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Old 05-25-05, 04:30 PM
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B2G1 Free at B&N 5/24 - 6/30

Barnes & Nobles B&M has got B2G1F going on right now until 6/30. This is slightly better than the Borders B3G1F sale, and if you have their Members card, you can get an additional 10% off, which would just sweeten the deal.

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Old 05-25-05, 04:54 PM
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in store or on-line?
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B & M means Brick and Mortar which means in store.
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B & N means Barnes and Nobles which he clearly stated in the thread and the tites...
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wonder how much chappelle show season 2 and seinfeld season 4 are there
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check out the website
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Originally Posted by Krayzie
wonder how much chappelle show season 2 and seinfeld season 4 are there

Hold on let me run to my store and find that out for you. I'm a fast runner.
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Old 05-25-05, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by benfiltness
check out the website
... a couple of things:

a.) the sale runs through 6/30 (not 5/30 as in title)
b.) the prices on the B&N website may (or may not) be different from the B&M store prices
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the prices in the stores are usually full retail. Sometimes they have small discounts. The prices on the website are often far better.
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Originally Posted by benfiltness
B & N means Barnes and Nobles which he clearly stated in the thread and the tites...
First sentence says Barnes & Nobles B&M, which I assume means brick and mortar stores.
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Good luck finding a decent deal. I would never buy a dvd from B&N stores with what they charge. The prices instore and on the website are different btw.
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I guess the deal doesn't apply to books? I'd probably be all over that.
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Originally Posted by DVD King
Good luck finding a decent deal. I would never buy a dvd from B&N stores with what they charge. The prices instore and on the website are different btw.
Yeah. I can't imagine they would manage to sell well if they were to charge full price online.
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Old 05-26-05, 12:37 AM
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I work at a B&N. DVD Box Sets are normally 10% off full retail, so the best deal likely is for members who buy 2 box sets and get 1 free with the 10% off box sets and the 10% membership discount.
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Boxsets get atleast an additional 10% off (if over $39.99 or 3 disks I believe) -- so if you include 10% member discount with the 3 for 2 and previous additional 10% for boxsets = atleast 40-46% (per DVD or boxset). Sometimes the "additional" discount is also applied to some non-boxset DVD's and the boxsets may be even more off.

The benefit here is: instant gratification and you do not have to wait for a supposed sale, you can check for floaters and you know it will be in stock (you can actually see and touch it

IMHO - my 2-cents.

BTW - I actually got some stuff the last time they had one a year or 2 ago - got some limited ed, hard to find - like the Galactica Cylon mask set.

The problem I had was does the store I am in have what I want to make the 3 for 2 work right (equal priced sets or close enough).
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I wish it was online as well, I got a $100 gift card which appears I'll never get to use it, the prices are ridiculous for the most part unless it's the first week. Even then it's usually nothing great.
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I knew this wasn't a great deal, but I figured it was better than the Border's deal for Criterions (possibly).

$29.95 titles = $19.97 each (not as good as dvdplanet, but instant gratification)
$39.95 titles = $26.63 each (same as above)

The box sets make the biggest difference, because as forumsmv said, they're marked 10% off, so a $79.95 set would only be $71.95.

$71.95 box sets = $49.97 each (which is better than dvdplanet by a couple of dollars)
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Boxsets get atleast an additional 10% off (if over $39.99 or 3 disks I believe) -- so if you include 10% member discount with the 3 for 2 and previous additional 10% for boxsets = atleast 40-46% (per DVD or boxset).

I picked up Newsradio, Seinfeld 4 and Cheers 5, and it came out about $9 cheaper than it would have cost me from Amazon. I do have the member discount, though.

Last year when they ran the sale, the clerks ordered a bunch of stuff in for me - they usually only have more recent boxed sets on the shelves, but if you want an older one, they might be able to get it sent to the store for you.
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
I knew this wasn't a great deal, but I figured it was better than the Border's deal for Criterions (possibly).

$29.95 titles = $19.97 each (not as good as dvdplanet, but instant gratification)
$39.95 titles = $26.63 each (same as above)

The box sets make the biggest difference, because as forumsmv said, they're marked 10% off, so a $79.95 set would only be $71.95.

