Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Shopping Discussions > DVD Bargains
Reload this Page >

The Life Aquatic 2-disc Criterion $14.99 aft. $5 rebate @ FYE

DVD Bargains Post and Discuss DVD Related Bargains including DVD Clubs

The Life Aquatic 2-disc Criterion $14.99 aft. $5 rebate @ FYE

Old 04-26-05, 05:59 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 772
The Life Aquatic 2-disc Criterion $14.99 aft. $5 rebate @ FYE

http://shop.fye.com/product.aspx?sku=40710846&loc=57625

They have two listings for this title, but this one has the 2-disc artwork, while the other doesn't. $15.00 for a 2-disc Criterion beats the best price DVD Price Search can come up with (DVD Box Office @ $19.16).

I have heard complaints about their rebate reliability (Archway?), but YMMV.
phraseturner is offline  
Old 04-26-05, 09:28 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hawkeye Country
Posts: 2,417
I will probably pass on this. If you look at the rebate form, item #3 states:

To receive your mail-in-rebate:
Send: ... 3. Original UPC bar code symbol from the package ...

I'm assuming that means you have to cut out the UPC from the cover art. Definitely not worth it to me.
Numes is offline  
Old 04-26-05, 09:59 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,263
Originally Posted by Numes
To receive your mail-in-rebate:
Send: ... 3. Original UPC bar code symbol from the package ...

I'm assuming that means you have to cut out the UPC from the cover art. Definitely not worth it to me.
Here we go...
SFranke is offline  
Old 04-26-05, 10:40 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NYC
Posts: 17,018
Originally Posted by SFranke
Here we go...
Some people don't like messing up their cases to save $5. You sound like you don't have a problem with it. People have different preferences... no need to post something condescending.
Breakfast with Girls is offline  
Old 04-26-05, 10:49 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hawkeye Country
Posts: 2,417
Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
Some people don't like messing up their cases to save $5. You sound like you don't have a problem with it. People have different preferences... no need to post something condescending.
Thank You! My DVD collection is more than just a bunch of movies, it is a collection. If I just wanted the movie, I could obtain the movie by other means. I like to own the original DVD, and I don't want to half to ruin it (yes the cover art/case/insert is part of the DVD IMO).

I'm as thrifty as anyone else out there when it comes to finding the best prices on DVD's, but I'm not going sacrifice the condition of the DVD for a "bargain".
Numes is offline  
Old 04-26-05, 11:03 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
JackBurton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,052
I purposely tear and maim my dvd packages to give them pesonality and make my collection unique.



jk
JackBurton is offline  
Old 04-26-05, 11:11 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 628
In my experience, FYE always accepts the price sticker off the shrinkwrap for rebates, since it includes a copy of the UPC. So package mutilation shouldn't be necessary here.
GHackmann is offline  
Old 04-26-05, 11:35 PM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 92
Originally Posted by GHackmann
In my experience, FYE always accepts the price sticker off the shrinkwrap for rebates, since it includes a copy of the UPC. So package mutilation shouldn't be necessary here.
Except that web orders won't necessarily have price stickers on the shrinkwrap.
sleep is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 02:49 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,632
Since this is a Disney release, a lot of the times they have an extra UPC on the case over the original UPC. It was like this on Shall We Dance, Ladder 49, and Bambi, because I mailed in the sticker UPC (I too don't like ruining my cases). It wouldn't surprise me at all if there is a sticker UPC instead.

Also, another good FYE find. There is a 10% coupon code available: SOMETHINGTOBE In addition to ordering Life Aquatic, I went ahead and ordered Scrubs at $31.99 which also comes with a $7 rebate. So 31.99+19.99-10%=46.78-12 (rebate)=34.78 for season 1 of Scrubs and Life Aquatic with free shipping.
dcprules is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 03:40 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
ben12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Where I live?
Posts: 2,781
Originally Posted by dcprules
Since this is a Disney release, a lot of the times they have an extra UPC on the case over the original UPC.
Except it's not a Disney release. It's a Criterion release.
ben12 is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 03:45 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: SC
Posts: 1,867
I have found that scanning the UPC, printing it out on glossy paper, and then taping it to an index card works. It looks like the real thing because of the gloss and thickness of the paper.
cynthia is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 07:08 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,096
Check this thread for info on FYE rebates. You should still be able to use the upc security sticker if there is one.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=390293
basaro is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 08:05 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,263
Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
Some people don't like messing up their cases to save $5. You sound like you don't have a problem with it. People have different preferences... no need to post something condescending.
I posted in reference to the hundreds and hundreds of posts regarding FYE rebates and UPCs, not someone's decision to cut the coverart. Nothing condescending about my post: I just don't want to see the thread deteriorate into "You can use the store sales sticker." "But that's not the UPC!" "True, but FYE will accept it." "I don't believe you! I won't get my rebate." "I've done it before. Trust me." "Really?" "Yeah." "Well, has ANYONE ELSE done it before?" Ad absurdum.

