Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The bounty continues...

Man, this birthday thing is such a scam.

Having no morals whatsoever, and trying to save a couple of bucks, I suggested last week to my circle of work friends that the King Kong/Son of Kong/Mighty Joe Young set due out today would be a nice gift. It also wasn’t outrageously priced for a number of people to chip in on.

As mentioned in the DVD section below, there is also a King Kong Collector’s Tin, with reproduction poster postcards and a recreation of the original 40-page theatrical program. That looked pretty sweet, but it didn’t come with SoK or MJY, so it seemed too expensive if it meant having to buy those films separately.

However, just this morning I learned that Best Buy has an exclusive set that has the tin along with the SoK and MJY discs, and for only like six or seven dollars more. I went to the guy procuring my first request, and he said it had already shipped. So I told him not to worry about it.

However, we had already made plans to have them take me to lunch today. Aside from the free lunch I got a nice box of Fannie Mae dark-chocolate covered coconut candies, which are my faves. Then, on top of all that already, they drove me over to Best Buy and bought me the special set with the tin. On top of being the only place the tin comes with the other two movies (there’s a cardboard box the whole magilla fits in), it even features five additional poster postcards as opposed to the regular tin. All that for well under $40.

I don’t know how many of these sets Best Buy is selling—the table we found them on had like three of them—but I’ll bet you see them selling for $75-100 a pop on eBay in six months.

9 Comments:

At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have a pretty swell bunch of friends! :)

--tam1MI

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger Governor Breck said...

Geez, you work with some cool people!

 
At 6:19 AM, Blogger Marty McKee said...

Happy birthday, m'boy!

 
At 6:45 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

Thankee, Marty. And yes, indeed. They are good folks.

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger baby copernicus said...

"I'm Ken and I will only accept the latest and greatest Kong set with the trading cards, tin container, and Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring."

Why, when I was a kid, all we had was Mighty Joe Young with Bill Paxton, and we liked it!

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger baby copernicus said...

Well, like may have been a strong word...

 
At 8:00 AM, Blogger Zack Handlen said...

Man, I just to stick with the standard two disc Kong. Wish it was my birthday...

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Henry Brennan said...

Happy Birthday, Ken!! (from the bowels of NaNoWriMo)

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger Cullen M. M. Waters said...

Belated Happy birthday wishes form me, too..

 

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