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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by grim_tales » 09 Aug 2013, 12:11

Recieved:

Fist of Fury/Game of Death Japanese versions (thanks Sam) :D

Sent my Pinocchio BD to Disney for a replacement, see what they do with it...

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by gasteropod » 10 Aug 2013, 17:27

Received: Possession (Second Sight Blu-ray)

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Unread post by grim_tales » 14 Aug 2013, 15:46

Recieved: The Lion King Diamond Edition BD (USA)

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Unread post by saltysam » 14 Aug 2013, 21:03

Received: Action Jackson BD
Body Double BD
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Unread post by grim_tales » 15 Aug 2013, 15:44

Recieved: The Evil Dead (original): Steelbook BD

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Unread post by grim_tales » 20 Aug 2013, 10:28

Recieved: Score (1995) (DVD)

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Unread post by gasteropod » 20 Aug 2013, 13:17

Bought Oblivion (UK Blu-ray) yesterday, didn't like the Frame packaging as the spine has no title on it, so went to Tesco and bought it in a standard Blu-ray case and returned the other one to HMV today.

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Unread post by grim_tales » 22 Aug 2013, 09:45

Ordered: New HDMI cable

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Unread post by grim_tales » 23 Aug 2013, 20:22

Recieved: The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu Ray)

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Unread post by grim_tales » 28 Aug 2013, 11:34

Got an email back from Disney and they honoured the replacement program. Fingers crossed.

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Unread post by saltysam » 29 Aug 2013, 17:05

Received The Savage Five german BD Mediabook
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Unread post by grim_tales » 14 Sep 2013, 11:47

Recieved: a customs charge :(

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by Markgway » 14 Sep 2013, 11:54

grim_tales wrote:Recieved: a customs charge :(
For what... from where?
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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by grim_tales » 14 Sep 2013, 17:46

Think it must have been for Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (BD) from Amazon.com
Over the limit but only just (about 70p) :mad:

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by Markgway » 14 Sep 2013, 19:56

1p is all it takes with those gits.
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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by saltysam » 15 Sep 2013, 15:36

Amazon are a customs magnet-i've been (touch wood) lucky with importcds lately...getting through unscathed.usually a bit cheaper than amazon as well.
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Unread post by Shingster » 15 Sep 2013, 18:59

How are you calculating the £15 limit in dollars Grim? You should use HMRC's official conversion rates for the specific month you are ordering to make sure you don't get stung. I think Amazon.com have removed the option to checkout in pounds for certain credits cards haven't they? I know the last time I went to place an order a few days back they wouldn't let me choose the £ option on my Barclaycard.

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by Markgway » 15 Sep 2013, 21:39

If I was unsure about a limit I'd use the Global option.

I'd rather pay Amazon an extra few quid (which might get refunded) than be lumbered with an additional £8 Post Office charge.
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Unread post by grim_tales » 15 Sep 2013, 23:58

Thanks Shing :) At the time it shipped - August? - I think it was $1.5357 (so $1.54) = £1.
I always check out in $ from Amazon.com, their self imposed rate changing from $ to £ is even worse, imo.
I use www.xe.com to check what the limit is in US$ :)

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by Shingster » 16 Sep 2013, 02:36

XE.com's rates are the most accurate technically, but unless you have a credit card that has an equally accurate £ to $ conversion rate and they don't charge a small percentage for handling $ transactions, then the XE.com figure is never an accurate representation of what you pay Grim, it will always give you better rates than what you'll actually pay. Amazon.com's rates too are never as good as XE.com, that's why you think you're paying less when you go for the $ option at amazon & calculate the £ cost at XE, but in reality your bank still has to process that $ order and it may have worse conversion rates than Amazon, so in the end it may have been better to choose the £ option at amazon anyway. (I know this is getting confusing, it's hard to explain! :D)

Anyway, regarding the customs rate, you have to estimate when customs will have the item in front of them, not when the product shipped. For instance if you place an order on August 26th and it ships on the 27th, it might be September by the time customs have the product, so you actually have to apply the September conversion rates, not the August.

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by grim_tales » 16 Sep 2013, 16:51

Unfortunately my CC charges a bit for converting £ to $ :(

Thinking of getting this poster for my wall :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Police-Story-Ja ... ory+poster

Japanese film poster art often looks more interesting than UK/US art :D

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by HungFist » 16 Sep 2013, 18:30

grim_tales wrote:Unfortunately my CC charges a bit for converting £ to $ :(

Thinking of getting this poster for my wall :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Police-Story-Ja ... ory+poster

Japanese film poster art often looks more interesting than UK/US art :D
Unless I'm completely mistaken, that's not the Japanese poster...

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by grim_tales » 16 Sep 2013, 20:56

Ah my bad, its the HK poster :oops:
Think I prefer the HK one to be honest, though I do like the Japanese posters for Bruce Lee movies :)

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread post by Markgway » 16 Sep 2013, 22:50

This is a cooler poster:

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

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