I got the weekend sales fliers and Best Buy and Circuit City are going to be selling the Young Indy DVDs for $70. That's not a bad price since they have a MSRP of $120 or so. I was planning on getting mine from Amazon, but this is cheaper.
I found a customer who could afford it: Last week, [Lucas] got The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume 1 ($117.99, in stores Tuesday) and its 12 discs. The wizard of Skywalker Ranch was mightily pleased. "I can't wait to get the other volumes."
He will soon be pacified. The rest of us will probably have to wait at least a year for a reasonable price. I've often dreamed of an 11 disc complete set, but the cost of editing and pressing a different version of such a minor product makes a price cut more likely. I think we're stuck with the 30 or so discs.
I picked mine up today. Haven't had a chance to go over everything. I did watch a few minutes of My First Adventure, picture looked good, much like all the other DVDs from that time. I've never seen the movie version of the first one, but it had an intro that seemed to be newer, mostly it had Indy's middle name which I thought we didn't know until recently.
The few minutes that I caught of the extras wasn't all that exciting. Seemed almost like something you'd watch in school. Some of them sound more interesting then others though. I also had a hard time installing the game. The DVD kept saying install, but wouldn't do it through the menu. The time line was kind of nice though.
Best Buy had them out, though not a whole lot of them. Circuit City says it's online order only. Haven't looked at other places yet. Best Buy did have the normal sticker price of $99, which means they dropped the price before it even came out.
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Originally Posted by ResidentAlien
I've blown way too much on DVDs lately... Damn DeepDiscount and all their wonderful sales.
Excuses, excuses. Only a chump would be a member of an Indiana Jones message board and not lay down the coin for the DVDs at these prices.
(Just kidding!) Hopefully, the link you provided will encourage others to buy and own one of the greatest TV series to ever grace the airwaves!
Just to follow up on my earlier post, I did indeed go to BB with my receipts (fortunately I still had the one from my purchase of the first two volumes), and they indeed refunded the difference - that saved me $129! Woohoo! More money for other things.
Originally Posted by Avilos
I should have waited to buy volume 3! I still have not received mine from Amazon. Anyone ever return an order from there?
That what this should have been priced all along!
Avilos, I ordered Amazon's "Deluxe Edition" of the Across the Universe soundtrack CD back in February, and almost immediately after realized there was more than one Deluxe Edition (!) - the one sold at Best Buy has two additional tracks that aren't on the one sold at Amazon, so I returned the one I got from Amazon. Since it was considered my error (I simply ordered something from them I didn't want, since I wanted another version sold elsewhere), they didn't refund all of my money, but close; I think I had to pay for the return shipping costs, which they just deducted from my original purchase amount before refunding the rest to me. I hadn't opened the item yet, so I didn't have any other trouble with the return.
Best Buy sale: The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, any volume, $49.99
Thread title is self-explanatory; thanks to alert Ravener doesitmatter for the heads-up, which he originally provided in the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles forum. I thought it should be noted here as well since it deals specifically with acquisition of these DVDs, as opposed to their content.
I don't know whether it runs one week or two, but it should be at least one. Note that if you already bought any of these there recently and still have the receipt, you should be able to get BB to refund the difference between the regular price and the sale price, as I did this afternoon.
I hate to say it....but all of these volumes of YIJC will go for dirt cheap in a few months. Bottomline is that I don't think there's as much of a demand as Lucasfilm hopes there is. No one's currently cutting prices because we're all in anticipation of KotCS.