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Old 10-15-18, 08:00 PM
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Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

SALE LIVE CRITERION FLASH SALE

Through approx Noon ET Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

No PROMO Code needed

Normally this is generally 24 hrs though it often ends up lasting a bit longer and doesn't always get off the mark exactly on time. Extensions have been anywhere from a few minutes to several hours depending on demand and if the server crashes enough time (Soccer Penalty Time)

50% off MSRP (not current/Usual price) all in-stock movies -- DVD, BD, Includes Eclipse set, but not general merchandise

Free Shipping at $50 in the US. I don't think Criterion does international orders other than Canada.

Sales Tax -- NY, KY required to collect for all online sites

New releases included. Preorders almost never are allowed.
Normally items go out of stock and backorders aren't taken, but the last few sales some items return to stock several times.

Criterion Loyalty program -- $50Gift Cert for every cumulative purchase of $500 even if it takes 5 years. In the past those loyal rewards certs are sent via email almost immediately and are eligible for immediate use.

If you are close to $500 and have enough total items, I'd suggest making an order just big enough to qualify for the Loyalty Cert plus FS, then make another $50+ order with the extra money rather than make one large order and then have to wait 6 months for the next flash sale though the GC/Rewards don;t expire. You can load them into your account and the $$$ will be there next sale.

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Old 10-15-18, 08:07 PM
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

^ We still are expecting a B&N 50% off sale in November, right?
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Yes. Expected start date between 10/30 and 11/6 but still guessing right now,.
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Between this and the Arrow sale .... and it's not even close to Black Friday yet!
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Originally Posted by hariseldon View Post
Yes. Expected start date between 10/30 and 11/6 but still guessing right now,.
Will that include any preorders? (Criterion sale won't)
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

I just grabbed 8 Hours In A Day at about 35-40%......... oh well. I don't remember the release date, but I'm 99% sure the Bergman Box isn't out yet. So hopefully it will be included in B&N's sale.
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Originally Posted by cinemaman View Post
Will that include any preorders? (Criterion sale won't)
It will automatically include discs released during sale -- end date unknown, but likely will be between Nov 26 and Dec 3.

Anything released after that date is a bit YMMV and usually is only available as a store based ship to home order. In July, the Aug and Oct titles weren't eligible, but Sept were. Last Nov, all the Dec titles ended up eligible but not Jan+. July 2017 sale all the title Aug to near the end of Oct were eligible so no real pattern.

Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo View Post
I just grabbed 8 Hours In A Day at about 35-40%......... oh well. I don't remember the release date, but I'm 99% sure the Bergman Box isn't out yet. So hopefully it will be included in B&N's sale.
Bergman 99% will be available since it releases Nov 20 at least for now.
Some are wondering about store stock of such large sets or if the online stock will be short so either reserving a copy instore pretty early by calling the store or putting in an online order ASAP may not be a bad idea.


If the December+ titles are eligible for the 50% sale there is usually a second chance during the 40% sale preChristmas. Last year even allowed coupons on Criterions so some of the prices were better then. With Ship to Home orders the 40% has been more friendly for titles released 1-2 months after the end of the sale.

The problem is that some 40% sale exclude Criterion completely (usually teh June sale) and coupons are never predictable on 40% off Titles.

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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

The lady I deal with at my B&N told me last weekend that they've heard around 3 weeks which would put it in that time frame.
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Originally Posted by hariseldon View Post
Criterion Loyalty program -- $50Gift Cert for every cumulative purchase of $500 even if it takes 5 years. In the past those loyal rewards certs are sent via email almost immediately and are eligible for immediate use.

If you are close to $500 and have enough total items, I'd suggest making an order just big enough to qualify for the Loyalty Cert plus FS, then make another $50+ order with the extra money rather than make one large order and then have to wait 6 months for the next flash sale though the GC/Rewards don;t expire. You can load them into your account and the $$$ will be there next sale.

