Weren't the Best-of sets significantly less expensive per episode?
I don't recall how many eps are on the "best-of" discs (I want to say 5), but I know Wal-Mart has them for about $15. That would be about $3 per episode. For a 24 episode season, that's $72. Isn't the box set MSRP $70? So it would be about the same (based on the "5 eps" assumption).
I wonder if the high price on Friends Season 1 was meant to discourage us from buying the series so WB could say season sets don't sell. Weren't the Best-of sets significantly less expensive per episode?
Huh? I paid $60 on sale for the 4 Disc Best Of Freinds box and $45 for Season 1---6 episodes per disc for either one, so what are you talking about?
Damn, I paid $49.99 at BB, how'd you get it for $44.99?
They probably did what I did: insist that BB honor their 10%-off-all-collectors-sets in addition to honoring their $49.99 sale price "before savings" as marked in the BB weekly ad insert. They pretty much didn't want to double-discount, but there was nothing in the ad that stated that both discounts couldn't be applied, and it was implied that they were meant to be done together.
The instant response I tend to get is that "the '$49.99 before saving' mark in the ad was for Oz"; my reply is that the mark was in the middle, and wasn't stated to be specific to one title or the other.
They obviously agreed, as they gave me the discount!