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Topic # 86553 8-Jul-2011 10:26
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I have just ordered the box set of all 3 movies from Amazon UK for NZ $75 including postage. 

Cheapest price that I have found for this boxset in New Zealand is $120!   Whilst I would like to support local retailers whenever possible, ridiculous pricing differences such as this, make it very hard to do so.

I have over 700 blu ray movies and I reckon about 80% of them are imported from overseas.   This percentage has increased in recent times, particularly with the strength of the NZ dollar, and the free shipping options offered by Amazon UK and Zavvi in the UK also

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  Reply # 490976 8-Jul-2011 10:38
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JB Hifi does have it with the replica ring though! Is it worth $45? Probably not.

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  Reply # 491071 8-Jul-2011 13:33
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20 years of dilbert book. NZ$61 with free shipping from amazon.co.uk.

On fishpond its NZ$169.

$108 extra dollars...

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  Reply # 491139 8-Jul-2011 15:35
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Yup, my MS training books were $100+ in NZ, $60 from Amazon inc shipping




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  Reply # 491243 8-Jul-2011 19:11
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Yup, stuff overseas is cheaper, dead horses need flogging.
Next please.

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  Reply # 491364 9-Jul-2011 11:39
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MarkX: I have just ordered the box set of all 3 movies from Amazon UK for NZ $75 including postage.  

Cheapest price that I have found for this boxset in New Zealand is $120!   Whilst I would like to support local retailers whenever possible, ridiculous pricing differences such as this, make it very hard to do so.

I have over 700 blu ray movies and I reckon about 80% of them are imported from overseas.   This percentage has increased in recent times, particularly with the strength of the NZ dollar, and the free shipping options offered by Amazon UK and Zavvi in the UK also


Were they having a sale when you bought it? I checked their prices when LOTR came out and it worked out to be $110NZD, that made JBhifi's price of $120 not seem so bad especially considering it came with the ring.
My friend bought it the other day and I was quite disappointed with it. 9 out of the 15 disks are dvd's and they still managed to not fit any of the whole movies on a single disk. I think I'll wait until the price drops significantly.

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  Reply # 491391 9-Jul-2011 12:52
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It's on sale now for ?45 plus they take the VAT off.

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  Reply # 491412 9-Jul-2011 14:08
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bazzer: It's on sale now for ?45 plus they take the VAT off.


Where? Amazon UK is listing the price for me at £56.99. 

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  Reply # 491539 9-Jul-2011 23:07
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I guess it's gone back up.

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  Reply # 492144 11-Jul-2011 18:09
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Was going to buy this until I saw the god awful PQ. The blue tinge looks disgusting. Will stick with the Theatrical Cuts until the re issue and remaster with the hobbit.

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  Reply # 492251 11-Jul-2011 23:07
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Kopkiwi: Was going to buy this until I saw the god awful PQ. The blue tinge looks disgusting. Will stick with the Theatrical Cuts until the re issue and remaster with the hobbit.


Can't be as bad as the original bluray release.  Fellowship just looks awful on it.

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  Reply # 492315 12-Jul-2011 09:14
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Hobchild:
bazzer: It's on sale now for ?45 plus they take the VAT off.


Where? Amazon UK is listing the price for me at £56.99. 

Check again...

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  Reply # 492330 12-Jul-2011 09:42
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I'm sure I saw it at the Weta Cave for $169 last week.

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  Reply # 492359 12-Jul-2011 11:05
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Blue-tinge? Can't say Ive noticed it myself, was it on a display that you are familiar with?

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  Reply # 492369 12-Jul-2011 11:32
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bazzer:
Hobchild:
bazzer: It's on sale now for ?45 plus they take the VAT off.


Where? Amazon UK is listing the price for me at £56.99. 

Check again...


Excellent, they must have recently restocked.

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  Reply # 492376 12-Jul-2011 11:53
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Never seen them, any good?

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