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Old 04-20-17, 12:12 PM   #26
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Re: It's Another DeepDiscount 15% sale

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Someone likely fucked up and set it to expire at 12am instead of 12pm. I bet they fix it this morning.
It was fixed last night, but apparently broken again. The only other possibility I can think of is possibly some items in the cart could have been programmed as excluded, but so few DD items tend to have those sort of labels.

Several reports on bluray.com starting at around 1am and going through this morning. Around 10am somebody said was fixed

The details now have it expiring 4pm CT so even a few extra hours

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Old 04-20-17, 04:22 PM   #27
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I don't know how it stacks up against the Criterion, but I picked up the Zavvi Exclusive steelbook. It's really quite nice with a slipcover that features alternate art. I skipped through the disc and found nothing to trouble me regarding image and sound. I wonder if the Criterion is any better because I have no complaints about this $11 steelbook.

I chose to concentrate on some Blu-ray concert discs I had debated picking up for quite some time:

Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium
Paul McCartney Rockshow
Bee Gees One Night Only
Bee Gees In Our Time
Jeff Lynne's ELO Live in Hyde Park
Freddie Mercury Tribute
Duran Duran -Diamond in the Mind

The total after discounts was $90.47 - roughly $12.92 each
FYI. The U.S. version of ELO is supposedly edited. Roll Over Beethoven is missing. Some music rights issue. The UK disc, suppose to be region free, has the entire concert.
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Old 04-21-17, 01:43 AM   #28
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I couldn't find anything this time. Someone earlier mentioned Kino, & I had some hope as there are several Kino's I want; but the prices on the titles that interested me weren't what I'd call cheap; even with the discount. I really don't like Super D; so for me to buy from any of their stores it's got to be a killer deal.
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Old 04-21-17, 01:47 AM   #29
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Kino is having their own Spring sale through 5/4. It includes quite a few Kino Classic line and some regular Kino. FS at $50 and some pretty decent deal It's not all items, but an OK selection

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Old 04-21-17, 10:29 AM   #30
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FYI. The U.S. version of ELO is supposedly edited. Roll Over Beethoven is missing. Some music rights issue. The UK disc, suppose to be region free, has the entire concert.
Thanks for the info...but to be honest, I am more interested in the compositions of Jeff Lynne. I'm a big Beatles fan and "Roll Over Beethoven" wouldn't rate very high on my list of favorite Beatles' recordings. Is that the only omission? If there are other edits I might consider the UK disc down the line.
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Old 04-21-17, 04:34 PM   #31
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Thanks for the info...but to be honest, I am more interested in the compositions of Jeff Lynne. I'm a big Beatles fan and "Roll Over Beethoven" wouldn't rate very high on my list of favorite Beatles' recordings. Is that the only omission? If there are other edits I might consider the UK disc down the line.
That's the only one.
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Old 04-21-17, 08:12 PM   #32
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Kino is having their own Spring sale through 5/4. It includes quite a few Kino Classic line and some regular Kino. FS at $50 and some pretty decent deal It's not all items, but an OK selection

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I saw that, thanx!. Unfortunately, I couldn't hit $50 from the offered titles. $19.98 definite, & probably another $21.98 as shipping filler. Nothing else in the sale was of interest.
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Old 05-18-17, 10:42 AM   #33
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I grabbed a few bargains at ridiculous prices with the discount code "TULIP" that ends today. It cost $26.55 for these 7 titles that I happily added to my collection at roughly $3.79 each.





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Old 05-18-17, 03:49 PM   #34
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I really liked Scanner Darkly.
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Old 05-18-17, 08:33 PM   #35
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I bought some of these supercheap blu rays a few weeks ago and half of them looked like rewrapped products with loose disks. I think deepdiscount super discounts less then perfect merchandise. All the disks looked alright so I kept them.

One time they had that big MASH TV set in their clearance section for a ridiculous price. When I received it, it was rewrapped and had tons of messed up disks like it was from their returns. I've had this before where it either looks like a return or a rewrap when it is at a super cheap price.
I noticed FOX products at this super discounted price are particularly bad. As they always tended to be messed up returns so I stopped buying any Fox products at a super cheap price.

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Old 05-18-17, 09:06 PM   #36
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Be aware that the current A Scanner Darkly pressing dropped some special features found on the first pressing. There were rights issues so WB dropped them in subsequent pressings.
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Old 05-18-17, 09:28 PM   #37
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Yeah, I realize it's a gamble..I'm fine as long as the discs aren't damaged and the inserts aren't beat to death...I keep extra Viva Elite cases on hand as well. So at those prices it is really hard to complain. I actually bought about a half dozen Warner/Paramount titles priced similarly via a previous DD 15% off sale awhile back and most came in more than satisfactory condition except the dreaded heat gun wave effect on the clear slip sleeve. But again, I just replaced the case. I buy many Blus from pawn shops and resellers and have never had an issue. I keep soft microfiber towels to wipe away any offending prints. I'm also aware of the missing contents from later pressings of "A Scanner Darkly"...I might get lucky and receive the original disc...though it isn't a deal breaker at that price.
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Old 05-18-17, 09:53 PM   #38
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One time they had that big MASH TV set in their clearance section for a ridiculous price. When I received it, it was rewrapped and had tons of messed up disks like it was from their returns. I've had this before where it either looks like a return or a rewrap when it is at a super cheap price.
I recall various Super D companies selling "like new" products on Amazon with the description "shrinkwrap renewed". For me that defeats part of the purpose of buying used...I want to know what's inside. But I hadn't expected the surprise could be even more unpleasant.
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Old 05-18-17, 10:15 PM   #39
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They don't even call it used on the deepdiscount site. They just discount these items to a special cheap price. I have received some good stuff from these deals but also a lot of junk. I still have that MASH set in my basement. It only was 12 dollars total. I was too lazy to return it.
Definitely avoid any Fox products if you see one of these deals. I think FOX is supplying returned junk to them for these deals.
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Old 05-18-17, 11:12 PM   #40
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I bought some of these supercheap blu rays a few weeks ago and half of them looked like rewrapped products with loose disks. I think deepdiscount super discounts less then perfect merchandise. All the disks looked alright so I kept them.

