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Hastings/GoHastings.com has a 4th of July promo for:

3 FOR $10 USED BOOKS ($29.99 OR LESS) - CODE: LANDOFTHEFREE

B1G2 FREE USED CDS ($29.99 OR LESS) - CODE: INDEPENDENCE

Promotion runs through 7/4.

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#2
dang was hoping 3 for 10 blu rays
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#3
Hahaha right!!!! Whenever I see a ghosting code for CD's I immediately test it on the used blu rays lol
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dang was hoping 3 for 10 blu rays
Same here. lol
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#5
Hastings just declared bankruptcy, buy it while you can
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Hastings just declared bankruptcy, buy it while you can
Yeah that's going to happen when you jack up your prices during "sales". Customers figure that out quick and stop shopping at your stores when they realize the "sales" are normal price, with maybe 10% off if you're lucky.

Maybe....just maybe, running the business honestly instead of pulling douchebag moves like that would make the business viable.

(Also maybe sell the used products for a little more than 10%-20% off of new to start would help.)
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#7
3 used hard covers went from 39 to 15, I'm not complaining.
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Quote from Fadekyn View Post :
Yeah that's going to happen when you jack up your prices during "sales". Customers figure that out quick and stop shopping at your stores when they realize the "sales" are normal price, with maybe 10% off if you're lucky.

Maybe....just maybe, running the business honestly instead of pulling douchebag moves like that would make the business viable.

(Also maybe sell the used products for a little more than 10%-20% off of new to start would help.)
Well u obviously have a bias & an axe to grind (perhaps legitimate-lee for some certain categories / situations), however that is not what killed GH. Poor management understanding / debt leveraging to buy stores & their trade in programs/practices way to generous for customers taking advantage of that to the extreme and the company not being savvy enough to stop it early. And of course frequent & enormous coding errors when starting sales at 12/1AM on Saturday that resulted in them incorrectly sending thousands and thousands of $15 - $150 items (Blu-ray season bundles) out in the mail for $~4+ each).

GH had dynamic pricing, that was affected by several factors including total stock of that item.
At the height of things I had 13 pages in My List and it became clear that items went on and off sale from week to week. If u only focused on a smaller number of items it could appear like oh they were only raising the prices across the board to then put out a code ala Amazon, Kohl's style.

However, with blu-rays for example what they took off sale in one area, they put on sale in another area and codes were frequent. If an item was on sale u could end up getting a better deal with a lower coupon than when it was back at its full used price at 50% off. Things went up & things went down depending on several factors. It was discussed at length on Blu-ray .com. U wouldnt walk into Kohls and get the same deal on a winter coat in October that u would in February... Same with gH. Star Wars is coming out prices go up... half a year later and deals are better.

It is like all things that ebb and flow in life, timing, knowledge, & a littke luck are everything.
In one years time I have built a solid 3D bluray collection from nothing with a lot of help from gH and found many expensive (if buying through marketplaces or ebay), hard to find or oop favorite blurays as well as some very cheap new releases for my collection for a fraction of new or sale pricing.

I'm so sad to see them go. The prospect of wasting 8x more time searching endlessly at pawn shops for insanely over priced 3D & 2D Blu-rays for a few deals compared to gH lower price deals is nauseating.
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People still read Paperback books?
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#10
Good deal, but I couldn't find anything I wanted. They don't have a big selection of used books.

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People still read Paperback books?
I prefer the ones with large diagrams and small writing (such as Thing Explainer and lots of do-it-yourself manuals) in hard copy form.
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GH had dynamic pricing, that was affected by several factors including total stock of that item.
At the height of things I had 13 pages in My List and it became clear that items went on and off sale from week to week. If u only focused on a smaller number of items it could appear like oh they were only raising the prices across the board to then put out a code ala Amazon, Kohl's style.

However, with blu-rays for example what they took off sale in one area, they put on sale in another area and codes were frequent. If an item was on sale u could end up getting a better deal with a lower coupon than when it was back at its full used price at 50% off. Things went up & things went down depending on several factors. It was discussed at length on Blu-ray .com. U wouldnt walk into Kohls and get the same deal on a winter coat in October that u would in February... Same with gH. Star Wars is coming out prices go up... half a year later and deals are better.
Pricing is not dynamic when items sit at one price for upwards of a month. Then a 40% sale comes by and they raise the price of the item the same day of the sale.

