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O.k. people, time to return your dvds.
Topic by: sir78billy
Posted: July 5, 2005 - 11:14 AM PDT
Last Reply: September 21, 2012 - 11:55 PM PDT

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author topic: O.k. people, time to return your dvds.
rachelwilson
post #21  on February 10, 2006 - 10:58 AM PST  
Where is "House of Cards"? (1990 BBC miniseries, a great piece of political skullduggery, about a 20th century English Machiavelli) It's been orange for a long time. Anybody have info on this disk's whereabouts?
underdog
post #22  on February 10, 2006 - 1:00 PM PST  
> On February 10, 2006 - 10:58 AM PST rachelwilson wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Where is "House of Cards"? (1990 BBC miniseries, a great piece of political skullduggery, about a 20th century English Machiavelli) It's been orange for a long time. Anybody have info on this disk's whereabouts?
> ---------------------------------


Hi Rachel, it appears that one copy of this was checked out for quite awhile, but they are in circulation - one was checked out today. You're pretty high on the list and should be getting it soon. (But no, we won't give you these people's contact info so you can bug them. ;-) )

Hope this helps!

C of Team GreenCine
kolohe61
post #23  on February 10, 2006 - 7:12 PM PST  
How about The Kingdom 2, and Cannibal Holocaust? Send 'em back! :-)
artifex
post #24  on February 11, 2006 - 11:24 AM PST  
> On February 10, 2006 - 10:58 AM PST rachelwilson wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Where is "House of Cards"? (1990 BBC miniseries, a great piece of political skullduggery, about a 20th century English Machiavelli) It's been orange for a long time. Anybody have info on this disk's whereabouts?
> ---------------------------------

If you like Ian Richardson's role in that series, you'll probably also like the late Sir Nigel Hawthorne's role in the "Yes, Minister," and "Yes, Prime Minister" series.
PHavel
post #25  on June 11, 2006 - 12:38 PM PDT  
> On July 8, 2005 - 4:54 PM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So now the question is; who does have Pulse?
>
> I notice no-one is fessing up to having any of these titles.
> ---------------------------------

I don't know where everybody lives, but the 'movie groove' in Redwood city, Bay Area, 1200 El Camino, has 'Pulse' for rent!

Patrick
ps. did I break etiquette by mentioning another service?
sorry
jross3
post #26  on June 11, 2006 - 2:16 PM PDT  
> On June 11, 2006 - 12:38 PM PDT PHavel wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 8, 2005 - 4:54 PM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > So now the question is; who does have Pulse?
> >
> > I notice no-one is fessing up to having any of these titles.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> I don't know where everybody lives, but the 'movie groove' in Redwood city, Bay Area, 1200 El Camino, has 'Pulse' for rent!
>
> Patrick
> ps. did I break etiquette by mentioning another service?
> sorry
>
> ---------------------------------

haha I don't think so. But hopefully Pulse has gotten to DLenoard by now... if not, someone's paid for it several times over since then. GC should be able to replace it with that money :-)
DLeonard
post #27  on January 18, 2007 - 6:17 PM PST  
Hey Man!!

How's about sharing Robert Altman's Quintet with the rest of us??!!
woozy
post #28  on January 19, 2007 - 1:04 PM PST  
> On January 18, 2007 - 6:17 PM PST DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hey Man!!
>
> How's about sharing Robert Altman's Quintet with the rest of us??!!
>
> ---------------------------------

Geez, nobady ever want *my* disks. And I return them so quickly. I returned "Girls School Screamers" within 10 minutes of recieving it.

MollyGrue
post #29  on January 20, 2007 - 12:25 PM PST  
I'd like to know who the heck is just in front of me for Battle Athletes. First disc #1 is yellow, then gets shipped to me; now disc #2 is in the red. I don't want to be dueling people over this series.
artifex
post #30  on January 20, 2007 - 4:42 PM PST  
> On July 7, 2005 - 1:13 PM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Craig, I've noticed lately that at least a couple DVDs marked as red are actually lost/damaged. Do you know how common that is, and do you think there will be another big inventory shakeout soon?
> ---------------------------------

Greetings, self. Well, they haven't done another shakeout, yet, meaning there are still titles listed that have no copies belonging to GC in universe we inhabit. Didn't you tell me you were going to quit by now, if they didn't? Still, there's hope, since they've said wait a few weeks, we've got great things in store, yet again... let's hope these new things actually focus on the business of rentals, this time :)

To the rest of you: where's "Le Grand Bouffe," "The Last Metro," and, from the blue-for-a-year section, "What the Deaf Man Heard?" I have to think some people quit and didn't return discs. How can something be blue for a year? There are either multiple copies, or not. I don't recall that title being really sought after while it was still in print, so I wonder how many people could actually be ahead of me in queue for it, or even behind me.
artifex
post #31  on January 24, 2007 - 3:48 PM PST  
> On January 20, 2007 - 4:42 PM PST artifex wrote:
> To the rest of you: where's "Le Grand Bouffe," "The Last Metro," and, from the blue-for-a-year section, "What the Deaf Man Heard?" I have to think some people quit and didn't return discs. How can something be blue for a year? There are either multiple copies, or not. I don't recall that title being really sought after while it was still in print, so I wonder how many people could actually be ahead of me in queue for it, or even behind me.

