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Old 06-05-11, 09:45 PM
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Alien Anthology- $52.99 Blu-Ray Deal of the Week
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Just noticed Saving Private Ryan is on sale for $16.99. (don't think it's been posted)
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
I bought one at Target a few weeks ago for 99 cents. This isn't a Treasure Hunt (ie: rare), it is one of the normal cars released from this year. Obviously a great deal for anyone who doesn't have BTTF yet, but if you do, it isn't that difficult to find this car in-store... But if it is $2.19 with free shipping, you may want to save the gas money and just order it...
Thanks for the heads up. Missed out on the car on Amazon.
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Is the 'BTTF' set a 'Deal of the Week'? I can't see anywhere that it is.

If so, I can hold off til the end of the week to get it since I'm in no rush. If it isn't, then I guess I better "jump on it".
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Originally Posted by DVDMagic View Post
Is the 'BTTF' set a 'Deal of the Week'? I can't see anywhere that it is.

If so, I can hold off til the end of the week to get it since I'm in no rush. If it isn't, then I guess I better "jump on it".
I think it's a "limited time" sale price. For the deal of the week, it looks to be the Alien Anthology. So no telling when the BTTF trilogy will go back up in price.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

For those picking up BTTF, you can also save $8 on select movies

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...95491&plpage=1

EDIT: Sorry about that, sounds like the link is dead now

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Old 06-06-11, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
For those picking up BTTF, you can also save $8 on select movies

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...95491&plpage=1
I tried it and it didn't work for me.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Didn't work for me as well
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Previous lists:
6-3-11, 6-2-11, 6-1-11, 5-31-11, 5-30-11, 5-29-11, 5-28-11, 5-27-11, 5-26-11, 5-25-11, 5-24-11, 5-16-11, 5-15-11, 5-13-11, 5-12-11, 5-11-11, 5-10-11, 5-9-11, 5-8-11, 5-7-11, 5-6-11, 5-4-11, 5-3-11, 5-2-11,
[Prices may have changed since titles were posted. Or not.]


Here are today's New Lows:

Pale Rider $6.99
Heartbreak Ridge $6.99

Goldfinger $9.99
Galapagos $9.99
No Country For Old Men $9.99

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) $10.49
Rio Lobo (1970) $10.49
Big Jake (1971) $10.49
Kitaro $10.49

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars $10.99
A River Runs Through It $10.99
Once Upon a Time in Mexico $10.99

A Man Called Horse (1970) $11.49
Kill Bill: Volume 1 $11.49
Kill Bill: Volume 2 $11.49

Night of the Werewolf / Vengeance of the Zombies $13.49

Platoon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) $14.99

Little Fockers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) $16.49

Takers $17.49

True Grit (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Pre-order) $17.99
Black Death + Digital Copy $17.99

The Green Hornet $18.49

Hobo with a Shotgun (Pre-order) $18.99

Sanctum (Pre-order) $19.99

Red Riding Hood (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Pre-order) $22.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Pre-order) $22.99
Just Go with It (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (Pre-order) $22.99
Hall Pass (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Pre-order) $22.99

Blue Crush 2 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) $24.99
Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy $24.99
Tekken (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Pre-order) $24.99

Rome: The Complete First Season (Pre-order) $39.99
Rome: The Complete Second Season (Pre-order) $39.99

Ben-Hur (50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) (Pre-order) $44.99

Alien Anthology $52.99

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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Big Jake
Rio Lobo
Once Upon a Time in the West

All $10.49
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
Big Jake
Rio Lobo
Once Upon a Time in the West

All $10.49
had to bite on RIO LOBO and OUATITW even though they'll probably drop to $9.99 before the end of the week...i'll have them in my hands tomorrow according to amazon.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

At $10.49 each, Big Jake, Rio Lobo and Once Upon a Time in the West are near price matches with Target (which is advertising them for $10 even each).

I've noticed that Amazon has been tacking $.49 onto the price advertised by the brick & mortar stores. For example, Target has Platoon on Blu-ray for $15, and Amazon has it for $15.49. Maybe it's Amazon's way of splitting the difference with the customer on the tax saved?

Amazon does charge tax on orders shipped to some states, like to New York State.
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Nice $5 drop in Once Upon a Time in the West (nearly pulled the trigger last week). Glad I held off
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Originally Posted by Turnaround View Post
At $10.49 each, Big Jake, Rio Lobo and Once Upon a Time in the West are near price matches with Target (which is advertising them for $10 even each).

