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BigShemp 11-09-09 05:41 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
So much for Christmas shopping-- which I've done almost exclusively through DD for the past few years. Hello, Amazon.

grivet 11-09-09 06:10 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by NoirFan (Post 9825910)
Fuck this. Hopefully there will be another 25% off sale next summer, otherwise my days of non-import DVD buying will pretty much be over, excluding Amazon sales and the occasional B1G1 at DD.

I noticed back in September/October DD had their fall Warner box set sale but changed the terms from the B1G1 of the last couple of years to up to 50% off MSRP with many less than 50%. Didn't buy a single set this year.

wm lopez 11-09-09 06:18 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by marald (Post 9825510)
Probably some of their funstuff novelty items they can't sell.

A dildo would be fitting like their sale.

bunny_309 11-09-09 06:34 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
not to jump on the bandwagon here, but I too will probably be drastically changing my dvd buying habits as a result of what appears to be replacing the bi-annual sale. The bi-annual sale basically meant that I could buy all my dvd's in one swoop and feel confident that I got the best deal possible without obsessing and spending way too much time tracking prices.
I sent deep discount an email not to complain (cause I'm sure they're doing this cause they have to) but to give them some feedback and let them know that basically as a result, I'll be spending a whole lot less money there. Can't hurt to try.

windidiot 11-09-09 06:50 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by marty888 (Post 9825884)
I've literally purchased a few hundred titles during the many previous sales, and with perhaps two or three exceptions, my final cost was always between 45-50% off MSRP.

I may pick up a few items, but no big orders from me on this new "sale".

Ditto...I've been putting $3k or so a year into these sales over the past few years. Can't complain too much since it represents the bulk of a nice collection, but I'll certainly miss the ease of ordering from one source and having that big "event" a couple of times a year. It was nice while it lasted.

dullboy 11-09-09 06:51 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by wm lopez (Post 9826069)
A dildo would be fitting like their sale.

This should be the title of this thread.

dvd-4-life 11-09-09 07:01 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by Damfino (Post 9825971)
I have about 20 titles in my DeepDiscount wish list in preparation for the sale. Now I'll wait and see what DVDPlanet does and compare prices later.

I was going to say the same thing. Maybe DVDPlanet will have a 25 percent off sale so all isn't lost. I was going to start buying blu-ray titles with the next sale but I guess it will be wait and see.

tofferman 11-09-09 07:34 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by Brent L (Post 9825748)
Ever since the 25% off sale in the Summer was pushed back a month or so I've suspected that one of two things would happen - either they were only going to start offering the sale once a year, right in the middle, or they were going to totally do away with the event all together.

I'm especially ticked off since this likely means that DVDPlanet wont do the sale anymore either...and I have almost $450 in credit waiting to be spent. :mad: :mad2: :mad:

$300 in credit for me, so I hear you. DVDPlanet's blu-ray prices were even higher than Deep Discount's, so I'm not too excited.

BobO'Link 11-09-09 07:38 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Of the dozen or so items currently on my wishlist comprising what I'd have ordered this time, the prices will be ~$5-~$10 per item *higher* than if this were a traditional 20% off sale. Because of this I'll most likely sit this one out. It makes me sad as I've added significantly to my collection because of the really good DD sales in the past. This one doesn't qualify for that statement... of course, neither do *most* of the "sales" they've had since the July 25% off sale.

We can only hope that they'll see enough of a decline in sales that the good sales will return in December and/or later.

Doctor Zoidberg 11-09-09 07:40 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I miss the days of Deep Discount being true to its name. This is definitely a "sale" to avoid.

arbogast777 11-09-09 08:05 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Over the past few years I went from ordering exclusively from DD, to only ordering during the 20% off sales, to now removing them from my bookmarks and not bothering with them at all.

Not only is this no sale at all, they have raised their prices higher than anyone else.

A look at a few titles from my wishlist:

Indiana Jones and the KOTCS: $32.96 vs. $31.99 Barnes and Noble or $25.99 Amazon
Poltergeist: $29.17 vs. $27.99 Barnes and Noble or $19.99 Amazon
Patton: $21.37 vs. $16.99 Barnes and Noble or $14.99 Amazon

Sad to see it go but the writing's been on the wall for awhile.

arbogast777 11-09-09 08:09 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
And to add insult to injury, I just looked up the one title I wanted to buy before Christmas, the "It's a Wonderful Life" Blu-ray. It will be $0.14 HIGHER than it is now during the "sale" :-)

Viper187 11-09-09 08:40 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by arbogast777 (Post 9826241)
And to add insult to injury, I just looked up the one title I wanted to buy before Christmas, the "It's a Wonderful Life" Blu-ray. It will be $0.14 HIGHER than it is now during the "sale" :-)

Yeah, I noticed that with a lot of DVDs. They don't even carry the one BD I tried to look up. Pisses me off Amazon, etc still want $20+ for Jingle All the Way.

bmoore 11-09-09 09:09 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Well this sucks. I normally purchase a lot during their sale (mostly anime) and the boxsets I want end up being about $0.39 cheaper than they are now.