One time they had that big MASH TV set in their clearance section for a ridiculous price. When I received it, it was rewrapped and had tons of messed up disks like it was from their returns. I've had this before where it either looks like a return or a rewrap when it is at a super cheap price.
I noticed FOX products at this super discounted price are particularly bad. As they always tended to be messed up returns so I stopped buying any Fox products at a super cheap price.
I've gotten re-wraps direct from Fox occasionally.
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Old 05-19-17, 12:57 AM   #41
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Well, I've had good luck with just about everything I've purchased via DD. I'll post pics when they arrive in a week or so. It's a screamin' deal even if used. Nobody could tell which of my nearly 1500 titles are new vs used. Funny, the used ones play just as well!
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Old 05-27-17, 06:16 PM   #42
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I bought some of these supercheap blu rays a few weeks ago and half of them looked like rewrapped products with loose disks. I think deepdiscount super discounts less then perfect merchandise. All the disks looked alright so I kept them....
Well, I have been purchasing from these folks for years and never had a bad experience ...this time was no different. All came in spiffy condition and do not appear to be re-wraps. In fact, a couple were cellophane-wrapped instead of shrink-wrapped. I think Warner Bros is doing an inventory reduction because 5 of these were old stock and had disc art. I think Warner Bros abandoned that practice awhile ago except for the "Archive Collection." I am beyond pleased with this order. It was a steal at an average of $3.79 shipped for each title and the overall quality of the product was excellent.



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Be aware that the current A Scanner Darkly pressing dropped some special features found on the first pressing. There were rights issues so WB dropped them in subsequent pressings.
Well, this must be old stock 'cause the documentary missing from subsequent pressings is part of the supplements. I checked the disc and sure enough it is the old disc. What's weird is that this was a cellophane-sealed package and can't be a re-wrap.


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Old 05-27-17, 08:10 PM   #43
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DD is owned by Wholesaler Super D (I can never remember what their 3rd & most recent name change was!); so some of their overstocks will be re-wraps; but that does not necessarily mean they're used.
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Old 05-27-17, 08:21 PM   #44
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I thought they were still SuperD even after they bought AllianceEnt in 2013. I can never figure out if Anderson folded into another company or if SD absorbed what was left after the company that bought Anderson screwed the pooch.
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Old 05-29-17, 12:30 AM   #45
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I think they changed their corporate name last year. I can't find it Googling at the moment, but I have seen it several times. Their is still a Super D web site. Hard to believe they were once a retailer friendly wholesaler called Phantom.......
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Old 05-30-17, 07:22 AM   #46
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DeepDiscount's copyright is for DirectToU, LLC, is that the name you're thinking of?
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Old 05-30-17, 11:07 AM   #47
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DeepDiscount's copyright is for DirectToU, LLC, is that the name you're thinking of?
I thought DirectToU had been on their website for years though -- along with Blowitoutofhere, DVDPlanet, WowHD, TCM.com, DVDPAcific, importcds, Heartland Music, Collectors Choice Music (CC Vinyl), Tartare, OddBanana and a host of others. I do know that name was registered in 2010 which I think is when DeepDiscountDVD hit bottom and was essentially (if not actually) bankrupt
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Old 05-30-17, 03:38 PM   #48
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DeepDiscount's copyright is for DirectToU, LLC, is that the name you're thinking of?
Yes, thank you. I believe that name only came up in the last 2 years. I ASSUME they bought Super D.
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Old 05-30-17, 04:00 PM   #49
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Found something. It looks like when SuperD acquired Alliance in 2013, maybe they kept the Alliance name. I'm not sure how DtU and Alliance when Alliance either bought/created DtU, but the date on DtU goes back at least to 2007. Many of the links on the SuperD site now go back to Alliance (aent.com) and Alliance Entertainment, LLC only dates back to 2013

"DirectToU runs a host of off-price websites including DeepDiscount.com and BlowItOuttaHere.com. It is a subsidiary of Alliance Entertainment, a Florida-based distributer of music, movies, CE accessories and promotional items."

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I'm finding Bankruptcy filings on DtU in 2014 so possibly something related to that

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Old 05-31-17, 02:23 AM   #50
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So Super D is still the MASTER company? As one of the retailers they harmed, I'm not fond of them to put it mildly.

Sadly, as a consumer I do occasionally buy from DD, because having lost my business partly due to Super D's tactics (undercutting their own wholesale prices at the retail level!) , I don't have much money!
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