Barnes & Noble in-store Bl. Fri. music deals?

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by Black Elk, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. I was just at my local B&N and can confirm it’s the B&N exclusive edition. And I purchased it ;) Along with Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure and Springsteen’s Devils & Dust (both also at 50% off). The Springsteen is a bit of a blind buy but for the price it’s worth the risk.
     
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  2. DLD

    DLD Senior Member

    Location:
    Dallas, Tx
    Stopped by one of their Plano (Dallas burb) locations, nothing on sale, 11:00 a.m. this (Friday) morning.
     
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  3. breakingglass

    breakingglass Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta
    My Atlanta Buckhead B&N had a small segregated selection marked at 50% off, maybe 50 records. Nothing of interest to me.
     
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  4. fmfxray373

    fmfxray373 Avatar Of Aspersions

    Location:
    san diego
    No Line On The Horizon is a no brainer if your store has a copy left. I bought the clear vinyl two years ago...I imagine the black vinyl is good also.
     
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  5. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I think it may be the clear vinyl that we have in the store - not the black vinyl unfortunately. I will see if the black vinyl is available when I get to work...
     
  6. hyde park

    hyde park Forum Resident

    Location:
    Flossmoor, IL, USA
    My clear copy of No Line on the Horizon sounds great.
     
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  7. black sheriff

    black sheriff Magic City

    Drove over to my local B&N last night. I picked up a couple of records that I had put back last time. Music section looked the same as the prior 50% sale, minus a few more titles. The racks are getting pretty empty. I also grabbed the latest issue of Songlines magazine on the way out. Great mag if you like World music.
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  8. rogertheshrubber

    rogertheshrubber Forum Resident

    Location:
    Freehold, NJ, USA!
    Wow - two discs that I definitely would've grabbed, really like that Gregg Allman. Nothing at all worthwhile in my local NJ store - usual recent Springsteen LPs
     
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  9. U2Achtung1

    U2Achtung1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York
    Has anyone picked up Wonderful Wonderful by The Killers?

    Curious how the pressing sounds. It's included in the sale.
     
  10. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cohoes, NY USA
    Neil Young’s Return to Greendale was not half off at my local store but Colorado was.

    Thanks to Jspmike!
     
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  11. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    That's really strange that they did not have "Return To Greendale" at 50% off. I checked that one myself been as it's a box set. I don't think it's sold just yet- it looks like a nice set.
     
  12. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    I picked this up online over a year ago for about $8.00. No red flags noted upon first listen but it is by far not the first Killers I go to when reaching for one of their albums to listen to.

    Here is what I picked up in the sale. Nothing that wasn't there previously but for $12+ per album, these were worthwhile to me.

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  13. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cohoes, NY USA
    Hm, the one I saw was an LP set but not a box set. I noticed the CDs were 30% off and thought about asking them to mark down the Young Shakespeare box set; had to control myself, though.
     
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  14. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    The "Return To Greendale" set that I marked down is the one which contains 2 cd's, 2 records, 1 blu-ray and a DVD. It's was $99.99 but in the sale I marked it down to $49.99. I will triple check when I go to work tomorrow (I'd double checked it the other day!).

    As regards to the CD sale they seem to have been recently classing CD sets that contain one vinyl record in them as "vinyl" in the computer system to avoid offering them in the CD sale. I'd been hoping to get Stone Temple Pilots "Tiny Music" set in the sale but unfortunately it was not included. I will wait for the next coupon...
     
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  15. @Jspmike have you heard of any plans in the downsizing of the B&N vinyl offerings in-store? Of the B&N stores I visit it seems the stock has been going down and not replenished much. One store I go to is relocating and a manager told me that the store’s selection of merchandise would remain the same except for the vinyl which is being substantially downsized (the move to the new location is happening so as to conform to the new B&N layout/design).
     
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  16. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I have fortunately not heard anything about the vinyl being downsized (and fingers crossed it won't be). It's a good seller in our store although anything that I bring into the store needs to sell as unlike CD's and DVD's we cannot return vinyl. Unless a manager is really on top of their game or an employee is really dedicated then I sometimes wonder if the music department is just an afterthought. The reason why my store is well stocked is because I'm constantly shortlisting throughout my shifts. With demand being so high, pressing factory's running behind, global pandemic etc... it has been a lot more difficult to get everything we want into the store. For example, we've been out of stock of Nirvana's "Nevermind" for the last several months (as soon as I spot that back in the warehouse I'm going to get a load in!). I'm hoping that it is these issues that are affecting stock levels rather than a decision to downsize.
     
  17. Radical347

    Radical347 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I hit up 3 Barnes & Noble yesterday and picked these up, all 16 @ 50% off came to $240 including tax. (Some have a 25% off sticker, but were 50% off because one of the stores had a sign that said "all records marked as 25% off are 50% off from 8/13-8/16")

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  18. U2Achtung1

    U2Achtung1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York
    Anyone see anything about when this ends?

    And has anyone picked up Memphis Rock and Soul by Melissa Etheridge? I'd buy Medicine Show, though it didn't have a sticker at mine.
     
  19. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Going from memory I think it finishes on September 6th (the albums will then go to 25% off). I'd get somebody in the store to double check the price on "Medicine Show". The Barnes & Noble Exclusive version is definitely part of the sale in my store.
     
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  20. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I was able to order the following albums back into my store so they are still available in the 50% off sale -

    The Cars - Heartbeat City
    The Cars - Panorama
    The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
    Led Zeppelin - Coda
    John Mellencamp - Scarecrow
    John Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee
    Love - Love (Music On Vinyl version)
     
  21. U2Achtung1

    U2Achtung1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York
    Picked up:

    U2 - Best of 1990-2000
    Pearl Jam - Yield
    Roxette - Look Sharp! (Barnes Exclusive)
    Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show (Barnes Exclusive)
    Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin' (Barnes Exclusive)
    Of Monsters & Men - Fever Dream
     
  22. Radical347

    Radical347 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I picked this up during the sale. Tbh, I (unfortunately) find the sound quality on this one pretty bad.
     
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