Barnes & Noble Semi-Annual 50% off Criterion Sale

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B&N's semi-annual 50% Off Sale on all Criterion titles is running now thru July 29th​
 
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I blew wad #1 on Tuesday when it opened, and expect to enjoy a couple more extravaganzas before I'm done.

My wallet will neither forgive nor forget this one.
 

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Does Amazon usually price match around the time of these sales?
 

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Thanks for the heads-up on this. I've ordered 9 Criterions at a significant savings!!!
 

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TravisR said:
I'm sure there's some exceptions but usually they do not.
They do for some competitors, like when Best Buy put Criterions on sale not long ago. But I don't think they go up against B&N's regular sales.
 

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Come the 29th, keep an eye on this. If I'm remembering correctly, B&N has been known to extend the sale by a day or two. Didn't they do that for one of them last year?

That sure would be great this time.
 

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B&N at Union Square has a large Criterion section, but they didn't have a title I wanted--MISHIMA, so I called the Fifth Ave. store (46th St.) and they had that title and the other priority on my list, so I went there instead, even though they have a smaller Criterion section. I wound up buying six items (3 DVDs and 3 multi-disc sets) containing nine films and a bunch of extras, including at 2&1/2 hour docu. on Mizoguchi. Total: $122 and change.
 

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Vic Pardo said:
B&N at Union Square has a large Criterion section, but they didn't have a title I wanted--MISHIMA, so I called the Fifth Ave. store (46th St.) and they had that title and the other priority on my list, so I went there instead, even though they have a smaller Criterion section. I wound up buying six items (3 DVDs and 3 multi-disc sets) containing nine films and a bunch of extras, including a 2&1/2 hour docu. on Mizoguchi. Total: $122 and change.
So what else did I get besides MISHIMA? Glad you asked. I got: BALLAD OF NARAYAMA, UGETSU, PICKPOCKET, YUKIO MISHIMA'S PATRIOTISM, and the four-film set, WHEN HORROR CAME TO SHOCHIKU.
 

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Just ordered The Game and Brazil.
 

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FROM Barnes and Noble:"Great news! Our Criterion Collection Sale has been extend through August 5. Even better, Guillermo del Toro's classic horror film, The Devil's Backbone, is now part of the sale. Build your Criterion library today and save 50%."
 

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So we've moved over to this thread now. You guys gotta tell me when the party moves!I did my big hit on day 1, the 9thgot 3 big DVD box sets, Shoah, Marketa Lazarova and Life of Oharu on blu and 3 other DVDs for around $200 all in.I'm planning to hit each week with the new releases and keep closing my criterion gaps. Only 41 more items to buy before I have all spines :)
 

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I also ordered Shoah and preordered another title. I'm sure there will be more before August.
 

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If we want to keep this as a permanent thread, it should be "Bi-Annual" sale since they do the November 50% as well.
 

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Moe,

I would rather abstain, courteously, but will change
the thread title nonetheless.
 

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Sorry, but bi-annual means every two years, not twice a year. Semi-annual is the correct term.
 

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