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alfonsosoriano
06-17-09, 12:28 PM
***UPDATE 7/2***

Secondspin 20% off Plus Free Shipping with $15 Purchase! Use Code: JULY4TH or http://bit.ly/vSyLW Expires 7/05/09

SuperJim88
06-17-09, 01:01 PM
They've jacked up the prices. :(

Torchur317
06-17-09, 01:10 PM
Wow their prices suck now, they raised up everything....

punit
06-17-09, 01:18 PM
Wow their prices suck now, they raised up everything....

True, i was eager to buy tons of stuff but their prices are nowhere near what they were few months back ... :down:

alfonsosoriano
06-17-09, 01:23 PM
Yeah I notice a few titles on some lists I made that went up. Some are still at the same though. I need to save anyways.

Drake
06-17-09, 01:41 PM
Some of their pricing is a little perplexing as I mentioned on the other Second Spin thread.
But I was able to find 5 movies that have been on my list to buy for $20 including tax, Ya can't complain about that.

jeffbase34
06-17-09, 02:16 PM
Wow their prices suck now, they raised up everything....

They got Alias seasons for $15.99 each before the coupon. Awesome show and with around 20 hours per season, that's tons of bang for the buck.

alfonsosoriano
06-18-09, 12:39 PM
Just a little bump up the page...

Dane
06-18-09, 04:13 PM
Yes, their prices has gone up making it hard to find some good worthwhile titles. The latest addition "used" titles cost almost the same as new ones. :(

And their used prices cost way more than other second hand e-tailors.

Darjeeling Limited priced at $11.99 is just outragous. SPUN has it listed to $4.88.

I have 87 titles on my "wish list" under the account. Still, I only managed to order 7 older titles reasonable priced.

Torchur317
06-18-09, 05:02 PM
Yeah Second Spin needs to go back to their bargain/clearance prices ASAP....

steelpotato
06-18-09, 06:52 PM
i got a good deal on wonder showzen season 2 from this. thanks OP :)

stronghold7000
06-18-09, 06:59 PM
Thanks OP, got a few titles from my wishlist at a good price.

stronghold7000
06-18-09, 07:06 PM
They got Alias seasons for $15.99 each before the coupon. Awesome show and with around 20 hours per season, that's tons of bang for the buck.

Thanks for the tip about Alias - picked up Seasons 1, 2 and 5 from secondspin (and bought season 3 from amazon for 8.98 + shipping)

Falc04
06-18-09, 08:40 PM
Yeah, prices were really high on most things I wanted...although managed to get Gomer Pyle - Season 4 for only $12.79 shipped.

JAYARE
06-18-09, 10:32 PM
They got Alias seasons for $15.99 each before the coupon. Awesome show and with around 20 hours per season, that's tons of bang for the buck.

thanks for the heads up been waiting to get season 5

punit
06-18-09, 10:56 PM
Just a couple of titles to get things started and get over B&N's treatment

Full Metal Jacket [Blu-Ray] Used DVD - Price: $12.79
Pursuit of Happyness [Blu-Ray] Used DVD - Price: $11.99

starman9000
06-18-09, 10:58 PM
Thanks for the Alias tip. I went the FYE route though (buy2g1 sale) and got 1-3 for 31 after tax. It looks like it would be around 26-27 for all three if you are a Backstage Pass member there.

alfonsosoriano
06-21-09, 01:39 PM
The code is still active as of right now. I just ordered:

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid [Widescreen] $3.19 In Progress
Quick and the Dead [Widescreen] $4.79 In Progress
Life Less Ordinary [Widescreen] $2.39 In Progress

DVDmaniac14
06-22-09, 07:43 AM
dead now :(

jewellrunner
06-22-09, 08:18 AM
Dang, don't these codes usually last a whole week? What gives?

TGM
06-22-09, 09:01 AM
selection now sucks, prices inflated... secondspin sales no longer hold the same allure for me.

Cheato
06-22-09, 10:46 AM
Dang, don't these codes usually last a whole week? What gives?

This was a special code, not the weekly sale. This one was "espnnow," just like the "heynow" code that surfaces periodically. There is usually no definite time it will stop working.


