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27 September 2005 @ 09:26 pm
Tower of Stupid  
The Serenity soundtrack came out today.  Having seen the movie twice, I know it's worthwhile.

*looks at my cat*  Kaylee, get the ship ready for Impulse Buy.

OK, that joke worked better out loud.  And when it was a Star Trek reference.  Oh well.

Anyway, I did some research with both the Internet and my phone.  Best Buy has it for $13.99 -- but not in stock.  Circuit City has it for $13.99 -- but not in stock.  Amazon has it for $13.49 -- but no local presence exists.  Wait, scratch that - Target is Amazon.  Same price, no stock.

Tower Records has it for $18.99, on sale for $15.99.  Do they have it in stock?  Not only do they, but they've got 19 copies!  Plus, we're already planning to have dinner near them.  It's a little more expensive, but A) it's actually there, and B) no shipping costs.  I have them hold a copy for me.

So we go.  Upstairs register.  Only one person in line - we wait.  Got to counter - got a CD on hold.  He gets it.  He rings it up.  That'll be $20.56, sir.

Excuse me?
It's $18.99 plus tax.
No, it's on sale.  Tower has it online for $15.99.
That's different.  It's a different system.
Price match it.
I'm sorry, I can't do that.
Look, I'm not asking you to price match Amazon, who, incidentally, has it for $13.49.  I'm asking you to price match yourselves.
I can't.  Would you like me to get a manager?
No, I'll order through Amazon.

Haven't done so yet.  Still kinda hoping I'll see it in the Torrents somewhere.  But still - what the hell?  They can't even price match their own company?  Something is seriously wrong with that...

Side note:  Tower is the only company online that sees an SRP of $18.99 for this disc.  Everybody else that lists it shows it as $17.99.  Tower inflated the list price so they could charge more.  I'm gonna be avoiding giving them my money for a while...
Idtechnomonkey on September 28th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
I knew I was forgetting somebody!
I keep forgetting DeepDiscountCD exists. Which is strange, since I've ordered dozens of things from DeepDiscountDVD over the last several years.