$71.95 box sets = $49.97 each (which is better than dvdplanet by a couple of dollars)
You know, that's not bad at all, for some reason I forget Criterion MSRP was only $39.95. For $26.63 it's slightly lower than ddd.com's prices so I'll definitely stop in sometime this week and pick some up.
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Originally Posted by Digital Groove
You know, that's not bad at all, for some reason I forget Criterion MSRP was only $39.95. For $26.63 it's slightly lower than ddd.com's prices so I'll definitely stop in sometime this week and pick some up.
Well, dvdplanet always has their $39.95 Criterions at 35% off, which makes them $25.96, with no tax in my state, and you get free shipping over $25.00. So the only "cheapest" option at B&N is the Criterion box sets as far as I can tell, but I'm gonna hold off for a certain sale where they'll be around 45 bucks each.
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Last year when they ran the sale, the clerks ordered a bunch of stuff in for me - they usually only have more recent boxed sets on the shelves, but if you want an older one, they might be able to get it sent to the store for you.
Just a note that two studios aren't participating. I don't work in Music, though, so I don't recall which ones they are. That stock should have been removed and I don't think it's even available for order for the duration of the promotion.
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Well, I know I'm getting taken for a couple dollars but I won a $100 gift card from my school and I was waiting for a good sale to use it up since their prices are so high.
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I think this is a good deal. I did some research before I went to the local B&N and I got what I think is a pretty good deal. Got the following :

Criterions: Price After Discounts Best On-Line
Divorce Italian Style $39.99 $21.59 Plus Tax $25.97
Ikiru $39.99 $21.59 Plus Tax $25.97
Rules Of The Game $39.99 $21.59 Plus Tax $25.97

Mamma Roma $39.99 $21.59 Plus Tax $25.97
V:The Complete Series $39.99 $21.59 Plus Tax $28.87
Tracy & Hepburn Sig Series $39.99 $21.59 Plus Tax $28.78

Totals $239.94 $136.04 With Tax $161.53

Which makes it a savings of $25.49 better than the best online offers.

This is with the 10 percent multi disk discount, 10 percent members discount and the buy 2 get one free (33 percent discount).

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The above is suppose to be in three columns. The listed price, the discounted price and the best price online.

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For those of you interested but too lazy to do the math.

This is with the 10 percent multi-disk discount, 10 percent members discount, and the buy 2 get 1 free (33 percent) discount.

If you buy 3 items (box sets or Criterions) That Are priced at $30 at B&N, You will end up paying a price of 18.00 plus tach each.
Examples:
Land Of The Lost S3 $30
Criterions
I Vitelloni $30
Tokyo Drifter $30
Youth Of The Beast $30

If you buy 3 items (box sets or Criterions) that are priced at $40 at B&N, you will end up paying a price of 21.60 plus tax for each.
Some examples:
Lost In Space S2V1 $40
Lost In space S2V2 $40
Land Of the Lost S1 $40
MacGyver S1 & S2 $40
The Waltons S1 $40
Criterions:
8 1/2 $40
F For Fake n $40
In the Moof For Love $40
L'eclisse $40
La Strada $40
Story Of Floating Weeds $40

If you buy 3 items that are priced $50, you will end up paying $27 plus tax each.
Examples:
Have Gun Will Travel S1 And S2 $50
Little House on the Prairie $50
Roswell S2 and S3 $50
That 70's Show S2 $50
John Wayne Legendary Heroes Colection $50

If you buy 3 at $60, you will pay 32.40 plus tax each.
Examples:
Angel all Seasons $60ea
Buffy The Vampire Slayer All Seasons $60ea
Marx Brothers Collection $60

3 at $70 = $37.80 plus tax each.
Examples:
Stargate SG1 All Seasons $70
Classic Comedies Clloection $69.00

3 at $80 = $43.20 plus tax each.
Examples:
Lost In Space S1 $80
Controversial Classics $80
Shaka Zulu $80

3 at $90 = $48.60 plus tax each.
EXamples:
Shogun $90
Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (6) $90
I Claudius $90

3 at $100 = $54.00 plus tax each
Examples:
Bogart Collection (5) $100
Alien Quad $100
Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection $100

I would suggest you look some of these up on the web to see that alot of them are a realy good price at this sale.
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