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Old 02-28-07, 01:08 PM
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Was a no go at the Fenway BB in Boston around 12:45. Tried to get 2 copies of Mystic River - rang up as $20.98. Wanted one for me and one for my folks. No complaints, as I got 6 B1G1F movies last night. Thanks OP - this was a fantabulous deal!
Old 02-28-07, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Wannabe
I think a possible flaw in your argument is that 20th Century Fox DVDs are also included in this "secret" promotion.
Thanks for pointing that out. Whether or not I am correct, I just fail to comprehend that a place like BB would let this "error" go on for so long. It may be true that some stores prevented people from getting the deal, but from the anecdotal reports here and elsewhere, they are few and far between.

It boggles the mind to think that senior management was not aware of this by some time on Monday, at the latest, and that they apparently did not lay down the law to each store manager to prevent this if this was really an error. At the very least, they could have ordered the stores to take the itmes off the shelves until this glitch was fixed. They did not do that, and some reports indicated that some stores actually re-stocked or brought out additional copies of these titles once their displays were depleted.

As to the poster who mentioned these are selling below wholesale, that may have been true, but the reports that Tower DVDs were appearing on the shelves appears to indicate that they bought these titles at a distress sale, and very likely if so, wholesale prices just don't figure into that equation, at all.
Old 02-28-07, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
Mmmmm, sorta. The 300 DVD has a "price" of $9.99, which is what folks who want that and ONLY that will pay. If you buy one at that price, I imagine BB would give you one free (since their ad says you get one free with any DVD purchase). The register might balk, but the floor manager should fix it, particularly if you've got a copy of the ad handy.

But why would you do this? Unless you're looking to get a pair of 300 movie tickets for $10 (which *is* a pretty good deal), you'd probably be better off getting a real movie for $9.99 and one free 300 DVD/ticket.
Or buy two cheap DVDs, $5 max but they probably have some for as low as a penny, and get two free 300 DVDs.

Worse case scenario: for $10 you can get two cheap movies and two 300 sets.
Old 02-28-07, 01:12 PM
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Glad I went last night. Picked up:

Room With a View (blind buy)
Chariots of Fire (blind buy)
True Romance
Shawshank (upgrade)
Heat (upgrade)
Batman Returns
2 300 discs

Searched all over for Bullit and Lost Boys but nowhere to be found

Pretty damn happy with what I got regardless
Old 02-28-07, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by head dvd nut
Hey, if it is dead, let's not have a bunch of whining or complaining about it. Be thankful that it lasted as long as did, and that we were able to get hold of some GREAT deals!!
I agree! Three entire days and then some is a lifetime!! There never was any mention from the powers that be that this would last the entire week and those who thought so were being foolish in the extreme.
Old 02-28-07, 01:13 PM
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Sad to hear that the deal is dead. I had planned on getting Batman and Batman Returns later this evening in Charlottesville, VA, but thanks to this forum, I'm saved a trip. But also thanks to this forum, I scored 14 2-disc Special Edition DVDs for otherwise I would have payed much more. Thanks again to the thread starter, and for all the posters who have kept us updated throughout the sale. It is nice to know that a community like this exists, if only in cyberspace, and that we may help each other out along this crazy path we call collecting DVDs.
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I picked up all the titles I was really interested in (8 total, $37.86 total over 2 days with 2 300 discs). So, I am quite satisfied with what this deal gave me. Any more buying of the remaining titles would have been frivilous spending.

Thanks Guys for the headsup on this!
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SLICK DEALS and FAT WALLET appear to be reporting it dead, as well.
Old 02-28-07, 01:21 PM
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If the B1G1 Free deal is done, I'm glad I got to Best Buy in the 10am hour. It worked then and the cashier even knew about the deal this time.
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Once again, many thanks to tophrman for the original posting of this deal. We'll remember the past 72 hours fondly in months to come.
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
Mmmmm, sorta. The 300 DVD has a "price" of $9.99, which is what folks who want that and ONLY that will pay.
When I went to BB earlier in the week, the cashier thought I was just buying the 2 300 DVDs, when she went for the total it adjusted to $0.00. She hadn't even rung up the other two DVDs I had. She asked me if that was right and I said "Yeah, they're supposed to be free with a DVD purchase." So she printed it a reciept and handed it to me with a total of $0.00. She then went on to do another transaction for the other things I had.

