Where to Buy Anime in the UK (was Anime Online Retailers)

Discussion in 'Anime Industry Discussion' started by CDAdair, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Rui

    Rui Karamatsu Boy Administrator

    Re: Where To Buy Anime In The UK (was Anime Online Retailers

    Zavvi have some good deals but they tend to be slow and don't package things brilliantly. If you don't mind waiting and it's a good price, it can be worthwhile.

    R
     
  2. black1blade

    black1blade Thousand Master

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    Probably just pay £10 extra for amazon-thanks.
     
  3. demonix

    demonix Adventurer

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    UP have fixed the issues that firefox and opera users have had accessing the secure sections of the site, so requiring the use of google chrome to access account information and placing orders is no longer required.
     
  4. Titan

    Titan Time-Traveller

    Re: Where to Buy Anime in the UK (was Anime Online Retailers

    When logging into either my UP1 or UP1 (USA) account I keep getting a warning message at the top of the page saying that I'm accessing my account through a unsecured connection.

    Is anyone else getting this message? or is it just me?
     
  5. Just Passing Through

    Just Passing Through Guild Member

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    Getting it too. Looks like a bug from the upgrade (in the display), as the url is still https.
     
  6. Just Passing Through

    Just Passing Through Guild Member

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    Sent them an e-mail, looks to be a glitch in the Matrix. Their web admin guy is on it.
     
  7. Titan

    Titan Time-Traveller

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    That's good to know. Thanks Just Passing Through.
     
  8. britguy

    britguy Za Warudo

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    Hi, in peoples experience, how long does an item on "special order only" take to ship/arrive from UP1. Looking to buy the Madoka Movies set from Aniplex and can't seem to find anywhere else to buy it from :/
     
  9. Y2Johnny

    Y2Johnny School Idol

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    It really depends, IIRC, I had two to three special orders from them and two were about 2-3 weeks before they were sent, whilst another one took about nearly 3 months. I think it would be best to just mail them and get an estimate :/
     
  10. demonix

    demonix Adventurer

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    If you're talking about the import version then it's likely never to get to them since TRSI doesn't list it anymore, but if it's the US LE set then it could take anything from a week or longer depending on availability of stock (and since TRSI has stock it's likely to be sent within a week or so).
     
  11. Just Passing Through

    Just Passing Through Guild Member

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    Play.com is closing down and transferring everything to Rakuten.co.uk. Shame Rakuten costs twice as much for most of the DVDs and Blu-rays I want to buy.
     
  12. Lutga

    Lutga Mad Scientist

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    Not really a surprise I suppose - hope this doesn't affect the MVM DOTW though as I ordered them via Play
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Thousand Master

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    You can order from MVM via Rakuten, I got Samurai Champloo Blu-Ray from them but postage is added after where as Play.com it was included in the price.
     
  14. elaniel

    elaniel Vampire Ninja

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    End of an era. Well, when they went to a marketplace only it was. Shame to see it go as Rakuten (barring a few sellers) have much higher prices. Obviously because of the frequent vouchers / discounts they offer. It doesn't tend to make it very worthwhile barring the odd exception.
     
  15. ayase

    ayase Godhand

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    I hadn't used Play in years anyway. Didn't it just basically turn into a version of Amazon marketplace (except one where everything was more expensive)?
     
  16. st_owly

    st_owly Guild Member

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    I used it about a year ago when they had the DVD of Summer Wars for about £4 including postage, but that's the only time I've ever used it.
     
  17. demonix

    demonix Adventurer

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    You can blame the scumbags in the government for that when they closed the loophole where tax wasn't charged for items coming in from Jersey if you had an exemption stating that tax had already been charged (if I remember correctly).
     
  18. ayase

    ayase Godhand

    Re: Where to Buy Anime in the UK (was Anime Online Retailers

    Ah yes, I remember. That clever move by our benefactors to support British business that basically killed Play and HMV's online business stone dead, eliminating the home-grown competition to Amazon in one fell swoop.

    Still, I'm sure it stimulated the economy (of Luxembourg) and stopped those dastardly tax dodgers (who were saving the odd couple of quid in VAT on DVDs).
     
  19. Shiroi Hane

    Shiroi Hane Dragon Knight

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    Amazon was shipping everything from Jersey as well though, via "Indigo Starfish", so they were on the same playing field then in terms of competition.
     
  20. demonix

    demonix Adventurer

    Re: Where to Buy Anime in the UK (was Anime Online Retailers

    Only certain items came via indigo starfish, so it didn't affect them that much (it always mentioned if an item came from indigo starfish).