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marald 11-09-09 12:30 PM

(DEAD) DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
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Just got an order from deepdiscount and this sale flyer was included.

I was excited until I noticed the fine print.

Looks like their regular sale's are over. Not much of a deal this way.

(flyer is actually bright orange my scanner is crap apparently)

-edited by pilot-

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mdnitoil 11-09-09 12:45 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
For some reason, I was skeptical of the big sale happening this fall. Probably because the last one was a just a few months ago. Looks like there might be some nice small deals, but nothing earth-shaking. Glad I didn't have a big list built up in anticipation.

akik 11-09-09 12:47 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
you're kidding!!!
well this will change my dvd buying habits immensely: (adding dvds i want to a list and waiting for the semi annual sales to buy them at deepdiscount and dvdplanet). 40% of MSRP?!?! in other words you can get better deals at borders.com. what is their usual markdown.. and does it make this like a 10% off sale or so? well, here's hoping for some more of those awesome amazon.com black friday deals, like last year!

Viper187 11-09-09 12:48 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
WTF? MSRP is insane. It looks like the prices on a lot of things will go up instead of down.

WMAangel 11-09-09 12:49 PM

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

Originally Posted by marald (Post 9825363)
Just got an order from deepdiscount and this sale flyer was included.

I was excited until I noticed the fine print.

Looks like their regular sale's are over. Not much of a deal this way.

Agreed....other than some older catalog stuff that doesn't ever go on sale, I don't see how 40% off of MSRP would be very exciting to hardly anyone....it wouldn't even touch most release week pricing nowadays....

cdollaz 11-09-09 12:56 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Although the flyer says differently, I am looking at a lot of cds that DO NOT have the 30% already taken off and reflected in the price.

cdollaz 11-09-09 12:58 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Never mind. I guess it hasn't started yet.

Arthur Dent 11-09-09 12:58 PM

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

Originally Posted by cdollaz (Post 9825424)
Although the flyer says differently, I am looking at a lot of cds that DO NOT have the 30% already taken off and reflected in the price.

Sale starts on the 13th.

jeffbase34 11-09-09 12:58 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I don't see how DeepDiscount hopes to compete if they keep up these lackluster sales. Their big selling point, "free shipping" isn't even a big plus as other competitors like Amazon offer the same thing.

Zbu 11-09-09 01:15 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
You know....this hurts.

I've been on a DVD kick for the last few weeks and thanks to Borders 40% off I broke down and bought a few sets I had on my DeepDiscount list for a while. I was going to buy the Zorro TV series from DeepDiscount until I realized the chances of it going OOP were too great to chance. Due to an accident, my order for my Doctor Who DVDs went through and I felt bad that I wasn't going to get a good deal or miss out on something. I'm still waiting for a few things through DeepDiscount (including one thing that has shipped and STILL hasn't arrived yet), and....well, things change in a bad economy, but I can get better deals at fucking Walmart. WALMART!!

This just hurts. I don't know if I'll bother. I feel bad for DDD because they had to close one of their stores, but 40% off MSRP is Borders-styled nonsense. I'm afraid I may bow out for this year and just find deals elsewhere. I hope this is a one-time thing because DDD does rock on many levels, but so far this just sucks on ice.

Imagine if it was 40% off on everyday prices! But alas, no.

bsmith 11-09-09 01:16 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Referencing a discount off list price was probably a smart idea since Border and B&N do it this way. In the past the less knowledgeable might have thought a Borders sale of 40% was better then a DD sale of 25% off, which it wasn't since Borders was off list and DD was off their sale price.

However, choosing 40% this time around was not a good idea. Typically, in the past most items I got during theirs sales came to around 50% off. I looked at a few on my wish list and two sets priced at $94currently will only end up $90 during the sale. Another TV season going for $49 will now end up $48. While still slightly cheaper, nothing to get exceited about.

If they were going to pull back a bit, I don't think they should have been so drastic. They should have at least gone 45%.

fidodido 11-09-09 01:17 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Boo, this is most unfortunate.

