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Old 07-02-21, 04:49 PM
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

1/2 the discs I ordered on July 1 with the discount code are in transit. I should receive Saturday or Tuesday.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Got a few more online.

Deep Cover pre-order

All that Jazz


Not Criterion, but 50% off Arrow

I got Tremors 4K and The Last Starfighter


I'm done that's all for me.
Old 07-03-21, 03:58 PM
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Picked up:
The Human Condition
Defending Your Life
A Man Escaped
will grab Mirror and Deep Cover when they're both available. That's probably it this time around.
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Went to two different B&N stores today. Found most of what I was looking for, minus the Wong Kar-Wai set, as I was looking for one without the spider-wrap security devices on them.

Picked up:

The Complete Jacques Tati
Crash
I Married A Witch
The Irishman
Nightmare Alley
Pickup On South Street


If I find the Wong Kar-Wai set and pick-up a few of the July releases (Deep Cover, Mirror), I should have everything I want from the sale.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Picked up
Memories of a Murder
Moonstruck
Fast Times at Ridgemont High


Would have bought Defending Your Life but it wasn't in stock.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Originally Posted by Decker
Would have bought Defending Your Life but it wasn't in stock.
I've had it from VUDU for some time but I'm thinking of paying full price on AMZN or DD. One of my favorite movies.

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Old 07-05-21, 03:57 AM
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Picked up Pariah and the Marlon Riggs box set. Might go back for Deep Cover when it's released.
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I've been trying to find the Wong Kar-Wai set locally, for In-Store Pick-Up.

All the stores that show it in-stock for pick-up, when I try to finish my order online, it updates to unavailable
Old 07-05-21, 11:31 AM
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^ they probably had someone call in and put it on hold.
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^ they probably had someone call in and put it on hold.
I was thinking that and/or each store's inventory just not being correct.

One of the stores that showed the item in-stock, I visited yesterday and they couldn't find it.

I ended up deciding to pursue the older DVDs, after thinking more about the overall set, as I only am missing (4) of the films in it.
Old 07-06-21, 04:13 PM
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

I am not a criterion collector, but finally buckled and got Sid & Nancy, which I have never owned but probably rented on a weekly basis when I was 18 LOL
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Finally gave in and bought Vampyr as I needed something new for Sept 30th.
Old 07-09-21, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Decker
Well shit. That's the only reason I re-upped for the B&N membership. That sucks. I would rather give Amazon my business in that case.
It sucks, but I don't get why that makes it preferable to give business to Amazon?
Old 07-09-21, 01:05 PM
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

If you already have Prime, you get free shipping no matter how small the order. B&N has a minimum for shipping.

But if you're going to order enough from B&N to get free shipping, I'd go with them just to reduce our dependence on Bezos...
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Shipping via UPS on Barnes and Noble takes forever. My 3 discs that I bought shipped on the 3rd and won't arrive until Monday the 12th.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Mine all came within a day. What distribution center did yours come from?
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Originally Posted by Decker
Picked up
Would have bought Defending Your Life but it wasn't in stock.
Originally Posted by TomOpus
I've had it from VUDU for some time but I'm thinking of paying full price on AMZN or DD. One of my favorite movies.
I thought I had it on VUDU but I was mistaken. I went ahead and ordered through DD and got it a few days later. Watching the supplements now. Good stuff. My little brain is swimming.
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Originally Posted by dex14
Mine all came within a day. What distribution center did yours come from?
According to the tracking, Louisville,Kentucky. I guess BN has no West coast shipping facility.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
According to the tracking, Louisville,Kentucky. I guess BN has no West coast shipping facility.
As far as I'm aware they only have one main Warehouse which is the ALLIANCE Ent Shepherdsville, KY warehouse. A year or two ago, BN did start allowing stores to ship some items
directly again like BBY does. Those will depend on the item, somewhat local stock levels, and the packaging can vary wildly from item to item rather than using the standard ALLIANCE Wholesale
style packaging. After years of getting packages only from Shepherdsville I started seeing a few random packages from different locations around the country somewhere in 2019.

