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Amazon starts Black Friday Web Site. WIll you be sitting at the computer every four hours waiting for the next BF deal?


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Posted November 11 2012 - 04:55 PM

Amazon has started their Black Friday Web Site.  I spend SO MUCH time and $$$ on Amazon over Black Friday / Cyber Monday.  I need help to stay away.  I wish there were snipping tools for Amazon like there are for EBay...







How much time do you spend on Amazon over BF?


#2 of 95 TonyD

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Posted November 12 2012 - 02:34 PM

I got the Watchmen ship for $14. Probably spent more there than anywhere else.
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Posted November 13 2012 - 05:21 AM

^I really wanted one of those but got distracted when the sale went live and missed it! :( I typically spend more at Amazon on BF week/weekend than I do at local stores simply due to not having to fight physical crowds for a "bargain". Time wise it's probably 4 or more hours watching/waiting for a bargain to go live. Even so it's far less time than I used to spend in lines/stores over the BF weekend.

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Posted November 13 2012 - 03:20 PM

The last few years Amazon posted a calendar with upcoming deals. They wouldn't post the prices until the night before, but at least you knew what items would be part of the sale. Does anyone know if they are going to do it this year (or if they've done it yet)? David

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Posted November 13 2012 - 03:25 PM

^I really wanted one of those but got distracted when the sale went live and missed it! :( I typically spend more at Amazon on BF week/weekend than I do at local stores simply due to not having to fight physical crowds for a "bargain". Time wise it's probably 4 or more hours watching/waiting for a bargain to go live. Even so it's far less time than I used to spend in lines/stores over the BF weekend.

I actually missed it too initially. I ended up actually being number one on the wait list for people who cancelled or didn't go through with the order.
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Posted November 13 2012 - 11:06 PM

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The last few years Amazon posted a calendar with upcoming deals. They wouldn't post the prices until the night before, but at least you knew what items would be part of the sale.



Yeah, looking for that myself.


Amazon posted their LIGHTNING DEALS schedule so you
knew when you had to be online to get them.


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Posted November 14 2012 - 01:28 PM

FWIW, here is the link to last years... Of course there's nothing on it now. I don't know if it'll be on the same link (probably not) or have a new one (I'm betting on this). I've been regularly looking for it too. Based on last years appearance I'm guessing it'll appear sometime on Friday (11/16).

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Posted November 14 2012 - 01:33 PM

Oops...

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Posted November 15 2012 - 07:29 AM

I remember last year Amazon was late posting their BF Deals Week Calendar, but I don't remember them being this late. I imagine it will be revealed sometime during the weekend.

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Posted November 16 2012 - 07:45 AM

The calendar is up now but I can't get a link to post properly.
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Posted November 16 2012 - 07:52 AM

Tony,


I am looking around Amazon after seeing your post.


I can't even find it looking under BF DEALS.


Any place you can at least point to in order to get us started?


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Posted November 16 2012 - 07:53 AM

You can find it here


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Posted November 16 2012 - 07:58 AM

Tony,


Thanks.  Linked worked great.


However...


I dunno.  I looked over that list and nothing stood out as a great
deal for me.  Most of the stuff that's appealing I already own.

Would be interested to hear what other members see of interest.


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Posted November 16 2012 - 08:04 AM

I already have just about all of those that I would want anyway. Great price for the Steve Martin TV specials. Get a Life series is a maybe. Ellery Queen for under $17 is really good. Brave for $9 is good but already have it. Bond 50 on gold box deal saturdy. Already have it.
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Posted November 16 2012 - 08:07 AM

It looks like they are price matching pretty much everything I would have gotten at a B/M anyway: Hunger Games, Wrath of the Titans (don't judge), maybe Spider-Man.  Looks like I don't need to go to the store...



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Posted November 16 2012 - 08:24 AM

Thanks for the link. That price on It Takes A Thief is pretty sweet. I didn't purchase the Bond set on Blu-ray earlier this year, so I'll be taking a look at that when the time comes. - Walter.
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Posted November 16 2012 - 10:21 AM

Yeah, this year is looking like a bust for me. Most of the stuff on that list that I'm interested in I already have. I'll probably only pick up The Prisoner Blu-ray box. They have Brave on there twice but neither is the 3D version. :( in fact there is not a single 3D title for the whole sale!

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Posted November 16 2012 - 10:27 AM

If anyone wants a non-referal link use this.  Links to their other calendars are at the bottom of that page.

Looks like I'll be trying for:

It Takes a Thief (*great* price!)
Ellery Queen Mysteries
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season

The Universe: The Mega Collection (on the fence with this one) *EDIT* looks like this one has been pulled.  It's gone from the calendar this morning (11/18)

Because they are cheap enough I may try for:
Green Lantern
Sherlock Holmes
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

And why don't they have Community S3 for $9.99? At least this year they're not offering Friends *again*... although there *are* quite a few repeats from last year.

I know this is a movie forum but here is the video game calendar for anyone who might be interested. There are a couple of titles there I'll be picking up.

Thanks to these I'll be able to avoid stores/crowds/lines... Posted Image Now to decide if I'll actually *need* to get a prime membership for this...



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Posted November 16 2012 - 11:15 AM

Well for me Rumpole of the Bailey and possibly the Bond Box And I don't remember if they went beyond one week last year. Possibly more deals if they continue David

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Posted November 17 2012 - 03:43 PM

Originally Posted by TonyD 

Great price for the Steve Martin TV specials.


That's what stands out to me.


I wish they had a deal on the Blu set of Ken Burns: Baseball.


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