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IamLegend
06-05-09, 12:59 PM
Made an order of 4 Blu Ray titles to fullfill for slightly less then 54 bucks.

kenbenobi
06-05-09, 01:02 PM
I'm going to hold out. I want free shipping. I'm a cheap bastard. The last 2 times I placed orders where I paid for shipping, B1G1F w/free shipping came along less than a week later. I'm not falling for that again... I don't have to fulfill my new account anytime soon, so I have time to hold out. I'm not desperate for any titles right now anyway...

Sweet Baby James
06-05-09, 01:11 PM
I'm going to hold out. I want free shipping. I'm a cheap bastard. The last 2 times I placed orders where I paid for shipping, B1G1F w/free shipping came along less than a week later. I'm not falling for that again... I don't have to fulfill my new account anytime soon, so I have time to hold out. I'm not desperate for any titles right now anyway...
You should have sent them an email and requested a refund for the shipping. I sent a polite email requesting a refund for the shipping since I had just placed my order and if I had known that they were going to offer free shipping, I would have waited. To my delight, they did issue the refund. As the old saying goes, you can't get greased if you don't squeak.:)

zekeburger1979
06-05-09, 01:20 PM
I'm tempted to order Blade Runner and The Dark Knight on Blu-Ray for $40 including shipping even though I don't have a Blu-Ray player. Those are 2 titles I plan on upgrading anyways and I think $20 each is a good deal. Yes? No?

Jfunk1
06-05-09, 01:45 PM
No free shipping? No deal for me. I can easily wait for the next free shipping weekend and BOGO Blu sale.

Perfect Tommy
06-05-09, 01:57 PM
Even with shipping, the 13.81 per title in my cart is hard to beat. It ends on the 7th so I'll hold out to the last minute and keep my fingers crossed that they throw in a free shipping code.

DVD.guy
06-05-09, 02:10 PM
No free shipping? No deal for me. I can easily wait for the next free shipping weekend and BOGO Blu sale.

What's the likelihood of BOGO Blu w/free ship?

Jester217300
06-05-09, 02:27 PM
What's the likelihood of BOGO Blu w/free ship?

Enough of a chance to wait two days and see :) At least IMO. If there is a free shipping code it always comes out on the last day of the BOGO.

IamLegend
06-05-09, 04:30 PM
I'm just thankful they have the buy one get one free which is decent and impatient for free shipping though it would be awesome to get.

kenbenobi
06-05-09, 04:43 PM
Enough of a chance to wait two days and see :) At least IMO. If there is a free shipping code it always comes out on the last day of the BOGO.
That is exactly what I remember as well, so I'm waiting!!! I was pissed the last few times because I paid for shipping, then they suddenly offered free shipping on the last day...

kenbenobi
06-05-09, 04:46 PM
I'm tempted to order Blade Runner and The Dark Knight on Blu-Ray for $40 including shipping even though I don't have a Blu-Ray player. Those are 2 titles I plan on upgrading anyways and I think $20 each is a good deal. Yes? No?
The Dark Knight BD is currently on sale for $14.99 at TWEC stores (Suncoast, FYE), even cheaper if you are a backstage pass member... Just sayin...

BobO'Link
06-05-09, 05:36 PM
Even with shipping, the 13.81 per title in my cart is hard to beat. It ends on the 7th so I'll hold out to the last minute and keep my fingers crossed that they throw in a free shipping code.
Don't hold your breath. They've disabled the ability to enter a code for stacking offers with this deal. The offer details say in part:
"...If you are not eligible for a free shipping offer, a shipping and processing charge will be added to each selection."

thejester
06-05-09, 05:38 PM
Don't hold your breath. They've disabled the ability to enter a code for stacking offers with this deal. The offer details say in part:
"...If you are not eligible for a free shipping offer, a shipping and processing charge will be added to each selection."

Sounds like more & more "account specific" codings being applied.

smashthesymbols
06-05-09, 06:08 PM
I'm holding out too. No free shipping and no accounts to fulfill means this isn't that good of a deal for me.

filmsoncon
06-05-09, 06:57 PM
$17 a disc is still a good deal for new releases, as far as I'm concerned. I'm in, but I'm gonna wait tilll after the mail comes tomorrow-- I've got an enrollment package on the way and would love to kill the obligation with this deal.

