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Guardians of the Galaxy (SteelBook)(3D Blu-ray)(Blu-ray)(Digital Copy)(Only @ Best Buy) $34.99 *in stock again


#241 notman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:51 PM

I got my preorder delivered last night and the 3D disk was missing. Best Buy sending another as replacement.

#242 Jonkai  

Posted 10 December 2014 - 09:10 PM

I got my preorder delivered last night and the 3D disk was missing. Best Buy sending another as replacement.

so if they are sending you a whole other Steelbook, can I have your old case? Lol (but actually though...)

#243 Evil Deathsyth   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   262 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 09:28 PM

Was this today? Did BBs get more stock?

No, Tuesday morning. Dont buy this for more than $25 its a cool steelbook but nothing worth $50.



#244 Navex   The Media Jerk CAGiversary!   1185 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:13 PM

To be honest since it seems like everyone scalped this thing you would think the prices wouldn't even be that bad since everyone's selling. Got mine today, that cover is badass, so glad I got it. If they had just used the regular art wouldn't have bothered but I love that retro look.



#245 Jonkai  

Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:29 PM

Damn it's disheartening to know how incompetent the a lot of the best buy employees are, here is a a corporate member letting us know that they pretty much don't have any more http://forums.bestbu...ght/true/page/2

#246 WinterAvenger   The Egocentric Cheapo Banned   1787 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:58 PM

Cap 2 is available... still. lol



#247 andjuan   Grand Poobah of Deals CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2014 - 11:47 PM

First time trying this strategy. Was able to get a good copy in-store, but only after pointing out that the first one had numerous spine slashes. Haven't decided what to do with the second one (assuming it isn't destroyed during shipping). Might just give it to my brother for xmas. Obviously, I'll just return it if it's damaged.

Wanna sell it to a fellow CAG?  I'm willing to cover shipping plus a small fee for your troubles.  Just not willing to pay ebay scalper prices.



#248 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13143 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:05 AM

My shipped copy arrived in the cardboard mailer with no scratches! Looks like I lucked out.

#249 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:14 AM

I picked up my copy last night from my local BB, which I had pre-ordered as soon as the 100 pts bonus was available, which was a few weeks ago.

 

Had no issues with the pickup and was good to go in a few minutes. 

 

I'm surprised that we've had such rampant hoarding on this one, since Cap 2 didn't have much of an issue to get one without a pre-order.  I think when Avengers 2 goes up for pre-order, I'll have to order it immediately and then do another pre-order if they do another promotion like this with the bonus points.

 

If BB did their normal process of only opening up in-store pickups the night before/morning of release date, lots of CAGs would have been screwed out of one with this rampant hoarding.  I think that as long as BB opens up preordering, order one for shipment and toss something else in there for the free shipping, even if it's a second copy.    Once in-store pickup becomes an option, you can always dump the other pre-order.  I know with the issues I had in the past, I've not been ordering shipped steelbooks, though if this is the issue we might see going forward, maybe I will.



#250 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3523 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:25 AM

I know it's subjective, but it might have something to do with GOTG being considered a better movie than Cap 2. That, and it's somewhat independent to MCU.

#251 JW1023   The Cookie Monster! CAGiversary!   223 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 02:40 AM

Yeah, Marvel steelbooks sell out fast. Thank the hoarders who tend to buy 5-10 copies during store openings. Next time pre-order for shipping or in-store pickup. If not you have to be there at the store opening.

Words of wisdom, here.

 

I wasn't interested in the Thor 2 SB, and I pre-ordered Cap 2 SB, so I had no idea MCU SBs would go so fast. 



#252 LoveDragonDon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   693 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:31 AM

I hate the hoarders.

Paying $200 to sell

Get $600+ in return

#253 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3196 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 06:35 AM

God Bless Murica



#254 ITDEFX   My foot itches..must be athlete's foot CAGiversary!   17260 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:28 PM

I am really surprised GOTG didn't get a midnight release.

If there was no steelbook release, my money would have gone to Walmart for the slip covers.



#255 Tacosss   telltale CAGiversary!   345 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 01:40 PM

my copy had the gunky crap stuck to the case from the stupid cardboard piece from the packaging. i got as much off as i could but some remains. -__- at least the 219 points went through



#256 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3685 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 01:47 PM

Huh, I pre-ordered 3 copies (for me and two other people before someone accuses me of being El Hoardo), and all three are currently pending with 200 bonus points. Steel Book and 600 bonus points? I'll take that.



#257 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3685 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 01:57 PM

Damn it's disheartening to know how incompetent the a lot of the best buy employees are, here is a a corporate member letting us know that they pretty much don't have any more http://forums.bestbu...ght/true/page/2

Man, I feel bad for people who really wanted this, missed the pre-order, missed the 2nd lower price pre-order, and then missed it in store (presumably in some cases because some people bought numerous copies for resale) but that thread is one big "I'm special why didn't I get one?" bitch fest. Some of the people in there wouldn't have been happy unless Best Buy had called them up a couple months ago and said, "Hey, we've got this awesome steelbook for Guardians coming up. As one of our favorite, and most devilishly handsome customers, would you like us to set aside one for you in advance? Actually, you've been such an awesome customer, how about we throw an extra one in for free that you can give away or sell or whatever you'd like. Because you're special." 

