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#151 Trojann   2nd Sucks CAGiversary!   401 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Want to get some Steelbooks hope they stay at $10

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#152 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   43329 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

do you guys know if the best buy exclusive steelbooks like Green Lantern, Inception, Sherlock will still be on sale next week? they are $10 this week, would be a steal to pick them up for $5 a pop

If they go up to more than $15, it would be better to buy them now at $10. If they go up to $15, it would be waste of a coupon to buy them next week when they'd already be $10 this week.

I'd suggest getting what you want this week and wait to see how they price out next week. You're guaranteed to get them at $10 now and if they're still $10 after Sunday, do a return-and-rebuy on the ones you picked up.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

Not sure if this has been mentioned but the "Men Who Built America" is coming out on January 22nd which was an amazing mini-series. Hopefully the coupon will make it $19.99.

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#154 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6128 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

Not sure if this has been mentioned but the "Men Who Built America" is coming out on January 22nd which was an amazing mini-series. Hopefully the coupon will make it $19.99.


Yup that series is fantastic (so is Mankind the Story of All of Us).

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#155 henry00x   Chosen One CAGiversary!   1316 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:54 AM

If they go up to more than $15, it would be better to buy them now at $10. If they go up to $15, it would be waste of a coupon to buy them next week when they'd already be $10 this week.

I'd suggest getting what you want this week and wait to see how they price out next week. You're guaranteed to get them at $10 now and if they're still $10 after Sunday, do a return-and-rebuy on the ones you picked up.


i took your advice, heres my haul, all for $96 with tax, only passed up on shawshank and goodfellas steel since i have digibooks for both, already have all the batman steels, and the second sherlock steel

luckily my bb was well stocked on steels, i got the last book of eli and one of the few remaining hangover 2 steels, had plenty of everything else, this is in Secaucus, NJ

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#156 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   43329 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

i took your advice, heres my haul, all for $96 with tax, only passed up on shawshank and goodfellas steel since i have digibooks for both, already have all the batman steels, and the second sherlock steel

luckily my bb was well stocked on steels, i got the last book of eli and one of the few remaining hangover 2 steels, had plenty of everything else, this is in Secaucus, NJ

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Good choice to pick them up now. Just wait it out until Sunday (or even until the end of U&S, which is still within 30 days from today's date) and see if they remain at $10 or if they go up, if they go down again to $10.

Regardless, you have them all at $10 each, so you at least have them. I picked up quite a few of them at $10, so I'm fine with that price for them. Cheaper is better, yes, though that always doesn't happen.

#157 blazenumb1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1259 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Good choice to pick them up now. Just wait it out until Sunday (or even until the end of U&S, which is still within 30 days from today's date) and see if they remain at $10 or if they go up, if they go down again to $10.

Regardless, you have them all at $10 each, so you at least have them. I picked up quite a few of them at $10, so I'm fine with that price for them. Cheaper is better, yes, though that always doesn't happen.



I picked up the Book of Eli steel book today and ask the employee how much longer they will be on sale for. According to the system the steel books should be on sale until 1/26.

#158 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6128 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

I picked up the Book of Eli steel book today and ask the employee how much longer they will be on sale for. According to the system the steel books should be on sale until 1/26.


Awesome. Between the Upgrade&Save discount and the $5 GC for small electronics trade in, these will be free for me

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#159 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11013 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

I really wish they took VHS tapes. That's still an upgrade. :lol:

#160 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6128 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

Does anyone know how to tell if you've got the extended edition version in the LOTR steelcases, without having to sit through the movies? Some people online reported getting the extended editions in the BBY exclusive steelcases, however there was no mention of any unique external packaging or disc identifiers or mention on the menu.

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#161 joeyshadows   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1640 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

Does anyone know how to tell if you've got the extended edition version in the LOTR steelcases, without having to sit through the movies? Some people online reported getting the extended editions in the BBY exclusive steelcases, however there was no mention of any unique external packaging or disc identifiers or mention on the menu.