BuckNaked2k
06-05-09, 07:58 PM
I'm going to hold out. I want free shipping. I'm a cheap bastard. The last 2 times I placed orders where I paid for shipping, B1G1F w/free shipping came along less than a week later. I'm not falling for that again... I don't have to fulfill my new account anytime soon, so I have time to hold out. I'm not desperate for any titles right now anyway...Same here. Seems they had one of these "short window" BOGOs the last time, only to be followed-up by a much longer duration BOGO + free ship.

wormraper
06-06-09, 01:10 AM
the lack of free shipping kills it for me. Absolutely no go. I doubt we'll see free shipping on this one with them disabling the promo code box. the last one was the same thing, no free shipping at all. Not worth it.

BobO'Link
06-06-09, 06:44 AM
$17 a disc is still a good deal for new releases, as far as I'm concerned. I'm in, but I'm gonna wait tilll after the mail comes tomorrow-- I've got an enrollment package on the way and would love to kill the obligation with this deal.

Same here. Seems they had one of these "short window" BOGOs the last time, only to be followed-up by a much longer duration BOGO + free ship.
If you've received the "Welcome to the club" email, why wait? You have access so go for it!

If you did a phone enrollment you can call CS and get the necessary information to access your account before the package arrives. All you need is the account number as you already know your zip code.

BobO'Link
06-06-09, 07:24 AM
From the "Codes (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-clubs/551897-columbia-house-sale-offer-codes-part-v-13.html)" thread...
Hope someone can figure this out...cause for the life of me, I can't.
I have these in my cart, all Blu-ray:

Journey to the Center of the Earth FREE
Wild China 29.96
Dr. Strangelove (pre-order) 21.71
Master and Commander FREE
True Romance FREE
Grease FREE
Gran Torine (pre-order) (2-disc) 26.96
Slumdog (2-disc) 29.96

It says my total is 108.59, and my average price for DVD, excluding sets, is 11.23.
But, if I divide 8 into 108.59, avg price is $13+.

I have those 2-disc blus in my cart...are these sets?

If I add up only the 1-disc blus, the average is less than the 'average cost'

Basically, with shipping, my per disc cost is $15+, and I want my cost to be $13+.
Yes, semantics, but, very confused here.

If anyone can figure this out, thanks!
There's something about the way the price of "Wild China" is being computed in the cart. While it shows correctly it's not averaged correctly. I duplicated your cart, removed "Wild China" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and got a correct average.

BUT... here's an interesting glitch I discovered in the process. When I put "Wild China" and "Journey..." back in the cart it gave me "Slumdog" FREE with a new total of $101.09 for a true average of $12.63 per disk with a $14.75 per disk average w/shipping added (assuming std. shipping charges as I did not go through checkout to see). Basically this appeared to cause all the identical $$ amounts to match for B1G1 which is not always the case. Another example of the "play with your cart some before you order" syndrom.

collven
06-06-09, 09:30 AM
I've been trying for almost 4 months to get approved for a TV club account just so I could get in on the next BOGO Blu-ray sale. Applied 5 times, never heard a peep from them. So frustrating.

parkerwilson
06-06-09, 09:50 AM
I've been trying for almost 4 months to get approved for a TV club account just so I could get in on the next BOGO Blu-ray sale. Applied 5 times, never heard a peep from them. So frustrating.

Try doing a phone application, works every time I try, I can never get online applications to go through.

Cheato
06-06-09, 10:22 AM
You can't use code HDL with a phone application for the TV club, which is the point.

BobO'Link
06-06-09, 10:26 AM
I've been trying for almost 4 months to get approved for a TV club account just so I could get in on the next BOGO Blu-ray sale. Applied 5 times, never heard a peep from them. So frustrating.
Answered in the appropriate thread (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-clubs/469710-tv-edition-club-discussion-thread-13.html) for your question.

IJMSPORT
06-06-09, 11:33 AM
From the "Codes (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-clubs/551897-columbia-house-sale-offer-codes-part-v-13.html)" thread...

There's something about the way the price of "Wild China" is being computed in the cart. While it shows correctly it's not averaged correctly. I duplicated your cart, removed "Wild China" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and got a correct average.

BUT... here's an interesting glitch I discovered in the process. When I put "Wild China" and "Journey..." back in the cart it gave me "Slumdog" FREE with a new total of $101.09 for a true average of $12.63 per disk with a $14.75 per disk average w/shipping added (assuming std. shipping charges as I did not go through checkout to see). Basically this appeared to cause all the identical $$ amounts to match for B1G1 which is not always the case. Another example of the "play with your cart some before you order" syndrom.

