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Old 09-18-2008, 04:12 PM
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I was under the impression that the whole point of these Universal starter packs was to lower the price of the disks thereby increasing the number sold, but when I look at the preorder prices for the Gangster Giftset, it is higher than if I bought the discs separately. Will the price come down?
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:28 PM
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I was under the impression that the whole point of these Universal starter packs was to lower the price of the disks thereby increasing the number sold, but when I look at the preorder prices for the Gangster Giftset, it is higher than if I bought the discs separately. Will the price come down?
Um, where are you looking?
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:08 PM
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I was under the impression that the whole point of these Universal starter packs was to lower the price of the disks thereby increasing the number sold, but when I look at the preorder prices for the Gangster Giftset, it is higher than if I bought the discs separately. Will the price come down?
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Um, where are you looking?
yeah i noticed that too, at amazon (to answers benricci), its 61 i believe and all the other gift sets are 40, which is a pretty damn good deal, its like buying two for an amazon like low price at 20 each and getting the third free. i have eastern promises on hd dvd but its a combo disc so i think im gonna sell it to one of my friends that doesnt have it on dvd for around 5 dollars and then pick up this set. i cannot wait for american gangster i held off getting the hd dvd and have been waiting for the hopeful double dip on blu-ray and thank god universal came through for me, and i had casino on hd dvd but lost it a while back so im deff getting that no matter what.

i'l be really dissapointed if amazon doesnt lower the price.
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Still not sure what the problem is. The gift set on Amazon is still cheaper than buying all three individually. Not as cheap as the other Universal gift sets, but still you'll save over the individual releases.
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I figure the box will go down in price at somepoint, who knows...
my problem is with the actual box itself, I don't like it, those movies are pretty much unrelated, other than being "gangster" movies & I don't want to keep them all in the same box on my shelf, on the other hand I'd feel weird about just tossing the box into the garbage so I'll likely just buy each film separately even if the box is cheaper...
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:19 PM
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Still not sure what the problem is. The gift set on Amazon is still cheaper than buying all three individually. Not as cheap as the other Universal gift sets, but still you'll save over the individual releases.
....the gift set is 60 and the 3 movies separatley are 20.95... so yeah if you wana get real down to it its about $2.90 cheaper...
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:52 PM
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The gangster set is more in line with the comedy set, the msrps of the individual titles are higher because they are newer and so is the boxset, amazon has just lowered it more because it's not a new release like FSM, even though EP and AG have the same Msrp as FSM
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:39 PM
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I was looking at tower... All the releases are $19.90 each and the box set is $60.90.
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I'm confused on this as well. It would save me some on shipping ($6 in total) as there is no free shipping option to Canada but other than that I figured it would be more than a couple of dollars discount to get all 3. I'm holding off for a bigger discount to get all 3.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:03 PM
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Just wait, the price should go down, that's how they did it with the Comedy set
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