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Barnes & Noble Semi-Annual 50% off Criterion Sale

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. B-ROLL

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    Iit's my understanding that Criterion sponsors the sale similar to the way Arrow is/was sponsoring a BOGO sale at HMV in the UK.. Arrow did have a 50% sale through B&N d during the Chanukah season last year ...
     
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    My hope is that they make the stores more viable and have more synergy with their online store.

    My fear is that they will simply gut the company and let it collapse.

    The media departments there are getting sadder. I noticed DVD and Blu Rays all shuffled together.

    Other than Criterion, I think that they miss the boat on going after specialty titles and consumers.
     
  3. David Norman

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    Nice conversation with a clerk today and she dropped that the Criterion Sale appears to be scheduled to start Friday June 28 and run through early August -- guessing Monday 8/5 if it runs the same length as last year
     
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    Great! Thank you!!
     
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    I'd consider it as a solid rumor which makes perfect sense siince it would match last years date, but BN has been known the change dates quite late and always would like to hear someone else confirm the expected dates
     
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    Addition report from a separate poster and diiferent region saying they saw BN sign saying Criterion Sale starting June 28 and running through Sunday August 4, 2019.
     
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    Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5, 2019 (Preliminary)

    I'll go ahead and announce it since I think there are now 3 or 4 reports from different employees about the start date and one person who said he saw a sign with the end date. If they change it or it bites me then that's the way it goes.

    Note the Friday start and Sunday end dates -- a bit unusual on both ends given the past sales though last summer, the sale ran from Friday June 29 through Monday Aug 6 so this is similar more B&N are starting to end on Sunday

    As usual this will likely be in-store and online including DVD, BD, and Eclipse line
    No coupons likely will be accepted though we can always hope
    10% Member Discount applied for in-store and store generated Ship to Home.

    It's always possible some August-September preorders might be 50% off for ship to home - not regular web orders. We'll have to check after the sale starts and early August
    In some past sales I've had preorders all the way to mid October show up 50% off on the store computer, some sales virtually none show up beyond the end of the sale, one sale the items through August (or December for the Fall/Winter Sale), and then last year the September titles were 50% off but not August or October just to confuse everyone.
     
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    Great news! Thank you!!!
     
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    Thanks for the announcement. I was about to buy a few titles on Amazon yesterday. This will save me a few dollars. The B&N near me has a decent amount of titles typically.
     
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    I just went to my local Barnes & Noble store today and got confirmation that the Criterion 50% Off Sale does indeed begin on Friday, June 28th, 2019. Get your "Wish List" ready!
     
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    David Norman

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    I'll borrow this list from elsewhere

    New items since last B&N sale
    A Dry White Season 11-Dec-2018
    Forty Guns 11-Dec-2018
    Panique (Panic) 18-Dec-2018
    Sawdust and Tinsel (Gycklarnas afton) 18-Dec-2018
    24 Frames 8-Jan-2019
    Notorious 15-Jan-2019
    4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile) 22-Jan-2019
    Mikey and Nicky 22-Jan-2019
    All That Jazz Blu-ray 29-Jan-2019 Re-release BD only
    In the Heat of the Night Blu-ray 29-Jan-2019
    Shame Blu-ray 5-Feb-2019
    Berlin Alexanderplatz Blu-ray 12-Feb-2019
    Death in Venice Blu-ray 19-Feb-2019
    La vérité Blu-ray 19-Feb-2019
    To Sleep with Anger Blu-ray 26-Feb-2019