Glad you figured out your issue.

filmsoncon
06-06-09, 01:08 PM
If you've received the "Welcome to the club" email, why wait? You have access so go for it!

If you did a phone enrollment you can call CS and get the necessary information to access your account before the package arrives. All you need is the account number as you already know your zip code.

It was a phone enrollment. CS closed at 7pm last night and doesn't open until Monday morning, after the sale ends. The bastards. Only number that I can get a live person on appears to be the enrollment line, and they say that can't help me. For God's sake, CS should at least be open during the day on Saturday.

I have another open account that I can order on, but Jesus... I'd so prefer to knock out the obligation on this new account.

BobO'Link
06-06-09, 01:34 PM
^At least a B1G1 is fairly common and seems to be including BR more and more (if that's what you're interested in for fulfillment) so maybe you'll not have too long a wait.

luckman65
06-06-09, 03:16 PM
Thanks for figuring that out, Bob!
I really do appreciate it, and didn't mean to cause the hooha in the other thread.
It's not the 'saving $2' thing...it's more the threshold I have for myself in my own brain for what I pay for Blu.

BobO'Link
06-06-09, 04:44 PM
^You're welcome.

As far as the "hooha", all us "old timers" ask is for people to ask questions/make comments in the appropriate threads. It makes it easier when one is looking for information, etc. Even yours *could* have been better in the general "questions" thread than here but since it was a direct result of the B1G1 deal currently on I felt here was more appropriate.

I'm *very* suprised cheato hasn't commented yet...-wink-

SMART-ASS
06-06-09, 04:56 PM
BobO'Link, I've always wanted to ask what the significance of your username is.

Cheato
06-06-09, 07:39 PM
^You're welcome.

As far as the "hooha", all us "old timers" ask is for people to ask questions/make comments in the appropriate threads. It makes it easier when one is looking for information, etc. Even yours *could* have been better in the general "questions" thread than here but since it was a direct result of the B1G1 deal currently on I felt here was more appropriate.

I'm *very* suprised cheato hasn't commented yet...-wink-

I have been monitoring the situation very closely.
Nothing to see here. Move along.

-ptth-

BobO'Link
06-06-09, 08:17 PM
BobO'Link, I've always wanted to ask what the significance of your username is.
From the Three Stooges:

"If a Body Meets a Body" (1945)

The Stooges are unemployed again, and looking through the want-ads for
work.

Larry: Here's one. "Wanted: Gravediggers."
Moe: No, no, too morbid.
Curly: Da morbid, da merrier! Nyuk nyuk nyuk!

Moe stumbles on an article stating that Curly's uncle Bob O. Link had died and left his nephew Curly Q. Link a nice inheritance. Upon arriving at the uncle's mansion for the reading of the will, the lawyer disappears along with will, and is then found murdered. All potential heirs, including the Stooges, are held as suspects and forced to spend the night.

While getting a tour of their sleeping quarters, Curly gets spooked when it is revealed his is standing on the exact spot his uncle was murdered. The rest of night consists of a live parrot walking around inside a human skull, howling wind, and uncle Bob O. Link's corpse leaning on Moe.

The Stooges flee down the stairwell and knock over the "maid", who is the killer in disguise, with the stolen will falling out of the killer's wig.

Curly Q. Link: [reading his uncle's will] "To my niece, Elisa Link, I leave one million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars. To my nephew, Curly Q. Link... That's me! That's me!
Larry: Yes! Yes!
Moe: How much. How much?
Curly Q. Link: "To my nephew, Curly Q. Link, I leave a sum total of sixty seven cents, net."
Moe: [in despair] Sixty seven cents!
Curly Q. Link: Sixty seven cents!
Larry: Sixty seven cents!
(they repeat until fade out)

I always enjoyed the word play of the name Bob O. Link (the bird species bobolink), the inheritance amount, and, of course, the Stooges!

Moe: "Didn't you say your full name was Curly Q. Link?"
Curly: "You know my name is Curly Q. Link."
Larry: "What does the 'Q' stand for, 'Quincy'?"
Curly: "No..."
Moe " 'Quillup' ?"
Curly: "No..."
Moe "What then?"
Curly: "Cuff."
Larry: "Oh, Cuff Link!"

Nyuk nyuk nyuk!

SMART-ASS
06-06-09, 09:13 PM
:cool:thanks BobO'Link:cool:

zekeburger1979
06-06-09, 11:22 PM
The Dark Knight BD is currently on sale for $14.99 at TWEC stores (Suncoast, FYE), even cheaper if you are a backstage pass member... Just sayin...

