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Topic # 30440 8-Feb-2009 20:17
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Amazon UK still have their 3 for 2 sale and a bunch of catalog titles have been reduced to 9 and 10 pounds. I got SWAT, Ghost Rider and Rambo for NZ$22 each including postage. Worth checking out.

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  Reply # 196128 16-Feb-2009 19:21
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does anyone want to buy casino royal US region? I bought it not realising.., what a dumb arse.




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  Reply # 196143 16-Feb-2009 20:05
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djpaubes: does anyone want to buy casino royal US region? I bought it not realising.., what a dumb arse.


You actually managed to find a "Region A" Blu-Ray, a rare beast indeed...

The copy of The Matrix I bought from JB-HiFi the other week has the American Federal warnings on it, they didn't even bother making a separate release for the local market irrespective of region encoding or otherwise. Most of my Blu-Rays are American imports, haven't hit a Region A disk yet. (Admittedly, only like 10 disks)

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  Reply # 196151 16-Feb-2009 20:55
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djpaubes: does anyone want to buy casino royal US region? I bought it not realising.., what a dumb arse.


how much?

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  Reply # 196153 16-Feb-2009 21:01
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djpaubes: does anyone want to buy casino royal US region? I bought it not realising.., what a dumb arse.


You actually managed to find a "Region A" Blu-Ray, a rare beast indeed...

The copy of The Matrix I bought from JB-HiFi the other week has the American Federal warnings on it, they didn't even bother making a separate release for the local market irrespective of region encoding or otherwise. Most of my Blu-Rays are American imports, haven't hit a Region A disk yet. (Admittedly, only like 10 disks)


Your sample size is too small Smile I have about 50odd BD titles purchased from Amazon and there are quite a few which are region A only as my friends who have local PS3's have found out to their chagrin





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  Reply # 196155 16-Feb-2009 21:19
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Go to http://bluray.liesinc.net/ to see which movies are region coded and which ones are not.  Warners is completely region free and Fox is mostly region coded.

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  Reply # 196176 16-Feb-2009 23:07
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Yes is a good list. I used to purchase all my BD from Amazon but now the dollar has dropped so much it's almost as cheap to buy them locally. So since my PS3 is US I have to be careful about the region else I will be disappointed!




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  Reply # 196211 17-Feb-2009 09:09
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I am quite glad we are Region B.  I find the 3 for 2 deals on Amazon UK are much better than deals on Amazon US and the postage is also cheaper than Amazon US.  Just wished Amazon UK used the thin Blu-Ray cases that US does.

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  Reply # 196213 17-Feb-2009 09:12
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gehenna:
djpaubes: does anyone want to buy casino royal US region? I bought it not realising.., what a dumb arse.


how much?


happy with20bucks.. I'm never going to be able to watch it.




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  Reply # 196224 17-Feb-2009 10:05
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Rhygar: I am quite glad we are Region B.  I find the 3 for 2 deals on Amazon UK are much better than deals on Amazon US and the postage is also cheaper than Amazon US.  Just wished Amazon UK used the thin Blu-Ray cases that US does.


Good point. Seems the US is the only country that I aware of that use the thinner cases (and this applied to HD-DVD's also). I much prefer them. Wonder why?

Didn't find anything of interest on the 3/2 deal at Amazon UK apart from titles that were UKP14+ so the deal wasn't so good anyway. US used to be great with our dollar being so strong - alas those days are gone




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  Reply # 196235 17-Feb-2009 10:59
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Oh and theshipping from Amazon UK seems to be faster for some reason.  My last order of 3 Blu-Rays was displatched on 11 Feb and I got it today so that was 6 days.  I only payed for standard shipping.  Had this happen twice now so pleasantly surprised.  From US always takes about 3-4 weeks.

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  Reply # 196258 17-Feb-2009 12:54
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My last Amazon (US) order was placed 20 December and still hasn't turned up!  This is a first for me. Anyway annoyingly, the titles I had in the order (a bunch of sale item HD-DVD's) are no longer in stock so Amazon can't even replace the order. I have a credit card credit, Amazon store credit and items that are still in stock reshipped but that's another month away Frown I wish they could supply basic tracking information so I can at least make some inquiries with NZ Post




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  Reply # 198588 1-Mar-2009 10:03
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Amazon UK blu rays are all either unzoned or the same region as us (region B) anyway correct?

Does that $8 and $9 price include the 3-for-2 deal? I put a whole lot of blu-rays from that promotion in my basket, and it didn't seem to make any of them free or reduce the total. Do you need to enter some sort of promotion code, or proceed right through to payment for it to actually discount them?

EDIT: never mind about that last question, I had to enter in credit card details before it applied the discount.




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  Reply # 198712 2-Mar-2009 10:16
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psk20:

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EDIT: never mind about that last question, I had to enter in credit card details before it applied the discount.



Yeah I find that annoying as well.



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  Reply # 199000 3-Mar-2009 16:46
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Warehouse are having 20% off all Blurays on 5th and 6th of March.  You need to print off this voucher and take it in with you: http://e1.thewarehouse.co.nz/view/229KWVoJJNWPW/32858.aspx



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  Reply # 199031 3-Mar-2009 19:52
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Just saw in todays JB HiFi flyer that there are a bunch of new Blu-Rays at $25. The Mummy 3 (i know it's a crap movie but some people might like it), Cloverfield, Tropic Thunder, Indy 4, Iron Man, Blade Runner - Final Cut, 2001 to name a few. I think I will check out Warehouse and JB Hi-Fi on Thursday.

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