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Criterion Special to start at Barnes and Noble


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#1 of 46 OFFLINE   scribe1964

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Posted June 25 2009 - 08:26 AM

Hello, everyone. I just wanted to announce that starting July 7th, Barnes & Noble is going to have a special on Criterion DVDs - 30% off. It's only going to be certain Criterion titles and I believe they're going to change the titles every week. probably through the end of the month. That's all the details I have at the moment.

#2 of 46 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted June 25 2009 - 09:13 PM

Ric:

GREAT news, but you may want to ask one of the mods to move it to the "Bargains and Deals" section of the forum...

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Posted June 26 2009 - 06:39 AM

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Posted June 26 2009 - 06:42 AM

Only issue is sometimes they don't get in all the releases anyhow. Onyl two stores in the MPLS twin cities area got Last Year at Marienbad on BLURAY and when Seventh Seal was released on BLU only 1 store got the BD release.

They need to order in all new releases and decide to stock more once they sale out of most titles.

Very few stores seem to stock the Criterion titles at all esp since 98% of Borders stores don't sale these types of releases any longer. Best Buy doesn't stock Criterion hardly at all except for maybe Ben. Button.

Barnes and Noble could have the brick on mortar stores cornered by making sure these titles are stocked and on time.

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#5 of 46 OFFLINE   vanourney

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Posted June 29 2009 - 02:37 AM

Oh cool so 30% of the jacked up 300% increase that Barnes and Noble charges for DVDs should mean that with the discount, I can purchase a Criterion DVD at Barnes and Noble for around $50 when I could still purchase it on Amazon for $25.

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Posted July 02 2009 - 06:32 PM


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Originally Posted by scribe1964 

Hello, everyone. I just wanted to announce that starting July 7th, Barnes & Noble is going to have a special on Criterion DVDs - 30% off. It's only going to be certain Criterion titles and I believe they're going to change the titles every week. probably through the end of the month. That's all the details I have at the moment.


Only certain Criterion? Either way thanks for that.

#7 of 46 OFFLINE   sestamuch

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#10 of 46 OFFLINE   Albert_M

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Posted July 10 2009 - 05:30 AM

Most titles are probably the fuill $40, so that would take them down to $28 and if you have a B&N card, you would get another 10%.  Not as great as some other deals that appear at times online, but not many stores carry those titles and less than $28 is not too bad for one of them.

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Posted July 10 2009 - 07:16 AM

I spoke to my source (who is a music manager at my local Barnes & Noble) and I have a couple of corrections.  He said the sale will actually start July 14th and ALL Criterion titles will be 50% off.  I'm pretty sure it's DVD only and not BluRay.


#12 of 46 OFFLINE   haroldS

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Posted July 10 2009 - 08:22 AM

B & N has already posted a link to next week's newsletter or weekly offers and it mentions the 50% off Criterion sale. But it dosn't specially state all Criterion products or titles are included.

#13 of 46 OFFLINE   Jeff Newcomb

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Posted July 13 2009 - 04:21 PM

Here it is...50% off all Criterion product, including Blu-ray and boxed sets.  In stores or online through August 2.


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Posted July 13 2009 - 04:57 PM

Cool.  I'll probably pick up a couple titles w/ this deal.

Thanks.

EDIT:  Hmmm... They don't seem to be including a couple recent BD releases in this sale, eg. Seventh Seal.

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#15 of 46 OFFLINE   Tim Tucker

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Posted July 15 2009 - 03:27 AM

And remember, if you're a B&N member, there are some coupon codes you can use. 

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Pre-orders are not eligible with this coupon! To save an Extra 15% ONLINE, enter coupon code H7K9W4P at checkout. The 15% discount will be applied to the highest-priced item in your cart. This coupon is valid from July 9, 2009 to July 20, 2009 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time.

http://www.barnesand....?r=1&PID=28899


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Pre-orders are not eligible with this coupon! To save an Extra 15% ONLINE, enter coupon code D7W4P7N at checkout. The 15% discount will be applied to the highest-priced item in your cart. This coupon is valid from July 9, 2009 to July 20, 2009 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time.

http://cart2.barnesa....2&promoid=6382


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To save an Extra 15% ONLINE, enter coupon code M9T8K7U at checkout. The 15% discount will be applied to the highest-priced item in your cart. This coupon is valid from July 1, 2009 to August 1, 2009 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time.

http://cart2.barnesa....2&promoid=6367

 
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Posted July 15 2009 - 05:27 PM



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Hmmm... They don't seem to be including a couple recent BD releases in this sale, eg. Seventh Seal.

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You may have better luck at a B&M location.  I went to one yesterday morning and picked up both For All Mankind and The Seventh Seal for 50% off, plus used the member coupons for each.  Total for both came to $33.xx after tax.

Even better: Seventh Seal wasn't in stock, so they ordered it for me in-store and will have it shipped to my house for free.  Don't know if that's a usual thing, but I came away very pleased with my shopping experience.


 

#17 of 46 OFFLINE   Tim-H.

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Posted July 16 2009 - 02:29 AM

Amazon is currently selling many Criterion BDs for 19.99, perhaps in response to the B&N deal.
Unfortunately, Seventh Seal is not among them.

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Posted July 16 2009 - 07:28 AM

I usually avoid Barnes & Noble like the plague because of their absurdly high prices, but this offer ROCKS.  Yesterday I ordered HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR and CHARADE (free shipping!), and today I ordered WAGES OF FEAR and LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (both blu-rays).  $19.99 bucks each, with free shipping.

I might just go back again a few more times before the sale ends....  :D



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Posted July 16 2009 - 10:45 AM

Some titles were added online today which weren't there yesterday, including "The Seventh Seal" (DVD and BD).

If you're a AAA member, don't forget the discount link, plus there is a 15% off code (from the most expensive item) AAASUMMER9.

http://www.aaa.com/a...noble/index.htm


I'm going to order a few more tonight, plus the DD and DVD Planet sales are live, so I will be busy shopping!



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Posted July 16 2009 - 02:34 PM

Picked up these;

Seven Samurai
Sword of Doom
Yojimbo/Sanjuro 2-pack (used a coupon to get and extra 10% off this title)
The Third Man
The Last Emperor (4-disc version)

Very happy. Was going to get Seventh Seal blu-ray, but I don't want to get it and find out my player can't handle Region A discs. That's an expensive mistake if made.