Blu-ray Deal: Back to the Future Trilogy, Now Only $14.99 (Expired)
Posted June 13, 2011 04:53 AM by Webmaster
For a limited time, Amazon.com is offering the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Back to the Future Trilogy Blu-ray for $14.99 (81% off its $79.98
MSRP). This price is a whole $10 cheaper than the previous lowest price for the Blu-ray,
which was $24.99. No word on how long Amazon will be running this deal, so act soon
before the price goes back up.
Click here to take advantage of this Blu-ray deal.
Does brick and mortar have a prayer when Amazon can price match anybody at any time? I shall thank Target for this one ("Thanks Target"), as i ponder a future without place's to actually shop. (Kind of like Sears Roebuck back in the day. WAIT!...are WE, time traveling?) "What comes around, goes around". I cannot wait to buy my Amazon House Kit.
Funny how the webmaster has "no word" as to how long this will last. We already know: Thru Saturday. When Target's $14.99 deal expires. (Smart Target shoppers like me who saw it coming thru the Deals forum bought last week at $19.99 for best selection ahead of the rush, and are getting our $5 price adjustments this week. )
At least most of you Amazonians (excluding NY, WA State, etc.) have a slight price advantage over almost anyone who isn't a Target employee, as Amazon included a "free 3-5 day shipping" offer here on top of no tax. (Target's 5% REDcard discount offsets most of the tax where I live, but not all of it; only their employee discount exceeds tax everywhere.)
Incidentally, Amazon has PMed Target on True Grit (2010) & The Fighter as well--though only BTTF & True Grit have "free 3-5 day shipping" offers attached.
It's also been confirmed more or less WHY we're getting all these price slashes on BTTF: Universal is reissuing the trilogy on 8/30 (at "back to the future" prices most places ); its listing at BestBuy.com confirms it's 3-disc (i.e., BD-only--no DCs). Since we're talking Universal here, I'm 99% certain it won't be a new transfer; so even if you see the DCs as coasters, everyone should BUY NOW. (Heck, even if you see BTTF 2 & 3 as coasters, you probably oughta buy now.)
T_T Gahhh, this is what drives me crazy about sales. The value hasn't dropped by $10, but the price has. I'd ask someone to explain that to me, but ultimately it doesn't matter. At least $25 is a good price. And hey, I got the Hot Wheels toy. If only it was worth $10... xD
"Does brick and mortar have a prayer when Amazon can price match anybody at any time?"
I hope so, because with B&M you would never have these low prices because Amazon wouldn't have anyone to match. Also all of your new releases would be between $22.99-$29.99 (Amazons prices before matching B&M stores).
Like many here, I too bought this last week for $24.99. I've been an Amazon customer for forever, have had extremely few customer service issues and have only had to return something once in about 7/8 years.
Any way, I'm telling you all this because for those who bought it last week, I used the "have customer service call me" option and they "went against their policy" to offer me a $10 refund on my Amazon.com card. Might be worth giving it a shot if you bought last week.
@ Blu-runner - And some of us (like me) paid $49.99 for it the day of release! And I am sure there are some poor saps out there who have paid the MSRP of $79.99, although I don't know if the MSRP has ever been full price since the release date on amazon. But oh well, I love this trilogy and never got buyer's remorse for paying 49.99 for it! In fact, I might order 3 more at this price to give away as gifts!
Me:I recently bought the Back to the Future bluray for $24.99 and now it is $14.99 other people have reported getting $10 price adjustments11:10:26 AM
Ankit :Hello, my name is Ankit. I'll be happy to help you with the information related to the price change on the product.11:10:45 AM
Ankit :Let me check the product details for you.11:11:22 AM
Ankit :Thank you for waiting.11:14:28 AM
Ankit :I appreciate your patience.11:14:33 AM
Ankit :I can see that the price has been reduced on the product.11:14:46 AM
Ankit :I am sorry for the disappointment James. We do not offer price match. However, we offered the best price available at that time.11:15:40 AM
Me:It has been reported on numberous sites that people have been given the price match... i can just order it for $14.99 then return the $24.99 order and get the same end result11:16:52 AM
Ankit :I can understand how inconvenient it is for you.11:17:19 AM
Ankit :If you will return this item, then you will be paying for returning the item.11:17:43 AM
Ankit :It will be expensive for you then.11:17:52 AM
Me:i've never paid for a return of an item to amazon before11:18:10 AM
Ankit :Alright James.11:19:04 AM
Ankit :I can understand your concern.11:19:14 AM
Ankit o you want to return the item?
AmishFury that guy is lying, when you want to return a movie Amazon lets you print out a shipping label, just attach that label to an envelope or a small box and drop it off at UPS, Amazon pays for the shipping.
I got a copy from my local BestBuy for $9.99 yesterday. They briefly dropped the price to $14.99 and I also printed out $5 coupon for any movie $14.99 or more on their website. $14.99 is still a great deal anyway!!
Looks like the sales rush was too much for Amazon, just like BB (and even some Targets, though two in my area still had it this morning). Makes those of us who bought it at Target last week for $19.99 to pick out the good copies before the rush, knowing we'd get $5 of that back this week, look VERY smart.
It's done on Amazon. Emailed customer service this morning to see if they could just refund me the difference. She just responded saying that it was $24.99 on their site now and not the $14.99. I just checked and it's back up. There are a couple of Targets I can check. Hopefully they have one.
I checked this morning around 7:30 and it was $14.99. I didn't think they would change it back that quick so I did the customer service thing. I have to stop waiting on these deals and just go for them. Looks like Amazon could only handle that deal for a few hours.
Target has it for $14.99 all week. They are currently sold out at all my local area Target's but I do have a copy on reserve at the lovely (price matching) Best Buy. Just bring the Target ad in and you're good to go...hopefully.
I'm actually sick, so I got off work early (around 9:30). I'm always very worried deals won't last long enough so I try to order as soon as possible. I called a friend up to see if he wanted a copy (so I could get free shipping), and ordered 2. For the first time in my life being sick actually paid off!
Damn it. How did that not make the Blu-ray.com: Top Blu-ray Deals and Price Drops email today? I ordered mine on 08 June @ $24.95, but continue to wait for it to ship from Amazon. Then they offer an even lower price while still not shipping it out, or passing the savings on? That just sucks. I even checked the order status this morning and there was no indication of a price drop like they do if items sit in your cart, or why the continued delay in processing the order. Maybe I'll just cancel and pick it up at Target.
Finally broke down and bought this great Trilogy for just $14.99 - Amazing price that's $5.00 per movie. Though I really love the first movie the other two are watchable. I am glad I held out for this low price!
[Update 14 June] Last night, I sent an email as "feedback" to Amazon customer service. I received a reply this morning saying that I qualified for the price change to $14.99.
I was told the delay in shipping was a result of a continued wait for Kill Bill Vol. 1 on Blu-ray that was also on the order. When I checked yesterday, it was in stock, so I'm guessing they have a backlog of orders.
I appreciate Amazon resolving the issue, but is this process really necessary? If it's true that "We strive for great customer service, and we're happy we were able to help you." they should be proactive, rather than reactive.
PS To the webmasters: I tried appending my previous comment, but it wasn't until I tried to submit it, that I was informed that posts older than 1 hour can't be edited. May I suggest including that info in the
"Tip" below, or informing the user before they try to make the edit?