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Old 03-29-05, 04:46 PM
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I love Amazon's customer service, which makes me a loyal customer. However, with the difference now without STL at about 15% or so, my purchases have been going to DDDVD.
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Nope. Even cancelled orders and just bought them at B&M stores (bambi, incredibles, mary poppins 40th). I even cancelled Harry Potter - there will be so many good offers on this one I figure why worry about finding another item to bring the total over $25 to get free shipping. I'll just go elsewhere - if of course they were the cheapest option, and I was able to get free shipping, I'd still go back. Stopping STL and gold box deals (not that the gold box ever had deals I wanted) were BAD moves.
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I haven't gotten anything there since they stopped the gold box and share the love. They are a good business, but without the discount, their prices get beat all over town. Plus, I miss the whole sharing love with friends aspect. Oh well. Their loss is another's gain.
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Nope. I'm canceling my Amazon credit card too once I get to 2500 points (only need to charge about $50 more). I usually buy from the store/site with the lowest price, and without STL and other promotions, Amazon is almost never the lowest anymore. DDD or DVDSoon for me.
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No, but I never used STL either. Too much hassle for me and 10% off their prices was rarely much (if any) better than Best Buy on big mainstream releases (which is mostly what I buy).
Old 04-09-05, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Shap
Nope. I'm canceling my Amazon credit card too once I get to 2500 points (only need to charge about $50 more). I usually buy from the store/site with the lowest price, and without STL and other promotions, Amazon is almost never the lowest anymore. DDD or DVDSoon for me.
me too, i am cancelling it next week as soon as the GC comes in, i did order lost (had $37 left on GC) from them but if it is cheaper anywhere else i will cancel it.
Old 04-09-05, 02:59 PM
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Just one. I used to have at least 4-5 monthly orders in the queue which I would never have considered buying were it not for STL. Part of me is grateful to amazon for helping me conserve my excessive DVD spending. There's no telling how much money I would have wasted had STL remained active.
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the only reason that I'm still really buying from them is cuz I have Borders gift cards from Christmas that I have to use
Old 04-11-05, 01:24 PM
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Kagemusha, but only because I had a $25 certificate.

I'll still buy there if by some miracle they have the best price. Since I pay tax at Amazon that's pretty unlikely, but it could happen.
Old 04-11-05, 01:54 PM
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Only the $20 Pee Wee's Playhouse boxes.
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I very rarely visit Amazon anymore. I bought a couple since STL fizzled, but Amazon very rarely gets my business anymore (at least for DVDs).
Old 04-11-05, 07:11 PM
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I pre-order 2 WB box sets but cancelled them when DDD had the WB box set sale. I placed an order for the WB noir set 2 with amazon but will cancel it if a better deal comes along before then.
Old 04-11-05, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LASERMOVIES
I placed one DVD order since STL stopped but that was because I had a $10 promotional GC to use. I will still order from Amazon if they have a sale, or the best price. But overall the amount of orders I place will dramatically be fewer since STL is no longer an option, and coupons no longer exist.
Same here. Since STL ended, I've only placed two orders with Amazon: the Pee-wee's Playhouse box sets (sale) and a preorder of Warner's Doris Day Collection (lowest online price + expiring $10 coupon.)

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Old 04-11-05, 08:32 PM
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Nope.
I used to at least check Amazon, now I don't even bother.
Ditto.
Old 04-12-05, 01:14 AM
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I haven't ordered anything since they dropped STL. I have a Borders GC that I will use up, but beyond that, I don't see myself shopping for DVDs there anymore.

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