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Old 04-16-10, 06:43 AM
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Newbury Comics 30% off Used DVDs April 17 in store only

Tomorrow as part of Record Store Day 30% off Used CDs and DVDs!
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yes, I'll be back again (since the prior 32% off anniversary sale), but at a different store to see what they have. Wish it was off new stuff too, but I'm not complaining.
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Re: Newbury Comics 30% off Used DVDs April 17 in store only

Awesome. I missed the 32% off sale so I might check this one out.
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Yuck. Why only used merchandise?
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yes, I'll be back again (since the prior 32% off anniversary sale), but at a different store to see what they have. Wish it was off new stuff too, but I'm not complaining.
That is why during the 32% off sale I bought all New, I figured that they would just do Used for Record Store Day.
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Yuck. Why only used merchandise?
Used isn't bad at all. I got some sick deals on "used" stuff in the last sale. See that thread for more info, I got some totally mint titles for much less than what I would've paid for them new, some in fact were new but marked as used. Same condition (sans the annoying shrinkwrap and security tape), so what's the difference? Granted, you won't be able to get any new releases.
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That is why during the 32% off sale I bought all New, I figured that they would just do Used for Record Store Day.
I hear ya, but I'm glad I got the extra 2% off new and some used titles last time too, that little bit is not much, but I'll take it anytime!

30% off puts $5.99 used titles at $4.19. Quite a deal if the disc is in mint condition (I'm 8 for 8 on the only titles I bought there, which were all during the last sale from only one location). Maybe I got lucky, but I would definitely buy again.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Yuck. Why only used merchandise?
That's normal for Newbury Comics. It's a bonus (usually two or three times per year) when new merchandise is included. But I believe last Xmas when they began doing weekly "flash" sales that number increased.

Within the last couple of years I also believe it's become their business model. They buy a ton of used DVDs/CDs and generally have a helluva mark up on newer catalog and obscure releases. Older catalog stuff can be dirt cheap however.

They have always bought and sold used, but over the last couple of years their used selections have grown much larger over time. It's also probably not a bad move ..for a B&M competing with constant online deals ..and they are still around.
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I've taken to waiting for their B1G1 sale on used DVD's. They done it 2 or 3 times since just before Christmas. Can't beat it if you're looking for numerous titles and can find them at the same price. That's a 50% off sale!
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Old 04-17-10, 01:21 PM
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Re: Newbury Comics 30% off Used DVDs April 17 in store only

Went to the Avon MA. store I only picked up 2 movies

The Misfits and Edmond for a total of $5.94 including tax.

I doubt I will make it to any other stores ,quiet a drop off from previous Record Store Day purchases 2 years ago I dropped $140.00 and last year around $70.00 at this rate next year will be $0.00.
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I doubt I will make it to any other stores ,quiet a drop off from previous Record Store Day purchases 2 years ago I dropped $140.00 and last year around $70.00 at this rate next year will be $0.00.
Same here, although I did make it to a few stores - Burlington, Newton and Norwood.

Dark Knight BR - 8.40
Batman Begins BR - 8.40
Heat BR - 10.50
..and a few CDs (+three freebies since I arrived early enough to snag some schwag)

Very little of interest this year.

But I think the recent 32% off everything Anniversary sale killed off a lot of stock available for today's sale. Except for Burlington, the BR sections were wiped out at the other locations.
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Burlington looked pretty picked over around 330, but that store seems to have the biggest BR section of all the stores.

I hit up Danvers, Saugus and Burlington. Picked up:
Wizard of Oz Blu Box set
Breaking Bad Season 2 Blu
Halloween Blu
Clockwork Orange Blu
Star Wars blu
Flight of the Concords Season 2

an elvis box set and some CDs, spent about $150
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Re: Newbury Comics 30% off Used DVDs April 17 in store only

I didn't get too much, either, but I'm happy with my purchases. I'm glad those 50% off giftcards came in time, too!

Iron Man Steelbook
Beowulf Steelbook
Man on Fire Steelbook
Batman Beyond Season 2
Batman Beyond Season 3

All for $47.55 ($23.78 after the gift cards, of course )

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Old 04-18-10, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Lastdaysofrain View Post
Burlington looked pretty picked over around 330, but that store seems to have the biggest BR section of all the stores.
Agreed with the size of the section. I was there around 11:30 - looks like they did some very good business. And I've never seen the Norwood store so busy at once - right at store opening. Everyone piled in for the free goodies. The CD section was stacked with people ..leaving me to waltz freely through the film aisles. Too bad there wasn't much stock to look at.
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