Have Playusa gone?

Ewan154

Active Member
Hi,
Just checked out Playusa's web site and they seem to have notthing in stock.


If Playusa have gone, then it's a very sad day:(
 

Craigy

Distinguished Member
Been on the cards for a couple of months now, their last stocked title was the Karate Kid remake, absolutely gutted too mate.
 

DICKIEDUVET

Distinguished Member
I'll miss their cheap Criterion BD's, Usually a good £5 cheaper than anywhere else :(
 

mikegambit

Banned
Already being discussed elsewhere.
About 3 months since any "Coming Soon" were listed.

Requirements to import have changed drastically in 10 years so no surprise that business has slumped.

Shame though as I always used them for preorders
 

brian s

Distinguished Member
Sad indeed. I've not imported too much in quite a while but it was nice to know they were there.

Bri
 

lizparker28

Standard Member
I'm actually glad playusa.com gone. Whenever you buy anything from american sites like that they always put a expensive custom charge on top of the total amount of the item. That's why I stick to websites in the uk. AlsoI only buy from sellers that are in the uk from ebay's uk site. Good riddens that's what I say.

lizparker28:lesson::)
 
I'm actually glad playusa.com gone. Whenever you buy anything from american sites like that they always put a expensive custom charge on top of the total amount of the item. That's why I stick to websites in the uk. AlsoI only buy from sellers that are in the uk from ebay's uk site. Good riddens that's what I say.

lizparker28:lesson::)



It was a Jersey based UK site, that's why they were actually so much cheaper than most sites to buy US discs from there. You don't sound like you've used them much or know what you are talking about, so please save us the :lesson: smiley.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
They seem to be back.
 

brian s

Distinguished Member
I'm actually glad playusa.com gone. Whenever you buy anything from american sites like that they always put a expensive custom charge on top of the total amount of the item. That's why I stick to websites in the uk. AlsoI only buy from sellers that are in the uk from ebay's uk site. Good riddens that's what I say.

lizparker28:lesson::)

I never got a single customs charge on any of my orders from them. They were a very good firm that I used a lot when I was buying region 1 DVDs.

Bri
 
That's because customs were already paid and the company wasn't US based. As I said, this person has probably never ordered from them and has no idea what they are talking about. Nice for them to gloat over their demise anyway. I think it's always bad news for customers when the competition shrinks.
 

brian s

Distinguished Member
That's because customs were already paid and the company wasn't US based. As I said, this person has probably never ordered from them and has no idea what they are talking about. Nice for them to gloat over their demise anyway. I think it's always bad news for customers when the competition shrinks.

At one point my R1 discs used to come from Brussels by air mail and they used to arrive quicker than their R2 stock. I agree with you that their demise is bad news.

Bri
 
Playusa were not US based and customs were not prepaid which is why items over £17.99 could be charged .
I had several items that did get charged.
Annoying buying something for £24 and then getting an £8 charge on top - although £4 went straight to Royal Mail.

For that reason I rarely used Playusa for £18+ items although the odd one did get through

But yes ,they are back .
Worth investigating

Edit- prices don't seem very good and there's postal charges of $5 too
 
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Paul Moran

Member
directtoustore is the same mob who bought the dvdpacific name/business. I've only placed one order with them (as dvdpacific), and I was impressed with the service: prompt shipping, good packaging, actual price (excl shipping) declared on customs form. I'd use them again, if they were cheapest!
 

Richard

Distinguished Member
Anybody used the new site yet?

Seems like all the new releases will attract customs charges unlike the old Play USA pricing.

:(
 

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