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Old 04-01-20, 01:43 PM
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Not a "bargain" or "complaint" but I got this e-mail last night from Amazon stating that my pre-order for Bad Boys for Life coming on the 21st will probably be delayed due to the current situation. They are prioritizing necessary orders.


Hello,

We're contacting you about your order of Bad Boys for Life [Blu-ray] to let you know that you may not receive this item on the day it is released.

We are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and its impact on our customers, selling partners, and employees. With this in mind, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies and other high demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock and deliver these products to customers. As a result, your order may be delayed. We are working urgently to bring on additional capacity to deliver customer orders.

You'll still receive the item as soon as possible following release and you can track the latest shipment status of your order under Your Orders on Amazon.com.
If you prefer, you can cancel this from Your Orders page by clicking the following link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/css/your-orders-access

We appreciate your understanding during this time.

Thank you,
Customer Service

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Yeah, I’ve gotten that email on the last 4 orders, most recently on some shaving soap and oil. Estimated dates are in May, but I just got my shaving stuff today. I think it’s more of a CYA thing for them right now.
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I got this letter on 2 separate orders today:

"Hello,

We're contacting you about Order ["]. We recently learned that your Locker delivery has been delayed by 24 hours.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,

Amazon Locker Team
Amazon.com
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Yeah, Iíve gotten that email on the last 4 orders, most recently on some shaving soap and oil. Estimated dates are in May, but I just got my shaving stuff today. I think itís more of a CYA thing for them right now.
Yeah I got a ton of orders and S&S orders on the same day (8 packages), and luckily I was home. But I was not expecting them for another 3 weeks. If you do get an email, I would bet you will get them way earlier. Like you said, it's a CYA thing so consumers won't all complain about not getting their stuff.
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Yeah I got a ton of orders and S&S orders on the same day (8 packages), and luckily I was home. But I was not expecting them for another 3 weeks. If you do get an email, I would bet you will get them way earlier. Like you said, it's a CYA thing so consumers won't all complain about not getting their stuff.
I was surprised when I got the "shipped" e-mail which combined several orders with some that weren't supposed to ship until the end of April. They were supposed to arrive today (Friday) but showed up on my doorstep yesterday.
Old 04-05-20, 07:39 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/Robocop-Directors-Blu-ray-Peter-Weller/dp/B07ZQZ15VB/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3UYGWZQIXO92O&dchild=1&keywords=robocop+blu+ray&qid=1586133428&sprefix=robocop%2Caps%2C252&sr=8-6 https://www.amazon.com/Robocop-Directors-Blu-ray-Peter-Weller/dp/B07ZQZ15VB/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3UYGWZQIXO92O&dchild=1&keywords=robocop+blu+ray&qid=1586133428&sprefix=robocop%2Caps%2C252&sr=8-6

The new Robocop special edition from Arrow is $22.81 and also has a $4.15 coupon. It brings it down to $18.66 plus tax.

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on this.

FYI, this is the regular special edition Director's Cut. The limited edition is out of print. It has cards, book and a poster. Content wise on the discs it should be the same except that it's missing the theatrical cut disc from what I can find.

If you order it now, your shipment will likely be delayed. Mine said estimated delivery time was May 5th.

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John Wick 2 4K was $11, so I ordered it and it said it would be delivered Thursday. John Wick is essential I suppose.
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I think everything ordered from Amazon now or a 3rd party that Amazon ships, comes with a standard "Problem With Order" button once the order is placed.
COVID-19
Due to the challenges posed by COVID-19, including service disruptions by delivery providers, your order may be delayed. We ask for your patience and encourage you to contact the seller before you decide to file a refund request.
Stuff from Twilight Time, SAE, and Kino shipped promptly. I think I will not be ordering anything from Amazon until things are more normal or I don't care when they arrive.
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B2G1 from Amazon (somewhat matching the Target deal).

