Best Buy cancelled my order of 4K The Dark Knight Rises and Black Hawk Down, saying they did not know when they'd be able to get them. Kind of bizarre, as I checked their website after I received the cancel notice and both were still showing as available for ordering/shipping.
I managed an all-time low in BF purchases of BD/UHD this BF:
UHD Birds of Prey
BD Steel book of Tomb Raider.
Was thinking about ordering "Requiem For A Dream" UHD from BB, but their delivery ETA was first week in January 2021, so I passed, since I figured it would get canceled too. Plus $3.99 for shipping wasn't really heating my jets...
My order of The Flash - S6 almost had that occur. For several days it had a "We're trying to get this shipped but if it's not by xxx then we'll cancel and refund." The entire time it was available for ordering. It finally shipped 48 hours before that arbitrary deadline.Best Buy cancelled my order of 4K The Dark Knight Rises and Black Hawk Down, saying they did not know when they'd be able to get them. Kind of bizarre, as I checked their website after I received the cancel notice and both were still showing as available for ordering/shipping.
Stopped by 2 other Best Buy stores on Cyber Monday yesterday, and found some titles, mostly UHD 4K Steelbooks, over the past few years, I find that I'm drawn to the "collectibility" of the steelbook editions, so that's what I go for when they are on sale.
So my revised list of pick-ups for the 2020 Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend:
Birds of Prey 4K Steelbook (returning the non-Steelbook version soon)
Full Metal Jacket 4K Steelbook
Ghost in the Shell (Animated) 4K Steelbook
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 4K Steelbook
Requiem For A Dream 4K (can't believe I found this on the shelves, website said not available within 250 miles. Heh)
Spider-Man Far From Home 4K Steelbook
Spider-Man Homecoming 4K Steelbook
Tomb Raider BD Steelbook
I purchased a number of other films on digital only. I discovered I had a fandango gift card and I also bought an iTunes card from target during the sale.
I’m buying more movies but mostly digital with a few discs here and there.
I got that last week From Amazon for $7.99. Received it on Friday.Was thinking about ordering "Requiem For A Dream" UHD from BB, but their delivery ETA was first week in January 2021, so I passed, since I figured it would get canceled too. Plus $3.99 for shipping wasn't really heating my jets...
I am glad you found some titles on sale to your liking, @ManW_TheUncool . There were only a few things I really wanted to go on sale on disc, such as the Hitchcock 4 film set and Back to the Future Trilogy in 4K, but nothing I really wanted dropped in price during these sales. I did pick up the 4K/UHD of The Incredible Hulk for $8, but that was it.
As for digital versions. I have only bought three so far in the month of December. If iTunes has a good sale soon, that may change.
I am actually glad for the reprieve this holiday season, as we are spending money on a couple of big items -- a family room renovation at our home in Michigan and upgrading to a larger condo in South Carolina (we are spending more time down there since I retired, and we fell into a good deal on a unit with more space).
Man, is your son going to RIT?I hear yah, Scott.
We have/had some fairly substantial projects and changes to tend to as well, including new roof replacement and my new dedicated HT room and revamp that will take a while though I already began some of the gear upgrades to be completed over the next few months.
I too was hoping for some great BF deals on the BTTF and/or Hitchcock 4K sets, but nada, except I did manage to score an eBay Best Offer BIN for the BTTF 4K set for under $28. IF you'd be happy w/ just the digitals, I'm aware a couple reliable sellers in the Digitals Classifieds are selling the BTTF set for ~$10 -- I almost just settled for that before scoring my eBay deal.
On the plus side of the ledger, we're probably gonna save a good chunk of $$$ w/ our son opting to do his remote schooling from home for the Spring semester instead of going back up to Rochester after completing his recent, 1/2-year, engineering coop internship gig. Just didn't make much sense to spend the extra $$$ (and efforts to arrange) for room and (relatively) poor food options just to do remote schooling in relative isolation up there... and it's not like he'd miss Rochester one bit while staying home in NYC area, haha, w/ or w/out this pandemic...
But because he's back w/ us for a long stretch for a change, we have a real pet -- his full grown cat that he adopted as a kitten last Spring -- in the house now too. We never had such a pet before, so the house was not ready for her... and we'll have to adjust accordingly...
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