Last edited by SFranke; 04-27-05 at 08:21 AM.
SFranke is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 09:51 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,096
Originally Posted by SFranke
I posted in reference to the hundreds and hundreds of posts regarding FYE rebates and UPCs, not someone's decision to cut the coverart. Nothing condescending about my post: I just don't want to see the thread deteriorate into "You can use the store sales sticker." "But that's not the UPC!" "True, but FYE will accept it." "I don't believe you! I won't get my rebate." "I've done it before. Trust me." "Really?" "Yeah." "Well, has ANYONE ELSE done it before?" Ad absurdum.
Yeah, but c'mon! It's not like anyone could've understood your vague comment without prior knowledge of those rebates, in which case they wouldn't be asking. All your post did is propagate more discussion about what you were griping about.

If you had posted a link or some info about the rebates, you wouldn't have had to defend your post.
basaro is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 10:19 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
speedy1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: In a small pocket universe hoping to someday become a Moderator Emeritus at DVDTalk.com!
Posts: 9,381
Originally Posted by GHackmann
In my experience, FYE always accepts the price sticker off the shrinkwrap for rebates, since it includes a copy of the UPC. So package mutilation shouldn't be necessary here.

What he said.

I think (but not absolutely sure) that they'll accept the packing list from orders placed on the web.
speedy1961 is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 10:22 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 520
Originally Posted by SFranke
I posted in reference to the hundreds and hundreds of posts regarding FYE rebates and UPCs, not someone's decision to cut the coverart. Nothing condescending about my post: I just don't want to see the thread deteriorate into "You can use the store sales sticker." "But that's not the UPC!" "True, but FYE will accept it." "I don't believe you! I won't get my rebate." "I've done it before. Trust me." "Really?" "Yeah." "Well, has ANYONE ELSE done it before?" Ad absurdum.
I got it.
brooke789 is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 06:58 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lighten up, Francis! (Funland)
Posts: 26,856
If you have the store nearby, just get a price sticker from them. They'd given them to me for rebate purposes.
Buford T Pusser is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 07:01 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lighten up, Francis! (Funland)
Posts: 26,856
Since shipping is about $2 what are the chances the store will have the same price on a pre-order? Anyone tried?
Buford T Pusser is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 11:29 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
If FYE has this kinda deal it'll probably be $14.99 at Best Buy on release day.
PopcornTreeCt is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 11:49 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lighten up, Francis! (Funland)
Posts: 26,856
From $33? Ya think so?
Buford T Pusser is offline  
Old 04-27-05, 11:51 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: TN
Posts: 1,326
Wouldn't be a bad deal for a Criterion even without the rebate except they charge sales tax for my state which in addition to shipping eats up the $5. Thanks for posting it anyway.
Subgeniusguy is offline  
Old 04-28-05, 01:11 AM
  #22  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 536
I really dont like mail in rebates. Just not worth the wait to me. I bet someone will have something close to it without the hassle once we get close to release.
Comfort Eagle is offline  
Old 04-28-05, 02:30 AM
  #23  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
JackBurton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,052
Can we expect prices on this dvd to drop to nothing in the future like Royal Tenenbaums CC?
JackBurton is offline  
Old 04-28-05, 05:55 PM
  #24  
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 18
There's a single disk edition and a two-disk set, both being released by Criterion. I'm sure all the rental houses will be getting the single disk set. That edition will drop in price as soon as the rental houses pull that title.

There was only one edition of Chassing Amy and Royal Tenenbums, so the price of those are pretty low on today's used market.
f5seth is offline  
Old 04-28-05, 05:59 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Great Basin
Posts: 1,566
Originally Posted by ben12
Except it's not a Disney release. It's a Criterion release.
Just like Royal Tennebaums, Criterion did the dvd, but Disney/Buena Vista is distrubuting it. Thats why you can get it for $20 before rebate.
uli2000 is offline  

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.