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Barnes & Noble 50% Off Vinyl Sale

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by Vinyljunkie22, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Flatbubba

    Flatbubba Active Member

    Location:
    San Marcos CA
    Trying to find a store that has the Faces 1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance box set in stock. Found one according to the b&n site in NY but called and they said they didn't have it.
     
  2. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Fantastic!!! I've been ringing stores in Texas and California most days I work to get vinyl! So glad you were able to get a result!!!
     
  3. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I'm guessing the place you tried was the Country Glen Center. I'm not in work again until Friday but I will give work a call tomorrow and ask them if Barnes & Noble lists it as being in stock in any other location (I've tried looking at different locations on my home computer and not getting a hit).
     
  4. Flatbubba

    Flatbubba Active Member

    Location:
    San Marcos CA
    Yep! Country Glen :). Much obliged! Yeah I tried a ton of cities and that NY store was the only hit.
     
  5. joelee

    joelee Senior Member

    Location:
    Houston
    How do you do a full US search?
    Thanks!
     
  6. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I do not know of a way of doing a full US search on their website. What I have been doing when I have been looking for a particular vinyl is entering major cities such as New York or Los Angeles to see if I get a result. You go to the albums page, click on "Check on Availability at Nearby Stores", then enter a city. You don't get a full list of results but you may have luck doing it this way.

    The Barnes & Noble in store bookmaster system is different. Only booksellers are supposed to use it but quite a lot of us like to be helpful! It automatically gives us a list of stores that should have a particular item in stock. If there is anything in particular you are after that you are struggling to find let me know and I'll tell you which stores should have it in stock.
     
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  7. Dan

    Dan Forum Resident

    Location:
    WNY
    Picked up Jeff Tweedy-Warm and Rosanne Cash-She Remembers Everything.
     
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  8. Flatbubba

    Flatbubba Active Member

    Location:
    San Marcos CA
    Very generous offer. Bob Dylan Side Tracks double LP. Seems to be OOS everywhere.
     
  9. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I called my store today and unfortunately there are no other stores listed as carrying The Faces vinyl box set. Really sorry.
     
  10. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I just sent you a private message on the Bob Dylan. One store is listed as carrying it! Best of luck!
     
  11. Flatbubba

    Flatbubba Active Member

    Location:
    San Marcos CA
    All good! Thanks for trying. Much appreciated.
     
  12. Flatbubba

    Flatbubba Active Member

    Location:
    San Marcos CA
    They are no longer carrying it because they are now shipping it to me! Thanks Jspmike!
     
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  13. Flatbubba

    Flatbubba Active Member

    Location:
    San Marcos CA
    All the 50% off stickers at my store include the line "members save an extra 10%" but it doesn't ring up that way, only 50%. But they honor it and have to recalculate the entire order.
     
  14. captouch

    captouch Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Thanks for pointing this shipping option out @Jspmike and @Tjazz

    This worked out really well for me at 3 stores: Stockton, Merced, and Glendora. Stockton charged $3.99 shipping (1 LP), Merced didn't charge shipping (3 LPs), and Glendora charged $5.95 shipping (4 LPs). So inconsistent, but on the average just $3.xx per order, which is totally good with me.

    Do they ship media mail, or via other means? All my orders are coming from within the state, so even if media mail or ground, they probably won't take too long to get here.

    My selections:

    The Smiths: Rank ($15.99)
    Sting: Ten Summoner's Tales ($12.49)
    Beck: Sea Change ($12.49)
    Radiohead: King of Limbs ($11.49)
    Belly: King ($11.49)
    KT Tunstall: KIN - autographed copy ($11.49)
    Lyle Lovett and His Large Band ($9.99)
    Crowded House: Woodface ($12.49)
     
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  15. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    You got some really great records there!!! I've been tempted by most of those myself! I believe most items from my store either gets shipped by UPS or the US postal service. It's really strange how different stores will charge shipping or not. I bought something earlier this year from a store in Gilroy, California and they charged me shipping even though I work for Barnes & Noble and am a member (members get free shipping). I'm still bitter about that! Got the record I was after though!
     
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  16. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Is there a way to filter the results to only show what is in stock? Beyond filtering to a geographical area, it would be nice to drill down beyond that. I’m not looking for a specific title, but only wish to browse the items I can purchase.
     
  17. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I don't know of a way to do this on the website. It would make it a better experience if the website was changed so that you could do this.
     
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  18. captouch

    captouch Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    The best I could do is view 50 pages of 40 titles a page, so 1000 or less than half of the 2000+ titles on sale. Even that was a chore.

    When I found something I was interested in, I checked for store availability in Norcal and Socal and made a list of locations carrying each title of interest. Then, I looked for commonalities in stores and was able to limit my phone order to 3 stores that covered most of what I wanted.

    And the funny thing is I must have been doing enough drilling down and checking store availability that the B&N site thought I was a bot and put me in a time-out saying they detected unusual activity and I could be a malicious entity (or words to that effect). I opened another browser and continued searching. My search was based on sorting by "best sellers", so I saw the 1000 "best selling" titles.

    If I rearranged my sort to another metric like "newest to oldest" and then again by "oldest to newest" (or "A to Z" and then "Z to A"), I guess I could have had visibility to almost all titles. But I already found 8 and am already running out of room to store all my records, so I didn't go through that additional exercise, though I'm sure I could have found another 5-10 if I wanted.
     
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  19. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    That's how I've been exploring the website and I've been put on several time-outs!!!
     
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  20. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress

    Location:
    USA
    I viewed 40 titles per page, High price to Low. Then reversed, Low to High price. Then all titles can be accessed.

    Mike helped me with this, there still might be one available?
    Faces LP First Step (orange) $9.99
    First Step [Opaque Orange Vinyl]
    Palm Cross, TX 956-686-4231
     
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  21. captouch

    captouch Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Yeah, my math apparently sucks. 40 x 50 = 2000, not 1000. So yeah, you can access everything.

    OK, back to my multiplication tables now. . .
     
  22. shnaggletooth

    shnaggletooth Forum Resident

    Location:
    NJ
    Late to this new round of 50%, will check out a local store tomorrow. Surveyed the titles online, and, of course, nothing really available for order.

    Warning: Avoid the Don McLean - American Pie (if you find it). All reissue copies that B&N offers have a significant pressing defect during "Sister Fatima". (I know this because the two copies I ordered from elsewhere after my first purchase had the same exact defect).
     
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  23. captouch

    captouch Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    My first order arrived today, just one day after ordering. It was shipped UPS ground and only had to travel 75 mi or so, which is why it got here so quickly.

    With all the problems USPS is having, hopefully the other two orders come via UPS as well.
     
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  24. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Bought some vinyl today that I'd had manifested from other stores. Here's the ones I got...

    Singles Soundtrack
    Natural Born Killers Soundtrack
    John Fogerty - Blue Moon Swamp
    Soundgarden - Down On the Upside
    Soundgarden - Louder Than Love
    Sigur Ros - Von

    Just finished listening to Down On The Upside Down. Sounds really good!
     
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  25. hobbes4444

    hobbes4444 Forum Addict

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Kudos to jspmike for his assistance in this thread and in PMs. Managed to snag the third Bowie box, New Career in a New Town 1/2 price from a store about 200 miles away. Just called and asked if they would either ship to a local store or go home, and they were happy to ship to my house at no extra charge. Not bad for like a 20lb set!! Just hope they pack well. Picked up Who Can I Be Now? the other day somewhat local to me along with a few other 1/2 price titles. Shopping is fun again :p
     
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