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Rant: Incredibles at Best Buy

Old 03-18-05, 04:52 PM
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I don't see the big problem with stores having to check under the slip covers to ensure the correct disc is under it. Think about things like shoes and gym bags purchased at department stores.. the checkout employees always unzip/open and look inside to make sure you're not buying two left shoes or stuffing other goodies in the box/bag for a free ride.
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Old 03-18-05, 07:05 PM
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whats the big deal over a slipcover that youd actually go to a different store?
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Old 03-18-05, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiky
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.
it's actually one Litho per transaction. So you could've had the cashier ring each transaction up separately. Sometimes they'll make you wait on line again or physically leave the store then come back but not always.
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Old 03-18-05, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
whats the big deal over a slipcover that youd actually go to a different store?
read through page 3 of the thread and you'll see why ppl would want the slipcover.
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Old 03-18-05, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Dabaomb
it's actually one Litho per transaction. So you could've had the cashier ring each transaction up separately. Sometimes they'll make you wait on line again or physically leave the store then come back but not always.
It's actually one per household, but I purchased multiple for family members.
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Old 03-18-05, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ScottsDvds
It's actually one per household, but I purchased multiple for family members.
I bought one on Tuesday. Then I bought another one at Wednesday...I was at the store again cuz my first copy was defective.
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Old 03-18-05, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Dabaomb
I bought one on Tuesday. Then I bought another one at Wednesday...I was at the store again cuz my first copy was defective.
I purchased all mine together, but I guess it's YMMV.
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Old 03-18-05, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
whats the big deal over a slipcover that youd actually go to a different store?
It's not just the slipcover...it's the evil plot to push FULLSCREEN on the world.
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Old 03-18-05, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
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!
I agree. I was just clearing up how the stores don't shrinkwrap, the manufacturers do.
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Old 03-18-05, 09:58 PM
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What's the big deal over slip covers? They're essentially the same thing as the regular cover, and I see nothing special about them. I got a WS one at Best Buy and threw the slip cover in the garbage.
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Old 03-18-05, 10:06 PM
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Well, at least the damned thing has an insert.
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Old 03-18-05, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
whats the big deal over a slipcover that youd actually go to a different store?
FYI, in my town, Best Buy is only a about a block from Wal-Mart. It's not like I drove 10 or 15 miles for a slipcase.
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Old 03-19-05, 10:32 AM
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in that case i understand...IMO slipcases suck anyway
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Old 03-19-05, 10:37 AM
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But it means you got it FIRST!
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Old 03-19-05, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Dabaomb
it's actually one Litho per transaction. So you could've had the cashier ring each transaction up separately. Sometimes they'll make you wait on line again or physically leave the store then come back but not always.
I witnessed a cashier telling a customer that they can only get 1 lithograph and that they would have to come back another time to get a 2nd. I went over to her and told her to just ring it on 2 transactions. She said "Oh I didn't even think of that. Are we allowed to do that?" I felt embrassed to be wearing a blue shirt. I'm so happy I only work there 1 day a week now.
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Old 03-19-05, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Banjo
FYI, in my town, Best Buy is only a about a block from Wal-Mart. It's not like I drove 10 or 15 miles for a slipcase.
It seems ironic to me that you think Best Buy has some plot to sell more full screen movies...then you go to Wal*Mart.
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Old 03-19-05, 11:01 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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