DVD Bargains Post and Discuss DVD Related Bargains including DVD Clubs

Amazon: How to get one X-Files season for $45

Old 04-21-05, 03:48 AM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 14
Amazon: How to get one X-Files season for $45

Hello all, I am relatively new to the forums (I have posted replies a few times), so I apologize if this has already been mentioned. I needed to pick up two seasons (2 and 3) of "The X-Files" to complete my collection. Though I would have liked to get in on the "Fox 50% Off" sale, which would have given me both seasons for ~$85, I went about getting these sets through Amazon for ~$90.

I simply signed up for the Amazon Platinum Visa card, which gave me $30 off of my first purchase. As soon as I was approved (took ~2 minutes), I purchased "The X-Files, Season 2" for $74.99 - $30.00 = $44.99. I also had my parents sign up for a card, so I picked up season 3 for the same price. So my total for both seasons was $44.99 x 2 = $89.98. Once the sets arrive, I could close the Visa account(s) if I desire.

Additionally, because I live in California I am not charged sales tax, and even when using the free ground shipping method (the only option I ever use), my items usually arrive in ~2 days since their distribution center is in a neighboring state.

I know this is not as easy as purchasing everything at once from the FoxStore, but for those of you (and me!) that wanted to pick up only one or two sets, this does not seem like a bad option. Let me know what you think.
searspsycho is offline  
Old 04-21-05, 10:12 AM
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 9,863
It requires getting the credit card - which isn't always the easiest thing to do for some people. If it works for you, cool, but it isn't really a "bargain" per se.

Also FYI, the card gives you points for charging with it which lead to subsequent $25 gift certificate codes which Amazon snail mail to you.
rfduncan is offline  
Old 04-21-05, 10:23 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 270
Not to threadcrap, but this is not a specific deal for X-Files. Signing up for the credit card gets one $30 off anything.
guessed is offline  
Old 04-21-05, 12:28 PM
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,790
signing up for credit cards and cancelling isn't a good thing for your credit rating.
Dabaomb is offline  
Old 04-21-05, 02:33 PM
Defunct Account
John Sinnott's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 5,920
Opening and cancelling isn't so bad, but having a lot of open accounts can hurt.
John Sinnott is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.