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g 11-24-15 01:39 AM

EAA Charity Sale - Deals on Shout factory, Warner, Criterion, others
 
entertainmentaidsalliance.net

From Twilight time facebook page
We encourage all of you good TT aficionados to take part in this very worthy cause for the holidays....
Founded in 1989 in response to the AIDS crisis, Entertainment AIDS Alliance has dedicated itself to funding research, treatment services and prevention programs for HIV and AIDS. Our annual Home Entertainment Sale is one of our key fundraisers. Each year, Hollywood’s biggest studios donate Blu-rays and DVDs of some of their most popular titles, which we sell to a select group at deep discounts. This year, we’re giving Twilight Time fans the opportunity to take part in this important cause. Enter Twilight Time as your company and twilight as your password.

I noticed they charge processing and shipping fees but some deals are worth it.
Vincent Price collection 2 blu is 35$
Godzilla 3d blu is 8$
You're Next Blu 3$
Frankenweenie blu 5$
some criterions blu are 5 dollars - Babettes Feast Blu, Summer Interlude Blu, Eating Raol Blu, Weekend Blu
WKRP complete dvd 50 dollars
barney miller complete dvd 45 dollars
free item with 50 dollar purchase.
In ordering instructions it seems to say need by 2 regular priced items, but not sure which these are. They may be Jurassic world or mad max or few others. I placed an order before I read this. So I will have to see what happens.

Shagrath 11-24-15 04:46 AM

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According to the page, you need to be an employee of one of these companies to participate.

That is, unless I'm missing something.

g 11-24-15 04:48 AM

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Per first post, Twilight Time invited their fans to the sale. "Enter Twilight Time as your company and twilight as your password."

marginal 11-24-15 07:18 AM

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Wow, that's a crazy deal. Thanks for posting it. Got a bunch of Criterions and Veep Season 3.

dex14 11-24-15 07:59 AM

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Some good stuff here. The shipping kind of kills some of the other things that aren't Criterion. But if you buy enough it makes it worth while. I also was offered a free DVD during checkout. I got 11 items + the free DVD.

Babette's Feast (The Criterion Collection) 5.00 1
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Blu-ray + Digital HD) 8.00 1
Life of Crime (Blu-Ray + Digital HD) 4.00 1
Mad Men: The Final Season Part 2 (Blu-ray + Digital HD) 9.00 1
Vacation (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 8.00 1
Weekend (The Criterion Collection) 5.00 1
Le Beau Serge (The Criterion Collection) 4.00 1
Paper Towns (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 9.00 1
Philomena (Blu-ray + Digital HD) 3.00 1
Dark Places (Blu-ray + Digital HD) 8.00 1
Tomorrowland (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 9.00 1
The Odd Life of Timothy Green 0.00 1

mattysemo247 11-24-15 08:03 AM

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Yeah, there are some pretty good deals on there

Flash S1 - $18
Empire S1 - $13
Generation Kill - $10
Homeland S1 - S3 - $12 each
Mad Men final season part 2 - $9
Pixar short films 2 - $9
Scorpion S1 - $15
Star Trek: The Compendium - $9
Tommorowland - $9
Vacation - $8

Spiderbite 11-24-15 08:27 AM

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ST: The Compendium doesn't include the 3D version of Into Darkness does it?

E Unit 11-24-15 08:28 AM

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Thanks G, I got in on some of these. Picked up Vincent Price Collection II, Cinderella, Tomorrowland, Vacation, Million Dollar Arm. And 50/50 DVD for free.

DVD Polizei 11-24-15 08:38 AM

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Nice. Now I have a Criterion collection. :lol:

Also:

Dredd 3D is $4
Warm Bodies is $4

k_lodge 11-24-15 08:56 AM

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Pick up The Naked City - Complete Series - $25.00
Peanuts - Emmy Collection - $10.00

Total was $45.80 with shipping. Got some Christmas shopping out of the way!

