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

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

  1. black1blade

    black1blade Thousand Master

    AOL ship box sets in boxes for what I can tell (KNK box set which is the same size arrived in a box).
  2. mikezilla2

    mikezilla2 Brigade Leader

    RE zavvi can paypal be used to apply leverage ?
  3. Rosencrantz

    Rosencrantz Dragon Knight

    Bad new from United Publications - The £ vs $ slide has finally meant they are reviewing DVD/BD prices. Had an e-mail today saying they will shortly be re-pricing, though they hope to honour pre-orders where possible.

    Rather interestingly they also seem to have re-priced their US site, I'm actually seeing a few items that I paid in £ that are now cheaper in $ due to discounts despite the poor rate.
  4. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Bah, that sucks. I still have a number of AoA Monogatari sets left, and I can't afford to buy them all before they go up.
  5. thedoctor2016

    thedoctor2016 Dragon Knight

    Yeah They've already gone up like DRR sets are up by £10 each, the older monogatari are +5 I think etc
  6. elaniel

    elaniel Vampire Ninja

    Explains why Nadesico Blu-Ray was cheaper on USA site (very close to TRSI price) and not cheaper on UK, like has been the last few months.
  7. Rosencrantz

    Rosencrantz Dragon Knight

    Looking at my order page it seems like my pre-orders have made it through unchanged, and the prices are comparable to paying in dollars now so I don't think I'll switch them over.

    What is weird however that I could now buy some sets cheaper in dollars compared to what I paid in pounds. Recently I specifically had them switch things from my US account to my UK because the US price was going to make me pay more than the UK after conversion. The obvious response to that is to up the UK price, which I've expected for a while, but they've added discounts to the US side that drops prices in dollars so that I could of theoretically saved.
  8. PilibO

    PilibO Student Council President

    Does anyone have experience ordering from Amazon Canada? What are they like for customs?
  9. HWR

    HWR Stand User

    I had a negative experience dealing with them when I ordered some Anime boxsets. Asides from customs fees, they sent items in Jiffy bags which all arrived damaged (including the Now OOP Haruhi and Ranma 1/2 sets). They sent replacements but they arrived damaged also and ended up refunding the entire order. I personally won't be using them again and opt for Wow HD and Bluraysforeveryone for imports.
    Hope this helps :)
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  10. unknownfate

    unknownfate Thousand Master

    Amazon Canada use the same shipping materials every other Amazon uses. Cardboard "envelopes" for smaller media orders, then boxes for everything else.

    Everything I've bought has gone DHL so you're not dodging anything.

    Delivery times varied from 48 hours (Negima LE set) to 6 working days so fairly quick.
  11. Robbl

    Robbl School Idol

    I can't say I'm at ease with anime-on-line sending CEs in these evelopes:

    Granted, the Persona movie CEs are relatively slim, but still, they have artcase packaging which are not hard plastic and are more susceptible to damage.
    I don't believe these envelopes are a 100% safe :/
  12. TiagoCosta

    TiagoCosta Kiznaiver

    Can anyone tell me good places to import anime(from uk)?

    I have awful experiences with amazon uk, and zavvi doesn't ship to Portugal since a few years ago. Any good alternatives out there with international shipping?

    Last edited: May 29, 2017
  13. crashmatt

    crashmatt Thousand Master

    Base.com have always been good. Their prices are decent as well.
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  14. Y2Johnny

    Y2Johnny School Idol

    Yeah, I never had a problem with base.com's packages over here. I also sometimes buy stuff from www.anime-on-line.com or www.up1.co.uk (or, when I want US stuff, www.up1usa.com) and never had a problem. Since the mail service isn't particularly good over here, it may take a while for the packages to arrive (in my experience, it usually takes between 1-2 weeks), but I never had any kind of problem with those sites.
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  15. TiagoCosta

    TiagoCosta Kiznaiver

    Can't say I heard about those, will try thanks.

    Thinking on grabbing a few shows so 1 per site to try them out lol
  16. MVM

    MVM MVM Representative Industry Representative

    Was the actual product damaged at all?
  17. Robbl

    Robbl School Idol

    Thankfully not this time, but the Serial Experiments Lain CE got damaged which was shipped with the same type of envelope + with the Persona 3 Movie 2 CE. I already got a replacement for Lain, thanks again for that :). It's really confusing to me when cardboard boxes and when envelopes are used for shipping.
  18. TiagoCosta

    TiagoCosta Kiznaiver

    So I ended up ordering Overlord from www.anime-on-line.com early this month, on the 4h of June I received an Email saying the order was complete..

    What does complete mean here? pre order complete, shipped?

    What a weird choice of words..
  19. Morbo

    Morbo School Idol

    It's not that hard to figure out. Complete means the order is now dispatched aka finished or complete.

    If I said I ate a bowl of cereal; would you need me to tell you that I used a spoon?
  20. TiagoCosta

    TiagoCosta Kiznaiver

    When it comes to a pre order is pretty misleading to me, order was 2 weeks before release.

    Thanks for the nice words, depending on the type of cereal I might not even use a spoon and just drink it from the bowl when in a rush!