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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   TVAdam

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Posted September 17 2008 - 09:29 AM

I got a message in the mail telling me that THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS has been delayed. The estimated ship date is October 10, 2008. However, I thought it wasn't coming until November. So how is that a delay? Am I missing something, lol?

What's the word on the release date for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS?

#2 of 23 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 17 2008 - 12:49 PM

TL's customer service dept. has been a bit scatterbrained lately, it seems. They keep sending cards to people who pre-ordered the Real Ghostbusters DVD set, telling them to expect it in Sept or Oct, but the release date is (and always has been) November 15th. So no telling what's going on there right now!

They're also sending postcards telling people that Smothers Brothers is delayed, but I know a number of people have copies...notably my mother in law.

Gord and I keep discussing this with the guy at TL in charge of the video dept., and the confusion is driving him nuts...but he doesn't control the customer service guys, and he's not sure why this keeps happening. He's gonna go postal on them any moment now, I promise you!

Real Ghostbusters is really mid-November...no sooner. The packaging isn't even finished being produced yet!!!
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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   TVAdam

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Posted September 17 2008 - 02:49 PM

Okay. Thanks for clearing that up. I'm excited about this release. Posted Image

#4 of 23 OFFLINE   FrankPitt

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Posted September 17 2008 - 03:49 PM

I received a postcard from them just two days ago, which reads, in part:

"Unfortunately, we are still out of stock for the item(s) you ordered..."

I would imagine so. I've only ordered The Real Ghostbusters and it isn't expected for another couple of months.

"However, we can expect to ship your selection within 30 days..."

Really?

"Federal regulations prohibit us from holding this order any longer without your consent..."

Say what now?

"Therefore, unless we hear from you within 14 days, we'll have to cancel your order and issue a refund."

Considering I haven't been charged, I'll gladly take a refund. But seriously, they need to get their act together over there. This is my first time dealing with them, and it's been an all-around befuddling experience.

#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Paul Miller

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Posted September 18 2008 - 09:07 AM

After this debacle, I'm starting to wonder if the Time Life Exclusive Rocky & Bullwinkle numbers were reported right.

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 18 2008 - 11:36 AM

An official statement from Time Life has been posted by us to explain what's going on with these postcards:

The Real Ghostbusters DVD news: Regarding Time Life's postcards for The Real Ghostbusters - The Complete Series | TVShowsOnDVD.com
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#7 of 23 OFFLINE   Paul Miller

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Posted October 20 2008 - 05:56 AM

For the love of Slimer, they just sent me another postcard with the...

"Unfortunately, we are still out of stock for the items(s) you ordered, however, we expect to ship your selection in 30 days. If you can wait a bit longer to receive your order, please contact our Customer Service Center as shown. Federal regulations prohibit us from holding this order any longer without your consent. Therefore, unless we hear from you with 14 days, we will have to cancel your order and issue a refund.

We hope to hear from you soon.

A. Davis
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#8 of 23 OFFLINE   Tony J Case

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Posted November 05 2008 - 08:32 AM

Wonderful, I got ANOTHER postcard from them today saying that they were going to cancel my order. Being the paranoid type, I contacted them - this is what they said back

Thank you for contacting Time Life.

We have noted your account that you would still like the collection.

We appreciate your interest in Time Life, and the opportunity to be of assistance.


Granted it's not much to work with, but nothing in that response says to me "Go ahead an ingore that card". Better safe than sorry, I always say.

#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Paul Miller

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Posted November 10 2008 - 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Miller
For the love of Slimer, they just sent me another postcard with the...

"Unfortunately, we are still out of stock for the items(s) you ordered, however, we expect to ship your selection in 30 days. If you can wait a bit longer to receive your order, please contact our Customer Service Center as shown. Federal regulations prohibit us from holding this order any longer without your consent. Therefore, unless we hear from you with 14 days, we will have to cancel your order and issue a refund.

We hope to hear from you soon.