Thanks for the info. I'll stop by tomorrow before work and see if there are any left.

Of course, after I posted, I saw that BOGO with FS for Blu-Rays come along every three months, I decided to wait until the next such sale and buy a couple of Blu-Rays.

movieguru
06-07-09, 08:25 AM
Don't know if it was mentioned earlier or not, but the B1G1 sale does work with the clearence items that were priced at $19.95 and above. You still have to pay for shipping which somewhat ruins the deal but it could be useful to some of you.

jiggyblau
06-08-09, 06:39 AM
I had about 12 titles in my cart but couldn't pull the trigger with the shipping cost. I made a deal with myself only ordering only the two most recent Bond movies for $16.50 each after tax and shipping just before midnight last night. Even if Target has the $14.99 price again, it's pretty much the same. I'll wait to mass order for when there's free shipping again (fingers are crossed).

sotra
06-08-09, 06:56 AM
I ordered the last 2 Bond blu-rays too, but I'll be sending in my receipt for $20 off through Great Fun :) I can't believe I've managed to get every single Bond blu-ray so far for an average just over $6 each through CH, Target and Amazon!

GenPion
06-08-09, 07:43 AM
I ordered the last 2 Bond blu-rays too, but I'll be sending in my receipt for $20 off through Great Fun :) I can't believe I've managed to get every single Bond blu-ray so far for an average just over $6 each through CH, Target and Amazon!

Great Fun is a scam. I would avoid that if I were you.

Jaymole
06-08-09, 08:01 AM
Managed to control myself and hold off on this although I have a new account I need to fulfill. The worst that could happen is waiting a month or so for the next BOGO with shipping if BOGO & free shipping doesn't appear...I have patience so that helps.

gimmepilotwings
06-08-09, 08:58 AM
Managed to control myself and hold off on this although I have a new account I need to fulfill. The worst that could happen is waiting a month or so for the next BOGO with shipping if BOGO & free shipping doesn't appear...I have patience so that helps.

I decided to pull the trigger to fulfill. I just bought a house, so I will be moving in less than a month. I'd rather not deal with changing addresses with them. Plus 4 blus for $70 isn't that bad (ugh) when you include one TV on Bluray.

sotra
06-08-09, 09:03 AM
Great Fun is a scam. I would avoid that if I were you.

Each to their own I guess. I have done roughly 30-40 1 month trial memberships with Great Fun through CH over the past 4 years and I've never been billed anything (just call and cancel) and only once did I not receive my $20 check, but I did receive 2 checks for 1 membership one time that made up for it. I used to cycle accounts, but there are now less and less movies I'm interested in getting. With GF I have been averaging about $4 ($2 for DVDs/$8 for blu-rays) and the only "hassle" is having to mail in a printout of your email receipt and calling to cancel. Actually, now the calling to cancel is much easier since they don't give me the 3-4 minute spiel about why I should continue to be a member.
Deepdiscoutn have 3-4 different trial memberships too that give you $10-$15 cashback in the same way :)

gimmepilotwings
06-08-09, 09:39 AM
Each to their own I guess. I have done roughly 30-40 1 month trial memberships with Great Fun through CH over the past 4 years and I've never been billed anything (just call and cancel) and only once did I not receive my $20 check, but I did receive 2 checks for 1 membership one time that made up for it. I used to cycle accounts, but there are now less and less movies I'm interested in getting. With GF I have been averaging about $4 ($2 for DVDs/$8 for blu-rays) and the only "hassle" is having to mail in a printout of your email receipt and calling to cancel. Actually, now the calling to cancel is much easier since they don't give me the 3-4 minute spiel about why I should continue to be a member.
Deepdiscoutn have 3-4 different trial memberships too that give you $10-$15 cashback in the same way :)

Hmm. I'll have to give this a shot in my next cycle.. I don't mind the cancelling.

thewrite1
06-08-09, 03:21 PM
I, too, have been a frequent cycler of Great Fun trial memberships over the last 6-plus years; it's absolutely free money and I've never gotten charged for anything. It's totally worth the time and effort to join, mail in your CH receipt and then cancel before the 30 days runs out. I was actually bummed when CH stopped offering links to Great Fun trial memberships over a year ago; in recent months, however, they've come back and really made it worthwhile to cycle accounts again. I highly recommend the Great Fun method.