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excom101 06-15-07 05:10 PM

Honestly, any time I know there's a discrepancy between the sticker and the computers at Borders, I just peel off the price sticker. It forces the cashier's hand and avoids any argument/discussion.

Laser Movies 06-15-07 05:17 PM

Since I had $15 in Holiday Savings Rewards from e rewards I decided to make use of the 40% off box set coupon today. With coupon and reward money I got the Clark Gable Signature Collection for $20.

Vitaforce 06-15-07 06:09 PM

Thanks for pointing out the low list price on the Queen Box Set. Did anyone notice any other music box sets or even dvd box sets with low list prices that after the coupon come out to a really good deal? I looked up the list prices of a handful of box sets and even with the 40% off, it seemed like Amazon and other online retailers were comparable. So if anyone found a really good deal today that can't be beat, please share it with a guy on the west coast who still has time to go to Borders. Can I sign up for Borders Rewards at the store and use the coupon on the same day?

jeffrey r 06-15-07 07:00 PM

Picked up the Letters/Flags 5-disc commemorative edition for $32 out the door. Not too bad as this set is getting very hard to find, and this was the last one in the store.

DVD NDN 06-15-07 07:00 PM

Picked up an OLDBOY limited edition tin for 23.99. Not too bad as its hard to find and OOP.

jeffrey r 06-15-07 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by DVD NDN
Picked up an OLDBOY limited edition tin for 23.99. Not too bad as its hard to find and OOP.

Now that's a good find. The store near me sold out of those a few weeks back. I bought one of the last ones with a 30% off coupon. Nice score.

IamHydrogen1 06-15-07 07:14 PM

I got moe. Warts and All Vol. 5 (3 CDs) for $4.82 after 40% and $5 Border bucks.

If live music is your thing, there are a few bands that have 3 disc sets (Pearl Jam, Grateful Dead, etc.) that retail below $20.

Maxflier 06-15-07 07:15 PM

Definately a good deal on Oldboy, although I don't see how that is considered a box set(assuming you used the coupon).

Peep 06-15-07 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by DVD NDN
Picked up an OLDBOY limited edition tin for 23.99. Not too bad as its hard to find and OOP.

Where'd you find an OLDBOY? Any left?

g 06-15-07 07:28 PM

I got the early hitchcock set from lionsgate good deal with 15 dollar holiday rewards.

brocklanders 06-16-07 12:11 AM

Basically this coupon is worthless save for a couple rare DVD's that are not commonly found at a discount price.

1. The selection at most Borders stores is just ok for box sets

2. 40% off of the Borders retail price is normally still more than the price online or at stores like Costco/Best Buy. Essentially the coupon just takes away the 40% markup that Borders gouges their customers with.

Trevor 06-16-07 07:55 AM

I used it to finally pick up the Superman set, but I only shop at Borders when they have coupons like that 40% one and I have gift cards to use.

DVD NDN 06-16-07 09:49 AM

Got the OLDBOY in Geneva, IL and it was the last one. It is listed on the sticker as "OLDBOY-SE-BOX SET" so that helped my cause but I think it rang up w/o problems

GuessWho 06-16-07 04:43 PM

With the coupon, I got LIVE 8 for $25 :)

Gerry P. 06-17-07 01:04 AM


Originally Posted by brocklanders
2. 40% off of the Borders retail price is normally still more than the price online or at stores like Costco/Best Buy. Essentially the coupon just takes away the 40% markup that Borders gouges their customers with.

Since when is 40% off list not a good deal?

dutch southern 06-17-07 01:15 AM


Originally Posted by Gerry P.
Since when is 40% off list not a good deal?

I don't know. I used the 40% coupon and picked up the "Iwo Jima/Flags for our Fathers" 5 Discer for just over 31 bucks (with tax). I've yet to see a deal that good online or in-store.

jeffrey r 06-17-07 07:28 AM

I also bought the "Iwo Jima/Flags for our Fathers" 5 discer for about $32 with tax. And the Traveling Wilburys Deluxe edition for about $28 with tax. These are very good prices.

