Hi just placed an order with AB Sound, after hearing that they are more reliable than DVD soon, just a couple of things, do they charge on order, and do they ship indivual items or wait for all items in your order to be released first?
Thanks for the reply, i think you missunderstand my second question. What i mean is ive ordered reign of fire, and about a boy. Obviously reign of fire is out way before about a boy, will they ship reign of fire then about a boy later?
I use A&B Sound as well and will second what's been said so far. They are very reliable. I did have one package that took almost 12 weeks to arrive, but that was not their fault - was the fault of customs holding it for too long
It doesn't matter how many DVDs you stick in a single package as far as customs is concerned. What matters is how much the total comes to. A&B don't add on the P&P on the front sticker in my experience (which they should), so long as your DVDs come to £17.99 or less (using a 'liberal' rate of exchange), you will be okay customs-wise.
If you decide you can't wait for them to get the rest of your order together before they ship, you can either cancel the whole order of you can click an option on the orders page instructing them to despatch the items that are in stock and to cancel the remaining items.
As a rule, however, it's best not to group DVDs in the same parcel that have distant release dates (stick 'em in separate parcels)
I got my Xfiles box sets from them before the latest one (season 6) and found them very good.
Didn't get season 6 box set from them becuase I found it much cheaper on another Canadian site - www.dvdmode.com
Got the box set in on Monday and paid zero import duty as they had kindly marked the value on the box as $19.95CDN
Got hit with a £12 import duty with the last one from ABSound
Paid £55 for the boxset. I see that CD-Wow have it cheaper, but seeing as I've been hit with Import Duty using them before I've probably saved money (and time going by CD-Wow's poor delivery times of late) using DVDMode.
Think its a bit hit and miss with absound - -my mate has been stung a couple of times with 3 and 4 disc orders, but then I have had one 2kilo package of 8 disc/sets from them and another with about 7 discs and no trouble at all. Im bound to get stung some day but just luck really so far.
As long as discs are in stock they are quick - -but half the hassle is finding a couple of discs u want that are in stcok to make the shipping worth while.
Their security's much tighter now (it wasn't quite 4 years ago, nearer 18 months to 2 years). They went offline for about 3 months and didn't return until everything was tight as a drum security-wise.
I've never been hit with VAT on stuff from ABSound, it's entirely hit or miss.