Deals thread

Posted by: CV

Deals thread - 10/29/08 01:19 AM

Here, let's have a thread for all the good deals to be had.

For starters, Amazon.com is having an All PS3 Gold Box Event starting at midnight PST, Wednesday, October 29th.

All PS3 Gold Box Event
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/29/08 01:23 AM

Also, if you wanted the PS3 in Gun Metal Gray, Amazon.com has the MGS4 Bundle (with 40GB hard drive) for preorder for $400 (to be released November 4th).

Amazon.com - PlayStation 3 40 GB Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Kojima Bundle

I'd probably like the gun metal gray more than the default finish, but for now I'm stuck.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/29/08 02:05 AM

1600 MS points FREE with Gears of War 2 purchase at Circuit City

Good deal.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 10/29/08 10:23 AM

What about good electronics Black Friday stuff? Or last year, Walmart had a secret buyers club thing which is where it listed the HD-A2 HD-DVD player for $98 and a $350 laptop the first Friday in November. I tried the same link as last year, but no luck...
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 10/29/08 10:32 AM

wow, thanks for the headsup on the gears 2 deal at CC, I may go cancel my pre-order at gamestop now
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/08/08 11:17 AM

Not sure if anyone here is into "Black Friday" sales (day after Thanksgiving), but the sales ads always leak out on to the internet early at places like http://www.bfads.net and http://www.blackfriday.info

Anyway, K-Mart is open on Thanksgiving day and is selling the Sony BDP-350 Blu-Ray player for $179.99!!!!

Just letting people know...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/08 12:03 PM

My dad just saw the 120 GB hard drive for the Xbox 360 for $90 and the wireless racing wheel for $50 on clearance at Target. If you're in the market for either, it would be worth seeing if your local Target has the same deal.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/08 02:09 PM

http://www.gottadeal.com has some stuff about upcomming black friday sales.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/08 02:23 PM

In the past, I've used info from http://www.xpbargains.com to get some pretty good deals on various things.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/20/08 02:24 AM

Amazon.com's Video Games Countdown to Black Friday
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/08 09:35 AM

So did anyone get the 40GB PS3 from Woot during the woot-off the last 2 days? $279 + $5 shipping!!! It was refirb though.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/08 03:10 PM

Wal-Mart's Black Friday ads just hit the net and it looks like they have a number of newer Blu-Ray titles for $15.

WalMart Black Friday Ad Scan
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/08 03:30 PM

Anyone knows if is it possible to get a PS3 w/ SACD?
I'm thinking on buying a PS3 for Xmass. Seems like most newer models don't support SACD anymore.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/08 05:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: JaimeG
Anyone knows if is it possible to get a PS3 w/ SACD?
I'm thinking on buying a PS3 for Xmass. Seems like most newer models don't support SACD anymore.


Bingo. I just came to this same realization about a week ago. I had been | |<-- this close to buying a PS3 a few months ago when I learned that they had SACD support. \:\) But thought I'd wait until Christmas and make it a gift to myself & family. In gearing up to buy one, I double-checked the specs on the 'newer' models. Nope, No SACD support any more. Phooey!
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/08 05:34 PM

Six months ago, a friend of mine bought a PS3. The salesman explained the 100$ difference between the 40G and the 60G as "more disk space for Internet games". My friend bought the 40G... and is now looking for a SACD player!
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/08 05:35 PM

EDITED: Just realized we are end of November; so it is NINE months ago that he bought the PS3!
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/08 06:55 PM

 Quote:
I double-checked the specs on the 'newer' models. Nope, No SACD support any more. Phooey!

I guess it's safe to say SACD is dead, bummer.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/08 07:56 PM

Nothing to do with SACD being dead. Sony was just trying to find a way to cut cost because they still sell the PS3 below cost. SACD was not a deal-maker for the PS3 so they dropped it.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/08 03:25 PM

OK, everybody told me about the 6th Ave "AVS" deal on the Denon 3808 (was told $1099 today).

On their homepage, they have a link to a Pre-Black-Friday deals page, where they show the Panasonic 35 Blu-Ray player for $229 (already a good price), but it INCLUDES two BD titles. Unfortunately, the guy I talked to knows nothing about the titles...how their chosen, where they come from, etc...

Anyone know if Panasonic is doing a promo with free BD discs? I'm really tempted to jump, but if the titles are Ishtar and WaterWorld....meh....

Answer quick... I've got my CC in my hands.....
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/08 05:42 PM

Well, the plot thickens...

I checked Panasonic.com, and sure enough, they show a two-BD movie mail-in offer. (I was there a couple of days ago and didn't see it, so it must be a newish promo). Amazingly, I just told Joyce a couple of hours ago that the first two movies I'd likely buy would be Nightmare Before Christmas and Ratatouille, and those are the two movies being offered.... AMAZING COINCIDENCE!

But here's the thing: The rebate form says in fine print on the bottom: "Store receipts must emanate from same
state as consumer." There was a bit of talk of this on the AVS forum, but nothing definitive. Has anyone ever heard of a rebate that forces you to buy local?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/08 05:57 PM

I've never heard of a rebate like that. Weird.

You can't go wrong with those two movies.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/08 11:44 PM

Rumor alert!!! The Panasonic BD-35 will be $150 starting tomorrow, November 23. Available at Sears.com.
Slickdeals Panasonic BD-35

This is an incredible deal if it turns out to be true. \:o
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/23/08 08:44 AM

It's listed as $150 on the link.... they're out of stock, but I can wait for them to restock at THAT price! Thanks a ton!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/23/08 12:01 PM

Updating in case anyone else is looking for a Pannie 35 this season:

Well, I decided to order it, but Sears won't let you order something if it's temporarily out of stock. So they take your e-mail address and will send a notice when it's back in stock. In the meantime however the "price is subject to change". Aaargh.

I think I'll still keep my eye out for a good price on it from somewhere else. I'm also planning on getting the 3808 from 6ave., though I haven't received final approval on that yet from the CFO.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/08 11:22 PM

All the black friday deals for Xbox360:
http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/11/25/black-friday-spotlight-on-xbox-360-deals/
Posted by: myrison

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 03:00 AM

Best Buy - Preview of Black Friday Ad

I'm pretty underwhelmed with what they say they'll be running in Austin. Maybe they're saving the really big secrets for that day, but there's nothing in this ad I'd stand in line for.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 07:13 AM

Does anyone know if there is a site that lets you search for a specific item...either for Black Friday or Cyber Monday? I'm going to wait till Monday to place my order for the 3808 and, though I can't imagine I'll find a better price than the 6Ave / AVS deal, I want to see just in case...
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 08:06 AM

Even if you found a better deal (unlikely), chances are that after you add tax you wouldn't beat the 6ave price(6ave does not charge tax). Of course you should mention that when you file your state tax return though.... ;\) Still, it doesn't hurt to look though.
Posted by: myrison

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 09:12 AM

Mark - www.bfads.com is one site that lists a lot of the deals and allows you to search.
Posted by: myrison

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 09:15 AM

Amazon has an amazing deal on the Band of Brother's Blu-Ray set. $55 for a 6-disc set is pretty tough to beat.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 09:17 AM

The audio from that series is quite simply superb. The series is top notch overall, but the audio is something else.
Posted by: myrison

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 09:19 AM

Unfortunately it's such a sad series that I'm not sure I could watch it more than once every few years, so for me it's still a better rental/netflix than purchase, but for this price it's tempting.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 02:16 PM

Amazon.com - Ghost in the Shell SAC Complete 1st Season Collection Box Set

Dropped in price to $39.99 from the retail price of $99.97. I still haven't seen the show, but for this price, I'm tempted.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/08 02:25 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Amazon.com - Ghost in the Shell SAC Complete 1st Season Collection Box Set

Dropped in price to $39.99 from the retail price of $99.97. I still haven't seen the show, but for this price, I'm tempted.


Wow! That’s a great deal to bad I already got that one.

SAC and SAC 2nd gig are both great. A couple so so episodes in both but on the whole excellent stories. Only problem with getting SAC is that you will want to get 2nd gig to see how everything works out.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/27/08 02:07 AM

Ahh, I see 2nd Gig is at the same sale price. I only had the first season in my saved items list.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/27/08 02:21 AM

For those interested, one of the fun XBLA-ified tabletop games, Catan will be on sale for 500 MS points instead of 800 ($6.25 instead of $10) for Black Friday (through Sunday, I guess). I didn't get into it as much as Carcassonne (which I still wasn't great at, but which I played more), but Catan is fun, too.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/27/08 03:23 AM

Amazon.com - Flags of Our Fathers [Blu-ray]

Hey, it dropped to $8.99.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/27/08 11:26 AM

Added!

You know, I've got some Christmas gifts for others in my Amazon shopping cart, but looking at it this morning I seem to have a whole lotta stuff for me.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/27/08 11:54 AM

There are quite a few deals on Blu-ray movies at Amazon this weekend. Lots under $20.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 11/27/08 06:43 PM

BR Player deals
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: Deals thread - 11/28/08 12:14 PM

Sony BDP-S350 Blu-Ray $179.99 Dell.Com Dell
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: Deals thread - 11/28/08 06:10 PM

I'm not sure if this has been posted, but it's a pretty good deals forum. SlickDeals
Posted by: Joe_in_SC

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/08 10:06 AM

Newegg has the Harmony One remote on sale for $139.99.
Posted by: SRoode

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/08 10:22 AM

 Originally Posted By: Joe_in_Ct
Newegg has the Harmony One remote on sale for $139.99.


That is a steal for this remote. I highly recommend tat anyone considering a universal remote to pick this one up at that price.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/08 10:42 PM

 Originally Posted By: Joe_in_Ct
Newegg has the Harmony One remote on sale for $139.99.


Seriously!

I just bought one off of eBay a week ago for $45 more than that!!!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/08 12:54 AM

Borders.com HD DVD Blowout

The Planet Earth collection for $9.90 among others.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/08 12:59 AM

So, what's up with The Matrix price?

Huh, Borders??
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/08 01:00 AM

Ha ha, I know. I saw that and laughed.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/08 04:06 AM

Only $67.99 for the yearbook edition of Freaks and Geeks at the moment:

Amazon.com - Freaks & Geeks: Yearbook Edition

I paid $120 for my copy back when it was a limited run. This new version is supposedly not QUITE up to the quality of that first run (Freaks and Geeks DVD news: Update about Freaks and Geeks - Yearbook Edition | TVShowsOnDVD.com), but it's a lot better deal at this significant markdown. I can't recommend this show enough.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/08 08:52 AM

Great idea for a thread. Thanks for the Borders HD-DVD links!
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 12/10/08 10:44 PM

Planet Earth on Blu-Ray for $38.24.

Planet Earth at Discovery Store

Use discount code FRIEND8
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/10/08 11:24 PM

Thanks, Nick. That is a great deal.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 12/11/08 09:53 AM

DOH! The coupon expired 4 hours ago. I might order anyways. 50$ is still good for the Bluray version.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 12/18/08 09:10 PM

Some bundles on PS3 and 360 available for a limited time at dell.com.

You can get far cry 2 for free with the ps3 or madden 09 or endwar for free with the xbox 360.

Includes free 2nd day shipping.

Not a bad deal for anyone who is looking for a console and likes the bundled game.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/20/08 01:16 AM

Well, it looks like Best Buy is going to have an even better price on Band of Brothers:

Best Buy Blu-ray Deals for week of December 21-27, 2008
Posted by: myrison

Re: Deals thread - 12/20/08 10:02 AM

Thanks for posting, that is a great deal.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 12:43 PM

Amazon.com is matching that Best Buy price right now.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 12:51 PM

I'm almost tempted to buy a copy and keep it just in case Santa doesn't bring me one.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 01:36 PM

\:\) Yeah, I went ahead and bought my sister a copy. I know I said before I wasn't getting anyone Christmas gifts this year, but... I'll just call it a kidney-warming gift. Ha ha.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 02:51 PM

How is your sister doing?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 03:08 PM

It hasn't been without issue, but hopefully now she can do all of her recovering. There was actually urine leaking into her gut, so they operated to fix that. They found that the new kidney had detached itself. Fingers crossed that they're done opening her up.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 03:13 PM

I hope things go smoother for her. Yikes. I'll think positive thoughts for her.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 03:17 PM

Thanks! Yeah, she's definitely ready to feel better. She already is feeling better than she was, so there's that.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 03:19 PM

A person's mindset goes a LONG way towards recovery.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 03:31 PM

It does?? Just tried it and I'm still flat on my back \:D \:D
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 03:41 PM

D'Oh!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 04:14 PM

I didn't know minds came in a set. I think I was short-changed.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 04:45 PM

You must've stood in the wrong line when things were getting passed out.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 04:46 PM

One more for 4444.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 05:24 PM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
You must've stood in the wrong line when things were getting passed out.


I know that I was in the other line. You know, the one for the big.......................


























































.............ears.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 05:29 PM

Yes, your ear of corn is incredible. We get it.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 05:46 PM

That was too funny guys!! \:D
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 07:04 PM

Charles and I will be here all week, Folks.

Try the Prime Rib and tip your waitresses well!
Posted by: fredk

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 07:10 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I didn't know minds came in a set. I think I was short-changed.

Is your sister older than you? Maybe when she got the set she traded yours?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/21/08 07:11 PM

She's older, yes.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/06/09 03:36 AM

Well, that sucked. I was late catching up with online stuff tonight, and I found out Fallout 3: Collector's Edition for the Xbox 360 was $50 yesterday on Amazon.com. Unfortunately, I found out at 12:16am today. It still showed up as $50, so I went to the product page to put it in my shopping cart, and the price had been adjusted up to $60. Still better than the normal price, but not enough to make me go for it. I really hope they do more than a $20 cut on the Survival Edition sometime.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 01/06/09 07:49 AM

Fallout 3 is a really fun game, but I just can't get into it as much as Oblivion. I guess I dig swords, spells, and horses more than guns, radiation, and exploding brains...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/06/09 11:23 PM

 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
Fallout 3 is a really fun game, but I just can't get into it as much as Oblivion. I guess I dig swords, spells, and horses more than guns, radiation, and exploding brains...


Yeah, I was kind of afraid of that. I think I may have the same experience with it. I'm sure I'll still want to play through it at some point, though.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 01/06/09 11:31 PM

Don't get me wrong- it is a great game- very detailed, fun, and def. a massive world. However- the world is kind of bland compared to oblivion. After all, everything has been nuked by an atomic bomb or two so the world is pretty much in ruins.

I have about 20 hours into it so far and really look forward to completing it... but it is definitely not an elder scrolls game.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: Deals thread - 01/07/09 01:53 AM

I liked the game, but was kinda disappointed when I found out you can't get your character past level 20, I'm one of those find everything and level to the max players.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/07/09 02:04 AM

If 20's the max, then aren't you getting there?
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 01/07/09 08:57 AM

His gaming amps go to 11. Oops, I mean 21.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 01/09/09 11:24 AM

Samsung's PN58A550 is on sale at Future Shop again for $2500 here in the great White North. I am so darn tempted to pull the plug on this thing, only problems are finances (which I can probably work out) and it's not available to view here in Peterborough.

Has anyone had any success bartering with the Future Shop, even on sale items?? If so, any suggestions?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 02:25 AM

I've never bought from them, but they have some good prices on Blu-rays:

iNetVideo - Blu-ray
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 02:29 AM

They have a lot of cheap HD DVDs as well:

iNetVideo - HD DVD
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 03:26 PM

 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Samsung's PN58A550 is on sale at Future Shop again for $2500 here in the great White North. I am so darn tempted to pull the plug on this thing, only problems are finances (which I can probably work out) and it's not available to view here in Peterborough.

Has anyone had any success bartering with the Future Shop, even on sale items?? If so, any suggestions?


It depends alot on which salesman you get, as you know FS is owned by BB now but they have a different sales approach (mainly high pressure, lol). FS is commission based, presumably any additional discount they give you comes out of that commission. I had one guy at FS show me a list of upcoming sales and told me he could "do better" than the listed prices. He undercut the sale price on a receiver that was on sale by another 15%. Also depends on the markup of course.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 03:48 PM

Well, the sale on the TV ends tomorrow so as things look right now I'm going to pull the plug and get it either tonight or tomorrow. I have some questions and it would be greatly appreciated if you guys could help me out ASAP because as mentioned I may be going in after supper. First and most important and I know it's come up on the forum before is can you turn a plasma on its side or in any other position other than upright? This is a large TV and the only way I'm going to get it downstairs would be turning it 180° to get it through a doorway and down the stairwell or into my elevator and down it. Also, could you guys give me any suggestions as to how far off the floor it should be. I don't have the money for a stand right now so I was thinking of having something made out of plywood and painting it, hoping it won't look too cheap.

Thanks guys and gals
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 03:55 PM

Re TV stand, do you have any furniture clearance places near you, ie. Sears, The Bay ect. You could pick up a decent table or cabinet at cheap$$ at some of these warehouses.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 04:06 PM

That's a great idea Adrian, I guess I could check out the Habitat for Humanity store in town, I think it really depends on the height off the floor. I sit 10 feet away from the TV, I guess I could also base it on the height that my current television screen is at? Or should the height change because it's a widescreen?

Really appreciate this guys
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 04:57 PM

Just called Samsung and they said that there's no problem turning the unit on its side to go through a doorway etc. just as long as I let it sit for a couple hours to allow the gases to settle
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 04:59 PM

Sometimes after chili I have to turn on my side for the same reason.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 05:10 PM

\:D \:D \:D
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 05:33 PM

Did you get a Monster Beano cable yet?
Posted by: Zimm

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/09 07:57 PM

Cam, if you are sitting low (i.e., couch level) you can use a coffe table to hold the TV. I am using one for my RPTV and the hight puts the sweet spot right where i need it. Plasma has a much wider viewing angle so you have more options, but as far as costs go, a used or cheap coffee table might be less than other options and more practicle. Mine has a lower shelf that fits my AVR, Center, and Cable box. (Mine was free as the neighbors needed to store it!)
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 01/11/09 08:06 AM

Thanks for the suggestions and info, I'm going to get the TV today (well order it), yep, I'm buying it without even looking at it but I have no other option. Monster cables LOL, I've never been one to mince my words so if the salesperson tries to get me to buy any of their overpriced junk, I'll let him know with the real deal this.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/17/09 02:08 PM

Buy More, Save More on Blu-ray Discs (Amazon.com)

Too bad I own all of the ones I would want, but a good deal for anyone with similar taste who has held off. Hopefully they'll add more titles to the deal.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/18/09 12:52 AM

HD DVD closeout on Amazon.com, many titles $5.99
Posted by: BoB/335

Re: Deals thread - 01/18/09 02:14 AM

Just bought the complete series of Get Smart from Amazon.com
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/20/09 09:48 AM

Blu-rays for Everyone: Buy Three for the Price of Two (Amazon.com)

A new group of selections with many concert discs included.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: Deals thread - 01/20/09 12:07 PM

Band of Brothers on Blu-ray at Amazon today. $34.99.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/20/09 12:08 PM

I saw that, but hasn't everyone here bought it already? \:D
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: Deals thread - 01/20/09 12:58 PM

True, that's why the price is so low
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/21/09 02:27 PM

I went to the mall today for lunch, and, even though I have no need for any extra calendars, I saw that there was a kiosk where they were blowing them out for $4 each. So I picked up a couple of cool ones that I may use for framed art later. One is a Beatles calendar that has cardboard cutouts like the ones that were packaged in the original albums. The other is of Rush:

Posted by: fredk

Re: Deals thread - 01/21/09 08:49 PM

... The folded paper holds their faces to the floor.

Is there a relationship between adults who play with cutouts and French rivers?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/21/09 08:52 PM

Saw Rush in their Prime...1981 Moving Pic tour. \:\)
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/09 09:35 AM

Here's a good one....

A good friend has been receiver shopping for a few months and hit the motherload yesterday. He bought a Denon AVR-3808CI yesterday at our local Best Buy for $699. Yes. $699. That's $1,000 off MSRP. It was an open box special, but all of the parts were there and not even unwrapped. In absolutely perfect shape, as far as he can tell.

Now if I can just convince him to buy some Axioms....

And no, they didn't have any more at that price. I'd have already been there if there were. ;\)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/09 10:21 AM

Suh-weeeet.

Where's the emoticon for jealous?
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/09 11:58 AM


Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/09 12:12 PM

Ah, Nick to the rescue.

Such good service around here.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/09 12:17 PM

Uh... cats can't move their legs like that, Doc.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/09 01:07 PM

Doc must have medically enhanced that cat. I think it was genetically engineered by him in his mad scientist lab to bend it's legs that way.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/09 01:14 PM

(mwah ha ha)

I'm just glad Peter didn't take that avatar first. I can't claim Photoshop credit - just good at finding things on teh interwebs.
Posted by: myrison

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/09 09:37 PM

Wow, what a deal on the Rush calendars.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 02/08/09 05:24 PM

Man, I thought I was going to get a great deal:



Stupid Blu-ray.com needs to stop teasing me like that.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 02/08/09 05:27 PM

Seriously, though, did they decide to repackage and re-price the Bourne movies, and that's why Amazon.com doesn't have it for sale now?
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/09 03:08 PM

The prices at Circuit City are starting to get interesting.

As many know, their clearance prices were not that great to begin with - often higher than what you'd get online. But this past weekend I re-visited a local store and found that some of what they had left was now reaching a point where I'd call it a 'good deal'.

Of possible special interest to my Axiom friends would be things like Logitech Harmony One remotes for $179, ($191 on Amazon).

We picked up a Logitech ipod/iphone dock/clock/stereo system for my wife's office for $99, when the best price I could find on Amazon (man, I love the Amazon iPhone app) was $150+. Prices on PS3 games and BluRay movies were also starting to look pretty good, although the selection was dwindling.

The only catch is that at least at my local store, the shelves are starting to look pretty picked-over. Not a ton of selection left.

And one word of advice - check over whatever you're buying before you leave the store. Open the box. Check it. Our store had a couple of tables set up and were encouraging people to do so. I've been reading a few horror stories on other forums of people getting home to find parts missing from stuff that was supposed to be brand new. And in that case you're SOL.

Anyway, I'd say that if you have a CC in the neighborhood, it might be worth checking out. You never know what you might find.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/09 06:42 PM

thanks for the heads up... I should stop by circuit city when I get a chance in the next few days...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 02/26/09 01:26 AM

Run Lola Run on Blu-ray is currently $11.99 on Amazon.com.

Run Lola Run [Amazon.com]
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 02/26/09 01:31 AM

And:

A Few Good Men

Gattaca

Kung Fu Hustle

Memento

Among others.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/10/09 03:05 AM

Here's the new Amazon.com Blu-ray sale.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 03/13/09 05:26 PM

Gamestop has a 3 day buy 2 used games or accessories get one free sale...

I found several 360 games that looked ok for less than 15 bucks... not sure if I will buy or not though.

http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/b2g1/?&affid=3002&WT.mc_id=031309nl
Posted by: Kruncher

Re: Deals thread - 03/22/09 02:22 PM

FYI, until the end of April, buy a Denon 989, 2809, 3808, 4308, or, if you've got the resources and why would you care, a 5308, Amazon is offering a free 2500 Blu Ray player.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/22/09 03:24 PM

Yeek... those receiver prices are pretty high, unfortunately. Good deal if you want the Denon BR player, though.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 03/22/09 03:56 PM

I'd like to have that BR player just to have something that matches my 3808... however, I think my PS3 has more features (profile 2.0) and was cheaper.

Boo on expensive bluray players that lack features.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/24/09 02:29 PM

There is a local store that is going out of business, mostly cheaper/discontinued or refurbished electronics(flea market stuff). I thought I'd check out what they had anyway...most of it was garbage but I saw he had boxes of various cables, wires ect, so I asked him if he had any spools of speaker wire (14 gauge), to which he said he had some in his warehouse location in T.O. How much? he said they were in 50 ft lengths and then asked me how many I wanted, thinking I was a wholesaler or something. It was a stretch for me, but I played dumb and asked him again what his price was...if I were to buy his entire stock of approx 1000 units of 50 ft he would sell them for $2.00 each. I wonder if it's really 14 gauge or not(you had to see the mess in this store), a bargain if it is for someone.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/24/09 05:16 PM

If it were decent cable, I'd consider buying them and eBaying them. Then again, it might not be worth the hassle...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/07/09 01:17 AM

Hey, the following Blu-ray titles dropped to $14.99 on Amazon.com today. If you were waiting for a good price, you'd better grab them while you can:

Kung Fu Panda
Transporter 3
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Body of Lies
Punisher: War Zone
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
WALL•E
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
Bangkok Dangerous
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/07/09 01:18 AM

I liked Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

My standard DVD will be fine though.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 04:39 AM

For you Diana Krall lovers, I see that you can preorder her Blu-ray (out May 26th), Live in Rio, for $12.99 right now on Amazon.com. You may want to jump on that if you know you're going to want it.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 09:16 AM

Are you talking to yourself again? ;\)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 11:51 AM

Not at all. She wasn't my cup of tea, but other people here seem to do more than sip her.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 12:02 PM

No, it's the grumpy old men who really have a thing for her.
Posted by: Kruncher

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 12:03 PM

I watched her segment on "The Hour" just the other day. Nothing particularly Earth shattering, but I found the bit about her writing to Oscar Peterson at age 16 kind of interesting. It showed her real passion for what she wanted to do.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 12:06 PM

If it was real passion, she would have sold her soul to the Devil. Or is letter-writing the first step toward that?
Posted by: Kruncher

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 12:18 PM

Somehow I don't see someone motivated enough to organize her own jazz groups while in high school, and not seeing herself as a singer, going the Britney route.

