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Old 03-06-07, 01:33 PM
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CH.Com Deals

I thought it'd be cool to keep track of deals available on Ch.com that spring up every now and then for those with CH.com accounts.

Right now here's what we've found:

FEATURES:
The Natural 2-Disc $9.99 (pre-order)
Lawrence of Arabia 2-Disc $9.99 (pre-order)
Gandhi, 25 Anniversary Collector's Edition, Pre-order, 2 discs $9.98
Cinema Paradiso 2-Disc $9.98
The Ten Commandments 50th Anniversary Collection $10.00
Sybil 30Th Anniversary Edition $9.99
Platoon 20th Anniversary Edition $9.98
The Guns of Navarone Collector's Edition (Pre-Order) $9.98
Until Death (Pre-Order) $9.99
The Tempest (Pre-Order) $8.22
Sublime (Unrated) (Pre-Order) $9.99

SETS:
The Pedro Almodovar Collection - $20.99
The Munsters Season One $20.99
The Munsters Season Two $20.99
Addams Vamily Vol. 1 $17.99
Addams Family Vol. 2 $17.99 (pre-order)
Welcome Back Kotter Season 1 $17.99 (pre-order)
Film Noir Classics Collection: Volume 3-5 Timeless Suspense 1946 $29.95
Film Noir Classic Collection: 5 Timeless Suspense Thrillers - Volume 2 1945$29.95
5 Film Noir: Killer Classics 1945 $17.99
Film Noir Classic Collection: 5 Timeless Suspense Thrillers 1944 $29.95
The Val Lewton Horror Collection $35.95
Best Picture & Oscar Collection $119.99 (Amadeus, An American in Paris, Ben-Hur, The Broadway Melody of 1929, Casablanca, Gigi, Grand Hotel, The Great Ziegfeld, The Life of Emile Zola, Mrs. Miniver, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Gone With the Wind: Four-Disc Collector’s Edition, plus Special Editions of Around the World in 80 Days, Chariots of Fire, Driving Miss Daisy, My Fair Lady and Unforgiven.)


And of course free shipping.

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Old 03-06-07, 01:50 PM
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does ch.com have the val lewton box set and the film noir box sets?
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Old 03-06-07, 02:10 PM
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The Val Lewton Horror Collection
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Simone Simon Special Club Price $35.95 no other purchase
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Film Noir Classics Collection: Volume 3-5 Timeless Suspense 1946 Full Screen
Special $29.95
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Robert Montgomery, Jane Russell

Film Noir Classic Collection: 5 Timeless Suspense Thrillers - Volume 2 1945 Full Screen
Special $29.95
Starring: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan

5 Film Noir: Killer Classics 1945 Full Screen
Special $17.99
Starring: Edmund O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler

Film Noir Classic Collection: 5 Timeless Suspense Thrillers 1944 Full Screen
Special $29.95
Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Shirley, Otto Kruger
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Old 03-06-07, 02:39 PM
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just to make sure we're on the same page... these are ch.com prices right? and not columbiahouse.com prices?
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
just to make sure we're on the same page... these are ch.com prices right? and not columbiahouse.com prices?
yes the ch.com prices where you get Free shipping on everything :0)
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Old 03-06-07, 03:34 PM
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They still charge me sales tax but there's a deal every now and then.

Gandhi, 25 Anniversary Collector's Edition, Pre-order, 2 discs $9.98
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They still charge me sales tax but there's a deal every now and then.

Gandhi, 25 Anniversary Collector's Edition, Pre-order, 2 discs $9.98
Thanks, missed that one.
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Old 03-06-07, 07:10 PM
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Here are a couple more I've stumbled across:

The Guns of Navarone Collector's Edition (Pre-Order) $9.99
The Dead Girl (Pre-Order) $9.99
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Old 03-06-07, 07:29 PM
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a few more:

Until Death (Pre-Order) $9.99
The Tempest (Pre-Order) $8.22
Sublime (Unrated) (Pre-Order) $9.99
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Old 03-06-07, 10:37 PM
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Almost 200 older versions of DVDs are $7.95 list and are on sale for $4.71, such as:
2660702 Platoon Special Edition
3065406 Rain Man Special Edition
2648400 The Princess Bride Special Edition


Click on DVDs under $15 and pick the $7.95 and under list.
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Old 03-07-07, 04:20 AM
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is there an faq thread on ch.com... i had no idea this existed till just now
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Old 03-07-07, 11:06 AM
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^ No, not really. But we have been using this thread for Q&A about CH.com accounts. At this point it is unclear whether or not Columbia House is still accepting CH.com applications.

In general, CH.com isn't as good a deal as cycling through regular DVD club accounts. But it is a lot less hassle.
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Old 03-10-07, 07:12 AM
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^ No, not really. But we have been using this thread for Q&A about CH.com accounts. At this point it is unclear whether or not Columbia House is still accepting CH.com applications.

