Deep Discount 15% off until 5/11

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by Marvin, May 9, 2016.

  1. ryanward84

    ryanward84 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Midvale, UT
    Hmm that's what it says on their website.
     
  2. ryanward84

    ryanward84 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Midvale, UT
    I noticed this as well.
     
  3. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Yeah, I just saw it wants tax on my order to Texas now. That's never happened before. Sucks they are doing this now.
     
  4. Except their prices aren't much different than Amazon's prices these days. Amazon can get the CD to me in a couple of days. No, it will definitely be Deepdiscount and the other Alliance outlets adjusting, or they will go out of business.
     
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  5. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    Relating to that point.

    If there is a problem, returning stuff to DD & then getting your $ back (or a replacement), can sometimes (or at least all the time for me) take WEEKS and WEEKS and require you to keep bugging them during all of that to get your $ back. Quite a pain in the azz and not always a simple task. Usually taking far more time & effort than I have to spare.

    However with Amazon, customer service is KING, they are very ez to deal with, and a solution is almost instantaneous in some circumstances.

    If I am not saving around 20% off what I would pay at Amazon I have learned the hard way that it is just not worth the risk buying from DD should there be a problem. I'd rather deal with Amazon unless the price difference makes me feel that it is worth the risk of a possible hassle. So yeah, if their "deep discount" ain't that deep anymore (including the consideration now that they charge me state sales tax thus cutting into what used to be a much better discount) I go with Amazon.
     
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  6. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

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    Anaheim
    In CA, we've been paying sales tax on DD & ImportCDs for as long as I can remember. They still have prices which at times can stomp on Amazon. And the reverse is true sometimes as well. Point is, you can't paint this with such a broad brush just because you have to cough up a little bit of sales tax that you should blame your state for, not DD.

    As for returns, I've had two issues in YEARS of buying from DD/ImportCDs. Both happen to be in the last year. One was an off-center vinyl pressing. Return approved promptly and refund was also prompt upon their receipt of the returned item. The other was a CD which was not as pictured. Same thing, return approved promptly and the refund was timely as well. Your mileage apparently varies although I cannot understand why.
     
  7. rjraphael

    rjraphael Forum Resident

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    Palmdale, CA, USA
    I also had 2 recent returns with no issue with refund. Except that I requested replacement products, but was given a refund even though they emailed me saying they would replace not refund.
     
  8. jamesc

    jamesc Formerly Known as Undertow

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    Dallas, TX
    And then Amazon will be able to charge whatever they want. :)
     
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  9. vinylbuff

    vinylbuff Forum Resident

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    North Port Florida
    Alliance is one step short of being a monopoly, so I imagine you'll see smaller and fewer discounts in the future...… along with sales tax added on, (unless you live in New Hampshire or Delaware)
     
  10. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

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    albany, ny
    Sorry @Vinyl Richie , but you are just plain wrong.

    Amazon, nor any other retailer in the United States "charges" tax. Retailers "collect" tax. The retailer does not make any additional profit on sales tax, the collection of sales tax actually is an expense to the retailer, since they will need to invest in software and/or payroll dollars to ensure compliance in the collection of sales tax, where required by law.
     
  11. The Alliance shops had a competitive advantage over Amazon being able to sell across most of the country without charging sales tax. That disparity is gone. It's now a much more level playing field with Amazon on pricing.
     
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  12. Vinyl Richie

    Vinyl Richie Forum Resident

    Semantics. I am fully aware of the way taxation works. Thank you for being so uptight and proper.
     
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  13. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    Location:
    albany, ny
    If you worked in retail and had to listen to people complain about the items we "charge" sales tax on you'd sing a different tune. A LOT of people have absolutely no idea how tax works. I'm glad you aren't one of them!
     
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  14. lenny nero

    lenny nero down by the ruined bridge

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    east tn, usa
    Got a question about the tax charges, my state's sale tax is 9.5%, but deepdiscount charged me with 7%, what's the reason for the difference?
     
  15. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Location:
    Boise, ID.
    Maybe DeepDiscount only has to collect State, but not local tax?
    • State Tax - The sales tax rate on food is 4%. The general sales tax rate for most tangible personal property and taxable services 7%. A few products and services such as aviation fuel or telecommunication services have different tax rates.
    • State Single Article Rates - 2.75% on any single item sold in excess of $1,600 but not more than $3,200 - see local tax on single articles.
    • Local Tax - set by the local government - see local tax chart.
    Due Dates and Tax Rates
     
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  16. jamesc

    jamesc Formerly Known as Undertow

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    Dallas, TX
    15HEARTS for 15% off through 2/15 at noon CT
     
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  17. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident Thread Starter

    FRANKNFURTER

    15% off thru 4/1
     
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  18. masterbucket

    masterbucket Forum Resident

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    Georgia US
    Keith Richards Talk is Cheap box set 119.00 with discount
     
  19. masterbucket

    masterbucket Forum Resident

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    Georgia US
    Jethro Tull……..Too Old to Rock and Roll booklet set...…$18.22 with discount
     
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  20. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

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    Anaheim
    ^^^ Smokin' deal!


    I think it is also good to note that they have the expanded Heavy Horses box that comes out to $37.04 before tax. Hard to imagine this version remaining in print for too much longer.
     
  21. oldjollymon

    oldjollymon Forum Resident

    Location:
    North Cackalack
    SPRING15
    15% off thru 5/15
     
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  22. Blair G.

    Blair G. Senior Member

    Location:
    Delta, BC, Canada
    No no no.
    I cannot afford this, no way.

    Might as well start filling my cart now LOL
     
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  23. chodad

    chodad Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northern NY
    10% off until 6/7
     
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  24. Blair G.

    Blair G. Senior Member

    Location:
    Delta, BC, Canada
    Must
    Resist
     
  25. The new deal is $5 off a $35 purchase. A little better than the 10% off deal unless you need a large order.
     
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