Thank goodness.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 12:21 PM

\:\)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 04/08/09 04:28 PM

LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!!





;\)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/22/09 01:30 AM

I just thought I should mention some items that I really liked that have dropped in price on Amazon.com.

Death Note Box Set 1 - $34.99

Death Note Box Set 2 - $33.49

Fullmetal Alchemist Season One Box Set - $34.99

Fullmetal Alchemist Season Two Box Set - $34.99

Louis C.K.: One Night Stand - $6.49

Louis C.K.: Shameless - $8.49

I had been waiting for the Fullmetal Alchemist box sets to drop in price for a while, so I could get my sister copies. It works out well, since it's almost her birthday. I paid a good deal more for the Louis C.K. DVDs. If you happened to be waiting for good deals on any of those items, there you go.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/23/09 01:17 AM

I don't know how good these deals are, but I've been looking to get in on the Battlestar Galactica thing. I see Best Buy has the first few seasons on sale for $26.99 each. I was at Target today and saw that they had a package deal for seasons 2.0 and 2.5 for $34.99.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/23/09 02:09 AM

Those seem like good prices. I imagine I'll end up with the Blu-rays. I'm crossing my fingers that there will be a decent price on the set somewhere.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/23/09 08:40 AM

I don't think I'll be able to wait for the Blu-rays. I've got it in my head that I need them now. Well, that coupled with the fact that I don't have cable or a dish hooked up to my TV makes me want to get something to watch.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 04/23/09 10:10 AM

Not sure how this rates on the "Deals Scale" but Warner Brothers is offering "upgrades" for its HD-DVD movies to Blu-Ray for $5 a pop (some boxed sets are a little more). I guess that you don't even have to send in the HD-DVD itself, just the outer sleeve.

Red2Blu - Click the Show All button
Posted by: FordPrefect

Re: Deals thread - 04/23/09 02:39 PM

Outlaw is offering their 2200 Monoblock Amp for $270, regular price is $350. Also included is free shipping for the contiguous US only. Alaska, Hawaii and Canada qualify for prorated shipping.

I just might ask for a shipping quote.

Edit, I called at 2:42pm gave them my postal code and they called back 4 minutes later with the answer, $12.48 per amp (I am thinking about 2). Good service and a good shipping price, taxes and duties extra.

Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/24/09 11:31 PM

If you were waiting for a good deal on the PC version of Valve's The Orange Box, get it from Steam now for $9.99.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/25/09 12:29 AM

Dilbert 2.0 (Hardcover) $34.00 on Amazon.com

I'd had this in my Saved Items on Amazon.com for a long time, and this is the lowest the price has been by a fair amount. I'm excited to get it.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/25/09 05:38 AM

You need to do that, Peter... esp if you haven't played Portal. Well worth the price of admission, even at $50.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 04/25/09 08:23 PM

even at $9.99, it would not be money well spent. I've discovered that a laptop without an external mouse and keyboard makes a poor gaming platform. Not that I can't buy or co-opt the existing mouse and kb, but I also would need a space dedicated to gaming...

I'll be able to pick up the game for free eventually...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/25/09 10:16 PM

I guess Best Buy is having a $9.99 game sale starting tomorrow, 4/26. Here's the master list of titles, though what your store has could vary:

 Originally Posted By: Guidrage on Cheap Ass Gamer
PS3:
007: Quantum of Solace
Blitz 2
Bolt
Bourne Conspiracy
Cliver Barker's Jericho
Disney Sing It w/Mic
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Ferrari Challenge
Fracture
Guitar Hero 3
Guitar Hero Aerosmith
Hail to the Chimp
Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions
MLB 08: The Show
NBA Ballers Chosen One
NFL Head Coach
NFL Tour
Overlord: Raising Hell
Pure
Rock Band
Rock Revolution
Singstar ABBA
Singstar Vol 2
Soul Calibur 4
TNA Impact

360:
007 Quantum of Solace
Alone in the Dark
Blitz 2
Bolt
Bourne Conspiracy
C&C 3: Kanes Wrath
C&C: Red Alert 3
Clive Barkers Jericho
Condemned 2
Devil May Cry 4
Enemy Territory Quake Wars
Fracture
Golden Compass
Hellboy
Infinite Undiscovery
NBA Ballers Chosen One
NFL Head Coach 09
NFL Tour
NHL 2k9
Operation Darkness
Pure
Ratatouie
Rock Revolution
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Solder of Fortune 3
Soul Calibur 4
Spiderwick Chronicles
TNA Impact
Too Human
Turning Point
Turok
Universe at War
Unreal Tournament 3
Wall-E
Warhammer Battle March
WWE 2008

Wii:
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
NAKED BROTHERS BAND W/MICR
PETZ CRAZY MONKEYZ
Popstar Guitar
RUBIKS WORLD
SAMBA DE AMIGO
TALES OF DESPERAUX
THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR

PS2:
Bolt
Dancing with the Stars
Disney's High School Muiscal (It ends there, so I'm not sure if it's 2 or what)
Disney Sing It w/ Microphones
High School Musical 3 (Two versions are listed??)
Monster Lab
Naked Brothers Band w/microphone
Shrek's Carnival Craze
Singstar Country Bundle
The Golden Compass
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Think Fast with controllers

DS:
Cheetah Girls: Passport
Disney: Cory in the House
Energy Dance Squad
Engergy Gym rockets
Igor
Imagine Ballet Star
Imagine Movie Star
Imagine Rock Star
Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon
My Fashion Studio
Naked Bros Band
Neopets
Ninja Gaiden: DS
Ninja Reflex
Petz Rescue Endangered
Prince of Persia
Quantum of Solace
Rock Revolution
Tales of Desperaux
Tecmo Bowl
Ultimate Band
WWE 2009 Smack


Out of all of those, I think Pure is the only one I would really pick up, as I already own Soul Calibur IV.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 04/25/09 10:25 PM

I would try unreal 3 and nhl 2k9 for ten bucks each.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/25/09 11:09 PM

That's a good deal on games! There are a handful I'd like to pick up.

Thanks, CV!!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/25/09 11:10 PM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
There are a handful I'd like to pick up.


SingStar ABBA and what else?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 01:39 AM

Get the PS3 for $299 from Dell.com.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:13 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
There are a handful I'd like to pick up.


SingStar ABBA and what else?


That one and three more copies of it.


You know, in case I wear the first one out. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:19 AM

I do, I do, I do, I do, I do know what you're talking about. Singstar ABBA is the name of the game, so have the cashier ring ring you up, and hand over your money, money, money.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:33 AM

I only managed to get Soul Caliber for the PS3. Everything else I wanted is sold out already. \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:37 AM

That sucks. Still, I like that game. It's hard for me to get into fighter games, usually, but the Soul Calibur series has always entertained me enough. It must not take as much skill as others.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:41 AM

Good, because I'm really bad at fighting games. I just want to beat people up as Darth Vader!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:47 AM

Hopefully you don't have to say, "The Force is strong with this one," too much, then.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:49 AM

No, but maybe it'll help if I'm partially asthmatic?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:51 AM

Yeah, and don't take your helmet off.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 08:13 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Good, because I'm really bad at fighting games. I just want to beat people up as Darth Vader!!

Try Lego Starwars. ;\)
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 11:26 AM

I wonder what the in store selection is like for this game sale...
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 11:51 AM

 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
I wonder what the in store selection is like for this game sale...


I think I'm gonna head on down to the store to find out this morning. I HOPE there's not a mad rush at the door.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 12:11 PM

No PC games, huh? How irritating.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 12:15 PM

Yes, it's a Pity, Carlile.




Ooh, that one made me groan.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 01:24 PM

My dad suggested that perhaps it's time to get our projectors: woot!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 01:41 PM

They do such a good job of selling it in print!! \:D



Just came back from Best Buy. Picked up three games: Pure, The Bourne Conspiracy, and Infinite Undiscovery.

Yeah, the aisle was a little packed. A fair amount of people were waiting for the doors to open, me included. As soon as I figured out most of them were heading for the game aisle I tipped over a display case to impede everyone. Free pickings for me!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 01:46 PM

Hey, good job on the games. You'll have to tell me how Infinite Undiscovery is. I love that title.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 02:07 PM

The reviews were so-so, but for ten bucks, who cares?

I like the title too!
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 04/26/09 04:13 PM

I went to bestbuy myself at about 12:30pm. I grabbed infinite undiscovery for myself and clive barkers: jericho for a buddy. When he beats that one I'll be borrowing it from him since it looked pretty cool.

I almost grabbed quake wars for 9.99 as well but reminded myself that I still have to beat killzone 2.

I was not as impressed with the ps3 selection as the 360 selection.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/27/09 01:55 AM

I forgot to mention this deal on MS points. Amazon.com is giving $5 in credit in their Xbox Live store if you buy a code for 1600 MS points ($19.99), or $10 if you buy 4000 MS points ($49.99). If you're wondering why you wouldn't just buy multiple 1600 point codes instead of 4000, it's because you can only get one credit per household. I only went with the 1600 points. I'm trying to do all of my Xbox live purchases in codes now. Amazon.com actually has deals on them, whereas if you buy directly off Xbox Live Marketplace, the deals are much rarer. Also, now that I have a different debit card, I'll be out of Microsoft's system, so I'll just add on to my Live subscription and points balance with codes.

Amazon.com deal on MS points
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/05/09 01:46 AM

Attention, Canadians

HMV's Save Green! Go Blu!

"Get $7 off specially stickered Fox and MGM Blu-ray titles when you trade in any used DVD." May 4th-30th.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 05/05/09 08:49 AM

Thanks for the tip, Charles!! I'mmagonnacheckitout!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 05/05/09 01:12 PM

Just a follow-up on HMVs promo...make sure you know prices!! having shopped there recently over the last couple of months and knowing what several BD's were selling for, I have noticed that several of the BD's they were selling for 2/$40 have gone UP to 2/$50 so the promo is not much different than what their prices were in many cases. One hand giveth...the other...
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 05/05/09 01:44 PM

The other picks your pocket.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 05/09/09 07:03 AM

http://www.woot.com/ has a Slingbox-type device for $60.

I don't know anything about it, so you're on your own. Matter of fact, I know SO little about it, I almost typed that it was a SlingBLADE-type of device.

But I thought others might be very interested...
Posted by: fredk

Re: Deals thread - 05/09/09 08:12 AM

Thats pretty good marketing copy for $60.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/09/09 06:38 PM

I saw this linked to on Cheap Ass Gamer a few days ago, but I didn't join until last night. For $19.99 (or $14.99 if you're a student or in the military), you can join the ECA (Entertainment Consumers Association) and get some nice benefits. I joined for the 10% discount on game software on Amazon.com. I know I'll get my money's worth out of my membership fee.

ECA Membership Benefits

From the About Us section of the site:
 Quote:
ECA OVERVIEW
The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization established to serve the needs of those who play computer and video games.

Formed in 2006, the ECA is an advocacy organization for consumers of interactive entertainment. Gamers represent nearly fifty percent of the US population and spend $10 billion annually on gaming, yet as a group are continually overlooked by both politicians and the mainstream press. The mission of the ECA is to give game consumers a voice and to ensure that elected officials hear their concerns and appreciate the growing influence of the gamer demographic.

The organization, which is headquartered in Connecticut, focuses its advocacy efforts on consumer rights, anti-games legislation, and a host of other public policy concerns as well as providing substantial community, educational, and affinity benefits to its members—from discounts on subscriptions and game rentals and purchases to education, employment assistance, and insider access to industry news and events.

Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/16/09 10:34 PM

Just in case you didn't see, Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (PS3) is free courtesy of Sprint until 5/21 at the PlayStation Store. I don't know how good it is, but free is free. I downloaded it and will try it out later.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 05/19/09 06:44 AM

Amazon has the first 10 seasons of the Simpsons on sale for $22/each t this very moment, but the price could go up any time.
Posted by: Stormin

Re: Deals thread - 05/19/09 12:51 PM

Hi guys, just building a new system and was looking at wire from monoprice that everyone has suggested. Found this deal for 14 guage and jumped at it. If anyone else is building a HT or rewiring this might be useful. 500ft spool of 14guage FT4 wire for $37.50.

Mike
Posted by: Stormin

Re: Deals thread - 05/19/09 12:54 PM

ooops forgot... Shipping is only $5.00 so grand total with tax $48.01. Certainly beats the monoprice $92.40 + $60 shipping. Great deal for canadians. If anyone wants to split my spool just let me know.. I don't need 500feet!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/19/09 01:21 PM

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Season 1 is $24.99 (50% off) on Amazon.com right now. It's 50% off on the Anime Legends release, which means it's 75% lower than the retail of the other version which is marked down to $39.99 right now. I don't really like the box of the more expensive version since the side isn't open to slip the cases out. Plus, the newer release is in slim cases, which takes up less shelf space.
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: Deals thread - 05/19/09 05:57 PM

I hear CV is selling lemon cookies for free. What a deal! PM him for details.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 12:32 AM

I hear Dan's magic man-wand sparkles if he flourishes it when the clock strikes 7. PM him for pictures.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 01:31 AM

CV made me cookies but then he eated them.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 01:41 AM

You can get them back if you wait a little bit. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 01:50 AM

Get them while they're hot.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 02:09 AM

There's a very good deal on the MP3s of Au Revoir Simone's music right now. If you order their newest album from Amie Street, you'll get their three previous albums for free. Their newest album is only $7.98 right now, and you can get 25% off if you order quickly, taking it down to $5.98 for four albums. They're 320kbps MP3s. I haven't heard the newest album yet, but I'm eager to get it.
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 02:53 AM

You're also eager to eat cookies. LEMON COOKIES.

Okay, I'm done. I'm up at 3 AM studying for my last ever final and need to get an 80% or above to pass + graduate. It's a package deal like that.

I know everything backwards twice, going for a third time...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 03:04 AM

Good luck on the test, Dan! It would suck if you had to give up on your dreams after getting 79%.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 08:16 AM

You do some inspirational speaking on the side, don't you Charles? \:\)
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 08:54 AM

Well, if I didn't get at least a 95% I will find and hunt the professor down and demand an explanation.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, CV. Go eat your lemon cookies. ;-)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 09:07 AM

Hey, good luck on your last final, Dan!!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/09 09:08 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
There's a very good deal on the MP3s of Au Revoir Simone's music right now. If you order their newest album from Amie Street, you'll get their three previous albums for free. Their newest album is only $7.98 right now, and you can get 25% off if you order quickly, taking it down to $5.98 for four albums. They're 320kbps MP3s. I haven't heard the newest album yet, but I'm eager to get it.


For six bucks I couldn't resist. Downloaded all the albums this morning. I'll try to get them on my iPod and listen this weekend. Thanks, CV!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/27/09 04:21 AM

The Xbox 360 version of Fallout 3: Collector's Edition is the Deal of the Day on Amazon.com, so I finally decided to buy it. I also got to use the 10% discount from joining the ECA, so it came out to $45.79 for me. I only wish I didn't have to pay the sales tax.

I'm sure the game will suck up my life once I get it.
Posted by: Golden

Re: Deals thread - 06/02/09 03:29 PM

Hey All,

Thought this might interest you on Amazon MP3: The 100 Greatest Classical Masterpieces of All Time for $6 US. A little presumptuous perhaps, but the thought is in the right place...
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/02/09 11:52 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
There's a very good deal on the MP3s of Au Revoir Simone's music right now. If you order their newest album from Amie Street, you'll get their three previous albums for free. Their newest album is only $7.98 right now, and you can get 25% off if you order quickly, taking it down to $5.98 for four albums. They're 320kbps MP3s. I haven't heard the newest album yet, but I'm eager to get it.


I listened to the new album, which I downloaded via the deal, and really enjoyed it. Enough that I wish I had a CD version to play on my speakers. Um, as I type this I just realized I can burn it to a CD. . . .
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/03/09 12:27 AM

Hey, I'm glad you liked it. I need to listen to it some more.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/03/09 12:30 AM

I did, thanks! Looking forward to giving the other albums a listen.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 06/04/09 04:11 PM

HMV has extended their $7.00 off of a Blue Ray promo, when you trade in a used DVD and buy a BD (from a list of 100+ BDs) you get the $7.00 discount, until the end of June. This promo was mentioned earlier this year on the forum and at the time I had noticed that they had increased some of their pricing to counter the promo on a few BDs whose pricing I was familiar with. Today I was at HMV and it would appear that the prices on those BDs is more in line with the prices I remembered, so with the promo extension, it might be worth checking out.
Posted by: Lorenzo1000

Re: Deals thread - 06/05/09 07:40 PM

For Canadians; Futureshop has a bunch of James Bond Blu-Rays on for $9.99 and they are the ones in the collectible steel book case!

James Bond Blu-Ray Steel Book
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 06/05/09 08:38 PM

Good find Lorenzo!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/09/09 01:13 AM

A few items in my Saved For Later cart on Amazon.com dropped quite a bit in price. I haven't seen them yet, but people were recommending them to me. If you were waiting for a good price to buy them, now's a good time.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Seasons 1 & 2 ($13.99)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3 ($13.99)

Burn Notice Season 1 ($12.99)

I don't know if they're part of a larger sale or not. I imagine they are, but I couldn't find it.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/09/09 02:29 AM

I haven't read what they have to say yet, but June Is Home Audio Month on Amazon.com.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/09/09 03:29 AM

Firefly - The Complete Series [Blu-ray] is $39.99 in Amazon.com's Gold Box today. Is that the lowest it's been? Anyway, several people here mentioned liking it, so there you go.
Posted by: Golden

Re: Deals thread - 06/09/09 08:37 AM

CV - Awesome find, thanks for the heads up. Just purchased it.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/11/09 02:05 AM

The non-special edition release of Regina Spektor's upcoming album, Far, is only $7.99 right now on Amazon.com. It's due to be released on June 23rd, and it just got a 4-star review in Rolling Stone. That has no real significance, other than I'm glad someone who's heard it liked it. I was a bit worried when I heard the new version of "Folding Chair" and her cute dolphin noises had some processing done to them to make them not so cute. Maybe it will grow on me.
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: Deals thread - 06/11/09 01:39 PM

Deal: one hot guy named Charles. For Free!

All interested parties, please PM "CV"
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/09 02:42 PM

Seasons 11 and 12 of South Park are down to $18.99 today on Amazon.com if you were waiting for them to drop in price before buying.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/09 06:48 PM

Picked up some BD's at HMV on their DVD $7.00 old movie exchange deal. Picked up a couple of the X file movies, Night at the Museum, Kingdom of Heaven ect for $13.00 per, not bad. Also they had a few BD's for under 10 bucks...seems they're dropping in price a bit more lately.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/17/09 12:23 AM

Yeah, it's nice to see more Blu-rays dipping in price. I still want them to be even cheaper, naturally, but yeah, it seems like we're at a turning point, at least for non-new releases.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 06/17/09 06:43 AM

Attention JP:

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 06/17/09 08:35 AM

Wow, that's a lot of TV (and movie and extras). That's like 11 seasons of M*A*S*H for the price of 2 or 3. Tempting.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 06/17/09 09:15 AM

And this at half price!
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 06/17/09 11:01 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson


Sweet!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/21/09 01:34 AM

Save on Factory-Refurbished Harmony Remotes (Amazon.com)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/21/09 01:43 AM

Register and play to win a free copy of Crazy Machines 2 from PNY

You can keep spinning until you win, though it doesn't seem like you have to work that hard. I got it on the second try, with zero technique, and other people report similar ease. Registering and taking the short survey took longer.

Has anyone played the game? I'm downloading it now.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 06/21/09 02:59 PM

Cool, am installing it now. I won on the first try... I have never played this game but it seems a lot like "the even more incredible machine" game I used to play on windows 95. I saw a version of this on the iphone last week and thought about buying it.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/21/09 10:24 PM

The PC version of World of Goo is only $6.99 on Big Fish Games.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/21/09 10:27 PM

Oh, but it sounds like you have to sign up for their club, which automatically bills you $6.99 each month for a new token, which you can use to buy any game on their site. But if you only want one game, you join, buy the game, then cancel your membership. Kind of a hassle, but it's there if you want it.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 06/24/09 02:26 PM

Dell has the PSP on sale for today only for $110 with free shipping...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/26/09 11:31 PM

Awesome. I preordered Björk's Voltaic, and One Little Indian seems to have accidentally sent me two. They sent one with the invoice, and another with the packing list.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/27/09 06:39 PM

Get an Xbox Live 12-month Gold subscription card for $27.99 w/ free shipping on eBay. Only 16 hours left.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 06/27/09 06:46 PM

Up to 57% Off Blu-ray Adventure Titles on Amazon.ca . I just picked up 300 and Black Hawk Down for $16 each!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 02:35 PM

There's a good anime sale on Amazon.com right now. Lots of good ones.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 02:54 PM

This is a great idea for a thread, and one that always gets my prompt attention, except for anime', which blows.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 02:54 PM

Gotta agree with Doc, here. ;\)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 02:58 PM

What?

I mean ... uh ... thanks!

*** Note to self: Ken may not be as resistant to mind-control as I thought previously. Must not be 100% Irish. ***
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 03:02 PM

Feck off.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 03:14 PM

Well, I might be part Irish, but the parts I can identify best are Swedish and Scottish. Missed me by a mile.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 03:19 PM

I often confuse Irish and Scottish. My bad.

So to remember this for next time, I'm going to tell myself that you are less Lucky Charms leprechaun and more Groundskeeper Willie and Swedish Bikini Team.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 04:20 PM

The body of Willie and the smarts of the Bikini Team.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 06/30/09 04:50 PM

"Make way for Willie!"
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/01/09 12:10 AM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
except for anime', which blows.


It's nice to see the stigma living on.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/09 04:28 AM

Well, Fallout 3 is down 50% ($24.99) for the weekend on Steam. I just bought my 360 version not too long ago, but for any of you holdouts, there you go.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/09 05:02 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Well, Fallout 3 is down 50% ($24.99) for the weekend on Steam. I just bought my 360 version not too long ago, but for any of you holdouts, there you go.


Thanks for the heads up. I didn’t buy mine yet since I made the big mistake last year of buying about 6 games at full retail when I got back from Guam and still haven’t played some of them. My biggest excuse recently has been to wait until I have a projector and screen set up.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/09 07:26 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Well, Fallout 3 is down 50% ($24.99) for the weekend on Steam. I just bought my 360 version not too long ago, but for any of you holdouts, there you go.


Great game at an excellent price and it sounds amazing on Axioms.

Warning, Spoiler:
Blowing up Megaton was great but it does come at a cost of losing some side missions

Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/05/09 03:11 AM

This is the cheapest I've seen The Monkees' Music Box on Amazon.com ($37.97).
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/08/09 12:36 PM

Peggle: World of Warcraft Edition is a free download.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/08/09 09:39 PM



What? PC only!!

*indignantly stomps away*
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/09 01:13 AM

No Boot Camp?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/09 01:47 AM

Um, of course!

*Googles Boot Camp*
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/09 01:52 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
No Boot Camp?


Methinks I need to upgrade my OS for that. Just from my cursory browsing. I'll look more tomorrow. Right now my bed is calling me.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/09 01:58 AM

Ahh, I didn't know how old your hardware and OS were.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/09 02:00 AM

It's got a hand crank on the front and a reservoir marked "diesel."

I think it's just a few years old.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/09 06:23 AM

Yet your bed is so modern it talks?
Posted by: richeydog

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/09 06:56 PM

Walmart is selling the Magnavox NB500MGX Blu-Ray Player for $98. It is a 1.1 profile player.

The same unit was on sale nearly three weeks ago for $128.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/09 09:28 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Yet your bed is so modern it talks?


Yes, but it's a cheap one and has a slight Cro-Magnon accent. Hard to understand when it gets excited.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/16/09 07:17 AM

Today's Woot is a boxed set of 30 movies for $50. Amazon has it for $150 and the reviews are good except for some having a problem with "Bowling for Columbine" being included.

As the guy who always says "I've never seen that movie", I haven't seen 26 of these so I ordered a set...
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Deals thread - 07/16/09 07:40 AM

OH CRAP! I've seen them all. Although, I'm not sure I've seen Fiddler On The Roof all the way through. However, there are some terrific movies in the collection. My favs would be (YMMV):

Twelve Angry Men - excellent jury room drama
Some Like It HOT - hilarious Billy Wilder slapstick comedy
The Apartment - poignant love story
Judgment at Nurenburg - magnificent WWII war crimes trial drama with stunning performances by Tracy, Lancaster,.....oh hell the whole damned cast is outstanding.
Birdman of Alcatraz - Lancaster outstanding again in prison drama loosely based on fact.
Manchurian Candidate - juicy psy-ops/political drama
The Great Escape - marvelous WWII POW camp drama, again loosely based on fact.
The Pink Panther - Peter Sellers hilariously over the top as Inspector Clouseau.


Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/16/09 08:59 AM

Wow, that's a pretty good set. Lots of good movies.


Shoot, it's sold out already!! \:\(
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 07/16/09 03:30 PM

Great way to load up a media server.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/22/09 05:03 AM

Okay, here's something that may turn out to be a good deal. DeepDiscount.com is offering an additional 25% off to High-Def Digest readers with the code HIDEFDIGEST25 from now until August 2nd. It doesn't work on preorders, so you can't order the new Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray box set yet, but it comes out before the promotion ends, so it may be the best price to be found for a while. Their price right now is $219.89, which is already ten cents cheaper than Amazon.com's price. If it does indeed allow an additional 25% off, that may be the way to go if you're impatient.
Posted by: Avi Deshpande

Re: Deals thread - 07/22/09 01:43 PM

DRM Removal software...interesting

Free full license at giveawayofthe day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/drm-removal/

--Avi
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 07/22/09 01:49 PM

Princess Auto has 500ft spools of Phillips RG6 cable for $28.88 CN.....uuhhh, for you guys with extra large rooms and ummm, 9 or 10 subs.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/22/09 03:18 PM

I could use 15' of it right now if anyone else needs 485' .....
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/28/09 09:29 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Okay, here's something that may turn out to be a good deal. DeepDiscount.com is offering an additional 25% off to High-Def Digest readers with the code HIDEFDIGEST25 from now until August 2nd. It doesn't work on preorders, so you can't order the new Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray box set yet, but it comes out before the promotion ends, so it may be the best price to be found for a while. Their price right now is $219.89, which is already ten cents cheaper than Amazon.com's price. If it does indeed allow an additional 25% off, that may be the way to go if you're impatient.


The code does work, making it $164.92 with free shipping, which is the best deal I can find on the box set. I just wonder how long of a wait it will be to find it well below that price. I've still only seen the first season, which didn't win me over 100%, but even if I didn't feel like keeping it, I know my brother-in-law and sister would love to have it. I'm still on the fence. Did any of you buy it, or are you planning on buying it?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/30/09 03:18 AM

There's a great deal in Amazon.com's Gold Box today: All four seasons of Futurama for $42.99.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 07/30/09 09:35 AM

So tempting... if only I hadn't seen every episode at least 3 times on Comedy Central...
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/01/09 12:21 PM

I found a site called maplemusic.com which promotes Canadian music out of Toronto. I can't say that all of the music is well priced but Loreena McKennitt music is far cheaper than I've come across on other sites, perhaps because she has her own private label. Keep in mind, the shipping charges too.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/01/09 12:49 PM

Yeah, the shipping's a gouge, but I've had to use them to get some exclusive Tegan and Sara stuff.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/08/09 08:09 PM

Indie Games Sale (Steam Weekend Deal)

Two bundles available.

1) Audiosurf, Blueberry Garden, Braid, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Darwinia, Everyday Shooter, Gish, Mr. Robot, The Path, and World of Goo for $29.99 (75% off)

2) Blueberry Garden, Braid, Everyday Shooter, The Path, and World of Goo for $19.99 (66% off)

Ends Monday.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/09 06:40 AM

I mentioned a huge DVD collection at Woot a few weeks ago.

Today they have a smaller collection. Still, at only ~$2 a disc, it might be a nice collection or gift.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/09 10:55 AM

That's a great deal Mark. Have they ever had specials on BD's?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/09 11:53 AM

No, I've never seen BDs on there before...
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/09 01:37 PM

What have people paid for Band of Brothers DVD or BD collection? Best (Canadian) I can find at this moment is $75 plus for DVD.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/09 02:07 PM

I paid 39$US at Amazon.com (final bill was about 52-53$CAN) for the blu-ray edition. But I think it was during a super special.
I think right now it's around 45$US at amazon.com again, but nowadays they charge a major custom broker premium so I tend to avoid them.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/09 02:12 PM

Hate to upset you, but you could have bought it for $49.95 back in January \:\( I'd wait for the price to drop down some like many of the other Blu rays seem to be doing now, before buying it. It'll go on sale or drop sooner or later.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/09 02:43 PM

Not upset. It's for a gift that is not due until Nov. 3rd. My plan is to wait until I see a good deal, I just wanted to know what a good deal was.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/09 11:10 PM

If you, or someone you know had to pop across the border for business/vacation ect. you could pick up BOB at a local Walmart for around $41 US according their website (cheaper than Amzn).

Hey, they have free shipping too. Maybe they'll ship it to the Island.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 08/14/09 08:02 AM

Nice. Right now, half of the new England States seem to be visiting us as tourists. Unfortunately, I know only a few people south of the border and I don't want to use up any favors just yet as the new Zune HD (touch screen, web browser, etc.) is slated for release in the US in Sept. but not tentatively until January for the rest of the world. I might need a delivery for that one. It looks very cool for those of us unwilling to pay the AppleTax.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 08/14/09 08:31 AM

Don't trust Walmart's prices. I've found many items to be significantly cheaper online, but when you go to the store, they either don't have the item (online they offer a lot more than what is in the stores) or if it is something that they have in the store, the store price is considerably more. I asked them several times about this and they say that they have different prices online vs. in-store, and they only "price match" competitors, not their own company. So if target.com had something cheaper, they would match it, but not their own web site.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 08/14/09 09:50 AM

"they only "price match" competitors, not their own company. "

That's hilarious. Did the clerk you were talking to look like the boss in Dilbert?

I might have beat Wallyworld at it's own game last night. I needed a gas can and it was close to the grocery store I dropped my wife into so (hating grocery getting) I also browsed the Home Entertainment section. A clerk was filling a shelf with older, $19.00 dollar BlueRays and I glanced in her box and saw a single Watchmen BD. I patiently waited for her to add it to the display and sure enough it had a $19.00 label.

After asking if all these BDs were $19.00 and she just looked at me as if I were too stupid to read the labels myself, I decided that her rudeness was enough to quash any guilt I had and headed for the checkout.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/14/09 10:51 AM

I remember going into our local Best Buy (few years ago)with an advertisement in hand from the Toronto Sun from Sam The Record Man(downtown TO) for a DVD on special, I think Sam's had it for around $25 where BB was wanting aroud $29. I walk up to the BB salesguy and ask him, "do you guys price match?"....."yes sir, we do, as long as the price is advertised and they have it in stock" \:\) ...."OK, Sam's is selling this DVD for less than you guys(I show him the advert) so do I just take this up to the cash and let them discount it?"....he takes a look at the advertisement..."No, we don't recognize Sams"....I look at him rather puzzled ..."What do you mean?"....he says "We don't price match with Sam's, we don't expect people to drive downtown from here".....I reply..."So what you are saying is you have SELECTIVE price matching, correct?"

I argued with this guy for a while, as well as another salesman, then more-a-less told them what their price matching policy was worth. I then went to Future Shop, which incidentally is OWNED by BB, explained the situation I had encountered at BB and the young lady who was head of the dep't couldn't figure out why they wouldn't match the price. I hand her the advertisement and she says "Let me call them to make sure they have stock"....she calls them and says to me "No problem, they have several, so we'll match the price." \:\)

Either these companies are going to price match or not, they can't say things like "We'll beat any price" if they're not going to do it.

Just to get a little historical here, the original "Sam The Record Man" was a landmark store right in downtown T.O. famous for it's huge neon record signs facing Yonge St. They had been around since the 1930's and had great prices on records, everyone in Ontario and most of Canada knew of this store and any visitors would have remembered it. The original Sams closed it's doors a couple of years ago \:\( , but there are still a couple of them around in other cities.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 08/14/09 10:55 AM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian

Just to get a little historical here

You misspelled hysterical.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/14/09 10:58 AM

\:D good one!!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 08/14/09 12:53 PM

We had a Sams too long ago. It was there, Zellers or K-mart for music and that was pretty much it.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/15/09 02:45 PM

There was also Music World, A&A's, Sunrise ect. Are any of those still around?
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 08/17/09 11:08 AM

Music World went under. At least here it did. Pretty sure it went under as a whole but not sure.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: Deals thread - 08/17/09 04:02 PM

Warner Bros has a great deal on Blu Ray movies. You can great great savings by stacking several coupons. Read the first post at BluRay.com for more info... Select the movies that say %20 off for best results. Put nine in your cart and it ends up being Buy4 Get5 free. One email address per order. Go to WBshop and start placing your orders.


Combine these coupons for the best savings:
1)B2G1BD89 and 783A42XP are B2G1 (stackable - new accounts only)
2)FANDANGO is good for $10 off $50
3)BLUBUY5 is good for 25% off the ENTIRE order (not including free items. Those are already discounted)
4)B2G50BD89 when purchasing 5 or more - it takes off an extra 50% off of one item only



I bought all these for $52.65 shipped! \:o
Harry Potter 1-5(individually, not the boxed set)
6)Batman Begins
7)The Dark Knight
8)Gran Torino
9)The Corpse Bride
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 08/17/09 04:52 PM

To whoever posted Red2Blu.com way back when.... thanks! I just got my Blu-Ray replacements today. Two movies that Joyce loved (Polar Express and The Last Samurai) and the three disc set of Planet Earth. Total cost was $31, even with shipping. Well worth it to replace my HD-DVDs of these...especially the Planet Earth series.....
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/17/09 05:32 PM

See "Got Wood" for a great deal on Dewalt Framing nailers if you're interested.
Posted by: Avi Deshpande

Re: Deals thread - 08/29/09 03:59 AM

Amazon has The 99 Most Essential Pieces of the Romantic Era MP3 Album Download for $2.99. If you download the game Big Kahuna Reef from Amazon for Free, you earn $5 Amazon MP3 Credits which may be used on the above mentioned deal, making this Free as well.

Deal from slickdeals

--Avi
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/30/09 06:50 PM

This looks like a pretty good deal for all the Three Stooges Episodes.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/30/09 07:00 PM

That should make Martin Riggs happy.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/30/09 07:02 PM

Nyuk...nyuk, nyuk!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/31/09 02:34 PM

For those getting the new Rodrigo y Gabriela album, 11:11, Best Buy may be the way to go.

Here's Rodrigo y Gabriela's MySpace blog post about the new release. Apparently, there's a limited edition bonus DVD coming with it at Best Buy. I ordered it off their website. They already had it at a great price ($7.99), and with the bonus DVD and the free shipping, it seems like a steal.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/31/09 02:43 PM

I wasn't going to buy Star Wars: The Force Unleashed at its original price, and even when they reduced the price I didn't go for it. However, Amazon.com has it for $9.98 today, and I had to bite.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 09/02/09 01:49 PM

Princess Auto is selling off 100ft spools of 14G speaker wire for $14.99(C). Anyone considering it, move quick, my local store sold out completely within 2 days of the sale.

Mark, have you been shopping at Princess Auto again, just to p*ss me off!! \:\/
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 09/02/09 04:42 PM

That's my goal in ALL my shopping....
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 09/09/09 06:45 PM

Allprotools.com has an unbelieveable deal on Dewalt 16 gauge finish nailers right now($59.90 US)....82% off!!!!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 09/09/09 09:41 PM

Not anymore!

Mwah-haaaahaaaahhhahahah!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 09/09/09 11:31 PM

:: shakes fists in the air ::


"NOT AGAIN!!!"


"May Al Boreland overstarch your next checkered t-shirt!!"
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 09/09/09 11:58 PM

I have to say I'm enjoying how this relationship between the both of you has blossomed.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 09/10/09 03:15 AM

There have been some pretty good TV-show-on-DVD sales in Amazon.com's Gold Box this week. If I didn't already have the Seinfeld box set, I would have bought that, as well as today's King of Queens box set. It's still a chunk of change, but it was worth the even higher price I paid. \:\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 09/10/09 05:48 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV Dude
I have to say I'm enjoying how this relationship between the both of you has blossomed.


Really, I think the relationship seems to be between Adrian and nailers of all sorts.

Between you and I, I think he has a "thing" about them that's a little weird. But don't tell any of the other forum members.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 09/10/09 07:04 AM

When I saw "Allprotools.com" my very next thought was...
"All your protools are belong to us!"

First I thought, how nerdy am I that that old saying came to mind. Then upon reading down further, I realized it actually fit and I could picture Mark saying this to Adrian.

More evidence that Mark is an Alien.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 09/10/09 08:31 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

Really, I think the relationship seems to be between Adrian and nailers of all sorts.

Between you and I, I think he has a "thing" about them that's a little weird. But don't tell any of the other forum members.

Well...if I have a 'thing' for nailers, then I must also have one for tools in general, fishing rods and Kylie Minogue.

Wait a minute. Nailer....tool....rod....Kylie Minogue?



Where's Dr. Freud?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 09/10/09 11:41 PM

HMV has some deals on some "Best Of..." collections right now. I bought The Doors Legacy/Absolute Best , it's absolutely loaded with remastered hits on two cd's for only $15 CN. Rhino did an incredible job with this release, hearing these songs "properly" makes them sound like "new" songs, as if I'd never heard them before. Great job Rhino. Also, HMV has similar collections of the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac amongst others at $15. If they are of the same quality as the Doors/Legacy remaster, I'm sold.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 09/19/09 02:04 AM

Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal - Chapter 1 [Game Download] - $0.00 on Amazon.com, 9/19
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 09/19/09 02:12 AM

You apparently also get $2.45 off the other Tales of Monkey Island episodes after "buying" this first one, too. Not bad. This discount is valid until 1/31/2010.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 09/19/09 02:30 AM

Arrgh, promotion is also here, at Telltale Games' website. Also, if you buy all five episodes today, it's $29.95 instead of $34.95.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/02/09 03:54 AM

Anyone have a use for these MartinLogan Helos20 In-Ceiling speakers? 63% off in today's Gold Box on Amazon.com. Have they received good reviews?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 07:15 AM

Amazon has the "The BBC Earth Collection" on Blu-ray, including "Planet Earth" on it's Gold Box deal of the day today...
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 11:45 AM

That's some good stuff, raht thar!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 12:06 PM

Tks, Mark. I ordered two of them, I'll give one to my parents.

I have to tell my aunt to move to a state where Amazon doesn't charge tax, lol.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 12:16 PM

I'm pretty sure you'll get an e-mail from Amazon shortly to let you know that they're sold out. I bought one for each person in my community, even though most of them don't even have a BD player.

Mwaaaaa-haaaa-hhaaaaaa!

Is this getting old yet?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 01:34 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

Is this getting old yet?

Well, I know it's caused ME to age alot.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 02:53 PM

Don't worry, Mark is righting the ship by inviting everyone on the forums to his place to see the leaves change colors in New England. Hey, Mark, when will the peak weekend be, again?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 03:08 PM

Ummmm....this past one.... \:o
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 04:02 PM

Ooh! Ooh! That means if we all come over now, there's still plenty of color left.

(Runs away to find car keys)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 10/12/09 05:36 PM

Dude, you missed the Red Sox season this weekend, too.

Did you feel an emptiness this morning knowing that, once again, you missed:

A) New England Foliage
B) A Red Sox game
C) The company of a mortisian
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 10/13/09 01:37 PM

For Canadians.

Hitachi 1 TB internal Hard Drive $89.97
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 10/13/09 04:25 PM

Thought I'd pass this along for those north of the 49th, or southern Ontario, lol. If you are looking at possibly using a pro amp in your set up, have a look at these Tapco amps by Mackie at Acclaim Music in North Bay, Ont. They (J800,J1400,J2500)are very similar to comparable Behringer units without the hefty markup that the Behringer units have this side of the border. Also, shipping is included in the price. Some say that these units are built in the same facility as the Behringers and some other well known amps but I can't confirm or deny that.

With the Can $$ going up, you might still watch for deals across the border though.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/14/09 12:31 AM

This week, buy World of Goo directly from the developer for whatever you want to pay for it.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 10/14/09 09:21 AM

That may be the worst name for a porno I've ever heard.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 10/14/09 11:29 AM

At first I thought all it's review comments were fabbed but it actually does look like a really innovative game. I will be downloading tonight.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 10/14/09 11:58 AM

It's an amazing game. I highly recommend playing it with a mouse, rather than a trackpad, though. With a trackpad, it's hard to move fast enough.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 10/14/09 02:47 PM

I've been playing Anno 1404 (also called Dawn of Discovery) and it's a great game. Extremely graphic intensive, one of the most graphic intensive games out yet, so I've read. So intensive that I need to run everything at "medium" because my EVGA 8800 GT gets too warm and I freeze up; I had to lower my GPU overclock back to stock.

Time for one of the new EVGA 300 series cards when their released in a couple weeks.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 10/14/09 05:03 PM

You're going to be waiting awhile for GT300 cards. January at best.
Posted by: zero002021

Re: Deals thread - 10/16/09 12:43 AM

Buy 2 games, get the 3rd free at Toys "R" Us. Online or in-store, applies to ALL games (excluding pre-orders).
http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=2255974

Use promo code 931082 to take an extra $10 off the purchase.

I picked up Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2, and Halo 3: OSDT.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/19/09 03:10 AM

$1,000,000.00, seriously?

Maybe it will change back by the time you read this, but as of this moment, it is listed at a million dollars.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 10/19/09 09:31 AM

Wow. Still a million bucks. I figured it'd be from some individual reseller making a joke, but on a quick glance it seems to really be from Sony, I think. Is that right?

I had to make sure it wasn't April 1 today. Someone at Amazon is having some fun today.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 10/19/09 09:44 AM

Hey, at least the shipping is free.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 10/19/09 12:58 PM

Maybe that model of the PS3 uses levitating internal wires hand-woven by the Deaf Monk.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 10/19/09 01:16 PM

\:D
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 10/21/09 09:58 PM

I found "A Mediterranean Odyssey" by Loreena McKennitt at Walmart for $12.72 CAD. Excellent deal for a double CD compared with most of her CD's(usually around $15-25 for a SINGLE cd). First cd has many songs colected from various releases over the years and the second cd has a nice selection of songs played live on her Mediterranean tour from earlier this year. Highly recommended for either loyal fans or for anyone who's curious to sample some of her efforts at a great price. Highly, highly recommended.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 10/22/09 07:56 AM

Thanks, I didn't know about this one. Loreena's voice is the closest I may ever come to angels before death.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 10/22/09 10:27 AM

It's a good thing she usually sings about horrible deaths, then, innit?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 10/22/09 11:06 AM

If you're eluding to "The Highwayman", that is actually a poem written over a hundred years ago and was put to music by Loreena as are a few of her other songs...and no, she doesn't "usually" sing about horrible deaths, she and her fellow musicians play music that reflects Celtic and Middle Eastern Culture which she is very well versed in considering how much time she spent studying both. She and her musicians are extremely talented.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 10/22/09 12:33 PM

It's always horribly depressing.

Yes, she is very talented, so are her musicians. It's her lyrics that make me want to blow my brains out.

Also, yes, I was alluding to The Highwayman. I usually try to elude it, though. </nickpicker>
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 10/29/09 06:21 AM

I'm not at all confident that this is as good as the Oppo, but in case someone is interested: Denon 3800 BD Player at 71% off.

It certainly would look pretty on top of my Denon receiver! \:\)
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 10/29/09 08:00 AM

Still over priced, even at 71% off.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/03/09 10:48 AM

Xbox 360 with $100 Card for $200 This Weekend? (Kotaku)

CheapyD from Cheap Ass Gamer has confirmed that this is legit. I may pick one up in anticipation of ever having a System Link party.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 11/05/09 01:14 PM

Best Buy seems to have a number of CD's on sale at the moment...I remember a few of them:

Shadowland, KD Lang...$5.99

Division Bell, Pink Floyd...7.99

Foxtrot, Genesis...5.99

various Diana Krall...5.99?-7.99

Quite a few others, as well(prices Cad).
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/07/09 03:22 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Xbox 360 with $100 Card for $200 This Weekend? (Kotaku)

CheapyD from Cheap Ass Gamer has confirmed that this is legit. I may pick one up in anticipation of ever having a System Link party.


Amazon.com is having the same deal at 6 am PST.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/07/09 10:04 AM

Looks like they have it coming up again at 12 PST.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/07/09 11:54 AM

I did end up ordering one from Amazon.com. I'll have to put the $100 toward a piece of my computer so I'm still making progress. Ha ha.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/07/09 12:19 PM

That's a pretty good deal, getting the $100 back.

Admit it, you'll just use it to buy a game and some music? ;\)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/07/09 03:08 PM

Ha ha, probably, and there are plenty of Blu-rays coming out that I want, too.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/09/09 05:48 AM

Amazon has refurb Harmony 890's today as their Gold Box Deal of the Day..
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/09/09 07:14 AM

Not bad price at all!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/20/09 02:03 AM

Pretty great deal if you buy Up, Monsters, Inc., and Cars on Blu-ray at the same time. All three for $30.97 on Amazon.com
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/09 09:23 PM

I bought Up from Amazon as a pre-order for the kids for Christmas. Not sure it is worth the hassle of returning it to get the others on Blu-Ray. I enjoyed Cars and Monsters, Inc, but just not sure that they will get enough play time to justify the return and re-order (I've never returned anything to Amazon). Otherwise, that would be a great deal for me.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/09 03:35 PM

I highly recommend Cars on Blu-ray. It's one of my favorites. Great demo scene: the first few minutes of the film, with Sheryl Crow's song.

I like how CV's link lists Mario Andretti as the star of Cars.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/23/09 12:26 PM

It may be the cheapest I've ever seen it, but it's at least the cheapest I've seen it for in a long time: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes for $79.50 (Amazon.com)
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/23/09 12:31 PM

Thanks for the link! It allowed to discover that they had already started on the Peanuts collection! I'll try to budget for one a month!
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/23/09 10:35 PM

I've got the whole collection in the original paperback collectible versions. I used to love reading them. Now I don't have the time... Sad.... :-(
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/24/09 01:27 AM

Hey, Live Free or Die Hard on Blu-ray is currently $8.99 on Amazon.com.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 11/24/09 07:06 AM

Speaking of Snoopy. I love this piece of art.

Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/24/09 07:55 AM

That's cool!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/24/09 08:10 AM

Onecall has the Panasonic BD-60 on sale today only for $129.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 11/24/09 09:08 AM

Yeah, but you just bought the last one, didn't you Mark? ;\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/24/09 10:22 AM

LOL...not this time.

Merry Christmas Dude.

This is all you're getting.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/24/09 10:53 AM

Holy Moly. That's a lot less than I paid. Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert for $26.67 (Amazon.com)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/09 06:56 AM

Today, Amazon has a LG BD270 Blu-ray Disc Player for $99 with free shipping...
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/09 09:40 AM

MArk, just came to post the same link... looks like you beat me to it \:\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/09 10:33 AM

Another victim of the East Coast Early Riser. <Insert Joke Here>
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/09 10:42 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Another victim of the East Coast Early Riser. <Insert Joke Here>

A.K.A. The "Easter Bunny"...
Posted by: Wid

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/09 10:53 AM



Here is the Weber Smokey Mountain on sale for a very good price. I just paid $40 more for mine.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/09 12:06 PM

I prefer the House Bunny.

Horrid movie, great concept.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/09 01:25 PM

Any one interested in a 58" Samsung Plasma, FutureShop has them on sale, 'today only' for their VIP sale at $1899. That price was cheaper than the open box price they had listed on one on the showroom floor.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/27/09 09:59 PM

Hope everybody had a good Black Friday! My excursion was brief - an afternoon trip to Best Buy, where I got:

Monsters vs. Aliens, Blu-ray, $9.99
The Simpsons, season 12, DVD set, $14.99
Weezer's latest CD, Raditude, $6.99

I don't know what it was like earlier in the day, but traffic was very light on the roads - a normal Friday afternoon.

Lastly, I'm not sure if it's been mentioned here, but the two sites I like to peruse for deals are:

Slick Deals and Fat Wallet.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/09 06:27 PM

Anyone considering a DIY sub project may want to check out the Dayton 500w Subwoofer Amp at Parts Express. ($219US)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 07:39 AM

Amazon has tons of TV sets on DVD for sale.

I'm going to pick up this gem. My favorite show when I was a kid! Since many of us are in the same general range, I wonder how many of you remember it? (Of course, it probably wasn't available in all markets).
Posted by: real80sman

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 08:53 AM

Mark,
That is awesome! Ultraman, as well as Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot were two of my favorites from the 70's. It was so bad, but as a 5 year old.......
(Sorry, page is very slow to load)
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 09:30 AM

I never heard of these, but for me it was Supercar. I rented the 1st couple of disks from Netflix and watched it earlier this year for nostolgia sake. Probably will buy it sometime.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 09:31 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I'm going to pick up this gem. My favorite show when I was a kid!


