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The Road to Elizabethtown Bonus Disc-Parental Guidance for rant/language ahead
Here's a few caps from the bonus disc from Best Buy--and OY, the shit I went through to get this. I say again--I *HATE* BEST BUY!!!!

After only a few hours sleep the night before (after hours of spring cleaning) I get there at 9:45 waiting for them to open. I'm the third one through the door and the first to grab the E-town dvd. Now I looked thoroughly and even asked someone in that area if there was anything special with the purchase of the dvd and I was told "no". The soundtrack was with the movie--a non-specific display dump in the middle of the floor--very disappointing. I looked at the covers of them all to make sure I got widescreen and made sure to grab one with the "special red sticker" denoting "deleted scenes". Then I get up to checkout--I was so quick I had to wait for them to finish opening their registers and asked again if there was anything special with the purchase. She checked her pc and even pulled out the Sunday ad and checked and I was told "no, just the $3 off the price". Damn! Okay, figures. Thanks to grey853 and the gift card she'd sent me for my birthday, I got out damn cheap. I get back home, went to Tumbleweed to grab food for lunch and after eating, started cleaning again before Roy was due to come over to watch the movie with me. He gets here at 4:20 and I hear from sis, maubast and she's like "You got the bonus disc, right?"

[enter heart stopping confusing here]

"HUH??????????????" "WHAT bonus disc?" I squeak.

"The Best Buy ad here said there was a special bonus disc with it."

[insert sounds of blatant hostility here] "I *asked* them when I was there and they said no. I asked *two* people! Let me call those fuckers and find out what the hell is going on."

"Call me back and if you can't get, I'll drive over and get you one," sis tells me, knowing it's a freaking roadtrip for her, but she loves me so is willing to put up with my extensive shit.

"Okay. Goddamn fucking Best Buy!!! I hate those wankers!!"

So I call the store I was at when it opened yesterday morning and after 2 attempts to try and get them to answer their phone (4:20 in the afternoon), I talk to someone who says yes, "I'll save one for you. Widescreen or Full screen? Just come back to media and ask for 'Brandon'." I tell him, "Widescreen, and I'll be there in 15 minutes."

Easy, huh? Not hardly! *snort* Not when Bastard Best Buy is involved.

I get to the store and guess what???? Uh huh. No widescreen. Well, to say I'm on the verge of going *postal* is an understatement. I told him to "get on the phone and call the other store and FIND ME ONE--NOW!"

Luckily, they have one across town, so it's road trip time--DURING RUSH HOUR BY THE AIRPORT, and needless to say, I ain't happy. I finally get to the other store and am in the checkout and the girl says, "Did you find everything you want."


*deep breath*

"After two stores, 3 trips and since 9:30 this morning--YEAH. Fiinally"

God, I hate Best Buy. I really, really do.

I'd almost rather go to the dentist than to deal with them. [insert expletives and general grumbling here]

Anyway, here's the caps from the bonus disc. And yes, I included a zip file today at the bottom of the page.


Link to screencaps:
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padabee From: padabee Date: February 8th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
ack, what a mess! *hugs*

Thanks for sharing, hon!
araestel From: araestel Date: February 8th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
OY, the things I go through for this boy! LOL
jack4will From: jack4will Date: February 8th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs hard* Hate when that happens.

Walmart did the same to me with the POTC release. The Special directors cut was suppose to come out the same time. They never got it and a month later got only a few copies of it. Never got it.

I like the caps. I tried to get the zip file and it keeps saying not there.

By the way more Orli caps on my lj.
araestel From: araestel Date: February 8th, 2006 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
COOL! I'd head over and look for the caps! (shows off new icon) ;)

I'm sick of these big corporations driving us nuts! GRRRRRRRR

The problem *should* be fixed on the zip file. It's uploading *again* and should be done in about 2 minutes.

