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Drucker
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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1101 Post by Drucker » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:04 pm

Do the promo codes have an expiration date?

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#1102 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:51 pm

30% off has been extended through May 31, so all of May’s releases are now eligible

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#1103 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:07 pm

That's cool to have more time, but they were already eligible. You can buy all releases through July at the discounted price on this offer, though assuming B&N has their July sale, I don't know why you would.

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#1104 Post by dws1982 » Wed May 06, 2020 8:31 am

Has anyone had issues with slow shipping from the Criterion Store lately? I placed an order two weeks ago and haven't had any updates about shipping, and the website still shows the order as being prepared for shipment. I know many companies have delayed shipping right now, and I'm fine with that, but they didn't mention anything about delayed shipping when I placed the order. Just wondering if I should send an e-mail, or if there is anyone answering e-mails right now.

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#1105 Post by Ribs » Wed May 06, 2020 9:59 am

Did your order include any recent releases (in particular Grand Budapest?) I think it's possible that it's out of stock right now due to obvious demand but they have still left orders open so people can take advantage of the offer still. I placed an order early last week that included Budapest and haven't heard anything since either.

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#1106 Post by dustybooks » Wed May 06, 2020 10:25 am

It was the same for me, I ordered Grand Budapest plus one other item a few days out from its release and it's still on "being packed for shipment," I assume because they're waiting for stock. It's been listed as "out of stock" several times but always quickly reverts so I think Ribs is probably correct that it's being left that way so that people can still get the 30% deal on it.

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#1107 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 06, 2020 11:56 am

Wow, crazy timing. I just sent off an email about my order as well. All my titles were listed as in stock when I ordered, but if they’re out of stock, they should really just communicate that to us instead of putting our order in a shipping status that makes it look like it’s about to go out the door

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#1108 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed May 06, 2020 1:02 pm

Yeah I'm in the same boat. I realize these are first world problems, but I specifically ordered off their site rather than cheaper on eBay for a few titles because of slightly faster shipping and they will certainly arrive later now (hopefully not two weeks!) - All titles were listed as in-stock when I ordered too.

I need Miranda July in my life right now.

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#1109 Post by Max von Mayerling » Wed May 06, 2020 1:18 pm

Thanks for posting about this. I'm in the same boat. Also ordered Grand Budapest.

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#1110 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 06, 2020 1:19 pm

Since their system is set up to only charge when an item ships but if it is listed as in stock that counts, they’re potentially listing items as in stock when they’re not to get paid. Not that I think Criterion is really kiting packages right now, but evidence of a not well thought out ordering system...

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#1111 Post by Blutarsky » Wed May 06, 2020 4:18 pm

I am currently on a Bresson binge and ordered Mouchette. It said prepared for shipping for two days. Got the tracking number yesterday, however, the tracking number directed me in saying my package was arriving today. Now, I live in California. Unless the Concorde is back in service flying packages from Illinois to California, that makes sense.

I am not complaining. I just find this situation really funny.

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#1112 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 06, 2020 7:48 pm

Just heard back. The Wes Anderson movie is indeed holding things up. They anticipate more stock next week, but they’re not sure exactly when. Everything will ship once that title arrives. You might try writing them if you don’t want to wait, they offered to drop it from my order if I wanted the rest to ship now. (I’m in no rush, I just wanted some clarity on my status)

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#1113 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed May 06, 2020 8:12 pm

I decided to skip that title actually at the last second, so the Miranda July must be holding things up as well - which is kinda awesome if so, because I'm guessing this will be many people's introduction to this masterpiece. If I don't get my copy of that one for a few weeks because a bunch of people are blind-buying it, I'm good with that (while, conversely, I assume pretty much everyone buying the Wes Anderson has seen it already).

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#1114 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 06, 2020 8:22 pm

I bought the July and it wasn’t mentioned as holding things up. You might want to email them (or it could be another title I didn’t order but which you did)

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1115 Post by dustybooks » Wed May 06, 2020 8:31 pm

Thanks for the clarification, domino. I was a little antsy but it'll be a good while before I can make my way through the kevyip to the stuff I bought anyway!

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1116 Post by swo17 » Wed May 06, 2020 8:33 pm

I got the July (and Budapest) from Target's B2G1 a while ago, and you guys are in for a treat when it comes!

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#1117 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 07, 2020 5:59 pm

Criterion just sent out a form email about this delay, presumably everyone who ordered got one

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#1118 Post by Fortisquince » Fri May 08, 2020 1:29 pm

It's on it's way to me, but it took them a bit longer than usual to ship the Koker box set to me. I ordered last Saturday and will receive it this Saturday. A few weeks ago, I ordered the Before Trilogy and got it in two days. I'm in NYC, btw.

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#1119 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 15, 2020 6:29 pm

Has anyone’s order actually shipped? I finally got a shipping number earlier in the week but tracking sez it hasn’t moved past pre-shipment

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#1120 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri May 15, 2020 6:36 pm

I got mine a week ago, though no shipping notice which was weird.. I also didn’t order the Wes Anderson, so

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1121 Post by eastguy » Fri May 15, 2020 7:10 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Has anyone’s order actually shipped? I finally got a shipping number earlier in the week but tracking sez it hasn’t moved past pre-shipment
Yeah. I got the notice Wednesday evening. Tracking number shows it delivering Tuesday. Order included the Anderson and July

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1122 Post by black&huge » Fri May 15, 2020 7:40 pm

I placed an order last thursday for moral tales and great escape, shipped out the next day and arrived two days ago. Had no idea some were having delayed shipments

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1123 Post by dustybooks » Fri May 15, 2020 8:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Has anyone’s order actually shipped? I finally got a shipping number earlier in the week but tracking sez it hasn’t moved past pre-shipment
Same deal here.

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#1124 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 18, 2020 3:20 pm

My order showed up today, and in a box like usual and not the cardboard wraparound packaging BN uses like the last time I ordered from Criterion direct. Hopefully anyone else waiting won't be for long!

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1125 Post by black&huge » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:26 pm

When you make an order that crosses the loyalty threshold does it have to be in stock items that makes it appear sooner or will it still appear if you do preorder items? I thought it may only appear once items ship.

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