Hey, if you can let me know how it holds up, I'd appreciate it.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 09:42 AM

\:D I used to "play" Ultraman when I was a kid. My other favourite shows at that time were "Gilligan's Island" and "The Thunderbirds"...oh, and the "Flintstones", uhmm, "Bugs Bunny", "Scooby Doo".....
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 10:43 AM

Adrian, me and my best friend played "Ultraman" too! We would each take turns being some gigantic city-wrecking creature and Ultraman!

Thinking back to how we must have looked, the neighbors must have thought we were the stupidest kids in the neighborhood! \:\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 10:43 AM

Remember that Ultraman did some kind of hands-crossed "ray" type of thing? \:\)
Posted by: davidsch

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 01:10 PM

I remember Ultraman. I watched it faithfully every day in the summertime, but not so much during the school year. I seem to remember something happening with crossed hands but it has been too long to remember details. I remember that my older brother would tease me for watching it.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 01:25 PM

I seem to remember something about holding a microphone thingee up to the sky(to summon Ultraman maybe?). Was that from Ultraman(one episode maybe) or could be from a different show back then. Of course, the Japanese Monster movies(Godzilla, Rodan ect) were a huge hit with us as kids.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 01:44 PM

Well, I ordered it (how can you go wrong at ~$7 for the whole series including shipping??). I'll let you guys know about the crossed-hand-ray-thingie...!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 02:39 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Amazon has tons of TV sets on DVD for sale.

If I buy one of these TV sets on DVD, will I need to buy a new TV so I can see the TV set on my TV?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/09 02:55 PM

Hey, so I typed too fast, so what?

You wait. Ultraman is gonna be my friend, and you're gonna be in BIG trouble!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/04/09 05:15 AM

Dang, it took forever for it to go down to $100, which is when I bought it, but now it's down to $50: Red Dwarf: The Complete Collection
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/04/09 06:14 PM

Aaaa! Must not click buy... Xmas is coming.. must not!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/04/09 07:45 PM

Interresting. I never heard of the Red Dwarf show. This sounds like it might be something along the lines of Farscape
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/04/09 07:48 PM

Not really. It's a British comedy show that happens to be in a sci-fi setting. Kind of... Fawlty Towers meets Battlestar Galactica? Except without Cylons.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 12/04/09 08:05 PM

Red Dwarf RULES!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/09 08:28 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Remember that Ultraman did some kind of hands-crossed "ray" type of thing? \:\)

I don't think Ultraman was ever seen on our "TFC" TV back in the day so I had to wiki it. I can now add that you are correct via the hands crossed thingie.

Under a description of his various powers.
Ultraman crouches slightly forward and crosses his wrists together, with his right forearm vertical and left forearm horizontal in front of it, and the thumb edge of his hands facing his body, to shoot from the outer edge of his right hand a particle/light-ray that kills most opponents.


Also, I also demand that you change your avatar to a more recent photo of you in the replica suite you made for Comic Con. I know you still have it!!!


Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/09 12:02 PM

I distinctly recall hearing about the day from CV.

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Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/09 12:52 PM

Excellent, as always!!!

That's seriously the fasted-growing goatee I've ever seen!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 10:09 AM

Lost: The complete Seasons 1-5 Blu-ray. List price $359.95. Can buy at Amazon for $108.99.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 10:38 AM

WOW! Too bad I already had seasons 1-4!
That's the price it should be!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 08:03 PM

I ordered them for my parents. I've only seen a few episodes (if that) of Lost and couldn't really get into it, but maybe I'll borrow it from them sometime and give it more of a chance.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 08:12 PM

I bought the red stapler last night.

I'm stoked!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 08:13 PM

Wait, there was a red stapler?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 08:16 PM

Oh yes.

A Swingline for 10 bucks!

Metal.



And red.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 08:24 PM

Also bought a Tinkerbell pillow, but that's for my niece for Christmas.


Honest!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 08:28 PM

Dang, I missed out on the red Swingline. So Dean is your niece?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 08:50 PM

Shhh!! Don't tell anyone. . . .
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/09 09:09 PM

I rented all of Lost on DVD, as soon as it was available on Netflix. It is one of my favorites. I love the character development and the quirky characters.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/09 12:49 PM

That's the last straw.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/09 12:50 PM

...that broke the camel's back?
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 12/11/09 04:54 PM

Dec 10- 13 online and in stores, buy 2 used games get 1 free at gamestop
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 03:13 AM

Band of Brothers on Blu-ray is $39.99 in Amazon.com's Gold Box today.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 03:36 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Band of Brothers on Blu-ray is $39.99 in Amazon.com's Gold Box today.


Band of Brothers?

I must have missed that episode.

All kidding aside thanks for the heads up I just ordered a copy.

P.S. Check your link!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 03:45 AM

Oops. I had that link for someone else and must not have hit copy like I thought I did on Amazon.com. Oops.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 04:28 AM

At least it wasn’t something embarrassing. ;\)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 05:02 AM

Ha ha, very good point.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 07:51 AM

Grrrr. $69.00 on Amazon.CA Still a sale but .COM is always so much better.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 02:43 PM

Me just ordered BOB from ".com".
Posted by: richeydog

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 02:49 PM

For all you Costco members, you can get Band of Brothers on Bluray for 29.99 starting Dec 18-24.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 04:31 PM

In about 90 min from now, Amazon has the new Beatles remasters coming up at $9.99.

Sorry, that's time remaining....!!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 04:32 PM

For anybody who needs a receiver and a Blu-ray player, 6th Ave has a couple of Denon deals where they'll throw in the Denon DVD-1800BD Blu-ray DVD/CD Player for free when you buy either the Denon AVR-2310CI or the Denon AVR-3310CI.

6th ave.com
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 04:33 PM

There are more coming up in 90 min(lightning deals).
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 04:55 PM

JP, that's just like the deal I got last year at this time on my AVR 2809/BD1800. Great deal, that BD1800 initially listed at around $800 in Canada when it first came out.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 05:00 PM

All i see on my Amazon is Depeche Mode. Canadians. Always getting the better deals, I tell you.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 05:03 PM

Just click on the "Music" icon, it's on the front page. I'd post the link but it's toooooo loooooong!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 05:11 PM

Ah, I see. Hm...nothing for sale I don't own already (admittedly in inferior copies.)

And I'm trying not to buy stuff for myself at Xmas... hmm.
Posted by: onn

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/09 07:48 PM

Here's a deal for all you audiopiles out there
http://thecableco.com/product.php?id=928
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Deals thread - 12/15/09 04:52 AM

Yeah, Mel; I've been having a lot of problems with "molecular stresses" recently, so this might be just the thing.
Posted by: onn

Re: Deals thread - 12/15/09 07:36 AM

Glad I could help you out John \:D
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 12/17/09 08:20 AM

SG-1, all 10 seasons, 98$

http://www.amazon.com/Stargate-SG-1-Rich...61055906&sr=8-1
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 12/17/09 02:03 PM

 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau


Boy I paid way more than that.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 12/17/09 02:06 PM

Me too!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/18/09 03:19 AM

The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray is $49.99 in today's Gold Box on Amazon.com.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/18/09 06:40 PM

Future Shop has the Denon 890 + Samsung BDP1600T + Dark Knight BD for $899 until the 24th.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/09 02:33 AM

Not sure if anyone is interested but this is supposed to be an improvement over the first Stargate Blu-ray:

Stargate Blu-ray

I loved what I saw of this series and for the price I decided to just order it and see the whole thing:

Witchblade: The Complete Series (2001)

Also though some might be interested in this. The Costco deal is still better but not everyone has a membership:

Band of Brothers [Blu-ray] (2008)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/09 01:05 PM

You can get a $4 credit for Amazon's Video on Demand streaming by entering the code AVODGIFT. It expires Jan 3, 2010.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/09 01:37 PM

I just noticed that BestBuy has the Monster MP HDP 1800 powercenter surge protector on sale for $30 off. I know, not a big deal, but I paid full price and am going back tonight to get my $30.

Maybe I'll buy the Elton John 60 blu-ray concert with it.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/09 05:58 PM

Gahhh!!! Some one has fed the monster!! ;\)
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/09 08:49 PM

Hehehe. It turned out to only be an on-line deal. But, I got the Elton John concert anyway.

I also bought the cute little Monster banana plugs for the AVR ends, I have the Axiom duals for the speaker end.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/23/09 12:39 AM

I've had the Monster banana connectors for a long time, and I have to admit I like them.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/23/09 05:27 AM

are we still talking connectors now?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/23/09 05:38 AM

Ha ha, ask my wife.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/24/09 09:31 AM

Both Best Buy and Future Shop here have some amazing boxing day deals starting today. I just checked both out online....lots of Blu rays for 6.99-9.99, some great deals on Denon, Onkyo and Yamaha AVR's, also TVs....check 'em out.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/24/09 12:11 PM

There's a huge sale on at Steam until January 3rd. I need to dig through it and decide how much to spend on my non-existant computer.
Posted by: SRoode

Re: Deals thread - 12/24/09 03:40 PM

I picked up GTA IV for $7.49 yesterday, and I'm thinking of picking up Ghostbusters for $6 and change and Assassin's Creed for $9.99.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/24/09 03:43 PM

Yeah, very nice sale. I picked up Mirror's Edge and Trine. There are a lot of other really good titles, which, if I didn't already own, I would have nabbed.
Posted by: michael_d

Re: Deals thread - 12/25/09 02:54 PM

For the woodworkers……….

Delta Dado Cutter. $80. Normally $260. http://allprotools.com/Delta-35-7670-8-Inch-Stacked-Dado-Set-p-25419.html

Milwaukee router kit. $199. http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-5616-24-...IN%3DB000QV1CXW
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 03:19 AM

Pretty good deal on The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus (16 Ton Megaset) in Amazon.com's Gold Box today. $34.99.

I have to admit I haven't watched my set since purchasing it a while ago. I seem to have to be in the right mood for Monty Python.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 03:21 AM

Oh, yeah, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray finally dropped in price. It's now $29.99 after being over $40 for quite a long time.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 10:52 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV


Argh, I paid a lot more than that a few years back. Might as well not have gotten it, for as much as I've watched it, too.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 10:57 AM

I've bought too many "TV on DVD" sets and movies that I haven't had time to watch.

I've been spending all my time doing Algebra I problems related to post counts....
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 11:25 AM

Your avatar photo could pass for a math teacher. Now, having seen a recent photo of you in the meet-up with RickF thread, I gotta ask - how old is your avatar photo?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 12:04 PM

Something like 6 months.....
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 12:41 PM

We measure time in haircuts.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 12:45 PM

And colorings.

:runs away ducking:
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/29/09 12:48 PM

I always knew you were a ducking runner.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/01/10 09:44 PM

Amazon Canada has The Dark Knight for $9.99 Blu ray, also Million Dollar Baby Blu ray at $6.99.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 01/01/10 11:30 PM

Thanks I am going to pick those up right now \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/01/10 11:31 PM

Anytime you can get a million dollar anything for $6.99, it's a good deal. *self-groan*
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 01/02/10 12:27 AM

I know Carl's Jr. sells a six dollar burger for $2.99, but if they could sell a million dollar burger for $6.99 they would blow the competition out of the water *self groan x2*
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/03/10 09:54 AM

You can also get BILLION Dollar Babies(Alice Cooper) for 8 bucks, LOL!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/03/10 11:29 AM

Now that's just ridiculous.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/06/10 10:12 PM

X-Men Trilogy Bluray on Amazon Cda for $24.99. Too bad I gots 2/3 on DVD \:\(
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 01/07/10 02:09 AM

Thanks for the tip
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/14/10 01:38 PM

HMV has a promo 'til the 27th of Feb. Get $5 off a Blu ray movie if you trade in a dvd but as usual you need to have a good browse around the store to see if it's actually a good deal or not.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/25/10 05:34 PM

Just skimmed over some Blu Ray deals at Amz USA that some people might be interested in....Aviator/$7.99....Perfect Storm/$7.99...Dark city/$7.99...Last Samurai/$9.99....Constantine/$7.99....U571/$9.99....
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 02/08/10 05:48 PM

Parts Express has a great deal going on at the moment on 'Bash' amps for you DIYers, there's quite a demand/backlog though.
Posted by: Craig_P

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 10:38 AM

Futureshop currently has the Denon 890 (same as 2310) on sale (today only) for $650. Regular $999, recently has been on clearance for $799. Seems like they're really trying to clear stock.

Denon 890 - $649.99 - today only
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 12:02 PM

Good deal!
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 01:04 PM

I want the 4310 for that price, am I asking too much? \:D
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 01:07 PM

If anyone EVER sees the 4310 for that price, please tell me...
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 01:08 PM

Maybe 3 years from now Ken.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 01:08 PM

Oh. Well, I'm not interested then.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 01:26 PM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
If anyone EVER sees the 4310 for that price, please tell me...


They will tell you...after they bought it.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 01:51 PM

 Originally Posted By: Craig_P
 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
If anyone EVER sees the 4310 for that price, please tell me...

Saw it for $659 but didn't think Ken would be interested.... ;\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 01:52 PM

Oh, Adrian.... is that the one you told me about and I bought four of?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 01:52 PM

Three of which I threw in the dumpster because I didn't think anyone would want?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 02:08 PM

Yeah, to keep the value up, we have to get rid of the ones on sale.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 02:14 PM

<-hates you all.
Posted by: Avi Deshpande

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 02:21 PM

From slickdeals

82" Mitsubishi Full HD 1080p 120Hz DLP HDTV $1,899.15 FS & No S/T (Ex TX)
Mitsubishi WD82737 82 Inch Full HD 1080p 120Hz DLP HDTV $1,899.15 FS No S/T (ex TX) @ Home Theater Stores
Home Theater Stores


http://www.hometheaterstore.com/M...-82737.htm

Then: In the Box "I WANT A BETTER PRICE" Click on "Email Me Now" fill in email address & they will instantly send you this emailed $1,899.15 price,see below WOW!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 03:09 PM

If you don't mind your BluRay going on a trans-Atlantic Voyage. Amazon.co.UK has Band of Brothers for

17.85 EUR = 24.90 CAD or 24.40 US
plus only $4.30 shipping to get it to me in PEI, Canada

= 29.20 Cad.

I have yet to see cheaper domestically for the BR version.

Posted by: Avi Deshpande

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 03:11 PM

Has anybody seen this Bluray?

It Might Get Loud

I am thinking of getting it..but wanted to check any reviews on this forum.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Deals thread - 03/15/10 03:57 PM

What Blu-ray?

And what might get loud??
Posted by: darcman

Re: Deals thread - 03/16/10 03:13 PM

 Originally Posted By: Avi Deshpande
Has anybody seen this Bluray?

It Might Get Loud

I am thinking of getting it..but wanted to check any reviews on this forum.


Ya I downloaded it, ya its ok. Its been awhile, something about the history of elctric guitar. Has Jimmy Page, White Stripes Guy, and U2 guy. I actually never finished watching it.
Posted by: Avi Deshpande

Re: Deals thread - 03/17/10 07:39 PM

Avatar Bluray DVD Pre-order \:\)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VPE1B6?tag=bluray-010-20

-- should be awesome
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 03/17/10 09:24 PM

That requires an HDTV and a Blu-Ray player, right?

\:\(
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/17/10 10:09 PM

 Originally Posted By: Avi Deshpande
Avatar Bluray DVD Pre-order \:\)

I can't believe how fast they pump movies out now...must be to get the Blu ray/Dvd out while there's still a "buzz" about the movie($$$).
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 03/17/10 11:16 PM

Seems like about everytime I buy the 2D version of a 3D movie, they release it in 3D a week later.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 03/18/10 02:37 AM

I am looking forward to LOTR on BR next month. I don't go for the director's cuts and stuff, just give me the movie I saw in the theater, that's enough sitting time for me..
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/18/10 02:39 AM

So if they made a director's cut that was shorter than the theatrical release, even better.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 03/18/10 02:42 AM

I might go for that.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/18/10 02:47 AM

Yeah, if they just cut out all of Frodo's whining, I could probably watch them again.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/27/10 09:01 PM

Hey, Mark, I saw that Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series was $85 at Costco. It made me think of you. It seems like a good deal if any of you are in the market for it.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/27/10 10:10 PM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer made you think of Mark? ;\) have you SEEN Mark?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/27/10 10:15 PM

I bet he makes some nice wooden stakes.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/27/10 10:20 PM

LOL!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 08:13 AM

And you didn't buy it? DUUUUDE!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 08:16 AM

You know what? Buy it.... watch it all (get past the somewhat silly first season) and, if you didn't like it, I'll buy it from you for what you paid for it....

Dean, back me up on this. I know you've been busy trying to improve the world in the politics thread, but this is important, dammit!
Posted by: RickF

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 08:25 AM

I can see it now "OK Mark, I tried it, didn't like it ... that will be $175.99 (plus shipping) please."

Mark are you sure they are trying to save the world in the politics thread or are they trying to start WWIII?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 08:29 AM

So far, they're mostly doing well. Though I keep waiting for the first shot to ring out!

And I wouldn't have made the offer if he didn't already note the price. I like Charles, but I don't trust him.

We've loaned our Buffy sets out so often, I'm expecting them to start becoming unplayable soon. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 01:28 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
You know what? Buy it.... watch it all (get past the somewhat silly first season) and, if you didn't like it, I'll buy it from you for what you paid for it....


If it's there the next time I go, I'll take you up on this.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 01:58 PM

I don't believe you. You're a Buffy Tease!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 02:07 PM

I'm just afraid that the price of the box set everywhere will go down right after I get it at Costco, since their prices usually aren't quite the best.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 03:31 PM

Hey, I called my mom since she was going to be around Costco today, and she picked it up for me, so the deal is ON. We shook on it, right?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 03:55 PM

Yes, a cyber-shake.

Just remember that the first season is short and campy...it was a mid season replacement.

The rest though, is
"One of the Greatest Shows of All Time."
-TV Guide
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 03:56 PM

Was this the set?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/10 04:07 PM

Yes, that's it.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 04/02/10 05:56 PM

Future Shop has a selection of 10 Blu Ray discs for $4.99 ea coming up, from April 6-8. I see a few of their titles listed including Blade 1/2, Seven, Sin City, and Fanboys.
Posted by: RickF

Re: Deals thread - 04/02/10 06:21 PM

I'll have to check that out Adrian.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 04/03/10 08:22 AM

Also, BB (Canada) has the LOTR Trilogy Blu Ray for $49.99 until the 6th of April, online order only.
Posted by: onn

Re: Deals thread - 04/03/10 08:52 AM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian
Also, BB (Canada) has the LOTR Trilogy Blu Ray for $49.99 until the 6th of April, online order only.


I did not see that at BB yesterday when I was there. It doesn't really matter since I'll wait for the extended version that will probably be released in a year or so
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 04/03/10 09:49 AM

It's only online, Mel.
Posted by: onn

Re: Deals thread - 04/03/10 05:48 PM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian
It's only online, Mel.



Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 04/05/10 12:55 PM

 Originally Posted By: onn
 Originally Posted By: Adrian
Also, BB (Canada) has the LOTR Trilogy Blu Ray for $49.99 until the 6th of April, online order only.


I did not see that at BB yesterday when I was there. It doesn't really matter since I'll wait for the extended version that will probably be released in a year or so


While I love these movies, I really do not think I could do extended versions. Time and content will tell though.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 04/05/10 02:14 PM

 Originally Posted By: onn

It doesn't really matter since I'll wait for the extended version that will probably be released in a year or so

I’ll be waiting for the extended versions too. Not happy they are releasing them this way but at least this will give ample time for people to review how well the PQ and SQ are compared to the standard def.

I’ve already found myself passing of some Blu-ray versions of movies I really like because they don’t appear to be much of and improvement over the standard def.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/05/10 02:31 PM

Yeah, I don't anticipate them doing much to improve this.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/05/10 02:33 PM

This might be a better bet.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 04/06/10 11:30 AM

Picked up the following Blu Rays, The Illusionist, Hostage, Fan Boys and Sin City for $4.99 ea at Future Shop today.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Deals thread - 04/16/10 04:30 PM

Seems like a good deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...N82E16882120137
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 04/16/10 05:08 PM

"Customers also bought: Monster - HDMI cable - 3.28 FEET - $109.99"

For those customers who like to cancel out their savings instantly.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 04/27/10 03:22 PM

I was going to post this (original Planet of the Apes set) the other day when a friend called me and I asked him to order it for me at $42 but when I got home the price whet back up. It dropped low again but not as good however if anyone wants to monitor it here it is.

http://www.amazon.com/Anniversary-Collec...72395357&sr=8-3

Blu-ray.com rates the first movie well with descending quality as the series progresses. Sort of like the quality of the movies IMO.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Deals thread - 04/27/10 05:04 PM

Has the site Camel Camel Camel been mentioned here?

For instance here's the price history of the above collection: http://camelcamelcamel.com/product/B001G7PX80 (You lucked out, $42.99 is it's all time low.)

Sure, following a link from CCC to Amazon does give them the referral credit, but allowing you know you're getting the best deal on something (just look for the ASIN code on the product's page and head to http://camelcamelcamel.com/ and type it in) makes me feel like they've earned it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 04/28/10 03:57 AM

Thanks for the link that’s a great site.

Yes I lucked out my friend spotted it and thought to call me at work to tell me about it. I don’t us DOD computers for such things to I asked him to also order one for me. Somehow when going through old shows/movies I might want if the price was right I had missed putting that one in my shopping cart so I could monitor the price.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/13/10 01:11 AM

Portal is free on Steam for both PC and Mac until May 24th. Go get it if you don't have it. Seriously.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 05/13/10 07:24 AM

Cool concept. Thanks !
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 05/13/10 11:22 AM

You can bet I installed Steam and Portal as soon as they were available. I played Portal for quite a while last night. My MacBook Pro handles it well. I thought I'd need a mouse, but gameplay with the trackpad was just fine.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 05/13/10 12:40 PM

You've got the 9600GTM version of the MBP, right? I need to try it on my 9400M one.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 05/13/10 12:52 PM

I've got both of those graphics processors in mine. I tend to leave it on the 9600M GT, though, unless I know I'll be on battery for a long time.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 05/13/10 06:32 PM

Yeah, it's not quite as good on the 9400M. I should try reducing the resolution some. Still playable, though.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/15/10 10:47 PM

I intend to get Appleseed on Blu-ray at some point. Right now it looks like Deep Discount is the place to preorder it. $13.60 versus Amazon.com's $29.99, assuming it's a correct listing. Dean, I know you like using the DVD as demo material. I imagine the BD would be even more fun, so here's hoping the reviews are positive and that (or less) is a common price after it's released.

Oh, just read this review at Anime News Network. It's always disappointing when they don't include lossless audio. I always wonder why they make that decision. I wasn't a fan of the English dub on the DVD, so I wonder if I'd like the new English dub more.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 05/21/10 06:16 PM

Avatar BD/DVD combo is $16.99 at Amzn right now.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/25/10 03:20 AM

Firefly on Blu-ray (Amazon.com) is $27.99 right now.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 05/25/10 09:26 AM

I ordered a copy of Firefly. $30.97 after shipping and June 9 delivery date.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 06/02/10 08:00 AM

Gamestop has Civilization 4 for download on PC for only $9.99
http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductD...10va&affid=3002
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/10 06:25 AM

Amazon has a Gold Box deal (today only) on the Denon 3310 for $650 with free shipping. I have no idea if that's actually a great price or not....
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/10 07:48 AM

sounds like a good deal but I don't know either
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/10 08:59 AM

The customer reviews there were helpful. I've never seen a review get a 30 out of 30 rating, but that first guy deserved it. Other than the firmware issues, sounds like a great geal. If I were in the market for an AVR, I'd go for it.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/10 09:35 AM

Good find, Mark! that is an excellent deal for anyone looking for a new AVR.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/10 09:47 AM

Well, I didn't really have to go searching far and wide for it. Amazon sent me an email!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/10 12:14 PM

Ok. I take back what I said.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/10 01:23 PM

Wow, that 3310 is $200 less than the sale price I had a few months ago. Darn...

I'm only using it in stereo mode but I really like it so far. It even did it's own f/w update last night.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/10 12:36 AM

Dean, I ordered the Kelly's Heroes / Where Eagles Dare Blu-ray combo pack at Amazon.com yesterday since it's only $10 right now. I figured two Clint Eastwood movies for $10 on Blu-ray would be a good deal, even if the transfers aren't the best.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/10 04:19 AM

Thanks for the info, I ordered that a week or so ago when a friend called and left me a message about it. I got it figuring the same thing you did plus I actually didn’t have even a standard def copy of “Where Eagles Dare.”
Posted by: Lorenzo1000

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/10 06:45 PM

TODAY ONLY

For the Canadians out there who need a Harmony One. Check out the price at NewEgg.ca
NewEgg.ca Harmony One
Posted by: FordPrefect

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/10 07:48 PM

sob.... damn......

...mumble......



click click click BOUGHT IT!


Many thanks Lorenzo, I'd been looking for One, this pushed me over the edge.
Posted by: Lorenzo1000

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/10 09:32 PM

 Originally Posted By: FordPrefect
sob.... damn......