I still disagree with the "selection sucks" and "prices are inflated" side. My want-list's items are essentially unchanged in price. Here's a complete breakdown of all the price-changes I have observed:

I believe a couple Criterions are up a little (Spartacus by $2 and Seven Samurai by $2--but the latter sold a few days ago), but most of them are still the same (Yojimbo, the Samurai movies, for example). 24 Season 3 is up $3 compared to about 6 months ago. Miami Vice Season 5 is up a couple dollars, maybe (wasn't watching it closely until recently, but the number seems inordinately high at $28.99). Munsters Scary Little Christmas is up $5 (from 3.99 to 8.99!), but that happened back when SS had that glitch that screwed up everybody's orders a couple months ago--I ordered it at $3.99, and it got canceled, but it showed up again as available 3-4 weeks later at $8.99. A couple items no longer have red sale prices: Equilibrium and Robin Hood (Disney). And of course there is the giant jump in Rome seasons that is oft-cited.

On the other hand, Simpsons Season 8 (Maggie-head packaging) has dropped by $8, bit by bit, over the last 6 months, and is now $15.99 (that's a drop of 33%). Other recent releases on DVD and Blu-ray have fallen (but are still outside my price range), such as the new Indiana Jones and Mummy movies, and Starship Troopers 3 (don't you judge me!).

In addition, dozens upon dozens of PS2 games have dropped in price. My price limit for getting them is $7.99 (before 20%-off), and every time there's a "heynow" or other 20%+FS code, I'm able to pick up another 10, at least.

As for prices staying the same, I currently have 45 other DVDs showing as available on my want-list that have not changed in price at all, as far as I can tell, over the last year (which is why they are still on my list, instead of in my house).

I could supply a list if requested.

I would really appreciate seeing an exact breakdown of which items have increased in price. In the last couple threads about SS's sales, many people (including long-time shoppers at SS) have complained about increased prices, but I honestly don't see it.


Before espnnow expired, I ordered:

Adios Amigo
Sky High
Speed Racer (Volume 4)
Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan
PS2 Akira Psychoball
PS2 Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home (2003)
PS2 Cars (2006)
PS2 Crazy Taxi (2001)
PS2 Def Jam: Fight for NY (2004)
PS2 Full Spectrum Warrior (2005)
PS2 Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (2003)
PS2 Motor Mayhem: Vehicular Combat League (2001)
PS2 Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy (2003)
PS2 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain (2004)
PS2 The Getaway (2003)
PS2 The Mark of Kri (2002)
PS2 ThunderStrike: Operation Phoenix (2001)
PS2 Top Gun: Combat Zones (2001)
PS2 True Crime: Streets of L.A. (2003)
PS2 Unreal Tournament (2000)
PS2 Viewtiful Joe (2004)
PS2 WarJetz (2001)

I actually believe Speed Racer Volume 4 and Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty were higher than they have been in the past, but I don't actually have their prices saved from before.

alfonsosoriano
06-22-09, 11:54 AM
Well, actually, there was a definite stopping time. 6/20. It was extended a little bit as I placed my order on 6/21.

Dane
06-22-09, 01:46 PM
Had my eye on "Dexter". Two weeks ago both Series 1 & 2 cost $19.95. Now, both have gone up to $24.99

Their prices are still WAY too high for secondhand DVDs. Just compare their prices with Spun and Wherehouse. Let alone Amazon. Sometimes, many newly added titles can be obtained for half the price and NEW in the UK.

With all this in mind I still use them when "Heynow" is in effect. Mainly, because I live overseas. Furthermore, Out-Of-Print titles are also good to look out for.

alfonsosoriano
06-23-09, 04:37 PM
Alright, I know this sale is over, but SecondSpin just posted this on Twitter:

We’re listening. You want lower prices. We’ve dropped prices on 20,000 items throughout the site. http://www.secondspin.com/?...about 2 hours ago from web

Take a look at your lists I guess. Of course it's after that coupon expired.

smashthesymbols
06-23-09, 05:42 PM
I definitely see a few drops on my list. Nothing huge though.

By the way, they just updated Twitter again. HEYNOW is active. Expires 6/28.

alfonsosoriano
06-23-09, 06:06 PM
Ha, interesting.

