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Old May 16 2010, 03:45 AM   #1
Allyn Gibson
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Doctor Who fans get hosed

The first season of Merlin is out on DVD in North America.

I hadn't planned to buy it; I just assumed it would run about the same price as a Doctor Who season set, around eighty or ninety dollars. Both BBC Wales productions, both thirteen episode seasons. I actually thought that [i}Merlin[/i] would be more expensive than Who, because it's not a known quantity, because the audience is much smaller.

I paid thirty-five for Merlin.

I always knew that BBC Worldwide knew that Who fans would pay through the nose; I didn't think they would make the fact so bloody apparent. If BBC Worldwide can justify a lower price point for Merlin, then clearly they're just gouging the Whovian for similar product with similar specs.
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