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tofferman 11-13-09 12:18 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
It appears that DVDPlanet pulled most of the Buena Vista and Miramax blu-rays from this sale. I have to go through each blu-ray on my wanted list to see if it is cheaper than Walmart (which is usually the lowest price in most cases.) If so great. If not than I can always get Best Buy to price match Walmart's price.

They've made it even more work this time around to find bargains. DVDpricesearch is the easiest way to simplify this process.

Bill Needle 11-13-09 12:22 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Just ran some quick numbers, and while all items dropped from before sale prices, the discounts for my wishlist ranged from 10% (Up) to 31% (The Office - Season 5). Most were in the 12% to 15% drop range. So now their prices are lower than pretty much anything else out there now, but not necessarily by much and it sure doesn't measure up to the old sales.

Chas Speed 11-13-09 01:00 AM

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

Originally Posted by Bill Needle (Post 9833421)
Just ran some quick numbers, and while all items dropped from before sale prices, the discounts for my wishlist ranged from 10% (Up) to 31% (The Office - Season 5). Most were in the 12% to 15% drop range. So now their prices are lower than pretty much anything else out there now, but not necessarily by much and it sure doesn't measure up to the old sales.

It seems like most Deepdiscount prices were 40% off before the sale. This November sale is starting to look like a non-event.

Paul_SD 11-13-09 02:13 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
First (and only) order

The Claudette Colbert Collection $29.97
The Fugitive: Season Three, Vol. 1 $23.97
Mary Tyler Moore: Complete Season 5 $17.97
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [Blu-ray Disc] $12.38

Total: $84.29

people may balk at only 40%, but in reality, since I have to pay sales tax at Borders, Amazon, etc the prices here translate into a net savings greater than 40%- closer to 45-50%. And the M&C Bd is almost 60% off, and almost $2 cheaper than I've ever seen any Fox Bds at Best Buy ($12.99 + tax is the best price I've seen there). There is of course a whole bunch of stuff that you can easily find at a better savings elsewhere now, but I get the feeling that a lot of people are more interested in buying a great deal than are buying a specific title. A deal is only a deal if you really need/want something. My problem in the past has been a mindset that tells me "it's a great deal, might as well stock up on impulse buys since I may want to use it later" when in fact I end up spending more than I should and the stuff just sits there collecting dust.

The great thing about this sale is it's going to force me to go into my collection and make use of the stuff I've already bought and haven't gotten around to watching. I realize that wasn't DD's intent, but it will work out better for me in the end.

Again, I wish DD well because I don't want the internet landscape to dwindle down to just a couple mega-retailers. That's not in my best interest in the long run.

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just to further drive home the point, I went to Amazon and priced out this order:

The Claudette Colbert Collection $42.49 (DD $29.97)
The Fugitive: Season Three, Vol. 1 $29.99 (DD $23.97)
Mary Tyler Moore: Complete Season 5 $23.49 (DD $17.97)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [Blu-ray Disc] $14.49 (DD $12.38)

Total (with tax): $119.85 (DD $84.29)


to put these numbers another way- DD is holding a 30% off sale... (off of Amazon's prices) :D

Rubix 11-13-09 04:08 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Order #1
Title - $DD / $Amazon

Happy Birthday To Me - $7.33 / $9.99
Shaolin & Wu-Tang - $5.99 / $8.49
*Tim & Eric Awesome Show S1 - $8.65 / $13.99
*Tim & Eric Awesome Show S2 - $8.65 / $14.99
*Tim & Eric Awesome Show S3 - $8.65 / $13.49
*Watership Down: Deluxe - $7.98 / $14.99
*Watchmen: Ultimate Cut BD - $30.89 / $39.49

Total: $79.14 / $ 115.43 | Difference: $36.29

* = DD out of stock

DJariya 11-13-09 04:21 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I took a look at my Wish List at DD and this sale isn't as horrible as some of you make it out to be.

If you know exactly what your looking for and do some price comparisons, there are a few decent deals out there.

Stepfather 1 and 2 are only $11.97 each and everywhere else I've looked it's $14.99.

The thing I don't understand is several fairly recent titles on my list are listed as Discontinued, which includes:
Greek Chapter 3
Private Practice season 1
Halloween Triple Pack
Lilo and Stitch 2-disc DVD

All these came out in the last year to year and 1/2. Does this mean that DD's wholesaler just doesn't carry them anymore and that's why they are listed as such?

styl3s 11-13-09 04:52 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I wish the TV shows were decent like House, Psych, Veronica mars and 24 (although 24 is 15-16 a season which is good but seeing as they were just 12.99 at target and black friday is coming up which has house and psych at 12.99 and im sure 24 will be 12.99-14.99) i see no real deals for me (im a tv hound) the six feet under set under 100 is alright but it should be around 75-80 on BF..

g 11-13-09 05:46 AM

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

Originally Posted by DJariya (Post 9833545)
The thing I don't understand is several fairly recent titles on my list are listed as Discontinued, which includes:
Greek Chapter 3
Private Practice season 1
Halloween Triple Pack
Lilo and Stitch 2-disc DVD

All these came out in the last year to year and 1/2. Does this mean that DD's wholesaler just doesn't carry them anymore and that's why they are listed as such?