I hope they retract the ad but I doubt it will happen. Wish i'd known about this sooner- I would have written them off earlier instead of waiting for a sale that won't be coming and spent the money I saved elsewhere.

schbee 11-09-09 09:23 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Sad I used to love shopping DD all the time year round. They have made it so Amazon is the only place for me to look online. I wish they would at least try and be competitive. Get the deals that Big Lots or Dollar Tree gets and try to take our money. At this point I have a hard time figuring who uses them anymore.

filmsoncon 11-09-09 09:34 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
After the late start and underwhelming discounts for the summer sale, I had mentally prepared for the fact that the usual 20-25% off might not happen; I've chipped away at my wish list over the last couple of months with Amazon, Wherehouse, CH, and Second Spin sales. My wish list is currently down to six items and less than $100, so no huge loss if I have to keep looking for deals on those titles.

As far as DVD Planet goes-- they've shut down the "Quote machine" after never putting any of the items they bought from us up for sale used, and it took them two days to activate the coupon after the summer sale started. I wouldn't hold my breath that they'll suddenly get this right.

Darknite39 11-09-09 09:44 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Son of a bitch. I've been putting off some big purchases in anticipation of this sale.

Hopefully we can make this thread as long as the classic DDD sale threads in order to show them our disappointment.

hilts 11-09-09 09:52 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Hey, 40% off the Warner Brother Archives MSRP should be one hell of a deal! Let's turn those those frowns upside down now... no, on second thought, let's not. Go look. I can't stand it.

NiCK Crush 11-09-09 10:04 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
DD is awful

JerryKILL 11-09-09 10:31 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Hopefully DD will realize they've got a loyal customer base because of the semi annual sales. They are shooting themselves in the foot by not continuing to offer them.

MLBFan24 11-09-09 10:41 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
well that sucks. Was waiting for the 2nd big sale to buy some Magnum PI dvds for my dad for Christmas. Off to Amazon I guess. I'm sure they will drop to $23 again by December.

BKenn01 11-09-09 10:42 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
It seems to me they are targeting the sheep. The people who do not pay any attention.

BigShemp 11-09-09 10:50 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by Zbu (Post 9825972)
Their service must be going downhill: Stepfather is still on backorder from an order I placed three weeks ago and Tales from the Darkside S2 was shipped three weeks ago and I finally threw them an email. Being close to Chicago, I usually can get a DVD from them within a week. Something is going weird with them.

I'm still waiting for my preorder of STEPFATHER from the end of September.

cdollaz 11-09-09 11:32 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
As someone who doesn't really care about dvds much, but buys a lot of cds, I've been waiting for a sale that includes them. I have barely looked but I already have found a bunch I will be buying. So I'm happy about this sale.

marty888 11-09-09 11:41 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by hilts (Post 9826395)
Hey, 40% off the Warner Brother Archives MSRP should be one hell of a deal! Let's turn those those frowns upside down now... no, on second thought, let's not. Go look. I can't stand it.

Hmmm..... WB sells these direct with a $19.95 MSRP, but has email sales for 25% off, and often bundles together titles to bring them down to around $10 each.

DeepDiscount has them listed for $29.95 MSRP, so at 40% off they will be $17.97 each.

There's just no end to the excitement ......

bsmith 11-09-09 11:59 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by marty888 (Post 9826556)
Hmmm..... WB sells these direct with a $19.95 MSRP, but has email sales for 25% off, and often bundles together titles to bring them down to around $10 each.

DeepDiscount has them listed for $29.95 MSRP, so at 40% off they will be $17.97 each.

There's just no end to the excitement ......

Lets not forget about adding in the WB shipping charge of $5 per disk. While the package deals can get you down to around $10 a film some times and periodically they have free shipping at certain price levels. Most of the times the Insiders discount gets negated by shipping charges so $20 - $5 + $5 brings you back to twenty. As a result, some might find the $18 cost appealing when just buying individual titles.

bsmith 11-10-09 12:32 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by arbogast777 (Post 9826239)
Over the past few years I went from ordering exclusively from DD, to only ordering during the 20% off sales, to now removing them from my bookmarks and not bothering with them at all.

Not only is this no sale at all, they have raised their prices higher than anyone else.

A look at a few titles from my wishlist:

Indiana Jones and the KOTCS: $32.96 vs. $31.99 Barnes and Noble or $25.99 Amazon
Poltergeist: $29.17 vs. $27.99 Barnes and Noble or $19.99 Amazon
Patton: $21.37 vs. $16.99 Barnes and Noble or $14.99 Amazon

Sad to see it go but the writing's been on the wall for awhile.

You compared three titles and the writing is on the wall?

