Lately, I’ve been sort of following Trigun on Adult Swim, but seeing as it’s on at something like 1:00 or 1:30, and I’m too lazy to actually set my VCR, I often miss it or fall asleep halfway through. Doesn’t make the parts of the storyline I am seeing any more coherent. So I figured I’d see about maybe getting the box set. On Amazon, it’s $180.00! OK, enthusiasm for Trigun rapidly waning…but what’s this? “Buy used or new from $29.99”? Vendors on the Amazon marketplace have 3-DVD sets, brand new, for $40.00 or thereabouts. My * guess * is that these DVD sets are bootlegs or grey market, or in some other way * not * the same thing that Amazon is selling in an 8 disk box set for vastly more – a guess that seems to be confirmed by a visit to a few other DVD stores that sell the 8-disc box set for comparably outrageous prices.
Are these box sets on the Amazon Marketplace bootlegs? If so, why does Amazon let them get away with selling them?
What’s the deal with selling the box set consisting of twenty-six 30-minute episodes for $180.00? That seems awfully steep for all but the most dedicated collector. Who the hell pays that much for anything on DVD? Compare and contrast with BTVS or similar TV series where each more-or-less 26 episode season is in the $45.00 range.