Sorry about that!
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araestel From: araestel Date: February 8th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm crossing my fingers that you get the good stuff. If not, let me know and I'll fix you up. ;)
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hazyshade From: hazyshade Date: February 8th, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was in a Best Buy once, trying to get that Ringers dvd the day it came out..no luck there either :/
Of course, I'm STILL waiting for my Etown to come - hopefully tomorrow *crosses fingers*
Thank you for these caps in the meantime, sweetie! *hugs*
i love the look on his face when that random guy is 'adjusting' him *lol*
araestel From: araestel Date: February 8th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope you get it soon too! It's rude to make people wait for their movies.

I enjoyed that look on his face too. LOL
hammil77 From: hammil77 Date: February 8th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's just horrible. But at least you got it straightened out. You should really file a complaint against the company. You are a disgruntled customer.

made sure to grab one with the "special red sticker" denoting "deleted scenes".
There are deleted scenes?! Mine doesn't say anything about that, it just has 2 extended scenes. Are there different versions of the DVD out there?
araestel From: araestel Date: February 8th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Calm down--you got the same one I did. ;) Sorry for the confusion.

And yes, I should complain, but it won't be the first time. Those people make me INSANE.
grey853 From: grey853 Date: February 8th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why can't people do their fucking jobs and know what's what? I mean, I've had similar experiences with Best Buy. I think the biggest problem is they've got kids doing most of the work and they don't shit about anything. One says one thing, one says another, and you're fucked.

Sorry it was such a hassle. I bought mine at Walmart and didn't get a bonus DVD, but that's okay because I've got you scanning the good stuff. *g*
araestel From: araestel Date: February 10th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL I do try to accommodate! ;)

tularia From: tularia Date: February 8th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are a SAINT among us! *loves you*
Must remember to DL when I get home! lol
araestel From: araestel Date: February 10th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just like spreading the love of this move. :) And I like to share.

lucilla27 From: lucilla27 Date: February 8th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love you baby! {{{hugs}}}
You love Orli as much as I do and that is so sweet. I don't care who knows that I love that boy, he just makes me happy. Watching Elizabethtown again yesterday made me so happy, I had to run right out and buy it first thing yesterday morning. Thank you for the icons and the beautiful photos. Thanks for loving Orli too, it makes me happy to know I'm not the only one. :)
araestel From: araestel Date: February 10th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are definiteley NOT alone. I love this boy so much and wish only the best for him. One day, he'll sign to do a project that shows off his ability and *everyone* will FINALLY stand up and take note.

belil_gaviel From: belil_gaviel Date: February 8th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you were able to get the widescreen edition with the bonus disc. Still upset that it's not the special edition. Oy I'll get over it (eventually).

araestel From: araestel Date: February 10th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know. We NEED that special stuff! LOL
twofordinner From: twofordinner Date: February 8th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yah I'm with you there, damn Best Buy!! *hugs* glad you did finally get it though =)
araestel From: araestel Date: February 10th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
ONLY for Orli would I go through more Best Buy shit. ;)
ladymarmalade77 From: ladymarmalade77 Date: February 8th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I'd been in your shoes I'd have done the same.
Thank you *very* much to share all this with us. You're very kind and sweet, too!
*hugs tight*
araestel From: araestel Date: February 10th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! I'd do just aobut anything for Orli and "Elizabethtown". I'm easy...
admirabile From: admirabile Date: February 8th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shoot. I got my copy at Best Buy too, but I had no clue about the bonus disc, and if they had copies available still they sure weren't advertising them. One has to wonder if the employees PURPOSEFULLY don't know about it, so they can have them, you know?

But thank you for posting the caps and zipping them for us - very sweet and kind of you to share!
araestel From: araestel Date: February 10th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish they'd bother to inform their employees of things just like this. I can't really fault them--only the company that hires them.

The ones with bonus discs had yellow stickers. Call and bitch. I surely did and I'm not done yet. *grumbles*
veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: February 18th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
OT only in that it's not about the rant ...

Do you know of any "Elizabethtown" fanfic? Specifically, I'm really just interested in Drew/Claire stories ...
araestel From: araestel Date: February 19th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not familiar with any gen/het fic so far, but you might want to try: http://www.theorlandobloomfiles.com/links.html

Let me know if you find any. :)
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