Collectors' Editions

Needlessly expensive and offering little added value, these soulless artifacts of claptrap salesmanship clutter store shelves, complicate retail inventories and foul the shopping experience.

Whist swindling legitimate enthusiasts, producers of these products cheat casual consumers by omitting otherwise standard features from the original package in order to falsely ascribe value to the pricier counterpart.

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nursemyra said...

don't go shopping :-)

Ricardo said...

How about all those Star wars collectors edition DVDs that have come out? The market is so flooded with collectors editions of everything that I find it highly unlikely that these things will be worth anything in the long run. Maybe I'm wrong but it does seem to be nothing more than smoke and mirrors.