I honestly don't think they have the extended versions in them.Afaik Target is the only place that had smaller extended cuts. The other individual releases were like 25 bucks.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

I really wish they took VHS tapes. That's still an upgrade. :lol:

Time to trade in the 432542 copies of re-re-re-re-star wars?

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#163 ScottsUSERID   G.I. Jew CAGiversary!   3679 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

just a note to you guys...there are some pretty nice triple packs on sale till the 19th that would be 5 dollars after coupon..austin powers..departed/goodfellas/aviator..300/troy/alexander....the shining/clockwork orange/2001 are some examples.

#164 FiendCameron   xGrindxMoshx CAGiversary!   421 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I picked up the Book of Eli steel book today and ask the employee how much longer they will be on sale for. According to the system the steel books should be on sale until 1/26.


I really hope this is true. Would love to pick up the Hangovers and Inception. Part of me wants Green Lantern, but another part of me remembers it being garbage.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for all the info everyone. Can't wait til Sunday.

#166 jetthead   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

I really hope this is true. Would love to pick up the Hangovers and Inception. Part of me wants Green Lantern, but another part of me remembers it being garbage.



I was at BBY yesterday and noticed that the shelf tag for both the Green Lantern SteelBook and The Dark Knight Steelbook said that the sale ended on 1/26. So at the very least, those 2 can be had for $5 w/ U&S.

#167 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

Oh thank god, my fiancé just cleaned out our DVD rack and set a ton of them in a box for a yard sale (which will never happen, she did the same thing 2 years ago and we ended up giving them to goodwill). Time to take these puppies to Best Buy this week. Glad I dont have to go hunting for some cheapies at dollar tree/big lots or wherever now.

Even sweeter now that the steelbooks will be on sale. Woot!

#168 jcp42877   Semper Fortis CAGiversary!   2908 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

just a note to you guys...there are some pretty nice triple packs on sale till the 19th that would be 5 dollars after coupon..austin powers..departed/goodfellas/aviator..300/troy/alexander....the shining/clockwork orange/2001 are some examples.



Oh good...time for the 300 pack and Departed pack.

I wouldnt be able to justify getting the Departed by itself for $5 when I can get 2 more awesome movies with it for the same price, just in the same case.

Unfortunately, it seems my store sold most of the Departed triple packs. Hoping they get a couple more in.
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#169 blazenumb1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1259 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

I really hope this is true. Would love to pick up the Hangovers and Inception. Part of me wants Green Lantern, but another part of me remembers it being garbage.



I never saw Green Lantern before but I'm a sucker for steel books. Is the movie that bad? I know you can't go wrong for $5, but was curious as to what expectations to have going into the movie.

#170 Vigilante   Kept You Waiting, Huh? CAGiversary!   25958 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

I never saw Green Lantern before but I'm a sucker for steel books. Is the movie that bad? I know you can't go wrong for $5, but was curious as to what expectations to have going into the movie.

I thought it was great...but I'm probably alone in that respect. :-#

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#171 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6128 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

I honestly don't think they have the extended versions in them.Afaik Target is the only place that had smaller extended cuts. The other individual releases were like 25 bucks.


Thanks. Even with the sales/discounts that have been had and can be had on the EE Trilogy (and individuals at Target), it's hard to justify getting yet another set of them, especially when I scored the Theatrical Edition of the trilogy for $7 at Target black Friday '11, as well as got the three Best Buy exclusive steelcases.

The only ones I'm missing that I think I'll get are Superman Returns, Green Lantern, and maybe Shawshank. Goodfellas and Gran Torino is coming up online at $19.99 and $24.99 respectively so pass on that, Sucker Punch is $14.99 so maybe pass on that, and Last Samurai is completely MIA though I should be able to use the SKU inventory trick to try to track one down.

I'm just going through the Best Buy exclusives, but most of them are so bloody expensive (Spiderman steelcase for example) that I will most likely pass on them.

