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v1cious



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:11 pm Reply with quote
we all saw this coming, it was just a matter of time.
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Unit 03.5-ish



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:18 pm Reply with quote
Neither of the stores in WV are the Best Buy I've gotten anime from...but it doesn't matter since I do most of my shopping online


Still, this sucks for people who prefer to physically purchase stuff at the store
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prime_pm



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:18 pm Reply with quote
Christ! No wonder everything was on backorder there. Now I'm stuck going to either White Marsh or Towson.

And I'll have to deal with the people there...

Good thing there's still Ebay, Netflix, and alchohol. And apparently an upcoming sale.


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evilnekohilda



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:20 pm Reply with quote
Does anyone know approximately when the sales will start? :O It's a 2.5 hour drive to Lawrence, KS but I have friends there, so it could be worth it for the sales...
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Unit 03.5-ish



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:21 pm Reply with quote
prime_pm wrote:
Christ! No wonder everything was on backorder there. Now I'm stuck going to either White Marsh or Towson.

And I'll have to deal with the people there...

Good thing there's still Ebay, Netflix, and alchohol. And apparently an upcoming sale.


1. But you have to sort through the 3-disc bootlegs

2. Good alternative, if nothing else

3. Hooch solves everything
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LordPrometheus



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:21 pm Reply with quote
Wow, this is rather depressing, especially since it affects several stores that are within driving distance of me. On the plus side, it does mean 50% off sales at some point soon. Very Happy There are several titles I've been eyeing, so hopefully I'll be able to snag some of them at a discount.

This also explains the glaring issue of Darker Than Black vol 2 and Lucky Star vol 5 being perpetually backordered.


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larinon
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:21 pm Reply with quote
I'm glad to see our city not on the list, and feel good that I contributed to that fact.

Still, lately they haven't been getting in some of the latest stuff...at least what I buy anyway. I ended up getting the Utawarerumono box set as well as Darker than Black 2 and Tsubasa 11 via Right Stuf because it seemed like our Best Buy wasn't going to stock it right away or anytime soon that I could see. Definitely a foreboding situation, and we don't have any other good retail options for anime locally.

LordPrometheus wrote:
This also explains the glaring issue of Darker Than Black vol 2 and Lucky Star vol 5 being perpetually backordered.

I was lucky enough to find Lucky Star 5 in our Best Buy, and hope to do the same with #6 in a few weeks.


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Aresef



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:23 pm Reply with quote
My local Best Buy (Towson) isn't on the list, but when the sale starts, a trip down to the Inner Harbor is in order.
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Brians9824



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:25 pm Reply with quote
3 bestbuy's near me and none are on that list, kinda wish they were as i never buy from bestbuy because they are overpriced.
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tlsmith1963



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:25 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
we all saw this coming, it was just a matter of time.


Some of the stores around me are cutting anime, but El Cajon CA. isn't. So I guess I will shop at El Cajon if I want anime.
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Damn, that's five of the six Maine stores right there. Sad I can't say I'm too surprised, Best Buy has a really bad habit of not restocking (or ever getting) early volumes of a series causing the later volumes to linger. When asked, an employee told my brother it was because nobody was buying the later volumes that they didn't restock the earlier ones. I guess they don't understand how sequential order works. Rolling Eyes

I'd like to know as well what titles are being dropped and when, I've got three stores within 30 miles of me and would love to get some $25 box sets.

Emerje
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LuckySeven



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:28 pm Reply with quote
Hmm... with all the locations mentioned in my home state of Georgia, I'm kinda surprised my city's Best Buy wasn't on the list (or maybe I missed it). This is certainly another blow to the anime industry, but hopefully the biz will find new ways to stay in business. Hopefully without everyone but 4Kids, Funimation, and Viz going to a majority if not full into sub-only DVD releases.
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daedelus



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:30 pm Reply with quote
Well, my local store (Victory Lakes,TX) is on the list. I didn't notice the next closest (Webster,TX) on the list, but it's a real pain to get to with mall traffic.

I guess this is good news for RACS and Rightstuf as they will be getting more of my money. I guess I should go ahead and preorder Moribito vol. 3 from RACS.
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asimpson2006



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:34 pm Reply with quote
I noticed the store closest to me (Mechanicsburg PA) on the list, but not the Harrisburg store or the York store which I try my best to not go to.

The Mechanicsburg store hasn't nothing special but with 50 percent off, I might be able to pick up some decent deals for what they have even though it's really nothing special overall.
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archaron
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:34 pm Reply with quote
Emerje wrote:
Damn, that's five of the six Maine stores right there. Sad I can't say I'm too surprised, Best Buy has a really bad habit of not restocking (or ever getting) early volumes of a series causing the later volumes to linger. When asked, an employee told my brother it was because nobody was buying the later volumes that they didn't restock the earlier ones. I guess they don't understand how sequential order works. Rolling Eyes

I'd like to know as well what titles are being dropped and when, I've got three stores within 30 miles of me and would love to get some $25 box sets.

Emerje


I did not see the Portsmith NH Best Buy on the list. I stop at this one on my way up to Maine in the summer time. It usually has a good selection of anime. As for prices just wait for went they mail you your coupons.


I also did not see the Best Buy in Salem NH I use all the time on the list, but they have been slow to stock any new releases at all. I suspect the list will grow soon.


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