In general, CH.com isn't as good a deal as cycling through regular DVD club accounts. But it is a lot less hassle.
Thanks for the info
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Originally Posted by lizard
^ No, not really. But we have been using this thread for Q&A about CH.com accounts. At this point it is unclear whether or not Columbia House is still accepting CH.com applications.

In general, CH.com isn't as good a deal as cycling through regular DVD club accounts. But it is a lot less hassle.
I've never had a ch.com membership so I'm speaking strictly from conjecture here...

I've always thought you might do better at ch.com if you were primarily interested in box sets since those get free shipping all the time while at the "regular" club free shipping on boxes is very rare. Aren't most sets at ch.com the same (or lower) price than the "regular" club?
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Old 03-10-07, 04:01 PM
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I've always thought you might do better at ch.com if you were primarily interested in box sets since those get free shipping all the time while at the "regular" club free shipping on boxes is very rare. Aren't most sets at ch.com the same (or lower) price than the "regular" club?

yes, CH.com does seem to be really good for sets because of the free shipping. This is the first time I've had a CH.com account and I signed up for it so I could quickly get enrolled and order the Almodovar set.

Often times CH prices for box sets are cheaper than anywhere else. This is meaningless in the regular club (unless you are getting more than one fulfillment out of them) because of their horrid shipping prices on sets, but with the CH.com club, they are often good deals.

I'll probably keep this account open for a long time because there are no director's selections!!! This is I think the biggest plus. No worrying about the monthly titles to decline, so it's the perfect account to keep open in case a really good sale/misprice comes along (i.e. Almodovar set) or in case you want access to ch prices and such but don't have a regular account open at the time.
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Often times CH prices for box sets are cheaper than anywhere else. This is meaningless in the regular club (unless you are getting more than one fulfillment out of them) because of their horrid shipping prices on sets, but with the CH.com club, they are often good deals.
I know it seems like that, but even with the outrageous shipping charges, the $20-$39 one-fulfillment sets are still actually a better deal through the regular club than ch.com.

I'll probably keep this account open for a long time because there are no director's selections!!! This is I think the biggest plus. No worrying about the monthly titles to decline, so it's the perfect account to keep open in case a really good sale/misprice comes along (i.e. Almodovar set) or in case you want access to ch prices and such but don't have a regular account open at the time.
This is a valid point, as the convenience and the saved time and effort of applying, waiting for approval, dealing with DSs, etc. are certainly worth something. And I agree having an ative ch.com is a very good idea for the reasons you mentioned.

But let's say you have a fulfilled ch.com account and an open unfulfilled regular club account, and you want, say the Godfather Collection for $32.99...you should order it through the regular club, even though it would appear to be $8 more expensive. This becomes even more true if there's a BOGO deal going or if the set is $40+ but even without those factors, the fulfillment is worth more than the $8 s/h. I hope that makes sense.

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Old 03-11-07, 11:45 AM
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^ Each fulfillment credit is "worth" about $16 under standard deals. That more than covers the shipping charge if the price of the set is the same at CH.com and the regular DVD club. Factor in sale offers in the regular club, such as BOGOF, and the regular club is an even better deal.

CH.com is sometimes a better deal for those who choose not to cycle accounts but, rather, buy DVDs above and beyond the required commitment. Even so, a sale offer in the regular club can make for a better deal there.

Also, CH.com is often a better deal for "special" priced items, such as sets, that are priced below $19.95 because they can't be used for fulfillment and can't be used as freebies in BOGOF offers in the regular club. But such titles might be available elsewhere, such as DDD, for less.

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Dreamgirls (Two-Disc Showstopper Edition) $20.99
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Old 03-16-07, 09:34 PM
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All of the Columbia titles that are $19.98 elsewhere, like The Last Detail and Dead Reckoning, are $9.98.
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Old 03-30-07, 03:45 PM
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Another benefit of this club I've just discovered is free shipping on funcash orders. I just ordered 5 titles using my funcash and it came to $0.00.
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Old 03-31-07, 05:35 AM
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So far I'm still a fan of Columbia House over CH.com -- For instance, on the Dreamgirls Showstopper Edition. I pre-ordered from Columbia House for $2 more than that deal posted above... BUT I got The Departed 2-disc SE for free when I did that while at the same time fulfilling a commitment title. Plus free shipping on both.
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Ringu Anthology is $25.79.
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Old 04-11-07, 11:45 AM
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Well, since there's been a lull in my applications for a second Columbia House account, I decided to sign up for ch.com and see what they got. If nothing else, I knocked a couple more WB Two-Disc SE's off my wish list (Bringing Up Baby and Shawshank Redemption) for just under $5 each for joining. The free DVDs were slim pickin's but at least those two were on there!
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What is the difference between columbia house and ch.com?
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