How much time left to take advantage of Amazon's 10% off offer? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 30 Old 12-22-2006, 11:59 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
MidnightWatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 6,011
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I haven't ordered any HD DVDs yet from Amazon, so I'm curious. In order to receive 10% off HD DVD purchases for the next year, do we have until 12/29 to order 3 HD DVDs, or can we wait until January to order 3 and still take advantage of the promotion? If we have to buy them this year I may have to order 3 next week!

Please feel free to visit MidnightWatcher's Blogspot or follow my NEWS feed on Twitter.
MidnightWatcher is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 Old 12-23-2006, 05:06 AM
AVS Club Gold
 
joerod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: MIDWEST (just outside Chicago)
Posts: 22,015
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked: 91
I would not wait. I think it is a 2006 promotion...

Search or copy and paste-> Joe Rod Home Theater .Com <-to check out my latest Reviews.

Check out these new Lighted Cup Holders:
http://hstrial-jrodriguez996.homeste...=1402680301175
joerod is offline  
post #3 of 30 Old 12-24-2006, 09:01 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
rboster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 17,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 55
Actually scrolling down and reading the rules Here is your answer:

"Discount availability expires one year from the date of the qualifying purchase."

Here is the link to the promotion. If you scroll down the page, you'll see the entire list of rules.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=160066011

With any promotion, Amazon put in the qualifier of "Promotional offer valid for a limited time only." This would allow them to pull it at anytime without notice. BUT, one would assume since HD resolution software hasn't been avaiable for even a year that they wouldn't pull the "year long discount" only 8 months into it.


Edit: The clause also allows Amazon to extend the promotion Which I got the same email saying it would go through the end of calendar end. So appox. 20 months of a 10% discount is a nice thing.

"Retired" AVS Moderator
rboster is offline  
post #4 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 04:35 AM
AVS Special Member
 
SirDrexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 4,133
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just got an email saying the promotion is being extended to the end of 2007! That's an extra four months of the discount for me, cool.
SirDrexl is offline  
post #5 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 04:44 AM
Senior Member
 
toxic_avenger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Parma Hts, OH
Posts: 350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirDrexl View Post

I just got an email saying the promotion is being extended to the end of 2007! That's an extra four months of the discount for me, cool.

I also got that email.
toxic_avenger is offline  
post #6 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 05:19 AM
AVS Special Member
 
homerx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: ramsey, MN
Posts: 4,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Yep, good till dec 2007, but its automatic now and will just kick in.
homerx is offline  
post #7 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 05:56 AM
Advanced Member
 
AMartin56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 822
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 21
Same here. Got the email this morning.
AMartin56 is offline  
post #8 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 05:58 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Big J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,954
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Me too, that's an extra 6 months or so. I guess they are afraid we will shop elsewhere when it runs out.
J
Big J is offline  
post #9 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 07:33 AM
Advanced Member
 
kami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 534
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Yeah here's the email--

Quote:


Hello from Amazon.com. We had recently enrolled you in our 10% off on HD DVD and Blu-ray disc purchases for one year promotion, and we hope you are enjoying this exclusive offer. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this promotion, we have extended the 10% sale offer through December 31, 2007.

Although you won't see any promotional messaging on our Web site, the discount will continue to be automatically applied to qualifying orders through 2007. Please note that it may take up to 72 hours for the 10% discount to be active on newly released DVDs. If you are purchasing a newly released DVD and don't see the discount, please try again in 2-3 days.

Very nice, and a good way to keep people from going elsewhere.
kami is offline  
post #10 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 08:58 AM
Member
 
BigJeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bloomington, IL
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Does this mean that the offer will work for new customers?
BigJeff is offline  
post #11 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 09:03 AM
Member
 
Bombthroat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
You had to have made your qualifying purchase by Dec 31, 2006 to qualify for the promotion according to the Amazon.com site.

Amazon.com Promo Rules Link

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amazon.com View Post

Discount availability expires on Dec. 31, 2007; the original qualifying purchase must have been made on or before Dec. 31, 2006.

And yes, I got the email too saying the offer has been extended through Dec 31, 2007 but I believe that is only for people who were already enrolled in the promotion.
Bombthroat is offline  
post #12 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 09:11 AM
AVS Special Member
 
SirDrexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 4,133
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Oh, okay, so this is essentially a way of simplifying it by applying the discount to eligible customers through the end of the year, saving them from having to keep track of the inital date for each account.
SirDrexl is offline  
post #13 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 09:14 AM
Advanced Member
 
ctakim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I was mucho pleased to get this extension notice!
ctakim is offline  
post #14 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 10:04 AM
AVS Special Member
 
giantchicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,566
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I was pretty danged happy to get the e-mail!