A. Davis
Customer Service"

Does everyone see this? I called on October 20th, the day I posted it, and made sure to tell them that I still wanted the set. Tonight I received an email from TimeLife that they CANCELED my order. Tomorrow I'm going to have to call them up and straighten this all out.

::shakes head::

#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Paul Miller

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Posted November 11 2008 - 02:44 AM

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Does everyone see this? I called on October 20th, the day I posted it, and made sure to tell them that I still wanted the set. Tonight I received an email from TimeLife that they CANCELED my order. Tomorrow I'm going to have to call them up and straighten this all out.

::shakes head::

I called today and thankfully they restored my order at the price I bought it at.

Hopefully everything ships out on November 25th and everything is clear sailing from here on out.

#11 of 23 OFFLINE   Tony J Case

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Posted November 11 2008 - 03:53 AM

I'm astounded at the level of incompitancy over at time life. This is the second time I've done business with them, and it's the second time they've screwed things up.

Ok, the first time was having an unsecure web page, so that when I pasted the URL to a forum for the deal I was cashing in on, EVERY single bit of personal information was on display to *EVERYONE* who clicked that link - so this time out isnt nearly as bad, but still - come on. If you cant hang onto pre-orders that long, then dont bloody well TAKE them as early as you did.

Idiots. I'm done with them after this.

#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Bill GrandPre

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Posted November 24 2008 - 01:56 PM

I got mine today.

I've watched two episodes so far. Great presentation on what I've seen (which isn't much) but I was browsing through the booklet (which, again, is very well-done) and I hate to be the first person on the forum to report getting it only to post something negative but it mentions that "Deja Boo" features music substitution.

On one hand it sucks but on the other hand it's a clips show AND I can't find any reference online to what music was originally featured in the episode in the first place so it can't be that notable or objectionable.
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#13 of 23 OFFLINE   cammy85

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Posted November 25 2008 - 03:15 AM

You GOT yours already, Bill? I thought they weren't shipping until today??

I think I can answer your question regarding Deja Boo. Since it aired in Season 5 they were using a slightly rockified Ghostbusters theme in the episodes so rather than play the older music for the clips they used the new music. This was probably put in the book so as not to confuse first-time viewers or something like that.

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted November 25 2008 - 03:33 AM

I just read a detailed review of this set.

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Kenneth V

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Posted November 25 2008 - 02:16 PM

I got mine today! Set looks great! I will definately be going into this set over the long Holiday weekend.

Also, to cammy85.....Mine shipped out on Nov 21. I think Time Life wanted to have people start getting them by the 25th. You might get yours tomorrow. I received an email saying it shipped yesterday, and received it today!

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   Tony J Case

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Posted November 25 2008 - 04:25 PM

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I got mine today.

I've watched two episodes so far. Great presentation on what I've seen (which isn't much) but I was browsing through the booklet (which, again, is very well-done) and I hate to be the first person on the forum to report getting it only to post something negative but it mentions that "Deja Boo" features music substitution.

On one hand it sucks but on the other hand it's a clips show AND I can't find any reference online to what music was originally featured in the episode in the first place so it can't be that notable or objectionable.


No, what I think they mean is that the music in the clip show had the original music - the episodes where the clips were taken from - changed. Watching it and comparing it to my old barely watchable VHS copy, it sounds the same.

#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted November 26 2008 - 06:49 AM

I got mine on the 25th.

#18 of 23 OFFLINE   nikkif99uk

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Posted December 09 2008 - 09:29 AM

am glad they gonna do a retail version in volumes, so that I actually get a chance to buy this show seeing as Timelife do not ship to the UK

#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Andrew Radke

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Posted December 09 2008 - 03:21 PM

I'm also glad it'll be available via retail. As much as I want the big box, money's just way too tight around here for such a purchase. I'd rather go this route than not have it at all! Great news indeed.
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#20 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted December 10 2008 - 03:06 PM

Note that there is a bonus disc exclusive to the box set that has the pilot and extended interviews on it.





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