 

Yeah, sucks it sold so fast a lot of people didn't get it that wanted it, but chill out. 



#258 Jonkai  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:37 PM

Man, I feel bad for people who really wanted this, missed the pre-order, missed the 2nd lower price pre-order, and then missed it in store (presumably in some cases because some people bought numerous copies for resale) but that thread is one big "I'm special why didn't I get one?" bitch fest. Some of the people in there wouldn't have been happy unless Best Buy had called them up a couple months ago and said, "Hey, we've got this awesome steelbook for Guardians coming up. As one of our favorite, and most devilishly handsome customers, would you like us to set aside one for you in advance? Actually, you've been such an awesome customer, how about we throw an extra one in for free that you can give away or sell or whatever you'd like. Because you're special."

Yeah, sucks it sold so fast a lot of people didn't get it that wanted it, but chill out.

Well I think this is why most people are pissed

#259 Condor80   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4435 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:46 PM

I don't get the people spending over $50 on ebay for this.  It's just a case!  I could understand if there was an extra disc with content, but to spend an extra $30 for a case is silly to me.  

 

If everyone stopped buying it, hoarders would be left selling their copies for pennies.



#260 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   12290 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:07 PM

Well I think this is why most people are pissed


There's no reason why best buy can't implement a one per customer rule. They know they will all sell out anyway and it allows everyone to get one. The guy in the pic is beyond a selfish duche smh

#261 Navex   The Media Jerk CAGiversary!   1185 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:27 PM

I used to think it was because they look at them as numbers - they don't give a shit because a sale is a sale no matter who it comes from so they win. Then when I see all of these posts regarding complaints I realized that they may be making money but they're also potentially losing customers who are fed up with not getting one since scalpers buy all of them up. Then again they seem to have a steelbook exclusivity so maybe they still don't give a rat's ass anyway since even if some get pissed and take their business elsewhere it won't matter to them since they know they are the only ones that have the steel. I don't know, maybe that's it as until we see them implement a one per person rule (which we all know won't stop or deter determined scalpers but will still help at least a little) that will indicate they are taking notice.



#262 movie2cats   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   350 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:29 PM

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#263 redraid8   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   84 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:47 PM

So I had picked up an extra copy for a friend who balked. If someone wants it for $30 all in I can ship it out tomorrow. Let me know or else I'll just return it so someone in San Jose has a crack at it.


Just sent you a PM.

#264 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3490 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:28 PM

ah, yeah, figured this was going to be a hot topic.  I also ran into El Hoardo.  I think my BB only had about 3 dozen or so in two sections.

 

This El Hoardo actually got in front of about 4 of us in front of him waiting at the door and grabbed about half of the stock.  Fortunately I found the second spot in the DVD/BR area and grabbed one for me and one for a friend before El Hoardo found it.

 

First time I've seen El Hoardo in action and worst of all, he jumped our informal line to grab two handfuls of Guardians before we could get to the main display.  Would have been more pissed if I didn't find the stock in the DVD/BR section.

 

I totally missed out on both online preorder opportunities by hours (first one) and minutes (second time) unfortunately.



#265 Whitey2009  

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

Why didn't you preorder it online for in store pickup?

Agreed. I'm not saying I shouldn't have. I apparently missed the small window when it was available for some reason. I even had the early access since I am an Elite Plus member and when I saw it on there, it was already sold out. Checked with the store to see if I could preorder it there since that is what I did with Avengers and they said nope. It was one of those, I kept up on it, but never heard or saw a date when it was going to be available then by the time I realized it, too late! 



#266 CAGkrazy   Yeah Boi! CAGiversary!   2670 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:05 PM

Bestbuy should have produced more exclusive steelbooks for these types of movies. I saw some people at the store i bought mine passing on buying the regular version coz they wanted the steelbook.

#267 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2674 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:50 AM

I stopped by Best Buy when it opened on Tuesday morning, and managed to pick up a copy of the steel case. There definitely seemed to be a bit more demand for this particular film. I saw at least two different people go up to the counter with more than one copy of the steel case. I just stuck to one, I don't re-sell.

 

I think part of the demand would have to be the design of this particular steel case. A lot of steel cases just have some slightly different art. This one's design was very creative, and very much in keeping with the film itself. Anyone who liked the film and understood its 80's style would find this case immediately appealing. It's just all-around a solid, clever design.



#268 reaperztoll   Banned Banned   3366 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:17 AM

I wound up with 2 of these, still debating what to do with the extra one. They look really cool, I'm impressed with how much better they are than I thought.



#269 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10066 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:24 AM

Well I think this is why most people are pissed

Wow, what BBY was that taken at? Does stuff like that ever get brought up on the BBY forums? That picture alone would speak so much for itself.



#270 Jonkai  

Posted 12 December 2014 - 12:12 PM

Wow, what BBY was that taken at? Does stuff like that ever get brought up on the BBY forums? That picture alone would speak so much for itself.

there's a thread on Best Buy talking about the boxed released of the steel book, but they pretty much take down anything negative in any picture proof so there's really no point in voicing your concerns there.