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Doctor Who: The Complete Specials on Blu-ray for under $40?


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#1 SynGamer

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:22 PM

I'm trying to find Doctor Who: The Complete Specials on Blu-ray for under $40 shipped. So far the lowest I could find was $42.xx shipped at GoHastings.com...

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#2 Buuhan1

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:18 AM

Are you really being picky over $2-$3 with a $40 purchase? I'd go for it at that, but maybe you have a strict budget that those mere dollars go over.

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#3 SynGamer

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:25 PM

Are you really being picky over $2-$3 with a $40 purchase? I'd go for it at that, but maybe you have a strict budget that those mere dollars go over.


Well, by under $40, I was hoping for more around $35 or so. It's $58.xx at Borders last I checked. Waiting for a 40% off coupon which would bring it down to about $35.xx plus tax. And yes, every dollar counts these days :).

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:45 PM

just started watching Dr. Who on netflix wouldnt mind a cheap sales on the seasons..

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:16 PM

just started watching Dr. Who on netflix wouldnt mind a cheap sales on the seasons..


Good luck, it doesn't happen very often. And when it does it's not much of a sale.

I've heard success stories of people buying them from Amazon.co.uk for cheap but you also need a region free DVD player

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#6 SynGamer

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:02 PM

Good luck, it doesn't happen very often. And when it does it's not much of a sale.

I've heard success stories of people buying them from Amazon.co.uk for cheap but you also need a region free DVD player


Looking for Blu-ray so UK stuff is hit or miss unfortunately.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:40 PM

Borders has this for $64.99 - 40% off code [for Boders Rewards members] = $38.99 + tax.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:23 PM

I would love to pick this one too. After watching all 4 seasons on DVD, I've got to say this is the best sci-fi I've seen in years. This is from someone who doesn't normally watch anything outside of the U.S. when it comes to TV series so it really blew me away how good the Doctor Who series is. I'm hoping the price comes down a bit though because $20 is about the most I'm willing to pay for a Blu-ray nowadays.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:52 PM

I'm hoping the price comes down a bit though because $20 is about the most I'm willing to pay for a Blu-ray nowadays.


Keep in mind that it is five discs and over five hours of programming (not including the bonus content). So looking at the cost of it comparable to what you're willing to pay for a regular single-disc, under-two-hour movie doesn't really make sense. If you're waiting for $20 or under for this one, you're probably going to be waiting for a long time (especially because BBC titles don't generally drop like that).

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:08 PM

Keep in mind that it is five discs and over five hours of programming (not including the bonus content). So looking at the cost of it comparable to what you're willing to pay for a regular single-disc, under-two-hour movie doesn't really make sense. If you're waiting for $20 or under for this one, you're probably going to be waiting for a long time (especially because BBC titles don't generally drop like that).


You're right. I wasn't aware it was 5-discs. I thought they would manage to fit the 5 specials on a single disc on Bluray at least.

As for BBC titles, I thought they lowered the first season of Torchwood to $25 or $30 a few months ago. Who knows, they might have a similar, short-lived deal on Amazon for this in the same price range?

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:49 PM

You're right. I wasn't aware it was 5-discs. I thought they would manage to fit the 5 specials on a single disc on Bluray at least.


Yeah, I don't know why they made this five discs. It really should have been two or three at most (it would have been pushing it to fit all five specials and the bonus content on a single disc). I would assume it's because they had already released the specials individually, and it was easier for them to just package the discs together than it would have been to master new discs. Or maybe because discs are cheap to make, but the more of them there are in the package, the more they can charge. Who knows.

As for BBC titles, I thought they lowered the first season of Torchwood to $25 or $30 a few months ago. Who knows, they might have a similar, short-lived deal on Amazon for this in the same price range?


You might be thinking of Children of Earth (last year's Torchwood mini-series). It came out at a less expensive price point initially (MSRP $34.99), so it has been discounted to under $25. The cheapest that I've seen season one selling for has been around $50 -- I got it for $36 from Barnes and Noble, but only after using a coupon and my member discount on top of a sale price.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:15 PM

Crazy me. It turned out it was Tru Blood Season 1 on Bluray that fell to the $25-$30 pricepoint. How I got a HBO series mixed up with this one is kind of funny. You're right, I don't think any BBC series ever dropped that low.