...mumble......



click click click BOUGHT IT!


Many thanks Lorenzo, I'd been looking for One, this pushed me over the edge.


You're gonna love it...great remote!!!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 06/17/10 10:09 AM

I like your avatar, Lorenzo, it's really - SQUIRREL!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 06/17/10 10:48 AM

WHERE !!!!!!!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/21/10 02:36 PM

$39.99 is the lowest price I've seen on Amazon.com for the Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/10 08:37 AM

A Wootin' TiVo Deal.... almost $500 on Amazon.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/10 10:30 AM

Old version, sadly.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/10 12:15 PM

6ave has the denon 2310 for $467. not sure how that compares to other places it is for sale though.

http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=DENAVR2310CI&location=homespecial
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/17/10 01:02 AM

Alien Swarm will be available for free on Steam on Monday, July 19th. It looks like it could be fun, so why not snag it?
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 07/17/10 01:58 AM

Gotta love the price... Free on Steam!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/17/10 05:13 AM

Wow, I didn't read this until today. Too bad I'm not a student.

Amazon Student - Amazon.com Prime free for one year
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 07/17/10 10:00 AM

sweet! thanks Charles. I'm only taking 1 class per semester toward a graduate degree but it still counts smile. Free amazon prime for a year will be great!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/17/10 10:56 AM

I have to admit, Amazon Prime is very convenient. I signed up for the trial run a while back because I needed something right away (didn't plan too well for a bday) and then I forgot to cancel it before I got charged the membership fee.

Still, I think I will pay the fee for another year as I do enough purchasing on Amazon. Plus, I must be near a shipping hub because I get things in one day. Even better!
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 07/17/10 11:23 AM

Yeah, I used up my free month a while back and really liked it. Having a full year free will be great!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 08/23/10 09:09 AM

Here's a great deal on Dexter, Seasons 1-3 on Blu-ray. Save over $100 on a killer show.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 08/26/10 10:22 PM

Splinter Cell: Conviction is only $19.99 at best buy. still $40 on amazon.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 08/26/10 10:22 PM

*on xbox 360
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/27/10 03:14 AM

If anyone sees any good deals on the Buttkicker LFE Kit, please let me know.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/28/10 12:23 PM

I'm late posting this, but sweeeeeet.
Posted by: Glitchy

Re: Deals thread - 08/28/10 04:47 PM

Originally Posted By: CV
I'm late posting this, but sweeeeeet.


I saved that webpage under "ToDo"
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 08/28/10 05:01 PM

That is cool! As one of the comments so eloquently says - "sweet!! I can't wait til I die!".
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 08/30/10 02:59 PM

I think I will hold out for a service where they just turn your toe nail clippings into vinyl so I don't have to die first.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 08/30/10 03:51 PM

If they could do that with hair clippings, you could lay claim to the ultimate hairband.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/31/10 01:42 AM

Well, Roku dropped the prices of their units. I had the Roku HD in the Saved For Later section of my Amazon.com shopping cart, and it's now $69.99 instead of $99.99. It's the new normal price. Seems like you could get a lot of bang for your buck with it, depending on your needs.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 09/22/10 11:09 PM

Dark Knight at $8.99 Amazon.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 10/05/10 08:53 PM

Newegg has the Pioneer VSX-1120-K for $499 with free shipping. Coupon code at Techbargains.

That's a hella lotta technology for that price.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 10/06/10 12:05 PM

That's an excellent price, makes me want to get one. smile
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 10/06/10 01:38 PM

Yeah, seriously. I don't NEED it, but if I had found that deal before getting my Onkyo 805...
Posted by: Henry66

Re: Deals thread - 10/06/10 04:57 PM

The Pioneer VSX-1120-K gets praise for its video processing?
What else is it good at?
Is Pioneer's MCACC as good as Audyssey?
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 10/06/10 05:15 PM

MCACC is not as good by any reviews I have seen. It also still has the same problems , for some it works, others not so much.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 10/06/10 11:33 PM

I have had some really good luck with MCACC on my 6 year old Pioneer Elite receiver, but its got some additional bells and whistles that some of the more basic models didn't have back then.

I have sense turned off most of the MCACC pieces and have tuned things the way that I like them. That seems to be what a lot of the Audyssey do (at least from what I've read). It is more of a quick fix, and then when people get their SPL meter out, they tune things properly after shutting it off.

Then again, there are a LOT of Pioneer haters out there and since MCACC is a Pioneer only feature, they must hate it too.

I've had great luck with all of my Pioneer gear that I've owned over the years, but when I do V4.0 of my theater, I will be ready for a new receiver again and will look hard at other brands. Who knows what I'll end up with.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 10/06/10 11:39 PM

I was browsing for a good cheap HT projector and I happened to stumble upon this one. It can't compete with the better ones in the over $2000 price range, but for under $400, it looks like it might be a good one.

Edit: Never mind, I just noticed the resolution was only 800x600. Back to the search engine.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 10/06/10 11:40 PM

Speaking of Pioneer and MCACC, I use that and I don't have any gripes with it, but then again I don't have any experience with Audyssey.
Posted by: Henry66

Re: Deals thread - 10/07/10 09:49 AM

Thanks for the replies. I ordered the VSX-1120-K for $499. This is my first receiver. I will be running just two speakers (with external power amp) for some time and the Pioneer will do the job while I research pre/pros for my future surround setup.

I do need the video processing part of the receiver now (5 sources), and the Pioneer looks promising for that.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 10/07/10 09:57 AM

Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 are on sale on Steam now. Only the second is available for Mac, right now. I just bought it. Will not be playing with the kids around... smile
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/10/10 03:04 PM

Bejeweled 2 is free today. Not that I recommend anyone download this abominable timesuck.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/13/10 02:39 PM

There's a 3 for $30 sale in the NBC Store, and it includes many Blu-rays.
Posted by: RickF

Re: Deals thread - 10/13/10 03:16 PM

Thanks for sharing the 3 for $30 sale CV, looks like there's some stuff worth buying in there.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/14/10 12:25 AM

Yeah, I definitely would have picked up some of those Blu-rays if I didn't already own them.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Deals thread - 10/15/10 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Henry66
Thanks for the replies. I ordered the VSX-1120-K for $499. This is my first receiver. I will be running just two speakers (with external power amp) for some time and the Pioneer will do the job while I research pre/pros for my future surround setup.

I do need the video processing part of the receiver now (5 sources), and the Pioneer looks promising for that.


I heard one of these at Best Buy/Magnolia driving a pair of big Martin Logan flat panel speakers. It shockingly good.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/26/10 02:17 AM

Good deal on Buckyballs on woot! today.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 10/26/10 09:50 AM

Buckyballs are pretty fun!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 10/26/10 10:17 AM

Watch out, the CEO of the Buckyballs company is a complete douche who can't handle it when a competing company claims (and proves) that their product is superior.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Tka4NUmUo
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 10/26/10 11:52 AM

Cool video.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 10/26/10 12:05 PM

That's pretty awesome.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/26/10 02:36 PM

Nice video, and now I feel stupid!
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 10/26/10 05:51 PM

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Buckyballs are pretty fun!


Um... "Lots of small magnetic balls to play with" are pretty fun!

I wouldn't spend money on them though. They Buckyballs guy reminds me of another *Monster* out there... I know, there are differences, but that is a discussion for a different thread.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 10/26/10 06:01 PM

I hope that guy didn't pay someone real money to come up with a name like "Buckyballs", lol.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/09/10 08:37 PM

For those that don't want to wait for the Extended Editions, Target is going to be selling Lord of the Rings on Blu Ray for $7.99 on Black Friday.

Myself, I am waiting for the Extended Editions.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/09/10 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
For those that don't want to wait for the Extended Editions, Target is going to be selling Lord of the Rings on Blu Ray for $7.99 on Black Friday.

Myself, I am waiting for the Extended Editions.


Me too. I already have the theater edition on DVD, and am patiently waiting the blu-ray extended edition.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/10/10 03:23 AM

Nice deal on the Red Dwarf box set in Amazon.com's Gold Box today.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 11/10/10 09:54 AM

Aw, smeg. Like I need to spend money on more things this month.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 11/10/10 10:00 AM

Pretty smegging deal, alright!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 11/29/10 03:03 PM

So, it's Cyber Monday and we blew off Black Friday with no updates to the Deals Thread? How do you guys expect me to fix the economy without your advice?

I'm thinking of getting a new, secondary TV. The 12-year-old RPTV my kids are watching is, well, unwatchable and I don't want to fix the gigantic beast. I'm thinking of a cheapish flat panel.

If you were going to spend NO MORE THAN $500 on a TV, what would you get? I don't think there is a substitute for "big", and I've seen 40-42" 1080p LCD's from Toshiba, Vizio and Hannspree in that range.

Whaddya got?
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/29/10 04:14 PM

Perousing Sam's Club today uncovered some TV's in that price range and they all seem to look good today. When I compare qualities, in like styles (ie LCD vs LCD), I have a hard time seeing any difference.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Deals thread - 11/29/10 10:36 PM

Tom, this one was rated a "Best Buy" in the size category in the December issue of Consumer Reports.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 06:44 AM

The complete Battlestar Galactica Series is Amazons deal of the day....

I know there are a few fans here.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 07:52 AM

I've been waiting for that for a long time. But, today I've got exactly $15.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 08:04 AM

If you have an extra 30 bucks, an even better option would be to get the newer Panasonic 42" S2 which can be had for $532 from 6Ave.com with coupon code AFL3. While slightly over the $500 mark since there is no tax or shipping cost I assume it would be cheaper than walking into a retail store and buying a $500 set+tax

http://www.6ave.com/shop/Product.aspx?sku=PANTCP42S2

Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 11:32 AM

I had been considering the 42" Panasonic plasmas, so those recommendations are very validating. Yes, since WA has 9.5% sales tax, I like to shop online and get free shipping. Thanks, gentlemen!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 04:27 PM

No doubt - 9.5% is steep. That's our restaurant tax here, in contrast to a sales tax of 5%. I always feel twice as robbed at dinners.

I'd surely join Amazon Prime and get two-day shipping for free on everything I could find there. I'd try to squash my conscience that tells me I'm hurting my local businesses. Ooh, a dilemma. Juicy.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 06:28 PM

I pay sales tax to Amazon, so it's not THAT juicy.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 06:49 PM

That's right, because they are based out of Washington, yes?

That kinda sucks for you.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 07:17 PM

I've ordered from Amz through my aunt in Wash state and as far as I understand it, some items are taxed and some aren't, depending on where the items originate.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 07:48 PM

Yes, Sean, just another thing that sucks today.

Adrian, I haven't bought ANYTHING at Amazon that I haven't paid tax for, yet. There's no tax on food (groceries) here, so perhaps your aunt's nontaxed items were edible?

Man, that sounded weird.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 08:24 PM

Well, here's the thing....let's say you find something you want to buy on Amazon....a PC router for $99. You do a bit of searching on the 'net and find that the deal on Amazon is actually from a dealer out of state that you could order from directly and definitely pay NO TAX, then neither would you pay tax in Washgtn. I believe if Amazon is warehousing the product in question or the prod actually comes from Wash state, then you'd pay tax. Most of what I get through my aunt's address are tools...sometimes there's tax, sometimes not.

Don't quote me, but both myself and my father have ordered through her, sometimes there's tax, sometimes not. Maybe it's the type of purchases involved.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 08:29 PM

I've never paid tax on anything from I have ever ordered from Amazon.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 09:40 PM

You guys should all move to NH. No sales tax and no income tax.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 09:54 PM

No income tax?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 10:06 PM

Mark, can we move in?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 10:20 PM

How does the state pay for anything?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 10:22 PM

Property tax?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 10:22 PM

Ah, right, that.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Deals thread - 11/30/10 11:05 PM

Tom, a business is legally required to collect sales tax if it has a "physical presence" in the state of the purchaser's residence. Since Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, this hits you. So, taking into account shipping charges, if any, of course, it pays to buy direct from an out-of-state business, using a deal such as the 6thAve one which David links.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 12:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
I've ordered from Amz through my aunt in Wash state and as far as I understand it, some items are taxed and some aren't, depending on where the items originate.


Directly from Amazon.com gets taxed. Third party sellers, no tax. Despite having to pay sales tax, I still do most of my online shopping from Amazon.com. The Amazon.com Prime shipping definitely pays for itself over the course of a year. The best way to buy things is from third party sellers who have their orders fulfilled by Amazon.com. No tax, Amazon.com Prime shipping. Nice.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 12:59 AM

I was able to get amazon prime for a year by entering my .edu school email adress. I like the free 2 day shipping and the $3.99 overnight shipping is handy too!
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 02:54 AM

Charles, except(at least in legal theory)if the third party seller is also located in the state of the purchaser. I've noticed in some of my buys of CDs from sellers on Amazon that they don't necessarily comply with the sales tax requirement.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 03:14 AM

Yeah, even when I've bought from third party sellers based in WA, I haven't paid sales tax.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 05:57 AM

Yes, the property taxes are higher than usual, though NH is still consistently rated among the lowest for overall tax burden.

Joyce said she'll make up some extra beds.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 08:15 AM

Sweet. When is the first Red Sox home game? Pencil me in.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 09:55 AM

Income tax is illegal and unconstitutional, because it's an unapportioned tax. There's not one law that requires you have pay it, but unfortunately, most people don't know this.
Posted by: bdpf

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:01 AM

So I guess you don't pay yours?
Posted by: Wid

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:02 AM

Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Income tax is illegal and unconstitutional, because it's an unapportioned tax. There's not one law that requires you have pay it, but unfortunately, most people don't know this.


If you go with this theory you can expect to spend some time in the penitentiary. It is the law, no doubt about it.

Hell, we have state income tax, tax on all good and services, property tax plus the federal tax load.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:05 AM

Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Income tax is illegal and unconstitutional, because it's an unapportioned tax. There's not one law that requires you have pay it, but unfortunately, most people don't know this.


A nice wish, but, in the US, one's view of tax laws isn't a vaild reason to keep them from sending you to jail.

Tax "gurus" who have preached that same message (you DON'T have to pay taxes) here had been sent to prison and lots of their "flocks" as well.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:05 AM

Rick, it's NOT a theory, it's an absolute fact. Find a law that states it if that's the fact.
Posted by: RickF

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:06 AM

Cam, do you pay taxes?

Curious minds.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:17 AM

It's different in Canada, we don't have a private company called The Federal Reserve.

I withhold further comment.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:34 AM

Wrong!
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:41 AM

There are many documentaries on the specific topic at hand; specifically Aaron Russo's "Freedom To Fascism". Here's a couple clips from said movie, along with other news clips.

Short clip from Aaron Russo's documentary

Former on IRS agent and Ron Paul on CNBC

IRS commissioner evades the question

More on the Federal income tax
I will say further that I don't have an income, so I can't pay income tax.

I didn't mean to start an argument, I'm just merely stating a fact that should be looked into, before saying it's a pipe dream.

And if I lived in the U.S. , no I wouldn't pay income tax, based on what I know.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:48 AM

Cam: Dude, you were supposed to have been coming of age in the late 60's. You radical, you.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 01:41 PM

Cam, you'd pay the tax in the US if you had an income, or you'd be in jail 00 unless you were super-rich and funneled your income through various quasi-legal tax dodges...

There are probably as many "income tax is optional" believers as there are people who think the Earth is flat or people who don't believe evolution is true. They're all delusional.

Now, whether it's fair or not is a separate issue. But there's certainly nothing illegal about it.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 01:56 PM

I researched this issue about 20 years ago and came to the conclusion that income-tax evasion is only for those that love to be coddled by guys that are bigger than themselves.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 02:09 PM

I think it's probably unconstitutional. But the Supreme Court has never heard a case to that effect.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 07:44 PM

Peter, possibly the only reason why I would pay the income tax if I was an American citizen, would be to avoid the "law" requiring you to pay it (big men with guns and badges, and the precedent set in jurisprudence (approximately 22 cases)).

As far as the number of people that "think income tax is optional (or illegal)", is most definitely a small group of (informed) individuals, but they're not akin to delusional members of the flat earth society, or those that deny evolution.

Here's a link to Aaron Russo's documentary , which is probably the best documentary on the unconstitutional and thenceforth illegal income tax. It's broken down into 11 parts, so it's easy to watch at anyone's leisure, and I hope many of you will.

It would be interesting if someone was to call their congressional representative and ask them to provide them with the law that states that you have to pay it. That's the only way somebody can disprove that it's illegal, rather than denigrating people that think otherwise based on research that they've done.

The subject at hand doesn't even affect me, but I seek the truth regardless. Put it this way-if I lived in the United States, and had the questions and beliefs that I am setting forth, I'd seek answers, rather than accepting what's being shoved down my throat. Maybe I'd be proven wrong, but I'd take comfort it knowing.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 07:53 PM

So you don't think the tax code referenced in the Snopes article is a law?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:19 PM

oops
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:20 PM

Next you're going to tell me that bananas prove the existence of God!
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 10:41 PM

Cam, you qualify your statement with "based on what I know", but it's obvious to me that you don't know enough of the facts of the law on this subject. Besides criminal prosecution, taxation, investments and estate planning has been my main area of legal practice, and I'd no more countenance a government robbing with an "illegal" tax than I would a sleeze doing it with a gun. Questions about whether the present income tax, or any income tax for that matter, is "fair" are a valid subject for debate(but political, social, etc. questions don't belong here to needlessly arouse antagonisms), but whether it's legal is a well-settled matter. Hundreds of cases, including several in the U.S. Supreme Court, have unambiguously ruled on the various claims raised. Probably the best online source is this "Tax Protester FAQ" by Atty. Evans, which I've cited on another board in furnishing financial and legal assistance. It's very lengthy, but you should be informed on the subject since you have an interest in it.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 11:14 PM

I think everyone pays tax to avoid the trouble with the law.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 11:16 PM

I can promise you that any tax that was truly voluntary would not get paid by me.

However, I wouldn't risk skipping out on required taxes just to save a few bucks now and pay for it later with jail, fines, or both.
Posted by: Henry66

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 11:39 PM

I demand that you all stop this right now and post only deals on this thread!!! Or else I will unsubscribe from it!! That will teach you all a lesson!!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/01/10 11:43 PM

Thanks for posting that resource, John. I started watching the documentary Cam linked to and it generated many questions. All of the court cases featured in the documentary in which the income tax-avoiding defendants were victorious were jury cases. One in particular found for the defendant because the judge could or would not provide them with a law (or laws) giving the I.R.S. authority to compel the defendant to pay or face consequences. It certainly gives the tax protesters ammunition even if they are in the wrong.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 12/02/10 01:32 AM

Thank you for educating me, John.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Deals thread - 12/02/10 08:32 AM

Excellent link! It is well written and very entertaining (only a side effect, but an appreciated one)!
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 11:50 AM

John, I did make note in my last post that there had been numerous (22 from my research) court cases by the Supreme Court that have ruled on the legality of the income tax. But, we are talking about a corrupt Supreme Court that makes rulings in the vested interests of the rich and powerful; the most notable one being Bush vs. Gore. The justice system works from the top down, and those of the very top, are the most questionable individuals in society. Fundamentally, I don't believe that any society, but more importantly its current structure, should be presided over by a group of people that have little or nothing in common with whom their supposedly making decisions for. For clarification purposes, that's my take on the Supreme Court, and the joke that it is.

Regarding your link-I've read some of it and will make a concerted effort to get through the entire article, as well as doing more research via other sources, which I have since reading your post. You've got my attention and consideration for accepting your affirmative constructive.

I have a rather strong criticism for the article in the link, however. The very first sentence is a ridiculous ad hominem attack (referring to tax protesters as "fanatics, idiots, charlatans, and dupes"). Direct insults like this by anyone, I believe, destroy the validity of the partial, or full, point that they may make. But I don't find his adjectives surprising, considering the profession and how SOME develop an ego that pontificates an air of superiority. Also, I did a quick search of his name, and came up with a web site that he's constructed which solely deals with the "idiots" that he deplores. It's obvious that he's vehemently opposed to anyone that merely questions income tax. Not that this is a bad thing, everything could be factual, but if one was truly objective, the website and material posted on it is consonant with a website that questions the legality of income tax. Ultimately, everything stated, and all of the sources, should be investigated to see if they are true, rather than accepting them as such (I will be the first to admit that I am guilty of not investigating everything I read or see, but I do, more often than not). The website is, after all, one person's research and opinion. and just because he's an attorney at law, doesn't mean he should be given a free pass; just as I wouldn't believe an ounce of what is spat out of Alan Dershowitz's (a fraud) mouth.

As a result of the research that I have done, I'll change my opinion to "I really don't know". I do have a strong belief (not an understanding) that the 16th amendment was never properly ratified, so it is technically unconstitutional, and it's the arm of the law, along with a corrupt system that ultimately makes those that qualify, have to pay (legally, many people don't have to pay income tax). I've also learned that tax avoidance (similar to tax evasion) is perfectly legal, and apparently used by some of the richest corporations- link .

I do have a question for you though- has/is (historically) the role of the supreme court been to define the law through their judgments instead of interpret the constitutionality of law? So, the way it works is that "they" said income tax is constitutional, and whether it is true or not, it becomes pseudo-constitutional by power of judicial precedent?

I didn't post a response to try to garner more replies and continue this subject, but rather to let you know that I have changed my opinion, if only to "sitting on the fence". The beauty of this forum is that we can all have intelligent discussions without holding a beef toward someone (at least I hope that's the case). I also want your thoughts on my question, because I don't truly know how the Supreme Court works.

Thanks,
Cam
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 12:02 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelz999
... Direct insults like this by anyone, I believe, destroy the validity of the partial, or full, point that they may make.

Not true. Facts are facts regardless of what language they are delivered in.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 12:24 PM

Fair enough, J.P. To correct my record, what I was trying to say is that I think resorting to character assassinations does little for someone's cause, and actually harms it.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 01:00 PM

Agreed, although I suspect that the effect depends on which side of the cause you're on.

For those that agree with him, it will be more likely to reinforce their beliefs ("Yeah! Woohoo! Preach it, brother!"). See: dittoheads.

For those that are opposed, it more likely angers them and reinforces their opposition ("What a jerk! He's wrong AND a jerk!").

The neutral/undecided pack is where it gets interesting - they could be affected in any way: turning for, against, or remaining neutral.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 01:38 PM

Yep. I've just learnt that resorting to disparaging remarks in a debate or discussion is counterproductive. I constantly call out people on YouTube. Yes, it might sound silly, but it bothers me when I'm watching a lecture by a prolific scholar, and he doesn't believe in name calling or anti this or that. Yet, people will still resort to the exact opposite to what said scholar abhors; even though they are on the same side.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 01:48 PM

Well, there's always that 10 minutes of silence to look forward to once in a while.

[inside joke for Cam and his Facebook friends]
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 02:38 PM

laugh laugh You saw that! grin
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 03:19 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Fair enough, J.P. To correct my record, what I was trying to say is that I think resorting to character assassinations does little for someone's cause, and actually harms it.


But, isn't that how you started your screed about the Supreme Court and American society?

In lawschool I was told the Constitution is whatever a majority of the 9 Supreme Court justices say it is. To me, that sounds like those 9 unelected folks sit as an ongoing Constitutional Convention. That's not what I signed up for. Of course, the alternative is that the Constitution is a binding document which confirms the limitations of government power as opposed to an open mandate of unlimited government power arising from the current controlling wisdom that the Constitution is a "living" document.

There is an amendment process. I like that better than 9 Delphics
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 03:54 PM

Screw the Constitution! Fein Multi-master is on sale for the first time ever. Tell Mrs. Claus!

And why is everyone making such a fuss about an old boat?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 04:24 PM

Nice tool.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 05:32 PM

Who are you calling a tool?!?!

Good gawd almighty. I wish I'd just paid the sales tax and shut up.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 05:46 PM

Originally Posted By: 2x6spds
Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Fair enough, J.P. To correct my record, what I was trying to say is that I think resorting to character assassinations does little for someone's cause, and actually harms it.


But, isn't that how you started your screed about the Supreme Court and American society?

In lawschool I was told the Constitution is whatever a majority of the 9 Supreme Court justices say it is. To me, that sounds like those 9 unelected folks sit as an ongoing Constitutional Convention. That's not what I signed up for. Of course, the alternative is that the Constitution is a binding document which confirms the limitations of government power as opposed to an open mandate of unlimited government power arising from the current controlling wisdom that the Constitution is a "living" document.

There is an amendment process. I like that better than 9 Delphics



Muuuuuussssssstttttttt Reeeeeesssssssiiiiiiissssssssttttttt...
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 05:58 PM

I am now receiving over 1,000 emails, still more on their way. Thanks. Just a hunch.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 06:04 PM

Sorry, dude; you lost me there.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/10 06:31 PM

I tried to delete the post. I don't know where the 1251 emails came from. Sorry.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/19/10 03:43 AM

Quite a price drop.

