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I would like EVERYONE who buys DVDs to answer this 1 simple question

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by dUnKle, Oct 28, 2000.

  1. dUnKle

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    Just curious, thats all, feel free to add your reasons and hates but just let us know

    I use www.play247.com

    150+ discs ordered, no problems with any and they have POSTED MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2 as well [​IMG]
     
  2. Guest

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    I always use Amazon.com.

    1. No customs charges using WorldMail

    2. Delivery time for Worldmail is 7 days average (only 3 days more than courier)

    3. 2 discs have gone a.w.o.l. in the post, they were replaced (via courier) as soon as I info'd Amazon.

    4. Although perhaps not the cheapest up front, I always order 8 titles at a time, so postage cost is kept to a minimum ($2.75 per item - no extra charge for boxed sets like the Bond collection). Combined with the lack of customs charges I've found Amazon the cheapest for the way I order discs.

    5. Secondary reasons include a well laid out website, lots of titles, easy on-line ordering and access to cheap cd's too.

    Cons:

    A: I would not recommend them if you only go for one or two discs at a time.

    B: Slow to update changes in release date & disc spec.

    C: If you want stuff early, forget it !
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    [This message has been edited by PeteH (edited 28-10-2000).]
     
  3. tee

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    I've got about 170 DVDs - around half of which are region 1 and I've tried most of the more well known companies up until now.

    Play247 is easily my most used company, they're cheap and deliver in 3-4 days, more recently I've been using Movietyme who managed to get the Scream box set, The Ultimate Toy Box and Pitch Black to me before most retailers were shipping those titles. Finally I've been using Futureent who had M:I-2 before anyone else (?) and they seem to get DVDs to my door in around 1-2 days from ordering.

    I've tried other companies, but IMHO those 3 are the best.

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  5. Mr Twister

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    Play247 have MI2 release date as 7/11/00 are you sure they have posted it ?

    I used to use DVD Express, but after you pay for postage & tax they worked out a little more expensive than other sites. At the moment iam using Play247 and just recently placed an order with DVDBOXOFFICE. I have read many good & bad reports about them so fingers crossed that my order does take for ever to arrive.
     
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    www.discemporium.com

    Never failed me yet.

    Friendly too!

    (but about £2-3 over the odds IMHO, but hey! I'm rich!)
     
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    Amazon, Play & Future Entertainment for the same reasons mentioned above.
     
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    Problem with Amazon at the moment is that DHL is fu#king about with the shipping routes, so the worldmail packages that used to always go via amasterdam and so avoid tax, are now going through various countries (inc. Jamacia) and this means customs charges. (some packages are still going through amsterdam)
     
  9. Len

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    I use Play mostly. Sometimes DVD MOD who are also very good and occasionaly DVD Street. I think I have around 270 discs mostly bought through mail order and touch wood no problems yet.
     
  10. RMCF

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    Not ordered in the sort of quantities that some of you guys have, only around 20 or so.

    My choice: ABSOUND.CA

    Excellent prices and delivery around 7 days.
     
  11. dUnKle

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    Well its listed as posted and I have the reg del number for it as well.

    It does seem strange they still have 7/11 as a date for it, maybe it has something to do with me e-mailing them about early selling, im not sure

    But if it was posted Friday then should be here by wednesday so ill let you know
     
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    Play247 gets my vote. All DVD's ordered for them have arrived intact and on time (2 - 4 days). No complaints, they'll do for me!
     
  13. PoochJD

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    Well, as some as you may know, I don't use PLay247, and probably never will. My reasons for this are simple:

    1) They don't have much of a choice of titles, unless you go for mainstream, popular Hollywood blockbusters.
    2) I prefer more esoteric titles, e.g. foreign-language films, extreme horror titles, and Japanimation, many of which Play simply do not stock, although they probably could get hold of for me if I asked them. (Though I shouldn't have to keep requesting such types of films. You wouldn't give a high-street store your business, if all of the items you wanted, kept having to be ordered in - every single time, would you?!)
    3) Any company that didn't manage to pre-order enough titles of "Terminator 2: UE" when the majority of other R1 importers were able to, loses my vote instantly! (Yes, I know Artisan didn't manufacture enough, but how come almost every other company got their orders fulfilled without any problems?!)

