Hey all, just heard that Barnes & Noble is going to have a half off sale on Criterions starting July 14th, not sure how long it lasts… you’ll be able to use your Member Card, too!
Blu-Ray or DVD only? (Seems like they only discount DVDs these days.)
if its bn, its usually all dvd’s and bluray. not sure though. i’ll double check this weekend i’m at work (i work for bn).
maybe i’ll finally break down and get Brazil.
I’m glad I hesitated on using the buy 2 get 1 free deal to buy Criterions.
Is this for Canada too?
I just got a 50% off coupon in my email from Borders for all Blu-Ray titles.
Looks like I’m finally going to buy The Third Man on BD.
another barnes & noble worker! … it’s blu-ray and DVD criterions… and as a BN worker, Loofrin, you aren’t supposed to share information about future sales. :)
and FYI… if there’s one you want that isn’t in stock… go order it now and by the time it’s there the sale will have started (7/14-8/3)
Borders, Fredo? Really..? :P
Muy excellente! Gracias.
:) Sweet! The Complete Monterey Pop Festival.
Lona – Borders and B&N are essentially the same. They both have WAY overpriced movies and then have “sales” to trick people into thinking they’re saving all kinds of money. The only difference is that a lot of the B&N around here don’t even sell movies and music. Every Borders I’ve been in has a large selection of DVDs. Usually the only time I go into either of these stores is when I’m looking for a hard to find DVD and want it right away and don’t want to wait for Amazon, even if it is cheaper (which it almost always is).
A friend of mine used to work at B&N and I told him one time I bought a movie there. His only response was, “Why?” hahahahah
Oh, I totally agree… ridiculously overpriced. I was just showing my bias toward my employer.
Wow. I was considering spending my money on the buy 2, get 1 free sale, but this sounds even better.
I hope it continues through the end of the month so I can grab Repulsion half off at its release!
If anyone is going on vacation I will be glad to walk and feed your dogs, for $15 a day….
I NEED MONEY NOW! Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could get money in a way that is legal by US and California law?
Why don’t you try to be an extra in movies? I did that a couple times as a kid and sometimes you can get paid $50-$100 for the day, plus you can see how a movie is made!
USA AND California law?… thats gonna be a tricky one.
Hahaha now that I think about it, there isn’t any way I could make money that is legal by US law but illegal by California law. Any ideas so my post makes sense?
Amazing news!!! Perhaps I’ll finally plop down for the Louis Malle 3 Films boxset.
Just did their buy 3 get one free on Criterion. Wise Blood, Last Year, and Dinner Andre for 50 something bucks. plus shipping.
Drew — You could make money by opening a bathhouse haha That would be illegal in CA but legal in the general U.S.
I’ll be heartbroken if those aren’t real.
I’ve done the buy 2 get the 3rd free thing on probably…. umm.. okay, literally… 15 DVDs. :D
I’m scared to click on that link.
My mom said she would pay me if I painted the inside of our house. I doubt it will be a lot of money but I will probably take her up on her offer. What I do for my Criterions.
EDIT: After intense bargaining my mom has agreed to pay me $157.24 to paint the whole inside of my house, which will probably take all summer.
Is this sale only in stores or does it apply online too?
Drew – I know you’re only 15 but I think it’s time to be a true, patriotic American and get yourself a credit card (I’m sure you’re parents would be happy to assist you in building credit and co-sign for you). Then you can buy all the DVDs you want and experience the real American way by being in debt.
“and as a BN worker, Loofrin, you aren’t supposed to share information about future sales. :)”
Really? The point of sales are to increase spending, and they aren’t going to work to increase spending unless they’re publicized. My work has sales all the time that I tell my friends about, and then we get those nice happy corporate e-mails what state, “Oh wow, the sale was such a success, muy gracias everybody, you’re great!” Unless, you know, they under-advertised the sale or the sale wasn’t any good, then they get all moody and act like they’re going out of business in the next week. Business people can be such fair weather friends. Seriously.
Um… I digress. Point is, if B&N get upset that you publicize a sale that they’re having, then they’re idiots. Who here was planning on going to Barnes & Noble on July 14th before this was mentioned? And now who here was planning on going to Barnes & Noble on July 14th after this was mentioned?
I don’t have any money for Criterions now, but I might be able to scare up a few bucks for a good deal on a Criterion movie at Barnes and Noble if I find one. It’s worth the looking into, at the very least.
Drew, on the reality show that is the auteurs, you’re an easy guy to root for. I don’t think I know any other fifteen year olds who would paint a house in order to splurge on a criterion dvd sale, maybe for an upcoming video game or something but not for criterions. Good luck. I look forward to the continuation of the saga that is your young movie fanatic life.
The smiley face at the end of the sentence was the signal that I wasn’t reprimanding Loofrin… my statement is true, however.
I was befuddled in the same way you are, PolarisDiB. I had this discussion with my store manager just days ago and made the EXACT same argument you did, so I know where you’re coming from. The answer I received in return was that if we promote the sale ahead of time, the people who would have bought the FULL-PRICED criterion collection DVDs would then wait until the sale began and therefore get them half off and deprive the store of a lot of money. There is logic in both sides of it. I’m not sure I think one is better than the other.
Did you tell your manager that customers really appreciate associates helping them save money, and thenceforth become regular customers?
Because I actually have quite a few regular customers at my store that, frankly, I can’t get off my back because I always help them find the cheapest way of buying a lot of DVDs. And I used that information to get my promotion, there, too.
Eh, I know, I know, I know. In consumerist culture, it’s all about getting as much money as possible as soon as possible so that personal wealth can increase. In market culture, it’s about sustaining a livelihood by ensuring a good product or service so that standards of living can increase. Two forms of the concept we put an umbrella over called “capitalism”. The sale is meant to increase spending for consumer value. But for some reason, these issues never cease to get me worked up.