PETER JACKSON: The theatrical versions are the definitive versions.
giantchicken is offline  
post #15 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 10:08 AM
AVS Special Member
 
TimV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Francisco, Ca
Posts: 1,047
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Is this offer good for both HD DVD and Blu-Ray?

My initial purchase was three HD DVDs. Will I still get the 10% off if I buy Blu-Ray movies this year as well? Thanks.

Tim Vickroy

"Besides, there's no reason we can't be civil, is there?"
TimV is offline  
post #16 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 10:43 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Big J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,954
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimV View Post

Is this offer good for both HD DVD and Blu-Ray?

My initial purchase was three HD DVDs. Will I still get the 10% off if I buy Blu-Ray movies this year as well? Thanks.

Yes, its good for both.
J
Big J is offline  
post #17 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 12:21 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
MidnightWatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 6,011
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Darn, so for those of us who did not purchase from Amazon.com yet we're out of luck. Oh well, looks like Walmart it is for me...

Please feel free to visit MidnightWatcher's Blogspot or follow my NEWS feed on Twitter.
MidnightWatcher is offline  
post #18 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 08:36 PM
AVS Special Member
 
slider33's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just because I received this email, Amazon will get my business. Good going on their part!
slider33 is offline  
post #19 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 10:23 PM
Advanced Member
 
invadergir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I never got the email but just pre-order my Clerks II, The Matador and Lucky Number Slevin and the 10% was still working. No notice for me but that it's still working

Supporting both HD-DVD and Blu-ray
My DVD Collection
invadergir is offline  
post #20 of 30 Old 01-06-2007, 10:32 PM
Senior Member
 
bdhart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Troutdale, OR
Posts: 238
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bombthroat View Post

You had to have made your qualifying purchase by Dec 31, 2006 to qualify for the promotion according to the Amazon.com site.

Amazon.com Promo Rules Link



And yes, I got the email too saying the offer has been extended through Dec 31, 2007 but I believe that is only for people who were already enrolled in the promotion.

I tried it last night with a secondary account and the discount worked.
bdhart is offline  
post #21 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 12:18 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
MidnightWatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 6,011
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdhart View Post

I tried it last night with a secondary account and the discount worked.

What worked? 10% off with an account that you did not use previously to purchase HD DVDs?

Please feel free to visit MidnightWatcher's Blogspot or follow my NEWS feed on Twitter.
MidnightWatcher is offline  
post #22 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 02:16 AM
Senior Member
 
bdhart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Troutdale, OR
Posts: 238
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

What worked? 10% off with an account that you did not use previously to purchase HD DVDs?

Yes.
bdhart is offline  
post #23 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 04:22 AM
Member
 
lrbh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I tried it myself and i got an error message that the promotion wasn't valid.
lrbh is offline  
post #24 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 04:55 AM
 
Bar81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 516
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Still working as of 4:50AM PST on Jan 7. Ordered three discs (two preorder) and entered the code and it gave me the discount.
Bar81 is offline  
post #25 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 05:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Samfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
The 10% discount on HD-DVD and BD, coupled with 2-day free shipping via Prime is hard to beat. Hopefully some major release announcements at CES will sweeten the HD pot.
Samfield is offline  
post #26 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 06:42 AM
AVS Special Member
 
patrick99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,912
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I am concerned that if this discount is not available to new customers, Amazon is likely to become even more sloppy about applying it to new titles for pre-order than they have been in the past.
patrick99 is offline  
post #27 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 01:57 PM
Member
 
crash331's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Well I knew about this since about last October but I had to wait because of Christmas expenses. Now I see that I missed it. Oh well, guess I won't be buying as much from amazon.
crash331 is offline  
post #28 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 06:28 PM
Member
 
dianebrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Malden, MA 02148
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lrbh View Post

I tried it myself and i got an error message that the promotion wasn't valid.

It accepted when I put it in this morning..but it was a pre-existing amazon account.

Diane
dianebrat is offline  
post #29 of 30 Old 01-07-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Bar81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 516
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Mine was a preexisting account also.
Bar81 is offline  
post #30 of 30 Old 01-08-2007, 06:24 AM
AVS Club Gold
 
joerod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: MIDWEST (just outside Chicago)
Posts: 22,015
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked: 91
The promotion has been extended to 1-31-07... They sent me an email...

Search or copy and paste-> Joe Rod Home Theater .Com <-to check out my latest Reviews.

Check out these new Lighted Cup Holders:
http://hstrial-jrodriguez996.homeste...=1402680301175
joerod is offline  
Reply HD DVD Software

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off