Bond 50 for $99.99, Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day (Sold Out)
Posted November 24, 2012 12:00 AM by Webmaster
Today's Amazon's Blu-ray Gold Box Deal of the Day is the popular $299.99 MSRP Bond 50 box set for only $99.99. This box set
bundles together the twenty two films made through the 50 years of EON Productions/MGM's James Bond franchise from 1962 till 2008, and has space for the upcoming Skyfall (2012) Blu-ray which is also available for pre-order separately on Amazon now.
The Gold Box deal presents the set at a markdown price of $99.99 from its SRP of $299.99; the 23-disc set offers the 22 movies alongside over 120 hours of supplemental features, behind-the-scenes documentaries, interviews
with cast and crew members, archival footage, rare deleted scenes, and audio
commentaries; plus comes in a handsomely designed book style packaging featuring photographs of all the Bonds and their corresponding Bond girls.
Just bought 2... One for me and one for my Dad. He was in the Air Force back in the mid-sixties and used to take my Mom out on dates to those early Connery movies on the base. My Mom was more interested in cuddling up to him, but he was more enthralled with watching the awesome Bond movie unfolding on the screen. It's a miracle I was even born at all!
I read online via a google search that the people who penned the last 5 are done after Skyfall but Craig has a contract for 2 more after Skyfall. So why did they not add 2 more blank spots for those films? I'd hate to have those 2 in separate Blu-ray cases. So do you think after those 2 movies are out, they will re-release this box set? I'd hate to have to buy it again. If they did they would have time to make improvements. I get suspicious when they discount stuff deeply like this as my experience has taught me either the release stinks and are not selling well like the LOTR theatrical release because of the issues with it or something else is coming along that is "better" to replace it. My wife will have a fit if i had to buy it again and took a loss selling the old set.
On on another topic why is it the the UK folks got the Harry Potter set for $35 and we did not? Also why was it advertised everywhere on blogs and such as the UK amazon site does not let you ship to the USA? I'd prefer a box set but i bought each movie individually as they released with the last 2 in 3D.
@ilad: The set is called Bond 50 because it contains all the Bond films released in the first 50 years of the franchise (1962-2012). Any future films will be separate releases.
I thought it was a real touch of class to include a space for Skyfall, even though the BD won't be out until 2013. I just hope the cover art on the disc itself matches the cover art of the other discs in the box and that any and all special features are on that one disc.
I only had Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace on blu, but I'm hanging on to Casino because a Bond Girls feature included on the original release wasn't included in the Bond 50 set.
"Due to high demand, the Bond 50 collection has sold out, but we have another great deal for you today. For 73% off, enjoy a collection of seven of Marilyn Monroe's best and most popular films, presented on Blu-ray, the perfect format to showcase Marilyn's flawless beauty."
Hate it for those that missed out, I ordered mine at 4:00 a.m. and got it no problem for $100 best deal ever. The only reason I was still up was because me and my friend were getting wasted off Makers Mark in celebration of my birthday which is today. So happy birthday to me.
Ilad---UK does indeed allow shipping to the US. Just takes a little longer. you can go to amazon.co.uk and check out the details. Of course the British pound will be converted to US currency (details there as well). The Potter 8 film set was a steal at $35 US, shipping included. I also got the UK Universal Classic Monsters box for $42 US. Check out their site and you'll find deals and discs not available here--just be sure they are region-free discs.
Me:So you have the Bond Blu Rays to buy now for $349.99, but are not selling them at the agreed price anymore???
Datrika:Hello, My name is Sadhana. I'll be glad to help you.
I am sorry for the inconvenience but unfortunately the deal was lifted up.
Me:But you still have them for $349.99, and it was advertised as a 24 hour deal. Why lifted? It seems a bit unfair.
Datrika:Yes. The item is still available but for the much higher price. All the stock will not be listed for a discount so, once all the customer completes the purchase of the allocated stock, the item becomes available at a normal price.
However, you might see the deal coming up in future. Look out for the deal on our Website.
I apologize for any kind of inconvenience that might have caused you.
Me:Thanks. I will certainly pass this along.
Datrika:You're Welcome. And thank you so much for taking the initiative. I will surely forward this concern to our respected department so that they'll look into this further and see what can be done further to better the situation.
not to burst your bubble but when I asked about a sale on their site they wouldn't give me a total answer as well, like check back and it might happen. I forget if it actually did or not but i posted it on this forum. I don't think it ever did though
It's not "whining" to complain about a retailer PROMISING a deal for 24 hours but not at all keeping that promise. I mean, why have the deal in the first place? Amazon has been around since the 90ies, so they should definitely know what kind of demand and supply to expect.
Totally lifting the deal like that, is unacceptable. And they weren't even out of copies!
It's just money hunger and feeding off us customers.
They are certainly not taking any risks to really please us, more than for moments and a chosen, lucky few.