I;ve also had pretty good luck during the pandemic restriction calling an individual store and having them ship me an item directly -- last year I got War of the Worlds and Bruce Lee from a semi local
store which had it in stock when it was sold out online and in most other stores. That was when my membership was active and it even gave me the extra 10% off that sale so must have been Summer 2020
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Originally Posted by albert_m
It sucks, but I don't get why that makes it preferable to give business to Amazon?
Punitively. I pay whatever for Amazon Prime, but they give me everything they promised and more. I paid $25 for the B&N membership primarily for the discount on Criterions during their annual sale and not only did I not get my money's worth, I didn't get what was promised to me at the time I paid for the membership. That's bad business practice and I don't want to give them my business unless I have no comparable alterative option.

Speaking of which, Defending Your Life still isn't available online but did come back in stock in my local store, so I bought a copy. Think I'm done for this sale now.
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Old 07-11-21, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Decker
Punitively. I pay whatever for Amazon Prime, but they give me everything they promised and more. I paid $25 for the B&N membership primarily for the discount on Criterions during their annual sale and not only did I not get my money's worth, I didn't get what was promised to me at the time I paid for the membership. That's bad business practice and I don't want to give them my business unless I have no comparable alterative option.
There's no real reason to get a BN Membership anymore. Their book prices are awful too. Um, this might not be a huge thing but the return policy at Amazon is better than BN.
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There's no real reason to get a BN Membership anymore. Their book prices are awful too. Um, this might not be a huge thing but the return policy at Amazon is better than BN.
I think they're both 30 days. Most BN items purchased online can also be returned in store.

BN items with Gift Receipt have 60 day return
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I think they're both 30 days. Most BN items purchased online can also be returned in store.

BN items with Gift Receipt have 60 day return
Did they change this because I thought it used to be 14 days for "media" items?
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Originally Posted by hariseldon
As far as I'm aware they only have one main Warehouse which is the ALLIANCE Ent Shepherdsville, KY warehouse. A year or two ago, BN did start allowing stores to ship some items
directly again like BBY does. Those will depend on the item, somewhat local stock levels, and the packaging can vary wildly from item to item rather than using the standard ALLIANCE Wholesale
style packaging. After years of getting packages only from Shepherdsville I started seeing a few random packages from different locations around the country somewhere in 2019.

I;ve also had pretty good luck during the pandemic restriction calling an individual store and having them ship me an item directly -- last year I got War of the Worlds and Bruce Lee from a semi local
store which had it in stock when it was sold out online and in most other stores. That was when my membership was active and it even gave me the extra 10% off that sale so must have been Summer 2020
Okay, so one central location. But, curious as to why dex14, who lives in the East coast gets his shipment in like a day, but me who lives in California it takes well over a week via UPS. I've ordered from BN before and it's always a slog for merchandise to come to my location.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Okay, so one central location. But, curious as to why dex14, who lives in the East coast gets his shipment in like a day, but me who lives in California it takes well over a week via UPS. I've ordered from BN before and it's always a slog for merchandise to come to my location.
Did Dex14 say where his came from? Plus a bunch is Post Office related and packages routed to different regions follow different protocols. There is the main distribution center, but the NorthEast has always had a different mailing situation for certain items -- i think with the BN HQ being in New York City they still have some unique warehouses there.

I also forget who's a member still and who isn't/ Member often get upgraded shipping, but it's still item and location dependent. Even when I had membership to the Southeast, I've had Priority, First Class, UPS Ground and SurePost/MI seemingly from the same sale.


Originally Posted by sleepyhead55
Did they change this because I thought it used to be 14 days for "media" items?
A year or two ago (maybe around the buyout) I noticed the online and register receipts said 30 days though some of the old pages still said 15 days. Actually for members it was 30 days (or even a little longer according to the Managers) though I never saw that in writing.

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