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#151 zman73

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

^ not in my area. Tried that last time and they denied it.


Exact opposite for me... they've always accepted them at mine
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#152 joeyshadows

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

Used the coupons to do a special order at customer service to have all these delivered to my house. Free shipping on all titles too. Added bonus used reward zone plus my shop kick for more points.
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Vanishing Point 9.99 - 5.00 = 4.99
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Night Watch 9.99 - 5.00 = 4.99
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Day Watch 9.99 - 5.00 = 4.99
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Fast Action 6 Pack 9.99 - 5.00 = 4.99
(only getting this for eXistenZ even though I heard it wasn't a good transfer on this collection. The single disc for that movie comes out Dec 04, 2012 and I can not wait for that so I went with this instead)
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Stake Land 9.99 - 5.00 = 4.99

Well shit. I have to try this. I'd love to get stake land, nightwatch, and daywatch.

#153 cky

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

Do you need an ID to do the trade in/get the coupon?

#154 bob330i

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:00 PM

Do you need an ID to do the trade in/get the coupon?


no

#155 outphase

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

How necessary is a case? I have a couple multipack movies and combo pack DVDs that can go in, but I don't have enough cases for each disc individually.

#156 neoz

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

How necessary is a case? I have a couple multipack movies and combo pack DVDs that can go in, but I don't have enough cases for each disc individually.


5) Discs are supposed to have the original case and artwork and the discs are meant to be at least presentable -- the disc at least should look like it can be played. Many stores require the UPC to be intact. Some stores check things pretty closely (right disc, right case, right UPC, disc condition) and others just toss the case into the recycle bin without any screening (some people swear they traded in an empty case). [In reality discs in anything that look like regular case are often accepted by some stores including those is Blockbuster/3rd party cases with rental stickers and and nowhere near original artwork and UPC]

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#157 tokerblue

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

It's not unwatchable. The actors look a bit waxy and CGI at certain parts, particularly the beginning, but you get used to it. Once the action kicks in, you don't notice it as much. A better transfer would be nice, but I went with the 2010 version for the improved audio and (still very few) special features. The video quality is more true to the original in the 2008 version, it's just a grainy hell.[/IMG]

- The 2008 version is from a dated master, but the grain preserves detail. It does have issues with compression artifacts. The 2010 version looks like everyone has a shiny clear coat on their skin. The forest looks like it has fake shiny plastic leaves. It no longer looks like film since everything has been scrubbed.

IMO, the 2008 version is the lesser of two evils.

2008 Edition: 3 out of 5 for video quality
http://www.blu-ray.c...or-Blu-ray/316/
2010 Edition: 2 out of 5 for video quality
http://www.blu-ray.c...-Blu-ray/11375/

Here's a thread on AVS with a lot of comparison shots.
http://www.avsforum....comparison-pix#

#158 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:11 AM

I made out pretty well today. It started out as one of those horror stories because it took around a full hour at the customer service desk. It was mainly because they didn't receive the coupons and it took them forever to figure out how to print them out. They let me buy more than 5 because I waited so long. Here's my first haul:

Jaws - $11.99 (thanks to universal $3 coupon)
8 Mile - $1.99 (thanks to universal $3 coupon)
Rampart - $4.99
Fast Action 6 pack - $4.99 (bought for eXistenZ)
Red Dawn - $4.99 (has $7.50 hollywood movie money for remake)
I spit on Your Grave double feature - $4.99
Workaholics Seasons 1+2 - 7.99

I also bought:

Clerks/Chasing Amy/Jay + Bob 3 pack - $4.99
Nyko Kinect Zoom - $4.99 (using $15 off rewardzone coupon).
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - $9.99 (pricematched toysrus.com)


I didn't get to attempt the "special order" yet. I'm probably going to try it tomorrow. They only had 1 copy of a few of the blurays I bought today,so I wanted to buy them before they sold out. I also wanted to attempt using the $3 Universal 100th coupon because I get turned down with that about 50% of the time.

#159 gunstar808

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for posting a $9.99 list, much appreciated.

Today I picked up a few movies:
Pulp Fiction
Alien
Aliens
Kevin Smith 3 pack

Anyone have any lesser known recommendations? Stake Land looks interesting.

#160 FadeToOne

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

I grabbed Everything Must Go, Pulp Fiction and Leon: The Professional for $5 and Archer S2 and Killer Elite for $12.99. Was kind of miffed that Archer S1 did not match S2's price.
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#161 karkyco

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

Son of a bitch, the local Dollar Tree store has absolutely no DVDs, and Big Lots has them at $3 and $5, what a rip off. Was hoping for some $1 or less per disc copies...

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#162 DNukem170

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:54 PM

The first time they began running this promo, I was lucky enough to get a new cashier who didn't know how to ring them up. One of the Blu-rays I got was Blazing Saddles, which was on sale for $7.99 but the tag was still $9.99. She ended up marking down each BR $5, including Blazing Saddles.

For this latest trip, one of the DVDs I was trading in (Daredevil regular edition) had most of the UPC covered in sticker residue and another (Evangelion OG release) didn't have a UPC at all and both were accepted. I have noticed that Superbits and early DVDs/flipper discs will give the clerks pause as the former looks like a bootleg and the latter has no coverart.

Still have enough anime singles and old movies for another 3 or 4 promos. Not enough money this time.