The Goonies 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray for $6 on Amazon.com
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/19/10 09:00 AM

Excellent!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/19/10 04:50 PM

It sure didn't last long.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 12/19/10 05:03 PM

wow.. back up to $29
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/19/10 08:47 PM

The Pacific on Blu-ray is down to $38.99 on Amazon.com.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 12/19/10 09:16 PM

I was just going to post that!


Yup, bought it.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/10 06:11 AM

Woot has a Microsoft 250GB Hard Drive for Xbox 360 for $50.

I honestly don't know if that's a good price or not, but I seem to remember that they're generally overpriced, so it seemed possibly, maybe, good enough to post.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/10 04:28 PM

That was an awesome price! Sold out now frown
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/10 06:07 PM

DANG IT! wish I would have checked this thread. I looked at the WC this AM but didn't open this thread...


back to my stuffed 20gig xbox360 hard drive frown

Thanks for the heads up though
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 12/22/10 10:21 PM

We picked up an XBox 360 w/Kinect "for the kids" this year. All 250 GB drive models were sold out everywhere, so it only has 4 GB. Too bad that wasn't a "slim" hard drive. I would have grabbed it.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/23/10 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
so it seemed possibly, maybe, good enough to post.


You could've alerted everyone earlier, Mark grin .
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/23/10 09:00 AM

You could've gotten your azz outta bed earlier to have seen it! grin
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/23/10 10:29 AM

laugh laugh laugh

That's awesome! I got a good laugh out of that!
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 12/28/10 09:31 AM

Didn’t know if you already had this one Mark.

http://www.amazon.com/Ultraman-Complete-...369&sr=1-16
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/28/10 09:38 AM

Ultraman's Ray...it's on sale bitches.


Future shop has a great selection of Blu rays on sale this week between $5-10, check them out if there's a store nearby. I picked up around 15 movies the other day.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/28/10 03:49 PM

Originally Posted By: grunt
Didn’t know if you already had this one Mark.

Hey Dean:
Yeah, seeing that and buying it is what led to the Avatar!

Like most things with me, though, I bought it but haven't had time to watch it (well, more than a few episodes, anyway!)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/02/11 11:47 PM

Anyone want to take a chance on a 65" LaserVue at this price?

$2999.99
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/09/11 07:37 PM

Swingline Collectors Edition 747 Rio Red Business Stapler - $13.99 (Amazon.com)

I can vouch for this stapler. I bought one for work and one for home. The one at work gets all kinds of use, hasn't jammed yet, unlike the other ones we have there which jam all of the time. I paid over $20 each for mine.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 01/09/11 08:29 PM

People keep trying to borrow it, though, right?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/09/11 08:52 PM

Oddly enough, it's one thing I have there that people haven't tried to steal.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 01/09/11 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By: CV
Oddly enough, it's one thing I have there that people haven't tried to steal.


That’s a jinx if I’ve ever heard one.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/09/11 08:57 PM

Evenly enough, this should cancel it out.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/11 08:53 AM

I'm digging the product description:

"Bold, head-turning design and legendary performance - the star of any office space"
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/10/11 04:57 PM

PE has some Aura Bass Shakers on their Deal of the Day sale if anyone's interested.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 01/25/11 07:34 AM

Amazon is featuring any Simpons season box set for $13.99 USD.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 01/25/11 07:47 AM

Do you guys think it's worth getting any season past 10?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 01/25/11 07:55 AM

I much prefer the early seasons.

Have the Simpsons jumped the shark?
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 01/25/11 08:23 AM

7 hours and 22 minutes late, but there is a woot off today at woot.com.

Then again, the Woot stuff hasn't been quite the deals it was 5 years ago when they were a smaller, fledgling company...
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 01/25/11 08:46 AM

Now they are part of the giant Amazon machine.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 01/25/11 11:58 AM

Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. I have up through season 10 already, but it looks like the reviews of 11 and on are only fair to middling.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/11 02:43 PM

Target has some good prices on blu-rays. Today I got Australia, Elektra, and Ghost Rider for $9 each.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/11 02:50 PM

If you haven't opened Ghost Rider yet, take it back for a refund. grin
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/11 04:23 PM

Actually, I kinda liked it. It's replacing a DVD.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/11 04:56 PM

Hey, everybody needs coasters.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/11 05:05 PM

JP, your Tim Horton mug is still sitting in my hallway, sans coaster.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/11 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Hey, everybody needs coasters.

Coasters? We ain't got no coasters. We don't need no coasters! I don't have to show you any stinkin' coasters!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 02/17/11 05:11 PM

Beer man! Beer man here!
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 03/04/11 01:27 PM

Ubisoft Collectors Pack on Steam - $12.99

Take advantage of the Weekend Deal and save BIG on Ubisoft's 4-game bundle.

The pack includes Assassin's Creed™: Director's Cut Edition, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas 2, Far Cry® 2: Fortune's Edition, and Call of Juarez®: Bound in Blood.

Bundle will be offered now through Monday, March 7th at 10am PST.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7513


Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 03/06/11 08:09 PM

Behringer 2031P Studio Monitors - $70 each, $140/Pr

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=248-6042&FTR=behringer%202031P
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 03/07/11 09:54 PM

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ref=pe_36010_19079400_pe_00_head/?ASIN=B0026L7H20

Not sure if this is really a deal but seemed like the place to put it.
Posted by: Lorenzo1000

Re: Deals thread - 03/12/11 12:39 PM

A Deal for Canadians...Today only though.

Dell Canada has the Belkin PF60 Power Centre on for $149.
Dell Days of Deals Belkin PF60

Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 03/13/11 12:48 AM

For us Canucks that is/was a screaming deal, they usually milk the pricing at retail stores for more than twice that, usually closer to $500
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 03/22/11 05:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
JP, your Tim Horton mug is still sitting in my hallway, sans coaster.

Hold onto it for me - I'll pick it up from you at the next Axiom bash!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/22/11 07:24 PM

Will do. It makes a lousy paint can anyway.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/22/11 11:50 PM

How does it do supporting a QS8, sans Habitant can?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/25/11 05:53 AM

Amazon has 10 classic albums for $3.99 each for today only.

I got excited, but then found out they were downloads, not CDs. But I know some of you weirdos don't mind that.... smile
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 03/25/11 12:01 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
But I know some of you weirdos cheap bastards don't mind that.... smile


Fixed.

Thanks!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/25/11 01:06 PM

Are Amazon MP3s 256k?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/25/11 01:07 PM

Yes, as a rule, though I've gotten some that were 320 kbps despite being listed as 256.
Posted by: alan

Re: Deals thread - 03/25/11 01:10 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Originally Posted By: Adrian
JP, your Tim Horton mug is still sitting in my hallway, sans coaster.

Hold onto it for me - I'll pick it up from you at the next Axiom bash!


You can have my Tim Horton mug. It has a leak, and dribbled down the front of my shirt when I tried to use it. It's still rattling around in the trunk of my car. Maybe some epoxy or Goop would seal it.

Cheers,
Alan
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/25/11 04:47 PM

Admit it, Alan. You tried to roll up the rim on your mug, didn't you?
Posted by: fredk

Re: Deals thread - 03/25/11 06:47 PM

laugh
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/11 08:59 AM

Marine Goop and duct tape. There is nothing you can't fix.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/11 01:31 PM

Um, I think you also need either bailing wire or zip ties, Murph.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/11 03:05 PM

Great. Now I need a new toolbox. mad
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/28/11 03:44 PM

Nahhh, just duct tape the bailing wire to the side of the box.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/29/11 03:16 PM

Princess Auto has 50ft spools of 14 awg for $14.99 in their surplus dep't for Canuckistans who need some speaker cabling.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 03/30/11 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
Princess Auto has 50ft spools of 14 awg for $14.99 in their surplus dep't for Canuckistans who need some speaker cabling.

... or detonator wire. What is a Canuckistan? A guy who loves hockey amd camels equally?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/30/11 03:03 PM

There's a humped camel joke there somewhere.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 03/30/11 04:02 PM

{DonRickles] You hockey puck! [/DonRickles]
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 04/01/11 11:17 AM

You are going to want to check out Woot's deal of the day today.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 04/01/11 02:18 PM

That stupid game. Arg. Too many times I would be on level 4 and then there would be a hole and a monkey blocking the entire path.

Even checked out the "cheater links" in the discussion threads. Nothing worked. Crappy April Fool's to them I say.
Posted by: Henry66

Re: Deals thread - 04/02/11 07:35 PM

Borders is closing many of their stores. I went to the one in Nashua NH today and they have everything 80% off. I bought 16 CDs for $40.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 04/05/11 07:25 PM

Check out your local HMV's, some of them are closing down and discounting their merchandise accordingly. I also saw some good deals at other HMVs that are NOT closing down, like the Beatles remast's at 2 for $20.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 04/11/11 03:04 PM

Steam is having a daily 2K sale this week. Today is Mafia (the original) and Mafia 2 + DLC at 75% off.

Decided to snag Mafia for $2.50. Hopefully Borderlands + DLC gets the same treatment.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/50130/
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/11/11 09:22 PM

I enjoyed both Mafia games. As it turns out, I just finished the sequel last night. Excellent atmosphere and a well scripted game throughout. I only wish there were some extras hidden in the city to entice more exploration. The city itself was beautifully rendered.

A surprise for me, and probably the greatest in-game collectible, Playboy magazines are strewn throughout the missions. My only gripe is that these can only be found within the missions. Really detracts from the pacing and tension having to search and search and search for magazines.

Such is the price for dirty pictures.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 04/11/11 10:44 PM

I enjoyed the linear and story focused gameplay of Mafia II as well. The length was too short however. On the other hand I do love having the ability of choosing from 7+ side missions with the ability to do main missions like in a lot of sandbox games smile.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 04/11/11 11:04 PM

Well, maybe they will address that in the third installment?

If there will be one, that is.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 04/12/11 01:13 PM

The second day of the 2K sale on steam is Bioshock 1 and Bioschock 2 at $4.99 each. That is an outright steal!

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/2kgamesmafia
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/12/11 01:14 PM

Bioshock 2 for $4.99?!!!
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 04/12/11 01:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Bioshock 2 for $4.99?!!!


Indeed.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/12/11 01:17 PM

Oh rats, I already own it. And I haven't played it. Weeeird. Well, not that weird.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 04/12/11 01:51 PM

Yes, it is that weird.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Deals thread - 04/13/11 01:50 PM

The third day is Borderlands and associated content at 75% off. I decided to yoink Borderlands GOTY (includes DLC) for seven fitty. Steal of a deal!
Posted by: INANE

Re: Deals thread - 04/13/11 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueJays1
The third day is Borderlands and associated content at 75% off. I decided to yoink Borderlands GOTY (includes DLC) for seven fitty. Steal of a deal!


I came here just to post the same thing laugh

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/2kgamesmafia

BL's was a great game and the DLC is pretty good too.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/14/11 12:40 AM

I had just bought my cousin the Xbox 360 version of the Game of the Year edition for $20. $7.50 is a much better deal, but he doesn't have a PC that can run it well, so I guess I don't regret getting him the 360 version. Ha ha. I'm tempted to get it for one of my friends now, though.
Posted by: 1sweetspot

Re: Deals thread - 04/14/11 09:31 AM

Good deal on wireless subwoofer kit!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/SubCast-Wireless-Subw...=item43a6538e57
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 04/14/11 10:14 AM

Originally Posted By: 1sweetspot


Your listing I take it? wink
Posted by: 1sweetspot

Re: Deals thread - 04/14/11 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Originally Posted By: 1sweetspot


Your listing I take it? wink


Not my listing, but I did buy one! Fast shipping too. Can't wait to hook it up and see how it works.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: Deals thread - 04/15/11 02:58 PM

Vanns has the Denon AVR-591 for $249.88, free shipping to the lower 48 states. Enter promo code "591" at checkout.

Vanns - Denon AVR-591
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 04/29/11 10:39 AM

Parts Express has the Dayton EMM-6 measurement mic on sale right now.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 04/30/11 02:27 AM

That's really cool, but I'm not ready to get into that whole thing!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/02/11 02:42 PM

The Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age: Origins is $19.99 on Steam today.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/10/11 04:12 AM

Great deal on one of my favorite shows in Amazon.com's Gold Box today. Friday Night Lights, first four seasons for $11.99 each (even though it says $12.99 in the deal's description). That only leaves the final season at a higher price. Now if only they had the series on Blu-ray.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/11 10:10 AM

Two things that I want to buy, as soon as they come on sale for 1/3 retail price on Amazon.com deals of the day is the complete set of blu-ray for Battlestar Galaxia and Lost.

Today it's Battlestar Galaxia for just a little over $100.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/11 01:25 PM

You may have to wait a while on Galaxia. The sale only covers Battlestar Galactica.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 06/08/11 01:32 PM

That's because I've got ex-dislaxia.

That, and I'm tired of blowing up on the bottom of my screen trying to get the S&P500 chart to go back up.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 06/11/11 11:25 AM

The Sopranos Box Set is Amazon's Deal of the Day
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/12/11 11:57 PM

I missed it. How much was it? I still haven't seen the show, which is pretty sad.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 12:05 AM

CV, I think it was 119.

I saw just a few episodes back in the day and I liked those well enough. It's been in my Netflix queue forever.

Oh, and that was standard DVD, not Blu-ray.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 12:08 AM

Oops, I was wrong, it was 112.

Double checked with Woot.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 12:14 AM

Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Oh, and that was standard DVD, not Blu-ray.


Yeah, that's one reason I've held off when it's been on sale before. I keep figuring I'll wait until they have the huge Blu-ray box set, but I imagine the price on that will be super-high and for a long time.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 12:18 AM

Holy crap. Back to the Future trilogy for $14.99 on Blu-ray.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 12:33 AM

The Sopranos is one of the best shows I've seen. I'm really wanting to revisit it, but also waiting for the BDs to do so. Hurry up HBO!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 12:36 AM

Originally Posted By: CV


I saw an ad on Woot for that trilogy plus a Matchbox DeLorean. Product wasn't available, though. frown
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 12:37 AM

Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
The Sopranos is one of the best shows I've seen. I'm really wanting to revisit it, but also waiting for the BDs to do so. Hurry up HBO!


Well, it looks like they have the individual seasons on BD, but haven't packaged them all together yet? Is that right?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 01:16 AM

Have to agree with Chris - I thought the Sopranos was one of the best TV series I've ever seen.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 01:42 AM

Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Well, it looks like they have the individual seasons on BD, but haven't packaged them all together yet? Is that right?

Nope, they have season 1 and season 6 (part 1 and 2), but nothing in between.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 02:22 AM

Originally Posted By: CV


I think that I saw the same price in today's Target ad. Just another option.... There are obvious tax and having to get off your butt and go to a Target store implications though.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/13/11 08:26 AM

Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Well, it looks like they have the individual seasons on BD, but haven't packaged them all together yet? Is that right?

Nope, they have season 1 and season 6 (part 1 and 2), but nothing in between.


Really? That makes a lotta sense. . . .

Aye carumba!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/11 06:42 AM

Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection[Blu-ray] is Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day at $55.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/11 07:53 AM

I bought this at the $90 price about 3 months ago. I still like these old movies, except the part with Spock hanging upside down while using a jet pack.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/11 08:27 AM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I bought this at the $90 price about 3 months ago. I still like these old movies, except the part with Spock hanging upside down while using a jet pack.


He was using the Force.
Posted by: grunt

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/11 03:26 PM

I’m not sure if this is really a good deal or not but I though some people might be interested.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlestar-Galacti...8669&sr=1-9
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 06/16/11 03:34 PM

I got it for $110 last week, but it might be a while before you see that price again. (Page 74 in this thread).
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 07/27/11 08:02 AM

Amazon.com has the Matrix Trilogy in Blu-ray on sale for 26.99 today, if anyone is interested. I ordered one this morning.
Posted by: cb919

Re: Deals thread - 07/27/11 11:53 AM

Thanks Cat - just ordered as well! Funny how .com can be so much cheaper than .ca The same thing was $98 at the Cdn site. It even works in my favour with the current exchange rates.

Cheers,
Posted by: bdpf

Re: Deals thread - 07/27/11 01:32 PM

Where they get you when you order from .com is the shipping charges and most of the time it will not be an attractive price anymore. I know it is not worth it for a single movie.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/27/11 01:53 PM

I never really feel that pain.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 07/27/11 01:59 PM

Yeah, I paid total of $34.97 with 2 day shipping, just because I wanted it before this weekend. But it's still much cheaper than the set in stores.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 07/28/11 11:01 AM

That was quick. I ordered the Matrix blu-ray Ultimate edition from Amazon.com yesterday and just got it today at 10:00am.
Posted by: cb919

Re: Deals thread - 07/28/11 11:30 AM

Bruno, I was concerned about shipping/handling/duty charges as well. So recently I ordered a unique item for my son's bday that was selling for ~$40 on the .com site but was $120 on the .ca site. We wanted the item no matter what, so I figured even if I got nailed with extra fees it could not end up being more expensive than the .ca site with free shipping anyway. Short version - I paid $8 for shipping which was clearly stated up front and when I received the item there were no extra fees whatsoever. So I expect the same for this order of the Matrix trilogy on BR. I was billed ~$38 total including shipping and don't expect any extra charges. I'll update if I do end up getting charged extra.

Cheers,
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Deals thread - 07/28/11 12:28 PM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
That was quick. I ordered the Matrix blu-ray Ultimate edition from Amazon.com yesterday and just got it today at 10:00am.

I had to wait until 11:20 to get mine. But I'm used to that, I have Amazon Prime, and the 2 day shipping usually works out to be less than 24 hours from when I place the order.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 07/29/11 09:34 AM

Sennheiser HD-515 headphones are an extra $5 off today at Amazon. Now they are $50; list price is $130.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 08/25/11 09:53 AM

Just started yesterday, but Outback Steakhouse is giving away 1 million free steaks. These won't last.
1 per household

Sign up at www.outbackfreesteaks.com

Ad campaign has been going strong (I've seen the commercials on TV) and news sites are reporting on it.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: Deals thread - 08/25/11 11:21 AM

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Just started yesterday, but Outback Steakhouse is giving away 1 million free steaks. These won't last.
1 per household

Sign up at www.outbackfreesteaks.com

Ad campaign has been going strong (I've seen the commercials on TV) and news sites are reporting on it.


Thanks, Nick! The steaks are gone in my area, but I got a $5 off coupon for two entrees instead.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 08/25/11 12:45 PM

no free steaks here either, but also got a $5 off coupon. Thanks for the link
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 08/25/11 01:42 PM

Not exactly a deal, but I just discovered this Emerson, Lake and Palmer blu-ray. Sorry, but I've been drooling over it. You'd better wipe it off first.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 09/14/11 08:36 AM

Amazon is featuring The Pacific as Gold Box Deal of the Day. 38.99 for Blu-ray.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 09/14/11 04:40 PM

The Pacific was good, but it didn't make me cry, damnit.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 09/14/11 04:53 PM

I heard it was good from some people at work, so I picked it up since I had some other stuff to order from Amazon anyway.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 09/30/11 06:25 AM

Woot has a Pioneer VSX-521-K today for $150. I'm almost tempted to get it and THEN try to find a use!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 09/30/11 09:36 AM

Thanks. Perfect Timing as I passed it on to a buddy who was looking for a replacement receiver for the one his daughter just poured milk into earlier this week. She thought it felt too hot.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 09/30/11 09:41 AM

Silly girl. When she gets older, she'll know that beer is better than milk.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 09/30/11 09:51 AM

I saw that too and wondered the same... Where could I put it.

I need a receiver for the theater, but it will be a higher end model of some sort, and we have the couple-month-old HTIB in the living room that my wife likes.

And no, I am not buying this to power my orphaned VP150 now that I have a VP180. wink
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 10/05/11 09:17 AM

Today only: Best Buy (online) is selling Xbox 360 Kinect sensor for $69.99. They are refurbished, but come with the Kinect Adventures! game and free shipping.

Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360 - $69.99
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 10/20/11 10:13 AM

I bought a new copy of "Avatar blu-ray extended Collectors Edition" from Amazon for $19.99 + shipping. It arrived yesterday and I'll probably watch it this weekend. They still have it for this price if anyone is interested. Target is still selling it for $39.99.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 10/20/11 05:00 PM

HMV has a pretty good $5.00 sale on cd's/dvd's at the moment.
Posted by: bdpf

Re: Deals thread - 10/20/11 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I bought a new copy of "Avatar blu-ray extended Collectors Edition" from Amazon for $19.99 + shipping. It arrived yesterday and I'll probably watch it this weekend. They still have it for this price if anyone is interested. Target is still selling it for $39.99.

In Canada, Costco also has it for $19.99 ans well as some pretty good price on some box sets until Sunday:
X-Men Collection - $59.99
Band of Brothers - $44.99
The Pacific - $44.99
The Bourne Trilogy - $32.99
Shrek: The Whole Sory - $29.99
Avatar Collector's Edition - $19.99
Resident Evil Trilogy - $18.99
Underworld Trilogy - $18.99
Spiderman Trilogy - $18.99
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/01/11 03:48 AM

Seasons 1-3 of Arrested Development are bundled together for $28.99 in Amazon.com's Gold Box today. Whenever it goes on sale like this I think I should get it to give to a friend as a gift. I think most of my friends have it by now, though.

If you're already an Amazon.com Prime member, you can stream the episodes.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/03/11 06:47 AM

Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology. Amazon's deal of the day. $55.99.
Posted by: bdpf

Re: Deals thread - 11/03/11 08:57 AM

This set is region free therefore you can buy it from amazon.co.uk for 24 pounds (on checkout, they'll remove their taxes and add 3 pounds shipping) which ends up less than $40 shipped (there is a very small change that the US/Canada will charge import taxes but for something of this price they usually don't).
3 weeks ago I bought the Alien Anthology from there for 17 pounds (it's still this price) and with shipping and conversion it ended up being $28 smile (I didn't get charged import taxes) The only difference is that the US release comes in a digibook (like Star Wars) and the UK comes in a 6 disc blu ray case but for the price, I'll live smile
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 11/03/11 10:10 AM

Won't be buying that particular bump but just a bump on Amazon.UK. I keep an eye out for deals there because sometimes the deals are better than you will ever see in North America. So far I have been impressed and have found them to be almost as fast in shipping as Amazon.com

For instance, I ordered the complete Band of Brothers Bluray and it cost me about $28.00 Canadian in total and I had it the same week I ordered it on the cheapest shipping method.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/09/11 11:47 AM

Pioneer VSX-1020-K Home Theater Receiver is $299 at Amazon.com today. List price is $549.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/13/11 07:59 AM

Firefly on Amazon for 18.99.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/13/11 11:39 AM

Good show!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 11/14/11 07:35 AM

Damn, I missed the deal. It shows $64 now. I was still thinking "good Price" until I realized that there was only 13 or 14 episodes made.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/14/11 10:09 AM

If you haven't seen the show, it was really good in my opinion. Maybe not worth $64 though. Then again, I picked it up a couple of years ago on DVD for some crazy low price like $12 new.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/14/11 10:13 AM

I bought/watched the movie Serenity a few times, always thinking I was missing something, not knowing what it was, then a Google search revealed Firefly. I first rented it, then bought it on DVD. Later it became available on blu-ray and I bought that one also. I think I paid around $50 for it from Amazon at the time. It's one of my favorite TV Sci-Fi shows. It's a shame there was only one season. Made by Joss Whedon, who also made Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dollhouse, plus other stuff.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/14/11 02:37 PM

Patience. That series seems to become a deal on Amazon.com more than any other.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 08:18 AM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Pioneer VSX-1020-K Home Theater Receiver is $299


HA!

The Pioneer VSX-1021-K (one model number higher!) is $10 cheaper at Woot today!

All of you that were sold a bill of goods by that scam artist JP will be bowing before all MY people who got MY offer!

Suckas!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 08:33 AM

Dang. His goes to eleven.

I'll have to try harder in my schemes for evil.

I think I need more minions. That would be a good start.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 08:42 AM

You ALWAYS want more minions.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 09:05 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
You ALWAYS want more minions.


I always though that "Minions" would be a good name for a Frito-Lay snack food.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 09:47 AM

Any general feeling on this receiver? I know it doesn't have Audyssey, but does MCACC have something equivalent to the new fancy features that I can't remember the name of?
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 10:06 AM

It comes with microphone and laptop wielding minions to do that for you.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 11:09 AM

Ah, I meant Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ. I can never remember the differences...
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 12:01 PM

MCACC has served me well over the years, but my next receiver will have Audyssey as I want to give that a whirl. MCACC is a "single sweet spot" type of tool similar to Audyssey, but I want multi-point calibration next time. Of course, it will cost me about 2.5x this receiver's price to get it.

Did some digging, found some info that someone else posted elsewhere (Read: These are someone else's comments from another site)
Quote:
Audyssey - Easy;more of a one shot deal;cannot make certain adjustments afterwards because it adversely affects the filters

MCACC - Initial setup is easy; certain models only take one listening point, as opposed to audysseys 3, 6, or more; once you take your readings, it's highly customizable interface allows for all kinds of tweaking, but you need to read up on it.