Would have been $84.68 on Amazon

Thanks OP

stingermck 11-24-15 09:11 AM

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Awesome, got The Jeffersons: The Complete Series for $65 shipped.

DVD Polizei 11-24-15 09:43 AM

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You're movin' on up!

Spiderbite 11-24-15 09:53 AM

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Dang. I just ran through and picked up several items that I had been on the fence on. Great deal and thanks OP!

00499 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
(Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 5.00 1
000292 Jack Reacher (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) 4.00 1
000545 Evil Dead (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) 4.00 1
000226 Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 0.00 1
000480 I, Frankenstein (Blu-ray 3D & 2D + Digital HD) 4.00 1
000581 Legends of the Knight 4.00 1
000526 Naked City: The Complete Series (29-Disc Set) 25.00 1
000567 A Million Ways To Die In The West
(Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 6.00 1
805 The Cabin In The Woods
[Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy] 3.00 1
000507 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
(Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 3.00 1
000279 Dredd (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) 4.00 1
000614 Godzilla
(Blu-ray 3D+ Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 8.00 1
000471 King Kong and Friends 3.00 1
000509 Star Trek: The Compendium 9.00 1
000804 Aladdin: Diamond Edition
(Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 14.00 1


Sub-Total $96.00
Shipping and Processing 12.50
Tax 0.00
Order Total $108.50

Trevor 11-24-15 10:03 AM

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I went a little crazy. When my wife yells at me I'll tell her to blame g.

laidbacklarkin 11-24-15 10:19 AM

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Shipping and Handling + CA Sales Tax came up to $20 :-)....rarely do you see a value proposition in that but in this case, there sure is, in addition to the cause !!

These might be drop shipped from some distributor's excess inventory - I hope they are able to handle so many orders.

stingermck 11-24-15 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Trevor (Post 12652947)
I went a little crazy. When my wife yells at me I'll tell her to blame g.

Nah, tell her it was charity!

Trevor 11-24-15 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by stingermck (Post 12652974)
Nah, tell her it was charity!

Ohh, good plan! It is the season for charity after all, better place a third order!

Decker 11-24-15 11:53 AM

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Shipping is a little high, but still some nice deals

Mad Men: The Final Season Part 2
(Blu-ray + Digital HD) 9.00 1
Just Go with It 2.00 1
Philomena (Blu-ray + Digital HD) 3.00 1
Tomorrowland (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) 9.00 1
Babette's Feast (The Criterion Collection) 5.00 1
Summer Interlude (The Criterion Collection) 5.00 1
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Blu-ray + DVD) 4.00 1

Sub-Total $37.00
Shipping and Processing 12.50
Tax 0.00
Order Total $49.50

mwbmis 11-24-15 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Decker (Post 12653037)
Shipping is a little high, but still some nice deals

I ended up over $100 b/c I got the WKRP set, and my shipping stayed at $12.50 so I guess it gets better (depending on location) if you spend more.

DeepSleep 11-24-15 12:16 PM

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Thanks g. Picked up a few items at considerable savings.

bacigalup 11-24-15 01:02 PM

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Thanks OP!

Picked up MST 3K: The Turkey Day Collection [DVD], Babette's Feast, and Eating Raoul for a shade under $36

rbrown498 11-24-15 06:39 PM

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Thanks for the info, g!

I picked up four Criterion Blu-rays and another two Blu-rays for $36.50. You can't beat that with even a VERY large stick.

EdTheRipper 11-24-15 06:56 PM

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Anyone else have troubles with the site? I have been trying it sporadically throughout the day, and the connection keeps timing out.

bigjim25 11-24-15 07:08 PM

Anyone ever order from them before? Those Shout Factory prices are suspicious

g 11-24-15 07:21 PM

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The products were donated. If you look at the rest of their site, you can see that it looks in order. They are having an industry benefit where basic tickets are 500$ for admission. Steve Carell is pictured giving an award to steve tisch.
http://www.entertainmentaidsalliance...ionary-awards/

There was something in the ordering instructions about buying two regular priced items. I didn't see it until after I ordered. Maybe talking about the few products on the main page like southpaw and pixels.

