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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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I searched through the thread and haven't seen the $5 off coupon to use at B&N in-store (not online). Can someone point me to where that coupon is?
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/email/...?r=1&PID=31811
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James View Post
I currently have 4 titles awaiting me at the Westport store.
SBJ - How did you make out at the Westport store? I am heading there tomorrow evening.

Did they have a good selection of in-stock Criterions?

Did they give you any grief about using multiple $5 coupons?

Thanks.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Anyone else seeing the new clear keepcase version of Rules of the Game? Hadn't seen them until my recent trip out to B&N.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
Anyone else seeing the new clear keepcase version of Rules of the Game? Hadn't seen them until my recent trip out to B&N.
Yea, I picked one up today. What did it look like previously?
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

I am jealous of everyone with their accommodating cashiers, since I haven't one. I'm having to place a bunch of orders online. Unless someone knows of a coupon-friendly BN in Dallas.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
Yea, I picked one up today. What did it look like previously?
It was formerly in a digipack (image below from a user on Amazon):

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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
SBJ - How did you make out at the Westport store? I am heading there tomorrow evening.

Did they have a good selection of in-stock Criterions?

Did they give you any grief about using multiple $5 coupons?

Thanks.
I couldn't make it there today. I'll be heading down there tomorrow afternoon with the hope that they'll take 4 of the $5 coupons on a single transaction and let me toss in the $5 off of $50 as the capper.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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It was formerly in a digipack (image below from a user on Amazon):
Oh, I see....kind of like Seven Samurai or Amarcord.

This film was actually a blind buy for me. I read the back cover and pulled the trigger. Pretty easy to roll the dice at $13 per...not so much at $40.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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I couldn't make it there today. I'll be heading down there tomorrow afternoon with the hope that they'll take 4 of the $5 coupons on a single transaction and let me toss in the $5 off of $50 as the capper.
Yea, I'm headin' there about that time m'self.

I'm happy with $5 off each movie. Separate transactions can usually sway most cashiers. The extra $5 off $50 takes some stones.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
Oh, I see....kind of like Seven Samurai or Amarcord.

This film was actually a blind buy for me. I read the back cover and pulled the trigger. Pretty easy to roll the dice at $13 per...not so much at $40.
It's a classic. You made a good choice. Good double feature with Gosford Park. Didn't know about the new packaging for that one either. I did see new packaging for Short Cuts sans the novel. Wonder what other running changes Criterion has made.
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I absolutely hate inconsistent practices within the same store regarding using multiple coupons. On Monday I bought Mamma Roma and Bicycle Thieves using two coupons. The employee was super nice, took both coupons without question. I was happy. Go back there today and a different dude gives me shit about using two coupons for Amarcord and The Lady Vanishes. I try and play dumb, asking "Oh will two coupons not scan?", to which he replies "No they will. I just can't accept two coupons". I felt like asking him the hours he will be working for the next week. I just don't see the problem in taking two coupons, it's not like the difference is coming out of your paycheck, buddy.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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Yea, I'm headin' there about that time m'self.

I'm happy with $5 off each movie. Separate transactions can usually sway most cashiers. The extra $5 off $50 takes some stones.
I'll have to make sure that I arrive ahead of you. When you try to use multiple coupons, they'll deny you because some mofo just cleaned them out an hour ago with a stack full of coupons.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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I'll have to make sure that I arrive ahead of you. When you try to use multiple coupons, they'll deny you because some mofo just cleaned them out an hour ago with a stack full of coupons.
Hey, you said you only had your eye on 4 titles???
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
Hey, you said you only had your eye on 4 titles???
But there's a new 25% off coupon posted in the coupons thread that is making me reconsider my strategy.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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It's a classic. You made a good choice. Good double feature with Gosford Park. Didn't know about the new packaging for that one either....
Thanks, looking forward to popping it in. I'd appreciate any additional recommendations from you or anyone else:

http://bucknaked.dvdaf.com/owned/criterion-collection

Thanks!
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

I wouldn't be upset at any employee refusing to honor a coupon. They're just doing their job, and technically, few, if any, of us really qualify for the coupons.

That said, if B&N really wanted to limit multiple uses, it would be insanely easy to do so. Pretty much every other chain/site has their system allow one use per person. Heck, B&N's own website only allows one use. So they must make a small profit even at $13 per Criterion, and by inaction want all the sales.

Again, if they denied me every time I wouldn't be upset. But I'll try the coupons every time I drive by one of their stores.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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But there's a new 25% off coupon posted in the coupons thread that is making me reconsider my strategy.
Meeeeeeh, that might make sense on the more expensive titles like box sets, but the $5 coupon is better for the $40 titles.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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I wouldn't be upset at any employee refusing to honor a coupon. They're just doing their job, and technically, few, if any, of us really qualify for the coupons.

That said, if B&N really wanted to limit multiple uses, it would be insanely easy to do so. Pretty much every other chain/site has their system allow one use per person. Heck, B&N's own website only allows one use. So they must make a small profit even at $13 per Criterion, and by inaction want all the sales.

Again, if they denied me every time I wouldn't be upset. But I'll try the coupons every time I drive by one of their stores.
Agreed, why rock the boat? We should consider ourselves lucky to be able to use the coupon more than one time. There are lots of things they could implement that would prevent this great deal. We know the terms, they are printed on the coupon.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

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Meeeeeeh, that might make sense on the more expensive titles like box sets, but the $5 coupon is better for the $40 titles.
I was thinking about grabbing the Nikkatsu Noir set. Plus, it's good to have the 25% off coupon on hand if they try to limit you to just one $5 off coupon usage.
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I was thinking about grabbing the Nikkatsu Noir set. Plus, it's good to have the 25% off coupon on hand if they try to limit you to just one $5 off coupon usage.
True, but I'll probably use that 25er on a non-Criterion Blu-ray.

Not familiar with NN set....any good?
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I am considering buy the membership online tonight to buy some items, then heading to the store tomorrow to buy some more. Does anyone know if there is a delay with buying it online? I know if you purchase the membership in store that it can take up to 3 days before it's usable online, is this the same if you buy it online then try to use it in the store?
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There may be a slight delay online but I don't think it's more than 24 hours. Once you get the email with your member number you can print that and bring it to the store with you.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Only picked up one title tonight, The Leopard.
Gonna try to hit some different stores this weekend.
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Re: Criterion DVD's and Blu-Rays 50% off at Barnes and Noble 11/10

Thanks so much for the military website suggestion. Used it and the coupon. As a non member, I got:

Nikkatsu Noir: $28.88 (w/Cali tax)
The First Films Of Samuel Fuller: $18.56 (w/Cali tax)

There is so, so much I want, but I will most likely go back for The Friends Of Eddie Coyle and The Last Days Of Disco.

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