Ken Burns sets 50% off at pbs.org

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  1. Rodon

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    I have been waiting to see if it was real! My Civil war has shipped so it is real.

    My friend owns a GM truck. GM sends him a magazine every once in awhile. This latest magazine that arrived on Tuesday had an add in it that says 50% off Ken Burns sets - VHS and DVD at PBS. He calls me and tells me about it, so I call PBS.

    I tell them I have this GM magazine (not in front of me though) with a PBS advertisement in it. It says %50 off Ken Burns sets. They place the order for me:
    Ken Burns Civil War for $64.99 + $11 shipping.

    That shipping is outrageous and looks like it goes up with price according to the site. Still $76 for KB Civil War is a good price.

    DVD Codes on advertisement:
    Baseball set - kenb005
    Civial War - kenb007
    Jaz Set - kenb003

    I think you need to call them to get this price but who knows.

    Good luck.
    1-800-647-9269 is their number BTW.
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    Went to see if there was any indication of the sale at pbs.org and found none.

    They ARE running free priority USPS shipping on media orders of over $50. BUt, their prices were OUTRAGEOUS!!! [​IMG]

    Civil War $130
    Baseball $180
    Jazz $200
    Mark Twain $30
    Frank LLoyd Wright $30
    Thomas Jefferson $30
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton $30
    Lewis & Clark $30
     
  3. Rodon

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    I asked today - The phone reps do know about this special. It was only put in teh GM magazine. If I can, I will post a picture of the advertisement on my site and link it here so everyone can see it.

    Call them for the deal if you are interested in these sets.
     
  4. Rodon

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    Those prices are the MSRP of the Ken Burn's sets. Best Buy is not too far from them on their pricing of the Ken Burn's sets. PBS shipping is crazy as well. $11 for a 5disc set??? I better get this set lightning fast [​IMG]
     
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    Question to anyone who has the Ken Burns' "Baseball" DVD set .....

    Are the discs in snapper cases or Keepcases? The PBS site shows snappers; while Amazon shows Amaray style (with a "blue" top panel, rather than gold). Seems curious there'd be two different package types. [​IMG] .....

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    I purchased my Baseball set at Costco when it was first releases. The discs are kept in Amaray style cases. Not sure if they have changed since then.
     
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    I picked up Jazz using this sale several weeks ago, 50% off for $100. I then picked up the 5 disc CD set at Best Buy for $30 and the hardcover book for $10 from Half.com. The latest PBS catalog I received is selling all three at a package discount for only $280!
     
  9. Rodon

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    Well, Ken Burns did not drop by himself but this set shipped yesterday from Louisville KY and arrived in Bloomington IL today. It said it had the additional extra 75minutes added so this was the newest edition of this set (meaning if their are two versions chances are you will get the newest one).

    I am very happy with it.

    Now if my DDD order will ever arrive. It Shipped out last Wednesday.
     
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    My Baseball set is in Amaray keepcases. It is probably the crown jewel of my collection. Perfect for the hot stove season.
     
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    Is Ken Burns "The West" included in this deal?
     
  12. Rodon

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    Call and ask.
     
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    Civil War is in a 6 clear case with pictures behind the cd covers. Very very nice. Rather small for $130 though but I guess i need to watch the content before saying that. I just keep thinking about Band of Brother. Either way the set is a steal at $75.

    Let us know on the West. I may order it as well.
     
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    Rodon, there's a new release of Civil War? Hmmm maybe paying $30 for it at Blockbuster I got ripped off?
     
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    I have the Baseball set it is definitely one of my favorites, and it does come in keep-cases. I really want the Civil War set...
     
  16. Rodon

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    I say the ad today.

    It expires Febuary 28th, 2004.

    It is just for Baseball, Jazz, and the Civil War sets only. It is in DVD or VHS formats.

    The ad is real small and on the left corner of one page. Just text - no pictures or anything.

    It is called "The GM Magazine". The deal is for the GM magazine readers only - yeah right.

    Maybe I will save up for Jazz.
     
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    Just to let everyone know - I called up and ordered The West with this deal as well. Actually ordered two - one for me and a friend. Shipping was $11 total. $140.98 for the pair of The West DVD box sets. Pretty good pricing.
     
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    The West has arrived. Most people probably find these boring but I sure do like documentarys. Very good pricing. $70.50 each shipped.
     

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