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Old 12-31-2014, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default 2014: Black Friday vs. Boxing Day: When were the better deals in Canada?

As a Marketer, I was just curious to ask everyone this question, from their shopping experience over the last couple months...

When were the better deals here in Canada; during Black Friday or Boxing Day?

To me it seemed that most bricks and mortar stores jumped onto the Black Friday bandwagon this year, more so than last year. I extended my holidays in Kelowna for a few extra days and only went out briefly to a few stores here. At first glance it seems that the better deals were during Black Friday this year. I only picked up Ender's Game for Boxing Day, whereas for Black Friday I picked up 4 titles. Kinda hoping when I get back to Calgary on Friday that I can still find some deals, but after New Year's, deals on home media are kind of slim for the next couple months.
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:31 AM   #2
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Black Friday. Personally, I'd prefer this as it allows to buy presents for Christmas as opposed to after it, but it's such a clustermuck now it's hard to know when you are getting the best deal.
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:53 AM   #3
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Neither. The Sunrise Records going out of business sale was the best deals for me.
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:16 AM   #4
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Black Friday; I would have preferred it to be a Boxing Day, because I generally have more money then, as opposed to Black Friday when I've started Christmas shopping for others.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:08 AM   #5
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Not just movies in general but most merchandise, the Black Friday deals are better. It's been like that now for the past 2-3 years Canada has adopted Black Friday.

I've been following forums on RFD and general consensus is BF is better. Funny how people still complain the deals suck on Boxing Week now. Probably the same people that complained we didn't have Black Friday deals.

I for one prefer Black Friday. Especially for buying Christmas gifts. Isn't it logical to get deals before Christmas?
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:57 AM   #6
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No question it's Black Friday. Bought nothing in the boxing day sales. It seems to me that Boxing Day is higher priced, and they're capitalizing on those gift cards burning a hole in consumer's pockets.
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:08 PM   #7
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The Cineplex deal was for sure better on Black Friday. Most of the movies for sale on Boxing Day were the same as the ones from Black Friday.

I agree that it makes sense to have the deals before Christmas.

Overall, this was probably the worst Boxing Day I've seen. I didn't even bother going to the stores after perusing their sales online and finding next to nothing, other than Walmart to stock up on Christmas stuff for next year, and to some game stores in Toronto to hang out with some friends of mine from Ottawa. Said game stores were 40% and 50% off last year, and only 10% and 15% this year.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:36 PM   #8
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The Cineplex deal was for sure better on Black Friday. Most of the movies for sale on Boxing Day were the same as the ones from Black Friday.
If I recall correctly Cineplex had a better boxing week sale with a 1000 points on new films.
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If I recall correctly Cineplex had a better boxing week sale with a 1000 points on new films.
The Boxing Week sale is going on right now. It is spend 14.99, get a free ticket (also, 15% off).

Black Friday varied, but had spend 19.99 (which most of their movies tend to be more than), get two free tickets. And it also had spend 19.99, get a free ticket and 1000 points. Both of which, in my opinion, are better than the current Boxing Week sale. And both pale in comparison to last year's version of either sale.
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Old 01-01-2015, 12:55 AM   #10
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The Boxing Week sale is going on right now. It is spend 14.99, get a free ticket (also, 15% off).

Black Friday varied, but had spend 19.99 (which most of their movies tend to be more than), get two free tickets. And it also had spend 19.99, get a free ticket and 1000 points. Both of which, in my opinion, are better than the current Boxing Week sale. And both pale in comparison to last year's version of either sale.
Maybe I am misreading you but the 1000 points was December 8th through December 15th which is definitely past BF. Maybe a bit earlier to call it Boxing Week perhaps, more like Pre-Boxing Week.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:50 AM   #12
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I think Black Friday was better. There were some good deals leading up to Boxing Day but the day itself wasn't good.
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:56 AM   #13
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Purely on BDs, Boxing Day had more selection than BF. I returned multiple titles bought before Christmas since they were cheaper on Boxing Day.

Cineplex chaining 50% codes was their best deal of the year. Probably the best BD deal of the year, if you grabbed expensive titles like Sopranos, etc.

The main takeaway I have is that buying new titles on release day should be only saved for exclusives or rare titles.
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Old 01-01-2015, 03:43 AM   #14
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honestly they were basically the same...Boxing "week" is just Black Friday 2.
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I'm just glad Canadians celebrate both.

Amazon.ca seemed to have better blu ray deals on boxing day than on black friday.
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honestly they were basically the same...Boxing "week" is just Black Friday 2.
This is what I thought, too. I got great deals both days.

Also, I found the only titles that didn't substantially drop in price were Disney releases.
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This is what I thought, too. I got great deals both days.

Also, I found the only titles that didn't substantially drop in price were Disney releases.
Giant Tiger and Walmart both had lots of good prices on Disney releases. The only thing was that I already had them.
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I found boxing week was a bit better. TMNT 3D and dawn of the planet of the apes 3D were extremely well priced
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I found boxing week was a bit better. TMNT 3D and dawn of the planet of the apes 3D were extremely well priced
I agree. Although the 3D depth on Dawn sucked when I watched the movie Funny considering it was shot in 3D. But that's off topic.

I can't believe they were selling at FS the bare bone avatar 3D edition for $20. It is so overpriced.

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