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Tony K.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 2:33 pm Reply with quote
That's just the retail price. I'm sure other places will have it for a slightly lower amount, probably around the $120-$150 range.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 3:36 pm Reply with quote
I don't like it when publishers put box set out at the same day as the last DVD. I mean it's not fair for people who's been collecting it patiently one by one. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 4:45 pm Reply with quote
Well it's not fair that people who brought it individually got to see it first. So i guess it balance out.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 4:11 am Reply with quote
jhanime wrote:
I don't like it when publishers put box set out at the same day as the last DVD. I mean it's not fair for people who's been collecting it patiently one by one. Evil or Very Mad


This boxset is roughly the same price as the individual volumes, so this is the same as say, buying each individual volume when the 7th volume comes out.

Regardless, why the hell is it so expensive?
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Tony K.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:38 am Reply with quote
Steventheeunuch wrote:
Regardless, why the hell is it so expensive?

It's Geneon. They do this with a lot of their titles, and I think it's a matter of "you get what you pay for." Well, I'd say most of their titles are of pretty good production quality anyway..

A lot of stores that carry their stuff also keep the price close to MSRP. I think it has something to do with how much they (the retailers) get charged for purchasing the inventory and whatnot.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 12:52 pm Reply with quote
It may be expensive, but it is $20 cheaper than buying all 7 DVD's (MSRP wise anyway)

Besides, in 2 or 3 years this will be in their Signature Series set and it'll cost half as much.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 1:49 pm Reply with quote
Steventheeunuch wrote:
Regardless, why the hell is it so expensive?


It's Geneon. The same people that initially released Fushigi Yuugi in twin $250 box sets and NEVER reduced the price on them for like five or six years until phasing them out for the individual volumes.
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Steventheeunuch



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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 8:40 pm Reply with quote
kusanagi-sama wrote:
Besides, in 2 or 3 years this will be in their Signature Series set and it'll cost half as much.


yes, and by then, it'll be 4-5 years old and I won't actually give two shits. Honestly Geneon..
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Jimmy Balls-O-Steel



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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:50 am Reply with quote
I think ADV's got it right: Release the first volume (with and without the box), release the rest of the volumes on a semi-regular schedule, and then release a proper box set 6 months to a year after the entire series has been available, but have the sets go for the cost of maybe two or three volumes just so people who've never seen the series are likely to randomly buy it at a convention. (I know ADV isn't the only company to do this, but they're the first to come to mind.)

Why can't Geneon do things like this?
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Vash_the_Stamp3d3



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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 11:37 pm Reply with quote
I agree, ADV's system for their anime is a lot better. I bought the Full Metal Panic! collectors box for 52.99 at Best Buy like a month ago. Which is a lot cheaper than the individual volumes which I had debated getting until I heard of the box set. Bandai is doing the same releasing Gundam 080, Gundam 083, and 08th MS team as cheaper box sets, just like they did with Zeta Gundam and Outlaw Star. Geneon just likes making $$$$$ and keeping finacially challenged people from picking up there series.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 5:10 am Reply with quote
Vash_the_Stamp3d3 wrote:
Geneon just likes making $$$$$

Then again, who doesn't like to make money? Wink
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Vash_the_Stamp3d3



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 8:02 am Reply with quote
Necros Antiquor wrote:

Then again, who doesn't like to make money? Wink


Touche salesman.

P.S What in the world is your avitar???
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