Spiderbite 11-24-15 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by g (Post 12653481)

There was something in the ordering instructions about buying two regular priced items. I didn't see it until after I ordered. Maybe talking about the few products on the main page like southpaw and pixels.

I never noticed that. Wonder if my order will get canceled?

I just went back and looked and read the rule but I never saw any "regular priced titles" anywhere on the site. Weird.

g 11-24-15 08:51 PM

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If its an issue, they would probably email you. I think they are reserving products as they are ordered as WKRP and other products have been removed. All items are limited and removed as they run out. So they have reserved the products most likely for you as you ordered.

You can check your order status at top of page with order number.

They really didn't make it too clear what these regular priced items are as those look discounted too. They also should have said something on the front page and not in some hard to find fine print.

DeepSleep 11-24-15 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjim25 (Post 12653471)
Anyone ever order from them before? Those Shout Factory prices are suspicious

The organization is definitely legit. I was at one of their events a year or two ago as a guest of a friend.

At the bottom of the web page there is a logo for AMS Fulfillment. Looks like they are responsible for picking, packing and shipping orders. They do have a website of their own.

Also at the bottom of the page is the logo for Optimum Return LLC. Looks like they help with e-commerce solution = website.

Not sure if the "regular price items" are those on the homepage. Didn't order any of those. Will wait and see if my order gets cancelled.

Somewhat confusing website/instructions, but some great prices. :)

Minerwerks 11-24-15 11:16 PM

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I did notice that the main page has categories for DVD and Blu-ray then there is a "Sale" category. There are fewer titles in the Sale area than in the "All DVD" or "All Blu-ray" areas.

For instance, all Blu-ray under "Blu-ray" is 253 items, but all Blu-Ray under "Sale" is 149 items.

SterlingBen 11-24-15 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by EdTheRipper (Post 12653463)
Anyone else have troubles with the site? I have been trying it sporadically throughout the day, and the connection keeps timing out.

No luck for me either.

Jon2 11-24-15 11:43 PM

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Just how does one get to this sale? Can't find a link anywhere.

Btw, I hate Facebook.

Nevermind… found the site.

Looks like some good deals and I have no problem with the order/handling fees. However, concerning the "must buy 2 items at the regular price" criteria... just what is "regular price" for an item. Can't find info about those anywhere.

If "regular price" happens to be something like MSRP then forget it. By the time you figure in those sort of prices in an order of 4 or 5 items and add in order/handling fees, you won't be getting much of a deal.

After perusing the site a it more, I noticed that the prices on the homepage and the sale pages are the same. Taking into consideration Minerwerks observation that there are differences in the number of titles under the "Blu-ray" vs. "Sale" categories, my guess is that the former represents all the titles they started with, while the later represents what is still available.

If this is true, then I'm out as they have nothing left I'm interested in.

I wish I'd heard about this earlier.

That'sAllFolks 11-25-15 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Minerwerks (Post 12653624)
I did notice that the main page has categories for DVD and Blu-ray then there is a "Sale" category. There are fewer titles in the Sale area than in the "All DVD" or "All Blu-ray" areas.

For instance, all Blu-ray under "Blu-ray" is 253 items, but all Blu-Ray under "Sale" is 149 items.

I just placed a pretty big order. If the cancel, it better be all or nothing or I will not be happy. I'm not gonna worry about it unless they do partial cancellations and make their overinflated shipping too high to spread out over the items and be worthwhile.

BTW you only avg 1.71 posts for the last 14 years. Never seen anyone with so few posts that's been a member that long ;)

MooMooMooMoo 11-25-15 12:40 AM

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Great prices (except I thought the Vincent Price was a bit pricey.....); unfortunately the only one I wanted was Summer Interlude on blu.

Peep 11-25-15 05:19 AM

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Don't worry about cancelled orders. Telling the difference between sale and non-sale items isn't easy, but they won't let you check out if you don't have two non-sale items in your cart. If you really care in advance just look for items in the Blu-ray category that aren't also in the Blu-ray Sale tab.

