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Old 05-09-06, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by awmurray
I think you just answered you own question.

They're trying to invoke the "oh, shit, I won't be able to buy the extra disc for $10" syndrome. If you have time to think about it, you might not buy it, but you've got to make a decision NOW based on the fear that it won't be available later. And decisions based on fear are often wrong. It's good marketing, though.

I'm waiting for the HD release, though.
yea, exactly. it's def an evil way to get collector's like us to get the DVDs. i won't be getting a HD player anytime soon so i'll settle for the regular version.
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Old 05-09-06, 03:12 PM
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I think they're still trying to figure out what will sell and what won't; 'Jarhead' and 'Cinderella Man' were both (to be kind) under-performers at the box office, and 'Munich' didn't exactly start any fires ... and then the stores under-order, because they don't want to be stuck with a lot of shelf filler ... so they wind up under-producing, and they figure that if worst comes to worst, and they all sell uber-quickly, they can always just do another two-disc set. Since the "limited" editions aren't even numbered, they could even just go back to the presses, but I would think they'd go ahead and change one thing and make a new edition.

... though the theory of easing people into HD price-wise makes a little sense too. Set it up for the time when, in a year or two, DVD becomes "bare bones" and HD becomes synonymous with extras ... I guess they figure that if they can't get enough people with just picture quality, they'll get some more people with fancy extras...
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Old 05-09-06, 04:24 PM
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how could this not be released in Canada??? I am fuming mad. I had my heart set on the 2 disc, now I'm not even going to be picking it up right away...what a fucking piss off... as a Spielberg maniac, this is a real kick in the balls. Looks like I'll have to find a good online US retailer who'll ship to canada and not charge an arm and a leg.

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Old 05-09-06, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mdc3000
how could this not be released in Canada??? I am fuming mad. I had my heart set on the 2 disc, now I'm not even going to be picking it up right away...what a fucking piss off... as a Spielberg maniac, this is a real kick in the balls. Looks like I'll have to find a good online US retailer who'll ship to canada and not charge an arm and a leg.

MATT
Looks like it not being available in Canada is true.

Both DDD.ca and Amazon.ca do not have it listed.

Perhaps DVDEmpire can assist you here.

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Old 05-09-06, 05:44 PM
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It was quite a hunt looking for this today..

1st stop: Costco (since it was heaviliy advertised on their website), but only the 1-disc version for (I believe) $18.39

2nd stop: Best Buy nearest me. This was about 12:15, and they were already sold out. I had one of the blue shirts check the surrounding stores, and he said they had 7 at a nearby location. I asked if he could call and hold one, and of course, that was a no-go. So I went over to a kiosk and did an online order /w in-store pickup for that location, and headed off to work for a few hours.

3rd Stop (Kind of): Before heading out from work, I checked my email to print out the confirmation and order#, and all I got was an "Out of Stock" email stating that this store didn't have any either. I guess they had sold their 7 copies by the time they went to actually pull my order.

4th Stop: With that information, I checked stock at other Best Buys using BB.com and saw that they still had some at the Florida Mall location, which is probably about 20-25 minutes from here. I called to verify, and he said they had them. I explained my prediciment and asked him to hold one, to which he again informed me they're not allowed. I told him that it's probably pretty limited, and it's going to take me about 30 minutes to get there, and I had already struck out twice. He said that there were plenty. So I asked him for his name, so that I could talk to the manager if the need arose.

I got down there, and looked on the New Release wall, as well as in the drama section, and no 2-disc sets to be found. I was pretty steamed at this point, but kindly asked a blue shirt if they had any, and he said "Did you call?" and I said yes, so he handed me the last copy that he had stashed at his terminal, saying that he looked after I called, and there was only one left. I'm pretty sure if I hadn't asked for his name, I'd be driving to another Best Buy right now.

I've got it now, even though it's a pretty expensive blind buy, I'm sure it'll be good. It is a little dinged up, but this is probably the only one I'll ever see in store. I don't know why they make these things so limited.
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Old 05-09-06, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
It was quite a hunt looking for this today..

1st stop: Costco (since it was heaviliy advertised on their website), but only the 1-disc version for (I believe) $18.39

2nd stop: Best Buy nearest me. This was about 12:15, and they were already sold out. I had one of the blue shirts check the surrounding stores, and he said they had 7 at a nearby location. I asked if he could call and hold one, and of course, that was a no-go. So I went over to a kiosk and did an online order /w in-store pickup for that location, and headed off to work for a few hours.

3rd Stop (Kind of): Before heading out from work, I checked my email to print out the confirmation and order#, and all I got was an "Out of Stock" email stating that this store didn't have any either. I guess they had sold their 7 copies by the time they went to actually pull my order.

4th Stop: With that information, I checked stock at other Best Buys using BB.com and saw that they still had some at the Florida Mall location, which is probably about 20-25 minutes from here. I called to verify, and he said they had them. I explained my prediciment and asked him to hold one, to which he again informed me they're not allowed. I told him that it's probably pretty limited, and it's going to take me about 30 minutes to get there, and I had already struck out twice. He said that there were plenty. So I asked him for his name, so that I could talk to the manager if the need arose.

I got down there, and looked on the New Release wall, as well as in the drama section, and no 2-disc sets to be found. I was pretty steamed at this point, but kindly asked a blue shirt if they had any, and he said "Did you call?" and I said yes, so he handed me the last copy that he had stashed at his terminal, saying that he looked after I called, and there was only one left. I'm pretty sure if I hadn't asked for his name, I'd be driving to another Best Buy right now.

