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The Seventh Son



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:21 am Reply with quote
this is yet another blow to fans, as the company has gone bankrupt. the stores officially close next Saturday. however, this is an extreme opportunity, as anime dvds are CHEAP AS ALL HELL! for example, i got Overman King Gainer dvd 1, FMP dvd 1, and the collectors box plus dvd 1 of Melody of Oblivion. the first two were like 9 bucks, originally 30, and the box and dvd were originally 40, but i got it for 15. THESE STORES CLOSE IN 1 WEEK!! GET AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! NO DVD OVER $9.00, AND PLENTY OF ANIME SOUNDTRACKS!

this is no joke, as no self respecting fan would joke about this!
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-gecko-



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:33 am Reply with quote
It sure would be nice to know where you are at. Suncoast here has no likelihood of closing, but the Sam Goody closed out two weeks ago. The same thing happened to the Sam Goody where I lived in California last year, so this is an ongoing thing. Just watch your local Sam Goody like a hawk if it hasn't already took the dive.
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The Seventh Son



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:12 pm Reply with quote
well i live in New Jersey, which is waaaay different from California, since california has the biggest of many things, and doesnt have half-assed stuff like in New Jersey. so Suncoast stores here are probably smaller than there. California has a lot of chain stores centered there, and the state is richer than New Jersey, so its only natural that the smaller states start to close down their stores faster and sooner.

where do you live?
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improviduto



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:19 pm Reply with quote
Musicland Holdings Corporation (Media Play, Sam Goody, Suncoast) filed for bankruptcy and sold its assets to Trans World Entertainment (Coconuts, Wherehouse, FYE, Strawberries, etc.). Trans World paid $104 million cash and $18 million in assumed liability. All Media Play stores closed in January 2006. I don't know if every Suncoast is going to close; however, not all Sam Goody stores will close. The least profitable ones will be shut down, and some (if not all) will be converted to FYI. So go get your anime while it's cheap!
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HitokiriShadow



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:21 pm Reply with quote
My Suncoast closed in January and it sold everything at regular prices. No specials for me. Sad
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Zalis116
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:22 pm Reply with quote
It's been reported that FYE will take over SunCoast and Sam Goody stores, as discussed on [url]animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21827]this thread;[/url] maybe I'll call my local SunCoast and see if they're going out of business. It might be a good chance to score some cheap boxed sets or something. Of course, my "local" SunCoast is 60 miles away in Omaha, I've made the trip before...
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-gecko-



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:52 pm Reply with quote
Zalis116 wrote:
It's been reported that FYE will take over SunCoast and Sam Goody stores, as discussed on [url]animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21827]this thread;[/url] maybe I'll call my local SunCoast and see if they're going out of business. It might be a good chance to score some cheap boxed sets or something. Of course, my "local" SunCoast is 60 miles away in Omaha, I've made the trip before...


I did just that and I can't decide if I'm either sad or glad, but both the Suncoasts that I frequent here (south of Seattle) are not closing. I would love to catch the discounts (as I did with the Sam Goody closings), but would miss the rare occasions that I do find a bargain there, as well as the Replay rewards.

As for going far for anime, I try to get up to Fry's in Renton (about 60 miles as well) about once every couple of months or so. They have the largest anime selection in the area, second to Suncoast and Best Buy.

As for 'deals of the century', I have a Got Anime membership with Right-Stuf. I get a newsletter with heavily discounted specials every week.
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Spotlesseden



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:55 pm Reply with quote
i don't think all SunCoast and Sam Goody stores will be close. just few selected one.
the Suncoast store in my area is still going and i just pre-ordered FF7:AC there for $20.
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Alex K.



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:09 pm Reply with quote
There's no way Suncoast will ever close. They're the best source for anime fans (well, anime fans who don't buy off the 'net). FYE, on the other hand, is a piece of crap. Here's what's in the anime section at my local store:

Dragonball Z (random volumes)
Gundam SEED (the label says Gundam Wing Seed and all they have is volume 1) Rolling Eyes
Akira
Austin Powers
some porno DVD
The Man Show

I kid you not. Just a few scant offerings of anime that everyone bought years ago and a couple things that aren't even anime. Oh, and there's a Sailor Moon VHS tape in the Kids' section for $45. Shocked FYE will always suck when it comes to anime.
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kha



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:46 pm Reply with quote
Man, you American guys are lucky. Here in England, I cant find a anime/manga shop Sad. I only know of a single real one and the rest are like supermarkets or music stores, and not many of them are around Sad.

[EDIT: I retyped your post to make more grammatical sense. -TK]
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SharinganEyes92



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:46 pm Reply with quote
The Seventh Son wrote:
well i live in New Jersey, which is waaaay different from California, since california has the biggest of many things, and doesnt have half-assed stuff like in New Jersey. so Suncoast stores here are probably smaller than there. California has a lot of chain stores centered there, and the state is richer than New Jersey, so its only natural that the smaller states start to close down their stores faster and sooner.

where do you live?


Where in NJ do you live? I live in New Jersey as well.

The Sam Goody at my local mall (Monmouth) closed out like 2-3 weeks ago, but my Suncoast is still alive and running.My Suncoast isn't that small. And even if it is, then their collection certainly isn't.It has quite a selection of anime, but they hide it all the way in the back of the store. They also sell wall-scrolls and some shirts. However, they didn't look like they were closing down, nor did they seem to have any special prices.
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:40 pm Reply with quote
The local Sam Goody to me is closing today. They did their 70% off deal this final week, but unfortunately I had little opportunity to buy anime (did buy a LOT of games over the past month though). For whatever reason about a week after they announced the store was closing they took all of the anime and toys in the store and packed them away. Then this last week they brought it all back out along with some toys that they never offered before (this store has never sold anime toys, but they now had a lot of Yamato's SIF mini-figures, Capcom statues, and Last Exile plushies among other items). Did pick up Jubei-chan 2 vol 1 this week (along with the Samurai Champloo and Tenjho Tenji soundtracks for $5 each), but that was it, would have bought a bunch of stuff at 30% off if it was there...

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joel_s95387



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:56 pm Reply with quote
I only buy anime on release dates there anyway, and their price is almost always like Best Buy but I have am a Rewards Zone member so those $5 coupons help once in a while, specially when trying out a new series.

I doubt my local Suncoast will close anytime soon either considering it is taking preorders of not just FFVII but every other video that has yet to come out. I'll still check it out though and hope they have sales.
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Keonyn
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:32 am Reply with quote
I was at a Suncoast that was closing today, they had 30%-50% off across the store, most DVD's at 30% markdown. Problem is, at $30 a DVD at 30% off I'm still paying more than I pay at Best Buy or other places I buy my anime from.
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joel_s95387



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:34 am Reply with quote
Keonyn wrote:
I was at a Suncoast that was closing today, they had 30%-50% off across the store, most DVD's at 30% markdown. Problem is, at $30 a DVD at 30% off I'm still paying more than I pay at Best Buy or other places I buy my anime from.


I know what you mean about Suncoasts' prices. Sometimes they have 25% off sales on their anime, yet I will still be paying more that across the street at Best Buy or even my local comic book store.
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