Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by Kramer, Jan 12, 2008.
Amazon sale. Pick from 84 HD-DVDs here:
or 229 Blurays here:
Never bought from amazon.com before. Whats the score on P&P and import taxes to the UK?
As long as you stay under £18 before P&P you should be okay. I've ordered stuff below that price and above. Everytime it's below it's fine and only once out of several times its been above I haven't got stung by customs - so beware!
Brilliant, can anyone remember the shipping cost off the top of their head?
For a typical disk:
Standard International Shipping (averages 9-36 business days) $6.48
Expedited International Shipping (averages 6-22 business days) $9.98
Priority International Courier (averages 2-4 days) $32.98
It's also worth noting that for those that signed up for the 10%-off promotion in late 2006, it still seems to be working!
Are you certain it's £18 before p&p? I've been trying to find something concrete on the gov website but it's impossible to find anything on there!
Thanks, just found that myself . Doesn't mention shipping on there at all, I guess we're only charged on it when the value of goods is over £18..
It wasn't when I tried it a moment ago. Oh well, at
" Items: $14.49
Shipping & Handling: $6.48
Total Before Tax: $20.97
Estimated Tax: $0.00
Order Total: $20.97 " for " The Fifth Element (Remastered) [Blu-ray] " its still a bargain.
$8.97 shipping for two discs - not cheap are they! Going to risk Fifth Element and Meaning of Life in the same shipment, seeing as they're $29.48 together that *should* be fine..
Ive ordered two blu rays aswell comes to £15.40 so will be under £18 before postage +£4.77 = total $37.95 or £20.17 so no import tax.
Fifth Element + Underworld not bad £10 each.
Anyone know what price Amazon prints on the package though?
For example if I buy Casino Royale for $19.49 that's definately under £18 before postage but when I read the 3 for 2 thread Amazon didn't print the discounted price and printed the full price. So even though I'm paying $19.49 for Casino Royale Amazon prints $38.96 i.e. over limit and I get stung... speaking hypothetically of course.
Can anyone confirm this?
The "declared value" problem(s) arise during a "get one free" promotion, either BOGOF or 3 for 2 etc. Amazon don't put the total paid on the package but total amount, including "free" item(s). So, if you buy 2 @ $20 "BOGOF", eventhough you'd pay just $20 (+ postage), Amazon will mark the package as $40 (+ postage).
This sale shouldn't be a problem as there are no "free" discs, they are just reduced in price. So, 2x $15 Blurays will have the package marked as $30 (+postage).
Strange, just tried again and it's still working for me?
Wow - $14.99 equates to £7.59 as of 13/12/08 - Bargain.
Surely you won't get stung if you place several seperate orders ? Amazon are not going to bulk them together - are they ?
Aren't blu ray's region coded? Looks like a bargain if they'll work on UK players, specifically PS3's.
Some are region coded - but loads aren't
look at this link for region free US discs (region a):
Just ordered Jarhead and Traffic for $14.99 each - under £8 each!!
Those are bargains but you should check out the AVS Forum for comments on the Traffic disc, supposed to be an upconvert of SD DVD, not genuine hi-definition. Which is a shame because I'm waiting to see a good Traffic disc on
HD-DVD and £8 would have been a great price and a good replacement for my Criterion discs. I bought Jarhead on HD-DVD in 2006 for £20 in HMV, it looks great and you've got a good price there !
How much was delivery to UK and any customs to consider?
Thanks for the info guys. Just ordered a couple .
easy enough to avoid that. Just create loads of seperate addresses in your account, for instance i have one for MR DOYLE, MR M DOYLE, MARC DOYLE etc to ensure everything i want to get shipped seperately, gets shipped seperately
So you don't even have to change the address ?
Seen good reviews of the picture quality: (http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/traffic.html)
It is a tricky one as how is the picture meant to look i.e. intentionally grainy/ washed out/saturated in parts?
Came to $38 delivered. Seen a few posts saying Amazon put the full value of the discs - not the offer price - on the package but any charges can be claimed back from customs and the PO on the price you paid - hassle but worth the chance on this price.
I got Jarhead from Lovefilm last week - pic quality was amazing
Thinking I might order 'Terminator 1 & 2' from Amazon.com.
Picked up Kung Fu Hustle and Scary Movie (what a classic!!!), both under the $15 mark. Gotta stop now, this bargain-hunting is becoming some sort of addiction
I was stung by HMRC for £13.10 for the Bourne Trilogy at Christmas, I didn't mind as they had already refunded me as it took 5 weeks to arrive. I didn't ask to be refunded they just did it upon an email asking where they were!
i paid a £1 overseas transaction charge with my bank account. Won't be doing that again. Should i be using my credit card instead?
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