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Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 31, 2008 07:43PM
Use promo code CS8001
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 31, 2008 07:46PM
80% off? does that mean their movies will be about regular price now?



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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: clay
Date: August 31, 2008 07:59PM
their site must be getting hammered right now. Trying to place an order....
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: clay
Date: August 31, 2008 08:01PM
fa-shizzle. I think they're on to us:

"Service Temporarily Unavailable

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 31, 2008 08:06PM
Hmm...I wonder what gives. I was just able to place an order (but didn't). At least I assume so, since I was able to put the thing in my cart and apply the code.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: clay
Date: August 31, 2008 08:07PM
I had the code applied as well--I'm refreshing the site to see if I can get an order through quickly. doubt it will work, though.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 31, 2008 08:10PM
Site is hammered. Plus, maybe it's another computer that handles the orders, and that must be severely overloaded.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 31, 2008 08:11PM
I think the folks at FW have been hammering it...and before that, SD. Good luck.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 31, 2008 08:37PM
Well, we'll see if it ships. I just placed an order for a book I've been meaning to get for awhile for work (Roarks Formulas for Stress and Strain). Normally costs between $90-$100. Got it for $25 shipped. Each successive page in the ordering process took awhile (a minute or two) to load.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: clay
Date: August 31, 2008 08:38PM
i keep getting the "server down" error when I try to get to the shopping cart. any tips other than refreshing and trying repeatedly?
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 31, 2008 08:49PM
Surprisingly I had no issues...and I didn't do anything special. I'd suggest shifting to another browser (Firefox?).
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 31, 2008 08:50PM
The jig is probably up. "Add to Cart" is putting up an "Our Site Will Be Back Soon" message.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Wags
Date: August 31, 2008 09:04PM
I apparently got through with an order, but it took a lot of reloading, and on the payment screen I had to re-enter the data a few times. Got $19 off on a $26 DVD set. Pretty good deal if it goes through. Thanks for the heads up!

PS - just got the confirmation by email.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2008 09:13PM by Wags.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: clay
Date: August 31, 2008 09:14PM
argh--I still can't get back to the shopping cart. tried different browsers, even fired up IE in XP in fusion.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: decocritter
Date: August 31, 2008 09:18PM
firefox - I got one book i n cart, but the site can't even handle a search.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 31, 2008 09:28PM
I got as far as getting it in my cart, successfully applying the code, and entering my address information, but got bogged down at that point. I could save $40, so I'll give it awhile more.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 31, 2008 09:30PM
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decocritter
firefox - I got one book i n cart, but the site can't even handle a search.
What worked for me was getting the ISBN number from Amazon, then searching by ISBN number on Borders.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: August 31, 2008 09:32PM
When the search didn't work, I used Google's site-search to find the items that I wanted.

'Took an hour or so of reloading... Finally got to the confirmation screen and there's a new "site down" message. Different from all the preceding ones. Tried to get past it a bunch of different ways. 'Looks like that's the end.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: dmann
Date: August 31, 2008 09:33PM
I have a lovely $25 gift card sitting here- would love to stretch its buying power. I'll wait a while and give it a shot!

DM
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 31, 2008 09:42PM
Yeah, now any attempt to click on a link from one of the main pages takes you to some new kind of "site down" screen. It was getting bad earlier when I ordered. In retrospect, glad I went ahead and ordered. I feel bad for clay and some others who were trying at the same time I was yet not getting anywhere. I wish I caught this deal earlier and posted it here (it seems I posted it about 2 hours after the original post on Slickdeals).

Like most such endeavors though, there's a high probability that these'll get cancelled.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2008 09:43PM by Carnos Jax.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 31, 2008 09:45PM
YOU FOOLS BROKE THE INTERWEBS!
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: clay
Date: August 31, 2008 09:48PM
oh well. no big loss--instead of spending $30 for a half dozen CDs that I didn't really need, I'll have that money for something else. We are trying to cut down on accumulated "stuff" around here anyway.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 31, 2008 09:54PM
It was a good hunt. The scent of deal was thick in the air. Sinews were stiffened. The blood raced. Fingers flew like the wind across keyboards. The clicking of mice was heard like the heavy footsteps of a legion of Spartans.

Aye, it was a good hunt.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 31, 2008 10:03PM
Right on brotha...the thrill of the hunt!
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 31, 2008 10:29PM
Just tried it and my Borders search went fairly fast, and I placed the DVD set in cart without any slow downs. However, after inputting above promo code, I got this:

"Oops! You entered an invalid promotion code. Please try again."

No soup for me!!



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 31, 2008 10:38PM
Well, it seems their site is back up and running again...except this time they're on to the code and won't accept it. Wonder what they're gonna do about the bazillion orders already placed. This should be interesting. Y'all post your results, whether you get them or not.
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 31, 2008 10:39PM
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Rick-o
Just tried it and my Borders search went fairly fast, and I placed the DVD set in cart without any slow downs. However, after inputting above promo code, I got this:

"Oops! You entered an invalid promotion code. Please try again."

No soup for me!!

I really hate to say this, Rick-o, but I had the same experience. "Oops! You entered an invalid promotion code. Please try again." sad smiley

I want it work! Waaaah!
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 31, 2008 11:03PM
Looks like they're playing hardball. I still have the order in my shopping cart, with the discount already applied, but now the site won't let me into the shopping cart to complete the transaction. It just brings up a page with with no items listed. I tried adding a new item, but then it puts up an error message saying "this feature" isn't currently available.

Dirty pool, Borders. Dirty, dirty pool. :-)
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Re: Umm...RYF?...80% Off Everything @ Borders.com
Posted by: estnyc
Date: September 01, 2008 12:04AM
It takes all those Borders discounts to get their prices in line with "real" prices.



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