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Old 11-11-05, 02:40 PM
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DDD 20% Off Sale Nov. 11-19 - Thread II

THREAD #II

MovieExchange has written up a nice little FAQ which you will find below, that should give you all some information and hopefully prevent the new folks from making threads and then feel bad because the veterans get on your case about making a thread.

Asking when the next sale will be is frowned upon. If you're a current customer of DDD, you will receive an email when the sale starts. If you're a subscriber of the DVD Talk newsletter, you will also get an email when the sale starts. Your best bet though is to watch the Bargains forum, because when it happens, you'll know. You will see a thread, and it grows, VERY quickly. You may also see or hear it advertised on local AM radio stations, and/or even national newspapers.

The sale usually happens twice a year and runs for a week and a half to two weeks. The last one was in June, the one before that was November of last year, but there's never any guarantee that it will take place. We don't get an official post until the day of or the day before the sale.

The 20% is taken off their current list price. Some newer items (for example, Sopranos season 5 during the last sale) are bumped up a few bucks beforehand, but the 20% off still makes for a great deal. You CANNOT use the coupon codes on pre-orders.

There are many different codes to use at checkout for the sale. There's a code for DVD Talk, as well as several others. When the sale kicks off, there will be a thread with people listing all the codes.

Each code can only be used once. You can use multiple codes, on multiple orders. The best bet is to build up a large order instead of ordering things as you think about them.

Another tip is to build your wish list in advance. Look what is on sale at the B&M's the week of the DDD sale, and DDD will usually match (on their webpage) the price, which you then will get an additional 20% off.

If you need DVD Suggestions you can always check out DVD Talk's Highest Rated DVDs (each have a handy link to DDD at the bottom
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/list....ll&NReviews=50
coupon codes:

DVDTALK
SUPERSALE
NYTIMES
DD11
DVDSALE
ESPN
USATODAY
USWEEKLY
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Old 11-11-05, 02:43 PM
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DVD : MARTIN SCORSESE COLLECTION, $26.09 In-stock
DVD : MATRIX-ULTIMATE COLLECTION? $31.19 In-stock
Total for this Order: $57.28

i can't find quick change :cry:
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Order #1 for da wife and kids:

Quantity Item # Description Price
Status
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1 BVD039878 DVD : ALIAS-4TH SEASON $ 30.31
In-stock
1 BVD040669 DVD : ICE PRINCESS (WS) $ 16.91
In-stock
1 FXD026089 DVD : OFFICE SPACE (WS/SE) $ 11.50
In-stock
1 FXD027343 DVD : ROSWELL-3RD SEASON $ 32.91
In-stock
1 PRD033047 DVD : ITALIAN JOB, THE (2003/WS) $ 7.48
In-stock
1 PRD045394 DVD : BRADY BUNCH-4TH SEASON $ 23.04
In-stock
1 WBD038951 DVD : PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (WS) $ 9.50
In-stock
1 WBD070477 DVD : O.C-2ND SEASON $ 38.63
In-stock
1 WBD076677 DVD : BATMAN BEGINS (2D/SE) $ 17.99
In-stock

Merchandise Total: $ 188.27
Tax: $ .00
Shipping & Processing: $ .00

Total for this Order: $ 188.27
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Originally Posted by costanza
DVD : MARTIN SCORSESE COLLECTION, $26.09 In-stock
DVD : MATRIX-ULTIMATE COLLECTION? $31.19 In-stock
Total for this Order: $57.28

i can't find quick change :cry:
Quick Change isn't due out until February I believe.
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Look at Sam Walton, was a mega-billionaire, but he still drove a beat up pickup truck.
Exactly. This is definitely off topic, but for the people out there that have pre-conceived notions of "rich people", I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of The Millionaire Next Door. You can probably find it pretty cheap at Amazon, etc. A quick read, darn entertaining, and you'll learn some interesting facts and stats.


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i can't find quick change :cry:
Yes, DDD doesn't seem to carry that for some reason.



Why is it that we've now had 2 threads and neither one has the actual codes posted in the first post? People coming to this thread are going to have no clue how to take the 20% off.
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I finally got confirmation on the order I placed this morning - only "ULTRAVIOLET" was missing. Grrr. I don't want to re-order and get 2 copies, and I tried calling customer service and it just rings and rings.
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Originally Posted by bboisvert
Why is it that we've now had 2 threads and neither one has the actual codes posted in the first post? People coming to this thread are going to have no clue how to take the 20% off.
I can't help that, but I can at least put them on the first page:

Originally Posted by Shagrath
While the code(s) don't work yet, they are active in the system. If you place some items in your card, and put in a valid coupon code, it will take, but won't give any discount. If you put in an invalid code, it will give you the message "You have entered an invalid promotion code, try again.".

