Good Source of Cheap HD-DVDs

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  1. scgf

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    I've bought many HD-DVDs from DVD Pacific (www.dvdpacific.com) in Florida. Apollo 13, for example is only £12.89 delivered (compared to £14.96 at Amazon and £16.99 at Movietyme). Orders arrive within a week.

    Just make sure you choose the cheapest shipping option - it says ground, but it is airmail.

    Sorry if this has been aired before, but I use this company so much and it consistently undercuts the competition.
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    I must be using their search engine wrong or something, they only appear to have 2 HD DVDs in stock!
     
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    On their welcome page you need to scroll down a little and you will see two panels on the right side of the window. The first is for BluRay, the one underneath is HD-DVD. Just click the HD-DVD panel.

    You are able to opt for prices in GBP, if you do this after viewing the HD-DVDs, you will need to go back to the welcome page and re-click the HD-DVD panel.
     
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    Thanks, thats better, knew I something was up, searching for HD DVD never works!!
     
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    I've been saying that DVDPacific are generally cheaper than every other source for quite some time, but no one listens to me :(

    I received Spy Game and Bone Collector before there US release as they sent them a week early. :smashin:
     
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    who said that? :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, they send them out earliy so that you get them on the release date. This frequently means you get them before the release date!
     
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    Thanks for the info on this supplier, never used them before so ordered a couple nof HD DVDs to see how it goes? Did them in separate orders in case the HMCE get hold of them :eek:
     
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    For future reference, when you finalise your order, select 'hold until complete' - that means basically that they will ship that DVD by itself. Otherwise they may combine orders even if you order items separately.

    A friend used to get boxes of 5 or 6 DVDs and only very occasionally were they stopped at customs and a charge levied so you should be OK if they ship your two DVDs together.
     
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    I can confirm that these are indeed Super Fast when shipping out Movies.

    Ordered 2 Movies (Into the Blue and Devils Rejects, BD) last Saturday, got an email Monday of this week to say that they had Shipped.

    Turned up bright and early this morning. :clap:

    Now to move all my Amazon Pre-Orders over :devil:
     
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    Thanks for this altghough some on pre-order with different release dates so hopefully will be ok although will do this in future :smashin:
     
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    They already shipped Devils Rejects? Thought it was supposed to be delayed by a week. Has it got a DTS HD track on it?
     
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    They did indeed ship Devils Rejects. Did not pay too much attention to the sound options I am afraid, can look tonight if you like?
     
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    Never seen this site before. WOW, those prices are cheap. Thanks:smashin:
     
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    Is the price differnce between Amazon the delivery?
     
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    Just noticed that postage is on top. Do you pick surface mail, the cheapest, or go for air mail for the quicker delivery?

    Regards
     
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    If you could that would be great. Would be nice to know if its proper DTS HD or just full bitrate normal DTS.

    Pretty much so. Even with the 10% off from Amazon, Pacific is generally cheaper (and their shipping is quicker than Amazon's).

    Always go for the cheapest one personally. Things normally take a week to arrive.
     
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    Hi...Great Find....ARE THE DVD'S CANADIAN OR US VERSIONS ON THE SLEEVES?.
     
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    Probably. Haven't had time to compare pre-shipping prices.

    On occasions I have found the film I want to buy at Amazon.com and then gone to the right side of the screen where it says 'More buying choices'. Amazon allows other sellers to list the same item, very often cheaper. I've bought the odd bargain this way too.
     
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    All my HD-DVDs from DVD Pacific have been US versions.

    If you want Canadian, try www.dvdboxoffice.com
     
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    I thought these guys were a total no-no now, don't they leave you wiating for weeks/months/ever after you have placed orders for items they don't have in stock??? Or have things changed?
     
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    Don't know. I don't tend to use them any more because they are no longer very cheap. I just thought B7NTU was interested in Canadian HD-DVDs ;-)
     
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    It states DTS HD sound on the Packaging, and Main Menu, but just shows on my Amp as DTS ES. Not sure if that helps.
     
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    No mate,That is DVDSOON:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
    Dvdboxoffice are ok,but NEVER use dvd(never)soon
     
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    Placed an order tonight for HD DVDs and compared DVD Pacific vs Amazon, made interesting reading. Order went to Amazon where I also got my 10% off

    Film [Amazon price] (DVD Pacific Price)
    Unleashed [$23.95] ($25.67)
    Slither [$24.99] ($31.59) Pre Order
    Ray [$14.99] ($20.31)
    Good Night Good Luck [$27.95] ($31.54)
     
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    It is a good idea to check. It does look like Amazon are lowering their prices. It is so easy to continue using a supplier because they were cheaper at one time.

    Lately I've been checking both DVD Pacific and Amazon and for the films I have bought DVDPacific have been cheaper.
     
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    tbh I thought both had goo prices and I am really more concerned about a reliable service. I know Amazon does and will try these guys again, it has been a year or so.
     
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    I've been using DVDPacific for the last year or two and they've been fine.

    Their database did get hacked once and I had to cancel a credit card but that's why I use a credit card so I didn't lose out. A pain but I suppose it's going to happen eventually. I've had no problems since then.

    I've found their prices very competitive but will have to check Amazon again. I used Amazon.com in the early DVD days (98/02) for R1 discs but found that packages started getting hit by customs too often for comfort so looked around for other options. DVDPacific have been great.
     
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    Hmm, well my first experience has not gone well :( They mailed me yesterday night from my first order placed last week to say my CC had been declined???? No reason whatsoever why it would be, funds ok, address ok sec no. ok so have mailed them back to try and find out what is going on? Can give them other CC details if needed but does seem odd as always use this card for DVD purchases and with all sorts of suppliers and am always meticulous over info typed in to new purchases so all a bit strange :confused:
     
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    looks like dvd soon has gone!

    i used them loads back in late 2003 early 2004

    never had any problems

    oh well i'll try pacific


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