Amazon is kicking off "Cyber Monday" with an early-bird Lightning Deal, comprised of three Blu-ray titles: Dollhouse: Season One for $9.99 (86% off MSRP); Home Alone Collection for $14.99 (63% off MSRP); and Alice (2009 Miniseries) for $7.99. This deal expires at 8:40 a.m. PST, or when stock runs out.
if I look with the "Collections" feature of the Home Alone Collection on blu-ray.com, 17 members have this title in the "Ordered" section none of these where there yesterday... so I'm assuming 17 members of blu-ray.com got their copies from this deal... and probably more, since not everyone updates their collection instantly...
I picked up the Home Alone collection. I ordered it the second it went live at 8:40 am pst. It did not appear to immediately sell out for me as I watched it slowly fill up to 100% claimed and it took 12 minutes by the time listed on Amazon. Maybe they reserve a certain number of copies for different geographical areas? Not sure how Amazon is doing their lightning deals this year.
Yeah, Amazon sucks when it comes to the quantity of some of these lightning deals. I don't know how many they put up for sale, but it's not many. Too bad every lightning deal doesn't have a minimum quantity of 5,000 (or whatever) available. I thought there'd be a run on "Dollhouse" (cult fave), so I got that one first. When I tried to do "Home Alone" I was waitlisted. I got in on "BTTF," but lots of people didn't. It's too much like a radion station call-in contest. They should either have a minimum quantity or a minimum time during which they'll honor that price (even if the item is backordered).
I love Costco, but finding movies/tv shows in stock at specific Costco wharehouses is completely unpredictable. It may work if you're lucky enough to live where there are a bunch of wharehouses nearby (Chicago has 13 or 14), but there's only 1 in my state (250 miles away). The one I hit is 115 miles away, and it's 1 of only 2 in WI.
I got Dollhouse and Alice. Alice was 100% claimed within 5 minutes, Dollhouse only made it to like 70 something I think. I was surprised Alice sold so many to be honest. maybe they didn't have as many?