Discs v.expensive in US

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  1. Popester

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    Just got back from NY. Thought I might buy a disc or 2 whilst there......no chance! Most discs retail at $29.99 at least no wonder internet sites do so well. B***dy hell!

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  2. Mark P

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    i know where your comming from popester, and then they bung on the state tax on top of that......then you have to be careful not to pay duty on top of that, when you get your goods back to the uk. its cheaper over the net.
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  3. GarethH

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    Well the Dollar to Pound exchange rate is pretty poor at the moment. If you look around you will see 2 Disc DVD SE's for $20, which usually equals out to about £12, but at the moment its about £14
     
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    Maybe on the internet Gareth but certainly not in the stores!!
     
  5. Chris Frost

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    Buying over the counter in the US is v.expensive, and we complain about rip off Britain?!!

    The Internet is definitely the cheapest place to buy commodity items.

    ...of course, if you have your laptop with you in your hotel room you could order over the net, get discs delivered to your room, enjoy free shipping within the US, unwrap the films and bring them back to the UK without incurring the wrath of customs.

    Weekend in New York anyone? LOL



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    Delerware nr Phili is good for discs in the U.S., no tax!!! Also west coast they have costo's v cheap.

    I'm going to Canada next week anyone know what buying dvd's are like there?
     
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    Canada is cheap for DVD movies, and also for audio CDs btw. Head for A&B Sound, pretty big and pretty cheap. Got Gladiator in their Vancouver store last month for C$30 (£13.50).

    I am off to Singapore and Sydney myself soon, so can anyone comment on DVD prices there?

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    I got a few bargains on my holiday in LA in the last 2 weeks.....

    prices in $US

    planet of the apes boxset 59.99
    robocop - criterion 19.99
    silence of the lambs - criterion 19.99
    arrival/arrival II 9.99
    wishmaster/wishmaster II 9.99
    art of war 12.99
    buzz lightyear 12.99
    starship troopers 14.99
    rouchnecks 14.99
    meet the parents 14.99
    gone in 60 seconds(1974) 14.99
    army of darkness(THX), evil dead(Elite), evil dead II(THX) 45.00 for the 3

    double those prices, and that is what I actually paid in $AUS....



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  9. Confucius

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    Wal-Mart in Dover (Delaware - no tax) had The Rock - Criterion Collection for $29.96.

    Most WB discs were $14.96

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  10. Rachael Bitchlist

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    DVD prices have generally droped here in Amerika, except for Paramount and most especially Disney. Disney has a think tank dedicated to theorizing how to price gouge ze wurld! State sales taxes are a bummer. It's 8 and 3/4 % here in Tennessee, ugh! DVD Planet here I come!

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  11. jason t

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    can anyone tell me best place to buy dvd's in vegas thanks in advance
     

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