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Old 01-15-10, 09:06 AM
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2 BDs for ~$20 w/ $10 off coupon at Borders (YMMV)

Yesterday I was able to pick up Casino Royale and Hellboy for a total of $20 plus tax by using the $10 off (a purchase of $30) coupon. Both films are currently on sale for $14.99, and unlike the 33% off coupon, the $10 off coupon does not explicitly restrict items with "sale pricing." Of course, your mileage may vary!

I may go back and pick up Iron Man and one of the $12.99 BDs.


In-store Coupon
http://www.bordersmedia.com/coup/103...id=SL_20100119

Probable Sale List...PLEASE CALL BEFORE GOING TO THE STORE!
http://www.borders.com/online/store/...mpid=d1-122909

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Old 01-15-10, 01:40 PM
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Re: 2 BDs for ~$20 w/ $10 off coupon at Borders (YMMV)

So, the "$30 or more" includes tax?

2 $14.99 titles would ring up at $29.98 before tax.
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Old 01-15-10, 06:34 PM
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Re: 2 BDs for ~$20 w/ $10 off coupon at Borders (YMMV)

My cashier applied the coupon even though I was a couple pennies short. I actually suggested adding a piece of candy, but she went ahead and completed the transaction without it.
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Re: 2 BDs for ~$20 w/ $10 off coupon at Borders (YMMV)

Picked up Casino Royale 2-disc and Iron Man for $25 + tax. Good looking out.
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Old 01-16-10, 06:46 PM
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Re: 2 BDs for ~$20 w/ $10 off coupon at Borders (YMMV)

I picked up Superbad and The Hangover for $25 + Tax

Does anyone have a more complete list of the $14.99 titles?

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Old 01-16-10, 09:00 PM
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Damn, there's no Borders store within 25-50 miles of me, from what I can tell.
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Old 01-16-10, 11:51 PM
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Re: 2 BDs for ~$20 w/ $10 off coupon at Borders (YMMV)

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I picked up Superbad and The Hangover for $25 + Tax

Does anyone have a more complete list of the $14.99 titles?

Thank you
How much did The Hangover cost alone because I'm seriously missing out on that movie. I'll have to choose another movie, though.

EDIT: Nevermind. I see it's $20. Now I'll just need to find something cheap.

EDIT #2: Ugh. I can't find any movies to partner up! It doesn't matter if they're movies, right? As long as the total is $30, I can get $10 off, right?

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Originally Posted by moviewizguy View Post

EDIT #2: Ugh. I can't find any movies to partner up! It doesn't matter if they're movies, right? As long as the total is $30, I can get $10 off, right?
Correct.
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Correct.
Ok. I might buy some Twilight books or Under the Dome or The Last Symbol.
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Thanks for the heads up. I also picked up Iron Man and Casino Royale.
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Superbad and Harry Potter for me.

Nice b/c I have a Borders literally 5 minutes from home.

Great find, thanks!
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This is definately a case of YMMV. I went to the Borders store in Normal, IL today with the intention of picking up Iron Man and The Hangover and was told they would not honor the sale on Borders.com. I think the store price for Iron Man was over $40 which is just robbery. I put the stuff back on the shelf and walked out of the store, never to return. What a poor business model. I sent their website a nicely worded email descibing this (fully expecting they wouldn't do anything about it, but hey, it made me feel better) and this is the response I got back:

Thank you for writing to Borders Customer Care and expressing your concern. Feedback from valuable customers like you is important to us.
Borders stores usually sell titles at the publisher's recommended retail price. Though we often will discount a title, we never increase the price. Rather, retail establishments such as Tower Records, Best Buy, Sam's Club, etc., make such large purchases of books, music, and videos, that they qualify for greater discounts. Thus they are able to discount their prices a great deal to "undercut" the retail price as stated by the Publisher. They make large purchases for greater discounts and cut their own costs by not decorating their stores or providing a large number of staff. In this way, they, too, can "undercut" retail costs and still make a profit.

The same situation can be seen at various online or mail-order businesses. Titles purchased through our stores are sold at the publisher's recommended retail price. The normal discount a retailer gets off that price pays for things like the rent on the store building, shipping costs and the wages for the store employees. Online or mail-order businesses have much less overhead. Thus, they can offer a greater discount.

I regret that the practices of other companies would cause you confusion about the Borders' pricing policy. However, I hope this helps explain the difference in prices. Thank you for your time, and please let us know if you have other concerns.

Sincerely,
Jessica
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Re: 2 BDs for ~$20 w/ $10 off coupon at Borders (YMMV)

Did you actually have the titles scanned and totaled? Printed price means nothing, and even scanned price if the discounts are subtracted after total.
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Yes I had it scanned - no sale price.
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Yes I had it scanned - no sale price.
That's weird. When I was trying to get The Hangover, I saw their listed price was like $35 and I started to doubt myself that it was really $20 but I asked an employer to scan it and it turned out it was really $20.
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Yes I had it scanned - no sale price.
very strange, sorry for your bad experience.

I thought that this sale was nationwide. I'm really surprised that it didn't scan at $19.99 each. maybe he scanned both and that added up to over $40 with tax included?

I also picked up Hancock and Casino Royale for $20 + Tax.
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No he only scanned the first one and that's when I asked about the website sale.
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I hate that kind of pricing policy...especially when right there on the page you can check if a local store has it in stock. Sure they got in in stock, but not at the price you are looking at.

it's a little shady to me.
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Though we often will discount a title, we never increase the price.
That statement alone shows that Jessica doesn't know what she is talking about. Practically every BD they sell has a price that is HIGHER than the manufacturer's retail price...
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I laughed when I read her response. She basically said they have no intention of being competative in pricing and expect consumers to pay to shop in a prettier store.
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Re: 2 BDs for ~$20 w/ $10 off coupon at Borders (YMMV)

Sorry to hear that you experienced trouble, Star Wars Guy.

Can anyone confirm that some of the BDs from the list are still on sale? There is a new $10 off coupon (see above).
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anyone know if the hurt locker is still on sale in-store?
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Ok, now I'm mad (well, just midly upset). Based on feedback from you guys, I played a hunch and called the same Borders and had them scan Iron Man to confirm the price (got a really helpful guy on the phone this time) and guess what - $19.99! The previous clerk must have just walked away and then came back and either their system didn't show the correct price or he didn't actually scan it.

Next time I'll follow him up to the counter and watch him actually scan the thing. As it was, I was still undecided about what other Blu-ray I wanted to fulfill the $10 off coupon so I was still looking at the shelves. So much for 'paying that premium' for them to hire a competent staff to work in the store.
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Sorry to hear that you experienced trouble, Star Wars Guy.

Can anyone confirm that some of the BDs from the list are still on sale? There is a new $10 off coupon (see above).
I was at my local store on Tuesday for a little bit and the $12.99/$14.99/$19.99 BD's were still marked on sale.
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Are Borders and Waldenbooks basically the same place, just different names? Or no?
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