The valid codes I have found (most used in the last sale) are:

DD11
DVDSALE
DVDTALK
ESPN
SUPERSALE
USWEEKLY
USATODAY

I'm sure there are others that will work as well, but that should get us started tonight/tomorrow.

EDIT: Found another code (SUPERSALE)
PRICESEARCH should be good (from dvdps)

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It seems I post only to report what I buy during these sales. But I would like to say that I read DVD TALK all the time, and thanks to all for the great suggestions!

HOOP DREAMS (CRITERION) $16.91
SIMPSONS-5TH SEASON $23.91
SIMPSONS-6TH SEASON $25.80
KEN BURNS-BASEBALL $86.40
THE DECALOGUE $38.38
THE VINTAGE EROTICA COLLECTION $28.78
AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS COLLECTORS $25.91
HONEYMOONERS-CLASSIC 39 EPISODES $23.04
AMERICAN SPLENDOR $6.43
SHANE $6.22
WERNER HERZOG COLLECTION (6D) $33.59
THE HERZOG/KINSKI COLLECTION $33.59
LEGENDARY JERRY COLLECTION $21.35
ULTRAVIOLET $12.96

Order Total:$383.27

The promotional discount on this order was: $95.85
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Wow, the amount of movies being purchased by some can be considered a ready-made-collection for some people. Its interesting to read what people are buying, there are some buying things I would take if given free and others have given me ideas of buying something I would not thought of, but must try to resist.

Also FYI, anyone thinking of purchasing Looney Toons Golden Collection Vol-1 or Vol-2, they are available at Costco (B&M) for ~$27 + tax.

Is FireFly - Complete series a good blind buy?
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wonder why I cant find ducktales and rescue rangers at DDD
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Originally Posted by Dirty Dupe
AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS COLLECTORS $25.91
Oooohh... good call. That's like $1 per special.
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Originally Posted by bboisvert
Why is it that we've now had 2 threads and neither one has the actual codes posted in the first post? People coming to this thread are going to have no clue how to take the 20% off.
PRICESEARCH should be good (from dvdps)
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Originally Posted by mr_jbloggs
Is FireFly - Complete series a good blind buy?
Firefly is a GREAT blind buy. Unlike any other series really. I love it.
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Originally Posted by mr_jbloggs
Is FireFly - Complete series a good blind buy?
Um, yeah. I would say so. And so will a lot of others.
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Originally Posted by mr_jbloggs
Is FireFly - Complete series a good blind buy?
Absolutely -- I don't think I've found a single person yet who has watched the DVD set and not fallen in love with it. Including family members who don't like "sci-fi".

It's a bit of a sci-fi/western hybrid, but with great, well-rounded characters. There is an intentional attempt to avoid the "alien of the week/bumpy head" syndrome that seems to afflict much of recent sci-fi TV.
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wonder why I cant find ducktales and rescue rangers at DDD
Because none of us have been able to and it's really annoying. I have no idea why DDD is not carrying them or hiding them.
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In the same vein. I like Firefly, not much else Sci-Fi. How is Battlestar Galatica (the new series) as a blind buy?
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In the same vein. I like Firefly, not much else Sci-Fi. How is Battlestar Galatica (the new series) as a blind buy?
Not a bad choice. It's all about the characters!
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Asked once and got nothing, I placed my order last night and it still hasn't shipped. Should I worry or is it just becuase of all traffic
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Originally Posted by ReservoirDog45
Asked once and got nothing, I placed my order last night and it still hasn't shipped. Should I worry or is it just becuase of all traffic
If you haven't gotten an email confirmation, worry a little bit and go see it if it in your order history. If it hasn't shipped yet, don't worry.
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Reservoir - did you get conformation? Does it show up in your order status?

Mine shows up and both but hasn't shipped yet. Not sure why it didn't ship today, I splurged for two-day shipping. But I'm not worried.
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Battlestar Galactica is great, but it's not lighthearted at all. It's a very serious show.
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=17875
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I finally got confirmation on the order I placed this morning - only "ULTRAVIOLET" was missing. Grrr. I don't want to re-order and get 2 copies, and I tried calling customer service and it just rings and rings.

Just got through. It would appear they can no longer GET "Ultraviolet" so anyone who has ordered it is SOL. They are going to take it off the site shortly.
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Originally Posted by jeffrey r
Because none of us have been able to and it's really annoying. I have no idea why DDD is not carrying them or hiding them.
I don't know if this has already been done, but you may want to e-mail them and request that they add those titles. I did that once in the past and they actually did add whatever I requested.
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Originally Posted by arsmith7
Reservoir - did you get conformation? Does it show up in your order status?

Mine shows up and both but hasn't shipped yet. Not sure why it didn't ship today, I splurged for two-day shipping. But I'm not worried.
Yes it did and yes it does. I too payed for faster shipping as was curious why they haven't shipped yet, none of them are backordered
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