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#551 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:49 am

It's true they are no longer offering free shipping for large purchases.

Looks like the sweet spot (for US customers anyway) is to purchase single titles in batches of four. After that point, the shipping jumps from £2.25 to £7.50.

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#552 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:50 am

It sounds like posts about the Arrow webstore no longer belong in this thread!

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#553 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:00 pm

I mean, I just placed two orders for four titles each and paid £74.50 (including shipping) against a total RRP of £185, which comes to about 60% off.

Also, Blue Dahlia for £7.50 is "limited availability," so act fast on that one.

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#554 Post by TMDaines » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:04 pm

Overseas customers, people across the Atlantic especially, come across as soon as so entitled in these threads from UK labels. Wake me up when any of the boutique US labels offer any sort of reasonable offer for their fans in the UK and Europe.

£2.25 for postage from the US to the UK for four of those new-at-£7.50 titles is an incredible bargain. It was £2 for postage to me in the UK!

This Arrow sale is still great. Just because Arrow were ridiculously generous in the past, it doesn't mean they are stopping make good offers now.

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#555 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm

Another note: It looks like there's a £7.50 shipping charge for every two boxsets--in other words, the charge is the same for one or two boxsets, though it doubles if you add a third. So try to order single items in batches of four and boxsets in batches of two to minimize your shipping costs.

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#556 Post by Drucker » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:19 pm

TMDaines wrote:Overseas customers, people across the Atlantic especially, come across as soon as so entitled in these threads from UK labels. Wake me up when any of the boutique US labels offer any sort of reasonable offer for their fans in the UK and Europe.

£2.25 for postage from the US to the UK for four of those new-at-£7.50 titles is an incredible bargain. It was £2 for postage to me in the UK!

This Arrow sale is still great. Just because Arrow were ridiculously generous in the past, it doesn't mean they are stopping make good offers now.
Seriously. I imagine there was a time when Arrow needed to encourage people to spend £50 in their store. Now you can't stop us. Good for them.

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#557 Post by rwaits » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:25 pm

swo17 wrote:Another note: It looks like there's a £7.50 shipping charge for every two boxsets--in other words, the charge is the same for one or two boxsets, though it doubles if you add a third. So try to order single items in batches of four and boxsets in batches of two to minimize your shipping costs.
Thanks for the info. I had several boxes and many more single titles. Shipping was nearly 30 pounds!

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#558 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:30 pm

US buyer, here. I just spend $138 for 10 titles, one of which is newly released (Derpartures was only £7.50?), and with tracked shipping to boot. I feel pretty good about my purchase, and will continue to participate in Arrow sales.

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#559 Post by fdm » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:04 pm

Any indication on exactly when this sale ends? I see it says 2017/2018, so that at least seems to fit in with my preference to hold off until January. But until when in January?

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#560 Post by neilist » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:31 pm

fdm wrote:Any indication on exactly when this sale ends? I see it says 2017/2018, so that at least seems to fit in with my preference to hold off until January. But until when in January?
The Sale FAQs section of their FAQs page says it runs from 'from Midday Friday December 14th 2017 through to Midday Friday January 12th 2018'.

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#561 Post by Finch » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Story of Sin not included in this sale again. Ah well, next year perhaps.

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#562 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:09 pm

Finch wrote:Story of Sin not included in this sale again. Ah well, next year perhaps.
:-k It's one of the best deals available at 70% off.

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#563 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:27 pm

This is a pretty damn good sale - a lot of titles I bought from past sales are now even cheaper, even when factoring in the shipping (The Long Goodbye and Time Bandits to name two). If my past hauls hadn't been so big, I definitely would be splurging now. Unfortunately the three titles I had my eye on aren't such a catch this time around. The Rohmer set is still 80 quid. Matinee is tempting, but I will probably hold out for Shout Factory's upcoming release, which has more extras. And Waking Life for some odd reason isn't marked down so heavily like it was in past sales.

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#564 Post by perkizitore » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:26 pm

swo17 wrote:It's true they are no longer offering free shipping for large purchases.

Looks like the sweet spot (for US customers anyway) is to purchase single titles in batches of four. After that point, the shipping jumps from £2.25 to £7.50.
It's similar for Europe too, for 4 titles shipping is 1.85 then it jumps to 5.50! I ordered exactly 8 items, so I am actually tempted to cancel and reorder again! :P
Another annoying thing is that you cannot see which items on your wishlist are discounted, you have to go through them one by one or just use the sale page!

Also found this on their site:
'Q. Will I get Reward Points for Sales items?
A. No, we have removed Reward Points from being awarded on Sales items through this sale. The double points awarded on previous sales was a website glitch we were unable to fix, and this has now been addressed in this new site. We have looked to keep prices as low as possible to balance this, and you will still get Reward Points on all non-Sale items ordered during this period.'

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#565 Post by Telstar » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:40 pm

swo17 wrote:I mean, I just placed two orders for four titles each and paid £74.50 (including shipping) against a total RRP of £185, which comes to about 60% off.

Also, Blue Dahlia for £7.50 is "limited availability," so act fast on that one.
Blue Dahlia is no longer available.

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#566 Post by Finch » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:27 pm

swo17 wrote:
Finch wrote:Story of Sin not included in this sale again. Ah well, next year perhaps.
:-k It's one of the best deals available at 70% off.
Last time I checked it wasn't in there! Jumping on it now though! Thank you.

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#567 Post by Finch » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:50 pm

Also, I bought The Apartment and their upcoming disc of Cluzot's Inferno the day or so before yesterday. They haven't shipped my copy of The Apartment yet (and some forum members already got theirs ahead of street date) so I'm slightly worried they aren't going to ship mine until Inferno comes out and ship them out together.

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#568 Post by Pepsi » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:20 am

It's similar for Europe too, for 4 titles shipping is 1.85 then it jumps to 5.50!
Good to know afterwards. I also bought 8 titles, and was charged 5,50£.

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#569 Post by swo17 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:41 am

This is actually better in some ways--I used to have to add some things I wouldn't have otherwise ordered just to qualify for the free shipping. Now that pressure is off.

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#570 Post by L.A. » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:06 pm

Ordered Grémillon’s The Love of a Woman and Ophüls’ Le plaisir. Not sure how the latter fares compared to the other Blu(s) but at least it has good extras. Hopefully Becker’s Montparnasse 19 is cheap in the next sale.

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#571 Post by Pepsi » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:48 am

I mean, I just placed two orders for four titles each and paid £74.50 (including shipping) against a total RRP of £185, which comes to about 60% off.

Also, Blue Dahlia for £7.50 is "limited availability," so act fast on that one.
Blue Dahlia is no longer available.
Blue Dahlia again in stock (18/12)


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#573 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:31 pm

Goddamn it, the Jacques Rivette set is included in that general sale listing for $49.99 ($37.50 with the 25% off coupon), but when you go to the actual page, it's only "available through our marketplace sellers and in stores."

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#574 Post by domino harvey » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:43 pm

That just means it's sold out. Could come back in stock

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#575 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:47 pm

domino harvey wrote:That just means it's sold out. Could come back in stock
Ah, got it, thanks! Hopefully this or Twin Peaks: Return will be available again before the sale ends.

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