An item that was at $20 for 30 days only to jump to $26 for the 40% off sale ends up not being 40% off. What should have ended up being a $12 items ends up being $15.60 and the customer has essentially been swindled out of $3.60. That ends up being nearly a 30% markup from the "sale price" that should have existed.

Customers figured that out fast and sales plummeted. Plain and simple. Are the system mistakes in pricing a problem, sure, but that's a different type of failure that should and could have been addressed with QC reviews of the system.

Bottom line. Customers become alienated when businesses claim they use "dynamic pricing" when they clearly do not. It's the same crap JC Penny pulled with their pricing, and we all saw how that worked out for that company.

I've bought plenty from GoHastings and I still recommend it to people. However, I buy a lot less and warn people about the pricing system, because the sales are not true sales.

Quote from Frontierboy View Post :
People still read Paperback books?
Love em.
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Quote from Bdubslawman View Post :
Well u obviously have a bias & an axe to grind (perhaps legitimate-lee for some certain categories / situations), however that is not what killed GH. Poor management understanding / debt leveraging to buy stores & their trade in programs/practices way to generous for customers taking advantage of that to the extreme and the company not being savvy enough to stop it early. And of course frequent & enormous coding errors when starting sales at 12/1AM on Saturday that resulted in them incorrectly sending thousands and thousands of $15 - $150 items (Blu-ray season bundles) out in the mail for $~4+ each).

GH had dynamic pricing, that was affected by several factors including total stock of that item.
At the height of things I had 13 pages in My List and it became clear that items went on and off sale from week to week. If u only focused on a smaller number of items it could appear like oh they were only raising the prices across the board to then put out a code ala Amazon, Kohl's style.

However, with blu-rays for example what they took off sale in one area, they put on sale in another area and codes were frequent. If an item was on sale u could end up getting a better deal with a lower coupon than when it was back at its full used price at 50% off. Things went up & things went down depending on several factors. It was discussed at length on Blu-ray .com. U wouldnt walk into Kohls and get the same deal on a winter coat in October that u would in February... Same with gH. Star Wars is coming out prices go up... half a year later and deals are better.

It is like all things that ebb and flow in life, timing, knowledge, & a littke luck are everything.
In one years time I have built a solid 3D bluray collection from nothing with a lot of help from gH and found many expensive (if buying through marketplaces or ebay), hard to find or oop favorite blurays as well as some very cheap new releases for my collection for a fraction of new or sale pricing.

I'm so sad to see them go. The prospect of wasting 8x more time searching endlessly at pawn shops for insanely over priced 3D & 2D Blu-rays for a few deals compared to gH lower price deals is nauseating.
Sad to see them go? Last I heard, they weren't going anywhere.
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Quote from Bdubslawman View Post :
Well u obviously have a bias & an axe to grind (perhaps legitimate-lee for some certain categories / situations), however that is not what killed GH. Poor management understanding / debt leveraging to buy stores & their trade in programs/practices way to generous for customers taking advantage of that to the extreme and the company not being savvy enough to stop it early. And of course frequent & enormous coding errors when starting sales at 12/1AM on Saturday that resulted in them incorrectly sending thousands and thousands of $15 - $150 items (Blu-ray season bundles) out in the mail for $~4+ each).

GH had dynamic pricing, that was affected by several factors including total stock of that item.
At the height of things I had 13 pages in My List and it became clear that items went on and off sale from week to week. If u only focused on a smaller number of items it could appear like oh they were only raising the prices across the board to then put out a code ala Amazon, Kohl's style.

However, with blu-rays for example what they took off sale in one area, they put on sale in another area and codes were frequent. If an item was on sale u could end up getting a better deal with a lower coupon than when it was back at its full used price at 50% off. Things went up & things went down depending on several factors. It was discussed at length on Blu-ray .com. U wouldnt walk into Kohls and get the same deal on a winter coat in October that u would in February... Same with gH. Star Wars is coming out prices go up... half a year later and deals are better.

It is like all things that ebb and flow in life, timing, knowledge, & a littke luck are everything.
In one years time I have built a solid 3D bluray collection from nothing with a lot of help from gH and found many expensive (if buying through marketplaces or ebay), hard to find or oop favorite blurays as well as some very cheap new releases for my collection for a fraction of new or sale pricing.

