Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by srobbo999, Aug 23, 2005.
Not a bad price for a pretty good TV series, available here
£11.49 now it seems..
is this series any good? i watched the first episode and it was rubbish..
If you don't like it, you don't like it. I watched it and really enjoyed it.
£11.49 for 6 disc box set? Couldn't resist.
Or you can get it for £9.19 + postage from dvd.co.uk via Amazon Marketplace, that is how I got mine
Arrived this morning, great value. But....
WHEN WILL THESE COMPANIES LEARN NOT TO SEND BOX SETS IN JIFFY BAGS!
Thats Sendit and Play now in my list of companies "not to buy box sets from".
Too true. Got Jurassic Park Trilogy set today from play in a jiffy bag and it too was dented. Though I can't be bothered to return it (I want to watch it too badly!). This makes me think how many of us bother to send back a slightly damaged set and how much damage do you consider as bareable?
Probably depends on the price. At around ten quid I suppose the tolerance is higher than if you've paid 20 or 30 quid.
But it's so easily avoided, albeit the packing costs are a bit higher.
My choice for box set suppliers is now narrowed to Amazon and CDWOW. Any others who have good packing?...PJ
I had my Taken set arrive from dvd.co.uk in a jiffy bag and it was pretty badly dented but for less than £11 delievered I couldnt be bothered to return it as I knew a replacement would also be sent in a jiffy bag and that it would arrive in the same condition or worse.
The worst companies, packaging wise have got to be Play.com, dvd.co.uk and Sendit who have all sent me Boxsets in Jiffy Bags.
The only companies I know of that defently use cardboard boxes for bigger items are Amazon, CDWow and Choices Direct so I always go to them first for boxsets which I know could get damaged in a Jiffy Bag.
Speaking of the Jurassic Park Trilogy, I ordered it last week from Choices Direct as I knew with them I had a chance of getting it before release day and in a cardboard box. Well it was posted yesterday so wasent expecting it until next week but it just dropped through the letterbox in a thick box and it is in perfect condition
Have to mention this though, Play.com sent me the Red Dwarf Series 5 Gift Set in a Jiffy Bag what the hell where they thinking its made of very very thin card so how would a jiffy bag offer any kind of protection at all?
I dont understand why these companies dont use commen sense when it comes to items they know will get damaged in a Jiffy Bag, surely it would be cheaper to send them in a Box that keep replacing damaged items which cost them in postage (returning the item/sending out replacement)
Yup, glad I got mine today as I ordered it from play.com almost 12 months ago !!! Well, I was tring to order the old box set but it was out of stock, then temporarily unavailable, then deleted! but I left the order on my account and when they started taking pre-orders for the new set they must have kept the same stock code as this item replaced my pending order. I'm not complaining, I only paid £14.99 Cheers play.com (so don't mind a slight dent in the box for that price!)
I did have it on pre-order with Play.com last year for £13.49 but ended up cancelling the order a few months ago. When I saw the set was finally coming out I tried to get Play to re-list my pre-order but they said I would have to order it again, was worth a try though
The first epsiode starts of badly with some very poor and silly cgi effects.
It improves markedly after epsiode 1 and really is something worth watching a few episodes in.
Unfortunately I bought Taken about a year or so ago at a much higher price!
Still don't think I've watched an episode of it yet!
Hmm Play has an odd policy. Some items will be sent Recorded, some just first class, some in Jiffy's and some in Amazon style DVD cardboard sleeves.
I really don't know why they just can't standardise things. Must be cheaper for them as they would be buying in greater bulk.
Admittedly I've had some DVD's/CD's from play in a jiffy bag but the last DVD I bought, Magic roundabout card sleeve, came in a cardboard sleeve and undamaged.
Don't know if this is new Choices Direct policy but received the first three six feet under box sets in jiffy bags. All arrived in good nick though.
BTW if the box set is damaged before sending it doesn't matter how well it's packaged! Dented Star Wars box set arrived in a cardboard box!
I realise that this is moving even further off topic but does anyone know what the difference between retail only, rental only & rental or resale DVD's are? I can only think that either the content is different or the rental DVD's are more durable somehow (c.f. Video casettes).
Retail Only means just that, they are only for Retail, they cant be used as Rental.
Rental Only are versions that Rental shops have to purchase and usually for quite a high price (£60/70) sometimes they are 1:1 copies of the retail version but sometimes they are stripped down to just the film.
Rental or Resale I would imagine are versions which are allowed to be both sold in shops and rented.
Yes for sure, but WHY would rental/retail/both be classified as such? What is it about the disk that makes it a rental only disk, or a retail only disk? Just curious.
It is to stop rental outlets buying the cheaper retail versions to rent out. Otherwise the poor studios would not make nearly enough money...
Yes I can understand that but some DVD's are labeled for rental AND retail!
So the same purchase price for both markets.
Obviously for films that bombed at the cinema and will also gather dust on the rental shelves
Looks like it's back to full price unfortunately however I managed to grab it for £8.98 from Amazon marketplace !! Nice one, never seen this so worth getting for this price!
Taken has now gone up to £42.99 at sendit.
(This must be to recoup their increased postage costs for all the dented returned box sets they had to re-send out. )
You can still get it for £13.99 though at dvd.co.uk:
Or for £8.98 from dvd.co.uk via amazon marketplace:
Still £8.98 + £1.24 p&p at amazon marketplace (dvdcouk)
oops, I see you listed it there too.
Ouch. Crushed and expensive. Bet they'll be popular...PJ
Maybe we should nickname them 'senditback'
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