Well, "What the Deaf Man Heard" is now "not available." So thanks, whoever looked into the title behind the scenes. It's better to know than to be kept guessing.
artifex
post #32  on January 25, 2007 - 12:14 PM PST  
Wow. "Le Grand Bouffe" was released to shipping. I'm impressed.
artifex
post #33  on January 29, 2007 - 11:22 AM PST  
> On January 25, 2007 - 12:14 PM PST artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Wow. "Le Grand Bouffe" was released to shipping. I'm impressed.

Whew! "Last Metro" dropped to shipping, today. Yay!
DLeonard
post #34  on January 30, 2007 - 7:34 PM PST  
> On January 29, 2007 - 11:22 AM PST artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On January 25, 2007 - 12:14 PM PST artifex wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Wow. "Le Grand Bouffe" was released to shipping. I'm impressed.
>
> Whew! "Last Metro" dropped to shipping, today. Yay!
>
> ---------------------------------

Does this mean that whining on this board works, cause I just got Altman's Quintet today?
artifex
post #35  on January 30, 2007 - 7:59 PM PST  
> On January 30, 2007 - 7:34 PM PST DLeonard wrote:
> Does this mean that whining on this board works, cause I just got Altman's Quintet today?

I'm sure they don't want to acknowledge that, because then there will be a lot more whining.
Maybe there was just a huge backlog of discs that had fallen behind someone's desk, and they've finally had a chance to check them in. Or maybe this is part of the secret improvements we've been told are coming soon. If they're fixing inventory, I'm not going to ask too many questions :) I don't think it's all just a coincidence, however.
Maybe the postal service recovered a ton of mailers from a worker's home?
artifex
post #36  on February 3, 2007 - 5:35 PM PST  
> On January 30, 2007 - 7:59 PM PST artifex wrote:
>If they're fixing inventory, I'm not going to ask too many questions :) I don't think it's all just a coincidence, however.

No question about it. We seem to be entering a period of higher availability. Which is a nice surprise. I guess the February curse is off? Anyway, more oranges and yellows that were recent additions on my queue were sent out today. That's great. Maybe I can stop ordering them by rarity, now :)
KitKat
post #37  on April 8, 2007 - 9:56 AM PDT  
Well, I've felt like venting about this for a while, so I might as well do it here if there's a thread for it.

I've had "Silk Road DVD Collection (Disc 1 of 3)" at my no. 1 spot for what must be something like the past 6 months now and it's always been "orange".

As somebody who writes software for a living, I'm not buying it... There's something else going on that isn't (or can't be) accounted for with the current "color bar" calculations.

What does the color really mean? Availability, as described in the FAQ, or popularity? Those are two different things. If there's been a single person holding up that DVD for 6 months then its popularity is "green" but its availability is "red". (Cue a moderator chiming in with "You see, green + red = orange! There's nothing wrong!" I can just see it coming... :D)


Anyhoo, after letting go of some steam, I'm back to my normal pressure level now...
artifex
post #38  on April 9, 2007 - 7:39 AM PDT  
> I've had "Silk Road DVD Collection (Disc 1 of 3)" at my no. 1 spot for what must be something like the past 6 months now and it's always been "orange".

You might want to look at this.

If you ask them directly about that title, you may just find that it's been broken or missing for ages, but for some reason they haven't updated the inventory. I know they can, and have it reflected in current queues, because I've seen some in my queue come up as "not available" over time. If it's merely a question of manpower, people forgetting to decrement a counter when processing a return or something, well, that points towards the idea of form-reporting lost or broken discs, which has also been brought up. And yet...

> Anyhoo, after letting go of some steam, I'm back to my normal pressure level now...
> ---------------------------------

You might want to get a supplementary subscription elsewhere. Another service I checked seems to list the series, also. I can't check whether they have a long wait on that disc right now, because my queue there is full. But thanks for pointing that collection out; I know Kitaro's music from that series. It'll be in my queue, when I clear some space :)
KitKat
post #39  on April 9, 2007 - 9:10 AM PDT  
> You might want to look at this.

Funny, I noticed that thread juuuuust after I posted yesterday. But thanks for pointing it out as well. I'll probably do what seems to be the right thing to do and notify the help desk.

> [...] but for some reason they haven't updated the inventory.

Aha! So I wasn't wrong when I said something was not being accounted for! Yes! I win!

/me performs the victory dance


> You might want to get a supplementary subscription elsewhere. Another service I checked seems to list the
> series, also.

I already do. Nyek, nyek... But at the subscription level I have there, it'll also takes ages... Doh! :D
speakreflection
post #40  on June 24, 2007 - 6:16 PM PDT  
Two months and waiting for Piece of Cake (Ep 1 & 2) and on the movie page. It does say recently rented by anyone? Wouldn't that be classified as lost? I have the rest of the series waiting to be watched but i don't want to start mid series
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