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£:$ exchange rate, have you seen a corresponding drop in region1 dvd prices?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by zAndy1, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. zAndy1

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    As subject really.. it's getting on for 2$ to the £ now, is it just me or do we still seem to be getting charged the same for Region1 dvds from the likes of playusa / movietyme etc? Just seems a bit of a rip of to me!

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    I'm looking round for the best prices on the ROTK collectors set at the moment and noticed exactly the same thing. One place was charging US$99, when the rrp on Amazon is showing as $80 (selling for $56). I guess they must work on the same principal as petrol companies, quick to put prices up, but not so good at reducing them.

    I would have preordered it, but my parents have just returned for the states, and I was hoping it would be available early so they could pick me one up.
     
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    I agree i was looking at the exchange rate today and it does seem strange that prices go up quick but aren't so quick to go down.
     
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    You probably will be ripped off at places like Movietyme and play USA as their prices are aimed at the UK in pounds, hence the price usually stays the same no matter what the exchange rate does.

    If you want to take advantage of their exchange-rate you should try other global sites trading in dollars as their primary currency. Their prices might not change but the favourable exchange rate should lessen your overall cost.
     
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    Like which sites for example?
     
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    dvdsoon.com
     
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    Bit DVDSOON are canadian and price in canadian dollars; anyone know if the canadian dollar has fallen in line with the US dollar?
     
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    You took the words right out of my mouth.... funny how there seems to be loads of sites based in canada but it's very difficult to find one based in the US that charges in US$..

    Andy
     
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    dvdpacific.com - superb store with great prices - they did have a secruity scare months back and many people including myself got hit. But they sorted that out and I've had no problems just great service from them.
     
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    The pound is about $2.34 CDN at the moment, so it may make sense getting your stuff from over here. A quick test of one disc, I Robot is being sold for $24.98CDN on DVDSoon and $30.58 US on Movietyme, a saving of 5.38 GBP. DVDimport.com and DVDPlanet.com seem cheap, too!
     
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    DVD Import are often slightly cheaper then DVD Soon, but don't expect them to ship before the release date.
     
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    I know Korean DVDs.com don't sell region 1 but I have some fantastic offers on region 3 discs and they charge in US dollars. And if I remember correctly so do Yes Asia.
     
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    YesAsia bill in USD - I got these approx a week ago:

    Battle Royale (Overseas Version) 12.99 USD
    House Of Flying Daggers (DTS Version) 13.99 USD
    My Sassy Girl(Director's Cut)(Overseas Version) 13.25 USD
    A Tale Of Two Sisters (DTS Version)(Overseas Version) 13.49 USD
    Comrades, Almost a Love Story 12.99 USD

    ...and it all came to 35 UK pounds, ie £7 per disk!

    I also use DVDsoon and the prices there are good (although the pound-Canadian Dollar rate doesn't seem to have moved too much), eg Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King:platinum Edition was 32.98 CAD, which works out as £13.93 at today's rate. The dvdsoon price has gone up slightly since my order.
     
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    I completely agree that they UK based companies have been slow (!) to respond... :rolleyes:

    See the recommended retailers thread for US retailers - from memory Amazon.com or alldvdmovies.com are USA based and should reflect the current exchange rate (as set by your credit card company!)

    However as has been pointed out you still get a better deal by buying canadian from somewhere like DVDSoon...
     

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