TNG Season 2 1 Less Disk Same great Price !

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    THat's rightdespite having 4 less episode than the other seasons Paramount is charging the same as all other seasons. Preorders are all starting to roll inand they are all the same price ! Oh Joy !
     
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    Shame on Paramount for wanting to make money...

    Then again, they're not willing to fix defective discs...

    Daniel L
     
  3. Cameron Seaman

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    Actually, I don't think it's Paramount. They're pricing with a MAP instead of a MSRP, so the final price decision is up to the retailer, not the studio.
     
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    Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?

    Look at it that the sets with the extra discs are a bonus deal, and that the smaller set price is the 'regular' price.
     
  5. Cameron Seaman

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    Oh yeah, make that 5 fewer episodes. Most people don't consider Shades of Gray and episode. [​IMG]
     
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    Im quite happy with Paramounts pricing on season 1 (considering their pricing policies on some bare bones movies), so if the second season is going to be priced the same, so be it. I'm buying it anyways.
     
  7. David Lambert

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    I'm pretty happy with the price, too, even if - in the long run - I'll find out that one of the seasons has one less disc than all the others.
    But I will agree that "Shades of Grey" barely counts as an episode! Maybe, instead of airing it in the first year, they should have saved for the ending of the second year the one called "Too Short A Season"! [​IMG]
     
  8. John Berggren

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    The no MSRP/MAP thing hasn't really worked out. Retailers are putting this one at the X-files price point, and I don't think that was intended. It's too bad really. At $150 MSRP I wonder if we would have gotten the R2 containers.
     
  9. Dave Scarpa

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    I absolutely agree, Paramount has given Retailer free reign to charge what they want. If Paramount's intention , as stated, was to allow fans to get the eps below $100, the should have put an SRP on the sets of $99.99. Then we'd all be getting the sets around $70. That to me would be reasonable. There's alot of other Disks vieing for my DVD $

    so Now I have to consider whether I want these to eat into the entire budget and buy nothing else. I hated the way they released TOS but at least that way allowed for a gradual purchase and it did'nt hurt as much, still 26eps for $100 isn't terrible, just hard to budget for.
     
  10. Cameron Seaman

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    I remember when we first heard about TNG being MAP priced, and how that could create "competition" between retailers. I was too looking for something around the $80 price point. But I'm thinking that we may eventually see these prices, just not when they are initially released.
    Hopefully by the time Season 3 comes out, retailers will put Season 1 on sale for around $75.
    (not that I'm waiting that long to buy Season 1. See, the retailers know what they're doing [​IMG] )
     
  11. John Berggren

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    Also, please realize that TNG is NOT MAP priced.

    There is no MSRP

    There is ALSO no MAP.

    Basically the problem stems from the fact that retailers are making up their own MSRP for the item and charging accordingly. They've nearly all chosen the X-files MSRP to set this price, as opposed to Buffy or Stargate.
     
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    John, thank you. You beat me to the punch! [​IMG]
     
  14. Michael Johnston

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    I don't care what the MSRP or MAP is or isn't. I have to believe that the retailers are marking up based on their wholesale cost.
    Is there any way of knowing what that is? I'd bet wholesale is close to the wholesale for the X-files sets.
    Michael
     
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    It will be interesting to see what my brother's employee discount will be on this set (he works at Best Buy). 5% over cost will tell us what exactly cost it.

    I really want all the episodes of this show, so I've placed an order at CDNow with a coupon, but if his price is lower, I can always cancel. But I can't imagine buying $700 worth of Deep Space 9, since I haven't seen very many episodes, even though I AM very interested in seeing the entire run.

    If the sets were closer to $70, I might buy all of DS9 and Voyager too. Might.
     
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    I stand corrected.

    So what is the deal? If they have total control over the price, you'd think someone would have a distict price difference. Unless the current price point is really close to the wholesale cost.
     
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    I don't know about the big chains, but I know the wholesale cost for the store I shop at is about $10 lower for STNG than X-Files. Maybe that's why their using 20% off $134.99 ($107.99) as a price.

    Daniel L
     
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    I can't believe $99 for 22 or 26 episodes irritates people. That's a LOT of material for under $100.

    Hell, I wish they were cheaper too, but c'mon... Paramount is a business... and I think we're getting a pretty good deal.
     
  20. David Lambert

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    For more on the pricing of these sets, check this thread.
    Brought to you courtesy of the "Weekly Roundup" guy [​IMG]
     

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