Thanks for the reminder on this sale. I'm barely one disc away from a $50 certificate, which means 2 more discs with some points left over.
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

I'm $85 away. I won't hit it this sale, probably.
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Love Criterion and all, but I just don't have 3 titles I really want. I'll probably just pick the 1 or 2 I want during B&N's later this year. Oh well.
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Originally Posted by Kedrix View Post
Love Criterion and all, but I just don't have 3 titles I really want. I'll probably just pick the 1 or 2 I want during B&N's later this year. Oh well.
Really? I have trouble narrowing it down to three.
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

My preloaded cart just went live at 50% off so it appears no code needed this sale
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

My plan:

Female Trouble
The Lure

To round out the order for free shipping, one of the following:
Don't Look Now
Seconds
Boyhood
Eating Raoul
The Last Temptation of Christ

I'll spend the day mulling it over
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

I've been out of the game for nearly 5 years, so I have a lot of catching up to do. I'm over $600 poorer now. But I'm so much richer in cinema!
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Well let's hear it, man! What did you get? You know, so we can not-so-silently judge your taste in film.
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Picked up the following blu-rays:

The Naked Prey
Cold Water
Smithreens
Shampoo
Eight Hours Don't Make a Day
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Andrei Rublev
Being There
Stalker

with free shipping and no tax
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Originally Posted by Paff View Post
Well let's hear it, man! What did you get? You know, so we can not-so-silently judge your taste in film.
I can assure you my tastes are all too pedestrian. But here goes:

The Age of Innocence
The American Friend
Andrei Rublev
The Apu Trilogy
Being There
Breaker Morant
Blow-Up
Cat People
Chimes at Midnight
A Day in the Country
Dekalog
Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
Dr. Strangelove
Don't Look Now
Mildred Pierce
Nashville
Gilda
His Girl Friday
In a Lonely Place
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
The Manchurian Candidate
A Matter of Life and Death
My Man Godfrey
The Marseille Trilogy
A Raisin in the Sun
Tootsie
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

I realized I forgot the Graduate, so I'm trying to force myself to leave something for next time.

Judge away
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

I just ordered...

Andrei Rublev
My Man Godfrey
Heaven Can Wait
Ride the Pink Horse

$84.88 shipped. No tax. It would've been something like $5 less if I'd held out for the Barnes and Noble sale (since I'm a member and get 10% off), but...eh, why wait?
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Originally Posted by FM View Post
I can assure you my tastes are all too pedestrian.

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No more pedestrian than me, my friend. Most of my Criterions are movies like Repo Man, Dazed and Confused, Night of the Living Dead, Silence of the Lambs, House, Ghost World, Quadrophenia, etc. I occasionally get artsy with Valerie and Her Week of Wonders or Fantastic Planet, but that's about it. Oh, and Kurosawas.
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Originally Posted by FM View Post
I can assure you my tastes are all too pedestrian. But here goes:

The Age of Innocence
The American Friend
Andrei Rublev
The Apu Trilogy
Being There
Breaker Morant
Blow-Up
Cat People
Chimes at Midnight
A Day in the Country
Dekalog
Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
Dr. Strangelove
Don't Look Now
Mildred Pierce
Nashville
Gilda
His Girl Friday
In a Lonely Place
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
The Manchurian Candidate
A Matter of Life and Death
My Man Godfrey
The Marseille Trilogy
A Raisin in the Sun
Tootsie
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

I realized I forgot the Graduate, so I'm trying to force myself to leave something for next time.

Judge away
Well damn, son, that only takes you up to 'M'! Crack that wallet wide and finish your alphabet!
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

Originally Posted by Paff View Post
Really? I have trouble narrowing it down to three.
It's probably because I treat Criterion like Kino now where I pick off titles one by one here and there as I find them for good deals. I actually have a Criterion coming to me currently, Lost in America that normally I would have bought in a sale like this but opted to get a couple of dollars cheaper from a private seller.

I only have about 40 Criterions but just very choosy when picking which ones I want. I still want Sex, Lies and Videotape as well as Princess Bride when it comes out. But I'll just bide my time until November for B&N or even next year for the next Criterion flash sale.
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Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
Well damn, son, that only takes you up to 'M'! Crack that wallet wide and finish your alphabet!
Hehehe. Yeah, well, my hot water tank just bit the dust and I have a kidney transplant on October 26th, so I've got to leave a little something for bills. Yuck.

But! As I said, I'm playing catch up. I still have a lot of other Criterion blus and quite a few DVDs, many of which could be upgraded but will have to wait. I promise I'm a degenerate like the rest of you
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Re: Criterion.com 50% Off MSRP Flash Sale sale October 16 2018 Noon ET

I had a nearly full run of Criterion DVDs back around when we hit spine #600 or so and Blu-rays started coming out. I’ve since slowed down, only buying 20 or so a year, and try not to upgrade from DVD to BD. I guess that still makes me a degenerate.
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