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Old 12-17-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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Firefly Complete Series $16.99

I just picked up Firefly the complete series for $16.99 at Fry's electronics in the Bay Area, good 12/17 and 12/18 - not sure if this is good in any other region but a great price

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Old 12-17-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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Funny you should post this. With nothing else on TV this weekend, we watched Serenity last night and the 1st three episodes of Firefly today. As soon as our dinner guests get here, eat, trade gifts, and leave, we will probably watch some more.

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Looks like you got a great deal. $35 is the best online deal I see right now.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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ETA:

Looks like you got a great deal. $35 is the best online deal I see right now.
You didn't look too hard now did you? Frys.com even has it for $16.99 + shipping ($7 for me) if you are not lucky enough to have a B+M store near you.

http://shop3.outpost.com/product/388...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:07 PM   #4
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:02 PM   #5
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So, when is the Season 2 box set coming out?

Wait. What? It's not? They cancelled it?

Grr. Burn in hell, FOX.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:23 PM   #6
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You didn't look too hard now did you? Frys.com even has it for $16.99 + shipping ($7 for me) if you are not lucky enough to have a B+M store near you.

http://shop3.outpost.com/product/388...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Nope, I used www.dvdpricesearch.com. I usually find good deals with it. It doesn't check Fry's though. I have never even seen a Fry's so I didn't look there.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:07 AM   #7
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They only have one copy and keep dropping the price until someone buys it?
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:08 PM   #8
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Bought a copy. Don't know why since I hardly ever buy DVD's and I don't know that I'll ever watch it. Maybe when my son gets older he'd like it... he's already gonzo for Star Wars.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:18 AM   #9
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Amazon has Serenity: Collector's Edition DVD Set on sale for only $9 right now.

What's the current word on the possibility of a sequel? Any new reason to hope?
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:53 AM   #10
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Targets around here has TONS of copies of Firefly at $19.95.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:54 AM   #11
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Targets around here has TONS of copies of Firefly at $19.95.
well even if they do have that around here at least i'm only out 2 bucks after tax
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:32 AM   #12
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BTW: Fox has confirmed that they plan to release Firefly on Blu-ray...
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:41 AM   #13
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BTW: Fox has confirmed that they plan to release Firefly on Blu-ray...
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:30 PM   #14
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:37 PM   #15
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Looks like Amazon has the Firfly Blu-ray page up.

No prices yet but they have a wonderfully-simple one-click "Email me when this is available" button.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:52 PM   #16
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Must be Fox did this show on film? I think this show was on when they only did them in 480p widescreen..
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:03 PM   #17
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Universal HD has shown Firefly in HD---in fact, it's currently showing on Saturdays at 8PM.

One reason I'm looking forward to getting this on Blu-ray is that I'll be able to free up 15 hours of HD from my Series 3...
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:37 PM   #18
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I wonder how much the BD set will be?
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:43 AM   #19
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Looks like Amazon has the Firfly Blu-ray page up.
That's been up for a while, actually.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:43 PM   #20
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And you can now pre-order Firefly in Blu-Ray.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #21
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There's word of a Firefly: Collector's Edition re-release with more commentaries and other goodies. (No link - I heard it on the "Firefly Talk" podcast, who had an audio recording of one of the cast members (Jewel?) talking about it).
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:18 PM   #22
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$62 for the Blu-Ray release? Jeebus. That's insanely high.

This is exactly why it was better to have competing formats, and why I won't buy a Blu-Ray player now. It's so frustrating.
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$62 for the Blu-Ray release? (...) This is exactly why it was better to have competing formats (...)
That suggests that if there were competing HD formats, then the price would be lower. There's no reason to believe that.
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Damn, you guys are STILL talking about this bomb of a series?
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:57 PM   #25
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The $62 price is insanely high no matter what. At least if there were competing formats, there might be some incentive to lower prices. It's not about the cost, it's about the marginal cost to upgrade to a HD format instead of just buying the regular DVD format.

When you can get the standard DVD set for less than $20, $62 seems like highway robbery in comparison. Certainly when there was HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, the marginal cost of buying a high-def DVD vs. a standard DVD was pretty small, usually 20% - 30% or so. I haven't been watching prices lately, maybe Blu-Ray movies now cost $60+ too, but 300% is for suckers.
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They'll fleece the diehard Browncoats for a couple of months, then drop it down to $49.99.
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The $62 price is insanely high no matter what. At least if there were competing formats, there might be some incentive to lower prices. It's not about the cost, it's about the marginal cost to upgrade to a HD format instead of just buying the regular DVD format.

When you can get the standard DVD set for less than $20, $62 seems like highway robbery in comparison. Certainly when there was HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, the marginal cost of buying a high-def DVD vs. a standard DVD was pretty small, usually 20% - 30% or so. I haven't been watching prices lately, maybe Blu-Ray movies now cost $60+ too, but 300% is for suckers.
The manufacturers probably don't want to have to do the same price dumping on BD as they have done for DVDs. The low prices of DVDs has come back to bite them in the behind, I think. Now "everyone" expects media to be that cheap.
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The manufacturers probably don't want to have to do the same price dumping on BD as they have done for DVDs. The low prices of DVDs has come back to bite them in the behind, I think. Now "everyone" expects media to be that cheap.
What? Seriously? DVDs are one of the few media formats that most people think are reasonably priced for the content you receive.

DVD sales have been fantastic for the industry, especially TV series DVDs. Far beyond what the industry expected 10 years ago. Orders of magnitude better. Billions and billions of dollars in revenue. They've given new life to dead series (Futurama, Family Guy) and brought long cancelled series (Dead Like Me, Freaks and Geeks) to an audience that may have missed their greatness the first time around.

Reasonably priced DVDs are probably the best thing that's happened to the movie & TV industry in a long time.
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The $62 price is insanely high no matter what. At least if there were competing formats, there might be some incentive to lower prices.
I don't agree. As an example, Heroes S1 was released on HD-DVD back in August. It's now at about $70, which I believe is at least close to its release price (back when there were two HD formats).

IMO, the issue is that Blu-ray is competing with standard DVD. There are two formats (HD vs. SD) and the superior format is selling for a premium. Makes sense to me.
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What? Seriously? DVDs are one of the few media formats that most people think are reasonably priced for the content you receive.
Which means that it's priced too low in the eyes of the sellers.

Really, I think the low price of DVDs after the initial release is something that they want to avoid. Why would they want to repeat that? They'll let DVDs be the cheap alternative, and BD the premium. I would do the same.
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