    Since the last Criterion Flash Sale
    The Kid Brother Blu-ray 12-Mar-2019
    The Magic Flute Blu-ray 12-Mar-2019
    Detour Blu-ray 19-Mar-2019
    Wanda Blu-ray 19-Mar-2019
    Fantastic Mr. Fox 23-Mar-2019?? Digipack - re-release
    I Wanna Hold Your Hand Blu-ray 26-Mar-2019
    Japón Blu-ray 26-Mar-2019
    Picnic at Hanging Rock 2-Apr-2019 Re-release BD Only
    Night on Earth 9-Apr-2019
    Stranger Than Paradise 9-Apr-2019
    Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) 16-Apr-2019
    A Face in the Crowd 23-Apr-2019
    My Brilliant Career 30-Apr-2019
    Police Story / Police Story 2 30-Apr-2019
    The Heiress 7-May-2019
    Funny Games 14-May-2019
    House of Games 14-May-2019
    Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) 21-May-2019
    Blue Velvet 28-May-2019
    One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'une chante, l'autre pas) 28-May-2019
    A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman 4-Jun-2019
    Swing Time 11-Jun-2019
    La vie de Jésus (The Life of Jesus) 18-Jun-2019
    L'humanité (Humanité) 18-Jun-2019
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch 25-Jun-2019
    War and Peace (Война и мир / Voyna i mir) 25-Jun-2019

    Releasing during the sale
    Europa Europa 9-Jul-2019
    The BRD Trilogy 9-Jul-2019
    Klute 16-Jul-2019
    The Baker's Wife (La femme du boulanger) 16-Jul-2019
    1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) 23-Jul-2019
    Do the Right Thing 23-Jul-2019

    Scheduled after the end of the Summer Criterion Sale -- possible STH orders
    An Angel at My Table 6-Aug-2019
    The Inland Sea 13-Aug-2019
    Magnificent Obsession 20-Aug-2019
    The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (お茶漬けの味 / Ochazuke no aji) 27-Aug-2019
    The Koker Trilogy 27-Aug-2019
    Insomnia 27-Aug-2019 (Re-release BD only)
    Fists in the Pocket (I pugni in tasca) 3-Sep-2019
    The Cloud-Capped Star (মেঘে ঢাকা তারা / Meghe Dhaka Tara) 10-Sep-2019
    Polyester 17-Sep-2019
    Cluny Brown 17-Sep-2019
    Local Hero 24-Sep-2019
    The Circus 24-Sep-2019

    October items will likely be added at some point during the sale, but maybe not until August
     
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    Insomnia? Wasn't this already released in BD by Criterion?
     
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    They did, but as one of their BD/DVD combo's which they have slowly d/c and re-released as BD only/ I'll edit the post but that does explain the extra August titles
     
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    I believe this is a re-release ...sans the DVD ... which at last check was still available at Criterion with the DVD and Blu-Ray combo ...

    I wouldn't lose any sleep over it ;)
     
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    Thanks to both David and B-Roll!
     
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    Slight correction to above post -- it does end Sunday night apparently, but that is August 4, 2019 not the 5th though technically is may extend a small bit of time into the 5th for the online part of the sale. Normally BN operates on Eastern Time, but the end of these sales is rarely times to the second though some prices will revert a bit after Midnight Sunday/Monday but some will stay 50% for anywhere 30 minutes to a few hours.

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/criterion/_/N-1p0i

    Very few if any sale prices have started to show up, but the banner is now up. It often takes a while for everything to change price so patience it always needed at the front end
     
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    Waiting for In The Heat of the Night and A Face in the Crowd to change before ordering.

    They seem to have deactivated coupons for Criterions early.
     
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    Looks like they've learned from previous sales -- deactivate extra discount before the sale starts rather thn 4-24hrs later when people get mad about it. Honestly it's been quite a few sales since they had such a window for coupons.
    Still not quite like the year they allowed the 50% sale and the BOGOF sale to overlap, but the early days of the Wild West were a lot more interesting
     
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    I'm only a dabbler in Criterions, but B&N still got me for 5 so far...

    Punch Drunk Love, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, The Magnificent Ambersons, In The Heat of The Night, and A Face in the Crowd. Waited on the sale specifically to pick that last one up. I mean, I like Andy, but not at regular prices when I know a sale is coming soon.

    So, from Orson Welles to Adam Sandler. And now I want to see Adam Sandler's Citizen Kane.

    Would've picked them up in-store, but they didn't have Punch Drunk Love in stock. So I can wait for shipping.

    /gonna have to pick up 1984 when it comes out, too. I'm sure I can find a couple others to add to it. Ghost World, maybe? Perhaps give Hedwig a try? Election?
     
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    I was able to buy "Hold Back the Dawn" from Arrow at 50% off too along with my six Criterion titles.
     
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