Weird packaging for the Godfather set.

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  1. StephenA

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    I got the Godfather set the other day for my birthday. It came in this plastic packaging you usually see for hand held electronic games like Yahtzee and poker. I have never seen any DVDs sold in this packaging before. Is this normal packaging for some Godfather sets? I don't ever remember seeing any Godfather sets in this packaging before.
     
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    That's really weird. Mine just came in the standard cardboard box with shrinkwrap. Maybe they changed the packaging or your set was bought used.
     
  3. Craig S

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    Are you talking about a blister pack?? I know Sam's Club sells most of their DVD box sets sealed in blister packs (Star Trek: TNG, Oz, Friends, etc). Perhaps that's where the giftgiver purchased it.
     
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    It doesn't look used. The whole thing looks brand new. It it is the cardboard box, but the box was surrounded by the plastic packaging.

    Edit: Yea that's the packaging Craig. The nearest Sam's Club is a half hour away. Maybe they got it from BJ's, which is a similar place as Sam's Club. I dunno if they do the same with the packaging, but I wouldn't be surprised since they are similar places.
     
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    Nice birthday score, Stephen! [​IMG]
     
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    Pardon my ignorance, but what's a blister pak? I know digipaks, snappers, amarays, doule amaryas and alphas of all sizes, but not familiar with blister paks.
     
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    Chris, ever notice how in, say, Radio Shack you find cables and other electronics goodies packaged in a cardboard and molded-plastic sheet which is surrounded by clear molded plastic that can be a bitch to remove? That's a blister pack.

    And, Stephen, you'll find DVDs packaged thusly at many B&M retailers, along with a chip that alerts instore theft-detection devices at the doors. It's an anti-theft measure. Since you probably purchase most of your discs online, you never see those dastardly packages.

    Oh, and happy birthday, and nice to hear your mother is doing well.
     
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    Blister packs are so named because that's what you get on your fingers when you try to open them without using scissors. [​IMG]
     
  9. StephenA

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    Thanks Jack. I only ordered one disc online. I guess I'm not observant enough when I'm in the DVD section of stores. Either that, or I don't shop at enough stores to see packaging like this.
     
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    Ah yes, THOSE awful things. They actually release DVDs in them? That's just evil incarnate. Tell me that they enclose a normal package in the blister, and don't just stick the disc in there.
     

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