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Re: When it comes to shopping for movies & TV shows, what do you want to buy?

@bjmaxvin67

 

Yes, I remember the idea that @Jacques1400 suggested. I passed that along.

 

I will also pass along the concerns regarding the slash spines.

 

 

 

 

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Luminary
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Re: When it comes to shopping for movies & TV shows, what do you want to buy?


Drum18 wrote:

I just need to add

Makes me laugh... Group Buys... the last "massive" GB I had was in 2015... so if peolpe miss out the pre-order phase, it's not because of those...


Agreed, it's not a major factor at this time since the selection of collectibles has been pretty much downsized upon the transition of FS into BB, accordingly in 2015.

Fact still remains that if BB was to releases a Canadian exclusive, it wouldl look pretty attractive at a 30% discount to foreign collectors.

As it stands, it's the other way around these days, but it's still a factor to be mentionned.

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Re: When it comes to shopping for movies & TV shows, what do you want to buy?

30% discount and then, you need to add the completely insane / deal breaker shipping cost from Canada Post.

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Re: When it comes to shopping for movies & TV shows, what do you want to buy?

Hey @Drum18 and @Jacques1400,

 

Sorry for showing my ignorance but I have no idea how steel book group buys worked during the days of Future Shop. Smiley Very Happy I became interested in steelbooks  around Sept 2013; approx 2 years before steelbooks downsized upon the transition of FS into BB, accordingly in 2015. The closes I became to being aware of group buys is when 2012 and Future Shop had their exclusive John Carter steelbook and seeing how many Americans wanted to get their hands on this movie (wish I had picked one up but my dumb a** had no idea how popular they were or no interest in steelbooks at that time). Could you explain hoe this works and could this idea work for Canadians wanting to get certain titles in the USA.

 

http://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=steelbook+group+buy&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&e...

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Re: When it comes to shopping for movies & TV shows, what do you want to buy?

@bjmaxvin67

 

Concept is simple:

 

A member of a forum or blog located in the country of the product, offers his assistance to purchase copies for other forum members worldwide, who otherwise would have to go through hoarders.

It started as a service for Collectors doing cost + shipping + a couple of bucks extra for the trouble.

 

Problem is that hoarders also saw opportunities by joining these forums, thus marketing purchases at a set price + shipping,  without incurring extra fees charged by auction sites. Call it evolution of a favourable concept....

 

 

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Re: When it comes to shopping for movies & TV shows, what do you want to buy?

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I'm not either of those two guys, but I can answer your question.

 

There is basically an organized purchase where you pay a private individual the cost of the SteelBook + shipping + nominal fee and they will get the SteelBook and ship it to you wherever you are (yes, even to Canada).

 

It costs a little more than ordering directly from the retailer (if that is even an option) but there are several advantages:

 

o  you are more likely secured a copy

o  you will get a copy without a spine slash or dent because the owner of the GB will inspect each item.

o  you have access to many more SteelBooks that otherwise would not ship to Canada.

o  it will be properly packaged because these are fellow collectors shipping them out

 

Once you commit, there is no backing out or you will be blackballed by the community.  This can sometimes be a problem because if Best Buy Canada announces a SteelBook later, you may be stuck with a previous GB order.  That is the risk.

 

It would help everyone involved (Best Buy and collectors) for BB to announce and accept pre-orders as soon as possible.  That way, I wouldn't pre-order with a GB someplace else as I prefer to shop Canadian whenever possible.

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Re: When it comes to shopping for movies & TV shows, what do you want to buy?

No @SonicBoom my friend you may not either of those two guys, but your input and advice are always greatly appreciated and respected and you and @Jacques1400 both answered my questioned beautifully. Thank you to you both; on a side note as you stated SonicBoom it would help everyone involved (Best Buy and collectors) for BB to announce and accept pre-orders as soon as possible. That way, we wouldn't pre-order with a GB someplace else as I also prefer to shop Canadian whenever possible.