I just compared the 30 titles on my wishlist and the totals would be if I purchased all 30:

from Amazon: $1150
from DD pre sale: $1124
from DD during sale: $1001

If you check DVD search:
- Amazon has the lowest price on 6811 titles
- DD has the lowest price on 8075 titles
- B&N has the lowest price on 1167 titles

To forecast their doom or compare them to B&N is ridculous. I'm not happy about the sale either, but not because they don't have low prices but because they set the bar so much higher in the past that just beating another vendor's price is not enough anymore, we expect them to stomp on the competition.

rmw650 11-10-09 01:10 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Seriously, who in the hell at DD made this decision and first they close the store in Naperville, IL and now this wacko sale of theirs starting on 11/13/09...it's bad enough Best Buy tries to rip people off and Wal-Mart is diluting their inventory to only carry a few titles, so what's next now? Not a good year for Deep Discount but maybe there's hope they can overturn this decision and do what's right for all of us and bring the semi-annual sale back and leave it at 25% and that's that, just my opinion. This blows!

oldchuckles 11-10-09 03:10 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
This is really bad news for seniors like me. First, the government announces there will be NO cost-of-living (COLA) increase in Social Security payments for old folks like myself in 2010, and now Deep Discount gives us their middle finger for Christmas. On top of that, most health insurance premiums will be going up another 10%-25% in January. I guess I'll just watch more free TV and not buy as many DVDs as before.

Josh-da-man 11-10-09 03:14 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Pretty weak. Most of the sort of stuff I buy is already about 40% off.

I'll most likely be sitting this one out this season.

Adrenaline 11-10-09 05:40 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by Indy24LA (Post 9825991)
Guess Amazon will be getting more of my money.

Agreed lets hope for another November of awesome Amazon Blu/DVD sale like last year!

E-Z-B 11-10-09 06:55 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by oldchuckles (Post 9826717)
This is really bad news for seniors like me. First, the government announces there will be NO cost-of-living (COLA) increase in Social Security payments for old folks like myself in 2010, and now Deep Discount gives us their middle finger for Christmas. On top of that, most health insurance premiums will be going up another 10%-25% in January. I guess I'll just watch more free TV and not buy as many DVDs as before.

DD's annual revenue hinges on these sales. If they're projecting a huge drop in cash flow, expect them to turn things around quickly.

BuddhaWake 11-10-09 07:30 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by E-Z-B (Post 9826812)

DD's annual revenue hinges on these sales. If they're projecting a huge drop in cash flow, expect them to turn things around quickly.

now as for this "sale" it sucks. maybe at 50% of MSRP i would bite.

jeffbase34 11-10-09 07:39 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by rmw650 (Post 9826635)
Seriously, who in the hell at DD made this decision and first they close the store in Naperville, IL and now this wacko sale of theirs starting on 11/13/09...it's bad enough Best Buy tries to rip people off and Wal-Mart is diluting their inventory to only carry a few titles, so what's next now? Not a good year for Deep Discount but maybe there's hope they can overturn this decision and do what's right for all of us and bring the semi-annual sale back and leave it at 25% and that's that, just my opinion. This blows!

Wait, does this mean we're not getting the annual DD sale this year? It's been replaced by this shit? Unbelievable.

Al_Tahoe 11-10-09 08:26 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 

Originally Posted by E-Z-B (Post 9826812)
If you're dependent on government hand-outs with my tax dollars...

-other-

pilot 11-10-09 09:53 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
thread cleaned up.. let's focus on the "sale" and not get into politics..

BuddhaWake 11-10-09 10:13 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
knowing the facts is not politics. and where is my comment that the sale sucks and 50% off MSRP is more in line?

Regulus 11-10-09 10:30 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I just made my annual "Santa" Purchase for the year, from AMAZON!

Paul_SD 11-10-09 11:14 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
If anyone from DD is reading this, I just want to thank you for MANY years of good sales. Nothing lasts forever, and some of us do realize that these sales were not likely- in and of themselves- a good revenue generator for you.
I always assumed they were a loss leader intended to build awareness/market share for sales during the rest of the year.
No company is going to prosper cutting their margins so thin twice a year, just so the people that only shop there twice a year can get a bargain they feel they have become entitled to.
I'm surprised and disappointed to read so many "f**K them, what have they done for me lately" posts here. More proof of how spoiled we are as a culture I guess.

My 'want list' is down to about 4 things right now. That's partly because I've loaded up on so much crap in previous sales that I still haven't watched, and partly because studios slammed the brakes on releasing the kinds of things I care about. In any case, after all the addition and subtraction is done, DD will still be cheaper for these things than anywhere else. Will they be as cheap as they would have been last year? No, but so what? The point is, These are titles I want, and I want to try to get the best bargain I can with them. And that will still be with DD.

badlieut 11-10-09 11:18 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Well, I'm very interested in Garry Shandlings Show, which at the current price of 81.18 at DD, is a steal (the have had it priced that way since preorder status). Amazon has it for 139.99. I was hoping for the 25% sale to reduce it further (but I bet it would've been bumped up in price), but oh well. I may still order it.


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