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Old 05-12-03, 06:56 PM   #1
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feast your eyes! - the old Bigstar.com site!

http://web.archive.org/web/199901250...igstardvd.com/

I know...stop living in the past. For old times sake, however, here is a link to the internet archive.org "wayback machine" site for the late great Bigstar.com - grand opening! 30% off!
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Old 05-12-03, 07:13 PM   #2
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Coupons:

mailcom10 = $10 off no minimum
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Old 05-12-03, 07:29 PM   #3
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Sweet, one of my favorite etailers that was.

I remember on Tuesdays trying to get a coupon right at midnight so the discount could be used on a new release.
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Old 05-12-03, 08:40 PM   #4
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Wow, they were the first e-tailer I ordered a DVD from. I can't remember the exact deal but I think it was buy one get one free (off a list of 5 or 10 DVDs.) Maybe it was a free DVD w/ $25 purchase. In any case I was astounded that I could get a DVD for 30% off, AND a freebie to boot. It lead me to search for other deals, that eventually led me here.

That was 1600+ DVDs ago.

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Old 05-12-03, 10:21 PM   #5
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This was the old Midnight Madness site, right?!

Actually I think this site still owes me money !!
 
Old 05-12-03, 11:24 PM   #6
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Anyone know if Paramount and FOX are in yet, or are they still pushing DIVX?




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Old 05-12-03, 11:40 PM   #7
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Jesus. That was right before my time
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Old 05-13-03, 12:02 AM   #8
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I miss all of these old sites and their great coupons. While I didn't get in on the stock market during the dot com boom, I realized that it wouldn't last just by all of the amazing deals I got. Like they thought they would be able to build customer loyalty by offering incredible deals at the beginning.
 
Old 05-13-03, 12:07 AM   #9
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I miss all of these old sites and their great coupons. While I didn't get in on the stock market during the dot com boom, I realized that it wouldn't last just by all of the amazing deals I got. Like they thought they would be able to build customer loyalty by offering incredible deals at the beginning.
yep my Dad lost a huge amount of his 401k money because he thought I was wrong about those internet companies. he figured my idea that they would fail due to stupid marketing like $20 off $20 coupons was wrong. He figured they would turn a profit no matter what I said about it.

He figured wrong.

He hates when I talk about getting a deal online now
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Old 05-13-03, 12:22 AM   #10
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Old 05-13-03, 01:52 AM   #11
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Man, I loved BigStar.com!
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Old 05-13-03, 03:21 AM   #12
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Thanks for the memories, although remembering the coupons from that place (usually with a coupon a new DVD would be like, $5 - gotta love those $10 off $15 deals).

I ordered a metric buttload of discs from them "back in the day."

BigStar, DVD Express, Reel, DVD Wave (remember them? - I won the Oscar contest in 1999 and they went under just after that so I never got my two free DVDs that I won )

What other sites were good for deals back then?

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Old 05-13-03, 05:39 AM   #13
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800.com was another one I ordered from alot.
I can't remember how many times I used that 800 cent coupon.
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Old 05-13-03, 08:07 AM   #14
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3 discs for a $1, baby!!

Man I miss those days.
 
Old 05-13-03, 01:37 PM   #15
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When I picked up the new Jack Ryan set the other day, I went to change them in DVD tracker an saw that I had picked up HFRO, PG and CAPD from 800.com during the 3 for $1 deal (along with Batman, Bladerunner and Contact). I starting reminising of the days of reel.com and the awesome coupon deals that came up almost daily.

Truely a happier (well at least cheaper) time.
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Old 05-13-03, 01:41 PM   #16
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Those were definitely the good old days of dvd purchasing. I can't remember how many times I bought a movie that I had never seen before or that I didn't really need, but I had to use that $10 off coupon at reel.com before it expired!! I miss that!
 
Old 05-13-03, 02:05 PM   #17
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Ah, Reel's Movie Trivia Challenge...

http://web.archive.org/web/200002291...=offers/trivia
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Old 05-14-03, 02:22 AM   #18
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Thank you Bigstar. You are personally responsible for the early years of my DVD collection.
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Old 05-14-03, 03:03 AM   #19
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There was also CDNow with their gift certificates and coupons floating around everywhere.

Value America
Mobshop

Reel.com was big for me and Bigstar was, too, until their shipping shot up.

Amazon certificates from surveys and whatnot.

Ahh...the ability to hit 300 DVDs and average about $8/DVD.
 
Old 05-14-03, 03:24 AM   #20
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BigStar did kick ass... AHHH, the good ole days!
 
Old 05-14-03, 08:14 AM   #21
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Actually I remember BigStar having terrible customer service. I hated this company and was thrilled to see them go under. The had a ton of complaints about their service.

Now Reel.com is the company responsible for about 200 or more of my DVDs and the company I really miss. Nothing like getting a DVD thats already 40% off, adding a $5 off coupon and paying for the rest with trivia credits.
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Old 05-14-03, 12:14 PM   #22
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The trivia credits were nice.

Anyone else use the Vstore coupons? They had lousy prices, but you could set up a Vstore of your own to get an extra 15% off, and then they had a $10 off $20 coupon which brought the price down to around $7.00.

Of course, you could only use it once.

Or the Buy.com new customer coupons - for those with multiple credit cards they could use them more than once (since it kept track only of CC numbers, and not addresses).

Ah, the good ol' days.

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Old 05-14-03, 02:10 PM   #23
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I remember bigstar would have high prices - but the coupon would bring the prices into "deal" teritory.

I loved 800.com - 800 cents coupon, and what about the free popcorn

dammn I still have movies that I bought from them that i still have not opened up yet
 
Old 05-14-03, 05:20 PM   #24
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This brings back other memories such as the "Jaboom" song rating website. At one point I was earning a $26 Amazon GC every four days. oohhh those were the days.....
 
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This brings back other memories such as the "Jaboom" song rating website. At one point I was earning a $26 Amazon GC every four days. oohhh those were the days.....
Ah yes, there was

Jaboom, Firstlook, and Freeride every day.

And then the Freeride Magic Bus. Actually, I remember not being a member of Jaboom and they weren't accepting applications, so I made a deal with some cat to take over his account. That was sweet. I used to be extra-careful when rating because people always claimed they were closing accounts if you didn't rate the music right.
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