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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.

Tarantino 11-10-09 11:18 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
DD has been going downhill for years. This "sale" is just the nail in the coffin.

Viper187 11-10-09 11:30 AM

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

Originally Posted by badlieut (Post 9827248)
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.

It's pissing me off some prices are so much different between the two sites. I'd like to get Mysterious Cities of Gold sometime. It's $49 at DD, but it's $80 at Amazon. It's been that way for months, so it's no sale. Has anyone ever asked Amazon to match DD?

reverie 11-10-09 12:03 PM

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

Originally Posted by brianluvdvd (Post 9825795)
Funny thing is, I just got my final dvd in today from the last 25% off sale. Yep, it took that long to complete my order.

I'm still waiting for my last item (MST3K vol. 7) to come off of "backorder" status! It's pretty ridiculous.

Classic Films 11-10-09 12:15 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Many people on this forum have been complaining about the 20% to 25 off sale for years. Complaints about prices going up right before the sale. Complaints that the prices didn't seem that great because others like Amazon were having sales with better prices. People have also said how much less they were buying during the 25% off sale because the prices didn't seem that good. People also mentioned that the thread(s) listing the bargains found were also smaller than in previous years. I have no doubt sales have gone down and it just didn't pay for DD to have the sale. This new sale is very straight forward. 40% off list price. No more wondering if you should buy now or wait until the sale starts.
No more wondering if the price will increase before the sale. For them no more calls about how someone bought the DVD yesterday but now the price is cheaper. We know what today's prices are of the DVDs we want now. We know what the price will be during the sale. If they are not cheap enough we won't buy them. The same thing happened during the 25% off sale. If the price was cheaper elsewhere even after the 25% off we bought it elsewhere. This new sales allows us to make informed decisions. In my case I will probably be buying more CD box sets during the sale as some of the prices should be quite good.

marald 11-10-09 12:18 PM

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

Originally Posted by reverie (Post 9827365)
I'm still waiting for my last item (MST3K vol. 7) to come off of "backorder" status! It's pretty ridiculous.

I think you may be waiting forever. Looks like that title is oop.

e-rock 11-10-09 12:19 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I'm out. : (

All things considered with their recent "non-sale" they have been pretty damn good to me over the years. I truly look forward to these sales and save up $$ to make the big buy every six months or so. I can't justify the spending now.

I'm going to try to wait it out and try my luck in the used bins for the things I want.

Thanks for the memories DD.

Edubble 11-10-09 12:58 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I too appreciate what DD has done in the past. I will have to wait and see what kinds of deals I can find over the next month. This sale just does not give me the best deal on most things on my wishlist. Thanks again for the past deals DD.

badlieut 11-10-09 01:19 PM

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

Originally Posted by Viper187 (Post 9827274)
It's pissing me off some prices are so much different between the two sites. I'd like to get Mysterious Cities of Gold sometime. It's $49 at DD, but it's $80 at Amazon. It's been that way for months, so it's no sale. Has anyone ever asked Amazon to match DD?

I sent an email with a link to the DD price for Garry Shandling. We'll see what happens but I doubt anything will come of it.

bsmith 11-10-09 01:24 PM

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

Originally Posted by Paul_SD (Post 9827236)
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.

I agree completely.

bsmith 11-10-09 01:26 PM

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

Originally Posted by Tarantino (Post 9827251)
DD has been going downhill for years. This "sale" is just the nail in the coffin.

If going down hill means they will still provide better deals then Best Buy, Borders, and B&N; and be competitive with Amazon and Walmart, then that is a variation on going down hill that I can continue to deal with.

Silverscreenvid 11-10-09 01:50 PM

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

Originally Posted by JerryKILL (Post 9826466)
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.

A "loyal fan base" that only shops during rock bottom sales is not the sort of fan base that a retailer is most concerned about keeping.

Considering normal street prices on a lot of items, 40% offf MSRP will usually translate to 5-10% off their usual price, less on items that are heavily discounted due to high competition among retailers, more on light selling items that rarely get discounted.

One problem a retailer faces is if customers expect too many sales, they won't buy anything at other times of the year. Sometimes, retailers have to "retrain" customers into looking at their prices in a different light.

reverie 11-10-09 02:14 PM

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

Originally Posted by marald (Post 9827398)
I think you may be waiting forever. Looks like that title is oop.

Well, that kinda really sucks. :( I've been looking forward to that for awhile. As slow as DD is, they still have it up for purchase even!

hilts 11-10-09 02:35 PM

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

Originally Posted by Silverscreenvid (Post 9827638)
A "loyal fan base" that only shops during rock bottom sales is not the sort of fan base that a retailer is most concerned about keeping.

Considering normal street prices on a lot of items, 40% offf MSRP will usually translate to 5-10% off their usual price, less on items that are heavily discounted due to high competition among retailers, more on light selling items that rarely get discounted.

One problem a retailer faces is if customers expect too many sales, they won't buy anything at other times of the year. Sometimes, retailers have to "retrain" customers into looking at their prices in a different light.

Good point. Nothing says they will never have another sale, just not the kind of sale we've gotten used to. I've never had any problems with DD and I'll probably be buying a few things with this sale.

MrE 11-10-09 02:40 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
DD's best deals were never during their sales but during the intermittent offers throughout the year -- which, admittedly are/were great for those items that never went on sale. For those, 40% off retail will definitely get me in the proverbial door to, at the very least, compare prices.

statcat 11-10-09 03:07 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
wow I'm sure glad I grabbed the last things I wanted during the last sale

clckworang 11-10-09 03:14 PM

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

Originally Posted by reverie (Post 9827710)
Well, that kinda really sucks. :( I've been looking forward to that for awhile. As slow as DD is, they still have it up for purchase even!

I actually have the same exact problem. My MST3K Vol. 7 is listed as backordered as well. I was surprised that it was listed on their website because I knew it was OOP. Why it's still there, I have no idea.

I haven't really bought much of anything at a DD sale in quite a number of years. I was broke for a few years, and then when I got back into DVD buying, the sale already wasn't what it used to be. That being said, I'll look at the prices on some of the other MST3K sets that I don't have because DD is usually cheaper on those than Amazon.

Indy24LA 11-10-09 03:57 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Look, DD in its prime was unstoppable and I think we can all agree it dominated the game. Maybe now it's lost a step or two and maybe it does stumbles while sliding into 2nd. But before you callously cut it, think about the veteran leadership you'll be losing and the clutch hits you might be missing out on.

30smovies 11-10-09 03:58 PM

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

Originally Posted by MrE (Post 9827768)
DD's best deals were never during their sales but during the intermittent offers throughout the year -- which, admittedly are/were great for those items that never went on sale. For those, 40% off retail will definitely get me in the proverbial door to, at the very least, compare prices.

I agree. Those buy one get one free sales beat the 25 percent discount considerably but then those were usually only for "popular" mainstream titles by major companies. The annual 20/25 percent sale was often the only time you could get small company releases and obscurities at a major discount.

30smovies 11-10-09 04:00 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Wasn't there a GREAT one or two day sale at DD just before - or after - last fall's 25 percent sale - where prices on a few hundred titles were at their lowest? Maybe we'll see that again this year. I was thinking it was on Black Friday.

Tarantino 11-10-09 07:45 PM

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

Originally Posted by bsmith (Post 9827566)
If going down hill means they will still provide better deals then Best Buy, Borders, and B&N; and be competitive with Amazon and Walmart, then that is a variation on going down hill that I can continue to deal with.

Hope you never have to deal with their customer service...or shipping times.


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