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post #91 of 14994 Old 06-20-2008, 10:15 AM
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Amazon's free shipping is a "room on the truck" type shipping. when there is a truck not fully loaded with paid shipping, they will ship your free stuff. that's why it's free. again, if you want it quick, pay for shipping.
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Amazon's free shipping is hideous at best when talking about how long it takes to ship after it is ordered.
I always order from J&R and Warner Home Video.
I swear some times that Amazon PURPOSLY holds items back if you don't pay for the premium shipping just to encourage consumers to pay the extra premium shipping fee.

I have had nothing but amazing experiences with Amazon's free shipping. I got my Onkyo 805 (61lbs.!!!) in less than 48 hours with free shipping. As a matter of fact, I prefer to buy from Amazon than from a merchant because it ALWAYS comes faster when it's from Amazon. It's so fast, I would never even consider paying for it. My few experiences with Warner and J&R have been much worse than Amazon's free shipping.

I think your location in relation to the warehouse location plays a factor. I am located in Northern New Jersey, and the stuff always ships from Jersey City.
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Amazon's free shipping is hideous at best when talking about how long it takes to ship after it is ordered.
I always order from J&R and Warner Home Video.
I swear some times that Amazon PURPOSLY holds items back if you don't pay for the premium shipping just to encourage consumers to pay the extra premium shipping fee.

Not true for me, I ordered from them last week, and received it in two days, record time. Maybe because they want to treat the NY customers nice since they now have to pay NY State Sales tax.
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Amazon's free shipping is hideous at best when talking about how long it takes to ship after it is ordered.
I always order from J&R and Warner Home Video.
I swear some times that Amazon PURPOSLY holds items back if you don't pay for the premium shipping just to encourage consumers to pay the extra premium shipping fee.

I couldn't disagree more. I have ordered countless items from Amazon using their free shipping. Almost all have come within 4 days or less. On the other hand, I have found WHV and DD to take at least two weeks. I will agree with you in regards to J&R, however. I usually receive products from them in about a week.

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Shoot, just get Amazon Prime. If you order as much as I do from them, that free 2 day shipping (which is almost always 1 day) is a steal. Plus if you order something that's limited stock, they often seem to move you to the front of the line above those without Prime
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Amazon Prime is the way to go...I have ordered from every vendor mentioned on this site and Amazon blows all of them away on shipping AND customer support.
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Shoot, just get Amazon Prime. If you order as much as I do from them, that free 2 day shipping (which is almost always 1 day) is a steal. Plus if you order something that's limited stock, they often seem to move you to the front of the line above those without Prime

agreed. i ordered a hard drive from Amazon yesterday at 4 PM. it was in my hands by noon today for $4.
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Shagman - Thank you for agreeing to maintain this most useful thread.

I would ask that the users of this thread please keep the content related to the title. It seems most of the posts are about shipping. I certainly understand how that is relevant since if you purchase something online at a great price, it is all for nothing if you do not get it. But perhaps you can create another thread to discuss shipping issues.

I'd much rather read through 100 posts of Movie X is $XX.XX at a certain store or website, than people discussing shipping issues.

I don't mean to complain or be rude, just reminding people what this thread is about.

Thanks, and good luck deal-hunting!

I had my previous signature removed for no reason. I didn't list any equipment or links, so I am a very unsure as to why it would be removed. I'll just put it back up each and every time.
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Sorry fan girl...but shipping cost, and time for that matter, is almost as important as the price of the media. The bottom line is the key here.

If someone, for example, says Tower has xx blu ray for $10, but fails to mention the $10 shipping...it misses the entire point of the thread.

If shipping wasn't talked about or included in the discussion, then there would be 3x the replies asking about that very thing and complaining why the poster didn't include it.

I agree we can get off on tangents sometimes, but I see it as a small price to pay to make sure everyone has ALL the information before making a buying decision.

Just my 2 cents...

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This was from Buy.com, so we might be talking about different vendors...

My order was from Buy.com as well, but it was sold by and shipped from DeepDiscount.
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Shagman - Thank you for agreeing to maintain this most useful thread.

I would ask that the users of this thread please keep the content related to the title. It seems most of the posts are about shipping. I certainly understand how that is relevant since if you purchase something online at a great price, it is all for nothing if you do not get it. But perhaps you can create another thread to discuss shipping issues.

I'd much rather read through 100 posts of Movie X is $XX.XX at a certain store or website, than people discussing shipping issues.

I don't mean to complain or be rude, just reminding people what this thread is about.

Thanks, and good luck deal-hunting!

I think your comments are right on the mark. The first 8-9 posts of this page alone illustrate your point.
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Amazon prime is faster then anything... everything for me comes next day even though i pick 2 day

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For those willing and able to take advantage of the $10 coupon by checking out through Google Checkout via Buy.com for items fulfilled by Deep Discount, another good deal to consider (aside from the aforementioned Rambo boxset) is Cloverfield. With the coupon, I just ordered it for $8.26 shipped. I think you can basically apply the $10 to anything, so that makes any Blu-Ray a pretty solid deal.