Point is, you might not even have to pay $9.99 (or a cent) for them.

I'm glad I was able to get in on this while I could! I didn't get everything I wanted, but that doesn't matter. Thanks tophrman.

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Old 02-28-07, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by VALUEMAN
As to the poster who mentioned these are selling below wholesale, that may have been true, but the reports that Tower DVDs were appearing on the shelves appears to indicate that they bought these titles at a distress sale, and very likely if so, wholesale prices just don't figure into that equation, at all.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think distribution centers will sticker the product for the retailers - so they can just place the items on the shelf.

My guess is that this pre-stickered inventory, which never belonged to Tower, got shifted to BB.
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Wow, I see that I got in just under the wire. I was there around 12pm-ish EST in Reston, VA and picked up four of the movies.
Old 02-28-07, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by scottp120
I looked at my receipt and the time was 12:36 PM. Grrr!!

I went in at 12:56pm and got Citizen Kane and Bullit and paid $21.33 total....grrrrr. Not bad prices (compared to what their stickers say) but I hate missing paying half that by less than an hour. Should have gone out there earlier this week, but did not have the time.
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Methinks the Best Buy Angel/Devil index fell a few points this week.
Old 02-28-07, 02:17 PM
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Again, thanks for the heads up on this deal OP. We will remember this sale for a while.

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Old 02-28-07, 02:19 PM
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I went in around 12:59pm and I also got screwed out of this deal. Picked up Shawkshank Redemption and Se7en for $20 not bad but definitly not as good as $10. Here's to hoping best buy has another glitch.
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Dammit! Finally made my way to Best Buy and they had the only two titles I was looking for Amadeus and A Room with a View, (they had plenty of 300 discs as well) but they did not ring up correctly. So bummed, did not buy them for $20 because I made myself promise that I'd only buy them if the glitch worked. lol.
Old 02-28-07, 02:23 PM
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Many thanks to the OP for alerting us to this deal!

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Old 02-28-07, 02:28 PM
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but they did not ring up correctly.
actually, they DID ring up correctly... that's the problem
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Originally Posted by RustyOrgan
Can someone post that 'memo' that was sent out to Best Buy stores?
get back in your cave, troll.
Old 02-28-07, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by VALUEMAN
Thanks for pointing that out.
you were right, despite what the other poster said, there are no Fox titles in the b1g1f deal. it was only Warner and New Line titles (NL is owned by Warner).
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I purchased 14 great titles from this the other day. I went back today around 1:30 to get 6 more and some 300 discs, but when I went to the register I was very disappointed. I told the cashier they should be B1G1 and she said it wasn't coming up because I could only get one one of the deals (B1G1 or the free 300). Tried it again and it didn't show up. The manager came over and she said she never even heard of the B1G1 deal. She said that deal was last week, and since it wasn't advertised this week it was probably a glitch. Since the deal wasn't coming through I decided to pass. I'm very happy with the 14 I got the other day. Great deal...Hope it happens again!
So I guess the deal of the year is officially dead.

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Old 02-28-07, 02:46 PM
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It was mentioned about 20 pages ago... But before some of you run out and spend $10 each for these DVDs ($5 each is a steal) you really owe it to yourself to read the clubs forum. Most of these are available for enrollment, if done correctly you'll end up paying ~ $6 to $7 on average and an enrollment box with 6 or 7 will run you under $15... I'm not that up to date on the current codes.

Anyhoo, I'm glad I got in on Vendetta since it's not available from CH as an enrollment. So, another to the OP.
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Well it was a great deal. Picked up:

Casablanca
Shawshank Redemption
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Goodfellas
3 300 tickets


I already owned King Kong, Citizen Kane and Batman so all in all I had fun.

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