Heads up... three week-long Criterion sale at B&N starting July 10

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  1. Dick

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    50% off, including Blu-rays and DVD's. This, according to an employee at our local outlet who always keeps me in the loop about sales. This isn't quite as awesome as it once was, since Amazon routinely gives big breaks on many Criterion titles, but keep in mind that, if B&N doesn't have what you want in-store, you can order it for the same one-half off.
     
  2. Charles Smith

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    It's awesome enough. I savor the in-store shopping trips, and the additional 10% off. And boy do I have a LIST this time.
     
  3. Russell G

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    I jumped on here just to see if there was any news on this sale. Yup, I'm in a Criterion froth! :P

    Even with the added shipping to Canada the deal is typically to good to pass up. These are hard to find up here for under $38 cdn now.
     
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    Thanks for the tip....I buy most of my Criterion BD's during B & N's sales.
     
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    Thankfully last month's Amazon sale helped thin out my wish list, so my B&N bill won't be as high this time around.
     
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    Well, looks like I'll be getting The Last Days of Disco and Metropolitan BDs via B&N rather than amazon.com. Might pick up Rushmore, too.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!
    Definitely getting the David Lean box set, The 39 Steps, Shallow Grave and Certified Copy and maybe Twelve Angry Men!
     
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    Plan to get 39 Steps for myself, and my son is interested in M and 12 Angry Men.
    I've also heard rumors that in the past Amazon has sometimes match B&N's prices during the sale. Of course, they just had a lot of Criterion titles on sale over the past few months, so this might not happen this time.
    David
     
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    Yup. I'd be looking for 39 Steps myself.

    As much as I would like to upgrade my DVD of M...I am also trying to exercise restraint lately. Same issue with upgrading Being John Malkovich.

    But I don't have a DVD of Summer with Monika...
     
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    This. I've been really enjoying my foray into Hitchcock via Blu-Ray, and held off on The 39 Steps anticipating just such a sale.
    Thanks for the heads up, Dick!
     
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    Question to Chas in CT, what additional 10% off?
     
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    If you have a B&N membership ($25 a year), you always get 10% off on DVDs. During this sale, the 10% is taken after the 50%-off sale price, for an effective total discount of 55%. This is in-store only; the 10% membership discount doesn't apply to online orders (but you do get free shipping).
     
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    For online orders, if you are a AAA member you can go through their web portal and receive the same additional 10% discount.
    I have 4 or 5 Criterion titles on my wish list just waiting for this sale.
     
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    I notice that 39 Steps is $28 with a crossed out price of $40. When the sale starts will the price go up to the $40? I also notice free shipping if you spend $25.
     
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    The 50% is off MSRP.
     
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    I wish I had the restraint to wait for these sales. I always end up pre-ordering everything I want. Right now there's nothing I want, though I'll be watching Certified Copy very soon and that's likely to be one I'll want to buy.
     
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    And I, who for the most part have the restraint, wish we got more of an advanced warning for these sales. I have literally been waiting for this since May 1st..which is when I believe it began last year. June 1st.. nothing. July1st.. nothing. I had really chalked it up to them not having the sales any longer, when.. whamm.
     
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    Well, it has started.
    And somehow I got an extra deal. I put three titles in my cart, and was only charged for two. So, either there was an overlap with their prior sale (which I think was Buy 2, Get 1 Free), or my AAA discount was better than I thought (I went to B&N from the AAA site)
    Total for three Criterion Blu-Rays - $42.48 - 2@19.99 plus tax.
    Happy, Happy, Happy.
    David
     
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    The b2g1 deal worked for me too. It looks like an overlapping sale.
     
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    Thanks for posting, I jumped on and got 12 total! 8 at 50% off, 4 free, makes the $35 shipping to Canada a great deal!

    Now I have to save my money for the releases coming out in time for the winter sale...
     

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