Why didn't WB put out a Watchmen Steelcase as part of this BBY deal...that would be so awesome. Speaking of, I'll probably have to be a whore and buy that new Watchmen Special Edition set too (even though I have the Ultimate Edition still sealed). That and the Game of Thrones S1 Special Edition. Hmmm, the prices on those are ridiculous...I'll wait for a sale to get them.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

I really wish they took VHS tapes. That's still an upgrade. :lol:


Haha.. they don't even want to take my HD-DVDs, which is better than DVD for this upgrade and save.

Also, I noticed that they also do not want to take in any DVD without the box cover (amaray) type or slim case even if
the DVDs were originally bought and commercially available and they don't come in any slim case. For example, Walmart got a stack of those oldies Christimas black and white DVD movies for $1 but they don't have slim cases.. just plastic and paper.
Best Buy won't take it just because they don't have cover art and amaray case.

#173 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

I thought it was great...but I'm probably alone in that respect. :-#


You are.;)

I didn't think it was bad but not great. Definitely getting it during U&S though.
I mean Ryan did the best he had written for him.

#174 Minkyboi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Oh good...time for the 300 pack and Departed pack.

I wouldnt be able to justify getting the Departed by itself for $5 when I can get 2 more awesome movies with it for the same price, just in the same case.

Unfortunately, it seems my store sold most of the Departed triple packs. Hoping they get a couple more in.


I was thinking the same thing but The Departed is hands down one of my top 5 movies. Have to get it in a steelcase...lol

#175 Rollobobo   EAT SHIITAKE! CAGiversary!   2206 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Not sure I saw it answered, but are the Lord of the Ring Steelbooks on sale starting tomorrow at $9.99 each? (so essentially $4.99 each after DVD trade in.)

#176 tyron3biggum5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Hoping that we see Star Wars: The Complete Saga back down to $69.99 or less during the promotion. I just sold my original trilogy DVDs for $60 a few weeks ago.

#177 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   5250 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Hoping that we see Star Wars: The Complete Saga back down to $69.99 or less during the promotion. I just sold my original trilogy DVDs for $60 a few weeks ago.


Wait what? Which version of the films? I have the Special Edition trilogy box set (with the shiny silver slip cover). Is that one rare or is it the theatrical editions or?? Really surprised you got $60 for any SW on DVD, I must be out of the loop.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

I never saw Green Lantern before but I'm a sucker for steel books. Is the movie that bad? I know you can't go wrong for $5, but was curious as to what expectations to have going into the movie.



I'm not sure if it's because I read that it was the most horrible movie ever created every time I saw it mentioned on the internet, but when I finally did see it, it didn't seem that bad. There's problems, but I guess my expectations were so low at that point that it didn't seem that awful.

Not even an honorable mention on the list of things I've spent $5 on that weren't worth it.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

As for the steelbooks.. don't get Inception steelbook because it is a cripple 1 disc only.
Better go with the regular case for better value. It has 3 discs.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

I am trying to find the $10 triple feature blu-ray sets out there. There are a bunch but finding them on the Best Buy site isn't the easiest. Bear in mind IMO some of these sets are horrid and I will put those at the bottom, but someone out there may find them worthy of $5.

So far I have found the following:
  • 16 Blocks/The Last Boy Scout/Last Man Standing
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey/A Clockwork Orange/The Shining
  • Alexander Revisited/Troy/300
  • American History X/A History of Violence/True Romance
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery/The Spy Who Shagged Me/Goldmember
  • Beetlejuice/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/Corpse Bride
  • Blazing Saddles/Caddyshack/National Lampoon's European Vacation
  • Oceans 11/12/13
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The Departed/Goodfellas/Aviator
  • The Lost Boys/Lost Boys: The Tribe/Lost Boys: The Thirst
  • The Wedding Singer/Going the Distance/Music and Lyrics
  • Training Day/John Q./The Pelican Brief
  • Twister/Poseidon/Perfect Storm
  • V for Vendetta/Watchmen/Constantine



IMO these are the bad ones:
  • Forget Me Not/House of the Fallen/Red Hook
  • Spoils of War/Bloodrayne: Third Reich/Ultimate Heist
  • The Missing Lynx/Donkey X/Disco Worms
  • XIII/JCVD/Brotherhood

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