Well it is that time of year again. The time of year when you dust off your credit card, and head to your local Barnes & Noble (or shop on their lovely website) to invest in your future self. Every six months or so, Barnes & Noble holds a 50% off sale, and the arthouse community loses their collective shit, reinvigorating this declining economy ever so slightly, reminding us all that physical media is far from dead.
If you managed to not go too far into debt with the recent Amazon out of print sale, then I’m sure you’ll do just fine this time around with the Barnes & Noble sale. Now is the time to think about all of the incredible releases from 2011 that you might have skipped. If you need some suggestions, head back and look at our collective post, discussing our favorite releases from the first half of 2011. In a month or so we’ll likely begin our “best of 2011” posts, but by then the B&N sale will have completed.
Amazingly, it appears that this time around the fine folks at Barnes & Noble are allowing you to pre-order the upcoming December and January titles, including Godzilla (DVD or Blu-ray)! Don’t hesitate, as the next B&N sale might not happen until July of 2012.
[Update 11/1/2011 10am – It looks like the December / January (and the last week of November) titles are no longer available at 50% off. Sorry to have gotten your hopes up. Hopefully if you managed to check out with one of the titles at the discounted rate, B&N will honor the price they sold it to you at. Let us know if you hear anything from Barnes and Noble about this.]
I don’t currently know of any coupon codes that you can use in addition to the 50% off discount, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any. If you find a good one, be sure to leave it in the comments below.
The sale ends November 22nd.