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Old 02-22-21, 07:28 PM
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CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

A couple people report getting emails about the Flash Sale starting tomorrow. I've not gotten an email yet, but it seems strong enough evidence if 2 or 3 different people have now received notice. If not the mods can delete or lock the thread until later.

If the Sale follows the usual and normal rules (if not I'll update the post ASAP):

50% off MSRP (not current/Usual price) all in-stock movies -- DVD, BD, Includes Eclipse set, but not general merchandise. Backorders and pre-orders usually haven't been allowed. Items will go OOS so don't wait too long though the last few sales, many things did come back into stock at least once if not several times during the sale.
The website usually gets hammered in the first couple hrs so be patient.


Free Shipping at $50 in the Lower 48 US otherwise $6.95 flat rate shipping USPS or $8.95 UPS
Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, PO Box, APO/FPO USPS PRIORITY MAIL
FREE SHIPPING has always been calculated before applying any promo rewards or Gift Certificates are deducted. I think it's also pre-tax so 49.97 + tax isn't free.

No International orders other than Canada. The last few sales, a CA site obstructedviews.com has run a parallel sale of 40-50% off items with lower shipping costs and shipped from within
the borders so faster and no worries about extra customs fees.
DHL Express $23USD Flat Rate
Customs and Brokerage fees added by Delivery Service/Collected at Delivery and are the responsibility of the customer

Sales Tax has been expanded and now required for Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

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. If you have more than one Reward Code ($50 or $10 Criterion Stream reward or others), these do appear to stack since they function essentially like Gift Cards.


All items MSRP $39.99 unless otherwise listed
CRITERION RELEASED SINCE LAST FLASH SALE ENDED
  • Parasite Blu-ray 715515252614 27-Oct-2020
  • Girlfriends Blu-ray 715515249218 10-Nov-2020
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Blu-ray 715515252812 17-Nov-2020
  • Moonstruck Blu-ray 715515253017 17-Nov-2020
  • The Irishman Blu-ray 715515253215 24-Nov-2020
  • Essential Fellini Blu-ray 715515252515 24-Nov-2020 $250

CRITERION RELEASED AFTER NOV 2020 B&N SALE
  • Crash Blu-ray 715515253611 1-Dec-2020
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves Blu-ray 715515252010 8-Dec-2020
  • Mouchette Blu-ray 715515253819 8-Dec-2020
  • Amores Perros Blu-ray 715515253413 15-Dec-2020
  • Three Films by Luis Bu˝uel Blu-ray 715515254816 5-Jan-2020 $100
  • Minding the Gap Blu-ray 715515254212 12-Jan-2020
  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Blu-ray 715515254410 19-Jan-2020
  • The Ascent Blu-ray 715515254618 26-Jan-2020
  • The Parallax View Blu-ray 715515254915 9-Feb-2021
  • Mandabi Blu-ray 715515255110 16-Feb-2021
  • Smooth Talk Blu-ray 715515255714 23-Feb-2021
  • Chop Shop Blu-ray 715515255516 23-Feb-2021
  • Man Push Cart Blu-ray 715515255318 23-Feb-2021

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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS


Yup if you aren’t broke or your shelves aren’t too full.
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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

Live and Slow -- SOP
Got my order in -- I was delayed 90 seconds at the front so it took an extra 20+ minutes to get my order in. Normally I can preload the cart at 11am ET and as soon as the prices change, click through and be
done before the clock hits 12:01.

For the Canadians -- there is an Obstructed View 45% off sale somewhat underway. It sounds like there is a queue to get into the sale (over 700 at last message) and the stock is spotty at best.
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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

Done by 12:02.
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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

Got The Parallax View, Amores Perros, and Essential Fellini. Used the $10 Criterion Channel sent me the other day to bring the cost down a bit. I'm done for this sale.
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Yeah, site is a bit slow, and crashed on my three times (twice on checkout, gonna have to make sure I didn't pay 3x), but I'm in and out
Amores Perros
Parasite
Videodrome

I'm flush with cash at the moment, and was tempted to just empty my want list, but then I remembered it's good to keep a few of those around, for when you buy two discs at the sale but need a third to get the free shipping.
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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

I just finished my order a couple minutes ago and actually found the site surprisingly fairly snappy. Got

The Parallax View
Jabberwocky
I Wanna Hold Your Hand

and used my $10 Criterion Channel coupon too.
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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

Unobstructed View is also doing this, so we Canadians are not completely shut out. As usual, they're not doing 50% off, but did up it to 45% off, vs the past sales at 40% off.

Now I see hariseldon has already posted this info. And, yes, it took me just over an hour to get onto the website, and I did see that a lot of items were OOS.

I picked up:

A Taste of Honey
Betty Blue
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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

Everything I want is out of stock 🙄
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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

Already got a shipment notice.
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My order is "being packed for shipment."
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Re: CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS

Yeah, I've learned from past flash sales. Got in on it in the first 10 minutes, snagged Amores Perros, Crash, Parallax View, and Smooth Talk. Had three or four broken pages; nevertheless, I persisted. Finally got the confirmation. Shipped quickly!
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My order arrived today. Beautiful.
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Wow. Good on you. Mine didn't ship till yesterday, so I'm doubting I'll see 'em before next week. I could totally sit down for Amores Perros tomorrow night, haven't seen it in ages.

(I once went to see it at a Latino Film Festival, a 35mm print, but the projector overheated less than 30 minutes in and we all got refunds. I didn't want my money back. I wanted to see Amores Perros in 35, dammit!!)
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Originally Posted by dex14
My order arrived today. Beautiful.
Mine arrived today too -- I'm impressed. What a difference from the Warner's 4 for $44 sales that take forever to fulfill. I did place my order within the first couple of hours so I suppose that helped.

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