In Canada, December 26 is Boxing Day, sometimes cited as the equivalent to what Black Friday is for their southern neighbours. This year, there are several Blu-ray-related deals during Boxing Day and subsequent days, on Internet and brick-and-mortal retailers. This post compiles those deals.
Please people, do yourself a favor and skip these pathetic sales!! Most of these movies were already at the price point advertised, or can be found on-line for much cheaper ( check out chcanada.com if you haven't already). About 90% of them are terrible blu-ray transfers which will probably end up getting re-released with proper PQ and AQ. So just stay home this boxing day and have another egg nog by the fire, you'll thank me later.
2 for 20 on the James Bond blus seems like a good price... but then is it worth putting up with the crowds of crazy consumers.
Iíve only once ventured out to a Boxing Day sale, and the item I bought was on sale for the same price a week later at Costco. I was up way too early and in line way too long.
A good portion of these releases were at $9.99 two weeks ago. Most of them are not very good transfers anyway, so I don't call that a sale as they are recycling their crap they had on sale a few weeks ago. Another thing ,at Best Buy it says 20% on BD excluding new releases.,why not across the board? New releases are never on sale also here in Montreal. Prices are much better in the U.S.
As another poster said 'pathetic'
nekz, you're totally entitled to your opinion and hopefully you're able to get your hands on a few bargains this boxing day. I've personally been through the insanity of boxing day shopping at any of the retailers listed in this post, and I'm just trying to save everyone the time, gas and nerves required to even get to the tills at these shops. If you have to get in on these deals, do yourself a favor and shop from the comfort of your home on-line.
As an overseas customer in HK frequently ordering dvd from Amazon, I had a very bad experience when I first ordered DVDs from Amazon.ca earlier this year. I received the shipment almost 3 months after I placed my order with them. I have raised this issue to Amazon.ca but they simply told me that it's already stated in the conditions of shipment. In comparison, the services of Amazon.usa are more efficient and flexible. I usually receive their shipment within 10 days after placing the order. So no matter how cheap is the price of the DVDs offered Amazon.ca, I would consider it's better for me to make deal with their brother on the south side.
@skyrider - To single out amazon.ca on a one instance situation is unfair. I've had similar experiences both south of the border and in the U.K., but I still order from them and have not had a likewsie experience since.
@ photograph17- I suppose that depends on what you are looking for. I'm sure there are some great deals to be had for others however.
Received my online B/D flyer from F/S today....the Samsung BD1600 BD player will be on sale for $99.99....minimum 10 units per store. Guess I'll have to get up early on Boxin' Day again (will be picking up my 3rd standalone). Sigh...I was hoping they'd have the Panny BD60 on sale too for around $150....
Best Buy does have X-Men Blu-ray trilogy on for 24.99 for the Boxing Day sale. That's half what I paid a few months ago. If you're in the US, Best Buy Canada won't send to you, just as BB USA won't ship to Canada. The 20% DVD and BD sale is in-store anyway, so if you're near the border it might be worth your while.