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#21 of 43 Mike Frezon

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Posted November 14 2010 - 01:19 PM

Links to the HTF Blu-ray reviews of Avatar and World at War have been added to the OP.


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#22 of 43 JohnRice

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Posted November 14 2010 - 01:33 PM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 


Posted Image  Wow!  On BR?!?


Thanks, John!  I'll be checking that out!


That's right Mike.  I got seasons 1-5 of Weeds and 1-3 of Mad Men on BR for $65 total plus tax.  You probably know that Ultimate has regional sales, so just because they have that offer here in Colorado doesn't mean it is everywhere.  I am pretty sure it is a two day sale too.  I went at 6 PM (they close at 7) and they still had a few copies of everything.


BTW, at our store, there was ZERO signage on this sale as well as about 100 BR movies for $7.95 each.  When I asked, the guy handed me a list of the sale movies.


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Posted November 14 2010 - 01:59 PM

Thanks for the Roundup!!  Looks like some really good titles shipping out this week.


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Posted November 14 2010 - 04:17 PM

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Grrr I have the $10 coupon for Christmas Carol and BB.com is $27.99.  I'd like to use the coupon.  I wonder if BB will match their web price or if I can use in store pick up and then try to apply the coupon?


Adam, for what it's worth, I have not had a problem with any of the local stores (Alderwood or Bellevue) matching the BB.com price.  I've done it at both customer service and at the register.  They simply have to look it up, do a price override, get approval and done.  Never been any bit of a problem for me.


Very happily picked up the sixth season of LOST on BD today, along with Stargate (BD) for 9.99.  BB also has some BD's 2/$22.  The only ones I remember are Apollo 13 and The Thing cuz I grabbed both of them.  Posted Image



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Posted November 14 2010 - 04:44 PM

Thanks Jason!



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Posted November 15 2010 - 12:39 AM

If It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Very Sunny Christmas is a reissue of the same Blu-ray disc released this time last year, the review for it is here.



#27 of 43 Mike Frezon

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Posted November 15 2010 - 08:27 AM

Links to the HTF Blu-ray reviews of Sondheim! The Birthday Concert and Twilight Zone: Season 2 have been added to the OP.


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 16 2010 - 03:02 AM



Originally Posted by David Norman 

Price Matching and using the coupon at Best Buy is a crap shoot.   For that matter even using the coupon at BB is an ordeal for some folks.


Tell me about it (using coupon at BB)--one BB store refused to accept my legit manufacturer's coupon because it wasn't an "original"...w/ their definition of "original" meaning that it had to be in color--what a load of cr@p!  I asked the cashier as to what happens if the customer didn't have access to a color printer...she essentially said "too bad."  She said that they would only accept "color" coupons because it was easy for someone to mass-produce "black and white" coupons; I then asked her what's to prevent someone from trying to redeem a copied color coupon and how would you be able to tell if a colored coupon was an original or a copy?  Needless to say, she had that dumbfounded look that people have when they can't come up with a good counterargument to your witty response...



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Posted November 16 2010 - 06:17 AM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 



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...and $10 for seasons 1-3 of Mad Men.


Posted Image  Wow!  On BR?!?


Thanks, John!  I'll be checking that out!


So I did.  I didn't get to my local UE until about six or seven o'clock last night--the final hours of the sale.


They had zero copies of Mad Men (in either format) in their DVD section.  As I was checking out with a couple of budget BRs, I noticed one copy of Mad Men: S2 (on DVD) at the register.  I told the clerk I had been looking for BR copies but couldn't find any.  They offered me the DVD of S2 (which I decided to take) because they found it when helping another customer search who had also been looking for BR copies.

You made out like a bandit, my friend!  Posted Image  Good for you. 


I'm going to have to start keeping a much closer eye on UE.


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 16 2010 - 12:02 PM

I was fortunate to be near a Target today and got to pick up the Avatar Special Edition BR, took advantage of the extra $3 off to pick up Wolverine BR, and also got Cats & Dogs 2 BR.


Huge deal on that Avatar set. The shelf tag shows their everyday price will be $39.99.


