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Offline kissakiwi

Waar koop je je DVD's????
« on: February 13, 2002, 06:26:26 »
There are so many online/offline DVD stores around that it is hard to know which one(s) is/are the best to use.

Can I have some of your opinions?

Following criteria are important to me:
1. Price (of course)
2. Shipping Costs
3. Shipping Duration
4. Region 1's and/or Region2's?
5. You experience. e.g. time you have to wait before DVD arrives etc (assuming an online order)

I hope this is something I can ask FrankD/Garmt.

My personal experinece has been with the following:

Have used www.play.com and video-now.com. Play.com based in Jersey Channel Islands, have good prices on Region 2 DVD's (approx. < 10 GBP) whereas Region 1's are usually 15.99, 16.99 or 17.99 (all GBP's). Both are free shipping.
I usually have the DVD 7-10 days after ordering. (why it take's so long I dont know, as they ship almost immed.)

Video-now (cant seem to find them anymore) were based in Canada. Prices were 'slightly' cheaper than Play (for Region 1's of course) but delivery time was very eratic. Sometimes up to 3 weeks! so I quit using them. They also had free shipping.

I tend to buy DVD's from 5-10 at a time, although every now and then I buy then singularly. This would be an important factor if shipping costs are necessary and are based upon weight.

Would love to hear what you and use and your opinions.
Thanks.
Collin
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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2002, 06:48:15 »
Hi Collin!

First of all I use www.dvdpricesearch.com to locate the best price I can get for a particular title (add shipping-destination in preferences).
Approximately 8 out of 10 times the best price is to be found at www.dvdboxoffice.com (Canada). What I like about them is that they never put the actual price on the invoice. They also write "used CD" on the bogus invoice. 8)
This is very helpfull to escape any custom/taxes, which is offcourse very  8) 8) 8) . Another thing is that box-sets always come through. The same "invoice-technique" is used.

Expect a deliverytime of a about 2 - 2,5 weeks (I live in Am$terdam).

Worldwide shippingcharge is included in the price.

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2002, 09:53:58 »
Hi Collin,

Like Chendy, I also order my DVD's at DVDBoxoffice.com
The price listed on the site is exactly what you pay: no international shipping costs or quotom charges.

No fiddling with customs, unmarked packages. Simple.
Although I'm not sure if they also sell Region 2 discs (i never looked for it).

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2002, 10:19:22 »
I also buy at DVDBoxoffice.com. They don't sell Region 2 discs. I buy R2 mostly at play.com and at the "Mediamarkt".  To avoid ALL custom costs, place only one DVDs in each order. Because neither dvdboxoffice.com or play.com charge any shipping costs, shipping one disc at a time is not an issue at all. Ordering one DVD at a time also prevents regular visits at the post office, which I think is a big plus.
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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2002, 13:03:16 »
I also use DVDBOXOFFICE.

I have ordered there for over a year, and when I lost some packages they replaced them without problems.

Before that I always ordered from DVDexpress, but they are expensive, and have high shipping costs.

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2002, 03:42:49 »
Hello,

I also used dvdboxoffice however the delivery time is a little bit to long. ;)

Video Now is out of the question they charged your credit card first en they will not deliver your dvd's at all.
I'm not sure but the webmaster of dvd price search.net has removed them from the data base because a lot of customers have troubles with this store.

Another store with quick delivery times www.absound.ca and also the austria store www.ezydvd.com.au are very nice stores to order.
Forgive my english writing ;).

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2002, 04:31:49 »
Hi Collin,
Well, story getting kinda boring probably, but I also use mostly dvdboxoffice. But if u (or your GF :D) need r2 disks to get online. http://www.dvdstreet.infront.co.uk/ is a good option. It's a store located in the UK so r2 but not always dutch subs, so check b4 you buy.

regards,

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2002, 04:43:13 »
I don't think he cares for Dutch subtitles


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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2002, 10:14:29 »
That's why I said GF behind that (he has a dutch girlfriend).

But ur right, i don't think he cares about dutch subtitles too ;)

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2002, 00:44:58 »
Wat is ongeveer de levertijd van boxoffice,ik wacht nu ruim 2 wkn op een dvd die wel is verzonden.

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2002, 01:30:59 »
Ongeveer tweeŽnhalf a drie weken, dus nog even geduld :)

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2002, 03:46:59 »
Verschilt heel erg, soms komt het hier binnen 1-1,5 weken binnen, af en toe lijkt er een soort vertraging op te treden en stroomt er letterlijk in eens voor een hele week DVD's binnen.

Het langst dat ik moet wachten is meestal 2-3 weken.

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2002, 02:43:23 »
Frank,Sylverster, et al

Actually guys my wife is Danish, not Dutch - so you were both correct Dutch subtitles do not interest us in the slightest... I always put English subtitling on for my wife anyway. (especially if it is a movie with broad English accents - e.g. Billy Elliot)

Seems that dvdboxoffice wins hands down then huh?

(Thanks a lot for all the replies. I'm gonna try 'em and see wot appens.....

Cheers,
Collin

P.S. Come to think of it I am sure I sent an order to Video Now for a DVD some time ago, never got the DVD - ummm.. never checked to see if I was charged either for that matter.. off to check bank statements..)

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2002, 08:32:24 »
I also order most of my DVD at dvdboxoffice.  Prices are excellent, however shipping isn't that fast (approx. 2-3 weeks) only 1 out of 30 shipping were lost.  After several emails they are resending it now (Moulin Rouge; ordered early nov.; shipped dec 6th; received empty envelope dec30th)

For R2 I usually shop at Play247 for the bargains. And also Makro, FRS (to get rid of my freebees) and Mediamarkt (when I'm in the neighbourhood)

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2002, 05:30:37 »
Ok,ik wilde ook gaan bestellen bij een DVD store maar is het wel veilig wat betrefd bestellen en betalen ik bedoel je moet toch je credit card gegevens geven.Bij 1 zowiezo niet die halen geld eraf en leveren niet las ik.DVD Box office en play.com zijn dit veilige stores?

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2002, 07:37:59 »
JG,

Het veiligste is: niet bestellen :).
Maar dat schiet ook niet erg op. Je loopt natuurlijk altijd een risico, maar bij dvdboxoffice gebruiken ze wel een ssl verbinding (zou veilig moeten zijn). Maar inderdaad moet je je gegevens aan een derde geven. Aan de andere kant, werkt dat altijd zo als je iets met je creditkaart betaald.
Ik heb aardig wat dvd's bij deze club besteld en nog nooit problemen gehad. Ik heb zelfs mijn credit gegevens op laten slaan op die site. Je moet gewoon goed in de gaten houden wat er van je credit card word afgeschreven, als het volgens jou niet klopt kan je het zo terug laten boeken, en dan uitzoeken wat er mis is.
Ik hoop dat je er wat aan heb.

Groeten,

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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2002, 12:10:35 »
Oke, als je al zoveel hebt besteld en er nooit iets verkeerd is gegaan dan zal deze site wel betrouwbaar zijn.
Dank je voor je uitleg.

JG Smit..
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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #17 on: March 3, 2002, 14:16:28 »
Ik heb al zo`n 40 titels bij DvdBoxoffice besteld,altijd goed gegaan. 8)
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Re: Waar koop je je DVD's????
« Reply #18 on: March 4, 2002, 02:35:48 »
Ben de tel kwijt  ;D (bestel zelfs voor meerdere mensen), en ben BIJNA nooit wat kwijt geraakt, en wat kwijt raakt krijg je weer toegestuurd na 6 weken.

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