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best site on the net for dvds?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by mkendall, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. mkendall

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    ive just got my home cinema all set up and want to buy region 1 dvds what the best sites for cost and delivery?<br />is it worth buying from american sites for delivery and taxes

    thanls<br />mike
     
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    try dv-depot.com 7 quid for 4 day dhl delivery an customer service is trully outstanding.they also do the canadian versions of films incase that version is better eg pulp fiction good will hunting etc.trust me they are first rate i will not use anyone else <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <a href="http://www.dv-depot.com" target="_blank">web page</a>
     
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    <a href="http://www.dvdpricesearch.com" target="_blank">www.dvdpricesearch,com</a>

    Configure to UK delivery and it will check all the major US/Canadian sites for you. If price is £17 or over (after conversion) then look at Play247.

    Also, canada is good on the exchange rate now and you can pick up a decent price from <a href="http://www.absound.ca" target="_blank">A&B sound</a>

    [ 30-09-2001: Message edited by: Doubledoom ]</p>
     
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    I use <a href="http://www.futureent.com" target="_blank">www.futureent.com</a><br />Eric
     
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    Hi Mike,

    Why pay for delivery? If you are prepared to wait I have found www.dvdboxoffice.com one of the cheaper sites - but they can take up to 3 weeks to get the films to you. But normally it is 7-10 days. Another site which I have started to use recently ,although it isn`t for R1 discs, is www.ezydvd.com.au This is an Australian site for R4 discs. R4 discs are PAL and so you do get a better picture and they do have some discs which are not available on R1 or R2. For example ,on the way to me at the moment is "The Mummy Returns" in DTS for £14 -and that includes postage and I can receive a disc from them in 4 working days. Brilliant!!! If you want to be certain of not paying import taxes make sure that your purchase is going to be less than £18 - although I have yet to pay anything and I`ve had orders for £40 come ie Die Hard Collection.

    Stuart :)
     
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    Play247 gets my vote!
     
  8. Kevo

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    www.play247

    Cheapest and most reliable around.

    No currency conversion or shipping costs (they're based in Jersey).

    Ordered around 30 DVDs from them this year and they've never let me down.

    Usually deliver within 2-5 days.
     
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    I'm sorry, but Play247 are by no means the cheapest around. They are often the quickest (although only by a day or two over A&B)

    Lets take the first four titles currently listed on Play247's homepage

    Cats & Dogs £14.99
    Mummy Returns £15.99
    Star Wars Ep1 £15.99
    One night at mccools £15.99

    You can get (after checking DVDPricesearch and A&B, who are not currently on DVDPS)

    Cats & Dogs £14.32 from A&B
    Mummy Returns £14.02 from A&B
    Star Wars Ep1 £14.02 from A&B
    One night at mccools £12.69from A&B

    This makes a saving of £7.91, even against Play's discounted dvds.
     
  10. John F

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    what is the web address for A&B
    Thanxz
     
  11. Jim Robson

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    A&B Sound
    I've checked it out and they charge shipping on their goods, it would appear. They also say it can take two to eight weeks! Minimum shipping appears to be $6 and you could have a two disc set for that price. The (Special Offer) Phantom Menace for example is priced at $17.54Can = £11.37 + $6Can = £2.65 approx. The total of £14.02 *is* competitve and especially so when it comes all that way!

    Regards

    Jim :D
     
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    All overseas retailers have to say upto 8 weeks in case customs decide to take a look at your package.

    However, the majority will arrive inside a week (from A&B). The last three i ordered have all been with A&B and each one was ordered at the weekend and arrived on the Thursday following.

    They do charge shipping but the prices i quoted were including p&p. DVDBO and Play may not charge shipping but their retail prices are higher. Also, the exchange rate with canada is more favourable than with the US at the moment.
     
  13. MarkB

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    Another source is www.dc-dvd.net
    I don't know if they are the cheapest but it's free P&P in the UK.
     
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    I'll take my chances with one of the UK based etailers. Even if it does means a few quid more.
     

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