#163 henry00x

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

just got back, got the following

9
50/50
Spit on your grave 2 pack
ET
Prometheus 3D

all 5 for $51 with tax, not bad

#164 Navex

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:44 PM

I've looked on the site and here but how long are the coupons valid? It says they're doing this until 10/20 but is that just for the promo where you actually get the coupons? As I'm going there today with friends (again I'll say the nearest one is far so I don't go often) but this is kinda spur of the moment and I don't figure I'll get anything today if I get my coupons.

#165 DNukem170

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

The coupons expire on October 20th.

#166 cky

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

Son of a bitch, the local Dollar Tree store has absolutely no DVDs, and Big Lots has them at $3 and $5, what a rip off. Was hoping for some $1 or less per disc copies...

You should try ebay. Im thinking of selling some of my extra dvds on their too, i have like over 20 just sitting there.

#167 slowdive21

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

^^^Or garage sales. Sometimes I get DVDs for 50 cents each.

#168 DNukem170

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

You should try ebay. Im thinking of selling some of my extra dvds on their too, i have like over 20 just sitting there.


Depending on what you're selling, you would probably get more money with the U&S. I sell on eBay myself and I can tell you right now that they are flooded with 0.99 cent DVDs. If it is ssomething you can buy at Big Lots, you are likely not going to get much for it. Not to mention that a lot of searches are clogged with people selling partial releases (usually either just the BR or DVD from a combo pack) and stuff like that. I had Air Force One, Pirates of the Carribean 1, Mortal Kombat, and Ocean's 11 on sale for months with no takers at $2.99. I traded them in for the coupons.

#169 cagfansub

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

Check out local Craiglist too. Sometimes you get good deals from your local folks where you reside who wanted to get rid of stuff.

#170 LiquidSnape

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

has anyone gone to a best buy that did not have coupons? The one in Schaumburg IL didn't went I went in on Monday, I normally don't shop there but because I was in the area yesterday morning I thought I would trade them in. Customer service girl took my dvds and scanned the coupon SKU for me. Now I am afraid I lost my chance for coupons

#171 fight_the_youth

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

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E.T. 17.99 - 3.00 Universal Coupon - 5.00 upgrade = 9.99
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E.T. Booklet version 24.99 - 3.00 Universal Coupon - 5.00 upgrade = 16.99

Deciding if I want to do the mail in rebate for these for an extra 4.00 dollar savings from Pillsbury

1.10 coupon for two packs of cookies from

http://www.pillsbury...pons-promotions

4.00 off rebate form from

http://www.etonbluray.com/offer

3.00 off Universal coupon from
(If you have already printed this from months ago you will need to find a new computer to print off since they have not reset more coupons from the same computer)

http://universal.pro...0thanniversary/

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#172 fmwross2

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

Grabbed the ET Digi, Attack the Block, and Taken (w/ movie cash). Wanted Red Dawn (as did three other people), but they broke the street date and had none in stock. They were out of Workaholics as well.

#173 brewtownska

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

Grabbed the ET Digi, Attack the Block, and Taken (w/ movie cash). Wanted Red Dawn (as did three other people), but they broke the street date and had none in stock. They were out of Workaholics as well.


Ok, so it wasn't just my local Best Buy that broke street date as well. I went in Monday to buy my first set of 5 movies of the sale, and was surprised to see Red Dawn on the shelf (and even more surprised when I went to buy it the system didn't reject it as being early). Elsewhere I read Costco has the computers setup if you try to buy something early, it will warn the cashier. Guess Best Buy isn't worried about that type of thing :)

#174 crazedracerguy

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:58 PM

Thank you, Dog Whisperer! Dollar Tree had like 20 of his DVDs... Not anymore. Grabbed 10. That should get me through this sale...

#175 ScottsUSERID

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:11 PM

A good tip also if you have a half price books around. Near me they always have a discount rack with Dvd from 1-3 dollars. The crappy ones are usually a dollar, so use your "instincts" to cut your time. On the flip side sometimes you get an occasional killer dvd for a buck you want to keep..like I found the Punisher Extended cut for 1 dollar.

#176 gossamer

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:15 PM

I've seen libraries sell the dvds they don't want anymore for $1.

#177 jedifrog21

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:46 PM

Dollar Tree by me had Dog Whisperer 3 episode DVD's for $1. Two different ones. Also, at CVS I think any Discovery Kid DVD is clearanced as I found some marked $1.50 but they rang up .40. Asked the guy at Best Buy if there's a limit on trading in more than one of the same title but he doesn't know. Anyone have any idea, because if there isn't, then I'll be building a nice Blu-ray collection lol

#178 WingsDJY

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:52 PM

Picked up The Great Mouse Detective for $14.99 AC. It released today along with Pete's Dragon.

#179 Vulgarism

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:15 AM

Dollar Tree by me had Dog Whisperer 3 episode DVD's for $1. Two different ones. Also, at CVS I think any Discovery Kid DVD is clearanced as I found some marked $1.50 but they rang up .40. Asked the guy at Best Buy if there's a limit on trading in more than one of the same title but he doesn't know. Anyone have any idea, because if there isn't, then I'll be building a nice Blu-ray collection lol



So far I've traded in ~15 copies of the Dirty Sanchez movie.

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#180 crazedracerguy

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:18 AM

Last time they did this, I traded like 10 copies of the "Basketball Fix" from Dollar tree... They just handed me my receipt. No issue at all...


Is anyone else doing the MovieStop trade 2 deal???

I know Taken does not work ($2.xx TIV)
Expendables does work ($3.xx)

Need to find a 4.99 Blu to match with the expendables for the trade 2.

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