Joined: 21-January 05
Member No.: 6,124
Yeah but I bet that's never new stuff. Those are probably old or unpopular DVDs. Still a good deal though, if you find something that you like. By the way, I went to Best Buy today and they had volume 3. Got it for $20.
Joined: 6-February 05
Member No.: 7,205
Usually for some reason the FMA dvd at suncoast *for me* are cheaper when the dvds are just released, for example...I got the 2nd fma dvd for $20 at suncoast, a month later I go to suncoast and I see the same dvd for $24-26 dollars.
Joined: 28-August 04
Member No.: 560
To clear up the whole thing with Suncoast pricings:
If you reserve something you put down $5, it will guarentee you a sale price of 19.99(19.99 for most normal DVDs including anime, if it's a boxset the sale price will be different) for 40 days and that $5 goes towards the total, so when you pick it up it will cost you about $14 + tax. If you don't pick up your reserve in 40 days (we call and remind you) you lose the chance to get it for 19.99. For anything you reserve you will get to buy it at the same price as you would at Best Buy. If you have a replay card and like to get your DVDs within a month of them coming out Suncoast is the place to go, but Best Buy is better for stuff that's more than a month old.
Reserving is nice since you get to keep that sale price, it's very unlikely stores will be selling out of FMA. We got about 20 copies of volume 3 in which is amazing since most anime we get about 3 or 4 copies. Considering Best Buy is a much larger company I don't see them selling out either. I'm not sure what their reserve policy is since I've never reserved anything there.
On topic I went and picked up my copies of FMA 3 and Samurai Champloo 3 today :3
Joined: 28-August 04
Member No.: 560
You mean you've gone to Suncoast and the employees haven't tried to get you to get a replay card? Wow they suck, I'd get fired if I didn't offer it to every customer Oo You can walk into any of the stores and ask to sign up. The only thing that really sucks is that it costs money, but if you buy tons from Suncoast it's worth it. I know our district raised the price to $8.99 for 1 years and $16.99 for 2 years, not sure if it'll be the same for all districts though. The way it works is like you use it, let your friends and family members use it, etc. and that's like money coming back to you in the form of gift certificates. There's triple point weekends where if you spend for instance $25, it'd be like you're spending $75. And on your birthday they send you a $15 certificate.
In my opinion if you buy a lot of anime and manga from Suncoast it pays for itself, but if you just drop by every once in a while it wouldn't really be worth it. I know a lot of customers who come in all the time with $100's worth of certificates. I had a card years ago but that was before I got a job so I didn't get much back, and since I work for the company now I'm not allowed to have one heh
Joined: 21-February 05
From: Unknown. Going from place to place.
Member No.: 8,293
When I went to go get FMA vol. 2 at Suncoast, most of their anime stuff is at regular price. (Meaning in the 25-30s), and vol.2 was on sale for 19.99 O_o...anyway I went to the cash register and it rung up 30 something dollars. I'm glaring at the guy saying ".....hey that thing says it's on sale, I'm not paying 30 bucks."
And Best Buy NEVER has FMA on the week it comes out -.- I've gone to Best Buy on the same week it comes out and the newest FMA is NEVER there. Best Buy is so unreliable sometimes. - - The only vol. that seems to come out as it's suppose to was Vol. 1. *wants to murder Best Buy for not having Vol. 3*
Joined: 20-July 04
Member No.: 250
Well the third volume of Fullmetal Alchemist, Equivalent Exchange, is out on DVD now. I think you can get it at most places for $19.99. Four episodes, 9-12. Volume 4, The Fall of Ishbal, is due out July 26th, day before my b-day . Volume 5 will be due out in September, completing the first box set for the series, episodes 1-20 total.
In addition to the FMA booklet, the series also has a little preview booklet for the FMA manga that was recently released last month by Viz.
As per the last 2 DVD volumes, the cover is reversible, and the easter eggs being the next episode previews with the alternate comedic audio can be found in the same places as last time.
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Joined: 11-February 05
From: Calgary, Canada
Member No.: 7,478
I just got Volume 3 not too long ago. They are very hard to get in Canada, and the release date is set to 1 month after the US release date, so I just have the volumes shipped from Amazon.com
For some odd reason, I thought that the English voice acting was better than the other volumes, especially volume 2, ugh... Volume 2 had HORRIBLE HORRIBLE voice actors for both Nina and Berry the chopper (in his female form). I was dissapointed, but this time around all of the voice actors are convincing.