually left Best Buy to go to another store for a fucking cardboard slip cover?

I would do exactly the same thing. If the DVD is supposed to come with a slipcover, I want it.
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Old 03-17-05, 05:18 PM
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My boss and I went to Circuit City at 11:15am on Tuesday and picked "The I's" (and little basketball) for only $14.99.

I was told there were about 50 people waiting before the store opened to pick up the DVD and BBall.
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Old 03-17-05, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Dabaomb
I would do exactly the same thing. If the DVD is supposed to come with a slipcover, I want it.
Yup, me too.
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Old 03-17-05, 06:15 PM
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here's the problem I had. I didn't see the circular showing the deal for the lithographs as in "one per household" so, I bought three incredibles DVD's and picked up three lithographs. The cashier rang them all up @ $24.17 a piece. Needless to say, I told him that was the wrong price. He then sent me over to CS so they could "fix" the problem. "Emily" @ CS said the incredibles were supposed to ring up @ $29.99 apiece but since I used my reward zone card, they were only $24.17 each. I'm like look, your posted price is $15.99 per DVD, how in the hell do you come up $30 per set? She again says to me " you bought three of them!" I'm like, yeah, thanks supergirl, I know I have three of them but why are you charging me so much for each one? Just then Jethro Bodine AKA the Manager comes over to try to help. He then informs me that the lithographs are $10 each once you get the "free" single one with the DVD. These same lithographs that are free, you are charging $10 for? dude you can definately take them back is my response. He then goes on to read the circular to me as though I am mildly to severly retarded and processes me out. It took everything in me not to jump over the counter and give him a taste of what he was dishing out to me! Since moving to MI, the service at BB has been repugnant to say the least. If this were the first time I experieinced this kind of confusion, I might wink at it but, they have really treated me less than kindly on more than one occasion, this time included. I'm thinking, they just lost me as a customer.

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Old 03-17-05, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarantino
So...the OP actually left Best Buy to go to another store for a fucking cardboard slip cover?

I don't know how you could be a member of this board for any length of time and find this unusual in the slightest.

When I buy a DVD I expect it to come in its full original packaging. In the case of "The Incredibles," the slipcover is foil and gives the cover a nice, three-dimensional look.
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Old 03-17-05, 07:11 PM
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I might expect it if say, it added anything to the DVD (like say, the I-Robot cover, in which case the slip is different than the under), but not this case. Seems a little ridiculous to me. Then again, I'm the guy who doesn't give a shit about inserts either. I pretty much just care what's actually on the disc. Call me a rarity.
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Old 03-17-05, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
Dvds are shipped from the manufacturer that way. Stores generally don't do the shrinkwrapping themselves. Many also arrive at stores prepriced as well. While it would be better for us if the companies removed the slipcases, priced the shrinkwrap, and put them back on, it's probably much more time-consuming to do it that way.
So why not put the damn shrinkwrap OVER the slipcase, like they USED to do on titles that had them? That way you don't have any crap stuck to it, and no chance of anyone switching the cases inside either to get something at a lower price! I noticed that with the 2 "Huckabees" editions, you could probably get away with that at most stores. When stores are real busy they have enough to do without checking inside every damn slipcase.
I should take the slipcovers off Bambi or some other G-rated title then put a porn disc inside then put it back on the shelf for some unsuspecting fool
Added: Since they started packaging DVDs this way I've double-checked that the correct disc is in fact inside before buying- this, along with the separate Foolscreen releases, is an unnecessary annoyance!

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Old 03-17-05, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiky
Everyone worrying about the stickers on the slipcover....This is a reason to buy asap. Those stickers come off nice and easy when they are fresh, at least when the slip cover is nice and glossy like the Incredibles. Both stickers on mine are gone already, not even a hint of residue or tearing.
A hair dryer and goo gone are your friends in most cases, unless the slipcover is not printed on high glossy cardboard stock.
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Old 03-17-05, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarantino
So...the OP actually left Best Buy to go to another store for a fucking cardboard slip cover?

You're hardly the person to laugh at another man's choices.

Besides, it's more the principle of the thing. Would it have really bothered me to not have a slipcase? No. But at the time it looked like it could potentially be a plot by the store to increase fullscreen sales.
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Old 03-18-05, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Banjo
You're hardly the person to laugh at another man's choices.