If you were quick to get a copy well GOOD for you, but that doesn't mean you have the right to call the rest of us "whiners". A deal is a deal. It's like a contract! You can't just lift a deal like that. Not with the amount of money and resources and knowledge they have!
They just simply got the jitters and thought they'd lose too much money in time for Christmas. Like "what the hell are we doing?"
If this was not the case, then why will they not promise us that the set will go on sale again in the foreseeable future?
And FYI, it wasn't even I who wanted a copy, because then I would've bought one. I was upset about the way Amazon went about this. The thing in general.
Not that "damn I was too slow and missed out on a deal". Those deals are called lightning deals. But a Gold Box Deal of the DAY, is supposed to last a day, and not a few hours.
It's their absolute responsibility to keep a promise like that.
There are simply no excuses!
It would've been a different story if we were talking about a small electronics shop with not so many years in the business and a limited amount of customers. Then I'd have forgiven them. But not in this case. Amazon are too big for that. My expectations are just as huge. If they make an error, they have to rectify it. Not go just "OOOPS, demand was too high - let's call it quits and lure the customers to buy another box set".
I agree this was a deal of the day not a lightning deal. Should have been on all day. It's a big set they had to have know they would sell a lot. If you don't want to sell too many then again put it as a lightning deal not a deal of the day. The biggest insult is that they weren't even sold out as they were selling them a minute later for $250 and now $350. They aren't even matching best buys $130.
For what it's worth, Amazon's policy with Goldbox deals of the day has always been that they last 24 hours or until the amount set aside for the Goldbox price are sold out. On Amazon's facebook page when they announced the Marilyn Monroe set as the replacement Goldbox deal of the day, they admitted that the demand for the Bond set was far greater than anticipated and also told those who asked that another deal with the Bond set may be coming soon. So, while I can understand many being upset, it looks like Amazon isn't exactly thrilled with how this turned out either.
Amazon had a set a specific amount aside and sold out. Get over it. As someone mentioned before, it's "Deal of the Day" not "Deal for the Day." You only have to look at yourself for missing this deal. Generation whine is clearly stronger than ever........
Amazon also advertised this deal DAYS in advance. I was very tempted to jump on the $130 price earlier this week, but I held out. Now my $100 set is on its way. Did anyone here think that this set was going to hang around at that price? I very simply waited (with the set in my cart) until midnight PST. A simple refresh at that hour and, boy howdy, I had the deal price. An allotment is exactly that. Ever shown up at the ballpark on bobblehead giveaway night a little late and missed out? Perhaps been sniped on an eBay auction at the last moment? It sucks. Do better next time. Stop whining.
Yeah, there's no sense being upset about missing a deal. Like many others, I saw the deal was coming and made sure to be at home and ready when it happened. In fact, I was talking to Amazon.com via chat (asking why the deal wasn't up yet and if maybe I was going by the incorrect time zone) when the deal popped up a few minutes later. I ordered the set and then went to bed. I'm guessing that's how most folks did it, assuming Amazon.com would run out fairly quickly. A $300 set selling at $99 isn't going to last very long.
I can understand anyone being upset about missing a great deal like this, but sometimes you win, and sometimes you don't. First World problems... ;-)
Anyway, I realized I didn't know all the ins and outs of Gold Box Deals myself, so I searched on Amazon for more info. Just go to the HELP link on Amazon and type in Gold Box Deals of the Day. Here's the specific section on Deals of the Day from the info page:
To purchase a Deal of the Day, simply click the "Add to Cart" button from the Gold Box page or the item's product page. When you have a choice between similar related products like different sheet set sizes, you'll see a "Learn more" button on the Gold Box page that will take you to a different page where you can make your selection. The price discount is available that day ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so be sure to complete the checkout process once you add the item to your Cart.
I did get in on the Bond 50 deal without any issues, but given the severe reduction in price I had to wonder how many people bought multiple copies simply for resale at $150+ to make themselves a tidy profit? I didn't see if they had a limited quantity per person, but if not, something like this definitely warranted one.
The funny thing is that I purchased the Bond 50 set on Friday for $130, but after purchasing, I saw the item on the same page noting there was going to be a significant discount on Saturday. Immediately cancelled my order, and woke up about an hour into the deal the next morning with no problems.
I had placed a Price Watch on my account of $100, sorta thinking that would never happen. So I was definitely surprised at the drop.
FYI, there was a limit in place. It was three. If you tried to put through an order for four, it told you that you had reached the limit and required that you change the quantity to continue. So, assuming many people purchased three at that price, it's understandable why their inventory dwindled so quickly.
@Sutekh: You left out the VAT refund for buyers from outside the EU. That cuts the price for Bond 50 UK shipped to the U.S. to $105 to $110--not too shabby a consolation prize. There's a few trade-offs, but the biggest (QoS is Region B-locked) only costs about $10 to fix; you also get the uncut Casino Royale (never released in the U.S.)