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Old 01-03-2007, 12:54   #1
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Best site to buy HD-DVD from outside UK?

Might be better placed in suppliers, but I thought I would get a more knowledgable repsonse here.

It is VERY apparant that HD-DVD availabilty is a darn sight better outside of the UK, and seeing as the HD-DVD drive I have bought from the forum is region free, I'll make full advantage of that fact.

Who is best for price, customs, delivery etc. I haven't shopped for region 1 dvd's so I'm a little unknowing when it comes to shopping outside of the UK.

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Old 01-03-2007, 13:49   #2
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DVDPacific are the best direct import route. www.dvdpacific.com

Warner catalogue HD DVDs are roughly £11.90 delivered via surface mail (7-14days average, though usually 7-10). Universal catalogue HD DVDs a little more at roughly £12.50 average via surface mail. The new releases with a $40 SRP usually work out at £15 to £16 delivered.

Just make sure you choose the "Hold until complete" shipping option and order everything separately to avoid customs. If you choose any other shipping option, they'll combine the orders to save you on shipping charges, but this will push your orders over the customs limit.

If you want to use a UK based supplier then you'll be paying more. www.dvdworldusa.com are quite well regarded around here. www.axelmusic.com are a good european based supplier who sometimes have good prices on their titles.
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DVDPacific are the best direct import route. www.dvdpacific.com

Warner catalogue HD DVDs are roughly £11.90 delivered via surface mail (7-14days average, though usually 7-10). Universal catalogue HD DVDs a little more at roughly £12.50 average via surface mail. The new releases with a $40 SRP usually work out at £15 to £16 delivered.

Just make sure you choose the "Hold until complete" shipping option and order everything separately to avoid customs. If you choose any other shipping option, they'll combine the orders to save you on shipping charges, but this will push your orders over the customs limit.

If you want to use a UK based supplier then you'll be paying more. www.dvdworldusa.com are quite well regarded around here. www.axelmusic.com are a good european based supplier who sometimes have good prices on their titles.
Excellent, just the type of info I was looking for!
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Old 01-03-2007, 14:09   #4
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I'll second that for Dvdpacific - ordered 12-14 titles from them so far - longest about 8 days - shortest 4.
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If you want to use a UK based supplier then you'll be paying more. www.dvdworldusa.com are quite well regarded around here. www.axelmusic.com are a good european based supplier who sometimes have good prices on their titles.
dvdworldusa are based in the US surely? Great service from them either way, and ditto axelmusic, who are my current faves.
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Yeah me too! Thanks!
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dvdworld are my fave, never been let down or hit by customs and they have a quicker turnarounf than dvdpacific in my experience.

you could do what I did at first and order a couple from each and see who you rate highest.
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I've just got V for Vendetta from alexmusic for £11.14 inc P&P and paid by paypal (Bonus as I'm creditcardless) I even made 6p in the conversion.
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Amazon.co.uk
Most US imports are available for £11.50 + £1.24 p&p
Caimen marketplace seller is very reliable.

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DVDPacific I usually use, I wish they would hurry and list Children of Men.

********* is also good, if you want them quickly then use these.
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Amazon (caimen) works out cheaper for me, though it takes 7 days for delivery.

Please note that limit your order value to £18 or less to avoid customs charges.

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Amazon.co.uk
Most US imports are available for £11.50 + £1.24 p&p
Caimen marketplace seller is very reliable.
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Old 01-03-2007, 22:26   #13
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DVDPacific I usually use, I wish they would hurry and list Children of Men.

********* is also good, if you want them quickly then use these.
But only if you know who ********* are! Anyway, I haven't found them to be all that quick recently, in fact I wish there was a reasonably-priced, UK-based supplier.
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Old 01-03-2007, 22:48   #14
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Discussions about that supplier are prohibited as per the FAQ so please don't make us take action by continuing this line of the topic.
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Sorry, sorry, sorry....I thought that by letting the censor do its job I was circumventing that type of problem. Sorry!
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