"Amazon rencently reduced the prices of many popular Blu-ray 3D titles to $14.99. This unannounced sale can expire at any time."
You mean they recently pricematched Best Buy on many popular BD3D titles, and the "unannounced sale" will likely expire when BB's prices return to normal, as these 3D price drops were advertised in Best Buy's weekly flyer and should be good for the dates listed in such.
I'm all for making people aware of the deals, but credit should be given where credit is due. If not for Best Buy and the countless buyers who report lower prices to amazon week in, week out, odds are amazon's prices wouldn't be what they are on MANY titles this week.
There are others at BB that amazon has yet to match, btw, like Harold and Kumar Christmas BD3D.
Thanks for the update.
Unlike SOME people, not all of us (say, living in Korea) can go to Best Buy and/or have knowledge of the fact that Amazon just price matched it.
Once again, it's nice to know. Perhaps even the person who wrote this article was being nice and helpful, unaware that BB is the "source" and needs to "give credit where it's due".
@ KcMsterpce: I wasn't discouraging buying from amazon. I probably spend at least ten times as much at amazon than BB, myself. I was just pointing out that there are more deals on Best Buy that amazon hasn't matched, as I'm sure most BD.com readers are from the US and can take advantage of them, as well as elaborating on the reporters suspicous implication that the prices may be short lived, appearing to encourage a rush to buy rather than due diligence - not that such isn't warranted, as amazon's pricematching is extremely inconsistent and unpredictable, where BB's prices should be good all week.
With very few exceptions, this site doesn't usually pimp any vendor but the one they're affiliated with and thus have financial incentive to do so. Nothing wrong with putting more effort into amazon sales, because they have financial incentive to do so. But, ever seen the movie Miracle on 34th Street? If they are genuinely motivated toward helping their readership find the best deals they shouldn't always advertise exclusively the low prices from the one store they get money from. As to your other comment, I would expect any "professional" journalist to know enough about the industry they're reporting on to be aware where these deals are coming from when it's as obvious as this. But, unlike print media, there are no ethical standards or experience qualifications for online journalism - just put it up fast and delete it later, no verification, no retraction, no correction, no apology, no credibility.
I buy a lot from amazon, but still feel a little guilty sometimes, knowing that, if not for Best Buy and maybe Wal-mart and Target, I'd likely be paying a lot more for all the BDs I buy.
MoulinBlu - Respectable response. If I was in the US, I would scour the shelves at Target, Wal-mart and BB every week (like I used to do), but these days I'm stuck with Amazon. Not necessarily a bad thing; it's better than nothing. I may be "luckier" following this site because they do post a lot of Amazon deals, and I don't often notice the BB discounts because it doesn't apply to me. It's kind of a subliminally filtered search on my part, most likely.
As for this deal: I bought Tin-Tin, The Final Destination and am waiting and waiting for Harold & Kumar Christmas. Been waiting a year haha.
@ashamed - Oh, they mean "Anytime".
Three days ago, I was THAT close to getting Nightmare Before Xmas 3D for $19.99, and by the time I scraped my credit together for a discount, it'd jumped back up to $30 (in time for Black Friday). With Amazon, you go by daily market prices.
Jimmy W - A lot of these are combo packs. So they come with Blu-ray 3D Disc + Blu-Ray Disc + DVD Disc. Also, some are just one disc and one side 3D and the other normal. Be sure to look at the description first before purchasing.
It looks like the Owls of Ga'hoole is just a 3D blu-ray/2D blu-ray pack, so no DVD/Digital copy like it says on the link from here. Still getting it, but thought I would mention it for others interested in the title.
Jimmy W, I haven't gotten my 3D setup yet either, but I'm pretty sure a 3D disc won't work with a 2D setup. However, a lot of these are combo packs with a 3D disc, 2D disc and sometimes a DVD/digital copy disc, at least the ones I've been interested have been. If you're looking to go 3D anyway, you may as will get these, right? I don't think you'll see better prices for a looong time.