I've noticed that Amazon has been tacking $.49 onto the price advertised by the brick & mortar stores. For example, Target has Platoon on Blu-ray for $15, and Amazon has it for $15.49. Maybe it's Amazon's way of splitting the difference with the customer on the tax saved?

Amazon does charge tax on orders shipped to some states, like to New York State.
Target also has A Man Called Horse for $10, I just bought that and OUATITW for a combined 50 cents less than Amazon and that's including tax.

But I'm sure Amazon will come down on the Richard Harris title before the end of the week.
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Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
For those picking up BTTF, you can also save $8 on select movies

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...95491&plpage=1
Thanks for the link, I got Amazon to give me an $8 credit even though I bought Darkman and Dune a couple of months ago.
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Thanks for the link, I got Amazon to give me an $8 credit even though I bought Darkman and Dune a couple of months ago.
lemme get a copy of the message you sent them...i just bought DUNE last week!
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

A few other apparent price drops:

Heartbreak Ridge $6.99 (NOTE: being released in double feature with Firefox tomorrow)
Pale Rider $6.99
Platoon $14.99
True Grit (2010) $17.99
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
lemme get a copy of the message you sent them...i just bought DUNE last week!
The $8 promo seems to have ended, but it was active when I sent my email:

I noticed you are running a promotion where customers who buy 2 Blu-rays from a list receive $8 off. Here is a link to the promotion:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...95491&plpage=1

As I have purchased four of these titles, but was unable to take advantage of this discount, I was hoping to receive an $8 credit to be used towards a future purchase. Thank you very much for your time.
I've sent emails in the past regarding similar situations - requesting store credit for promotions that apply to items I've already purchased - and usually been successful. It's always worth a try, though I'd feel too ridiculous calling up with such a request!
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Originally Posted by Turnaround View Post
At $10.49 each, Big Jake, Rio Lobo and Once Upon a Time in the West are near price matches with Target (which is advertising them for $10 even each).

I've noticed that Amazon has been tacking $.49 onto the price advertised by the brick & mortar stores. For example, Target has Platoon on Blu-ray for $15, and Amazon has it for $15.49. Maybe it's Amazon's way of splitting the difference with the customer on the tax saved?

Amazon does charge tax on orders shipped to some states, like to New York State.
Amazon recently lowered Platoon to $14.99. My impression is that Amazon will first list the title at a price higher than the B&M store price, then a day or two later will lower it again to match. I think the idea is to entice people to order it for a bit more at first then get the serious bargain hunters, who were willing to wait, to order it when they drop the price again. But I'm just guessing; Amazon has mysterious ways.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

I tried to get them to price match the DD sale for the Blu double features from Legend (SKULL/MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH; HOUDINI/JAUNTY JALOPIES), but they were having none of it.
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OUATITW for $10.49? Well shit...I want it more now...what are the chances that it goes to $9.99? You know..that's...the sweet spot for most of us...50 cents isn't much but this thing has dropped well.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
OUATITW for $10.49? Well shit...I want it more now...what are the chances that it goes to $9.99? You know..that's...the sweet spot for most of us...50 cents isn't much but this thing has dropped well.
It's a Target $10 price match and, lately, Amazon has been sticking with the extra .49 on B&M PMs to put them more in line with price + tax.
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Originally Posted by jwstl View Post
It's a Target $10 price match and, lately, Amazon has been sticking with the extra .49 on B&M PMs to put them more in line with price + tax.
Still cheaper at Target, but only by pennies, if you charge it with a Target Red Card and get the 5% off. I have nearly 10% tax here in CA, so it will be even cheaper if you buy it at Target and you are in a lower tax state. Also, no shipping minimum to contend with.
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Texas tax makes Amazon cheaper for us.
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Originally Posted by ProfessorEcho View Post
Still cheaper at Target, but only by pennies, if you charge it with a Target Red Card and get the 5% off. I have nearly 10% tax here in CA, so it will be even cheaper if you buy it at Target and you are in a lower tax state. Also, no shipping minimum to contend with.
Wow. 10% tax? Sounds like you guys are paying for Arnold's Alimony checks already. Damn.
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