It means Disney/ Buena Vista don't wanna be in the sale I believe.

maxfisher 11-13-09 06:12 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I snagged the footlocker boxset for the old G.I. Joe animated series. It was only $107 and the cheapest I've seen it elsewhere is $145. Not bad, though it's already backordered, so who knows when it'll come.

JamesDFarrow 11-13-09 06:15 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Has anyone tried the "HOTSTUFF" code for a free gift? It's referred to in the first post but is not mentioned in the e-mail we received or on DD's website.

James :)

badlieut 11-13-09 07:07 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Shandling dropped .50 cents.

cdollaz 11-13-09 07:33 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I ordered a bunch of Zappa cds. $55 total:


Make a Jazz Noise Here
$8.39

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Just Another Band From L.A.
$5.59 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Grand Wazoo
$5.59

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Burnt Weeny Sandwich
$5.59

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Zappa,frank: Zoot Allures
$5.59

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Chunga's Revenge
$5.59 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Shut up 'N Play Yer Guitar
$13.99

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Weasels Ripped My Flesh
$5.59 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Murmur 11-13-09 07:42 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
This is the one that I have been keeping an eye on and just may get from DD. And with Amazon & Walmart at $104.99 and BB $129.99, this seems like a great deal...though I am not sure if I am ready to pull the trigger yet.



Originally Posted by adam_omega (Post 9833338)
Probably not part of the sale, but DeepDiscount lists Tuesday's release of Farscape: The Complete Series for $74.38 (half the $149.99 price tag)...which makes it $25 cheaper than Amazon's current pre-order price.


mcjw_serenity 11-13-09 07:58 AM

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

Originally Posted by styl3s (Post 9833548)
I wish the TV shows were decent like House, Psych, Veronica mars and 24 (although 24 is 15-16 a season which is good but seeing as they were just 12.99 at target and

Some of the Veronica Mars sets can be had even cheaper at your local grocery store (Kroger, for example). S1 was around $9.99 I believe.

JB7 11-13-09 08:50 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
WTH? They pulled Brothers & Sisters Season 2? WHY? :(

dvd-4-life 11-13-09 08:58 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I had 22 blu-rays on my DVDPlanet wishlist. Prices dropped from 501.48 to 395.94 and don't forget they have a point system.

Bill Needle 11-13-09 09:36 AM

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

Originally Posted by JamesDFarrow (Post 9833581)
Has anyone tried the "HOTSTUFF" code for a free gift? It's referred to in the first post but is not mentioned in the e-mail we received or on DD's website.

James :)

I did, and in the confirmation email of my order was the line item:

1 FREEGIFT FREE GIFT - HOT STUFF $ In-stock

Still no idea what it's about, but at least it wasn't on back order. :)

ron88 11-13-09 09:37 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I just don't see the big deal here. I just bought '"The Nun's Story", "Westworld", "The Sundowners", "Home From the Hill" and "Badlands" for $5.79 each at Amazon, totaling $28.95. In this Deep "SALE" the same would cost me a total of $43.35.
Borders Books gives you 40% off of MSRP with coupons all year. Where is the sale?

Drake 11-13-09 09:44 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I did put in an order the prices on these DVDs beat Amazon by $13.54

1 COL030601 DVD : FILM NOIR COLLECTION V.01, $ 35.97 In-stock
1 LGE024023 DVD : ARCH OF TRIUMPH $ 8.97 In-stock

Merchandise Total: $ 44.94
Tax: $ .00
Shipping & Processing: $ .00

Total for this Order: $ 44.94

JamesDFarrow 11-13-09 09:49 AM

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

Originally Posted by Bill Needle (Post 9833848)
I did, and in the confirmation email of my order was the line item:

1 FREEGIFT FREE GIFT - HOT STUFF $ In-stock

Still no idea what it's about, but at least it wasn't on back order. :)

Thanks! It's probably a gift certificate for $5.00 off a snuggie blanket. LOL!

James

seymouru 11-13-09 09:51 AM

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

Originally Posted by ron88 (Post 9833849)
I just don't see the big deal here. I just bought '"The Nun's Story", "Westworld", "The Sundowners", "Home From the Hill" and "Badlands" for $5.79 each at Amazon, totaling $28.95. In this Deep "SALE" the same would cost me a total of $43.35.
Borders Books gives you 40% off of MSRP with coupons all year. Where is the sale?

Looks like this sale isn't for you, based on the titles you listed. But there are lots of other titles that are really good deals at DD right now. Just like in all sales, you have to check the prices on the titles you want, then go with the best deal.

The reason this sale seems disappointing so many posters is that historically (i.e., around 2004-2007) it was hands-down the best sale around. That's no longer the case, but there are still many, many good deals to be had.

BAMJoe 11-13-09 10:04 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Is this sale at the B&M store also?

onebyone 11-13-09 10:14 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Just got notice the one thing I am ordering, Farscape the complete series, mailed out already.

I may no be getting much at this one, but so far this order is delighting me no end. I cant wait to get it.

Krayzie 11-13-09 10:44 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
argh all the tv sets I wanted were already 40% off msrp so there is no further discount.

HockeyMan2000 11-13-09 10:51 AM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
The complete GI JOE limited-edition animated series box is $107. At least one thing I wanted ends up being cheap :)


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