Besides, it's more the principle of the thing. Would it have really bothered me to not have a slipcase? No. But at the time it looked like it could potentially be a plot by the store to increase fullscreen sales.
Yeah, Best Buy has a plot to increase fullscreen sales

I work there and know that on new release day, we get a hell of a lot more widescreen releases than full screen (probably a 4:1 ratio). If they were trying to push fullscreen on people, they'd even that out.

Also, I'm not really sure why the widescreen releases at your BB didn't have slipcovers, all or ours did.

A plot...
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Old 03-18-05, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Banjo
You mis-read the first post. There was an equal amount of fullscreen and widescreen. But only the fullscreen had slipcovers.
You mis-read the quote. Each store only gets a certain amount of dvds with slipcases. Everyone came in and bought only the widescreen version, when they restocked the shelf, they don't have anymore widescreen version with the slipcovers. BB sold out of them.

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Old 03-18-05, 07:25 AM
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There were slipcases on all the dvds at future shop...ours came with metal tins that are pretty much the same as the disney treasure cases but with a big 'incredibles 'sticker on the front..kinda cheesy...at walmart they come with some 'incredibles 'graphics program for making cardsa dn stuff i think/....
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Old 03-18-05, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by M Polo
You know what pisses me off more than anything with Best Buy, Circuit City, Walmart etc. is when DVDís have slip covers that arenít covered in plastic(Most of them) they slap there damn Price sticker right on the Slipcover in the most inopportune spot they can and use THE stickiest glue I believe they could find.
The I Heart Huckabees 2-Disc I got at BB a few weeks ago had this easily peelable plastic layer underneath the price sticker, so when you peeled this plastic layer the price tag easily came off with it (with no damage to the case). This seems to be the best way to go, and I wish it was done more often.
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Old 03-18-05, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by darkhawk
You mis-read the quote. Each store only gets a certain amount of dvds with slipcases. Everyone came in and bought only the widescreen version, when they restocked the shelf, they don't have anymore widescreen version with the slipcovers. BB sold out of them.
Ah, I see what you're saying now. Didn't realize that only a certain amount get the slipcases.
And Tarantino, if your only contribution to the thread is to laugh at me, go elsewhere. I'm getting sick of it really fucking fast.
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Old 03-18-05, 03:07 PM
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Down here at BB, there's no more slipcases for the widescreen. All the full frames still have them. I got mine from here on tuesday and it had a slipcase on it. On wednesday, I came back to get Star Trek: FC and that's when I saw no more slip covers on the WS ones.
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I also bought the Incredibles at BestBuy and did a pricematch with Fry's. But it took forever for them to do the pricematch. Employees at my BB never trust their customers and ALWAYS call the store. They think that customers make the store flyers and make up the prices. Anyways, my BB had the slipcovers on all their widescreen copies. By the way, I prefer to have inserts over slipcovers.
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He then informs me that the lithographs are $10 each once you get the "free" single one with the DVD. These same lithographs that are free, you are charging $10 for? dude you can definately take them back is my response. He then goes on to read the circular to me as though I am mildly to severly retarded and processes me out.
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the sign at my BB said ONE free litho to each RZ member, not one per DVD. Which would be true via your RZ number even if you went through checkout 3 times for your 3 copies. Oh, and the sign here said $24.99 regular price for the lithos, $10 sounds decent to me.

Other than the first litho that should've been free, sounds like they were doing it just fine for you.
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Old 03-18-05, 04:35 PM
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They charged me for all three lithographs and not just the two after the first free item. There were no signs posted anywhere in the store referencing anything about the llithographs one way or another. I was not trying to get over on them as I was unaware of the policy. My gripe is that inspite of that, they treated me as though this was all my fault & not theirs for clearly labeling and identifying the lithographs. I've been a very loyal customer of BB for quite a while and I have over 1600 DVD's to show for it. They could have been a bit more customer service(with an emphasis on the Service) oriented and dealt with me on a more professional level than the way in which they did. Like I said, this was not the first time I've had a problem with the CS @ the Okemos BB in MI.
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Originally Posted by Dabaomb
I would do exactly the same thing. If the DVD is supposed to come with a slipcover, I want it.
me too. why get jipped of something you are perfectly entitled. plus, with all the other pixar and disney titles it fits perfectly in a collection. without it, it would be like getting another dreary Dreamworks animated release
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