    Please bear in mind, these are only MY opinions, and you are welcome to disagree with me on them, but slating me for my reasons isn't!

    Pooch
     
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    Mr Twister.

    Yeah I was surprized too. Play247 sent MI2 on 28/10/00 which was a nice surprize.
     
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    I have only recently started using Play and think they are excellent. www.video-now.com are very good, slight delay in stocking new titles though. www.encoredirect.co.uk are a very reliable, quick delivery site that I use, but Play seem a bit cheaper. Have also ordered from www.express.com (takes too long) site is excellent and includes stock levels.
     
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    I've used DVD Boxoffice for over 2 years now. But the service Has just got crappier & crappier. 3/4 weeks in most cases these days. Plus, you never know if an item is in stock or not. Also used Play247 for around a year or so. They're usually very quick, but in most cases (with some notable exceptions like T2-U, Toy Story boxset)they're quite a bit more expensive than Box Office.
    But! I've just tried Absound. Only around 70 pence dearer than BO, but from my ordering to dropping on my door mat, took 8 days. Just like the Box Office of old!
    I'll be using them & Play from now on.

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  17. andypearce

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    I've predominantly used PLAY247 (over 50 discs) and have only once had a problem (the T2 UE debacle) but don't blame Play for that (Pooch i'm sure they asked for as many copies as possible because they knew how many pre-orders they had - their supplier was probably the problem.) I've recently tried Movietyme and future entertainment to see what they are like (no sign of the DVD's ordered yet.) I had MI2 on order with Play but cancelled it on Friday and switched to Future Ent (bad move possibly!) I'll probably stick with Play as long as they don't start charging £17.99 for most region1 (which seems to have started happening recently.)
     
  18. dUnKle

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    MI2 is here.
    Postman braved the floods and I have it from play.
    Yeah the T2 thing was a bit annoying I guess you just have to be patient, but thats another thread
     
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    Duncan,

    I see it's alright for you to get discs early. I hope your emails about early selling being illegal will not make the rest of us suffer by getting our films late or not at all.

    [This message has been edited by DaveH (edited 31-10-2000).]

    [This message has been edited by DaveH (edited 31-10-2000).]
     
  20. dUnKle

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    I was just stating what I have learned from MY experience, it does not bother me in the slightest and I kinda think that release dates ( uk ones ) are pointless.

    Now that Sunday trading is as big as it is, why cant things be released then ?

     
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    I use PLAY247 and Movietyme, and haven't had any problems with either. Movietyme web site is a bit annoying though, but they do make courtesy calls when the film ships.

     
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    www.dv-depot.com

    They don't send early, but they are reliable,fairly cheap, and I have no problems at all with them.

    Cheers,

    Tom...
     
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    Ive got about 300 dvd's at the mo.
    Only bought about 10 online from PLAY
    Around 250 region 1's bought from my local computer fair.I get them about a week to 2 weeks before play or any other online store gets them.
    I pay a bit over the odds (£19) for them but,hey,i like my films a.s.a.p
    p.s i had M.I.2 last saturday [​IMG]

    [This message has been edited by Rizzla (edited 05-11-2000).]
     
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    Only ordered a few discs so far:

    A&BSound (www.absound.ca)
    + prompt, direct shipment
    + excellent prices
    - crap web site
    - no customs stealthing

    DV-Depot
    + Disc wrapping service
    + customs stealthing
    + great web site

    DVDBoxOffice
    + nice web site
    + single disc packaging and customs stealthing
    - no stock information
     
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    Did you ever change your mind Pooch?
     
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    So......

    Where's the question then?
     
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    I'm a cheapskate, so I buy from whoever is cheapest at the moment. Recently I've bought a few things from amazon.com marketplace sellers. Perhaps that's a bit more risky, but I've had no problems so far. Only annoyance was that the dollar plummeted just after I bought, so I wish I'd waited a bit. ;)
     
  28. dUnKle

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    its been SIX years

    even I forgot
     
  29. Greg Hook

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    way to dig up a VERY old post. Blimey! :eek:

    What was the question?:rotfl:
     
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    I was just about to say, theres no question asked :suicide: :rotfl:
     

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