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Old 05-18-11, 01:53 PM
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Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Possibly nothing decent at all, but figured I'd point it out in case anyone wanted to check it out.

They aren't revealing the prices until midnight, and it is all types of items, not just blu-rays.

Right now, they are listing 40 different $7.99 BD titles, so perhaps they'll all be $5.99 at midnight.

Update: Amazon with a preemptive pricematch. All titles $6 at Amazon.

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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Most of the current prices are OK but not too special, as around half of these titles are currently on the $8 Blu-Ray display at Wal-Mart.

If they drop to $5.99, as you suggest, I may break down and buy Scream and Event Horizon, amongst others.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

If they do something like 3.99 or 4.99 I'd probably bite on a few titles. There's nothing in that list I really need to have.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

I'll definitely have to check it out. I recently bought the Scream titles, so will re-buy them if they are less than 7.99... Not sure about the other titles. Depends on how low they go...
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

For the lazy or click-deficient among us:

10,000 B.C. - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
16 Blocks - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Amityville Horror (2005) (W/Dvd) - Pan & Scan
Appaloosa - Widescreen
Bad Boys (1995) - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle
Beerfest - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Blazing Saddles - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Body of Lies - Widescreen Special
Bullitt - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle Dolby
Caddyshack - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Carlito's Way - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Casino - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Deep Blue Sea - Widescreen Subtitle AC3 Dolby Dts
Dumb and Dumber - Widescreen
Enter the Dragon
Event Horizon - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
House of Flying Daggers - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
The Human Centipede
Major League - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Misery - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Natural Born Killers - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Police Story 3: Super Cop - Widescreen
Rambo - Widescreen Subtitle AC3 Dolby Dts
Resident Evil - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Widescreen Subtitle AC3
The Return of the Living Dead - Pan & Scan
Scream - Widescreen Subtitle AC3 Dolby Dts
Scream 2 - Widescreen Subtitle AC3 Dolby Dts
Scream 3 - Widescreen Subtitle AC3 Dolby Dts
Shoot 'Em Up
Smokin' Aces - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Spread - Subtitle
Spy Game - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Stan Helsing
Starship Troopers - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Swordfish - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Syriana - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle AC3
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - Widescreen Dubbed Subtitle
The Thomas Crown Affair - Pan & Scan


Birdemic, baby!
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Pretty sure this is midnight CST for anyone wondering. I assume anyway because BB corporate is here in MN.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

I wonder if you can do site-to-store with these or if you will have to pay shipping, which would definitely be a deal breaker.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Originally Posted by Moopher View Post
Pretty sure this is midnight CST for anyone wondering. I assume anyway because BB corporate is here in MN.
Incorrect. Sale prices will be revealed at midnight eastern.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Well apparently Amazon matched these already
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

^Nice. All titles showing up at $6 on Amazon
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

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Well apparently Amazon matched these already
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^Nice. All titles showing up at $6 on Amazon
That's funny. I see 5 or 10 I might pick up. Might stick with BB since I get RZ points, free shipping, and have a few gift cards around here somewhere.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

1. There are pan & scan Blu-rays?!? Really?!? Return of the Living Dead was released as a flipper DVD, but it was open matte, not P&S. There's more nudity in the open matte version.

B. Lovely. I've bought four of those at $8 at Beast Buy already and opened two. It's too late to return Casino, but I'll rebuy the others.

EDIT: It appears they've changed the graphics on Event Horizon. Is that a different SKU meaning no return?

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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

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1. There are pan & scan Blu-rays?!? Really?!? Return of the Living Dead was released as a flipper DVD, but it was open matte, not P&S. There's more nudity in the open matte version.

B. Lovely. I've bought four of those at $8 at Beast Buy already and opened two. It's too late to return Casino, but I'll rebuy the others.
A. No; they are just incorrect listings or contain both aspect ratios.

2. Buy the opened ones again and return the unopened copies.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

(Rebuy them and return the sealed ones with the old receipt)
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

As I said, I'll rebuy the others. I got a price adjust the other day on Casino from the $10 I paid to the $8 it was, but it was like day 29 or 30 of the return window. I opened Event Horizon (see note about new cover), but still have Resident Evil and Natural Born Killers sealed. I also have a still sealed Scream from Costco.

Now I'm getting paranoid about the covers. Here are the covers of NBK - the Blu-ray.com art on left, the Amazon one on right:



I have the cover on the left, but the one on the right is what Amazon shows:


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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Thanks OP!

Also, even with the drop wouldn't tax + shipping sort of kill this deal?
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Its raining here in the tri-state area and since Amazon PM with no tax and no gas wasted getting there, it seems like a win win to me for Amazon.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Yeah, Amazon wins for me as well. I'm certainly not waiting until midnight during the week for a sale. I think I'll probably pick up Caddyshack, Major League and House of Flying Daggers.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Wow. Amazon ceases to amaze me. I just wanna know how Amazon knows they will be $6. Or perhaps they are just guessing, and BB will be higher or lower...
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

I'm hoping they are guessing and that BB will be even lower and Amazon will then lower their prices accordingly.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

FYI, Amazon's sale ends at Midnight May 19, so it's lasting much longer than BB's sale...
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

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I'm hoping they are guessing and that BB will be even lower and Amazon will then lower their prices accordingly.
Well, BB might see that Amazon is doing this, and hopefully will try to beat them. So even if BB was planning on $5.99, maybe now they'll do $4.99 in order to win.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

This is why I've got everything in my cart, but not actually buying until we see what Beast Buy prices at. Just my luck to buy at $6 and have BB do $5.
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According to DVDpricesearch.com, The Thomas Crown Affair seems to have two different releases of the BD (plus a 3rd release of the BD with a DVD). The strange thing is, both BB and Amazon list the Midnight Sale release as 1.33:1 (well, BB says Pan & Scan but lists 2.35:1). B&N has a P&S version listed as well. The sale one is from 1/4/2011. The BD/DVD combo is from 4/6/2010. I'm not sure if there truly is a 3rd release or not. But seeing as 3 sources says it is not Widescreen, I'm skeptical to buy this. I know it doesn't make sense to have a Pan & Scan BD. Does anyone own it?

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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
Wow. Amazon ceases to amaze me.
Agreed. And with Prime I'll probably have them by tomorrow! (I know Prime is two-day but I've been averaging just over 26-30 hours from time of order to time of delivery. Unbelievable )

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