I thought I'd look at the numbers:

I did a quick search on one of the pricing databases and here's the results:

(Note: interesting that the flyer indicates 70,000+ titles, but the pricing database can only identify about 35,000 titles)

35% (about 12000) titles are currently >= 40% off MSRP and therefore UNAFFECTED by this sale.

40% (about 14000) titles are 29%-40% off MSRP. These titles will have WORSE discounts than the usual sale, but will still be reduced.

25% of titles which will see BETTER or equal discounts than the normal sale.

I'm not liking my odds here.

[Addendum]
On a personal note, I have now reviewed my "short list" from my Wish List on DD's site. Whereas I thought I was going to be purchasing about 6 titles this year, this has now been trimmed down to 2 titles. One title got upgraded due to the change in sale and the other is being purchased in spite of the "increase."

bsmith 11-09-09 01:23 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
It is also kind of interesting that the flyer came out early. It seems like we usually don't find out until the day of the sale when there is a mad rush. I wonder if by releasing it early as a flyer they wanted to test the waters and see the reaction.

BuddhaWake 11-09-09 01:31 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
you know people will order just to see what the free gift is.

marald 11-09-09 01:39 PM

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

Originally Posted by BuddhaWake (Post 9825501)
you know people will order just to see what the free gift is.

Probably some of their funstuff novelty items they can't sell.

WallyOPD 11-09-09 01:54 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
This is...disappointing to say the least. Pretty much the only time I buy DVDs these days is during the DD sale, but I think I'll finally be sitting on the sidelines for this one.

Viper187 11-09-09 02:30 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Well, I've already been blowing a lot of my Black Friday budget on the deals at Amazon, so I won't be all that sorry to skip over DD this year.

That'sAllFolks 11-09-09 02:48 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Explain to me the logic of NOT having decent sales. It seems in this economy there seems to be less and less good sales. I don't think it forces people to pay more for an object, rather it has the effect of keeping money in their pocket. Maybe there's some economics I don't understand, but this seems straight forward.

bsmith 11-09-09 02:49 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
I've noticed at times DD's retail price being higher then others. Based on their previous practice at discounts it never really made a difference in anything. However, if they are going to have sales that are a percentage off retail then they better have the correct retail price.

One item in particular that I've been waiting for the right deal on retails for $70 at Amazon with a discounted price to $49. DD currently has it listed at a retail price of $80. At 40% off it isn't any different then current Amazon price.

I wonder how DD will deal with people questioning some of their listed retail prices during this sale?

Drake 11-09-09 02:49 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Well it does bring a few things down for instance the new Sony Film Noir box would be $36.15 which is $9 cheaper than amazon.

JParks94563 11-09-09 03:05 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
If we want the old sale back; Boycott.

Marvin 11-09-09 03:08 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
The end of an era....

BuckNaked2k 11-09-09 03:17 PM

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

Originally Posted by Marvin (Post 9825719)
The end of an era....

Indeed it is. This may well be the harbinger of the end of Deep Discount.

Brent L 11-09-09 03:21 PM

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

bsmith 11-09-09 03:30 PM

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

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k (Post 9825738)
Indeed it is. This may well be the harbinger of the end of Deep Discount.

I doubt this would be the end of DD. While they won't stand out as much as in the past. Amazon and Walmart are the only one's really competing with them. As along as Borders, BB, and B&N can still sell disks at their standard prices DD will have business. Without the sale they still have plenty of items for less then Amazon, we have just come to expect much more from them regarding these sales.

Spiderbite 11-09-09 03:42 PM

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

dullboy 11-09-09 04:29 PM

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

marty888 11-09-09 04:30 PM

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

old-boo-radley 11-09-09 04:39 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
The only good thing about this is people internationally could maybe squeeze a few extra titles in to the $300 shipping bracket (so it's not $100) since all prices will be knocked down without a code. Before they never counted your sale price towards shipping, always the real price. Not a huge help, but it's something for large orders. Guess I'll have to see when it drops, but I don't think I'll be ordering this time if a lot of titles are going to be regular priced and higher. Like a couple Shaw Brothers sets I planned to get are going to skyrocket compared to the regular DD price.

