Bounded In a Nutshell
Senior HTF Member
- Jun 20, 2000
- A Mile High
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I've always purchased from Barnes and Noble, when they have had sales. However, this year they decided not to offer overseas shipping, so I have no other choice than Amazon.I think I'll choose to buy from BN for no other reasons that I would like to buy Criterion for 50% off in the future more than 2 days a year. As long as BN has an in-store Criterion selection that by itself is worth a 10% bonus in price and the fact that I can get 10-20% extra off that 50% instead of 25-35+% is still a genuine bonus. I can regularly buy BN cards for rather large discounts,
I haven;t found a way yet to get Amazon to sell Criterion's for more than 30% off without having a rabbit.
I may or may not renew my membership next June, but so far I'm seeing nothing that gets me even a lower price, much less the extra bonus of picking it up in person -- at least until Bullmoose decides to open a branch store in the South
Buying for net $15-18 instead of $12-14 still beats $25-30
Amazon hasn';t yet convinced me that they will altruistically just sell items cheaply so I'll root for the rabbit over the coyote.
Choose to purchase from Amazon due to losing the 10% membership discount. Just didn't feel like giving B&N my money. Kind of silly but that is what I decided to do.
Not silly - wise. Who can afford not to take recourse on something as petty as this with no notice sent out to members? And we all need to be aware of how our money is spent these days. It’s why many bought memberships in the first place- to pay less on Criterions. Wait until members including myself don’t renew when their membership expires. How much money they will now lose- memberships and disc sales.
They have shot themselves in the foot. I give them another year before they fold up as Amazon is getting my Criterion $$ from now on due to the rewards I get there. I will definitely be purchasing Fellini and Varda from Amazon now because of this.