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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 Completely Average High School Student

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

    Rosencrantz Death Scythe

    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 Death Scythe

    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 Death Scythe

    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 Kiznaiver

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

    HWR Student Council President

    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 Magical Girl

    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.