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Jazzinator 05-20-11 01:05 AM

Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
It's been a while, but Blockbuster is supposed to running their sale again on used DVDs and Blu-rays. The sale was supposed to start Tuesday as a secret sale advertised on Dish Network, and then they are supposed to put up signs for sale beginning this weekend. The secret sale could be offered to in-store customers but no signs could be put up.

Some sample titles I picked up:

127 Hours
Buried
Due Date
Easy A
Machete
A Single Man
Winter's Bone
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Good hunting!

wormraper 05-20-11 01:06 AM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 

Originally Posted by Jazzinator (Post 10781238)
It's been a while, but Blockbuster is supposed to running their sale again on used DVDs and Blu-rays. The sale was supposed to start Tuesday as a secret sale advertised on Dish Network, and then they are supposed to put up signs for sale beginning this weekend. The secret sale could be offered to in-store customers but no signs could be put up.

Some sample titles I picked up:

127 Hours
Buried
Due Date
Easy A
Machete
A Single Man
Winter's Bone
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Good hunting!

I'm assuming those titles you got were DVD and not Blu ray??

Jazzinator 05-20-11 01:32 AM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
Their sale is supposed to be running on Blu-rays as well - I didn't check the Blu-ray table, thought there were quite a few choices there. Sorry.

Preterite 05-20-11 10:19 AM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
Blu-ray thread here.

Went by the only BB within 20 miles of the house and picked up the following:

Girl Who Played with Fire BR
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo DVD
Hurt Locker BR
Zombieland BR
Get Smart BR (hey, I needed a fifth!)

wormraper 05-20-11 12:10 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
I knew about the $5 for $20 on the $9.99 blu's. I was just verifying if the 3 for $20 was ringing up on the $12.99 and above blus

DVD-Obsession 05-20-11 01:35 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
I just got back from Blockbuster and the sale is from 5/20 - 6/6. 5 for $20 is for DVDs and BRs $9.99 or less. 3 for $20 is for only DVDs $14.99 or less no BRs.

wormraper 05-20-11 01:37 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 

Originally Posted by DVD-Obsession (Post 10782117)
I just got back from Blockbuster and the sale is from 5/20 - 6/6. 5 for $20 is for DVDs and BRs $9.99 or less. 3 for $20 is for only DVDs $14.99 or less no BRs.

is that what you were told or is that what's ringing up in the register?? cuz many times those are 2 separate things

joe_b 05-20-11 01:51 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
The sales was 5 for $25 at my store. The manager told me the 5 for $20 offer was only for those that got in on the secret sale earlier this week. I have to call bullshit here. Despite the in-store signs, I believe their Facebook page states the 5 for $20 sale is running through June 6th.

Can I contact corporate to complain (if this really is a chain-wide sale) or is it really a YMMV situation?

DVD-Obsession 05-20-11 01:51 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
I just bought DVDs from them and that's what the store and register states and rings up. Plus they have a flyer that they hand out when you checkout that indicates what the prices are and the start and end of the sale.

wormraper 05-20-11 01:57 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 

Originally Posted by joe_b (Post 10782144)
The sales was 5 for $25 at my store. The manager told me the 5 for $20 offer was only for those that got in on the secret sale earlier this week. I have to call bullshit here. Despite the in-store signs, I believe their Facebook page states the 5 for $20 sale is running through June 6th.

Can I contact corporate to complain (if this really is a chain-wide sale) or is it really a YMMV situation?

yeah, your manager was basically just trying to pad his sales by adding in the $5 for soda and candy (which they REALLY are trying to push) into the deal... basically forcing you to buy it. if you had just bought 5 movies they would have rang up for $20

joe_b 05-20-11 02:11 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
He wouldn't sell me the movies without the snacks. There was signage all over the store touting the candy and soda as a "bonus" with the 5 for $25 deal. The signs looked professional, not something he just whipped up himself. But if this is true, then he's a major douchebag!

jwstl 05-20-11 03:15 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 

Originally Posted by joe_b (Post 10782200)
He wouldn't sell me the movies without the snacks. There was signage all over the store touting the candy and soda as a "bonus" with the 5 for $25 deal. The signs looked professional, not something he just whipped up himself. But if this is true, then he's a major douchebag!

He's wrong. I've purchased at 3 different BBs during this sale and all 3 asked me if I wanted to take advantage of the soda/candy/popcorn offer for an additional $5. I said "No" and paid my $20 plus tax.

