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Old 11-27-15, 08:22 PM
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I'm pretty much on the same page as everyone else. This is usually the time of year I make my big WA purchase. Sadly, I had to pass up the last decent sale I remember, where it was basically 5 for $50 including BDs. If I'd known then...
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Old 11-30-15, 12:46 AM
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Re: Warner Archive sales

2 things, one...I just started using price blink...with mixed results...often see them showing me stuff that was more expensive than it was on amazon, but I just checked and a coupon code came up for $5 off a $50 or more order...so, that would make it 5 for $55...a bit better the code is WBAFF5. (you can search for it to see it seems to be the main code)
two, I missed it, who took over WB shop?
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Old 11-30-15, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by DWilson View Post
I'm pretty much on the same page as everyone else. This is usually the time of year I make my big WA purchase. .
Yeah, same here. I keep a record of my seasonal purchases and the last several years I would order at least ten WA titles. One year I ordered over twenty. The sales stimulated a lot of blind buys for me since I don't have access to TCM. For $10 I didn't mind taking a chance and often found stuff I was happy to finally discover.

It sucks that the sales are over now (and it definitely is from the change in management). But OTOH, I still have quite a few of those previous purchases to still get through anyway. Not buying more stuff is forcing me to finally start realizing the value out of all those previous purchases.

If anyone is looking for a few specific titles, I've found that the best alternative is to get them from Deep Discount when they run a 15% off coupon (usually once a month). They won't be $10, but they will be cheaper than getting them straight from the archive/WB Shop.
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Old 11-30-15, 03:01 AM
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I know one of the other record labels bought Warner Brothers CD's. Did their video dept also go in the same sale or..........?
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Old 11-30-15, 12:06 PM
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two, I missed it, who took over WB shop?
It's a company called Bolder Road LLC. It appears to be run by ex-WB employees.
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Old 11-30-15, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DvdClon View Post
It's a company called Bolder Road LLC. It appears to be run by ex-WB employees.
They must be disgruntled. Probably were seething inwardly every time a 10.00 disc went out the door.
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Old 11-30-15, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DvdClon View Post
It's a company called Bolder Road LLC. It appears to be run by ex-WB employees.
Originally Posted by hilts View Post
They must be disgruntled. Probably were seething inwardly every time a 10.00 disc went out the door.
Well they will be outwardly seething when they just become ... ex-ex-employees.

Only thing I'm sure of is that once you adopt lower pricing options, there is no way to put the genie back in the bottle. Better off getting something for physical content because the chance that most Millennials even would consider physical content of classic films is slim and none.
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Old 11-30-15, 10:56 PM
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I really hope they rethink their current strategy. Warner lost out on about $200 from me this year. But I'm sure they did their homework and are trying to get their product to match the higher price point trend of other niche labels releasing catalogue titles (albeit on blu). But the sad thing is that the other guys have much lower margins than Warner who are distributing their own product. So for me that also makes it harder to justify a WA purchase at a 30% price increase from one year ago (with limited selection to boot).
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Old 12-01-15, 06:38 AM
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The current $100 spent to get free shipping doesn't help ether. They seem to be focused on other items rather than movies. The e-mails I get from them emphasize T-Shirts, Jewelry, games etc over DVDs. Since the Warner Archive no longer has a separate website from WB shop, there seems to be little promotion for it.
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Old 12-01-15, 03:15 PM
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The current $100 spent to get free shipping doesn't help ether. They seem to be focused on other items rather than movies. The e-mails I get from them emphasize T-Shirts, Jewelry, games etc over DVDs. Since the Warner Archive no longer has a separate website from WB shop, there seems to be little promotion for it.
I agree and am about to unsubscribe from their e mail list. I'm tired of seeing all the little key chains and dolls make up the bulk of their sales updates. If that's going to be their focus over media, then I don't see any reason to patronize them anymore on any level.

The Archive's profit margin on their titles is high because of the way the program works and because their upfront costs are so little. I always thought their pricing structure was way too exorbitant given their minimal investment (excluding the Blus), so the 5 for 50 was a nice compensation for that. But now that new management has abandoned the discounts, I can't imagine the program continuing to be as profitable for them, even with their low overhead.
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Old 12-02-15, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by DvdClon View Post
It's a company called Bolder Road LLC. It appears to be run by ex-WB employees.
That explains the suckage. They're also likely paying ridiculous licensing fees.
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Old 12-10-15, 10:04 AM
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A few random Warner Archive titles are Amazon lightning deals right now for a couple bucks off.

Come to the Stable
Unsinkable Molly Brown
Siege of Firebase Gloria
PT-109
Star of Midnight
The Power of One

A few others start at 3:35 Pacific.
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Old 12-20-15, 11:29 AM
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Many, not all, Warner Archive titles are $10.99, $11.99, or $13.99 today.
http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=gbps_img...B57CBFFZQAQAQP

Danny Kaye Goldwyn Years is $23.99 today ( 50% off)
http://www.amazon.com/Danny-Kaye-Gol.../dp/B00GJT1ZPU

Philo Vance Collection $17.49
http://www.amazon.com/Philo-Vance-Mu...collection+dvd

The Bowery Boys: Volume Two $23.99
http://www.amazon.com/Bowery-Boys-Tw...he+Bowery+Boys

Select TV series are listed on sale.
Select seasons of Harry O, Maverick, Bronco, Sugarfoot, Time Trax, Courtship of Eddie's Father, Cheyenne, Night Court, Alice, Lawman, Sea Hunt (Complete Series).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref...3B7NG81SE91F9J

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Old 12-20-15, 01:23 PM
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Thanks for posting, CF. Some good deals.

