Remember this? Well, two unexpected and unrelated things occurred today and . . . well, read on.
Despite the fact that Star Trek Costumes was released in mid-October, until today I had yet to inspect it. Oh, I’d seen a couple of copies here and there, but they were shrink-wrapped, and I am not going to rip off that plastic to satisfy my temporary curiosity.
Besides, I hate when people do that, but I digress . . .
While visiting Barnes and Noble, there was a copy sans-wrap, so I took a gander and it’s pretty much what I’d expected – a decent selection of general costume photos. Short on details, long on context. If anything, the troubling part is just how random the selection was – one from this episode, one from that movie; nothing that gave the impression that they were related to one another. Having said this, I was quite pleased with what I saw, even if I wasn’t so enamored that I was willing to drop $60 USD for it.
That’s where the second incident comes into play. Once home, I started looking online for a few things. This, in turn, took me to Amazon, and – for giggles – I decided to see if the book had benefited from Amazon’s grand Black Friday event. It did – to the tune of almost $10! The book, which Amazon discounted to $39.95, is temporarily down to just $30. That, to me, is far more reasonable than the original asking price. But here’s the kicker – there’s an additional discount of $9.95! Had I been able to justify an additional $5 purchase, I could have gotten shipping for free, but that wasn’t a big deal. Here’s the funny part, with all of the discounts factored in, as well as tax and $5 shipping, the order came just under $27.50.
I was never much of a Black Friday person, but this has changed my mindset. I mean, last year, I managed to acquire another book in much the same fashion – expensive tome that suddenly dropped to affordability. These things don’t normally happen to me.
I should have the book in a few days. Maybe then I can post a legitimate review of it.