On DVD's, msrp's can be so high that 40% off can be hit or miss. 40% of a $99 msrp HBO box set would not be so hot. I find music box sets at Borders tend to be better bargains, as their msrp's seem to be more realistic than DVD msrp's.

Anyway, bottom line is, there are certainly good deals to be had at 40% off msrp. And I saw a ton of people in the store on Friday with these printouts. I had never seen the store this crowded on a normal weekday. So the coupon definitely generated interest.

FangsFirst 06-17-07 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by brocklanders
2. 40% off of the Borders retail price is normally still more than the price online or at stores like Costco/Best Buy. Essentially the coupon just takes away the 40% markup that Borders gouges their customers with.

It is neither a markup, nor a gouging, or is it "Borders" retail price. It's MSRP (occasionally less).

It all relates to how companies make profit. Big box stores make almost zero profit on those DVDs they sell so much below list (eg Best Buy). The media is there as a draw for their real income (TVs, etc).
Borders does not have such a draw and as such must charge list price.
Mind you, I don't expect you to suddenly feel the desire to support the company, but at least understand this is not a simple "I know! We'll charge more than everyone else!" deal.
And of course websites have about, um, none of the overhead a B&M store has.

jeffrey r 06-21-07 09:30 AM

Question to Fangs: When do you expect the next 30% off coupon to be issued? There are a couple of CD's I'm eyeing at the store, but the 20% off coupons are not cutting it. Thanks.

FangsFirst 06-21-07 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by jeffrey r
Question to Fangs: When do you expect the next 30% off coupon to be issued? There are a couple of CD's I'm eyeing at the store, but the 20% off coupons are not cutting it. Thanks.

Honestly, can't be sure. At most I know a week in advance, rarely if ever any sooner, possibly later. I'll glance ahead today and see if they've mentioned anything about next week or not.

barbybrant 07-04-07 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by jeffrey r
Question to Fangs: When do you expect the next 30% off coupon to be issued? There are a couple of CD's I'm eyeing at the store, but the 20% off coupons are not cutting it. Thanks.

I know what you mean! Good news.... With my Borders purchase today I received a register-generated comeback coupon for 30% off one item over $10, which goes into effect July 12-15. If they follow the usual pattern, that will be the e-mail coupon for next weekend as well.

FangsFirst 07-04-07 04:47 PM

Yes, the POS bounceback is now 30%, and the email coupon should follow.

Just to throw this out, not a DVD, but the "Complete Birth of the Cool" (the album + a live show) by Miles Davis is only 9.99 right now. Good way to get a bounceback coupon.

leefarber 07-07-07 12:10 PM

Fangs,

Do we have a buy 3 DVDs get 1 free deal coming up? I have a $100 gift card and I wanted to pick up a few Criterions, but figure I'll get the most mileage if I wait for one of these deals.

FangsFirst 07-07-07 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by leefarber
Fangs,

Do we have a buy 3 DVDs get 1 free deal coming up? I have a $100 gift card and I wanted to pick up a few Criterions, but figure I'll get the most mileage if I wait for one of these deals.

They tend to show up at the beginning of the year or sometimes in the middle, meaning around this time.
But, since it seems the last one didn't do what they wanted (our best guess is people were already buying 3 CDs or DVDs, so they were JUST getting one free, ie, no real benefit) there's no telling.
Alas, we only find out about deals as much as a week and MAYBE a month ahead....varies tho.

Should also be noted, the bounceback coupon was decreased to 25%, so the e-mail is likely to be 25% as well.

Peep 07-07-07 09:38 PM


Originally Posted by barbybrant
I know what you mean! Good news.... With my Borders purchase today I received a register-generated comeback coupon for 30% off one item over $10, which goes into effect July 12-15. If they follow the usual pattern, that will be the e-mail coupon for next weekend as well.

I got a coupon today but it was only good for 25% over that same period.


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