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CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting February 25, 2020 Noon ET for 24 HRS

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  1. Message #1 of 18 Feb 24, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2020
    David Norman

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    CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting February 25, 2020 Noon ET for 24 HRS

    Blu-ray.com Moderator got notice from Criterion rep saying this sale will start tomorrow



    Normally this is approx 24 hrs though it often ends up lasting a bit longer and doesn't always get off the mark exactly on time. Extensions have been anywhere from zero to to several hours depending on demand and if the server crashes enough times (Soccer Penalty Time). The extensions have been much shorter or nonexistent the last couple sales as their website has functioned better in general

    50% off MSRP (not current/Usual price) all in-stock movies -- DVD, BD, Includes Eclipse set, but not general merchandise. Backorders and pre-orders usually haven't been allowed. Items will go OOS so don't wait too long though the last few sales, most
    things cam back into stock at least once if not several times during the sale.
    The website usually gets hammered in the first couple hrs so be patient.


    Free Shipping at $50 in the Lower 48 US otherwise $6.95 flat rate shipping USPS or $8.95 UPS
    Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, PO Box, APO/FPO -- $6.95 Priority Mail

    No International orders other than Canada
    Less than 4lbs -- WorldMail/CanadaPost 9.95 1st + 2.95ea added
    Over 4lbs -- DHL Express 19.95 1st + 3.95 each additional item
    Customs and Brokerage fees added by Delivery Service/Collected at Delivery and are the responsibility of the customer

    Sales Tax has been expanded and now required -- Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Washington and Washington D.C
    New releases included.

    Criterion Loyalty program -- $50Gift Cert for every cumulative purchase of $500 even if it takes 5 years. In the past those loyal rewards certs are sent via email almost immediately and are eligible for immediate use.
    If you are close to $500 and have enough total items, I'd suggest making an order just big enough to qualify for the Loyalty Cert plus FS, then make another $50+ order with the extra money rather than make one large order and then have to wait 6 months for the next flash sale though the GC/Rewards don;t expire. You can load them into your account and the $$$ will be there next sale.



    Released since last Criterion Flash Sale -- all $40 MSRP except as noted
    When We Were Kings 715515235815 22-Oct-2019
    Matewan 715515236010 29-Oct-2019
    Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975 715515236416 29-Oct-2019 $225 MSRP
    The Daytrippers 715515237116 12-Nov-2019
    Betty Blue 715515237512 19-Nov-2019
    Cold War (Zimna wojna) 715515238311 19-Nov-2019
    Now, Voyager 715515237918 26-Nov-2019
    All About Eve 715515237710 26-Nov-2019

    Released since last B&N Sale
    Tunes of Glory (Criterion Collection) 715515238915 3-Dec-2019
    The Story of Temple Drake (Criterion Collection) 715515238717 3-Dec-2019
    Old Joy (Criterion Collection) 715515239318 10-Dec-2019
    Until the End of the World (Criterion Collection) 715515239110 10-Dec-2019
    Holiday 0715515239813 7-Jan-2020
    The Fugitive Kind 0715515240017 14-Jan-2020
    Le Petit Soldat 0715515240215 21-Jan-2020
    Fail Safe 0715515240413 28-Jan-2020
    All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) 0715515240611 28-Jan-2020
    Roma Blu-ray 0715515237314 11-Feb-2020
    Antonio Gaudí Blu-ray 0715515241717 18-Feb-2020
    Teorema Blu-ray 0715515240819 18-Feb-2020
    Paris Is Burning Blu-ray 0883929017164 25-Feb-2020
    Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman Blu-ray 0715515241311 25-Feb-2020 $100
     
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  2. Mike Frezon

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    Any chance, David, that there's going to be a list available of recent Criterion releases?
     
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  3. David Norman

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    I knew I forgot something. I'll add it to the OP in a few minutes
     
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  4. Mike Frezon

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    Ain't it hell to have to live up to past performance?!? :D

    Your work on these sales/deals is always very much appreciated--by myself and a huge chunk of the HTF community.
     
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    Already placed my order.
     
