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Old 03-28-05, 12:19 PM
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has anyone bought DVDs from Amazon since they got rid of the STL program?

my final STL order (Twilight Zone Season 2) is shipping tomorrow ^_^

just wondering cause I haven't bought any DVDs from Amazon since then
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I've purchased a few from Amazon UK (they have yet to arrive), but nothing from the US Amazon. DDD or Best Buy generally get my money.
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Nope.
I used to at least check Amazon, now I don't even bother.
Old 03-28-05, 03:30 PM
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Already received the last of my STL pre-orders, and haven't bought a thing from them since they did away with the program.
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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.

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Old 03-28-05, 03:33 PM
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I bought that 18-movie Warner Bros. Best Picture set set from Amazon. Their customer service was great cuz the set included the non-SE versions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest & Casablanca even though they were advertised as the SE versions. Amazon sent me the SE versions and had me send back the non-SE versions.
Old 03-28-05, 05:01 PM
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Nope, don't think I've bought a single DVD from them since they did away with STL.

I've love to see some numbers on how many people have stopped purchasing from them. Maybe they'll wake up after some execs see THOSE numbers.
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Not very many, but sometimes they still have good prices. But it wasn't STL that completely turned me away from them, it was their 89.99 per year "premium membership" or whatever it was. Ever since then, they have been raising prices across the board. They are just losing a competitive edge that helped them get in the plus side by getting rid of all the promo items that got customers to shop with them.
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nope..I just applied the GC or two I had to an existing order (that I had placed with STL in Dec or Jan) which just shipped today..haven't purchased since..
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Nope. And I probably won't again.
Old 03-28-05, 07:57 PM
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Purchased 2 Criterions from the Marketplace, because the prices were so great on them, but nothing direct from Amazon, and won't again, since they're rarely the lowest price, and offer no coupons, and no rewards, other than free shipping on $25 or more, while DDD has great prices and free shipping. Usually I just catch the lowest price at Best Buy, Circuit City, Target, or Wal-Mart on the first week out.
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I still use Amazon, though not nearly as much. In 2004, I bought over 40 boxsets from Amazon. This year, I expect that number will be closer to 10.
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I'm buying more than ever from amazon. Probably my favorite online dvd source. They've always given me great service.
Old 03-28-05, 09:17 PM
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No DVDs, CDs though
Old 03-28-05, 09:51 PM
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Oh yeah, I bought that Rick Steve's PBS Europe 6-DVD set....I have no idea why other than cuz it was cheap....I guess it could be usefull if I ever go to Europe.
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Absolutely not, and never will again (or until they bring back the program), and I sent an e-mail to them letting them know this. DDD or DVDPL for me.
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I don't order from amazon that much anyway. The last time I did was for four books. I would have ordered just 2, but added 2 more for the free shipping, and because I needed them anyway.

I hate the share the love is gone because once I learned about it used it for the Monster Legacy collection. Otherwise I would have gone with another DVD company.
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Not yet but I will soon... $150 on promo GCs. Gotta see about changing that rewards program.
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Once, right after it was gone (I was looking for STL on something right when it went away). Since then, I've looked at the site once, and unless someone posts a really great deal here, I probably won't be back there again anytime soon.
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I've purchased 1 or 2, but most of my DVD purchases go to DDD or Overstock.
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I purchased one DVD from the marketplace, but nothing from Amazon.com.
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no dvds but i did buy a dvd player lol
Old 03-29-05, 10:39 AM
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Come to think of it,nope.
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Books, yes. DVDs, no.
Old 03-29-05, 04:42 PM
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Sure... it' called comparison shopping. No one store has the cheapest price. I always manage to have some at Amazon and some at others like DDD and DVD Empire.

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