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Posted November 17 2010 - 06:49 AM

Jason you were right.  I had no problem gettin BB to match their online price, I just showed them their site on my phone.  They had no problem taking the $10 Disney coupon either.  I almost picked up Last Airbender 3D, but then I thought I should do a bit of research first.  From what I have read the 3D in the theater was aweful and the 3D BD has NO extras.  I think I will be better off with the BD/DVD combo for $22.99



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Posted November 17 2010 - 06:58 AM

Good deal, Adam.  The people at those two BB's are usually on the ball and very very gracious for people like us who use price matching and coupons.  Posted Image



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Posted November 17 2010 - 07:23 AM

Maybe you two could export some of that Pacific NW BB hospitality to the East Coast.  Posted Image


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 18 2010 - 02:51 AM

Mike, the flip side to that is you ending up in the Pacific Northwest to experience the hospitality yourself.  Posted Image  And we'd be able to finally meet the legend-ary Mike Frezon!



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Posted November 18 2010 - 03:16 AM

A legend in my own mind, perhaps...     Posted Image



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There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted November 19 2010 - 11:35 AM

found Smallville season 9 for 24.99 at target today.



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Posted November 19 2010 - 12:48 PM

Just picked up the Metropolis BD for ~$25+tax locally from J&R as part of my qualifying purchases toward an essentially 10%-back J&R GC for the holiday shopping season. Posted Image  Figured this title at that price makes as good a purchase as any to put me just over the hump for the GC at that next tier. Posted Image


Also received my preordered copy of the Avatar SE BD set yesterday from Amazon -- I made use of their extra $5-off on combined purchase w/ the Master & Commander BD (when that was ~$12.50).  Had originally bought the regular edition Avatar BD off eBay a long while back, but it turned out to be a bootleg copy (for which I was reimbursed).


Gonna head on over to the nearby B&N now to see if I can score some Criterion BDs of Modern Times and maybe Night of the Hunter or perhaps some other title(s) if those are not in stock.  The current B&N Criterion sale is ending this weekend, and tonight is probably my last opp to pick up anything else locally from it (for a better deal than online)...


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Posted November 19 2010 - 01:24 PM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 

So I did.  I didn't get to my local UE until about six or seven o'clock last night--the final hours of the sale.


They had zero copies of Mad Men (in either format) in their DVD section.  As I was checking out with a couple of budget BRs, I noticed one copy of Mad Men: S2 (on DVD) at the register.  I told the clerk I had been looking for BR copies but couldn't find any.  They offered me the DVD of S2 (which I decided to take) because they found it when helping another customer search who had also been looking for BR copies.

You made out like a bandit, my friend!  Posted Image  Good for you. 


I'm going to have to start keeping a much closer eye on UE.


Ultimate does have insane sales, especially on BR fairly often.  I know I went there one day and got BRs of Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Unforgiven, A History of Violence and a couple others for $7.50 each.  You're right though, 3 seasons of Mad Men and 5 seasons of Weeds on BR for $65 is kind of hard to believe.


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Posted November 22 2010 - 12:24 PM



Originally Posted by Jason_V 

Mike, the flip side to that is you ending up in the Pacific Northwest to experience the hospitality yourself.  Posted Image  And we'd be able to finally meet the legend-ary Mike Frezon!



I always thought Mike Frezon was computer-generated (anyone seen or heard from Max Headroom lately? Just a thought Posted Image ). A legend in all of our minds...but doesn't really exist! How else do you explain 21,000 posts over 9 years, not to mention the long-running Weekly Roundup thread. He must be plugged into a dvd/BR database somewhere that's un-available to us mear mortals.


I don't think we have any UE's on the West Coast. Could be wrong, I guess. We do (or did) have Ultimate Video which sold/sells mostly displays. I've really become an on-line buyer for software lately, except for Big Lots but I don't think that counts. Haven't even been to a Fry's/BB more than once or twice in the last 6 months Posted Image . And now Netflix ups their price by a buck Posted Image .


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Posted November 22 2010 - 12:43 PM

I'm pretty sure Colorado is as far west as UE goes.


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