YPAO - Simplest of the bunch, I dont know if it applies filters, but it does the chirp thing to set speaker levels and such; was generally commented as the worst of the bunch


To read more, go here: Audyssey Vs. MCACC

Real posts start about 5 posts in.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 12:47 PM

Not having used anything but MCACC, I'm satisfied with it. Simple to use with good results.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/15/11 01:48 PM

Yea, I used MCACC as mentioned above. It would do the main setup, but I could tweak it to my liking. Now I am reading that Audyssey (which does a more advanced setup with MultEQ XT for example) doesn't let you tune it afterwards since that will kill their filters..... Wow. So I may end up paying a good chunk of money mainly to get a feature that I might end up turning off???? Wowza. Might need to see about buying from someone with a good return policy.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/16/11 02:32 PM

The standard edition of Gears of War 3 is $34.99 on Amazon.com right now.
Posted by: FireGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/20/11 07:40 PM

Not sure if everyone is aware, Outlaw Audio next weekend is a doing "Black Friday" like promo. Might be worth investigating if you're looking for a amp/processer/AVR. You'll have to register.

BTW...thanks Noreen (last week) for your help. Ship those M22's with care in early December.

Outlaw Audio's PRIVATE Black Friday Secret Door Super Sale!
Access to this PRIVATE sale will end at EXACTLY 11:59PM EST on Saturday, November 26th. There will be no extensions or exceptions once access is closed, and the sale prices will no longer be available. Please remember, quantities are limited so act quickly.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/11 05:45 AM

Significant price drops on both of these:

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy (Blu-ray) - $29.99

Modern Family: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray) - $18.49
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/11 08:34 AM

CV really wants us to buy Jurassic Park twice - both links go to it, ha ha.

I mean, I can't be upset, since the JP name usually means top notch-quality ... wink
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/21/11 02:32 PM

I hate when I look foolish!

But yeah, let's say it was because I'm so enamored with you!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/11 10:22 AM

Originally Posted By: CV
I hate when I look foolish!

But yeah, let's say it was because I'm so enamored with you!


Don't waste your time, Charles. I've tried flattery, too, but, still, no "scrap paper favors" with his signature have come my way.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/11 10:41 AM

Food is the key. The man will do ANYthing for chocolate.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/11 01:35 PM

Or bread sticks.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/11 01:57 PM

I didn't want to go there. Visually, I mean.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/11 02:39 PM

Close your eyes. It'll be okay.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/11 04:02 PM

OK. Now open your eyes again.


Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/11 04:04 PM



I *almost* picked up Jurassic park, but I really only care for the 1st movie, so for $30, it is a pricey 1 movie buy.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 11/22/11 08:43 PM

I'd really rather not...
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 11/23/11 10:39 PM

Hadn't checked my email for a couple days, too busy with the basement. I tried to register for that Outlaw sale but I was too late, all well maybe next year.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 11/23/11 11:37 PM

Rats, forgot you had to register. Good thing, I guess.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/11 12:08 AM

I signed up for it, but now that it's time, their site is unavailable.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/11 12:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Rats, forgot you had to register. Good thing, I guess.
It most likely saved me some money and my spot in the bed.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/11 10:11 AM

I finally got in, but there's nothing I want!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/11 10:18 AM

See, there's a reason I didn't link to it before:

Modern Family: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray) - $13.49

I still don't fully love the show, but it does have its moments.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/11 10:21 AM

Yeah, but is there anything I want?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/11 10:23 AM

I don't think so. Maybe I just don't pay close enough attention, but it doesn't seem like the prices are any better than other deals they've had that weren't private. But I was hoping for some kind of deal on their monoblocks, but those weren't in the lineup.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/11 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By: CV
I was hoping for some kind of deal on their monoblocks, but those weren't in the lineup.

Me too.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/11 10:45 PM

CV, glad to hear the Mono's were not in the sale; makes feel a little better. smile
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/11 02:18 AM

I really hope some people are buying Gran Torino for $4.99 and Jackie Brown for $3.99 from Amazon.com, both on Blu-ray. I already own both or I'd be all over it.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 11/28/11 07:40 AM

1 day only. 4 seasons of Tricia Helfer Goodieness. $107 Cad.

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 11/28/11 12:51 PM

Toaster-lover.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/28/11 03:47 PM

But if she's fully functional ...
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/11 09:45 AM

Jurassic Park Trilogy for $19.99 plus a couple bucks shipping at Amazon...

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/11 09:55 AM

Dang. I thought I was done spending this week. I just had to order that at this price $22.97 (with shipping). I don't have any of them and was waiting for a special deal.

Thanks.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/11 10:48 AM

Soon you won't need the movies. I read in the newspaper this weekend that they have unearthed a Woolly Mammoth carcass from the ice that was so well preserved that they have enough intact DNA from the bone marrow to clone it. They have already determined that an elephant embryo is sufficiently compatible and the article left little doubt that they would have it done in two years time.

And yes, some know it all hippy will surely correct me that a woolly mammoth was not part of the Jurassic period but neither were many of the dinosaurs featured in the films.

Still, imagine......
err, Reflect......
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/11 12:10 PM

Hippy?
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/11 01:34 PM

Sorry Ken, I meant some other Hippy.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/11 01:55 PM

Now, if they could only clone a dodo bird. I hear that they were pretty good eating.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/11 01:56 PM

No, I'll accept hippy and pedant, but I'm not sure how one would connect the two.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Deals thread - 12/07/11 08:25 PM

Hippedant rolls off the tongue quite nicely.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 12:06 AM

Anyone interested in messing around with digital active crossovers should check out the BBE DS48 on Amazon, awesome deal right now at $238-ish.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 12:49 AM

Normally they run like $500. That is pretty darn good...
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 06:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
Anyone interested in messing around with digital active crossovers should check out the BBE DS48 on Amazon

Hey, to each his own, it's all cool.

But I like girls.

Wait. Are there blue lights?
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Originally Posted By: Adrian
Anyone interested in messing around with digital active crossovers should check out the BBE DS48 on Amazon

Hey, to each his own, it's all cool.

But I like girls.

Wait. Are there blue lights?


I have noticed how close your house is to the Catholic elementary school.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 12:44 PM

Deleted by me.... because I realized that Bob said elementary school so my wisecrack remark wasn't funny....like any of the others are...
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 01:16 PM

Here it is, Marky! You've earned it!
laugh
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 02:39 PM

Holy Crap! Bob used an emoticon!!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 02:43 PM

Does this mean I'm given one grace emoticon too? Bob made me swear them off a month or so ago.

It's like seeing your AA sponsor with a drink in his hand.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 02:47 PM

As long as it's robitussin vermouth.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 04:27 PM

Murph: Sorry to "Obama" (hugely disappoint) you. (In the future, that will need neither a cap, quotes, nor a definition.)

Please bear in mind that it was a one-offer that I firmly believe Mark had earned. He knows how rare they are and I thought it'd make him feel special. (I also asked GOD if it was cool. He said, "No," but I've never taken his advice seriously anyway, especially when He posts here.)

Edit: If you use them ultra-sparingly (yes, it's OK), you too, can have others attribute far more meaning to them than they're worth.
It's an awesome power, my (our) island friend. Use it wisely.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 05:18 PM

OH OH! If Bob hates emoticons, he must really hate my posts. I use them, basically, because I have a fear my words alone, without the benefit of facial expression and vocal inflection, will be misinterpreted as having an emotional character not intended.

Sorry, Bob. Not sorry I use them, but sorry if they drive you crazy (in your honor, I am resisting the impulse to use the "crazy" emoticon here). (And now, I'm resisting using the smiling emoticon which would demonstrate I am not angry, upset, or offended and intend no offense). GAAAAAHHHHH! See what I mean? (insert frown emo.........oh nevermind!)
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 06:40 PM

I refuse to have myself or my friends defined by their use of emoticons or lack thereof.

Everybody knows its the font choice that conveys character.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 07:21 PM

I thought it was the proper use of apostrophes.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 07:50 PM

No thread is safe on these forums from being completely derailed....
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 12/08/11 08:41 PM

It's proper spelting and grammer thast convays karacter.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/11 10:22 AM

I don't hate others' use of emoticons--at all. I think it's very brave to reveal one's weaknesses. smirk

I swore them off because I saw them as little crutches (for me anyway). And, since I wear "cute" as convincingly as a bacon thong, I realized they had to go. It's a bit more dangerous and exciting without them.

People grow to rely on things that absolve them from extra thought or questions. "Is he kidding? Ohhh! He must be. There's a grin face." Baloney!

I will reconsider them as soon as they begin to appear regularly in books, periodicals and the NY Times.

Though I do think they could be fun in other situations, like on pinkslips, court documents, accident reports, medical lab reports, coroners' reports, the NYSE, gravestones, and Ammendments to The Constitution. Oh, and tramp stamps and genital tattoos.

And FTR, Jack, you employ some pretty unique ones that jump around and do cool stuff. Yours are above the fray. However, if everyone started using them, well, then...
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/11 11:46 AM

I am fascinated and delighted how Bob simultaneously elevates and degrades the level of discourse.

Love you, Bob.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/11 12:03 PM

Give fab.com a look today if you're in the market for stands or racks. They're having a sale on Salamander gear, I saw some up to ~43% off.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/11 12:53 PM

Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
Give fab.com a look today if you're in the market for stands or racks. They're having a sale on Salamander gear, I saw some up to ~43% off.

I need an equipment rack... However, "Membership by invitation only"... frown
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/11 02:46 PM

Ha! Look at the nice attempts of OSB and Nick to "re-rail" the thread. Stalwarts!

You will now be returned to your regular programming.

I just bought 9 cd's I actually want for $38.

Go to:
http://www.thestoreBobgoestotobuyhiscd's.com
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/11 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
Give fab.com a look today if you're in the market for stands or racks. They're having a sale on Salamander gear, I saw some up to ~43% off.

I need an equipment rack... However, "Membership by invitation only"... frown


All you need to do is sign up w/ your email. That's the 'invitation'.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/11 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
Give fab.com a look today if you're in the market for stands or racks. They're having a sale on Salamander gear, I saw some up to ~43% off.

I need an equipment rack... However, "Membership by invitation only"... frown


All you need to do is sign up w/ your email. That's the 'invitation'.

And then what? Bob shows up in his bacon thong?
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 12/09/11 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder

All you need to do is sign up w/ your email. That's the 'invitation'.


Yeah, but I was #1741 in line or something... So I "invited" 3 friends. I picked my wife, my daughter, and one of my alternative emails. Still no luck, however, my wife was able to get 100% access instantanously. So basically, the initial requester, me, couldn't get access, but someone (my wife) who was invited by someone else that didn't have access (again, me) gets right in.

Either way, nothing there rack wise for what I was looking for, but thanks...
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 12/11/11 01:12 AM

Woot has a Pioneer VSX-921-K 7.1 Receiver today for $249.99 plus $5 shipping.

http://www.woot.com/
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/11/11 07:09 AM

Same is $280 at newegg. Number wise, it seems like a significant step down from the Pioneer that was making the rounds of discounts a few weeks back, but the specs seems reasonable.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/11/11 10:23 AM

I see $229.99 for that Pioneer.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/11/11 11:34 AM

Me too. Good deal, I guess.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/11 09:54 AM

Check out this "Deal" before they fix it. It's Pirates of the Caribbean 3 movie set for $999.99.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 12/14/11 10:07 AM

For a thousand bucks, Keira Knightley better jump out of the box. In which case, it's a steal.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/17/11 12:29 AM

BBE DS48 is less than $200 on Amazon right now...Ho-Lee Smackeral.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/01/12 05:03 PM

Season 1-5 Twilight Zone (BluRay) is $153 on Amazon right now.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 01/01/12 06:45 PM

I've been hemming and hawing about that one all day.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Deals thread - 01/01/12 06:53 PM

Oh, Twilight ZONE, I thought it was Twilight. darn
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/12/12 03:07 AM

I've got a deal for you. Bejeweled 3 is on sale on Steam right now ($4.99), and I'll buy copies for the first three people to PM me their Steam account name or email address. I feel like inflicting my addiction on other people so I'll have a support group.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/17/12 01:13 PM

Not that there's anyone here interested in a drill mixer, but this is an excellent deal at $99 CD on a Freud from Home Depot Canada (online only) . This unit is going for $230 USD on Amz right now.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 01/17/12 01:24 PM

I never knew there was such a thing, Adrian. Looks like a drill attached to a Fisher-Price toy. If I were quick enough to be able to use up more than a gal. (appx. 4 litres) (I hate having to remember to talk Canadian!) of Durabond at a time, I would definitely want one.

Mark, neither of us NEEDS one. Wanna go splitzies?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/17/12 01:39 PM

I ordered one...using my 18V Hitachi has worked on grout and thinset mixing thus far, but....
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/17/12 01:58 PM

I checked it out, Bob. It's not in the U.S., and the Canadian one only spins backwards.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/17/12 02:13 PM

Plus, you have to use it behind your back.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 01/17/12 02:49 PM

While you guys are bored, there has been a WootOff going since last night.

http://www.woot.com
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 01/18/12 07:54 AM

If you've been waiting to buy Farscape the complete set at a reduced price, like I have, then today may be the day. I ordered a bluray set today for $68.99 ($71.97 with shipping) from Amazon.com. It's todays deal of the day.

The only set I want now is Lost. Just waiting for a good deal on it to come along.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/18/12 04:46 PM

CatBrat...Get Lost!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 01/18/12 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
CatBrat...Get Lost!


I was wondering if someone was going to say that.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/18/12 11:57 PM

Get it now or wait? It's the lowest price I've seen for a while, but it's still more than I should probably invest right now, especially if I ever want to get more Axioms.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 01/19/12 12:24 AM

I never knew.

What's driving your desire? Brown Rice?
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/19/12 12:35 AM

I don't know. I just want to start doing fancy things with rice at the same time I'm learning to use my wok, which I haven't been practicing lately. I've seen the unit in person, though, and it's like a Dyson in that the materials look too cheap for me to spend the amount of money they're asking. But then I wonder and dream.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Deals thread - 01/19/12 01:41 AM

Man, you can buy a lot of rice for that much money,LOL.
Posted by: RickF

Re: Deals thread - 01/21/12 11:45 AM

I picked up a Rigid 16 gal, 6hp shop vac at Home Depot yesterday for either $46 or $49, online it's listed for $89 and shows out of stock but in our store the box was printed as a 'Special Offer' so I'm not sure if this is a regional sale or not, either way it's a great deal and the vac works excellent, as advertised.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-...catalogId=10053
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/12 06:41 AM

Today on Woot, they have Media Stands wide enough to hold a VP-180....
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/12 11:59 AM

deleted by me
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/12 06:01 PM

Ridgid 12 Amp reciprocating saw(R 3020) with twist handle is $69 at local Home Depots right now...not sure if it's nation wide or not.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/12 06:19 PM

Why oh why do you mock me and taunt me into wanting to buy more tools?
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/12 06:48 PM

Everyone needs a reciprocating saw....
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/12 10:42 AM

What?! Mark! You don't already have a recipro saw??

And I thought you were serious (about tool buying)!

Lightweight.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/12 11:24 AM

I do.

Adrian just tempted me with a second one.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/12 01:14 PM

You only have ONE?
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/12 02:59 PM

Doesn't reciprocating saw mean that after you saw something with it, it then reciprocates and it saws you?
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/12 04:53 PM

Funniest reciprocating saw story...

I'm out at the farm, where French is their first language, ex's uncle wants the recip saw...

Him: "Eh, Bren... hand me de reciprock... de receeproh... de reciperokal... de back-and-forth saw!"
Me: "You mean la scie sauteuse?"

Bren R.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/12 05:02 PM

wee wee moan sewer
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/12 08:20 PM

Good stuff, guys! laugh
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/12 11:51 PM

I always caress my saw, but it never reciprocates.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/12 04:39 PM

Just picked up an 8 Amp HD drill (1/2" VSR R7111) from Ridgid for $60 at Home D. Only posting this in hopes that it further irritates the guy in the Ultraman costume....
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/12 05:21 PM

I love buying tools. Even if they aren't powered.

I love the utility knife that I picked up for scoring and trimming drywall...


Load it up with some blades, and when one goes dull, press the red "blade release" button, pull out the dull blade, slide back the slider on the top and then push it back out to reveal a new, sharp blade without having to take the darn thing apart.

Of course, then I just take the blade with the one dull end, flip it around and put it back into the storage/loading compartment. Might as well use both ends of the blade until they are both dull.

So cool and less than $11 at Amazon.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/12 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
Just picked up an 8 Amp HD drill (1/2" VSR R7111) from Ridgid for $60 at Home D. Only posting this in hopes that it further irritates the guy in the Ultraman costume....


Ridgid is making High Definition drills now???? smirk

And, it's not a "costume", it's my uniform!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/12 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

Ridgid is making High Definition drills now????

Yes, and when you snap a drill off in hard maple, it will make the sound in surround too!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 02/01/12 08:10 PM

Refurb Logitech Harmony one for $129 - $30 = $99 with coupon code logi_h1_2112 (via Techbargains).

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotional-items/devices/7193?WT.mc_id=amr_affiliate_cj_us&ci=0

I'm sticking with my trusty MX-700's, but that did make me pause.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 02/01/12 08:14 PM

Thanks for that. I'm going to go ahead and try a Harmony out. Even if it's not what I want, I'm sure my dad or my sister can use it.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 02/01/12 08:16 PM

It's a nice remote, but the IR transmitter is vastly inferior to my old Harmony 659. Pity the USB port broke on that one.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 02/01/12 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Pity the USB port broke on that one.


Ken was using it to stab things.



Bad Ken.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 02/01/12 08:28 PM

I hope it wasn't the voodoo doll of myself that I sent him. I gave him that in good faith!
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 02/01/12 09:20 PM

We really like our Harmony One... We bought a lower model for the living room, but the One is still best....
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 02/01/12 10:39 PM

No no. The 1100 is the best. smile
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 02/01/12 10:45 PM

I meant between all of our remotes... :-)
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 02/08/12 12:14 AM

The Midweek Madness sale on Steam is 33% off Skyrim, making it $39.99. The Skyrim Creation Kit is supposedly out, too, with Steam Workshop support. It'll be cool having easy access to all of the user-created mods. Awesome.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 02/08/12 05:53 AM

Woot has a Pioneer receiver for $135 today.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 02/08/12 07:50 AM

The specs on this receiver actually looks like it might even be a good one. I'm tempted to buy one for the 3D feature. But I can't right now, maybe later, if I can find one at a decent price.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 02/08/12 10:09 AM

I *almost* bit on the receiver. I am looking for something to power my bass shakers. I was going to go with a plate amp, but I like the clean look of a component such as a receiver, and since they are just bass shakers, a simple 2 channel will even work. No need for the other channels. I am sure that someone has a sub-$100 no frills receiver. I'll just have to wait...
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 02/08/12 10:48 AM

Newegg's had that one around the same price. I'm waiting for the 1121 to show up on woot.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 02/21/12 05:33 AM

Amazon's Deal of the Day is the Blu-Ray Godfather Collection.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 02/21/12 07:43 AM

Thanks. I just ordered it for $27.98 after shipping. This is another one of the sales I've been waiting for.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/02/12 07:10 AM

Ken, is this Pioneer receiver at Newegg what you've been waiting for?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/02/12 08:38 AM

No, I was waiting for the 1121-K, but I think I'll ultimately be getting the Onkyo TX-NR809. If I can scrape together the money. I recently decided to start going to the gym and paying a personal trainer, so all of the sudden, the receiver is a bit farther off.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 03/02/12 09:07 AM

On the plus side, soon Ken will be able to rip a receiver in half.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/02/12 09:09 AM

grin Thanks for the laugh, Sean. I needed that.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/02/12 09:11 AM

Me too!

GRAAAAAAH! HULK DESTROY RECEIVER!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 03/02/12 09:24 AM

We wouldn't like Ken when he's mad....
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/02/12 09:25 AM

Most people don't.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 03/02/12 10:50 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Ken, is this Pioneer receiver at Newegg what you've been waiting for?

No, but the port on the subwoofer looks mighty attractive.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 03/17/12 08:44 AM

Newegg has the Pioneer VSX-1121-K for $399.99 this weekend. Sorely tempted, but I don't think it has an equivalent to Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ, outside the THX Loudness control, which only works on THX modes. Does anyone have a Pio receiver and can confirm/deny this?

Still thinking that I'll probably get an Onkyo 809.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/17/12 01:33 PM

Okay, so this is the best Steam deal I've ever seen:


Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 03/17/12 02:14 PM

I went out to Steam and it advertises as -$21.00, but when you go to the store and click on it to add it to your cart, it puts it at $39.99
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 03/17/12 02:17 PM

Yeah, I hate incomplete glitches.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 04/12/12 04:37 PM

Planet Earth blu-ray set, new, region free, is $25.65 delivered to North America from Amazon.co.uk

Price on Amazon.com is currently $49.39
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 05/04/12 11:09 AM

Amazon has another sale on MP3 albums.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/09/12 02:00 AM

Portal 2 is only $6.79 on Steam right now, if you've been holding out.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 05/09/12 10:02 AM

Sweet deal. For anyone that doesn't have Portal 2, this is a MUST BUY....
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/12 03:10 AM

I haven't watched it yet, but my sister really liked it, and this is the lowest price I've seen the Blu-ray set:

Rome: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] (Amazon.com) - $48.99
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 05/20/12 10:35 PM

I've only seen the first season. It was excellent. Haven't found time to get to the second season yet.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 05/22/12 01:58 AM

Woot off...
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 05/30/12 04:58 PM

For all you Alien lovers that don't have the 4 Alien movies on Blu-Ray yet.

Clicky

I ordered mine today. $29.99.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Deals thread - 05/30/12 06:08 PM

No clicky, no watchy.


You probably have to be really old to get that one.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Deals thread - 05/30/12 06:26 PM

He just wants to watch his big TV. wink
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 05/31/12 09:24 AM

Too late. You lost out!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 06/07/12 07:09 AM

Star Treck B-D Pack is Amazon's deal of the day.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 06/07/12 09:01 AM

Wow, less than $27 for "4 Motion Pictures Featuring Captain Picard"
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 06/07/12 09:03 AM

Pity one of them is fairly crummy and another is completely without value.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/07/12 09:30 AM

They should include some Spock ears in the package.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 06/07/12 10:09 AM

Wow. I'd buy that, if I didn't already have it. Forgot what I paid for it.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 06/07/12 10:17 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Star Treck B-D Pack is Amazon's deal of the day.

Is that a Freudian slip combining Trek with dreck?

Hmmm ... veddy interestink ...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 06/19/12 01:14 AM

Being that it's often cited as a good demo for surrounds, 3:10 to Yuma for $6.40 on Blu-ray at Amazon.com seems like a no-brainer.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 06/19/12 01:28 AM

Agreed, Charles. Easy decision--excellent movie for a bargain price.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/12 06:39 AM

Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day is MP3 albums for $1.99

I bought 4, including Regina's new one to honor Charles! smile
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/12 07:13 AM

Bah. The US still thinks the world is full of musical terrorists and you can't buy Amazons MP3s from outside the US.

On a happier note, if you haven't yet bought The Black Keys, El Camino, you just ran out of excuses for $1.99.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/12 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I bought 4, including Regina's new one to honor Charles! smile


Good job, Mark. I'm glad my missionary work finally bore fruit.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/12 01:01 PM

Murph, this perfectly demonstrates the lag between policy and technology... One would have though that when Napster showed up the recording studio's would have realized there was a change coming....

I don't know if the international restriction is due to the tax laws or just bad music industry policy... I guess that they fail to realize, they could either make a little money from people who would be willing to pay. Or, make 0 money because the equally easy alternative is to just download the same MP3 from any number of sites.



Another thing that i don't really understand is the fact that the movie industry did not seem to learn anything from what the music industry went through in the late 90's-early 2000's.. Now that more people have more bandwidth, and with the invention of bit torrent, anyone can find pretty much any movie quite easily... Yet, it seems like hollywood is still resisting selling their product for a lower price.. Again, due to the alternative being free, for many people the decision is easy...

There will always be some people that will buy the Blue-ray to get the higher quality,
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/04/12 01:30 AM

I guess we should have held off since now they're down to 99 cents apiece instead of $1.99. While I still can't get into her whole sound, that Kimbra album is a good deal at 99 cents for "Good Intent" alone.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/04/12 03:28 AM

Originally Posted By: CV
I guess we should have held off since now they're down to 99 cents apiece instead of $1.99. While I still can't get into her whole sound, that Kimbra album is a good deal at 99 cents for "Good Intent" alone.


Oh, good, Amazon.com emailed to say they would be giving me $1 MP3 credit for each of the albums I purchased for $1.99. All is well.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 07/11/12 10:08 AM

For the woodworkers: Dremel CKDR-01 three-tool combo kit for $98.98 at Amazon today (list $256, reg. $124).
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Deals thread - 07/11/12 10:39 AM

Dremels are for podiatrists and cub scout projects, but thanks for the tip.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 07/11/12 10:44 AM

Said the prostitute to the leper.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Deals thread - 07/11/12 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By: GOD
Dremels are for podiatrists and cub scout projects, but thanks for the tip.


