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Milestone's Dog Days of Summer Sale!

Unread post by milefilms » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:03 pm

Announcing Milestone’s
“Dog Days of Summer” Sale!

Does August 2017 have you dog tired? Whether it is the heat, the news, or just the end-of-summer blues, why not banish those doldrums with a few timeless cinema masterpieces?

During Milestone’s sale, many of our most popular DVDs are just $10–$15 and select Blu-rays are selling for $20!

Check it out now — the sale starts Monday August 7 and ends Monday August 21.

Browse Our Summer Sale at https://milestonefilms.com/collections/ ... mer-sale-1
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Unread post by Mark Zimmer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:57 am

Lots of great silent discs for ten lousy bucks, plus I can fill in volumes of Early Russian Film I was missing. Nice.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:50 pm

Mark Zimmer wrote:Lots of great silent discs for ten lousy bucks, plus I can fill in volumes of Early Russian Film I was missing. Nice.
Yesterday I ordered the complete set for $100. I already had two of the volumes in the set, but it was actually cheaper to order the whole thing than to order the other eight volumes separately.

But now I'm a little pissed. Milestone's publicity says shipping is free to Canada if the order is $100 or more. Apparently they mean $100.01 or more, because I'm getting dinged $30+ for shipping.

Jim

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Unread post by WaverBoy » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:48 am

Just ordered THE BLOT, Hitchcock's wartime propaganda shorts, and Films of Evgeni Bauer. Thanks for the hot tip!
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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:56 am

Thanks!!

I just ordered "Cut to the Chase: The Charley Chase Comedy Collection" and "Mad Love: The Films of Evgeni Bauer."

$10 each plus $4 shipping :)
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Unread post by Battra92 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:08 am

Ouch, I just bought a couple discs from there last week. :-/ Oh well. At least now I can buy the ones I was on the fence about. I'm noticing some of these are getting difficult to find at the normal places I buy discs from.

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Unread post by Rick Lanham » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:57 am

Bought the Russian set (which I've always wanted) and Legong.
$8 shipping in US.

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Unread post by bigshot » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:34 am

The trailer for that Cuban DVD is incredible!

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Unread post by Gaucho » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:30 pm

So Milestone doesn't have a free shipping minimum?

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Unread post by Rick Lanham » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:37 pm

Gaucho wrote:So Milestone doesn't have a free shipping minimum?
Not that I could find.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:41 am

Gaucho wrote:So Milestone doesn't have a free shipping minimum?
Yes, they do. I forget what the American minimum is, but for Canada it is $100, as I mentioned in my previous post.

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Unread post by milefilms » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:04 am

Sorry, Jim, but that shipping minimum must be a mistake from using a much earlier time. Do you know where we say that so I can correct it? Unfortunately, shipping to Canada has more than tripled in the last few years and we had to stop that. We did add UPS Ground at a Canadian buyer's request, which in many cases has lowered the cost.

Please understand everybody, that at $10 each, our producer or archive gets half of that in most cases, so if we gave free shipping, we'd be close to losing money on these.
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Unread post by Battra92 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:09 am

It's a tough world out there to make a buck in, especially selling niche products out there. I will say that my order shipped really quickly and the shipping charges weren't outrageous.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:45 pm

milefilms wrote:Sorry, Jim, but that shipping minimum must be a mistake from using a much earlier time. Do you know where we say that so I can correct it? Unfortunately, shipping to Canada has more than tripled in the last few years and we had to stop that. We did add UPS Ground at a Canadian buyer's request, which in many cases has lowered the cost.

Please understand everybody, that at $10 each, our producer or archive gets half of that in most cases, so if we gave free shipping, we'd be close to losing money on these.
Hi Dennis,

It shows up as you work through the checkout. If I remember correctly, it's stated near the top left of the page, possibly the payment method page or the shipping address page. I noticed that in spite of it being there, the discount didn't get applied when I completed the shipping page. (Sorry if this is too vague but I don't have time to do a dry run through the process right now!)

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Unread post by JFK » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:35 pm

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:52 am

My shipment was delivered last night (yes, last night!) and I had to pay the shipping fees COD. They came to more to $58!!!

No blame on you, Dennis. I know it's the Post Office.

These international postal fees ought to be on the table for the NAFTA talks this week!

Jim

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Unread post by Rick Lanham » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:33 am

Jim Roots wrote:My shipment was delivered last night (yes, last night!) and I had to pay the shipping fees COD. They came to more to $58!!!

No blame on you, Dennis. I know it's the Post Office.

These international postal fees ought to be on the table for the NAFTA talks this week!

Jim
SHH! If you get it noticed, they'll add the fees in the US too!!

My Milestone package arrived yesterday in fine shape. I only had to say "Hi" to the postman, no extra fees.

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Unread post by TheyHadFaces » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:00 pm

Ugh. Missed this sale. :cry:

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Unread post by milefilms » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:36 am

If you missed the sale and didn't know about it, the best way to find out is by signing up for our private (never shared) email list. The link is here: https://milestonefilms.us3.list-manage. ... f30d1906e2

The other way is to expect it in the summer when we have our interns and our son home. Amy and I can't do this ourselves. The good news is that we are donating a dollar from every sale from August 1 through the rest of the year to the Southern Poverty Law Center and we're about to send our first check out. That makes us very happy. :D
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