I had vowed never to buy from buy.com again, but since they're basically the middleman for a company I do regularly order from (Deep Discount), I couldn't pass up this deal.
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Amazon's Prime is a must-have for me, since I order more than just movies... but just in HD movies, I've spend about $8k over the past three years, so the free 2nd day is a no-brainer for me with that much volume.

Having said that, with WHV's 30% off plus their near-Amazon regular pricing, I have moved all my WHV pre-ordres over to their site, and just do large orders to get the free shipping.

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I know you used google checkout but, if you are a returning customer how can you use google checkout again? Can you please explain to me the trick?

You don't need a new CC number, just a new email address. Problem solved. I can vouch for this method because I just picked up Cloverfield for $8.26 Thanks BoBoish! As mentioned before, you supposedly only have till the end of the month to exploit this. However, GCO was said to expire before and it came back.

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Shagman - Thank you for agreeing to maintain this most useful thread.

I would ask that the users of this thread please keep the content related to the title. It seems most of the posts are about shipping. I certainly understand how that is relevant since if you purchase something online at a great price, it is all for nothing if you do not get it. But perhaps you can create another thread to discuss shipping issues.

I'd much rather read through 100 posts of Movie X is $XX.XX at a certain store or website, than people discussing shipping issues.

I don't mean to complain or be rude, just reminding people what this thread is about.

Thanks, and good luck deal-hunting!

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I don't mind the discussion of shipping costs but the lengthy posts complaining about shipping times are hardly relevant to the thread IMHO.
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Amazon prime is a beast. Best shipping ever. Has paid for itself 10 times over.
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It looks like Vantage Point price has gone back up (way up) to 26.95 at Amazon.

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Thank you Sonyfangirl for speaking up. I believe ongoing discussions of shipping times is what you were suggesting needed minimizing, and not cost since shipping cost is obviously a part of the bottom line. Not to add more posts (defeating the purpose), but it needed to be emphasized.

Anyway the this request can be added to the opening thread, shagman?


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I don't mind the discussion of shipping costs but the lengthy posts complaining about shipping times are hardly relevant to the thread IMHO.

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Perfect Storm
The Mummy
The Mummy Return
Scorpion King

$17.99 at Frys.com

Valid 6/20-6/24 only

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The Amazon shipping situation has now been covered...here and in countless other threads. Let's get back on topic going forward. Further Amazon shipping discussions will be deleted.

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Perfect Storm
The Mummy
The Mummy Return
Scorpion King

$17.99 at Frys.com

Valid 6/20-6/24 only

None of these titles are available on Blu-ray.
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None of these titles are available on Blu-ray.

Which just makes the deal that much hotter!
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None of these titles are available on Blu-ray.

Those are coming out July 22, so I assume this is a pre-order price?
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yes
those are the BD disc pre-orders
good price but would be nice to also have the box set option as im sure they will have one of those

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Those are coming out July 22, so I assume this is a pre-order price?


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deepdiscount.com is extending their 20% off sale. Use code DDAF to get 20% off (doesn't work on pre-orders)

before you go, go to it through the windows search live cashback page at
http://search.live.com/cashback/stores#D
you'll get an additional 4% back in rebates from microsoft.

I bought the Rambo trilogy on Blu-Ray
Normal price: $34.85
with 20% off: $27.88
with an extra 4% off: $26.49
shipping is free

Not too shabby for 3 movies in hi-def, eh?

The only drawback is deepdiscount takes FOREVER to get your order to you. I'm not kidding, it'll take like a month to get to me. They send 3rd class or something.

edit- rambo trilogy is 27.88 at buy.com. you can get $10 off with google checkout (only once) but you have to spend more than $60 and im not sure how much shipping is.
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amazon has 2 for $30, not many titles, usual stuff again.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...43511&plpage=1
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Greetings,
FYI
Just picked up Narnia Blu-Ray at Costco (NY) for $15.99. It is part of an instant rebate of $10.00 on either Narnia or National Treasure (first one). Narnia didn't ring up as $15.99 but the sign said "National Treasure Assortment $15.99. The number on the sign was 287535 and both Naria and National treasure had the same number just above the price on the sticker. They of course, had to look it up and the sign was correct. Make sure the cashier is aware because it first rang up at $25.99. I had to go to a "roving manager" to verify and get the price adjusted.
P.S. I didn't notice when the sale ended.
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It looks like Vantage Point price has gone back up (way up) to 26.95 at Amazon.

Kudos to the heads up earlier on the $17 price. That was berry nice.
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amazon has 2 for $30, not many titles, usual stuff again.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...43511&plpage=1

Now I'm really starting to get annoyed with these sales. Ooh, maybe I'll pick up Total Recall and The Punisher for $30...oh wait, without the "sale" they would come to $23.90. Seriously, a good portion are $15 or less and the others are marked up from $15. And I am so sick of seeing the same crap in every single sale!!!
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Now I'm really starting to get annoyed with these sales. Ooh, maybe I'll pick up Total Recall and The Punisher for $30...oh wait, without the "sale" they would come to $23.90. Seriously, a good portion are $15 or less and the others are marked up from $15. And I am so sick of seeing the same crap in every single sale!!!

my sentiments exactly...the only one ive wanted to pick up but havent is pans labyrinth, but there's nothing else good to go with it
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