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Shin Godzilla on BD is $5.
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Shin Godzilla on BD is $5.
While the included UV digital copy doesn't work anymore, contact Funimation and they will give it to you on their own digital service.
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Amazon is just price matching Walmart on Shin Godzilla
The good it comes with two version(Jap/Eng) on the movies on instawatch.The bad,have to pick it up in store and chance it gets canceled
like a few of their recent movie deals.I'm like 2 out 3 getting my last walmart instore pickups.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Shin-Godz...l-HD/651034446

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Here's the WM link without all the referral stuff:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Shin-Godz...l-HD/651034446

It is available for shipping but at a cost unless you get together a $35+ order.
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thanks,I was wondering why the link was so long.I do not care for all that referral crap and should not have copy and paste off another site.
And it looks like deal is dead at Amazon.But still good at wm,which is kind of strange.
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Amazon's sold out with it only available from MP vendors. Should they get more stock while it's on sale at WM I'd expect it to be that price again.
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Looks like it is back in stock at Walmart at $5 ... can do in store pick up for free.
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Chuck Complete 1-5 has been going on sale off and on for around $40.
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Chuck for $39.96 going on and off sale -- appears Walmarts playing flip the switch with Amazon again. I swear there are some weeks when it's someone's job at WM to turn a sale price on and wait for
Amazon to PM, then flip a switch (OOS or change the price) and as soon as Amazon changes the price, the WM guy turns the sale back on.

Since WM will PM or price correct themselves with a couple months, their customers are happy. All the Amazon people who order above $40 are stuck (too bad) and Amazon CSR take the heat or have to spends hrs adjust 'one time' only refunds

No - I don;t think anyone at WM is that sadistic, but my inner Alex Jones really wishes it was intentional
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Actually, I think Walmart has been consciously messing with Amazon's media pricing for a while. They are really going after different customer segments at this point.
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Chuck for $39.96 going on and off sale -- appears Walmarts playing flip the switch with Amazon again. I swear there are some weeks when it's someone's job at WM to turn a sale price on and wait for
Amazon to PM, then flip a switch (OOS or change the price) and as soon as Amazon changes the price, the WM guy turns the sale back on.

Since WM will PM or price correct themselves with a couple months, their customers are happy. All the Amazon people who order above $40 are stuck (too bad) and Amazon CSR take the heat or have to spends hrs adjust 'one time' only refunds

No - I don;t think anyone at WM is that sadistic, but my inner Alex Jones really wishes it was intentional
There is software that does exactly what you are suggesting. Many large & mid size retailers on ebay & Amazon use it. It wouldn't surprise me to know that Amazon, Wally Mart, etc use it also.
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Actually, I think Walmart has been consciously messing with Amazon's media pricing for a while. They are really going after different customer segments at this point.
To what end, though?
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To what end, though?
Irritation for one esp with the long slow decreases in price. Walmart then matches their lowest price for their own customers, but any Amazon folks who bought at the first
drop and then the price decreased another $3-4 -- Amazon most of the time won't refund the difference for many/most of their customers. That put Amazon and the CSR on the spot
for refusing to help their own, plus just wastes a lot of Amazons time. I guess WM also figures that Amazon customers buy a lot more media online than WM customers do so it
proportionally not only wastes a lot more of AMAZON TIME, but not so much of their own and they get to look like the good guy for later on.

SImilarly I suspect a lot more people use some sort of Amazon Price Notification pushes so Amazon customers keep getting buzzed and often by the time they get to the site, the price is already changed higher again.
Just on sheer irritation, those people who hang out of Bluray.com keep seeing those DEALS at the top of the page and frequently by the time they click, the deal is gone.

I don't even know if WM really has a lot of this stuff in stock since I think their online media sales are extremely tiny relative to Amazon, but just the gnat and yellowjacket effect for Amazon has got to make them a little giddy.
It's likely just a game to play like Russia and US ships pointing laser pointers at the other ot troops on the DMZ blasting loud music across the border or S Korea sending Kim jokes over the loudspeakers
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It's a price war, kind of like with gas stations. Common in the capitalist world.
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Amazon Prime 1 or 2 day deliver seems to have resumed for media. I ordered something today and it says delivery by tomorrow 9 PM. It was just one order and one item but hopefully a good sign.

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Amazon Prime 1 or 2 day deliver seems to have resumed for media. I ordered something today and it says delivery by tomorrow 9 PM. It was just one order and one item but hopefully a good sign.
Great news!

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