Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Shopping Discussions > Store Forum

Store Forum Share Your Shopping Experiences at Stores both Online and Off.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-23-13, 01:54 AM   #101
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 26,651
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Was the "Friday the 13th" blu-ray you ordered one that you got during their $1.99 sale/pricing error?
__________________
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-13, 12:51 PM   #102
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
The Man with the Golden Doujinshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mister Peepers
Posts: 7,811
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by joe_b View Post
He said I may get future notices as the return deadline approaches, but that I would not be billed for the second replacement and to just disregard them. Hopefully, he's right -- but I have a suspicion their system will automatically charge me anyway.
Yeah, I'd be worried about that too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dogmatica View Post
Seriously. The Amazon Gold Box has moved from disappointing the last few months to ridiculous today.

Django Unchained Blu-ray / DVD combo pack is in my Gold Box today for $21.81.

I pre-ordered it from Amazon in February and paid $22.99.

WHY is this in my Gold Box for a lower price from the same company I ordered from on the day after it shows up on my doorstep?!
I liked it when I ordered a pre-release movie through the gold box and then they did the thing where they make the item on that item page unavailable and then do a new item page for the same item but at a higher price. So I ended up not getting the movie at all since it was ordered from the one page and not the other.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-13, 10:07 AM   #103
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
joe_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,822
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
FWIW, I once got a horror movie disc with holes punched in the slipcover as an effect. I assume you've already ruled that out.
This title didn't even come with a slipcover.... so yeah, no "hole effect".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Was the "Friday the 13th" blu-ray you ordered one that you got during their $1.99 sale/pricing error?
Being a huge Jason fan, I already owned it when that sale occurred. But now that you mention it, a few of the titles I did pick up weren't in the best shape either. Not enough to do an exchange (especially at those price), but certainly not up to Amazon's usual standards.

My dad asked me to buy Friday the 13th (along with some other items) for my brother's birthday a week or two ago. He'd gone to Best Buy and Target, but they didn't sell them. Since he doesn't shop online, I ordered everything for him using my remaining credit. Thankfully, the third copy arrived in good shape -- as the other two were hardly "gift quality".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister Peepers View Post
Yeah, I'd be worried about that too.
Both orders (the original and the first replacement) now list that the items were returned on my account, so it appears everything got sorted out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-13, 01:52 AM   #104
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
hasslein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunny CA
Posts: 2,599
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

This is really irritating. Has anyone noticed they changed the search results when looking up a movie title? You get one blu-ray option and one dvd option. One particular release comes up, not every release. For instance, I was trying to find the Cinema Paradiso box set release, (it wouldn't come up with cinema paradiso dvd) and had to type in various name combinations for 10-15 minutes trying to get the title to appear. I even went to the trade in page hoping it would pop up easier that way, but it didn't. I wanted to look up all the dvd releases for Halloween (1978) and the THX version or divimax wouldn't come up unless I typed something more specific like 1999 or divimax after the title. I'm hoping people complain about this, I would think everyone would still want to see all versions that are available. I would especially be upset if I were a third party seller, and my item doesn't come up when a customer types the movie title.

Last edited by hasslein; 09-26-13 at 02:30 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-13, 05:36 AM   #105
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 26,651
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

^Yeah, I've noticed that, too. Their search has gotten really clumsy. I'm also annoyed that they have non-US/R1 versions tossed into the mix.

It's been like that for a while with books, and it can be sort of a pain in the ass to find a particular edition of a book.
__________________
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-13, 01:34 PM   #106
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
hasslein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunny CA
Posts: 2,599
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

I posted on amazon and someone told me, the way around it is open the available title, and click on the plus sign next to dvd (or blu-ray if that is the format you want), don't click on dvd. I thought they were one & the same, but if you click on plus instead of dvd, it shows the different options, if you click dvd, you just get the one option.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-13, 05:59 PM   #107
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,715
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

At the top of the first results page, there's Format links for DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video, VHS.

Does clicking those not bring up all the results? I Can see the Divimax Halloween on that page and it seems to show other versions.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-13, 12:27 AM   #108
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The lonely depths of my mind
Posts: 3,864
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by hasslein View Post
I posted on amazon and someone told me, the way around it is open the available title, and click on the plus sign next to dvd (or blu-ray if that is the format you want), don't click on dvd. I thought they were one & the same, but if you click on plus instead of dvd, it shows the different options, if you click dvd, you just get the one option.
There isn't any plus sign next to dvd or blu-ray....
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-13, 12:30 AM   #109
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The lonely depths of my mind
Posts: 3,864
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin M. Dean View Post
At the top of the first results page, there's Format links for DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video, VHS.

