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B1G1F on Blu-ray Discs, through 3/8/09

Old 03-04-09, 09:41 AM
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B1G1F on Blu-ray Discs, through 3/8/09

[I am starting this thread because I would prefer that discussion of this sale be put here, rather than in the Sale Offer Code thread.]

As readers of the Sale Offer Code thread have seen, thejester has found three codes that offer Buy One Get One Free on Blu-ray Discs:
802168
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809068

The codes are reportedly unlimited, meaning that one can buy numerous BDs and get freebies for each. No free shipping with the code and no sitewide free shipping thus far. Expiration is said to be 11:59 PM EST 3/8/09 but since daylight savings time starts on the 8th, it may be "EDT" instead.
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Old 03-04-09, 11:11 AM
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Re: B1G1F on Blu-ray Discs, through 3/8/09

I ordered:

Little Miss Sunshine
Silence of the Lambs

I'm going to wait a day or so to see if we get free shipping before I order any more. Thanks for the heads up! I am starting to run short of wants from CH as my list is now under ten.
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Old 03-04-09, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
No free shipping kills the deal......no thanks.
If you have a fulfilled account, I agree. But with an unfulfilled account it is an ok deal even without free shipping:

Suppose one bought two $34.95 MSRP titles, one for fulfillment, the other free. The total cost would be $31.19. Less $15 for the fulfillment credit the cost would be about $16, for an average cost of about $8 each. Sure, it would be better with free shipping, but that's not bad for otherwise expensive BD titles such as The Princess Bride IMO.

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Actually, the numbers come out to about $10 rather than $8 because the lack of free shipping throws off the calculations somewhat:

Enrollment:
6 x 49 + $9.95 = $12.89 (7 DVDs)

Fulfillment, using $34.95 MSRP BDs:
$26.21 + (free BD) + $26.21 + (free BD) + $8.96 (shipping) = $61.38 (4 BDs)

Total:
$12.89 + $61.38 = $74.27 (7 DVDs plus 4 BDs)

Average relative cost of BDs:
($74.27 - ($4.80 x 7))/4 = ($74.27 - $33.60)/4 = $40.67/4 = $10.1675

Still a decent deal for $34.95 MSRP BDs. It would be less for $28.95 or $29.95 MSRP BDs and more for $39.95 MSRP BDs, of course.


And, before someone says it, yes, I know that many BD buyers have no interest in buying DVDs and are proud of that fact. But I opened a new membership a month ago precisely so I could fulfill it with BDs, as new titles of interest became available over the next few months.

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Old 03-04-09, 11:58 AM
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thanks,even w/o free shipping its still not bad.better than best buy.i'll probably order just a few and wait also
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Dang, I read from someone on here that Columbia House was doing away with the B1G1 FREE with blurays. Just last week I ordered 3 blurays and used a the B1G1 and picked regular dvds. Do you think it is possible to cancel what I have only received one of the discs so far. Any opinions on sending them back, maybe just right return to sender, or should i try to call and just change my free discs to blurays?
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Or can I call and just join over the phone...will they give me my account information so I can order the blurays before the sale is off?
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Re: B1G1F on Blu-ray Discs, through 3/8/09

Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
Or can I call and just join over the phone...will they give me my account information so I can order the blurays before the sale is off?
No way to know for sure. I'd call them and see if they are willing to let you swap titles for this deal, or cancel what has not shipped yet. But I wouldn't recommend refusing what you ordered. You don't want to get blacklisted.
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Originally Posted by lizard View Post
And, before someone says it, yes, I know that many BD buyers have no interest in buying DVDs and are proud of that fact. But I opened a new membership a month ago precisely so I could fulfill it with BDs, as new titles of interest became available over the next few months.
I am one of those people, but that doesn't stop me. I open TV club accounts. I will gladly take two TV sets for $9.95, and fulfill with B1G1 BD deals such as this. Unfortunately, I already fulfilled my account. But I just applied for a new account, and hopefullly it will be approved before this deal ends.
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Re: B1G1F on Blu-ray Discs, through 3/8/09

Woohoo. I have been keeping an unfulfilled account open and stocking my wishlist with new releases, waiting for a Blu-ray B1G1.

Sure, it's not the BEST deal around, since there's no free shipping. But it's a decent deal, and relatively easy. Easier than hunting around for one title at a time, checking prices every week for the best deal.