MrSmearkase 05-20-11 07:19 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
Anybody seen Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam? If so, how much was it?

laidbacklarkin 05-20-11 10:33 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
The Hurt Locker
Slumdog Millionaire
Red Cliff (Part 1 and 2)
Paranormal Activity
500 Days of Summer
Star Trek
The Road
The Last House on the Left

$4 each for the BD version - not a scratch on any of the disc. Either they are excess inventory or they have been subject to that scratch removal machine. Happy

joe_b 05-21-11 01:01 AM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 

Originally Posted by jwstl (Post 10782328)
He's wrong. I've purchased at 3 different BBs during this sale and all 3 asked me if I wanted to take advantage of the soda/candy/popcorn offer for an additional $5. I said "No" and paid my $20 plus tax.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Does anyone know how to go about e-mailing corporate? It seems the contact section on Blockbuster.com only pertains to online rentals and website feedback.

DVD-Obsession 05-24-11 07:01 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
I'm not sure if this is any different from what you've tried but this URL address gives you multiple options: www.blockbuster.com/help

Sorraffy 05-24-11 09:05 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
I was in Blockbuster for the BluRay sale but looked through the displays they had set up that had the 3 for $20 dvds in them ... some pretty good titles I noticed (How to Train Your Dragon, Inception, and The Town to name a few)

laidbacklarkin 05-28-11 04:46 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
Picked up as part of the 5 for $20 promotion:

A Prophet
Before the Devil Knows You Are Dead
Zack and Miri make a Porno
Donnie Brasco
District 13 Ultimatum

They're putting out more stuff, there was a second table I saw today with BD's and the girl at the register said they will some more stuff out tomm although she said many would be more of the same. B/W this and Big Lots' new stock, am going bankrupt.

mike07 05-29-11 03:49 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
Picked up the following part of the 5 for $20 promotion. Since we only have one Blu-ray player I decided to stay exclusive to DVD for the time-being but couldn't pass up Marley & Me for $4 (especially when they still had the DVD version on the $14.99 table).


Marley & Me (2008) - Blu-ray Disc
Old Dogs (2009) DVD
Love Finds a Home (2009)
G-Force (2009)
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

All discs especially the Disney titles were in pristine condition. I wanted to pick up more but since I don't get paid until next week I had limited funds. Fortunately the sale doesn't expire until June 6th :)

asianxcore 05-30-11 02:04 AM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
I've been mostly buying BDs from this sale, but I might have to check my local store for DVDs (possibly) tomorrow.

I made a short stop earlier today and saw the Shout Factory Piranha DVD for $9.99. I already have it, but it makes me wonder what other good stuff is marked down to $9.99 that qualifies for this sale.

Bachmelle 05-30-11 02:22 AM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
Picked up the aforementioned Piranha.

Also:

Primer
Big Fan
Tokyo!
Persepolis (Blu)

joe_b 05-30-11 05:01 AM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 

Originally Posted by DVD-Obsession (Post 10788277)
I'm not sure if this is any different from what you've tried but this URL address gives you multiple options: www.blockbuster.com/help

Thanks. I sent an e-mail and got this response over the weekend:

Our employees are not trained to treat our customers in the manner you reported, and in no way does this reflect how we conduct business in our stores. Rest assured that this will be forwarded for corrective actions.
So they basically confirmed that this manager was wrong in not honoring an advertised sale. Still, I have little doubt these "combo deals" came at the suggestion of corporate. If this manager had simply given me the option of declining the candy and soda add-on, I wouldn't have reported him at all. But telling me the 5 for $20 deal had ended on the 19th was an outright lie and he knew it.

Blockbuster also requested my contact information, so maybe they'll give me a free rental or something?

asianxcore 05-30-11 01:42 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
Actually bought some DVDs from this sale today :)

27 Dresses
Burning Bright
Night Of The Demons (2009)
Hot Tub Time Machine
The Crazies
Leap Year (.99)

Steve 05-30-11 04:00 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
most of the ones I wanted (Buried, Zombieland, ninja assassin,etc.) were not there. For the first time I actually saw a LARGER pile of blu-ray for $5/20 than DVDs!

I really need to get a BR player...getting a $4 SD DVD when I could get a $4 BR just seems strange.

joe_b 05-30-11 04:51 PM

Re: Blockbuster DVD sale - 5 for $20 / 3 for $20
 
Pretty sizeable .99 pre-viewed DVD sale going on today only at my local store. Hopefully this is chainwide. I'd normally start a new thread, but I'm probably posting this too late in the day for the info to be useful. Lots of good stuff that I already owned or had just picked up on blu-ray for $4 at the same store. Here are some of the titles I remember:

Away We Go
Dark Water (Remake)
Franklyn
The Informant! (Rental Version)
Leap Year
Letters to Juliet
The Men Who Stare at Goats
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Remake - Rental Version)
Nothing Like the Holidays
Observe and Report
Paranormal Activity
Splice (Rental Version)
Synecdoche, New York
Youth in Revolt
Zombieland

There were plenty of other random titles I can't recall off the top of my head. I showed restraint though - I passed on several that I figured I'd rather own on blu or could eventually buy for 0.89 from one of the GoHastings free shipping promos. :lol: The only DVD I purchased was Triangle with Melissa George, which was the only copy in the sale bin.


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