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Australian DVD's from auction sites

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by beavis, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. beavis

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    Probably a simple question, but what are the major differences in buying an Australian DVD and do you get stung for Customs?

    Cheers

    B.
     
  2. Squirrel God

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    No major differences. R4's use PAL the same as R2's. Sometimes they are as good or better than the other regions (use something like http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/ to see which regions are best). Specifically, R4s are usually not censored like many (UK) R2s are (although some are! - again, use a DVD comparison site).

    As Australia is not part of the EU you will get stung for customs, but it depends how you order ;) As far as I'm aware, if your total order (i.e. one parcel), including P&P, is up to £18 then you're okay. If it's up to £36 and it's marked as a gift, then you're also okay. You can check the HM Customs web site for this.

    I get R4s from http://www.cd-wow.com/ and http://www.ezydvd.com.au/. You never have to worry about customs with cd-wow as they ship each DVD in a separate parcel (with no P&P charges). But what I do with ezydvd is to order each DVD separately. Because of the exchange rate between the £ and the Australian $ it works out to only a few extra pence really :)


    Edit - I just read that you are referring to auction sites. The same rules apply, but the auction seller may forget to state the value of the item on the package and if they don't forget, you can ask them to ship separately ;)
     
  3. ashley duggan

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    ive lost an australian web site for future dvd release dates,can any body help me please?
     
  4. cybersoga

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    If your interested in buying australian DVD's, and your player is not multiregion, you are limited by the dvd's you can buy as not all will play on a UK region 2 player. Some AUS dvd's are dual coded R4+R2, so they will play on a UK player, but not all. If your player is multiregion, then forget I ever mentioned it!
     

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