Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by elsanto, Jul 3, 2019.
Well forget this one!!!
15% off in-stock items code: HATTER
Feel like there's still more weirdness going on with the bin, cause there's lots of stuff in there that either used to be discounted and is back to full price, never was discounted, or is only 25-40% off. The % Off Music sale links are the better bet at this point, but it's worth keeping an eye on the next few days.
Yeah, this for sure happens from time to time and usually straightens itself out. Again, probably worth checking Pop Market to see the accurate (or close to it) Clearance pricing, especially on the heavy stuff with the shipping upcharge. It’s almost always properly discounted over on PM but for some reason there is a glitch on DD...
The Sayer Hollywood box arrived, for $4 this was pretty sweet!
Great deal on a Criterion Boxset, if you're OK with it being a DVD and the original pressing.
I Am Curious (Criterion Collection) Black & White, Subtitled on DeepDiscount
Yes these were an absolute steal! I already had the first set from a previous bin raid...nowhere near $4 though...and to complete the trilogy for another $8 is madness! There's a lot of great tunes in these sets and they were well done.
It probably has an autographed photo too. My copy of the London Years box did.
I didn't snag Leo this time, but my Beggars Banquet and Belinda arrived today.
Well, as I'm somewhat new to the Blowout Bin, this past week's flurry of new items was a first for me. And it certainly was a wake up call.
I had no idea the new items would be gobbled up so quickly, literally like piranhas to an animal carcass. Nor did I know that the one big item I ordered (Keane's "Cause & Effect" super deluxe box) that had been on my wish list and that I was deliriously happy about getting at such a good price would end up being canceled. Or that all these other items I saw people posting about would be gone by the time I tried to order them. Or that when there's a big addition of new stuff to the Bin you basically have to be able to put your life on hold & drop everything in order to shop.
So I've spent the past several days wondering what I could have done wrong to be stuck with a refund instead of the item I so deeply desired... Is it because I used a discount code? Or that I ordered it on PopMarket instead of DD, thereby forgoing the extra money they would have received for large item shipping? Or do they honestly just fill orders chronologically as they come in, with no regard to cutting sales off before they run out of stock?
Again, this is all new to me and it's been very discouraging. And I think to myself, "Do I really have to go back to checking the Bin on a daily basis? And will I loose my mind going through 15,000 junk CDs/LPs every day? And is it a worthless endeavor because professional re-sellers will probably get everything before I have a chance?"
Well described, and we've all been there.
When the bin reloads, you have to be lucky in terms of both timing and as you said, being able to drop everything and shop with reckless abandon. I wouldn't get too frustrated, just wait for it to happen again in a few months and we can all celebrate the choice finds and commiserate what we missed out on together.
Yep, that sums it up. Welcome to the group, @samwisefan .
After getting burned by the bin a few times myself, I've found that the best mindset is one of disbelief until you get a shipping confirmation.
In regards to how they decide who gets their order fulfilled, I'll repeat what I've said before:
But who knows the mind of the shark?
Who can predict his ways?
Yes it does! I'm waiting on Belinda myself.
I just keep the bin open on my phone and refresh the page a few times a day. You can see the total number of items in the bin....if it jumps up....get shopping! I also will place an order quickly if there is an item I really want, and then go back and finish ordering other items after.
Yep. And bear in mind, as we’ve said here a billion times: this stock isn’t JUST on DD, it is also on Pop Market and all the other sites they own. So you are fighting not just with folks who watch this thread, or watch DD in general, but all those other sites as well.
We definitely all have missed out on stuff, but I’d venture to say that most of us are overwhelmingly happy with the results of Bin Watching. Some truly fantastic bargains to be had, but you’ll never get them all...
I don’t think, in any case, that using discount codes or anything else factors in though. Sometimes there is literally only one copy and you just need to move fast and be lucky. Sometimes things last for weeks even though a ton of us have ordered it. You just never know.
Who can predict his ways, indeed!!!
Great advice everyone, thanks!
I do appreciate this thread and all of you who participate with buying suggestions, discounts codes, new stock alerts, etc. It's even opened me up to new artists, like The Hotrats album I purchased that I never would have known about if someone hadn't suggested it.
And honestly, it's just nice talking to people who still value physical media. Now if I only had more shelf space...
still want that nitzer ebb set dammit
Oh you had to open that wound!!!!
DAMN IT!!! Me too!!!!
Fear of Missing Out
Like RSD, you have to wait in line and find out later if the store has your selections in stock.
I look at it like a $1 scratch off lottery, gotta just have fun with it and if it ships its a great feeling. But if it gets cancelled, oh well. I don't get too worked up as I look at this and RSD purchases as just good clean fun... the community here has done a wonderful job of sharing some excellent finds to add to the fun... works for me anyway
This looks like a pretty good value if you like jazz and need something cheap to put an order over the top for free shipping.
A $3.99 3 CD John Contrane release:
Various Artists John Coltrane & Friends - Sideman: Trane's / Various on DeepDiscount
I picked this up over the weekend and it is enroute. Three CDs and a 34 page book for $3.99. Here's some more detail from the AllMusic 4 Star Review: "The 2014 John Coltrane anthology Sideman: Trane's Blue Note Sessions compiles cuts the influential saxophonist appeared on for other artists' various Blue Note albums. These are sides Coltrane recorded in 1956-1957, before he was the innovative giant he would become in the '60s. During this time, he was a working member of trumpeter Miles Davis' quintet, and an occasionally featured player with pianist Thelonious Monk. Here, however, Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall has brought together cuts Coltrane recorded for album sessions with three heavy-hitting artists, pianist Sonny Clark, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonist Johnny Griffin, with tracks culled from such albums as Clark's 1959 date Sonny's Crib, Chambers' 1956 and 1957 albums Chambers' Music and Whims of Chambers, and Griffin's 1957 classic A Blowin' Session. This is a three-disc set, presented in the original mono audio, and accompanied by a 34-page liner note booklet. While these tracks have been anthologized elsewhere, Sideman: Trane's Blue Note Sessions marks the first time all of Coltrane's recordings as a hired gun for the storied jazz label have been collected in one place; that alone makes this a welcome addition to Coltrane's catalog, not to mention a fascinating portrait of the saxophonist on the verge of his most transformative period."
Excellent contribution @Suedebelly. Makes it even more of a no-brainer purchase. I ordered something and needed this to get the free shipping. Effectively $3.39 with the discount, I'm surprised there are any remaining!
I have all those Blue Note albums already but damn, I’m probably going to grab one for $3.99 because that’s ridiculous.
Thank you! I generally do not buy CDs, but I made an exception for this one. Even with $1.99 shipping plus tax it was under $6 (oh, with the HATTER discount).
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