JAYARE
06-23-09, 10:48 PM
got these

My Boys: The Complete First Season [3 Discs]
Used DVD $13.99 In Progress
Riches: Season 1 [4 Discs]
Used DVD $11.99 In Progress
October Road: The Complete Second Season [3 Discs]
Used DVD $14.39 In Progress

Purchase Total: $40.37
promotion: "20% off and Free standard Shipping for all Howard fans!"
(already applied to each bought item)

Torchur317
06-23-09, 11:46 PM
I noticed some prices changed but they are still not that great even with heynow.
They really need to bring back their bargain/clearance DVDs asap....

SethDLH
06-24-09, 12:15 AM
might place a small order on thursday, thanks for the heads up on "hey now"

ken_572002
06-24-09, 05:33 AM
Thanks for letting us know about "heynow". Picked up the second season of McHale's Navy for $15.xx...

dino88
06-24-09, 06:19 AM
Thanks for the heynow code.

Question: I found a couple things I want, but I have some credit on my Wherehouse.com account. Is there any way they could move the credit to my Secondspin account, since they're the same company? Has anyone here ever done this, either used WH credit at SS or vice versa?

Jim
06-25-09, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the heynow code. Picked up a Doobie Brothers concert DVD.

Jim
06-25-09, 05:46 PM
I noticed a couple of James Bond Blu-rays (Thunderball and Live And Let Die) for $13.99 before the 20% off. So that would make them $11.19 with the heynow code.

GenPion
06-25-09, 06:39 PM
Thanks. I ordered the Alias: Season 2 soundtrack.

SethDLH
06-26-09, 07:28 PM
picked up the 2 disc release of Murder Rock and to complete the Zombi series Zombi 5: Killing Birds

thanks again for posting the heynow code as active!

Jaymole
06-26-09, 10:54 PM
Picked up The Third Man Blu-ray for $19.19 and Walk Hard Blu-ray for $9.59

bigjim25
06-26-09, 11:05 PM
Where the heck is all the Michael Jackson stuff? It was there yesterday. ;)

DVD Guy ATL
06-26-09, 11:13 PM
Thanks, got Persepolis on Blu-ray for under $15.

DVDmaniac14
06-27-09, 12:20 PM
got x-men Vol. 2 for $11.99! awesome deal! if only i still had some FYE credit...damnit`

Aion
06-29-09, 03:41 PM
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: Chapter 1 [2 Discs] Used DVD $3.19
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: Chapter 3 [2 Discs] Used DVD $3.19
MS Saga: A New Dawn Used Game $12.79
Unlimited SaGa Used Game $4.79

Purchase Total: $23.96
promotion: "Free standard shipping PLUS 20% Off for ESPN Radio listeners!"
(already applied to each bought item)

---------------

Galaxy Railways, Vol. 1: Ahead Full! Used DVD $2.39
Galaxy Railways, Vol. 2: His Father's Son Used DVD $3.19
Galaxy Railways, Vol. 3: The Vastness Within Used DVD $2.39
Galaxy Railways, Vol. 4: Leaps of Faith Used DVD $2.39
Galaxy Railways, Vol. 6: Eternal Hope Used DVD $2.79
Galaxy Railways, Vol. 5: Manabu's Decision Used DVD $3.99

Purchase Total: $17.14
promotion: "20% off and Free standard Shipping for all Howard fans!"
(already applied to each bought item)

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Arjuna, Vol. 1: Rebirth [Widescreen] Used DVD $3.19
Arjuna, Vol. 2: Journey [Widescreen] Used DVD $3.99
Arjuna, Vol. 4: Understanding Used DVD $3.99
Arjuna, Vol. 3: Conflicts [Widescreen] Used DVD $2.39

Purchase Total: $13.56
promotion: "20% off and Free standard Shipping for all Howard fans!"
(already applied to each bought item)

----------------

Drakan: The Ancients' Gates Used Game $6.39
Banner of the Stars II: The Complete Collection [3 Used DVD $13.43

Purchase Total: $19.82
promotion: "20% off and Free standard Shipping for all Howard fans!"
(already applied to each bought item)

----------------

Fantastic Children: Anime Legends Used DVD $19.83
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Used Game $3.99

Purchase Total: $23.82
promotion: "20% off and Free standard Shipping for all Howard fans!"
(already applied to each bought item)

----------------

Hitman Trilogy Used Game $14.39
The Nightmare Of Druaga: Fushigino Dungeon Used Game $3.99
kill.switch Used Game $3.99

Totals:

Purchase Total: $22.37
promotion: "20% off and Free standard Shipping for all Howard fans!"
(already applied to each bought item)

Aside from my first order, everything else was ordered yesterday. Those five orders were all sent today.

