European multiregion online retailers???

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  1. Delorian

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    I remember someone here saying that they buy from Germany rather than paying the high p&p and conversion rates from the UK. I was just wondering if many (any) of you guys have experience buying from the continent.

    Is there anything I should look out for with compatibility, power, scart, etc? And does anyone know of any good sites to buy from, preferably one that has an English section?
    The one catch I've seen is most don't seem to do multiregion.
     
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    I am based in Dublin and as Ireland is in the Eurozone it is now much less expensive for me to source from Germany rather than the UK also for some reason many UK sources are unwilling to ship outside the "UK MAINLAND" ( which does not always include all parts of Scotland or NI). Up until mid 2001 I sourced in the UK but quickly switched to mainland Europe (mainly Germany) when Sterling began to increase in value.

    However, when it comes to buying multi-region DVD players the UK appears to be the best source and the prices are good ... try www.leconcepts.com or www.techtronics.com (*note* many people appear to be unhappy with Techtronics but I have found them to be OK but they can be slow in making new models available).

    I recommend two sources in Germany ... www.computeruniverse.de (they accept credit cards) and www.mediacheckpoint.de (you must pay by credit transfer as is the case with many German based operations and this is a pain). I am currently trying to build up a register of suitable suppliers worldwide so any recommendations would be appreciated..

    As a matter of interest if you are seeking high quality custom interconnects try www.htcustomcables.com (in Australia) ... prices are very good, delivery is free for orders over $ Au 100 and there is a discount if you quote "murphy" as reference while ordering.
     
  3. mutley

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    www.son-video.com (french) has multiregion models. The best online store for me is www.technidireckt.de (you can put the page in english) but no multiregion, afraid! As for payment you can do it by credit transfer or paying on delivery (best option).
     
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    I have added the above suppliers to my list but I notice that www.TECHNIKdirekt.de (there is appears to be a typo in your posting) appears to be a good bit more expensive than MEDIACHECKPOINT (also in Germany) ... in the case of the Denon 3800 there is close to Euro 200 difference ... do you have a particular reason for recommending them? I ask because others have recommended this supplier.

    I have never tried the payment on delivery option, I have noticed that some suppliers are willing to deliver to the Republic of Ireland on this basis but not to the UK.
     
  5. mutley

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    the difference to mediacheckpoint may be on that item. but there are other cases inwards. mediacheckpoint looks fine to me, and recommended (didn't posted it cause was already mentioned) but technidireckt has a great customer care service and if you exchange mail with them you will certainly be satisfied. Goods (in stock) may arrive in 3-4 days!
     
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    I didn't pursue it but these guys had the best price for the Toshiba 220* player when I did my price checking.


    http://www.nomatica.co.uk also works.

    * - didn't get confirmation of if it was multi region! :confused:
     
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    It would appear that they have a few region-free offerings ... example the Pioneer 747
     
  9. Delorian

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    Thanks guys, you've been a major help. But don't stop now...

    This Tosh 220e from computeruniverse.net looks very nifty, but unfortunatly my German has died a lot since secondary school. Does it say whether or not it is multiregion, and also what firmware it has?

    If not I guess I'll mail them...
     
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    If you select the union jack at the top right of the home page the site will be presented in English.

    However, don't waste your time ... Computeruniverse does not supply mult-region versions.
     
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    sorry, no multiregion. (only in son-video for now). you can use www.freetranslation.com to translate the page to english!
     

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