I've got it now, even though it's a pretty expensive blind buy, I'm sure it'll be good. It is a little dinged up, but this is probably the only one I'll ever see in store. I don't know why they make these things so limited.
Glad to see that you succeeded in your quest Shagrath.
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Old 05-09-06, 05:54 PM
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I did not see any of the 2 disc version at two different Targets today. Is Target carrying it?
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Old 05-09-06, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by speedy1961
Glad to see that you succeeded in your quest Shagrath.
Sometimes I enjoy the hunt just as much as the end result. Although rush hour traffic around here is pretty bad.
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Old 05-09-06, 06:10 PM
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my order has not shipped from amazon yet -- i ordered it about a month ago. my jarhead ce shipped the date of release. if i see it at the B&M today, i may pick it up and cancel the amazon order.
Neither has mine, and it's pissing me off. It's not even in a status where it's about to ship. They'd better follow through with it, seeing as how I ordered it last week.
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Old 05-09-06, 06:12 PM
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Mine came in the mail today from Towerrecords.com for $24.99 shipped w/coupon.
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Old 05-09-06, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
Sometimes I enjoy the hunt just as much as the end result. Although rush hour traffic around here is pretty bad.
I can only imagine. We had a major tie up here in New Haven today which made getting to my second job an adventure.

Also, your post proves my point that if you treat a blue shirt with kindness and respect, that they'll try to help you to the best of their ability.

Although I'll never understand BB's policy of not holding items for 1 business day like most of the Circuit City's in my area do.
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Old 05-09-06, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by starecase
I did not see any of the 2 disc version at two different Targets today. Is Target carrying it?

From what has come up in these threads, Target is only carrying the single DVD version.

Happy hunting!
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Old 05-09-06, 07:18 PM
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I stopped by my Best Buy at 5:00 and they only had 3 left.
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Old 05-09-06, 07:19 PM
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If anyone is having trouble finding one in L.A., you may want to try Laser Blazer on the westside. They had at least 30 of the limiteed-edition when I was in there a few hours ago. Maybe call them to see if they still have any left since they may have all flown off the shelf at this point. Their price was $29.99.
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Old 05-09-06, 07:25 PM
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i picked mine up a BB today -- last one on the shelf. i had already ordered online it as an in store pick up. low and behold, when the checkout girl brings out the discs (i had ordered scrubs and the new world as well), the single disc was in the stack of dvds and not the two disc. she was nice about it, admitted they put in the wrong disc, and let me grab the last one on the shelf.

btw, my amazon order had not shipped and i have since cancelled that order.
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Old 05-09-06, 07:30 PM
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Although I'll never understand BB's policy of not holding items for 1 business day like most of the Circuit City's in my area do.
My store doesn't bother with holding things for customers unless its an issue or emergency. Too many people who call in to "hold" things used to either never show up, or come in and grab something off the displayer so we'd be holding something for nothing.

I love when customers call in at 10 AM on a Tuesday and ask if we got a major release like Harry Potter or a Disney film and worry that its already sold out. The studios' "limited" marketing really works on these people.
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Old 05-09-06, 07:33 PM
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Got out of work at 3:30 - was at Best Buy by 3:50, and got one of the last three copies, along with a copy of The New World. It's my first go at DVD shopping in a long time because of the cost of two mini-vacations in three weeks and my subscription to Blockbuster Online. Glad I got what I wanted. Yay DVD's! Huzzah!

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Originally Posted by cupcake jesus
Got out of work at 3:30 - was at Best Buy by 3:50, and got one of the last three copies, along with a copy of The New World. It's my first go at DVD shopping in a long time because of the cost of two mini-vacations in three weeks and my subscription to Blockbuster Online. Glad I got what I wanted. Yay DVD's! Huzzah!

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Good to see ya cupcake jesus! Long time no see!
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Just ordered mine at DDD. I should get it in a month or 2
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I picked one up at BB today. They had about 4. Stopped at CC first, they didn't have any.
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I went to Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, K-Mart, Borders, and finally Barnes And Noble. They had 1 copy left of Munich: LE sitting there for a steep $38 bucks. So I bought it and probably actually saved money because if I had driven any more further, I would have needed to buy gas. What a pain. Nobody in my locale had any copys except B&N. Shagrath I sympathize with you amigo!
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Old 05-09-06, 08:12 PM
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This new rare SE trend is really starting to piss me off. I mean why even release the f-ing thing if it's already out of print on release day!!! I went to four different stores today and nobody had it, nobody. So I had to order it online and pay for some ridiculous shippping on an already overpriced DVD. I get the fact that it's limited, that cool, but at least let it be available for purchase on freaking release day! And if the studios don't want to do that, then let people know that it's a pre-order only limited edtition. Or if it is going to be in stores for a single day, let it be know that only one out of four stores will get about three copies in that are sold off to employees before any true customers get a chance.

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Old 05-09-06, 08:39 PM
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I went to Fry's this morning before work and they only had a handful of copies of the widescreen single-disc edition. When I asked an employee if they had any of the limited edition in stock, he looked at me funny and told me they didn't get any in.

I went to Tower this afternoon after work and they had five copies left for $29 each with a slew of the single-disc editions in stock. Picked one up and proceeded to get stuck in rush hour for 45 minutes.
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Old 05-09-06, 08:49 PM
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I decided to go looking for this tonight as well:

Best Buy... no stock
Borders... 2 copies "on order" but none in stock
FYE... 4 copies in stock, but for $39.99
Barnes & Noble... 2 copies in stock, for $39.99 - 10% off

Decided just to go with B&N.
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Old 05-09-06, 08:56 PM
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Deep Discount DVD still has this in stock for $27.88 shipped. FYI
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