I've been taking part in this annual dale for many years. Sometimes the prices are amazing, sometimes just good. But it's always for charity.

Spiderbite 11-25-15 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Peep (Post 12653744)
Don't worry about cancelled orders. Telling the difference between sale and non-sale items isn't easy, but they won't let you check out if you don't have two non-sale items in your cart. If you really care in advance just look for items in the Blu-ray category that aren't also in the Blu-ray Sale tab.

I've been taking part in this annual dale for many years. Sometimes the prices are amazing, sometimes just good. But it's always for charity.

See my list above. I checked out with no "non-sale" items in my bunch. And I went through the sale tab and the non-sale tabs and looked at every title available. At least when I went though it originally, there was nothing that had a "regular" price.

If my order goes through, great. If it doesn't go through, then I will save over 100 bucks on stuff that I wasn't dying to have. As long as they don't try to change a price on my order or try to charge me for something without me approving it, then I am good. If you throw in regular MSRP on most of those, then the deal goes sour, even with the good prices, charity or not.

DeepSleep 11-25-15 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Minerwerks (Post 12653624)
I did notice that the main page has categories for DVD and Blu-ray then there is a "Sale" category. There are fewer titles in the Sale area than in the "All DVD" or "All Blu-ray" areas.

For instance, all Blu-ray under "Blu-ray" is 253 items, but all Blu-Ray under "Sale" is 149 items.

That's a great observation. By chance, I have several items that are under the "Blu-Ray" category, but not in the "Sale" category.

I don't think they would cancel any orders, this is a charity and they really only want one thing, money and lots of it.

Again, great post and don't feel obligated to post since we wouldn't want you to raise your per year posting average. It's really quality over quantity! ;)

Minerwerks 11-25-15 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by DeepSleep (Post 12653901)
That's a great observation. By chance, I have several items that are under the "Blu-Ray" category, but not in the "Sale" category.

Thanks!

I'm just a bit bummed that I put together a full order then came here to find they also had a Pixar Short Films Blu-ray that I missed. I'm trying to find out if I can cancel and re-order everything to add it. I wouldn't want to make a whole new order just to get that disc.

If my theory is correct about the "regular price" items not being in the "Sale" section, most of the items I ordered were "regular price," but they still were a reasonable deal - or at least a couple bucks better than any price I'd seen elsewhere -
Aladdin Diamond edition $14
Newsroom Season 2&3 Blu-ray $14 each
Whiplash Blu-ray $10
Love & Mercy Blu-ray $10


For those wondering about shipping, they do have a link at the top of these home page called "Processing Fees" which outlines that shipping (they call it "order handling") is a set fee for 1-5 items ($6.80), 6-15 items ($8.50), 16-25 items ($11.50), or 26+ items ($14.25). There's a $4 processing fee on top of that on each order, and an additional $15 charge for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

SterlingBen 11-25-15 03:38 PM

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$50 seems to be the minimum to get the free DVD.

hdnmickey 11-25-15 03:45 PM

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Yes, $50 minimum for the free DVD. Once you reach that point an option to select the free DVD automatically appears in your cart. Given the few $5 Criterion BD's, I couldn't pass this up.

My order went very smoothly other than the fact I have received no email confirmation. Since I am used to sites auto sending that kind of thing, I didn't make note of my confirmation/order number and now it appears I have no way to look it up. Ooops.

BambooLounge 11-25-15 05:50 PM

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Wound up picking up 8 blu-rays + the free DVD, after s&h, averaged to $9.05/title. Unfortunately, I already own Summer Interlude and had no interest in owning Eating Raoul or Weekend, so only one Criterion BD for me.

Babette's Feast
Boardwalk Empire: Season Five
Mad Men: Final Season, Part 2
Pixar Shorts, Vol. 2
Disneynature Bears
Big Eyes
The Bling Ring
The Connection
The Cabin in the Woods (Free DVD)


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