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I just got a little teary-eyed thinking of the good-ol' days of DVD bargains...

I just got a little teary-eyed thinking of the good-ol' days of DVD bargains...

 
Old 05-07-03, 12:52 PM
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I just got a little teary-eyed thinking of the good-ol' days of DVD bargains...

Reading the thread in the bargains section about the best price for the Indiana Jones trilogy momentarily transported me back to 1999. For a second (or more) I thought:

Reel.com will have their usual 40% pre-order discount, plus I'd like to get the extended cut of The Two Towers around the same time (at the same 40% off). Also, there's always a $10 off $25 coupon floating around, not to mention 5% off via ****** and another 5% off using my ecard, and a $25 off $50 rebate plus free shipping rebate. It should look like this:

Indiana Jones Set (49.99 - 40% = 29.99)
Two Towers extended (39.99 - 40% = 24.99)
shipping= 2.94

total = 57.92

- 10% (two 5% offs)
- $10 off $25
- $25 off $50
- $2.94

for agrand total of $14.19 for both the Indiana Jones Set AND Two Towers extended cut!

That's what I'm gonna do!

...wait a minute...
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Old 05-07-03, 01:02 PM
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Instead of teary-eyed maybe you could use the search function?

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...light=reel.com
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I bought FOTR EE for $24.99 at Best Buy.

The good old days of internet deals have given way to the renaissance of cheap B&M's competing w/ each other
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I just paid $6.66 each for some DVDs (Best Buy sale last week) including one (Donnie Darko) that includes two separate commentary tracks, 20 deleted scenes, a music video and some other features as well. You can get Dirty Dancing for $10 or less, and it includes a commentary track and an hour and twenty minute concert.

Any one complaining about the general price range of DVDs needs to look back at the prices of laser discs, and the price of VHS movies during the 80's and early 90's.

For those who want to collect movies, NOW is the "good old days".
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How about this:

Starship Troopers
Batman
The Mask

800.com - all three for $1 shipped.
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Originally posted by Pants
I bought FOTR EE for $24.99 at Best Buy.

The good old days of internet deals have given way to the renaissance of cheap B&M's competing w/ each other
Today's B&M prices don't even come close to the old internet deals during the dot-com mania. I think that mjsavage has it about right.

(BTW, I got FOTR: EE for about $17 from Columbia House, better price than most places but hardly a great deal.)
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Today's B&M prices don't even come close to the old internet deals during the dot-com mania. I think that mjsavage has it about right.

(BTW, I got FOTR: EE for about $17 from Columbia House, better price than most places but hardly a great deal.)
Well I got FOTR: EE from Amazon for $12 after I netted out the movie cash that I received.
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Old 05-07-03, 03:29 PM
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I can't remember all of my 800.com 3 for $1 dvds off the top of my head right now, but one of them was:

Silence of the Lambs Criterion Collection!!!
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I remember the past very well.

Desperado / El Mariachi - Double Feature Special Edition
Bridge on the River Kwai, The - Limited Edition
Highlander - The Immortal Edition
Victoria and Albert
Lawrence of Arabia - Limited Edition

MSRP: $204.78
DVDPricesearch Best Deal : $134.83 shipped
Columbia House: $25 shipped

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Did you really get teary-eyed?
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I remeber those days well. Funny thing was, even though the deals were all over the place, I spent more money on DVD's then then I do now because the deals were too good to pass up you had to take advantage of all of them.

-Remember the error coupons: $20 off $20 or $40 off $40 at Buy.com.

-Or the price mistakes that they actually honoured, DVD's for $0.99.

-Reel.com $10 off $10 coupons plus 40% off preorders.

Man, that was sweet. Too bad we didnt have the DVD selection we do now.
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Go ahead and rub it in everyone face.
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Originally posted by Ænima
-Remember the error coupons: $20 off $20 or $40 off $40 at Buy.com.

-Or the price mistakes that they actually honoured, DVD's for $0.99.

-Reel.com $10 off $10 coupons plus 40% off preorders.
Or the $25 off $25 coupons at Cameraworld.com - yes they had DVD's.
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Just don't preorder from DVDWave, I'm still waiting for my copy of China Town from those dirty bastids. And that was from December of 1999.

My favorite was the Tuesday morning "window" at Red Star where the $5 coupon was valid with the 40% preorder price for all of about ten minutes right after midnight.

I was pretty much a sad and lonely loser.
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Or the point & click places where you spent 15 minutes a day and at the end of the month had enough points to get 3 or 4 FREE DVDs. I got nearly all of my Original Star Trek series that way. (Tear rolls down cheek).
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Anyone remember carclub.com. You would get a $15 stackable non-promo amazon GC for a sign up and then cancel a few days later. I got over $400 bucks free from them,not to mention I had about 15 hotmail accounts, just to manage them all and collect the cash. Took me over 1 1/2 years to spend all that cash. Oh how I miss it.

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Originally posted by bokonon
Just don't preorder from DVDWave, I'm still waiting for my copy of China Town from those dirty bastids. And that was from December of 1999.
Just be patient, I'm sure it will arrive soon.
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Did you really get teary-eyed?
yes. yes I did.
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Cough Cough my entire dvd collection in the exchange forum is a bargain cough cough

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Old 05-08-03, 01:49 AM
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I don't see why today's posters should feel bad for missing the bargains. Posters today have a much bigger selection of much better quality DVDs... and I'm happy to have the choice rather than big bargains.

Mind you, I don't mind the bargains either... ah, CYCD, how we did love thee
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Cheers to the good ol' days.
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Indiana Jones Set (49.99 - 40% = 29.99)
Two Towers extended (39.99 - 40% = 24.99)
shipping= 2.94

total = 57.92

- 10% (two 5% offs)
- $10 off $25
- $25 off $50
- $2.94

for agrand total of $14.19 for both the Indiana Jones Set AND Two Towers extended cut!
Since when can you use 4 or 5 different coupons on the same order? Last time I checked no store on earth would let that fly. Correct me if I'm wrong, cause I'd be glad to know of a place, but it seems outrageous.
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Don't forget echo.com. Listen to music, rate it, and refer people, get Hundreds in Amazon GC's. I got well over $500 in amazon GCs from them.
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Since when can you use 4 or 5 different coupons on the same order? Last time I checked no store on earth would let that fly. Correct me if I'm wrong, cause I'd be glad to know of a place, but it seems outrageous.
He's talking about the good old days when coupons were stackable. Yes they really did allow you to do that on top of the 40% off and the misprice so your total for DVDs was pretty close to free if you handled it right. Of course so many online retailers went nder because of this so that's why you don't see anyone doing it anymore.
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Anyone remember "What's Hot Now?" It was a 'click for points' site where you rated what was popular. They had thousands of things you could rate, and then convert your points into DVDs and videogames. A little program called "ghost mouse" and a tied up phone line between 9pm and 7am made me a TON of points. I turned them into the 1st James Bond set, and a few more DVDs that escape me, along with 5 or 6 video games for my kids.

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