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#1 of 48 Mike Frezon

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Posted October 14 2009 - 04:40 AM

Since the economy's down, time are tough, and I've got a few titles I'm interested in, I am planning a little further ahead than usual and decided to research the dates of DD's regular November Sale.

And I know people tend to anticipate this sale and questions often start hitting the forum weeks in advance (and it's not altogether a bad idea to start putting together wish lists!).

Here's what we've seen in recent years:

November 14, 2004 through November 20, 2004
November 11, 2005 through November 19, 2005
November 9, 2006 through November 18, 2006 (extended to November 23)
November 9, 2007 through November 25, 2007
November 6, 2008 through November 23, 2008

All of those sales were 20% off sales--save 2008 when the discount climbed to 25% off. 

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#2 of 48 TravisR

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Posted October 14 2009 - 04:59 AM

When's the next DDD sale? (just kidding)

I wonder if the last sale being in late July/early August will push this fall's sale back.

#3 of 48 Mike Frezon

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Posted October 14 2009 - 05:57 AM

THAT...would be too bad (for me).

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Posted October 14 2009 - 07:22 AM

Strange that the one time they offer 25% off is the one time I order NOTHING.


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Posted October 16 2009 - 08:56 AM


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Strange that the one time they offer 25% off is the one time I order NOTHING.

 
Actually, it was 25% during the summer one also, so maybe that's their new trend going forward?

As for the fall sale this year, yeah, I'm guessing they're gonna push it later -- and may have actually planned it that way when they pushed the summer sale later also.  Perhaps, they're shooting to include Black Friday into the sale period since BF got so big (and extended) at various other online and B&M outlets.  Maybe they'll start a week before BF and then run into the beginning of Dec or something.  OR maybe they'll simply wait until *after* BF in order to grab more Dec holiday sales since the sale doesn't work as the kind of loss leader into other types of sales like done for most other online and B&M outlets.  They sell some books and CDs, but those are basically the only other kinds of items unlike most other outlets.  So they're not running the same kind of BF-like loss leader anyway.

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Posted October 19 2009 - 05:32 AM

They can't push it too late or they risk losing to other sources of people will spend money somewhere on Christmas gifts (or catching new releases for themselves).



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Posted October 19 2009 - 06:25 AM


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They can't push it too late or they risk losing to other sources of people will spend money somewhere on Christmas gifts (or catching new releases for themselves).

 
I don't know.  There are plenty of late-ish shoppers -- and they're probably the ones more willing to pay a bit more (well, at least more so than the BF crowd anyway).  And shopping in December for Christmas is not exactly late although you'd probably need to do it in the first week or so to be reasonably safe for DDD's free shipping option -- of course, you can always opt to pay for faster shipping too.

The other thing though is running the sale later would help us catch more (just-in-time-for-the-holidays) new releases for the sale since they don't allow preorders.

Perhaps, pushing to after the BF week will help them avoid having to compete w/ all the BF sales (or people's expectations based on the impending BF sales).

Guess we'll have to wait and see...

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#8 of 48 Mike Frezon

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Posted October 19 2009 - 08:48 AM

Ehhhhh...whaddayou care anyways?!? 

You've got a convenient guy-down-the-street willing to sell you legit releases at discount prices anyway.  So what if you don't have a Wal-Mart anywhere near-by?!?  /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif

Personally, I hope they don't wait TOO long to have their fall sale.  But, then again, I don't have much money to spend... 

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Posted October 26 2009 - 11:14 PM

Mike,

Thanks for starting this thread.  Interesting info on previous sales.  I've been buying at the semi-annual DD sales for several years and am watching the Bd for the Nov sale dates.  I'd rather them start the sale close to the dates that they've used in past sales since I'm an early holiday shopper.

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Posted October 31 2009 - 04:34 AM

I have 3 or 4 titles I want to get in this sale myself.  Hope it starts soon.

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Posted November 07 2009 - 05:01 AM

any news on the supersale yet?

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Posted November 07 2009 - 09:39 AM

you will know as soon as it starts the news will spread like a wild fire.

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Posted November 09 2009 - 07:36 AM

There is talk on the Forum at www.dvdtalk.com that the Sale will begin this Friday.....

There's one little "Catch", The Discount (40%) will be off the MSRP.

I let you all post your comments.

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#14 of 48 Mike Frezon

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Posted November 09 2009 - 07:54 AM



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There is talk on the Forum at www.dvdtalk.com that the Sale will begin this Friday.....

There's one little "Catch", The Discount (40%) will be off the MSRP.
All I've got to say is, "Hmmmmmmmmm."  Wonder why they're changing the rules?

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Posted November 09 2009 - 08:03 AM

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All I've got to say is, "Hmmmmmmmmm."  Wonder why they're changing the rules?
 

To make more money.

IF that's the way the sale works, people are not going to be happy. I don't blame anyone for being dissapointed by the change (eventhough 40% off MSRP isn't that bad) but Deep Discount doesn't owe anyone a sale.

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Posted November 09 2009 - 08:21 AM

If that's the case, it will hardly be a sale at all.

Let me amend that thought.  I've been checking on the DD site, and if that's the new rule for the sale, some items will have a minimal discount, others will be cheaper than they would be using the old rules. 

I guess they've just made things more complicated.
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Posted November 09 2009 - 08:49 AM

Let's hope that it is the 20% extra discount like before.  Otherwise I will not be ordering as many sets as I had planned.

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Posted November 09 2009 - 08:49 AM

Not really that complicated. Their after-discount sales prices weren't always better than everyone else. I always comparison shopped using DVD Price Search and a calculator before making a purchase.


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Posted November 09 2009 - 09:32 AM



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I don't blame anyone for being disappointed by the change (even though 40% off MSRP isn't that bad) but Deep Discount doesn't owe anyone a sale.
Travis:  I'm fairly certain Deep Discount does, indeed, owe me a sale. 


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Posted November 09 2009 - 09:34 AM

That's what I mean.  It's going to require a lot more comparison shopping this go-round. 
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