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Is Amazon UK the way to go for my first foray into overseas purchasing? or is there a better alternative

amazon is equal or better than most and with free delivery and Tax removed it provides great value

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amazon is equal or better than most and with free delivery and Tax removed it provides great value

and it seems to currently be consistently cheaper than Amazon US.

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I've just noticed a few titles have gone out of stock, with a 1-2 month delivery time.

I understand that the recent UK riots destroyed a warehouse that many distributors used to hold stock and I wonder if this is the beginning of a temporary scarcity for some titles.

Shipping seems to be a lottery at the moment: some getting good durations and others lousy.

The price of some titles has recently jumped and it doesn't help that the exchange rate deteriorated.

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Updated..........

The latest purchases from Amazon UK all Freight Free;

2 x Blu ray & 2 x SACD's;

Ordered : 10 Aug 2011

Dispatched : 12 Aug 2011

Delivery estimate : 5 Sept 2011

1 package via Royal Mail

Arrived 22 Aug 2011 = 14 days early

1 x Blu ray

Ordered : 10 Aug 2011

Dispatched:11 Aug 2011

Delivery estimate:22 Aug 2011

1 package via La Poste

Arrived 25th August = 3 days late

1 x Blu ray

Ordered : 10 Aug 2011

Dispatched : 20 Aug 2011

Delivery estimate : 13 Sep 2011

1 package via Royal Mail

Not yet arrived

3 x Blu rays

Ordered : 22 Aug 2011

Dispatched ; 22 Aug 2011

Delivery estimate : 13 Sep 2011

1 package via Royal Mail

Not yet arrived

Cheers

Gary

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Order of 2 items shipped 28 Jul 2011 via Royal Mail - estimated delivery 18 Aug - actual delivery 19 Aug = 21 days.

Order of 2 items shipped 2 Aug 2011 via Royal Mail - estimated delivery 22 Aug - actual delivery 12 Aug = 10 days.

So sad that Royal Mail has gone from 4 days delivery to 10-21 days.

Damn, I just came up with a brilliant idea last night to order some BR's for Fathers Day knowing RM usually took four days.

Remembered this thread so thought i would take a peek at the latest delivery times.

Damn! :(

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my i am number 4 and rango shipped on the 22-8

must have got here late yesterday afternoon

just found it sticking out of the letterbox, packed in one of their A2 envelopes

it's raining <_<

thankyou aus post contractor, for the effort you put in into trying to make it fit in the letterbox :ninja: it would have been quicker to leave it near the door

i guess amazon uk is lucky it didn't go walkies overnight

edit

maybe my red riding hood and other movie that shipped on the 23rd will get here today :D

Edited by mcduck

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Updated..........again.........

The latest purchases from Amazon UK all Freight Free;

2 x Blu ray & 2 x SACD's;

Ordered : 10 Aug 2011

Dispatched : 12 Aug 2011

Delivery estimate : 5 Sept 2011

1 package via Royal Mail

Arrived 22 Aug 2011 = 14 days early

1 x Blu ray

Ordered : 10 Aug 2011

Dispatched:11 Aug 2011

Delivery estimate:22 Aug 2011

1 package via La Poste

Arrived 25th August = 3 days late

1 x Blu ray

Ordered : 10 Aug 2011

Dispatched : 20 Aug 2011

Delivery estimate : 13 Sep 2011

1 package via Royal Mail

Arrived 29 Aug 2011 = 15 days early

3 x Blu rays

Ordered : 22 Aug 2011

Dispatched ; 22 Aug 2011

Delivery estimate : 13 Sep 2011

1 package via Royal Mail

Arrived 29 Aug 2011 = 15 days early

Go the Royal Mail :D

Cheers

Gary

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10 days later (from dispatch), LotR/Black Swan arrives.

:)

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my i am number 4 and rango shipped on the 22-8

must have got here late yesterday afternoon

edit

maybe my red riding hood and other movie that shipped on the 23rd will get here today :D

my Red Riding Hood got here late yesterday

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Hi Guys

might I suggest we stop complaining how slow Amazon.UK is.

I just placed two orders about ten minutes apart.

1. Amazon.co.uk 1 BD movie in single pack, item cost £12.48 postage £3.68.

2. Amazon.de 2 BD movies in twinpack package item cost EUR 9,24 postage EUR 14,00.

no wonder the UK mail is slow,

at three times the cost of postage I hope the german parcel gets here in one third of the time.

Regards

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I ordered 2 Blu-Ray discs through Amazon UK on August 29. One was shipped the next day, the other was out of stock but was shipped on September 2 with an estimated arrival date of Sept 23. The 2nd one arrived today after only 4 days... Still waiting for the first one (although wasn't expecting it this soon anyway). Both were shipped via Royal Mail so go figure.

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I ordered 2 Blu-Ray discs through Amazon UK on August 29. One was shipped the next day, the other was out of stock but was shipped on September 2 with an estimated arrival date of Sept 23. The 2nd one arrived today after only 4 days... Still waiting for the first one (although wasn't expecting it this soon anyway). Both were shipped via Royal Mail so go figure.

that is excellent and has to be a record for standard shipping.

Had a package ship the 28th so hopefully will see tomorrow or Thursday as 28th was a Sunday.

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that is excellent and has to be a record for standard shipping.

I've placed roughly 6 orders with Amazon this year. Delivery has been super fast on every occasion, never a hiccup. I thought my last delivery was the fastest yet, but my most recent order is my record:

Order placed Thurs 7pm

Dispatched Sat 3am

Arrived Thurs 7am

to my door 6.5 days after order (or 4 business days).

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I ordered 2 Blu-Ray discs through Amazon UK on August 29. One was shipped the next day, the other was out of stock but was shipped on September 2 with an estimated arrival date of Sept 23. The 2nd one arrived today after only 4 days... Still waiting for the first one (although wasn't expecting it this soon anyway). Both were shipped via Royal Mail so go figure.

My other disc, which shipped on August 30, arrived today. Not quite as impressive as the first one but still much quicker than I had anticipated!

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