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"Thriller" Complete Series Box Set Price Watch!


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#1 of 51 Chas_Michael

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Posted June 18 2010 - 06:54 PM

OK, let's have a continuing thread on the best pricing for the upcoming "Thriller" Complete Series Box Set.


Deep Discount-$101.99.



#2 of 51 Regulus

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Posted June 19 2010 - 12:16 AM

$101.00 for Two Seasons? FUGGADABOWDIT!/img/vbsmilies/htf/mad.gif


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#3 of 51 BobO'Link

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Posted June 19 2010 - 12:38 AM

^Agree fully! Plus that's two seasons of a 60 min. series with 67 episodes!  The MSRP *should* be the current *low* price or ~$90-$100 tops, not $150!  This should have a "sale" price of ~$50-$60 with a "regular" price in the $75-$85 range.  Do they think this is a "Star Trek" series?!?



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Posted June 19 2010 - 03:39 AM

Howie, first, Thriller was a 60 min. series, not a 30 min. series. Second, the same sci-fi/horror geeks who will buy everything issued in said genre(s), and buy everything multiple times, and who purchased Star Trek at enormously inflated prices, are certainly a potential customer base for this set, due to Boris Karloff's presence. Third, this is not a bare-bones set, lacking extras,  where A/V quality will be an issue. It will be comparable to the Twilight Zone season sets that Image issued a few years ago. To suggest that it should have a MSRP of $60 is ridiculous. Look at the MSRP of the Paramount half season sets! Shout! Factory's Tales of the Gold Monkey@$49.97- for 22 episodes! If this set is unaffordable for you now ($101.99), just be patient. The price will eventually drop.



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Posted June 20 2010 - 06:02 PM



Originally Posted by Regulus 

$101.00 for Two Seasons? FUGGADABOWDIT!/img/vbsmilies/htf/mad.gif


     You're absolutely right! What a ridiculously cheap price. What a steal. When I recorded mine off the air in the 80s, high grade tape cost around $15 so at 2 episodes a tape, it was around $500 for the series. Perhaps if you are serious about this price being too high then a cheaper hobby might be in order.



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Posted June 20 2010 - 11:21 PM

$500? Boy did you get Gypped! I'll just wait until it gets down to $9.99, then I'll snatch it up with one of those Targhee or Wally Cards the Car Dealers give away! /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif


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Posted June 21 2010 - 09:22 AM



Originally Posted by Regulus 

$500? Boy did you get Gypped! I'll just wait until it gets down to $9.99, then I'll snatch it up with one of those Targhee or Wally Cards the Car Dealers give away! /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif



     Good for you! You got lucky on this one. Let me know how lucky you get on shows like The Wonder Years and WKRP in Cincinnati recorded off-air with the original music. /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif

   


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Posted June 21 2010 - 09:36 AM



Originally Posted by ToddR2 

Howie, first, Thriller was a 60 min. series, not a 30 min. series. Second, the same sci-fi/horror geeks who will buy everything issued in said genre(s), and buy everything multiple times, and who purchased Star Trek at enormously inflated prices, are certainly a potential customer base for this set, due to Boris Karloff's presence. Third, this is not a bare-bones set, lacking extras,  where A/V quality will be an issue. It will be comparable to the Twilight Zone season sets that Image issued a few years ago. To suggest that it should have a MSRP of $60 is ridiculous. Look at the MSRP of the Paramount half season sets! Shout! Factory's Tales of the Gold Monkey@$49.97- for 22 episodes! If this set is unaffordable for you now ($101.99), just be patient. The price will eventually drop.

You're correct about that 60 min. issue - my calculator "slipped" somewhere...  and due to that, yes, to suggest a ~$60 MSRP *is* somewhat "ridiculous" - to a degree.


Due to that I updated my original post.  *BUT* - it's *still* overpriced at the MSRP level IMHO.



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Posted June 22 2010 - 04:31 PM

I remember those $15 tapes and the $1000 VCR's they went into!



#10 of 51 Chas_Michael

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Posted August 18 2010 - 03:07 PM

Bump!

 



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Posted August 18 2010 - 04:30 PM

I was able to preorder mine from Amazon for $62......of course it helped that I had $47 of gift cards from trading in DVDs to Amazon I no longer had any use for. :)



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Posted August 18 2010 - 06:08 PM

Nice! I paid $105.99 at Amazon.

I also applied a $25.00 gift card which brought the price down to $80.99.

Originally Posted by Jack P 

I was able to preorder mine from Amazon for $62......of course it helped that I had $47 of gift cards from trading in DVDs to Amazon I no longer had any use for. :)





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Posted August 19 2010 - 12:48 AM

I got a good deal as well when i pre-order thriller as well. It is too bad TV does not have shows like outerlimits, tales from darkside, night gallery, thriller, etc anymore. This reality tv just does not do it for me.



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Posted August 19 2010 - 06:21 AM

$95.99 + free shipping @ DVD Empire.



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Posted August 19 2010 - 08:58 AM



Originally Posted by ToddR2 

$95.99 + free shipping @ DVD Empire.

I also got $8.00 off that price and got it for $88.00 total because if you place an order at DVD Empire and use the code 1543775 at checkout you get $8.00 off your next order of $60.00 or more. I just ordered another dvd I wanted and then ordered The Thriller set the next day.  It expires on September 1st.
 



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Posted August 23 2010 - 02:58 PM

Amazon-Currently $99.99...

for those with gift cards, etc...it's a good time to order.



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Posted September 03 2010 - 12:34 AM

The price in my Amazon cart jumped from $97.99 to $107.99 this morning.

 

At DD it's $101.39.
 

At B&N, $89.99 -- which is plus tax for me, bringing it to $95.40.  Now I wonder if it's in any of the stores at that price, for the additional 10% off.  ("near me" = at least 45 minutes driving distance)



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Posted September 03 2010 - 01:44 AM

Ack!  No go.  Just called, and the store price is $134.99.  They at least appreciated my letting them know I'm ordering right away from BN.com.



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Posted September 03 2010 - 04:59 AM

BestBuy.com


>  97.99

 

 

On Edit.  It is now listed as "On Backorder".   Must be selling pretty briskly.


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Posted September 03 2010 - 06:00 AM



Originally Posted by Richard Villafana 

BestBuy.com


>  97.99

 

 

On Edit.  It is now listed as "On Backorder".   Must be selling pretty briskly.



or they just order a few copies and there was more demand that what they order. I purchased my copy from amazon. I have watch about 3 episodes and the appearance is similar to that of Outer limits from the same time period. I like Thriller, because it is very similar to night gallery with way the episodes are introduced. Bela does an amazing job with introducing the show. It is also good seeing the younger version of actors/actresses, like Leslie Nielsen, etc.






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