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    I was on the site and reviewing my cart. I wanted to go back to the list and look at something I forgot and now it says that the site is under maintenance. LOL I guess there still is a demand for awesome physical media.
     
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    B&N sale I get a better discount (member) and no shipping charge- so pass. But thanks for that list!!
     
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  8. David Norman

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    With the Criterion.com Loyalty GC factored in it can be pretty close IF you always order at least $50 to get the FS and esp if you still live in a No Tax state. It also depends on how much you buy at B&N through the year factor in the prorated $25 annual member fee. I think I once figured it was less than $0.05 per item over the year for me -- far better deal than my Prorated Prime calculation.

    With B&N member discount and ability to save/buy/use discounted 10-20% B&N GC then I get a much better price at B&N even with local sales tax -- I think my out of pocket is averages $15.50- $16 per Criterion vs a little more than $18ea at Criterion.com. But, I also can get the Flash Sale items 5 months sooner which is worth it to me
     
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    Right? This happens to Criterion's site every single time they have a flash sale. It's a PITA, but they eventually fix it.
     
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    For Canadians, they may want to looked unobstructedview.com who are at least attempting to run a 50% off Criterion sale as well. Their servers are having far more trouble than Criterions whose site popped back up pretty quickly this time. With shipping, currency exchange, and potential customs issues it may be significantly cheaper through them. They seemed to get pretty high marks the last couple times they piggybacked on one of these US sales
     
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    Did the Classic Hitchcock box set ever come back in stock after the last flash sale?
     
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    "Currently Unavailable"
     
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    I don't remember, but I don't think so (or not for long). I know a couple people have asked about it and getting a replacement box. Many of the last copies sent out had damaged boxes and cases that had to replaced. It seems several people requested new boxes, but Criterion said they were out. I haven't read any updates on either recently
     
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    I had all the items I needed in my cart before the sale started. At precisely noon ET, I pressed Play, the prices changed automatically and I got everything. Used a $50 certificate and earned another $50 certificate. Bought 9 titles and the Karel Zeman box. I think I did very well.
     
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    PS: Great news, Canadians! For faster, trackable shipping, you can also shop the sale at Unobstructed View, our exclusive distributor in Canada.
     
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    Site is back up - I placed 3 orders with little issue between 10:30am-11:01am MST

    Shipment 1 of 1


    Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $112.47
    SUBTOTAL
    $112.47
    SHIPPING
    FREE
    TAX
    $0.00
    CREDITS
    $0.00
    TOTAL
    $112.47

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    Shipment 2

    The Killers
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $19.97
    Les cousins
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $19.97
    The Cloud-Capped Star
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $19.97
    Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 2
    $49.97
    Holiday
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $19.97
    The Fugitive Kind
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $19.97
    The Kid with a Bike
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $19.97
    SUBTOTAL
    $219.76
    50% OFF APPLIED TO QUALIFYING ITEMS
    SHIPPING
    FREE
    TAX
    $0.00
    CREDITS
    $0.00
    TOTAL
    $219.76

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    Shipment 3
    The Inland Sea
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $14.97
    Summer Hours
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $19.97
    The Great Dictator
    FormatBlu-Ray Quantity 1
    $19.97
    SUBTOTAL
    $54.91
    50% OFF APPLIED TO QUALIFYING ITEMS
    SHIPPING
    FREE
    TAX
    $0.00
    CREDITS
    $50.00 (Gift Card for previous purchases)
    TOTAL
    $4.90:dance::drum::dancing-banana-04:

    My strong suggestion is to place your desired titles on your wish list (before the sale if possible) the prices will change in the cart but not on the wish list if you put them there at full price.
     
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    Was going to resist, but ended up making a small order of three titles anyway:

    His Girl Friday
    Cluny Brown
    Polyester
     
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    I ended up getting five. Even though I have 1984 from TT, I decided to go ahead and buy it... again... from Criterion. Plus a couple impulse buys. I'm always drawn to buy movies that have versions unavailable elsewhere. So I had previously gotten The New Word, Heaven's Gate and Tree of Life, and this time I got Until the End of the World.
     

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