NoirFan 11-09-09 04:42 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
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. Guess this means I have twice as much to spend during the B & N Criterion sale!

rw2516 11-09-09 04:54 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
If you are a fan of the classic 20% off sales of bygone years this is only a 4% loss. Admitedly, which could add up on orders of several hundred $$$. In the old days regular price was 30% off, plus 20% off that equals 44% total. That's 4.00 more than a $100 order would have been a few years ago.

drmar35mm 11-09-09 04:57 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
My guess is that for the last couple of 25% events DD has lost sales volume because they happened to coincide with the worst of the Great Recession. Even super deals for discretionary goods don't move as many buyers to buy as much in these conditions. (I know I didn't spend as much at DD late last year and this summer, with my own business way down.) So there they are giving this genuinely "deep" discount and they're not hitting their numbers. What's odd is that they didn't revert to 20% off or simply skip having a sale this season. What they're offering is pretty lame. I can't imagine DD's regular customers won't blow it a big raspberry. But c'est la vie, because I figure some good deals will pop up at Target and BB and Wallymart and even Amazon in about 2 1/2 weeks.

JamesDFarrow 11-09-09 05:08 PM

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

Originally Posted by rw2516 (Post 9825929)
If you are a fan of the classic 20% off sales of bygone years this is only a 4% loss. Admitedly, which could add up on orders of several hundred $$$. In the old days regular price was 30% off, plus 20% off that equals 44% total. That's 4.00 more than a $100 order would have been a few years ago.

Good point! I bought stuff during the 20% off sales for years. And like you say it's not that much of a difference.

BTW, I am sure that a few sales ago when it changed to 25%, DD said it was to help out with the downturn. I took that as meaning only temporary. Don't know if that old thread is still around but I do seem to recall that.

Anyway, now I will have to do my lists over again. I made up a couple to get as close to $150.00 as I could so it would keep the postage down. Now with the switch I will have to re-calculate. I was all set and now I have more work to do. Dang it. LOL!

James :)

Panko 11-09-09 05:15 PM

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

this was going to be my last hurrah before i finally pay off my visa before the interest rate hike next year. now it looks like Christmas isn't coming early (at least from DD).

for most of the items i wanted (anime) it will only be a savings of less than $1 off the regular prices, for others there's a few bucks increase. :(

Damfino 11-09-09 05:18 PM

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

Zbu 11-09-09 05:18 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.

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.

marty888 11-09-09 05:20 PM

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

Originally Posted by rw2516 (Post 9825929)
If you are a fan of the classic 20% off sales of bygone years this is only a 4% loss. Admitedly, which could add up on orders of several hundred $$$. In the old days regular price was 30% off, plus 20% off that equals 44% total. That's 4.00 more than a $100 order would have been a few years ago.

Take a look at their DVD home page ...... notice the current sales, with discounts touted at 47%, 55%, 45%, even one at 61%. So why should I get excited about paying only 40% off??????

bsmith 11-09-09 05:27 PM

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

Originally Posted by rw2516 (Post 9825929)
If you are a fan of the classic 20% off sales of bygone years this is only a 4% loss. Admitedly, which could add up on orders of several hundred $$$. In the old days regular price was 30% off, plus 20% off that equals 44% total. That's 4.00 more than a $100 order would have been a few years ago.

But back in those days I don't remember Amazon and Walmart being as competitive. So even though it was less it still seemed like more due to the price differences. On several of the items on my wish list that I would normal have purchased at this sale, it is only a few dollars difference. With such a minimal difference I don't need to spend now I can wait and gradually gets things throughout the years.

So while yes, the difference may not be as much compared to what we use to see in sales of earlier years. Prices have gone down over the past few years and competition has increased leaving us to seek better deals then this.

Numes 11-09-09 05:34 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
The thing that sucks the most for me is that I have a spreadsheet that automatically queries my wishlists and I can evaluate at any given time (for example) if Amazon has a better price than what would be 25% off at DDD or DVDPlanet. Now since the sale is 40% MSRP, I would have to input those manually. Not an easy task for >150 DVDs on my wishlist.

:down:

Indy24LA 11-09-09 05:34 PM

Re: DeepDiscount 40% Off MSRP Sale 11/13/09-11/29/09
 
Guess Amazon will be getting more of my money.


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