I hope they haven't combined anything. I kept my orders separate because of the UK Ģ18 customs limit, so it'd hurt just a bit if SS packaged stuff together... I can only hope they still send everything separate.

Cheers for the code posting, btw - the 20% off + free shipping code is very useful for those outside America. Most of what I ordered isn't available in the UK.

DVDmaniac14
06-30-09, 09:22 AM
dead now :( just when they came in stock with some awesome stuff too :(

WEEDEDOUT
06-30-09, 10:22 AM
damn i just missed it

dino88
06-30-09, 11:34 AM
Actually, it died 2 days ago.

Dane
06-30-09, 01:16 PM
Stop whining.

Itīll be back in a couple of month time. Start upgrading your wishlist and enjoy the next "heynow" code. :)

DVDmaniac14
07-01-09, 08:59 AM
already got 50 items sitting in my cart waiting for the coupon to come lol

Flynn
07-01-09, 10:26 AM
I really need Second Spin to offer their (what used to seem like) quarterly 20% bonus trade in offer. I have a HUGE stack of stuff to sell to them.

hindolio
07-01-09, 09:54 PM
I really need Second Spin to offer their (what used to seem like) quarterly 20% bonus trade in offer. I have a HUGE stack of stuff to sell to them.

i know you asked for secondspin, but just in case you did not see the thread for it yet, fye has the bonus 20% going on now:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-bargains/557027-fye-sam-goody-sun-coast-20-off-additional-trade-bag.html

SethDLH
07-02-09, 01:47 PM
just got both of my orders today. 3 days after shipping and i'm in md. still love this company

Jim
07-02-09, 02:51 PM
My order arrived from SecondSpin 2 days after ordering, 1 day after shipping. We're not too far away from them, but impressive nonetheless.

alfonsosoriano
07-02-09, 05:45 PM
Another coupon:

Secondspin20% off Plus Free Shipping with $15 Purchase! Use Code: JULY4TH or http://bit.ly/vSyLW Expires 7/05/09

alfonsosoriano
07-02-09, 05:46 PM
Also maybe a mod could possibly just make this the SecondSpin Twitter coupon thread or something by editing the title. Making a thread for each coupon would lead to too many similar topics.

Dane
07-03-09, 02:20 AM
already got 50 items sitting in my cart waiting for the coupon to come lol
Time to order your 50 items. -wink-

david2708
07-03-09, 03:12 AM
20% off + free shipping for orders over $15. JULY4TH code.

dino88
07-03-09, 04:11 AM
Another coupon:

Secondspin20% off Plus Free Shipping with $15 Purchase! Use Code: JULY4TH or http://bit.ly/vSyLW Expires 7/05/09

20% off + free shipping for orders over $15. JULY4TH code.

I'm feeling a bit like Bill Murray right now. I'm feeling a bit like Bill Murray right now.

Cheato
07-03-09, 09:25 AM
^ Wrong holiday. That would be the FEB2ND code. Expired 5 months ago.


BTW, I have put a SERIOUS dent in my SecondSpin wishlist by using FYE's B2G1 used promotion that includes free shipping for orders over $25. I've spent hundreds of dollars there in the last few days. not only do they share inventory with SS, but the prices on used items less than $20 or so are actually $1 less each. So, order 6 $7.99 DVDs at SS and get 20% off plus free shipping, or order them for $6.99 each, getting 2 of them for free with free shipping on the order. Can't be beat!

(Of course, international orders get free shipping at SS with the JULY4TH code, and FYE won't do that. And FYE doesn't sell used games. And the FYE code doesn't include Blu-ray. But other than those restrictions, it can't be beat!)

joltman
07-03-09, 02:08 PM
I'm in the same boat as Cheato, I've been composing orders at FYE and getting them for less. Of course, the B2G1 only works out better at FYE if you can find mulitple items at the same/similar price, enough to get free shipping. But I got 9 $3.99 items for $24, at Secondspin even with 20% off and free shipping, it would have been $36 (each one was $4.99 at SS)