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Topic # 220189 30-Jul-2017 13:15
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Hi everyone,

 

I've been buying my Blu-rays from Mighty Ape for what seems like an eternity but now I wish to buy from somewhere else. The problem is that I'm not familiar with the market and I'm struggling to find other sellers.

 

JB Hi-Fi and The Warehouse seem to have a very limited selection. There's a "Wow HD" but the prices are very high (and there's a note about the movies being region A so I assume that they're sent from overseas and won't arrive overnight).

 

So what's the best way to get Blu-rays on release date these days?

 

Thanks :)


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  Reply # 1833713 30-Jul-2017 13:44
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IMHO your question is a contradiction in terms.

 

WowHD used to have good prices but haven't for quite a while. Warehouse used to be good, sometimes $28 for new release BR but now it seems to be $34ish.

 

Seem to get more and more stuff from the company named after that big river. Got Moana BR the other day for $16, but that was averaged together with some cheaper BR's in the same order.

 

Don't think there is a single source here for BR, especially new release, I just chug my way through a list of the usual suspects - Warehouse, JB, MightyApe but generally try to be patient till they're not so new any more.





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  Reply # 1833714 30-Jul-2017 13:48
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Pretty much The Warehouse, JB Hifi and Mighty Ape are the best places to look.

 

Also consider JB Hifi Australia if you are struggling to find titles you want in NZ


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1833730 30-Jul-2017 14:26
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like my initial suspicions were right; not much choice :(


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  Reply # 1833732 30-Jul-2017 14:28
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Had any luck with TradeMe?




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  Reply # 1833740 30-Jul-2017 14:47
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I suspect (but haven't confirmed) that that won't handle the "on release date" part. The plan here is to get new movies and then play them on our Friday night movie get-togethers some friends and I do - and I've learned from experience that some Trade Me sellers will faff around for several days!

 

I might just have to bite the bullet and keep using Mighty Ape. I've had a bit of a "falling out" over them refusing to let me return a product that wasn't as advertised, but that's more for the grizzle thread...


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  Reply # 1833746 30-Jul-2017 15:12
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They dont sell. I know so few people with a bluray player compared to when dvd was a thing. Most have one because its in their console, still never really put movies thru them.

 

Movies on disc take a lot of shop space up at the warehouse and from speaking to someone there, they do stuff all trade for the space they take up compared to the other departments. I expect that it will slowly fade away to just a tiny portion like CDs have.





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  Reply # 1833802 30-Jul-2017 16:14
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Have you had a look at arovideo?






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  Reply # 1833829 30-Jul-2017 17:47
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Amazon.

 

Seems to have a good selection at reasonable pricing. Best to buy a few at once (while staying under the customs GST threshold) to make the shipping economical.


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  Reply # 1833833 30-Jul-2017 17:56
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http://www.nzgameshop.com/blu-ray

 

That's where I occasionally buy my games from, but I wouldn't have a clue if their blu-ray pricing is competitive. It's around 1 - 2 weeks for delivery. I have no idea when it comes to blu-ray regions, but it's listed on each page. I've had Mighty Ape reduce their price on games when I've price matched with NZgameshop, so that could be another option.




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  Reply # 1834497 31-Jul-2017 19:16
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@HowickDota:

 

Have you had a look at arovideo?

 

 

The few movies that I looked at were very expensive :(

 

@JimmyH:

 

Amazon.

 

Seems to have a good selection at reasonable pricing. Best to buy a few at once (while staying under the customs GST threshold) to make the shipping economical.

 

 

That meets neither the "NZ" nor the "on release day" criteria. In fact my latest Amazon order took seven weeks to arrive and then had a broken case (see the grizzles thread).

 

@Sam91: It's around 1 - 2 weeks for delivery. [...] I've had Mighty Ape reduce their price on games when I've price matched with NZgameshop, so that could be another option.

 

 

Looks like another foreign one, so again probably not much luck with getting stuff quickly. On the other hand the price matching could be useful so thanks for that.


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  Reply # 1834678 1-Aug-2017 09:04
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Any reason your not considering apple movies / microsoft video / google play movies for "on release day"?

 

I know that Blu-ray still offers the best picture (and sound) quality there is but the online streaming options seem pretty good quality. Even Netflix streaming of HD content through either full HD plasma or full HD projector is a pretty decent picture, certainly "good enough" and "only" normal digital sound is equally still very good.

 

Seems you can either build a bridge and get over your spat with Mightape who offer release day deliveries, order online from the big red shed and take your chances on delivery day or at worst, actually go to the store for "must buy" titles where they have them on release day.

 

I'm assuming that when you are looking for range, you aren't necessarily talking about the latest blockbusters? Outside the movies distributed by the majors (Roadshow, Sony, Universal, Warners), most retailers aren't likely to stock much (Rialto and lesser titles), these used to be the domain of the humble video shop rather than retailers. Have a look here http://www.gde.co.nz/ , they are the distributor for a lot of the smaller films. I don't know if they deal direct but they may be able to help point you to somewhere that does stock their films.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1834746 1-Aug-2017 09:57
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sen8or:

 

Any reason your not considering apple movies / microsoft video / google play movies for "on release day"?

 

I know that Blu-ray still offers the best picture (and sound) quality there is but the online streaming options seem pretty good quality. Even Netflix streaming of HD content through either full HD plasma or full HD projector is a pretty decent picture, certainly "good enough" and "only" normal digital sound is equally still very good.

 

The simplest answer is that I don't trust them. I've "bought" content from Apple and Microsoft in the past only to have it disappear when they've lost the rights to it. In Apple's case I was able to restore from backup, but in Microsoft's I wasn't as the file had to be validated against MS' servers and this failed.

 

On a more basic level I don't currently have an Ethernet connection in my home theatre, and with concrete walls Wi-Fi isn't reliable.

 

sen8or: Seems you can either build a bridge and get over your spat with Mightape who offer release day deliveries

 

This is probably the best idea. I started this thread with the assumption that I'd overlooked something, but it does seem like there really aren't any "proper" competitors to MA :(

 

Thanks to everyone for your responses. I'm prepared to call this question "resolved".


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  Reply # 1840674 7-Aug-2017 17:22
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Sam91:

 

http://www.nzgameshop.com/blu-ray

 

That's where I occasionally buy my games from, but I wouldn't have a clue if their blu-ray pricing is competitive. It's around 1 - 2 weeks for delivery. I have no idea when it comes to blu-ray regions, but it's listed on each page. I've had Mighty Ape reduce their price on games when I've price matched with NZgameshop, so that could be another option.

 

Anyone had any problems with nzgameshop? It just they are the only ones that have the DVD boxset I want for a good price.

 

freitasm:

 

Blu-ray on Amazon (Geekzone aff link).

 

 

Sorry to expensive and slow in this case

 

 





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  Reply # 1840691 7-Aug-2017 18:01
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...never had any problems buying from nzgameshop (your mileage may vary, past performance is no guarantee of future success, etc, etc)





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