I'm so sad to see them go. The prospect of wasting 8x more time searching endlessly at pawn shops for insanely over priced 3D & 2D Blu-rays for a few deals compared to gH lower price deals is nauseating.
I always laugh at people complaining about gH shipping charges, or that they raise prices prior to a discount. Even after outrageous shipping charge and price manipulations, gH is consistently the best deal on the planet for used Blu-rays. Everybody buys different things. I tend to go for foreign titles. Because not many people sell them on eBay, they don't go cheap. One time gH sent me one extra copy and I sold it for profit.

I don't think they purposely raise prices prior to a sale. I bought a ton of stuff whenever there is 40% off or better. Some items actually went down in prices during the sale. I think it's random, just like many items from Amazon change prices very often.

The only thing I don't understand was how they did nothing when 5 for $20 was happening. They could have fix the error the next day and cancel people's orders. Then a couple weeks later they did it again with 3 for $10. They do not need to do that kind of sale to empty their inventories. 50% off would do. But I don't think these blunder sank gH. This is a terrible business to be in. Physical media is on the decline, just look at Blockbuster.

Quote from Fadekyn View Post :
Pricing is not dynamic when items sit at one price for upwards of a month. Then a 40% sale comes by and they raise the price of the item the same day of the sale.

An item that was at $20 for 30 days only to jump to $26 for the 40% off sale ends up not being 40% off. What should have ended up being a $12 items ends up being $15.60 and the customer has essentially been swindled out of $3.60. That ends up being nearly a 30% markup from the "sale price" that should have existed.

Customers figured that out fast and sales plummeted. Plain and simple. Are the system mistakes in pricing a problem, sure, but that's a different type of failure that should and could have been addressed with QC reviews of the system.

Bottom line. Customers become alienated when businesses claim they use "dynamic pricing" when they clearly do not. It's the same crap JC Penny pulled with their pricing, and we all saw how that worked out for that company.

I've bought plenty from GoHastings and I still recommend it to people. However, I buy a lot less and warn people about the pricing system, because the sales are not true sales.



Love em.
I placed over 40 orders on 5 for $20 and I have 10 pages of stuff on wishlist. I can tell you some items never changed prices. Some items fluctuates a lot. Some of the movies I'm tracking went for lower price during the sale. I have a large sampling size to know that there is no pattern. Most of the stuff during the big discount were unbeatable even on eBay. Their business is failing because physical media is on the decline. They have no solutions to what did in Blockbuster. It's not because a few customers got pissed at price manipulations so they refuse to buy from them again.

Quote from czs716 View Post :
Sad to see them go? Last I heard, they weren't going anywhere.
The company filed chapter 11 in June.
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Quote from taiwan View Post :
I always laugh at people complaining about gH shipping charges, or that they raise prices prior to a discount. Even after outrageous shipping charge and price manipulations, gH is consistently the best deal on the planet for used Blu-rays. Everybody buys different things. I tend to go for foreign titles. Because not many people sell them on eBay, they don't go cheap. One time gH sent me one extra copy and I sold it for profit.

I don't think they purposely raise prices prior to a sale. I bought a ton of stuff whenever there is 40% off or better. Some items actually went down in prices during the sale. I think it's random, just like many items from Amazon change prices very often.

The only thing I don't understand was how they did nothing when 5 for $20 was happening. They could have fix the error the next day and cancel people's orders. Then a couple weeks later they did it again with 3 for $10. They do not need to do that kind of sale to empty their inventories. 50% off would do. But I don't think these blunder sank gH. This is a terrible business to be in. Physical media is on the decline, just look at Blockbuster.


I placed over 40 orders on 5 for $20 and I have 10 pages of stuff on wishlist. I can tell you some items never changed prices. Some items fluctuates a lot. Some of the movies I'm tracking went for lower price during the sale. I have a large sampling size to know that there is no pattern. Most of the stuff during the big discount were unbeatable even on eBay. Their business is failing because physical media is on the decline. They have no solutions to what did in Blockbuster. It's not because a few customers got pissed at price manipulations so they refuse to buy from them again.


The company filed chapter 11 in June.
Yes. And where are they going?
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Dead. Must be EST Frown
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