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Weekly RoundUp 9-25-2012

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
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    Yikes! 39 posts since the last time I checked this WRU!

    Youse guys has been busy.

    Much like the old days around here. It's nice.

    Favorite part: Adam hiding a disc for Jason! Love it!
     
  2. Jason_V

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    I mentioned to my carpool buddy (and my boss) on the way home Avengers came out today. She was caught unaware and thought her husband would appreciate it she picked it up for him. I told her I was going to Target anyway...why not go together? She hemmed and hawed for a bit, but we got there. I said Adam (whom she knows by my very flattering stories) put a copy "aside" for me in case there wasn't one on the shelf. She thought it was hysterical.

    Until we got to the store and found that copy. PRICELESS look on her face.

    Like I told Adam in a PM, she now understands the depth of our fanatacism (and community, of course). To quote the song from Fast Five: that's how we roll.

    BTW, I already downloaded the digital copy and the soundtrack for Avengers. Working on the UV of Batman now.
     
  3. DavidJ

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    Was that with the coupon they offered a while back or have they lowered the price on your pre-order?
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    That's right.
     
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    So where did he hide it? :)
     
  6. Nelson Au

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    Well, I got the Bond 50 blu-ray set at Costco for $149.99. They also had the 2-D blu of Avengers for $19.99. But I was shocked to see the 3-D version of Avengers there for $33! That sounds unusually high for Costco.
    Regarding Mike posting images of Scarlett, while I wasn't a big fan of the Avengers film, one other aspect of the film was nice to see; Cobie Smulders. So I'm shocked Mike didn't post any pics of her! :)
     
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    Probably no point in posting now, but I was at my Target at 8.10am. They had TONS of the two disc version and only a few of the 3D. I hadn't seen the first page of this thread where the deal was mentioned and wouldn't have even known about it but I decided to take a look at the book section and saw the 3Ds on a separate end-cap and the price sticker caught my eye.

    The woman at checkout said everyone was buying the movie today, she'd sold eight already, but four were to the same guy.

    Watched the bonus disc tonight with the kids. Pretty decent documentary covering Marvel Studios and each of the films in the Avengers series. It ties everything together on the thinking behind the decision to make this series. Much better than the usual bonus disc content. Glad I picked this up.

    And, yes, the 3D version includes a digital version of the soundtrack as well.
     
  8. croooow

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    I picked up the 3D set soon after opening yesterday before work. They had about 20 or so 3D and multiple dozens of 2D Blu-Ray 2 disc sets and DVD. I stopped by that evening (for some other items, I live very close so it is usually the place to go for quick shopping) and they were sold out. In the morning they only had them out near the registers (on end caps) and were still setting up the Avengers movie display area, by that evening the top shelf with the "4 Disc Combo Pack" banner was blank and I saw a very people trying to find the $20 3D set. If you did not go early you missed out.:(
     
  9. Gregg Loewen

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    I received the JB Boxed Set yesterday. Disappointed to find out that the poster box is not part of the boxed set (meaning inside the box) but simply included in the shrink wrap. Still though, at $150 for all 22 movies, I think it is great deal.
    Bad for Fox for not continuing the mini 3-4 BD sets though. (double dipping again).
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    I support the concept of "equal time" when appropriate...
     
  11. Jason_V

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    Aisle or two over, behind another item.
     
  12. Mike Frezon

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    C'mon, Jason...

    You can be a bit more specific than that. What was the "other item?!?" Maybe we can turn this into an "official HTF hiding place."
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    Some DVD section that gets little traffic? Documentaries, perhaps?

    Mature viewing (with those dark plastic covers in front of each row of titles)?

    Maybe he placed it behind HTF fave Zardoz in the DVD Sci-Fi section?
     
  14. Jason_V

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    GPS co-ordinates 532 by 596... Just kidding.

    It was behind some children's activity books an aisle or two over. Blue Hello Kitty books. And you've never seen two adults in the store looking so hardcore for Hello Kitty.
     
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    Thanks Mike for the "equal time"! :)
     
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    That's it. Next time I'll go checking behind all them Hello Kitty books at my local Target if I can't find it at the normal places.

    _Man_
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    It's the perfect crime.

    While some might think the Hello Kitty section of the Children's Book aisle might be too highly-trafficked, those people looking for Hello Kitty books might also very likely NOT be in the market for some whiz-bang action-adventure Blu-ray.

    Genius...

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    Nelson: You're welcome. It is always a pleasure to accommodate the needs of the membership!
     
  18. Cameron Yee

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    Speak for yourself.

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    Someone paid $60.99 (+ $3 shipping) for the $20 target 3D set and the $7.50 Best Buy metal case preorder exclusive. :rolleyes: link to ebay auction, ended yesterday
     
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    +1 :)
    And Mike, might I add that those images are a perfect argument against the use of screenshots to judge the quality of a release? Cobie looks MUCH nicer when she's actually moving within the frame. :D
     

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