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Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

$10 coupons went out to Criterion Channel subscribers, which usually indicates the 50% off Flash sale is the following week. The sale will likely start Tuesday at noon eastern and last for 24 hours.
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

Starts today at noon eastern.
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Old 10-17-23, 12:39 PM
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

Safari kept logging me out and wouldn't allow me to add any items to my shopping cart. I switched to Firefox, and it worked perfectly.

Picked up:
- Videodrome 4K
- Walkabout 4K
- The Princess Bride 4K
- The Trial 4K
- Don't Look Now 4K
- Gomorrah blu-ray
- Todd Browning Sideshow Shockers set blu-ray
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

I put in a small order with Princess Bride, Time Bandits, Fisher King and Branded to Kill. I'm pretty caught up with their 4k collection at this point. I probably could have held off some from the last BN sale and gotten them here since I didn't really need them right away and could have collected more points.
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Old 10-17-23, 02:03 PM
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

So I guess it's officially up to $75 for the free shipping now, huh? Carefully arranged my purchases (since I'm kinda unemployed right now) to get just over the threshold.

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True Stories
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

I'm being much more selective about buying these days, but I did take this opportunity to use a couple $10 codes and upgraded For All Mankind to 4K.
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

prices would be fair if it wasn't for tax & shipping.
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

Shipping is free with orders $75 or more. (If thatís more than you want to spend, I get it, and at least you wonít have to wait long for the Barnes and Noble sale with its lower threshold.)

I wasnít charged tax here in SC; maybe thatís a state by state thing for Criterion?
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

I got free shipping and my order was less than $75. Had a $10 credit from the Citizen Kane replacement disc last year.. Got the Tod Browning collection, and upgraded Kurosawa's Dreams to 4K from the BD (which I still have yet to see..)
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

Free shipping is $75, but how the $75 is calculated isn't straightforward.
It's neither related to MSRP or the 50% Sale Price and doesn't involve sales tax. The large majority of states that have sales tax are now collected by Criterion -- I think there are only 2-3 holdouts left
apparently including SC

2 4K titles will get FS -- $49.95 more or less. The cheapest combinations I could find to get FS is around $47

The $75 appears to be calculated based on normal Criterion Website prices -- mostly approx 20% off MSRP so 2 4K titles are normally around $80 and qualify for FS.
The odd thing is that the 'increase' in FS is actually lower than the prior $50 threshhold which was based on actual Cart Price pretax.
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Shipping is free with orders $75 or more. (If thatís more than you want to spend, I get it, and at least you wonít have to wait long for the Barnes and Noble sale with its lower threshold.)

I wasnít charged tax here in SC; maybe thatís a state by state thing for Criterion?
It's a state by state thing for everyone. Some states have no sales tax, and the "new" law sets a minimum threshold on sales in a given state before the retailer has to collect tax. I personally think it's unfair to have to pay BOTH tax AND shipping. Unfair to the retailer also.
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

I loathe paying shipping fees too, but I'm curious as to why it's "unfair". Sales tax is sales tax, but you pay that whether you buy online or walk in the store. Then if the retailer has to take the additional step of packaging the item and shipping it to you (which is not a free service the USPS provides, I might add), why should it be expected that the retailer shoulder the cost?
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

I donít get why shipping fees are taxed. Thatís always irked me.
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

They’re serious about orders being final when placed. I noticed that I somehow had two copies of Metropolitan just after finalizing my order. Emailed immediately and the response was, sorry, too late.
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Re: Criterion Flash Sale - October 2023

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
I wasn’t charged tax here in SC; maybe that’s a state by state thing for Criterion?
Looks like you have to exceed $100,000 in annual sales in SC for remote sellers to collect tax: https://dor.sc.gov/remotesellers

I guess that's why Criterion doesn't collect tax in SC: https://www.criterion.com/faq/orders

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