The prices are good for what you're getting, but you may not really want what you're getting.
The bread knife is nice and the nakiri really interests me, but the other two knives in each set are confusing. A 10" chef's knife -and- a slicing knife?
This isn't a beginning knife set because no beginner needs a big chef's knife and a slicer. If I'm putting together a three knife starter set, neither one would be in it. I'd go with a santoku or medium chef's, a utility knife of some sort, and a paring knife. Fourth choice would probably be a bread knife, then a chef's if I went with the santoku earlier.
And it isn't an advanced add-on set because most of those people will already have picked up a chef's.
So the target audience is rather small ... which explains how Woot, which usually sells crap, often bags of it, ended up with enough of them to sell at discount.
About half my knives are Shun. The Classic handles aren't my favorite, but the blades are beautiful and they are a pleasure to work with. If you need the knives in either set, this is a very nice price. Too bad they didn't have more set options.
The thing I like the least about Shun is the 16 degree edge they use. Pretty much everyone else uses 18 I think it is, so when you need to put an edge back on, you can't do it yourself with a machine like Chef's Choice 120 which is calibrated for the standard used by most companies. I was told this by a friend who recommended Shun to me (and sold me his sharpener since he has only Shun). He said Shun told him this and that when he needs to put an edge back on, Shun will do it for free -- just mail them your knives and they'll sharpen them up and mail them back. It's inconvenient for those with a decent home sharpener, but a pretty cool service offered by Shun.
For those looking for a starter set, I would strongly recommend something else, like this: Shun DMS382 3-Piece Classic Internet Special Set of Knives