Plus, since I only had 2 pre-orders, I get the bonus of opening a box full of lots of Blu-rays. It's like a little Christmas all over again.
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
I am one of those people, but that doesn't stop me. I open TV club accounts. I will gladly take two TV sets for $9.95, and fulfill with B1G1 BD deals such as this. Unfortunately, I already fulfilled my account. But I just applied for a new account, and hopefullly it will be approved before this deal ends.
This. With a little patience, I can usually get the TV shows I want, and the blu-rays I want, for decent prices by cycling accounts and waiting for sales. I always keep one account open, even if it's fulfilled, until there are more TV sets available for enrollment that I want. Then do a quick cycle, and wait for the next B1G1 on Blu-ray.
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Another HDL TV Club man. I just got Doctor Who Series 4 and Reaper and I'm now ready to fulfill with some Blu-rays.
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Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James View Post
Another HDL TV Club man. I just got Doctor Who Series 4 and Reaper and I'm now ready to fulfill with some Blu-rays.
Exact same order I placed!!! How long did it take them to open your latest HDL account? I'm hoping they can do mine within 4 days.
I could not believe DW was available as an enrollment! That's gotta be the best bargain there!

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I submitted the application late in the evening on a Monday and received the Welcome to the Club! email early Thursday morning. So it took about 60 hours until I was able to sign in on the site.
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Gotta say after joining FOR this deal, waiting for this deal, getting excited when the e-mail showed up this morning......really disappointing to see I am still paying $30 after shipping and tax for catalog titles that are normally about $15.99 at Amazon.

Would really like it to work with box sets too so I could get Bourne & Batman. Anyhow, glad it works for some of you!
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Originally Posted by jkzahn View Post
Would really like it to work with box sets too so I could get Bourne & Batman. Anyhow, glad it works for some of you!
Box sets will never ever ever be included in B1G1 deals (as the free item), but once or twice a year they do offer free shipping on box sets.
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I submitted the application late in the evening on a Monday and received the Welcome to the Club! email early Thursday morning. So it took about 60 hours until I was able to sign in on the site.
Thanks for the info. If they approve apps on weekends, I might be OK. If not, I'm probably screwed getting to fulfill my account with this code...
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Gotta say after joining FOR this deal, waiting for this deal, getting excited when the e-mail showed up this morning......really disappointing to see I am still paying $30 after shipping and tax for catalog titles that are normally about $15.99 at Amazon.

Would really like it to work with box sets too so I could get Bourne & Batman. Anyhow, glad it works for some of you!

You gotta learn to just buy the ones from CH that average out the best deal you can find. The ones you can get cheaper from Amazon just get them from Amazon. I wanted Little Miss Sunshine and it was 25 bucks plus tax everywhere I looked. I also somewhat wanted Silence of the Lambs and besides it having a crappy case and seeming half-assed it too is averaging about 25 bucks or more. I'm getting both of these from CH for a bit over 30. This is the type of scenario that makes these CH Blu-Ray sales ideal. I also plan on pre-ordering Final Destination and taking A History of Violence for free. Even if I don't get free shipping on both of those it will come out right at 26 dollars for a 13 apiece average which is better than I'll get anywhere else for a new copy of these movies. And Slumdog will be mine before this sale is over.
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Well, I went all-in. Had two accounts to fulfill, so I ended up getting a total of 8 Blu-rays: Slumdog Millionaire, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Cadillac Records, Milk, Lakeview Terrace, W., Raging Bull, and The French Connection. Grand total of $147.42 with NY tax and shipping, average of $18.42 each. Nothing to write home about, but lower prices than average (and lower than I'd get at the bi-annual 20% off sales) and those accounts are done.
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ordered BDS= Above the Law
SOL,Donnie Darko and LA Confidential.
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This is just okay, imo. I looked through and the cheapest you'll get the these is about $15 each plus the S&H. That is for Blu-rays like Reservoir Dogs and Total Recall, which have a "bargain" price point of $10.
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The Promotion Code ...... is not valid.
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my rookie mistake - thx!
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I ordered 8 at about $16 each. The cheapest any of them are online, including Amazon, is $22. Good deal.
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Originally Posted by Tweakophyte View Post
This is just okay, imo. I looked through and the cheapest you'll get the these is about $15 each plus the S&H. That is for Blu-rays like Reservoir Dogs and Total Recall, which have a "bargain" price point of $10.
That's true unless one has an unfulfilled account. That's why most of us cycle accounts to get much lower costs on DVDs and BDs. Buying DVDs or BDs on a fulfilled account usually isn't much better than a good sale at Amazon.

That's life with Columbia House: you are either willing to cycle accounts or you end up paying a LOT more for the convenience of not cycling.
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