- Dec 21, 2002
- Real Name
- Jake Lipson
Yeah, I wish I had one for that reason. If that were the case, I wouldn't have to wait for one thing I kind of want to come back in stock before I order the other one that I want that is in stock now.If you order titles one at a time, you don't take the hit on shipping that you do without a membership.
However, this is the first time I've shopped at the website in years. When I logged in, I discovered they still had my home address from six years and two houses ago set as my default address. That was worth a good laugh while I was deleting it. So the membership wouldn't make any sense for me at this time.
Our local store is in the same mall as the AMC movie theater which I used to go to before they remodeled it to segregate the wheelchair seats exclusively to the back row. Back when I used to go to that theater, I would stop into B&N periodically, but even then I would find retail prices or nominal most things. One time, I did an impulse buy of a book that looked interesting while I was at the theater for Baby Driver, and then came back to Amazon and found I'd overpaid by $15 at B&N. I like that physical bookstores exist, but it doesn't make sense to me to pay more just to get something there.
Because I never actually go to that movie theater anymore, my shopping at that mall has also decreased. Typically, I go in there during the Criterion sale and that's it. I would probably have gone in there today if not for the virus, but we are getting absolutely hammered here, so I'm just doing online shopping this time. I usually enjoy being able to go in and get it right there. Hopefully by the summer sale comes around again next July, there will be a vaccine and I can just go in and get stuff without having to worry about a free shipping minimum.
On another note, does anyone remember when during the month Criterion usually announces new releases? I know they are announced through their September slate, but have never paid any particular attention to when they make those announcements. I was wondering if, perhaps, an announcement for the October titles could be forthcoming before the end of the sale. If so, would those go up for pre-order and qualify at the reduced pricing temporarily?