Lord of the Rings-12 disc set. Where did it go?

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  1. Larry Hoffman

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    I was given almost $100.00 of Blockbuster gift certificates in December, for my birthday and went to my local blockbuster (north-east Toronto area)to buy the 12 disc set of LOTR. I figured it had come out for Christmas and I might have to wait for it to come back in to stock.
    Well, I'm still waiting. They tell me its on order but has not come in yet.
    Does anyone know why this set is so hard to get?
    Is this a problem at Blockbuster or is it no where to be found?
    I did a search of the forum and can't find any mention of this.

    Larry.
     
  2. MattHR

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    Just buy the individual EE's, then mail in the form (inside "ROTK") to get the "free" slipcase for the set. I don't believe too many retailers will stock the set much longer, since most fans bought each EE as they were released individually. There probably aren't too many potential consumers left to buy the whole collection at once, which is why New Line offered the slipcase mail-in offer for previous buyers.

    The EE set will probably end up being a "gift" set popular only around the holiday season.
     
  3. TheBat

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    I have seen the set at target.

    Jacob
     
  4. Kelly Grannell

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    I just saw them being sold for CAD$99 at Costco Newmarket.
     
  5. MarcoBiscotti

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    I haven't had any trouble locating it in my area.

    I stopped purchasing the Extended Editions after Fellowship because I was expecting something like this to be announced and just last week I finally traded that Extended Edition with a member of this forum and purchased the E.E. Trilogy Set last Friday. I must've seen at least 10 copies on shelf at every single retailer I've been to in the past 2 weeks and this is a major blockbuster franchise so I can imagine how many must've sold within the first few days that it hit streets.

    Not sure why you're having so much difficulty finding it..?
     
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    Can't your BB order the LOTR set for you?
     
  7. Larry Hoffman

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    They told me that the set was on order and it will come in when it's available. I'll either buy the 3 sets individually or call a few Blockbusters and see if one of them has it.
    Thanks to you all for your help.
    Larry
     
  8. Casey C.

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    My local Target had the EE boxed set on the shelf today for $89.99 (which really is no savings over the individial sets, which were priced at $29.99 each).
     
  9. Bernhard

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    I am even more wondering about what happened to the 9 CD Soundtrack-set they've announced...
     
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    ooooo.... [​IMG] good question. Maybe they were waiting to note the Grammy awards for Shore's RotK work. [​IMG]
     
  11. Ken_McAlinden

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    You don't even need to mail a form. You can order the slipcase online at http://www.lotrdvdbox.com/. You need a credit card and will be charged US$3 for shipping and handling, though.

    Regards,
     
  12. Marc Bax

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    Although the site claims they don't allow check card orders the arrival of my slipcase today proves that they will work fine. I used a Visa check card for the purchase.
     
  13. Larry Hoffman

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    Since a few of you mentioned you had seen the set in stores recently, I thought I'd make a few calls to the Blockbusters in my area. Well the first one i called had one of the sets in stock and I picked it up Sunday.

    I guess I should have called around first.
    Thanks again for your advise.
    Larry
     
  14. Dan Szwarc

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    I want this 9-CD soundtrack set. This is what I could find on the net from here:

    Does anyone have any more specific info? We wanttsss it!
     
  15. Bernhard

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    That sounds too good to be true. Can't wait!
     
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    That's nothing. I saw the full set at Target a couple months back for $100, with the three individual EEs for $30 each, or less. I couldn't believe that they'd be able to sell anything....
     
  17. Dan Szwarc

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    I got my $3 slipcase today.

    I paid on average about $25 for each DVD set from Amazon.
     
  18. Andrew Bunk

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    They probably mean check cards that don't carry a Visa or Mastercard logo-I think they do exist.
     

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