Just a reminder that if any of these were released pressed by the WA, you will not get those copies ordering from Amazon. These will all be burned DVD-Rs.
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Old 12-26-15, 02:37 PM
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Post Holiday Sale - Select Titles $12.50:
http://www.wbshop.com/category/code/...POSTHOLIDAYwac

Me thinks the party is over for the 5 for $50 deals!
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Old 12-26-15, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ProfessorEcho View Post
Thanks for posting, CF. Some good deals.

Just a reminder that if any of these were released pressed by the WA, you will not get those copies ordering from Amazon. These will all be burned DVD-Rs.
Does anyone know what brand of blanks Amazon uses? WAC hides the mid codes on the ones they do themselves (which says to me it's likely a garbage brand of blank media).

Pretty sleezy to be charging these sort of prices for burned media.

I do sell some PD films. My TOP price is $10, & I almost always use Tayio Yuden pros.
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Old 03-23-16, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bacigalup View Post
Me thinks the party is over for the 5 for $50 deals!
Perhaps 4/$44 is the best we can hope for?

http://www.wbshop.com/category/code/...romo=tout44wac

Posted this in the Blu-ray deals forum first, since it includes several recent releases not available in previous sales, but it's definitely worth noting here, too.

The sale also includes the first four Golden Harvest DVD-R's.

Don't know if free shipping's still a thing, so hopefully others might be able to confirm.

Ends 3/25/16 at 11:59pm PST.
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Old 03-23-16, 01:07 PM
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I checked for some stuff but the $100 minimum for free shipping pretty much kills my interest.
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Old 04-19-16, 06:23 AM
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Two Bowery Boys Collections:

The Bowery Boys: Volume Two - $19.99
The Bowery Boys: Volume Three - $17.99

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...dvd+collection
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Old 04-19-16, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bacigalup View Post
Two Bowery Boys Collections:

The Bowery Boys: Volume Two - $19.99
The Bowery Boys: Volume Three - $17.99

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...dvd+collection
But what are the odds of getting pressed copies from Amazon? These were initially pressed from Warner but with Amazon...

Still, at that price, I might be willing to take a chance.
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Old 04-19-16, 03:30 PM
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I'm still hoping Forbidden Hollywood 10 will be pressed (see it's thread elsewhere). It is listed as a MOD before release.
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Old 04-20-16, 01:29 AM
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My understanding is the very initial is pressed.

I own season one of "Awkward." which is an MOD. But what I got from Ebay was pressed. From what read on various blogs and message boards is that 1st outing is pressed.

The same thing I've read here about folks who ordered MODs and got pressed DVDs.
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Old 04-20-16, 08:36 AM
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But what are the odds of getting pressed copies from Amazon? These were initially pressed from Warner but with Amazon...

Still, at that price, I might be willing to take a chance.
The Vol. 2 collection that I bought back in November were pressed, but I guess it's the roll of the dice in what one will actually receive.

With that in mind, here are more WA collections on sale, starting with those priced at $19.99:

The Hildegarde Withers Mysteries Movies Collection:
http://www.amazon.com/Hildegarde-Wit...y%3A8219609011

The Philo Vance Murder Case Collection:
http://www.amazon.com/Philo-Vance-Mu...y%3A8219609011

Cheyenne: The Complete Sixth Season:
http://www.amazon.com/Cheyenne-Compl...y%3A8219609011

Maverick: The Complete Third Season:
http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Compl...y%3A8219609011

Also,

Assorted Monogram Cowboy collections $17.99 - $19.99:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_...id=10346811011

Bomba The Jungle Boy Volumes $17.99 - $19.99:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_...nid=1249189011
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Old 04-21-16, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link View Post
But what are the odds of getting pressed copies from Amazon? These were initially pressed from Warner but with Amazon...

Still, at that price, I might be willing to take a chance.
It's my understanding, which I think was confirmed by the WA years ago, that any WA titles from Amazon will be strictly burned and not pressed. I can't remember exactly where and when I read this, but I know I've avoided picking up MODs from Amazon that have been pressed by the WA. Has anyone ever gotten a pressed copy of an MOD from Amazon? If so, please report here as I am very tempted by the Bowery Boys discounted sets.
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Old 04-21-16, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ProfessorEcho View Post
It's my understanding, which I think was confirmed by the WA years ago, that any WA titles from Amazon will be strictly burned and not pressed. I can't remember exactly where and when I read this, but I know I've avoided picking up MODs from Amazon that have been pressed by the WA. Has anyone ever gotten a pressed copy of an MOD from Amazon? If so, please report here as I am very tempted by the Bowery Boys discounted sets.
Glenn, that's my memory also. I think i read it here. I know Amazon does burn a lot of cd's themselves.
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