Does clicking those not bring up all the results? I Can see the Divimax Halloween on that page and it seems to show other versions.
I looked up the Halloween II blu-ray, and you don't get the Universal version. I get one listing for Halloween II (not the version that I want) and a bunch of listings for movies that have nothing to do with Halloween II.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-13, 12:57 AM   #110
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,715
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Weird, I see 3 Halloween II blu-rays and a bunch of other halloween movies just doing normal searches.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-13, 12:11 PM   #111
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
hasslein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunny CA
Posts: 2,599
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
There isn't any plus sign next to dvd or blu-ray....
It's in the listing under the heading "Other Formats & Versions" I would always click dvd instead of the plus sign.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-13, 03:44 PM   #112
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The lonely depths of my mind
Posts: 3,864
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin M. Dean View Post
Weird, I see 3 Halloween II blu-rays and a bunch of other halloween movies just doing normal searches.
The search is all messed up. I go to amazon.com and search for Halloween II. But only one version comes up. The new Shout Factory version. Then, the worthless Rob Zombie version. Then all the other Halloween movies come up. The 30th Anniversary version from Universal doesn't show up unless you search for Halloween II Anniversary. Really annoying if you don't know the exact title of a release that you're looking for.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-13, 03:45 PM   #113
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The lonely depths of my mind
Posts: 3,864
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by hasslein View Post
It's in the listing under the heading "Other Formats & Versions" I would always click dvd instead of the plus sign.
There isn't any Other Formats & Versions choice.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-13, 12:46 AM   #114
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,715
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
The search is all messed up. I go to amazon.com and search for Halloween II. But only one version comes up. The new Shout Factory version. Then, the worthless Rob Zombie version. Then all the other Halloween movies come up. The 30th Anniversary version from Universal doesn't show up unless you search for Halloween II Anniversary. Really annoying if you don't know the exact title of a release that you're looking for.
See I search and I get 11 Halloween II's on the first result page with the 30th Anniversary one being the 2nd one listed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-13, 01:32 AM   #115
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
E_v_i_l's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,385
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin M. Dean View Post
See I search and I get 11 Halloween II's on the first result page with the 30th Anniversary one being the 2nd one listed.
I just tried and got the same results as Spottedfeather.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-13, 07:10 AM   #116
DVD Talk Legend
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,013
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin M. Dean View Post
See I search and I get 11 Halloween II's on the first result page with the 30th Anniversary one being the 2nd one listed.
That is the same result I get. Maybe it is somehow linked to show items similar to what you've purchased in the past?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-13, 12:23 PM   #117
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
hasslein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunny CA
Posts: 2,599
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
There isn't any Other Formats & Versions choice.
Open up any version of Halloween II. You need to be on the product information page. Scroll down, there is a box that says Other Formats & Versions. There will be a plus sign, dvd, 1 disc version, & new & used prices. There is one for blu also. Click on the plus sign and a list of other versions appears.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-13, 02:41 PM   #118
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 769
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

I complained about this (twice) a few weeks ago. I assumed it was a simple search glitch and would be corrected quickly, but obviously not. I've been trying to finish my Roan collection and was looking for their release of "Spooks Run Wild" (an instant classic, of course). Checking again now, it still doesn't appear when searching for just the title and I need to use either the UPC or the full Amazon title "East Side Kids: Ghosts On The Loose". You'd think if the new search is buggy, they would just revert to the original code. I don't appreciate being their beta tester.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-13, 06:25 PM   #119
Senior Member
 
TerryW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 873
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

I don't have a problem searching as long as I'm in the Movie & TV category, then put the title along with either DVD or Blu.

Example: halloween II blu
Example: spooks run wild dvd
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-13, 11:39 AM   #120
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
stvn1974's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 3,688
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

I had my amazon.com account closed because of excessive returns due to my items being sent in bubble mailers and being destroyed. I have recently placed 6 orders with Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Barnes And Noble and each came in boxes with bubble protection inside and the items were immaculate. Fuck you amazon.com.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-13, 06:53 PM   #121
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 17,946
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
I had my amazon.com account closed because of excessive returns due to my items being sent in bubble mailers and being destroyed. I have recently placed 6 orders with Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Barnes And Noble and each came in boxes with bubble protection inside and the items were immaculate. Fuck you amazon.com.
Amazon can get quite nasty when customers complain about packaging. They appear to be weeding out the more demanding customers when it comes to condition. Most analysts believe they have secret profitability metrics for each customer and what they order. Even if a customer orders $800 in a year, if the customer doesn't meet Amazon's profitability requirements, they can be kicked out at the first sign of trouble.
__________________
Blu-ray Picture Quality Rankings (last update: July 13, 2017)

Over 5000 Blu-rays ranked by pure video quality.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-13, 09:16 PM   #122
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
hasslein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunny CA
Posts: 2,599
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
I had my amazon.com account closed because of excessive returns due to my items being sent in bubble mailers and being destroyed. I have recently placed 6 orders with Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Barnes And Noble and each came in boxes with bubble protection inside and the items were immaculate. Fuck you amazon.com.
Wow, I've never received a dvd in a box from wal mart. Even multiple titles or box sets.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-13, 01:19 PM   #123
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 794
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

I must do well for Amazon in the profitability metrics. They fall all over themselves to make me happy when I have a complaint or want to return something.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-13, 11:47 AM   #124
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 769
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryW View Post
I don't have a problem searching as long as I'm in the Movie & TV category, then put the title along with either DVD or Blu.

Example: halloween II blu
Example: spooks run wild dvd
FYI, the issue isn't finding "Spooks Run Wild" with Amazon's search, but finding the Roan version, this one: http://www.amazon.com/East-Side-Kids...s=785604204121 among the results. Only a search for the full title or the UPC seems to work. Think I shall complain again, and if that doesn't work, raise the issue with the merchants whose products aren't appearing. Thinking back, this is likely the largest beef I've ever had with Amazon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-13, 12:14 AM   #125
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
hasslein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunny CA
Posts: 2,599
Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Miinimum order for free shipping is now $35.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.


Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0