Now, now... I've used one a few times to take something I've spent dozens of hours carefully crafting and completely ruined it in the finishing stage in 2 seconds.

Bren R.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 07/12/12 07:43 AM

I occasionally use mine to cut through or grind the top off ceased bolts and screws which are too small for a grinder ...or... for making a slot in a rusted screw so I can hopelessly try a screwdriver before getting angry and grinding it off anyway.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/22/12 09:53 PM

I hope you've all been enjoying the Steam Summer Sale. I think it's over after today. I've spent too much, and now I must pinch pennies again if I'm ever going to afford that new display I want. It's pretty sick, though. I'm up to owning 495 games (all of them installed, too, with plenty of space left on a 2 TB dedicated game drive). Now I just need to be better about playing them. Ha ha.

So far I've tried out a few I got from the recent sales, and a few that I bought a while ago but never opened: Bookworm Adventures Deluxe (super addicting for someone like me), Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers (cool visual style, promising gameplay), Crysis 2 Maximum Edition (we'll see if I just feel clumsy and slow the whole time), Dear Esther (creepy atmosphere, striking visuals), Amnesia: The Dark Descent (more creepy atmosphere and striking visuals), Quantum Conundrum (not deep enough into it to know what to think yet, but there's potential), Rayman Origins (again, great art style, but it's obvious I don't play platformers enough anymore). Now I just need to spend 5 minutes on all of the other games I've bought, and that should get me to my day of reckoning.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 07/24/12 03:15 AM

Gears of War 3 is $14.99 on Amazon.com at the moment. I'm finally buying it.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 07/24/12 09:46 AM

Oh, there is a woot off going on today too....

http://www.woot.com
Posted by: dakkon

Re: Deals thread - 07/24/12 12:48 PM

Nick, did you try to read any of their articles, or descriptions of products...? I tried and failed!... It hurt to read it.....!.. I still don't know what the laptop accessorie they are selling does... It has something to do with flying though....
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 07/24/12 02:05 PM

I don't read them. I used to skim them years ago when I found them humorous, but any more I just skip to the specs, or google search the product to find out more about it.

Honestly, I haven't purchased anything from a Woot Off in years. I am not that big of an impulse buyer, and I've never received anything worthwhile in a Bag Of Crap after getting over 10 of them. Never again.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/24/12 02:21 PM

I like Woot. You have to scroll past the cute write-up to get to the meat of the product specs. I buy something maybe once a week on average, most recently a very nice CRKT knife that was twice the price anywhere else I searched.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/24/12 02:39 PM

Funny enough, that knife is up right now on http://sport.woot.com/
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/25/12 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Funny enough, that knife is up right now on http://sport.woot.com/


Well, it is now a freedom jog bra.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/25/12 08:56 AM

OMG! The knife, sitting on my desk yesterday, has ALSO turned into a bra!

Now, if I could only call my pharmacy to get this filled....
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 08/20/12 10:38 AM

For those that are interested, there will be a 2 day Woot-Off coming up starting at midnight tonight central time.

This time, it will be infused with bacon-themed items, whatever that means.

For those that don't know what I Woot-Off is, it is where the "original" daily-single-item-sale web site sells a large number of items, one at a time, but when one sells out, instead of having to wait until the next day, they throw up a new item for sale.

Check it out at Woot.com
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 08/20/12 02:33 PM

D-Link DGS-1005G 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (Amazon.com)

I'm using these, as well as the 8-port, and I've been happy. Dropped to $19.99 right now, but it probably won't last long.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 09/25/12 02:35 PM

The Logitech Harmony 1100 is $159.99 in the VIP store right now. I don't remember off-hand how to join. Tom, do you?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 09/25/12 04:30 PM

I don't, Charles. I have bought some stuff from them over the years, and now I just periodically get the VIP newsletters. I always thought everyone who was on their email list was a VIP.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 09/26/12 03:13 PM

SRV's box set is half off the regular price here. I found my way to it as linked from the SRV Facebook page. You might have to put in your country and you have to register with them to get the pricing..

I already own it and therefore didn't register to see what the final price would be, but if you're an SRV fan and don't own it, this might be a good chance at a good price.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 10/10/12 08:08 AM

The four-disc version of the Avengers is on Amazon's site for 3 cents more than the 2-disc version at the moment.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 10/10/12 08:21 AM

Almost 15$ cheaper than Amazon.ca too, I might add.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 10/10/12 01:16 PM

Anyone considering a Behringer A500 or EP4000 should check out Amazon right now. RIGHT NOW MARK!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 10/21/12 06:55 PM

Originally Posted By: jorge016
Ken, I'll give you a great deal on a recently refurbed 37" LG LCD. Magic smoke included no extra charge. LOL


Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Ken, I'll give you a great deal on a 61" JVC RPTV. you pay shipping.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 05:40 AM

Man, way too many good Blu-ray deals on Amazon.com right now. Now I get to force Breaking Bad, Louie, and The League on people.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 11:18 AM

BestBuy.com opened up their black friday online sale today(about 18 minutes ago at 10:00 central time). I managed to snag a 50" Toshiba LED TV for the basement for $400 (half off regular price) and then the web site crashed and is down.

I was going to pick up a few other items, but they weren't as important as saving $400 on a TV. Glad I didn't try to add them all to my cart. I would have delayed things and gotten nothing.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 02:29 PM

Great snatch! errr snag.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 03:00 PM

If you have been waiting, like me, for Avengers to come down in price, it's now $15.00 on Amazon.com
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 03:59 PM

Extended Edition of Lord of the Rings Trilogy on blu-ray for $39.99 at Best Buy. I heard that someplace has it for a few bucks less than that too.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph
If you have been waiting, like me, for Avengers to come down in price, it's now $15.00 on Amazon.com

I saw this at Target yesterday for the same price.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 09:54 PM

Excellent, just ordered Avengers. Thanks guys!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 10:12 PM

Sorry beat you to it. I got Avengers 3d bout a month ago. Forgot what I paid for it.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 10:18 PM

If you paid more than $15, then you don't win. wink
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 10:28 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
If you paid more than $15, then you don't win. wink


Got it for $19.99, but it's the 3d version. Today that cost $34.95.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/12 10:40 PM

$34.95 for Scarlett Johansson in 3D?




Yeah, Brian wins.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/20/12 08:16 AM



You are correct, sir.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/20/12 08:20 AM

*claps*
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/20/12 08:26 AM

Thank you, thank you.

Q. What is the sound of one hand fapping clapping?
A. I don't know, but I'll bet CV has the appropriately funny Negative Orange reference to prove it!
Posted by: Andrew

Re: Deals thread - 11/20/12 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r


You are correct, sir.


This is the Axiom forum, so it counts as work for me...right?!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 11/20/12 12:44 PM

"The Island" Lady. Now I recognize her.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/12 08:45 PM

I went a little crazy on the Blu-ray sales on Amazon.com and the Steam sales. Hard to pass up some of those prices.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/25/12 08:58 PM

I also partook in the Blu-ray and CD sale prices. Very nice.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/12 03:21 PM

Isn't Partook the name of guest tabla percussionist on the hidden track of Negative Orange's latest album?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/12 07:39 PM

I don't know, but I bet CV wears his "Look Ma, No Hands!" t-shirt when he plays along.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 11/26/12 09:59 PM

Win.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/30/12 07:31 PM

X-men Trilogy BluRay at Amazon Canada for $12.99.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/30/12 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
X-men Trilogy BluRay at Amazon Canada for $12.99.


Thanks, Adrian! It's greatly appreciated. Just placed my order.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/31/12 08:50 AM

YW, Cam!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/31/12 11:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
YW, Cam!

YYZ, Adrian.

But, whatever. YMMV.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 12/31/12 12:12 PM

Like our favorite Canadians, Terrance and Phillip, always say, SYFFUF.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Deals thread - 12/31/12 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Like our favorite Canadians, Terrance and Phillip


You mean Sharon, Lois & Bram.


Originally Posted By: pmbuko
SYFFUF.


Upon first glance, that looked darn close to STFU.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 12/31/12 01:42 PM

It's ruder.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Deals thread - 12/31/12 04:02 PM

I've been using my Sony BDP-S590 extensively over the past couple of days. I haven't tried the net gizmos nor its 3D capabilities; however, BD Movies & SACDs are rendered beautifully.

For the Canucks here, the regular price is around $150. Right now, online Future Shop.ca & Best Buy.ca (same company - Web ID# 10197142) has them on sale for $100 (shipping included) until 03 Jan 13. I purchased mine in Nov for $130 as a Christmas present to ourselves. Today I took my receipt into my local FS store & got a nice refund of $33 under their more than generous Price Protection Plan. In the past 6 months I've been refunded about $250 under this policy.

A S590 for $97/$100 is a steal no matter where you live. Get one while they last...

TAM
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Deals thread - 01/02/13 12:29 AM

Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
Today I took my receipt into my local FS store & got a nice refund of $33 under their more than generous Price Protection Plan. In the past 6 months I've been refunded about $250 under this policy.

TAM
I keep forgetting about that policy, I could have had about $50 last week frown
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 01/09/13 06:22 PM

For what it's worth. Target is matching Amazon's prices all this year. I haven't read the article yet. But the person who forwarded to me says that you bring a printed amazon page with the price and they'll match it.

For me personally, I doubt that Target would have much of what it is I order from Amazon.

http://gizmodo.com/5974120/target-will-match-amazons-prices-all-year-long
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Deals thread - 01/09/13 06:57 PM

jake:

I think that the local FS Customer Service Staff are now cringing when they see me walk in with a receipt in my hand.

I believe that they are back to their normal Price Protection Rules & I think BB is the same, as follows:

You won’t get it for less anywhere else.
1) If you find a lower price online, in-store or advertised in print we will beat it by 10% of the difference.
2) If you find a lower price online, in-store or advertised within 30 days of your purchase we will beat it by 10% of the difference.
3) If our own price is reduced within 30 days of your purchase bring in your receipt and we will refund the difference.

Remember though, it's best to buy your speakers here, ha!!

TAM
Posted by: INANE

Re: Deals thread - 01/11/13 12:27 PM

20 bucks for all the Alien movies on BD

http://www.frys.com/product/6405282?site=AlienAnthology
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/11/13 12:42 PM

I was tempted till I saw the shipping was $13. I don't have a Fry's near me. frown
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 01/11/13 12:45 PM

I've already got them all on BD.

(Please don't make them in 3D later...)

There are 7 movies, if you count Prometheus.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 01/11/13 12:51 PM

There are only 2 that count.
Posted by: Kruncher

Re: Deals thread - 01/11/13 12:58 PM

Ken, agreed. And I can say that with confidence as I picked up the Alien - Total Destruction Collection at Costco in November for $20. I did watch, or rather endure, them all. Alien and Aliens are still good, IMO, and Predator I always found entertaining for one reason or another, but the rest went from just plain bad to truly awful.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 10:26 AM

Amazon has The Godfather Collection (Blu-Ray) on sale for $18 today.

I just ordered it.

Would any of you be surprised that I've never seen any of the Godfather movies?

By ordering this today, I'll have the ability to get around to watching it in 2016!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 10:46 AM

Mark, congrats on FINALLY taking a step toward watching the "Godfather."


Last week, while cleaning up one of the side desks in the warehouse at work with my boss, I picked up a sign that read "Fragile." I said, "Frag-ee-lay, must be Italian."

My boss smiled and asked, "What's that from?"

He'd never seen "A Christmas Story."



Mark, it made me think of you.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 11:05 AM

I still haven't seen Godfather II or III. First one was pretty good, but the copy I watched was kind of skewed in color, so all the blood was orange.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 11:45 AM

Now, "A Christmas Story", I've seen 6 or so times!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 11:58 AM

My wife has never seen Christmas Story. Or Wizard of Oz. Somehow.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 02:00 PM

I haven't seen any of the Godfather movies, either, and I bought them on Blu-ray a while ago during a sale. I'm so behind on stuff I already own, and I went and signed up for Hulu+ despite that. Blame Chris.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 03:06 PM

I've had this set for about a year and haven't watched it yet. Seen the first 2 about 2 years ago.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 03:23 PM

Then you guys really didn't "get" Modern Family this week. Pity.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/26/13 04:31 PM

Oh, I got the references either way. Modern Family is awesome....my favorite sitcom.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/28/13 09:46 AM

Yes, it's just about perfect.

I've crushed on Julie Bowen since Ed. So cute.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Deals thread - 01/30/13 03:27 PM

Julie Bowen??????

Oooohhhhh - she is the one who ISN'T Sofia Vergara. Got it!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/30/13 04:20 PM

Apparently she needs a lot of nipple covers. And she ponders the same existential items as me and, judging by his sig line, MarkSJohnson.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Deals thread - 02/04/13 05:31 PM

ugh, The Ultimate Matrix Collection is on sale at Frys for 25 bucks. I already own this on DVD but sure would be nice to have in HD. I hate rebuying things like this thou. grrrr
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 02/12/13 02:21 PM

Farscape, the complete series Blu-ray is $58.99 at Amazon today.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 02/12/13 02:22 PM

Nice find!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 02/12/13 03:11 PM

I already bagged it from the past.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 02/12/13 04:30 PM

Like, time travel? Cool.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 02/26/13 09:18 AM

Amazon has 20 MP3 albums for $1.99 each in today's Gold Box Deal.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: Deals thread - 02/26/13 02:33 PM

I noticed Band of Brothers is over half off on Amazon.ca.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 03/18/13 03:24 PM

The Yamaha RX-V573 , a 7.1 channel network AV receiver, is $299.95 as Amazon's Deal of the Day. List is $549.95 and the usual Amazon price is $419.95 .

"Experience the power of a 7.1-channel network receiver with Apple Airplay, 4K Ultra HD pass-through, and a free controller app for Apple and Android devices. Plus, Zone B output capability allows the receiver to send two-channel sound to a second zone."
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 06:39 AM

Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day is the complete Star Trek Collection for those of you who might be interested.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 07:17 AM

Why is the DVD version's publish date 2 years later? Are these all remastered?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 08:26 AM

OK, read reviews, not asking stupid questions again.

I would do this, but only for the BR ones. And since I don't have a BRP, it's kinda silly.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 08:31 AM

But it would be an investment! Then you could justify a B-D player!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 09:33 AM

I checked my box, and it has the picture of the 2009 one.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 12:38 PM

Yes, but I want my new table saw fence more than a BD player.
Posted by: Socketman

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 01:45 PM

Ken, i have an older (by todays standards) Sony BDP S350 and i replaced it with an oppo and i can not see the difference between the 2 or them on a 60inch plasma . The oppo does play sacd's and it upscales dvd to near BD quallity. i bought a BD player for my parents on sale at bestbuy for around 75 and they love it. So you could probly afford both,but then you would have to buy more blurays ,which means no fence. lol
I have become a bluray snob now,

Richard
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 02:01 PM

Oh, I'm totally going to get the $90 Sony that other people have liked on the boards. I just limit my spending on personal toys to a large extent, so my budget is small.
Posted by: Socketman

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 02:18 PM

I havent bought anything other than a couple vinyl LP's since christmas and it takes alot of restraint . Like a junky goin cold turkey lol.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 02:38 PM

KenC:

I've been playing both DVDs & Blu Rays from my BDP-S590 on my new Sony KDL55HX850. Absolutely stunning PQ & audio performance. Upscaling 'The Wild, Wild West' DVD produced visuals that were indistinguishable from BD to my eye.

Haven't tried 3D though - not much in to it.

If they are still available, the S590 is a great buy.

TAM
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/04/13 02:40 PM

I think it was the S590 was the one I was looking at.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 04/05/13 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
I think it was the S590 was the one I was looking for.


Neither were the droids.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/05/13 08:11 AM

KAAAAAAAAAAAAHN!
Posted by: INANE

Re: Deals thread - 04/05/13 10:56 AM

Borderlands 2 & Season Pass for 25 bucks
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 04/09/13 08:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
KAAAAAAAAAAAAHN!


Were you just adding substance or answering my signature?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 04/09/13 09:30 AM

Either way.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 05/13/13 05:23 AM

Woot has an outdoor projection screen for $120 today.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 05/26/13 09:13 AM

One of Amazon's best deals is the 4 Die Hard blu-ray set for $25. I ordered mine today.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Deals thread - 05/26/13 10:19 PM

27% off Memorial Day sale through Wednesday on all factory refurbished items at Shop Onkyo. Particularly outstanding is the Onkyo 818 , which is available for $500 shipped for those registering for "Club Onkyo", getting the Club price, 27% off and $10 credit for registering.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 05/27/13 12:54 AM

I registered and it only drops $50 down to $699 for the 818, so then I looked around and you need the sale promo code of 'MMRL' to get the discount. Drops it down to the $500.27 price. Nice. I have a co-worker that I am trying to get to buy an Axiom setup and the 818. I will have to pass along the deal.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Deals thread - 05/27/13 11:13 PM

Just checked, and apparently the terrific 818 deal is sold out. Hope one of us got one.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 07/03/13 01:34 PM

Stargate fans, the complete series blu-ray box sets of SG-1 and Atlantis are $55 each as the Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day:

http://amzn.to/Stargate
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 07/04/13 01:38 AM

I love Stargate, but the amount of time I would spend just watching all of the episodes again would take forever.

Oh, I know Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex) and oddly enough, it was myself and 2 others from the place I used to work that talked to his mom about encouraging him to take on the role on Stargate Atlantis. We used to all work together in Des Moines, Iowa (his mom and the 2 other guys and myself that is.)

He is very close to his mom, and overall a decent guy. Sure, not without some of his more recent "stardom" attitude that he developed after his role as Conan, and was accented a little more with Game of Thrones.

Anyway, just a side story about Stargate.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/13 07:56 AM

The Alien Anthology is today's Amazon Deal of the Day. All four Blu-Ray movies plus a bunch of extras for $20.

I just bought it. So I can get around to watching the movies in 3 or 4 years! smile
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/13 08:43 PM

Mark, I'll keep my fingers crossed that they offer "The Godfather" as tomorrow's deal.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/13 08:47 PM

I bought it already. It was a deal I couldn't refuse.

Haven't opened the packaging yet, but still. smile
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 07/09/13 09:20 PM

Don't be a horses head, Mark! open it!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 07/10/13 09:39 AM

HMV has the Beatles Remasters at 2 for $20 on their summer sale.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 07/30/13 08:05 AM

Amazon has the B-D box set of the Star Trek Next Gen movies on sale today.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 07/30/13 08:19 AM

Pity there was only one good one.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Deals thread - 07/30/13 08:54 AM

I already got.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Deals thread - 07/30/13 09:20 AM

What, you didn't like Insurr-disapointment?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Deals thread - 07/30/13 10:07 AM

You're just trying to make me rant.

And actually, Neme-complete-destruction-of-the-series was worse.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Deals thread - 08/10/13 12:50 PM

Nothing in the 'Auction' section over the last couple of days. First time that I've seen that.

Is it going away?

TAM
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Deals thread - 08/13/13 01:01 PM

Auction is back with lots of product...

TAM
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 11/17/13 08:47 AM

I combined targets buy two get. One video game free deal with a 30% off buy two video game coupon and got 3 new PS4 games for $90 after tax!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/13 06:51 AM

Amazon is offering a $400 credit with the purchase of a Denon 4000 Receiver.

I'm bummed that I'm tapped out at the moment.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/13 09:23 AM

My understanding was that Tom was going to buy you that for Christmas. No worries, Mark.

Yesterday, for a short time, Amazon had all 8 Harry Potter movies on blu ray for $14(box set). Couldn't make up my mind on it, 'cause I don't really like the franchise...price shot up to $39 then 50 sumthing moments later. Pass.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/13 10:52 AM

Oh, thanks for letting me know, Adrian!

Tom, you're such a generous guy!

Boy, things have been miserable and I've been feeling despondent and suicidal. But knowing that you're sending me that, Tom....I dunno....it's like you've given me hope to live on!

I've had SO many disappointments lately! I don't think I could take one more!

I'll be watching for a delivery truck!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Deals thread - 12/03/13 12:56 PM

I'm there for you, buddy, and will send the tracking number as soon as I ship it.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/24/13 09:39 PM

Now is the time to buy tables for Pinball FX 2 on Steam. Most are 75% off. Only the most recent is full price. If it's not a glitch, two of the tables are 1 cent apiece. Ms. Splosion Man and Star Wars: Balance of the Force.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 12/24/13 09:46 PM

I find a lot of good deals on these forums, specifically for video games but the have a bluray section too:

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/?app=forums
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Deals thread - 12/24/13 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I'm there for you, buddy, and will send the tracking number as soon as I ship it.


Mark said he still hasn't received a tracking number and wants to know where to file a complaint.
smile
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Deals thread - 12/24/13 10:21 PM

Originally Posted By: JohnK
27% off Memorial Day sale through Wednesday on all factory refurbished items at Shop Onkyo. Particularly outstanding is the Onkyo 818 , which is available for $500 shipped for those registering for "Club Onkyo", getting the Club price, 27% off and $10 credit for registering.

Considering that i don't yet have Bluray, and would need a new TV, new receiver and then a Bluray player....

I'll have to start somewhere this year.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/28/13 04:03 AM

Today's woot! is brought to you by Andrew Welker:

woot! - Mirage OMD-28 Floorstanding Speaker
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 12/28/13 11:08 AM

That is some kind of deal Charles, considering what they were once listed at. If I were living south of the border I'd be bugging the financial officer again...
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 12/28/13 03:19 PM

Yeah, if I had the extra $, I'd be tempted. I've long wanted to hear them, and they look so pretty, at least in the pictures.
Posted by: Socketman

Re: Deals thread - 12/28/13 03:19 PM

Adrian

Rats they don't ship to Canada. Those are damn sexy , even if they don't sound good, I would still buy em smile

Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/14 10:36 AM

Anybody know if these are any good?

Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium Over-Ear Headphones are half off today at Amazon.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/14 11:14 AM

You linked to the wrong headphones.

These are the Deal of the Day ones.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Deals thread - 01/22/14 11:26 AM

Well, it was right at the time - "Due to the high demand the Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium headphones have sold out but we have another great deal for you today."

They just knew how rough you are on headphones, is all.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/14 08:06 AM

I have no idea but I would not buy them just based on thier name.
I know the world is running out of not yet copyrighted labels but "Fidelio" ?? Really ???

I know it's the name of an opera, can't remember who's, but I just can't picture myself saying something like...

"I love to come home, kick back and pump up my Fidelio."
or
"Put Fidelios on your head and and enjoy the soothing realism that only a pair of Fidelios can provide."
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Deals thread - 01/23/14 11:10 PM

Beethoven.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: Deals thread - 01/27/14 10:49 PM

3 silver and 3 black for $50 cash (each), new in box...
http://www.questhifi.com/av4b.html
I'm thinking parts from 3 silver units will hold my PJ at just the right height will all my current and future gear with ease.
The three black units would hold up the towers a little closer to the mid line of the screen.
Local deal I walked in on today, sorry, I just felt like sharing.
I already confirmed I'll take the 3 black units but wasn't thinking about the potential to lift the towers at that time.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/11/14 11:58 AM

Marantz SR7007 at Future Shop for $950 right now.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Deals thread - 03/11/14 12:02 PM

...ends today btw.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/14 06:03 PM

Lorde's Pure Heroine is free on Google Play Music for now. It really is a worthwhile album. I consistently put every track in playlists for work, and I never want to skip over any of them. Pick it up while it's $0.00.

Lorde - Pure Heroine
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/14 06:37 PM

Post deleted by me.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/14 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Post deleted by me.


I felt the burn.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/14 11:21 PM

So like most of the owners, we got a nice email today... So it got me thinking... Maybe now is the time to prep for Dolby Atmos by replacing my four QS8s (two from December 2004, and two from just about 3 years ago) for four M3s to get away from the (awesome) quad-polar design and into the direct radiating surround speakers that Atmos really needs.

So I started messing around with numbers...

If I trade in all 4 QS8s (not cheap speakers) AND my VP150 from December 2004, with all replacement shipping boxes and shipping labels, it would cost me $1.30 to get a single pair of M3s...

Then I would just have to get a second pair of M3s and a $3.50 RCA adapter (to get over $500) and I could use the $250 coupon.

That would get me to what I need for $252.80, but boy that seems like I am sending back a LOT of expensive speakers AND still having to pay a small chunk of money to end up with less complex/expensive speakers than I started with.

I also have a $60 referral credit that I've been sitting on for a while, but I don't know if I could use that too.

IF ANYONE FROM AXIOM READS THIS, WORK WITH ME PRETTY PLEASE.
$192.80 is at least a little better for a "lesser," but still great set of speakers to be used as surrounds.

Maybe I should go up into my attic tomorrow and see if I still have my latest QS8 boxes. That would at least save me $30 more.
Posted by: CV

Re: Deals thread - 11/19/14 11:34 PM

I love the sound of numbers crunching.